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CofC Softball Selling ‘Restore the Shore’ Bracelets for Hurricane Sandy Relief

CofC Softball Selling ‘Restore the Shore’ Bracelets for Hurricane Sandy Relief

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston softball team has begun selling ‘Restore the Shore’ support bracelets to raise money to donate to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Cougars have teamed with the Red Cross in an effort spearheaded by Katie O’Brien, Alex Pizzoli and Valerie Cassell, all CofC softball players and New Jersey residents whose families were affected by Sandy’s devastation. The bracelets are available for $5 each and 100 percent of the proceeds are being donated to Sandy victims via the Red Cross. To purchase a bracelet, contact any current CofC softball player or head coach Shelly Hoerner who can be reached at HoernerS@cofc.edu. The softball team also runs a concession stand at all CofC men’s basketball games […]

Episode Two of Inside CofC Women’s Basketball with Natasha Adair

Episode Two of Inside CofC Women’s Basketball with Natasha Adair

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Check out another episode of Inside CofC Women’s Basketball with Natasha Adair. Each week CofC assistant director of athletics communications Jeremy Rosenthal will sit down with head coach Natasha Adair and talk about recaps of past games and look ahead to future games. The weekly show, available through the Charleston Sports Network, will also include game highlights, player features and more as fans get an all access and inside look into the women’s basketball team. In this week’s segment Adair talks about having Thanksgiving dinner at senior Cathryn Hardy’s house on the road, the Cougars new signees, her favorite food and the start of conference play this weekend. Viewers are strongly encouraged to submit questions to Coach […]

Cougars Upset No. 23 Miami (Fla.) In Five Sets, Advance In NCAA Tournament

Cougars Upset No. 23 Miami (Fla.) In Five Sets, Advance In NCAA Tournament

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – College of Charleston rallied back from deficits all afternoon and eventually pulled away in the fifth set to defeat No. 23 Miami (Fla.), 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Gainesville, Fla. The win was the first for the College of Charleston (27-7) in the NCAA Tournament since 2005 when CofC defeated North Carolina. The thrilling victory was also the first program win over a ranked opponent as the 23rd-ranked Hurricanes finished second in the ACC. The Cougars rallied from down five points in the first set and four points in the fourth set to come back and win both frames. CofC also trailed 2-0 in the fifth set […]

South Carolina Women’s Hoops Back on the Road Sunday

South Carolina Women’s Hoops Back on the Road Sunday

GAMECOCK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Gamecock Spotlight: Tina Roy Coach Staley (From Nov. 30, 2012) South Carolina Game Notes   Game Information Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 Time: 2 p.m. Location: South Orange, N.J. Arena: Walsh Gymnasium (2,600) Radio: WISW 1320 AM (Brad Muller); GamecocksOnline.com Live Stats: SHUPirates.com Seton Hall Series: SHU leads 2-0; In South Orange: SHU leads 1-0; In Columbia:SHU leads 1-0   Notes Fast Break South Carolina’s offense has been dominated by interior play so far this season. For the first time under head coach Dawn Staley, neither of the team’s top two scorers are guards as senior Ashley Bruner (12.4 ppg) and sophomore Aleighsa Welch (11.8 ppg) top the offense through eight games this season. The Gamecocks have […]

Gamecocks Men’s Basketball Host Clemson On Sunday

Gamecocks Men’s Basketball Host Clemson On Sunday

Game time set for Noon with the game to be televised on ESPNU. COLUMBIA, S.C. Nov. 30, 2012 – South Carolina returns to Colonial Life Arena after three games away from Columbia when it hosts Clemson on Sunday. The Gamecocks have won two-straight games in the series between the two intrastate rivals, and look for a third-consecutive victory in the series for the first time since the 2003 campaign. The contest will be televised on ESPNU and available on the radio on the Gamecock IMG Sports Network, including 107.5 The Game in Columbia, as well as on GamecocksOnline.com. The contest marks the first for South Carolina head coach Frank Martin vs. the Tigers. GAMECOCK MEN’S BASKETBALL Gamecock Spotlight: LaShay Page […]

UNCW Seahawks Open December with Herd

UNCW Seahawks Open December with Herd

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW puts its two-game winning streak on the line Saturday night when Buzz Peterson’s club opens December by traveling to the heart of West Virginia to take on Conference USA member Marshall at the Cam Henderson Center. The Seahawks are coming off a pair of victories over the weekend in the Nations of Coaches Classic, where they defeated Wofford and Hampton for the Wilmington division crown. The pair of wins helped UNCW pull even at 3-3 on the season. UNCW begins a stretch of three non-conference road games in four outings during a hectic time of year. Tip-off is 7 p.m. in Huntington. “We have a tough road ahead in the next few weeks,” admitted Peterson, […]

Tajh Boyd Named ACC Player of the Year

Tajh Boyd Named ACC Player of the Year

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named the overall Player of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday. Earlier Boyd was named first-team All-ACC for the second straight year and is the first Clemson quarterback to be a two-time first-team selection since Steve Fuller in 1977 and 1978. Fuller was ACC Player of the Year in both of those seasons and Boyd is the first Clemson quarterback to win ACC Player of the Year since Fuller in 1978. Boyd is the seventh different Clemson player to win the ACC Player of the Year award, the second in the last four years, as C.J. Spiller, now a running back with […]

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Rajkowski Elevated to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Brown Named Knights General Manager of Baseball Operations

Rajkowski Elevated to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Brown Named Knights General Manager of Baseball Operations

New GM Introduced at Press Conference Earlier Today at BB&T Ballpark site Fort Mill, SC – Earlier today at press conference held at the BB&T Ballpark site, the Charlotte Knights announced that Dan Rajkowski, the team’s Vice President/General Manager since 2006, was elevated to the club’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. In conjunction with that announcement, the Knights announced the hiring of Scott Brown as the team’s new General Manager of Baseball Operations. Brown, who spent the last three seasons as the General Manager of the Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, was recently named as the winner of the 2012 Calvin Falwell Executive of the Year Award in the Carolina League. “We are extremely excited to add Scott to our […]

Clemson Opens Homestand Sunday Against Jacksonville

Clemson Opens Homestand Sunday Against Jacksonville

Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (Clemson, SC) Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM Video Stream: TigerCast (FREE!) Radio: ClemsonTigers.com to start; Will pick up on WCCP-FM following men’s postgame show (Roy Philpott, Kanetra Queen) Livestats: ClemsonTigers.com Promotions: Camp Reunion Day CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team returns home after four straight games away from Littlejohn Coliseum when they take on Jacksonville (3-3) on Sunday at 2:00 pm. Clemson (0-6). The game, the first matchup all-time between the schools, will be broadcast live on Tigercast for free at ClemsonTigers.com. Sunday’s game will also be a camp reunion night, where 2012 campers will receive free admission to the game. After going without a home game since November 13, the squad […]

ECU Puts Perfect Record On The Line Against Unbeaten Charlotte

ECU Puts Perfect Record On The Line Against Unbeaten Charlotte

East Carolina vs. Charlotte Dec. 1, 2012 | 7 p.m. EST Charlotte, N.C. TV: WITN Watch | Live Stats | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central Things To Know About The Game •East Carolina and Charlotte each enter the game unbeaten. The Pirates improved to 5-0 with a 62-53 win at Georgia State Monday, while the 49ers won their sixth straight game to start the year with a victory over Northeastern in the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout last Saturday. •ECU is playing its second straight road game after opening the season with four in-a-row at home. Three of the Pirates remaining five games before the Christmas break are on the road (Charlotte, North Carolina, UMass). •Saturday’s […]