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Gearing Up for Its North American Premiere: The MINI John Cooper Works GP

Gearing Up for Its North American Premiere: The MINI John Cooper Works GP

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 28, 2012… A limited-edition road car with race track-developed technology, the MINI John Cooper Works GP is the sportiest and fastest production model ever built under the nameplate of this British premium brand. It will make its North American debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show (Nov 28), and production of just 2,000 units worldwide has begun this autumn. For the US, only 500 will be imported, and will be priced at $39,950 (includes $700 Destination and Handling charge). U.S. Pricing: $39,950 The fastest MINI ever built: 211 hp, 0 to 60 mph sprint time 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph Extensively equipped with John Cooper Works motor sport technology A […]

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East Carolina Accepts Football Membership In BIG EAST

East Carolina Accepts Football Membership In BIG EAST

Pirates Will Begin BIG EAST Play In 2014; Options For Remaining ECU Sports Being Evaluated Press Conference Clips GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 27, 2012 – East Carolina University, in a joint announcement with the BIG EAST Conference Tuesday, has accepted a formal invitation to join the league as a football-only member starting with the 2014 season. ECU will continue its current partnership with Conference USA for the 2013 campaign and remain eligible for its post-season bowl opportunities, but also included in all of the BIG EAST Conference’s future television, marketing, promotion and bowl negotiations. “ECU is excited to become a football member of the BIG EAST Conference,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “We know we will be successful and add value […]

The BMW i3 Concept Coupe

The BMW i3 Concept Coupe

The future promises even greater agility: The BMW i3 Concept Coupe. The world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe sees the BMW Group unveil a particularly nimble and emotive version of its concept for sustainable premium-class motoring with zero local emissions. The study presented at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show has been brought out in parallel to the ongoing development process for getting the first ever all-electric model from the BMW i brand ready for series production, and demonstrates the potential for conceivably extending the model range. The state-of-the-art, clean-cut and open design showcased by the BMW i3 Concept Coupe represents a pioneering form of urban mobility that makes sustainability awareness an intrinsic part of the premium profile. […]

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Bill Peterson Named Commissioner of the North American Soccer League

Bill Peterson Named Commissioner of the North American Soccer League

Veteran sports executive to lead expanding NASL into its third season MIAMI, Fla. (November 27, 2012) – The resurgent North American Soccer League (NASL) will kick off its third season in the spring of 2013 with a new Commissioner at the helm. Veteran sports executive Bill Peterson will lead the expanding nine-team NASL into a new era of soccer, while establishing the league on the sporting landscape.   Peterson, who will assume his role immediately, is no stranger to North American soccer having worked closely with MLS teams when he was the Senior Vice President of AEG Sports and Managing Director of the Home Depot Center from 2000 to 2006. Peterson helped oversee the management of numerous MLS teams and […]

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Clemson Plays at Indiana in ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday

Clemson Plays at Indiana in ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday

Site: Assembly Hall (Bloomington, IN) Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM Video Stream: BTN.com Radio: ClemsonTigers.com-Only (Tom Van Hoy, Kanetra Queen) Livestats: ClemsonTigers.com or IUHoosiers.com CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball will travel to Bloomington, IN to take on the Indiana University Hoosiers in the 2012 edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Clemson (0-5) and Indiana (5-1) will tip at 7:00 pm in Assembly Hall. The match will be available to watch online at BTEN.com, and fans can listen to Clemson’s audio broadcast at ClemsonTigers.com. Livestats will also be available. This is the sixth installment of the inter-conference battle, with the ACC winning the first four before the Big Ten earned a tie last season. Clemson is […]

Cougars Women’s Basketball Signs Two for Class of 2013

Cougars Women’s Basketball Signs Two for Class of 2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston head coach Natasha Adair has announced the signing of two student-athletes for the class of 2013. Jasmine Carter, a native of Lexington, N.C. and Breanna Bolden from Edgewater, Md. have singed their national letters of intent and will join the Cougars starting in the 2013-14 season. Carter is currently a senior at Lexington high school and plays for the Lexington Yellow Jackets coached by Lamont Johnson. Carter was the Lexington Dispatch Girls Basketball Player of the Year and an All-County and All-District selection in 2011. Carter, who plays the forward position, has scored 1,200 points and 1,012 rebounds so far in her high school career and has averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds per […]

Pirates Football Headed To St. Petersburg or New Orleans For Bowl Action

Pirates Football Headed To St. Petersburg or New Orleans For Bowl Action

C-USA Tabs ECU For Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl or R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Assignment IRVING, Texas Nov. 26, 2012 – Conference USA officials have narrowed down East Carolina’s list of bowl possibilities to two, confirming Monday that the Pirates will participate in either the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl or R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl depending on the outcome of Saturday’s C-USA Championship Game. If UCF defeats Tulsa in the league title game, ECU will head to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., to compete against a to be determined opponent at The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. If the Golden Hurricane top the Knights, the Pirates will face Louisiana-Lafayette inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome […]

Pirates Basketball Takes Down Georgia State

Pirates Basketball Takes Down Georgia State

ECU improves to 5-0 with 62-53 victory over the Panthers Box Score Box Score From wire and staff reports ATLANTA Nov. 26, 2012 – Maurice Kemp scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as undefeated East Carolina defeated Georgia State 62-53 Monday night, extending its winning streak to five games. East Carolina (5-0) never trailed, scoring the game’s first eight points and building a 31-20 halftime advantage. When the Panthers (3-3) got within a point, 15-14, the Pirates ran off the next nine points, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Shamarr Bowden. He was one of five players to make a 3 in the opening frame as the Pirates connected on 6-of-16 shots behind the arc. Georgia State never got closer […]

Charleston RiverDogs Offer Telephone Tuesday Ticket Special

Charleston RiverDogs Offer Telephone Tuesday Ticket Special

Fans Can Purchase Buy One, Get One FREE Upper Reserve Season Tickets CHARLESTON, SC – With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now completed, the Charleston RiverDogs have announced their “Telephone Tuesday Ticket Special.” The Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees are giving everyone the opportunity to “Be Your Own Fan” with the gift of baseball and fun this holiday season. For one day only, fans can purchase a 2013 Upper Reserve Season Ticket and receive a second one FREE. The deal is available only over the telephone, and it is valid only on Tuesday, November 27, from 8:30am-5pm. To take advantage of this one-day only opportunity, call the RiverDogs at (843) 577-DOGS (3647), or visit www.RiverDogs.com.

Charlotte Bobcats vs Oklahoma City Thunder – 11/26/12

Charlotte Bobcats vs Oklahoma City Thunder – 11/26/12

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com November 26, 2012 THE RESULT Jeffery Taylor scored in double figures for the fifth straight game but the Bobcats found out firsthand why the Thunder are the defending Western Conference Champions on November 26 in Oklahoma City, falling 114-69 and dropping to 7-6 overall in the standings. TURNING POINTS Charlotte played the Thunder close in the opening minutes and trailed just 9-8 before Oklahoma City closed the first quarter on a 19-4 run to take a 28-12 lead. The Bobcats shot 29 percent (5-for-17) to the Thunder’s 55 percent (11-for-20) in the first quarter, and the Cats missed all three treys they attempted. Turnovers also cost Charlotte in the first quarter as its seven turnovers led […]