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Competition Reality Show Octane Academy, Founded by Ford, Returns for Season Two – Featuring Hot New Fiesta ST

Competition Reality Show Octane Academy, Founded by Ford, Returns for Season Two – Featuring Hot New Fiesta ST

The success of Octane Academy’s rookie season has led to a relationship with Alli Sports and a new home on NBC Sports Network, with the finale on NBC Fiesta ST delivers unheard-of performance with 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine and projected 197 horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. of torque, making it an ideal car for passionate drivers Octane Academy season two will feature the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST driven by pro rally racer and Gymkhana 5 creator Ken Block   LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 – It’s the noisy return of heart-pounding, white-knuckle excitement. Don’t blink, because you won’t want to miss Octane Academy season two, this time featuring the all-new Fiesta ST. Ford, creator of the popular motorsports reality show, is joining […]

Cougars Prepare For Intercity Rivalry Match at Charleston Southern

Cougars Prepare For Intercity Rivalry Match at Charleston Southern

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (3-2, 0-0 SoCon) vs. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (1-4, 0-0 Big South) Game #6 November 28, 2012 • 7:30 p.m. (ET) CSU Fieldhouse (881) at North Charleston, S.C. Television: MyTV Charleston/ESPN3 Radio: College of Charleston Radio Network (ESPN Radio 910 AM) Series History: CofC Leads 51-23 Last Meeting: CofC def. Charleston Southern, 70-68, on Dec. 17, 2011 in Charleston, S.C. Internet: WatchESPN.com THE COACHES College of Charleston: Doug Wojcik First Year at CofC: 3-2 (.600) Eighth Year Overall: 143-94 (.603) Charleston Southern: Barclay Radebaugh Eighth Year at CSU: 89-127 (.412) Ninth Year Overall: 110-135 (.449) RADIO (College of Charleston Radio Network) Play-By-Play: Everett German Color Analyst: Danny Johnson TELEVISION (Charleston Sports Network/ESPN3) Play-By-Play: Jeff McCarragher Color Analysts: Nate Ross […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Invite Local Athletes to Combine

Wilmington Hammerheads Invite Local Athletes to Combine

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads Head Coach David Irving has extended an invitation to college athletes alike in the local and surrounding areas to attend his first of three Hammerheads combines for the upcoming season located in Wilmington.   Players with experience or currently playing at the collegiate level are invited to attend the combine at Legion Stadium on December 8-9 for a registration fee of $50. This fee strictly covers both days of tryouts and players must be registered no later than Monday, December 3. Tryouts will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Legion Stadium on Saturday, December 8 followed by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 9.   After the Hammerheads’ successful season, Coach Irving has high expectations for next […]

Nike Golf Adds Speed and Distance with VR_S Covert Irons

Nike Golf Adds Speed and Distance with VR_S Covert Irons

A High Speed Cavity Back iron for maximum distance, control, and forgiveness BEAVERTON, Ore. (November 28, 2012) – Building off successful innovation from the original VR_S franchise, Nike Golf creates a High Speed Cavity Back iron designed to maximize distance, control, and forgiveness.   The Nike VR_S Covert irons combine a sleek look with high performance technologies. Proprietary technology platforms include a High Speed Cavity Back and a NexCOR face.   The High Speed Cavity Back in the VR_S Covert irons allows athletes more distance and control with every shot. By incorporating this new hidden technology into its fastest lineup yet, Nike Golf engineers have been able to move the weight of the club to the corners, raising Moment of […]

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Greg Colbrunn Departs RiverDogs for Boston Red Sox

Greg Colbrunn Departs RiverDogs for Boston Red Sox

Spent the last six seasons on the Charleston staff CHARLESTON, SC – Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn has left the Charleston RiverDogs and the New York Yankees organization and will be the new hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox. Boston Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington and Manager John Farrell jointly made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. Colbrunn has been with the RiverDogs since 2007 and has become a fan favorite at The Joe while residing year-round in the Charleston suburb of Mt. Pleasant. Colbrunn served as the teams hitting coach from 2007-2009 and 2011-2012, and he managed the club in 2010. The former infielder spent 13 seasons in the major leagues with stints in Montreal, Florida, Minnesota, Atlanta, Arizona, Colorado […]

