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GM and Partners Burn Rubber to Improve Fuel Economy

GM and Partners Burn Rubber to Improve Fuel Economy

National Tire Research Center to speed testing, development of fuel-efficient tires DETROIT – General Motors’ drive to improve vehicle fuel economy is expected to gain traction in January when GM engineers and scientists begin work with research partners to accelerate the development of tire technology at the new National Tire Research Center in Halifax County, Va. The world-class facility, to which GM contributed $5 million, uses state-of-the-art tire performance machinery that will enable automakers and tire manufacturers to replicate real-world emergency events and improve vehicle highway safety. By some estimates, tire design can help improve fuel efficiency by up to 7 percent. A tire’s rolling resistance is determined by variations in tread pattern, construction, material quality and processing techniques. Ultimately, […]

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Juliette Thévenin Earns Second-Team All-SEC Nod

Juliette Thévenin Earns Second-Team All-SEC Nod

Junior ranked second in the league in kills per set during SEC play COLUMBIA, S.C. Nov. 26, 2012 – Junior outside hitter Juliette Thévenin earned a spot on the All-Southeastern Conference second team, the league office announced today. Thévenin becomes the first Gamecock since 2008 to claim an All-SEC award, when Belita Salters garnered first-team accolades. Thévenin led the Gamecocks and ranked second in SEC play with 4.40 kills per set and 4.81 points per frame and tallied a .265 hitting percentage in league action, 18th in the conference. This season, Thévenin recorded the second-most kills, kills per set and attacks by a South Carolina player in the rally-scoring era, finishing her third year on campus eighth in career kills […]

BMW Motorrad presents the judging panel for the “Ride of your Life” tour. Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt will choose which bikers go on the tour

BMW Motorrad presents the judging panel for the “Ride of your Life” tour. Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt will choose which bikers go on the tour

Munich. The celebrity judges on the panel for the BMW Motorrad “Ride of Your Life” tour on the new BMW R 1200 GS are Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt. With the help of the judging panel, BMW Motorrad is looking for motorbike riders who are ready to take on the great adventure of a road trip across five continents. We’ll be giving five bikers from around the world the chance to live almost every motorcyclist’s dream. The five winners will set off on their exciting journey with the new BMW R 1200 GS at the start of 2013. Beginning in Laos, the tour then travels through New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and Europe. The tour […]

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Wilson Tobs Baseball Ticket 12 Packs for Christmas

Wilson Tobs Baseball Ticket 12 Packs for Christmas

2013 Stocking Stuffer Tobs 12 Packs! Only $50.00! Wilson, NC – If you buy 4 or more plans, your price is discounted even more to $45! The Wilson Tobs want to help you with your Christmas shopping. Starting now, the Wilson Tobs have Stocking Stuffer Tob 12 Packs on sale! This plan makes the perfect stocking stuffer for friends, family, and co-workers. Stocking Stuffer Tob 12 packs include: 12 General Admission Tickets to any 2013 Tobs regular season home games. BUT WAIT! If you buy your stocking stuffer before December 21st then the Tobs will throw in 2 more general admission tickets and a Tobs souvenir hat! Making the total plan include: 14 General Admission Tickets to any 2013 Tobs […]

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New 2014 Ford Fiesta Adds MyFord Touch with Improved Voice Recognition, Navigation and Phone Pairing

New 2014 Ford Fiesta Adds MyFord Touch with Improved Voice Recognition, Navigation and Phone Pairing

2014 Ford Fiesta comes to market with one of the most comprehensive suite of in-car connectivity technology features available in a small car: SYNC® with MyFord Touch® featuring a new 6.5-inch LCD touch screen The technology is driving up purchase consideration and appeal of Ford products, proven by internal data showing new vehicles ordered with MyFord Touch exceed expectations Ford, working with Microsoft, continues to improve MyFord Touch with new capabilities and features including more natural and accurate voice recognition, simpler Bluetooth® phone pairing and better navigation controls LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2012 – The latest trend in consumer electronics is the miniaturization of the gadgets we love, while packing them with even more performance such as a razor-thin phone […]

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Gamecocks Claim Hoops For Hope Classic Title With 74-62 Win Over UALR

Gamecocks Claim Hoops For Hope Classic Title With 74-62 Win Over UALR

Jackson posts double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – The South Carolina men’s basketball team (5-1) claimed the 2012 Hoops For Hope Classic Championship on Sunday night in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with a 74-62 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock (4-3). Senior forward Lakeem Jackson collected his second double-double of the season with 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Jackson was named to the all-tournament team and senior guard LaShay Page was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Junior guard Brenton Williams led the five Gamecocks who scored double figures in the championship game with 17. Page added 16, freshman forward Mindaugas Kacinas tallied 13 and junior guard Eric Smith posted 12 in the balanced effort. Jackson’s […]

Second Buzz Peterson Radio Show Hits Tonight

Second Buzz Peterson Radio Show Hits Tonight

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The second “Buzz Peterson Radio Call-In Show” of the UNCW men’s basketball season gets under way tonight (Monday, Nov. 26) at Buffalo Wild Wings on Eastwood Road. The weekly show allows fans and supporters to quiz Peterson about the Seahawks by attending in person or listening on Sunny 104.5 FM. The show runs from 7-8 p.m. and is hosted by Mike Vaccaro, the radio voice of the Seahawks. Peterson joins Vaccaro to talk about the Seahawks’ 3-3 start and answer questions from the audience as well as callers. The remaining show dates include Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17, Dec. 31, Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. […]

Pirates Capture Thanksgiving Tournament in 74-54 Win Over Campbell

Pirates Capture Thanksgiving Tournament in 74-54 Win Over Campbell

Britny Edwards collects Tournament MVP honors, Whitny Edwards and Celeste Stewart Named to All-Tournament Team Box Score Box Score | Play-By-Play | Post-Game Quotes GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 25, 2012 – Celeste Stewart led a trio of Pirates who tallied double-figures in East Carolina’s 74-54 win over Campbell to conclude the ECU Pirate Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday evening at Minges Coliseum. Stewart finished the game with 17 points, just one shy of tying her career-high. East Carolina (5-1) was led by Stewart’s season-high 17 points, game-best eight assists, two rebounds and two steals as well as a 15-point effort by Whitny Edwards and a 10-point performance by Britny Edwards. Whitny Edwards finished the contest with a team-high seven rebounds and two […]

Pirates Face First Road Test At Georgia State

Pirates Face First Road Test At Georgia State

East Carolina vs. Georgia State Nov. 26, 2012 | 7 p.m. EST Atlanta, Ga. TV: None Watch | Live Stats | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central Things To Know About The Game •East Carolina is going after its fifth consecutive win to start the season for the first time since the 2002-03 season. The Pirates are coming off an 82-72 win at home on Tuesday. •ECU is playing its first road game of the year after opening the season with four in-a-row at home. Four of the Pirates remaining six games are on the road (Georgia State, Charlotte, North Carolina, UMass). •Monday’s game marks the first meeting between the Pirates and Panthers since 1974. ECU won that game […]

Fans Get Great Deals, Chance to Drive The Track During Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out

Fans Get Great Deals, Chance to Drive The Track During Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out

Charlotte, NC – Fans looking for a unique twist to traditional Black Friday shopping found just that at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the annual Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out. In addition to great deals on track merchandise and gear from some of the top drivers in NASCAR, fans who spent at least $50 or donated $25 to Speedway Children’s Charities got the chance to take their personal vehicles around the 24-degree banks of the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway. See photos from the Souvenir Blow-Out, click here.