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BMW i “Born Electric” World Tour to Make Only U.S. Stop in New York City November from 13th – 18th

BMW i “Born Electric” World Tour to Make Only U.S. Stop in New York City November from 13th – 18th

BMW’s Forum Exploring the Future of Mobility will Also Feature the North American Debuts of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and Next Generation BMW i3 Concept   Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 25, 2012… BMW of North America announced today that the BMW i “Born Electric” world tour will arrive in New York City on November 13th – 18th offering the public an opportunity to explore the future of mobility through new vehicles including the North America debuts of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and next generation BMW i3 Concept, interactive displays and demonstrations of technologies that will help shape the way we move in and around our cities in the future.  The event will be open to the public […]

Posted in: Events, Motorsports
Recap: Charlotte Bobcats vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Recap: Charlotte Bobcats vs. Milwaukee Bucks

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com October 25, 2012 THE RESULT Kemba Walker continues to excel in the preseason, putting together his second-consecutive 20+ point game at the 8th Annual Cool School Field Trip at Time Warner Cable Arena®, presented by Jordan Brand on October 25, 2012. Walker finished with 20 points, seven assists and no turnovers in the Cats 100-90 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. TURNING POINTS Milwaukee controlled the tempo for much of the first quarter, but Ben Gordon came off the bench and hit back-to-back treys in the final minutes of the frame to give Charlotte a 22-20 lead heading into the second… Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 11 points in the first half, while Kemba Walker added […]

Cougars Host Georgia Southern, Davidson In Crucial Homestand

Cougars Host Georgia Southern, Davidson In Crucial Homestand

CHARLESTON, S.C. -The College of Charleston will host Georgia Southern and Davidson this weekend at TD Arena in what promises to be one of the pivotal set of matchups of the 2012 SoCon regular season. College of Charleston will play Georgia Southern on Friday night at 7 p.m., and face Davidson on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. The Cougars (18-6, 9-1) and Eagles (18-6, 9-1) are tied for first place in the SoCon’s South Division with Friday night’s match setting a course for the rest of the regular season. After Furman’s loss at Elon on Saturday, both CofC and GSU now hold a two-game lead over the Paladins in the SoCon South standings. The Cougars currently lead nearly all statistical […]

Carolina Winter Series: Jesse Massie continues Black Bear dominance

Carolina Winter Series: Jesse Massie continues Black Bear dominance

EKU alumnus wins three in a row at Longs, S.C., track Longs, S.C. – October 25, 2012 – Being from Kentucky, Jesse Massie has likely heard the axiom “Horses for Courses.” Evidently for Massie, Black Bear Golf Club is a perfect fit for his game – and he showed it again on Thursday. Massie of Louisville, Ky., opened with a 6-under 66, held at least a share of the lead at the end of each round and earned his third straight victory at the Longs, S.C., course, located a few miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. “I like this course because I grew up playing and practicing on a  course just like this back in Kentucky,” said Massie, who earned […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Myrtle Beach SC
Bridgestone Winter Series: Randall Hutchison wins at Metro West

Bridgestone Winter Series: Randall Hutchison wins at Metro West

Michigan State alum wins by two shots Orlando, Fla. – October 25, 2012 – A week after finishing T7 in the  First Stage of PGA TOUR Q-School at Grasslands Golf & Country Club, Randall Hutchison carried the momentum into the opening event of the NGA TOUR Bridgestone Winter Series and earned his third BWS victory on Thursday. Hutchison, a former Michigan State standout from Traverse City, Mich., opened the event with a tournament-low 64, led wire-to-wire and bested Jesse Smith, Riley Wheeldon and Ryan Brehm by two shots. “Playing the way I did last week in First Stage definitely helped me  out this week,” said Hutchison, who earned $8,945 for the victory at Metro West. “Anytime you play well in […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Myrtle Beach SC
Greensboro Grasshoppers Announce 2013 Season Schedule

