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Martavis Bryant Suspended for Chick-fil-A Bowl

Martavis Bryant Suspended for Chick-fil-A Bowl

Clemson, SC December 11, 2012 – Clemson sophomore wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended for the December 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl game against LSU for academic reasons. Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney made the announcement on Tuesday. Bryant has 10 receptions for 305 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. He leads the nation in yards per reception among players with at least 10 receptions.

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Football
Cougar Baseball Visits MUSC Children’s Hospital

Cougar Baseball Visits MUSC Children’s Hospital

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Several upperclassmen from the College of Charleston baseball team, along with head coach Monte Lee, visited the MUSC Children’s Hospital on Tuesday morning. Seniors Matt Pegler, Bradley Goodson, Tyler Jackson and juniors Brandon Murray and Jimmy Holton were with Coach Lee as the group took the opportunity during exam week to spend time with the younger patients in the holiday season. “It was a really humbling experience for me,” Goodson said. “When you are always caught up with the obligations of baseball and school, it is easy to forget about the important things in life. I was reminded that I can’t take any of my blessings for granted.” The group spent the morning decorating ornaments and playing […]

South Carolina Women’s Tennis Announces 2013 Spring Schedule

South Carolina Women’s Tennis Announces 2013 Spring Schedule

23 Dual Matches Slated for Gamecocks 2013 Spring Schedule COLUMBIA, S.C. Dec. 11, 2012 – South Carolina women’s tennis head coach Kevin Epley announced his team’s 2013 spring schedule Tuesday. The Gamecocks have 23 regular-season dual matches beginning in January. South Carolina gets the spring campaign underway Jan. 21 when it hosts Winthrop and USC Upstate in a doubleheader beginning with the Eagles at 10 a.m. The Gamecocks take on the Spartans at 3 p.m. Carolina has faced Winthrop the previous nine seasons and owns a 9-0 record against the Eagles. South Carolina and USC Upstate have never played each other previously. The Gamecocks then head to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend where they face Missouri in […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Tennis
Jadeveon Clowney a Consensus All-American

Jadeveon Clowney a Consensus All-American

Sophomore Named to First Team by AP and ESPN.com COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 11, 2012) – University of South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney continues to garner postseason accolades. The Rock Hill, S.C. product was named first team All-American by both the Associated Press and ESPN.com on Tuesday. Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pounder, set new South Carolina standards for sacks in a season (13.0), tackles for loss in a season (21.5) and sacks in a single game (4.5 vs. Clemson) during the 2012 campaign. He has been tabbed as the Hendricks Award winner, which recognizes the nation’s top defensive end, and was a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi and Bednarik awards. In addition to the AP and ESPN.com first-team selections, he […]

New Interior Trim Saves Fuel, Cuts Carbon Emissions and Lowers Costs on 2013 Ford Fusion

New Interior Trim Saves Fuel, Cuts Carbon Emissions and Lowers Costs on 2013 Ford Fusion

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012 – Can the trim around a window switch save thousands of gallons of fuel? It can if it was specified by Ford engineers. Ford saves a production step along with 2,700 gallons of diesel fuel, and cuts both carbon dioxide and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by eliminating the need to paint an interior trim piece Ford saves 50 percent on the cost of window switch surround BASF Corporation creates all-new resin that allows Ford to skip the clear-coat paint on high-touch interior trim piece The window switch surround in the new Ford Fusion saves 2,700 gallons of diesel fuel usage and nearly 60,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Traditionally, molded plastic pieces have […]

Model A Helped Launch Ford Motor Company on the Road to Putting the World on Wheels

Model A Helped Launch Ford Motor Company on the Road to Putting the World on Wheels

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012 – It’s no coincidence that a car named the Model A started the road to success for Ford Motor Company in 1903. Though that road – mirroring those of the time – was anything but smooth. Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company on June 16, 1903. One month later, his cash reserves were less than $250. 1903 Model A – Product Sheet (PDF) In short, the company needed a doctor. Interestingly enough, Dr. E. Pfennig of Chicago was one of three customers who came to the rescue. A much-needed cash infusion of $1,320 arrived on July 13, 1903, keeping Ford Motor Company afloat. This amount included Dr. Pfennig’s full payment and deposits from the two […]

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CofC Men’s Soccer Earns Two All-Region Selections

CofC Men’s Soccer Earns Two All-Region Selections

De Silva, Brinkman earn All-South Accolades KANSAS CITY, Kan. – College of Charleston men’s soccer standouts Sean de Silva and Daan Brinkman have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region Teams, as announced by the NSCAA.   “I’m so pleased that our program had two nominations for this prestigious list of players,” said head coach Ralph Lundy. “Both of these young men deserved to be recognized on this level. Sean de Silva was our captain and leader in many ways, while Daan Brinkman was a solid defender all year long.”   De Silva, an NSCAA All-South second-team selection, was a consistent figure in the Cougars’ scoring attack. He started in all 19 matches as well […]

South Carolina Men’s Tennis Announces 2013 Spring Schedule

South Carolina Men’s Tennis Announces 2013 Spring Schedule

Gamecocks to play 10 matches against top-30 teams. Printable Schedule COLUMBIA, S.C. Dec. 11, 2012 – South Carolina head men’s tennis coach Josh Goffi unveiled a Spring 2013 dual-match schedule that features up to 10 matches against teams that finished the 2012 season ranked among the top 30 in the country. Coming off their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009, the Gamecocks will host 16 matches this season, including seven against teams that were also part of the 2012 NCAA Tournament field. “I’m very happy with the way our schedule came together this year,” Goffi said. “Whether it’s from the level of competition or from the duration of the doubleheaders, our team will be tested throughout the season. Our team […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Tennis
World’s Oldest Ford Vehicle Returns Home to Kick Off Henry Ford 150th Celebration in 2013

World’s Oldest Ford Vehicle Returns Home to Kick Off Henry Ford 150th Celebration in 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012 – A key part of Ford Motor Company’s heritage returns home as a Model A built in 1903 is again with the Ford family, kicking off the yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of company founder Henry Ford. Considered the oldest surviving Ford vehicle, the 1903 Model A was unveiled today to Ford Motor Company employees by Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who purchased the vehicle at an auction in October. Oldest surviving Ford production car, a 1903 Model A, recently purchased at auction by Bill Ford; car unveiled as part of an employee event to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration of Henry Ford’s birth in 2013 Community picnic, special program at […]

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C.J. Leslie Named ACC Player of the Week

C.J. Leslie Named ACC Player of the Week

Holly Springs, N.C., native honored for his play against UConn and Cleveland State. GREENSBORO, N.C. Dec. 10, 2012 – NC State’s C.J. Leslie has been named the ACC Player of the Week the conference office announced Monday. Leslie averaged 17.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 80.0 percent from the field (12-for-15), leading the 25th-ranked Wolfpack to wins over Connecticut and Cleveland State. The Holly Springs, N.C., junior opened the week with a 16-point, 13-rebound, four-blocked shot performance in a 69-65 win over Connecticut at the Jimmy V Classic in New York’s Madison Square Garden. In Saturday’s 80-63 victory over visiting Cleveland State, Leslie had a game-high 19 points to go along with eight rebounds and one steal.

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