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CofC Women’s Soccer Seeks SoCon Championship Appearance

CofC Women’s Soccer Seeks SoCon Championship Appearance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team continues its trek towards the Southern Conference Championship with a semifinal matchup against Furman on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. (CST) on the campus of Samford. “It’s all going to have to come together for us this weekend,” said head coach Christian Michner. “We’ve certainly prepared this week but it’s been a quick turnaround with all the travel this week. Furman is going to be a difficult team. In the history of our league, they’ve been one of the premiere teams year in and year out. Friday night we expect a tough battle. Both teams know what’s at stake – a chance to play in the Southern Conference championship […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
ECU Volleyball Heads South to Take on UAB

ECU Volleyball Heads South to Take on UAB

Pirates and Blazers will square off Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. Match Notes vs. UAB | Live Stats | Video GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 1, 2012 – The Pirate volleyball team will travel to Birmingham, Ala., for a Friday evening conference match up with UAB at Bartow Arena. The match is slated for an 8 p.m. (ET) start. East Carolina will enter the match with a 1-22 record and an 0-12 conference mark after the Pirates were swept last week at UCF, followed by a close 3-2 loss at Southern Miss. Against the Golden Eagles, Nicole Willis set a new single-game record after she pounded out 32 kills in the contest. The junior outside hitter also contributed 15 digs for […]

Carolina Winter Series: Paul Brown wins at Brunswick Plantation

Carolina Winter Series: Paul Brown wins at Brunswick Plantation

Zack Byrd finishes second, two shots back Calabash, N.C. – November 1, 2012 – Hartsville’s Paul Brown fired a 3-under 69 in the final round of the NGA Pro Golf Tour Carolina Winter Series event on Thursday to slip past Murrells Inlet’s Zack Byrd at Brunswick Plantation and earn his fourth CWS victory. Brown, a former College of Charleston standout, rebounded from a first-round 74 with rounds of 67 and 69 to finish with a 6-under 210 total en route to a two-stroke victory and a $5,000 winner’s check. “I really need to thank my parents for everything they have done for me, and I also would like to thank my instructor, Mike Schroeder, for all the time he has […]

Bridgestone Winter Series: Jeff Corr wins at Stoneybrook, takes 11th NGA title

Bridgestone Winter Series: Jeff Corr wins at Stoneybrook, takes 11th NGA title

Chris Ross finished second, five shots back Orlando, Fla. – After spending the majority of the 2012 season on the Web.com Tour, Jeff Corr returned to his roots this week and continued to do what he’s done so many times before – win. Corr of Longwood finished with a 14-under 202 total en route to a five-shot win over Christopher Ross. The victory was the 11th for Corr on the NGA Pro Golf Tour and pushed his career earnings to nearly $630,000. “I had some time off after the Web.com Tour season and I just relaxed for a week,” said Corr. “After that, I went back to work and continued to work on things to get better.” It showed from […]

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ECU Men’s Basketball Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday

ECU Men’s Basketball Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday

Mini-season ticket plans are also available GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 1, 2012 – Individual game tickets and mini-season ticket plans for East Carolina men’s basketball games go on sale Monday, Nov. 5 beginning at 9 a.m. Season tickets are currently on sale with packages starting as low as $100. Season and single-game tickets may be purchased at the ECU On-Line Ticket Center or by calling the ECU Athletics Ticket Office(1-800-DIAL-ECU). Tickets for the men’s basketball season-opener versus Washington & Lee on Nov. 10 are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under. Ticket prices for regular season men’s basketball games against Methodist College, St. Andrews, and N.C. Wesleyan are also available for the same price. Individual ticket prices for […]

Teams get jump start on Classic 3 Championship

Teams get jump start on Classic 3 Championship

Gates open for fans at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday; Green flag drops at noon on Saturday Rockingham, N.C. (November 1, 2012) – While the Classic 3 Championship presented by RCR Racing Museum race weekend doesn’t officially kick off until Friday, Rockingham Speedway was abuzz with the sound of race cars Thursday.   The drivers and teams of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the UARA-STARS Late Models and the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals were on hand working feverishly to tackle the tough one-mile oval Friday and Saturday. “It (the car) is not bad,” said Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Aaron’s/ HendrickCars.com Chevrolet in the K&N Pro Series East. “We were struggling a bit for a while […]

Limited Spots Available For ECU Baseball Winter Camps

Limited Spots Available For ECU Baseball Winter Camps

Limited Spots Available For Baseball Winter Camps GREENVILLE, N.C. – Registration remains open for 2012 East Carolina winter baseball camps head baseball coach Billy Godwin announced Thursday afternoon. The ECU baseball staff will host a pair of camps this winter at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium starting with its Winter Prospect Camp (limited spots remain) and then its Weekly Winter Hitting Camp, which starts on Nov. 19. Winter Prospect Camp Dates: Nov. 10-11, 2012 Ages: Grades 9-12 Location: Clark-LeClair Stadium (Greenville, N.C.) Cost: $250 (Day Camper) Camp Description: The camp is an instructional day camp designed to prepare the camper for the opportunity to play baseball at the collegiate level. The quality of instruction will be oriented to the serious […]

Cougars Set To Host Charleston Challenge

Cougars Set To Host Charleston Challenge

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s tennis team will conclude the fall season by hosting the second annual Charleston Challenge on Nov. 2-4 at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. After hosting a successful four-team tournament last year, the Cougars welcome UNC Charlotte as well as Southern Conference foes Appalachian State and Wofford this weekend.  CofC will play a singles and doubles match each day starting with Wofford at 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday, App State at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on Saturday and UNCC at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on Sunday. “Being our last competition for the fall, we are looking forward to seeing our progress sinceSeptember,” CofC Head Coach Jay Bruner said. “It’s great to be competing in November and […]

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Dynamic Griffin III leading Redskins

Dynamic Griffin III leading Redskins

Max Henson Staff Writer Charlotte, NC – Robert Griffin III’s production speaks for itself. The Redskins rookie quarterback – who has thrown for 1,778 yards and eight touchdowns – ranks fifth in the NFL in completion percentage (66.8), fourth in yards per pass attempt (7.97) and seventh in quarterback rating (97.3). He’s been just as effective when he tucks the ball and runs, leading all quarterbacks with 476 yards and six touchdowns. Has the second overall pick been surprised by his early success? “As a competitor you always fully expect success. You always expect to go out and be successful, and that’s why you are here,” Griffin III said in a conference call. “I trained hard for this. I prepared […]

Meet the Pirates: Celeste Stewart

Meet the Pirates: Celeste Stewart

A daily feature highlighting a member of the women’s basketball team Greenville, NC Nov. 1, 2012 Biography About Celeste Full Name: Celeste April Stewart Nickname: “C” Parents’ Names: Clarence and April Stewart Date of Birth: April 28, 1991 Favorites Athlete: Dwyane Wade Sports Team (besides ECU): Miami Heat Movie: Love and Basketball Food: Pizza, cookies and ice cream Place on campus: Minges Coliseum Thing about ECU: Pirate Pride and Alumni ECU Team (other than women’s basketball): Softball Getting to Know Celeste What’s on your iPod? Usher, Lil Wayne, Drake, Wale Hobbies: Hanging out with friends Interesting fact about myself: I’m the first person in my immediate family to go to college I got my start playing basketball in the: first […]