Greensboro Grasshoppers Announce 2013 Season Schedule

Hoppin FUN Fever……..Catch The Bug Greensboro, NC – The Greensboro Grasshoppers, have announced the 2013 season schedule.  The Hoppin Fun season opener is on Thursday, April 11th  at NewBridge Bank Park against the Lakewood BlueClaws. Greensboro Grasshoppers 2013 Schedule (PDF)   The season runs from April 11 through September 2 and features a total of 140 games, 70 home and 70 away. The Hoppers will have 25 dates featuring our fantastic Fireworks show.  The schedule includes five 12:30 p.m. afternoon games, one 4:00 p.m weekday game and two 10:45 a.m. Guilford County School games.   The Hoppers are committed to providing AFFORDABLE, FAMILY, FUN entertainment. The ballpark has a seat for everyone in 2013.  Exciting NEW ticket options have been […]

BB&T Ballpark Construction Update for October 25

BB&T Ballpark Construction Update for October 25

Charlotte, NC – The construction of BB&T Ballpark — the future home of the Charlotte Knights, continues to progress. – Recently, crews removed a crape myrtle tree from the site (photos attached). The tree, which was originally planted at the site in February of 1998, was re-planted in the median of the 6400 block of Old Reid Rd (about 30 feet from the intersection of Archdale Rd).   – Demolition of the Virginia Paper Company Building was completed last week. Work on the building began on Tuesday, October 2.   – 4th Street roadwork continues, as well as mass excavation.   The entire construction process can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the BB&T Ballpark […]

Posted in: Baseball, Charlotte NC
Autocross Racing, Saturday Night Cruise and Sunday Get-Together  All Part of Goodguys Southeastern Nationals This Weekend

Autocross Racing, Saturday Night Cruise and Sunday Get-Together All Part of Goodguys Southeastern Nationals This Weekend

Charlotte, NC – When the 19th Goodguys Southeastern Nationals returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, car enthusiasts are sure to get more than their share of all things vintage automobiles. The show, running Oct. 26-28, includes more than 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 vintage in the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Lil’ deuce coupes, hot rod roadsters, chopped Mercury customs, Hemi Cudas, Six Pack Challengers, Boss 429 Mustangs, Pontiac GTOs and many other types of specialty vehicles will be on display. But that’s just the beginning. The weekend also includes: AUTOCROSS: The high-revving and tire-screeching Goodguys AutoCross takes place all three event days. The Autocross offers event participants a chance to […]

CofC Women’s Soccer Downs Citadel; Advances to SoCon Tourney

CofC Women’s Soccer Downs Citadel; Advances to SoCon Tourney

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team beat crosstown-rival the Citadel, 1-0, at Patriots Point on Wednesday evening to qualify for the Southern Conference Tournament. The Cougars earn the No. 7 seed and will play the opening round at No. 2-seed Samford on Sunday, Oct. 28. “It was a great effort all night from our players,” said head coach Christian Michner. “They were excited about the game. We could have played at 8 a.m. this morning, because we were ready to go. I was really proud of the way we started, but I was a little disappointed we weren’t able to close things out. We had plenty of chances to make it four or five or […]

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Meet the Pirates: Ariana Jackson

Meet the Pirates: Ariana Jackson

A daily feature highlighting a member of the women’s basketball team Greenville, NC Oct. 25, 2012   Biography About Ariana Full Name: Ariana Victoria Jackson Nickname: AJ Parents’ Names: Natalie and Anthony Jackson Date of Birth: October 13, 1990 Favorites Athlete: Diana Turasi Sports Team (besides ECU): Miami Heat Movie: Spice World Food: Fried Chicken Place on campus: Minges Coliseum Thing about ECU: the people and the hospitality ECU Team (other than women’s basketball): Women’s Volleyball Getting to Know Ariana Campus Activities: SAAC and Residential Scholarship Program Hobbies: Watching “Spice World” and sneaker shopping Interesting fact about myself: I graduated with my undergrad degree in three years I got my start playing basketball in the: sixth grade The best moment […]