Charlotte Bobcats Preview: Keys to Beat Hawks – 11/28/12

Charlotte Bobcats Preview: Keys to Beat Hawks – 11/28/12

By Caroline Sikes bobcats.com November 27, 2012 KEY MATCHUP vs. HAWKS Kemba Walker vs. Jeff Teague Kemba Walker continues to lead the Bobcats with 16.6 points, 5.7 assists and 2.23 steals (third in the NBA). In an uncharacteristic performance against the Thunder, Walker struggled to connect on any of his six shot attempts and finished with zero points. Look for Walker to bounce back quickly as the Cats take on their division rival for the second time in a week. In the first matchup, Walker scored 16 points, dished out nine assists and swiped two steals… Walker will match up with Jeff Teague in the Hawks backcourt. In the first match up, Teague had a double-double with 13 points and […]

Ford Racing Has Enthusiast Needs Covered with a Full Lineup of Crate Engines and Performance Parts for 2013

Ford Racing Has Enthusiast Needs Covered with a Full Lineup of Crate Engines and Performance Parts for 2013

New 5.0-liter Aluminator V8 crate engine is now available to racers who want to build their own Mustang Cobra Jet Restorers and modders can choose affordable V8 power ranging from the X302D to the 460-cubic-inch Z460, the biggest small-block ever offered by Ford Racing Builders in search of modern powerplants can select 3.5-liter V6 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost® crate engines Ford Racing Performance Parts offers a full range of suspension, brake, transmission and body upgrades for every budget and application ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 28, 2012 – Racers and enthusiasts have long looked to Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) to fulfill their need for speed. The 2013 Ford Racing catalog is now stocked with fresh new options for every enthusiast budget […]

Posted in: Events, Motorsports
Seven Former Clemson Tigers Start Pursuit of PGA Tour Card

Seven Former Clemson Tigers Start Pursuit of PGA Tour Card

Play Begins Wednesday at PGA West Clemson, SC November 28, 2012 — Seven former Clemson golfers have reached the third and final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying. That final stage begins Wednesday at two courses at PGA West in California. The seven former Tigers who will compete in the six-round marathon that will conclude on Monday are D.J. Trahan, Ben Martin, Phillip Mollica, Vince Hatfield, Stephen Poole, Danny Ellis and Brian Duncan. Trahan has been on the PGA Tour every year since 2005. He finished 132nd on the PGA Tour money list this year, just seven spots away from automatically renewing his card. He does have enough status to play in between 15-20 events next year, but a top 25 […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Golf
Movie Nights On World’s Largest HDTV Add to Festivities at Speedway Christmas Every Friday and Saturday Night

Movie Nights On World’s Largest HDTV Add to Festivities at Speedway Christmas Every Friday and Saturday Night

Charlotte, NC – Visitors looking to add even more holiday cheer to an already festive night at Speedway Christmas can now add a drive-in movie to the fun every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 30 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With holiday classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “A Christmas Story” and more recent fan favorites like and “Elf,” guests are sure to find just the right movie to get them in the holiday spirit. “There’s something nostalgic about families watching movies on the world’s largest HDTV, just like many moms and dads did at old-fashioned drive-ins,” said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “And those fond memories are the kinds of memories we want […]

CofC “Inside The Lines” Recaps Baylor Win, Previews Volleyball NCAA Trip

CofC “Inside The Lines” Recaps Baylor Win, Previews Volleyball NCAA Trip

CHARLESTON, S.C. -“Inside the Lines” returns after the Thanksgiving Holiday with another exciting episode recapping some major successes in Cougar Athletics. Host Jeff McCarragher takes you through the highlights of College of Charleston’s milestone road victory over No. 21 Baylor on Saturday night. The win marked just the second road victory over a ranked team in CofC men’s basketball history. McCarragher also sat down with head coach Doug Wojcik for his thoughts on the upcoming rivalry game with Charleston Southern up I-26 at the “Buc Dome” on Charleston Southern’s campus. Fans also get to hear from volleyball coach Jason Kepner and standouts Sloane White and Emily Shelton on the team’s Southern Conference championship and upcoming trip to play Miami (Fla.) […]

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