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Pirates Put On 3-Mendous Shooting Display En Route of St. Andrews

Pirates Put On 3-Mendous Shooting Display En Route of St. Andrews

ECU Made a School-Record 18 Threes During Victory Over the Knights GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina knocked down a school-record 18 3-pointers en route to a 111-59 victory over NAIA institution St. Andrews inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday night. The Pirates connected on 18-of-36 triples, outscoring the Knight behind the arc, 54-9. The game was the final contest for the Pirates (6-1) before beginning final exams on Thursday. Their next game will be Dec. 15 at No. 20 North Carolina. Senior Shamarr Bowden nailed all five of his 3-point attempts to finish with a season-high 15 points. Junior Akeem Richmond also scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting behind the arc. Paris Roberts-Campbell scored double digits for a […]

No. 5 Louisville Defensive Press Too Much For Cougars

No. 5 Louisville Defensive Press Too Much For Cougars

WILL BRYAN – CofC Athletics Communications CHARLESTON, S.C. – No. 5-ranked Louisville used defensive intensity and balanced scoring to come away from College of Charleston’s TD Arena with an 80-38 victory. Louisville (7-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) forced 27 turnovers and converted those into 30 points off turnovers to hold the Cougars (5-3, 1-0 SoCon) at bay. College of Charleston was held to its lowest-point total since a 1997 game at Massachusetts when the Cougars scored 40 points. CofC vs Louisville Box Score (PDF) Four different Louisville players scored in double figures led by Wayne Blackshear’s game-high 18 points. Russ Smith scored 13 points with a game-high four assists, while Peyton Siva scored 12 points and led the team with five […]

Jadeveon Clowney Named Hendricks Award Winner

Jadeveon Clowney Named Hendricks Award Winner

Sophomore Claims Top Defensive End Award Columbia, SC Dec. 5, 2012 – The Ted Hendricks Foundation is proud to announce the winner of the 2012 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. In a season that has seen much drama and suspense among the leaders in the NCAA rankings, a rare occurrence has come to pass in the ranks of the defensive end. In fact, this is a first-time occurrence! A sophomore has won the award for the nation’s top defensive end. Jadeveon Clowney of the University of South Carolina is the Award’s 11th winner. Clowney claimed nearly two-thirds of the final-round votes, which is a new record. The five other finalists included Morgan Breslin from Southern California, Tank […]

Speedway Children’s Charities Hosts Skating Party with Charlotte Checkers

Speedway Children’s Charities Hosts Skating Party with Charlotte Checkers

Charlotte, NC Dec. 4, 2012 – Speedway Children’s Charities hosted a skating party at the Coca-Cola Ice Rink at Charlotte Motor Speedway for several children’s organizations benefiting from SCC grants. Several players from the Charlotte Checkers also attended to help the children skate. More than 60 children were able to skate, some for the first time from organizations such as A Better World, Junior Charity League of Concord and the Boys & Girls Club at the Center of Hope. Visit the photo gallery to see photos from the event.

“Join the All-Stars” Sweepstakes to Award Two Lucky Fans the Chance to Join Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin and Petty in 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Commercial

“Join the All-Stars” Sweepstakes to Award Two Lucky Fans the Chance to Join Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin and Petty in 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Commercial

Charlotte, NC Dec. 4, 2012 – Race fans, now’s your chance to join the all-stars! Two lucky fans will win a chance to appear in the new Charlotte Motor Speedway commercial for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 18, 2013. The commercial, featuring a wild west “Throwdown at Charlotte” theme that reflects the all-guns-blazing racing and exciting action featured in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, will star Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Denny Hamlin, NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and other NASCAR celebrities. Fans that act now and purchase 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race tickets before Dec. 31, 2012, will be automatically entered in the “Join the All-Stars” sweepstakes. Weekend ticket packages start at just $99 and a down payment […]

Clowney, Sanders Named to Coaches’ First Team All-SEC Squad

Clowney, Sanders Named to Coaches’ First Team All-SEC Squad

Sanders, Johnson and Swearinger Earn Second Team Honors Columbia, SC Dec. 4, 2012 – University of South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and junior return specialist Ace Sanders were named to the first-team All-SEC squad as selected by the league’s coaches, the Southeastern Conference announced today. Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pounder from Rock Hill, S.C., is second in the nation in both sacks (13.0) and tackles for loss (21.5), both single-season school records. He is a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi, Bednarik and Hendricks awards, and was a unanimous first-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press. Sanders, a 5-8, 175-pound junior from Bradenton, Fla., set the Carolina single-season record for punt return yards with 363. He was the top punt […]

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Named One of 10 FBS Finalists

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Named One of 10 FBS Finalists

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney NAMED ONE OF 10 FBS FINALISTS FOR 2012 LIBERTY MUTUAL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD   Fans Can Visit CoachoftheYear.com to Tweet their Vote for Coach Swinney and Help Determine Winners Now Through December 20   BOSTON – December 4, 2012 – At hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, college football coaches devote fall Saturdays to executing their game strategies in hopes of leading their teams to victory.  However, in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), there are 10 coaches whose dedication and commitment are felt beyond the field of play, helping to promote academic excellence among their student-athletes and through charitable acts in their communities. Today, Liberty Mutual Insurance recognizes Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo […]

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Charlotte Bobcats Preview: Keys to Beating Knicks

Charlotte Bobcats Preview: Keys to Beating Knicks

By Jacinda Ortiz and Matt Rochinski bobcats.com December 4, 2012 KEY MATCHUP vs KNICKS Kemba Walker vs, Raymond Felton Kemba Walker’s game continues to evolve in his second season with the Cats. Walker is coming off a 22-point performance against Portland on Monday, where he added seven assists, five rebounds and three steals. He leads Charlotte in scoring (16.6 points) through 16 games while dishing out a team-best 5.9 assists to go with 3.9 rebounds and 2.13 steals… Walker could have his hands full with former Bobcat Raymond Felton when the Knicks visit tonight. Felton is playing his best basketball with the Knicks right now, averaging 14.6 points and 6.4 assists. He led the team in assists in 12 of […]

Louisville Series Born Through Long-Time Friendship, Family

Louisville Series Born Through Long-Time Friendship, Family

BRANNAN LAHODA CofC Athletics Communications In the world of college athletics, family and friendships still matter. Coaching trees may branch out and siblings enroll at rival universities. But friends take care of one another, and daughters will always root for their fathers. The men’s basketball series between the University of Louisville (6-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) and the College of Charleston (5-2, 1-0 SoCon) is no exception. When the Cardinals take to John Kresse Court at TD Arena tonight to face off against CofC Head Coach Doug Wojcik’s Cougars, it will mark the biggest opportunity in the history of Charleston Basketball. The Cardinals, ranked No. 5 in the nation in The Associated Press Top 25 Poll and coming off the program’s […]

Seahawks Back Home to Entertain Cobras

Seahawks Back Home to Entertain Cobras

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW men’s basketball team plays the first of only two December home games Wednesday when NCAA Division II Coker of Conference Carolinas visits Trask Coliseum for an 8 p.m. tip-off. The Seahawks and Cobras battle in the second game of a rare doubleheader that features the UNCW women taking on UNC Charlotte in the opener at 5 p.m. It will be “Toys for Tots” night at the arena, with anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy gaining admission for just $5. Coach Buzz Peterson’s club, 3-4, is coming off a narrow 61-58 loss at Marshall last Saturday. It snapped a two-game winning streak for the Seahawks, who stand 3-0 at home and 0-4 on the road. […]

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