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CofC Men’s Soccer Suffers Overtime Loss to Georgia Southern

CofC Men’s Soccer Suffers Overtime Loss to Georgia Southern

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team fell in overtime, 2-1, to Georgia Southern on a chilly and windy Saturday night at Patriots Point. The loss prevented CofC from locking up the Southern Conference regular-season championship on Saturday night, but the Cougars still control their own destiny heading into Tuesday night’s season finale against Wofford. The match saw the Cougars in control of the play while outshooting and out-possessing the Eagles. After over seventy minutes of highly-contested, physical soccer, CofC produced a 1-0 advantage on the boot of Luke Huggett (Brighton, England), only to relinquish it in the 81st minute and allow the game winner in the 95th minute. “Well we have got to be strong […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
ECU Football Drops Non-Conference Game To Navy, 56-28

ECU Football Drops Non-Conference Game To Navy, 56-28

Vintavious Cooper Rushed For 121 Yards And A Touchdown Final Stats |  Photo Gallery  |  AP Photo Gallery Final Stats | Post-Game Quotes | Post-Game Notes Post-Game Interviews | Game Highlights By Bill Woodward ECUPirates.com GREENVILLE, N.C. Oct. 27, 2012 – After a wet and dreary game in which East Carolina could never solve Navy’s triple-option offense, Pirates coach Ruffin McNeill summed things up pretty well in his post-game comments. “They did a good job of executing their offense,” McNeill said. “I’m glad that game is over.” The Midshipmen ran the option attack to near perfection, scoring on all but one of their possessions until they took a knee to end a 56-28 non-conference victory at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. A steady rain that […]

Gamecocks Hold Off Tennessee, 38-35

Gamecocks Hold Off Tennessee, 38-35

Clowney’s sack, Hampton’s interception deter Volunteer rally COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 17/16 South Carolina came up with a pair of crucial defensive plays down the stretch to hold off Tennessee for a 38-35 victory on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Team 1 2 3 4 Total Tennessee (3-5) 7 7 7 14 35 South Carolina (7-2) 7 21 7 3 38 The Volunteers drove inside the Gamecock 20-yard line with less than two minutes remaining in the contest. However, sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney sacked Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray on first and 10, forcing a fumble that was recovered by senior linebacker Shaq Wilson to end the threat. After the Tennessee defense forced a three-and-out on the next possession, sophomore […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Football
Hurricane Sandy Delays Landfall Tradition

Hurricane Sandy Delays Landfall Tradition

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Hurricane Sandy made its approach to coastal North Carolina early Saturday and delayed the second day of competition in the 11th Landfall Tradition following the completion of 9-11 holes. The 17 teams and five individuals teed off at 9 a.m. and made their way through driving rain and breezy conditions before rules officials halted play at 12:09 p.m. Completion of the second round is tentatively scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Posted in: Events, Golf, Wilmington NC
Gerald Henderson Heats Up in Dallas Loss

Gerald Henderson Heats Up in Dallas Loss

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com October 26, 2012   THE RESULT The Bobcats bounced back from a 20-point first-half deficit behind the hot hand of Gerald Henderson in the second quarter on October 26, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Henderson missed all eight of his shots in the first half but hit his first six coming out of the locker room and finished with 17 points. The Cats cut it to 85-82 late before seeing the Mavs end the game on a 14-0 run and take the 99-82 win. TURNING POINTS With the Bobcats trailing 63-43 seconds into the second half, Gerald Henderson took over, scoring 13 of the Cats next 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting capped by […]

Pirates Garner No. 4 Seed In C-USA Soccer Championships

Pirates Garner No. 4 Seed In C-USA Soccer Championships

ECU Will Face Tulsa On Oct. 31 at 3:30 PM (ET) Championship Bracket GREENVILLE, N.C. Oct. 27, 2012 – Following its 1-0 overtime win over Marshall this past Thursday at the ECU Soccer Stadium, the East Carolina women’s soccer team secured the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Conference USA Championships the league announced Friday night. The eight-team, five-day event will be held at University Field in El Paso, Texas from Oct. 31-Nov. 4. The Pirates (10-6-3, 6-2-3) will play fifth-seed Tulsa in the second match of the day starting at 3:30 p.m. (ET). Just two weeks ago the two teams met in Greenville playing to a double-overtime tie, the third on the season for the Pirates. Colorado College and […]

Posted in: Events, Greenville NC, Soccer
Show Cars and ‘Go’ Cars All Part of Goodguys Southeastern Nationals This Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Show Cars and ‘Go’ Cars All Part of Goodguys Southeastern Nationals This Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte, NC – More than 2,500 classic cars, hot rods, vintage machines and muscle cars are on display this weekend at the 19th annual Goodguys Southeastern Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The show, which runs through Sunday, features pre-1972 automobiles from every generation, a giant swap meet and car corral and vendor displays with almost anything a car enthusiast could need. But what separates Goodguys from other car shows — a can’t-miss for visitors — is the AutoCross course set up in the infield. The winding course offers registered event participants to test their cars on the timed course and adds a level of excitement and fun for visitors. See photos from the event here. The show is open Saturday […]

College of Charleston Equestrian Returns to Action This Weekend

College of Charleston Equestrian Returns to Action This Weekend

GREENWOOD, S.C. – The College of Charleston equestrian team returns to the ring this weekend with a two-day Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) show hosted by Lander on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28. The Cougars seek to expand upon their lead in the newly-realigned IHSA Zone 5 Region 3. CofC leads the region by three points over second-place South Carolina after the Cougars put their best hoof forward in a first-place finish at Georgia Southern in the opening show of the season. CofC collected eight first-place ribbons highlighted by sophomore Eliza Hay’s two best-in-show performances. Hay championed the Open Fences (Section A) and Open Flat (Section B) and was the high-point rider of the day. Other best-in-show performances […]

NHL Cancels Regular-Season Schedule Through November 30

NHL Cancels Regular-Season Schedule Through November 30

NEW YORK– The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through November 30 because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.A total of 326 regular-season games – 26.5 percent of the season — were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Nov. 30.

Posted in: Hockey, Raleigh NC
Meet the Pirates: Kristine Mial

Meet the Pirates: Kristine Mial

A daily feature highlighting a member of the women’s basketball team Greenville, NC Oct. 26, 2012   Biography About Kristine Full Name: Kristine Mial Nickname: KMial Parents’ Names: Deborah Koester Date of Birth: March, 20, 1991 Favorites Athlete: Dwyane Wade Sports Team (besides ECU): Miami Heat Movie: Def Comedy Jam All-Star Series – the originals Food: Ice Cream Thing about ECU: basketball Getting to Know Kristine Hobbies: Drawing and painting What’s on your iPod? Oldies but Goodies Interesting fact about myself: I’m into sign language I got my start playing basketball in the: fifth grade The best moment of my ECU basketball career so far: earning our first win after a losing streak. It felt like a taste of success. […]