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Charlotte Bobcats vs Toronto Raptors – 11/21/12

Charlotte Bobcats vs Toronto Raptors – 11/21/12

By Caroline Sikes bobcats.com November 21, 2012 THE RESULT The Bobcats pulled out another close victory against the Toronto Raptors, 98-97, in Wednesday Night Basketball on November 21 at Time Warner Cable Arena®. The game came down to the wire and the win made the Cats 5-0 in games decided by four points or less. Kemba Walker led the team with 19 points, seven assists and three blocks. TURNING POINTS The Bobcats started the second half a little sluggish and got down by eight early in the third quarter… Walker hit three straight buckets and Ramon Sessions sunk a 3-pointer to tie the game at 67 all… To end the third and begin the fourth, the Bobcats went on a […]

Debut Episode of Inside CofC Women’s Basketball with Natasha Adair

Debut Episode of Inside CofC Women’s Basketball with Natasha Adair

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Keep up to date with all things College of Charleston women’s basketball with the launch of Inside CofC women’s basketball with Natasha Adair. Each week CofC assistant director of athletics communications Jeremy Rosenthal will sit down with head coach Natasha Adair and talk about recaps of past games and look ahead to future games. The weekly show, available through the Charleston Sports Network, will also include game highlights, player features and more as fans get an all access and inside look into the women’s basketball team. In this week’s segment Adair talks about the emotions of her first head coaching victory and previews the team’s upcoming trip to Ohio. Other features include Adair’s postgame speech in the […]

ECU Women’s Hoops Gives Back for Thanksgiving

ECU Women’s Hoops Gives Back for Thanksgiving

The Pirates donated more than 200 canned food items to provide nearly 250 meals for the holiday Photo Gallery GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 21, 2012 – The ECU women’s basketball team kicked off the holiday season in a big way. The Pirates donated nearly 300 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to help provide meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. “There are so many families in need during this time of year,” Head Coach Heather Macy stated. “Our team, along with those fans who graciously donated at last weekend’s home basketball games, are just trying to do our part to help as many people in need have a nice […]

Gamecocks Practice Report: Carolina Prepares for Palmetto State Showdown Nov. 21, 2012

Gamecocks Practice Report: Carolina Prepares for Palmetto State Showdown Nov. 21, 2012

Columbia, SC – The University of South Carolina football team practiced Wednesday afternoon at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds.” The Gamecock, 9-2 and ranked 12th in the BCS Standings, are preparing for Saturday’s regular season finale at No. 11 Clemson (10-1). Starting quarterback Connor Shaw practiced for the first time this week on Wednesday. “He threw it around a little bit tonight,” said quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus. “We’ll see how he does tomorrow. It was good he did move around a lot better today than he has. He’ll be ready to roll tomorrow. “It’s one of those things,” continued Mangus. “He’s had it every week. He tweaked it a little bit during the game against Wofford, so it’s taken a […]

Bobcats Senior VP of Partnership Marketing Michael Wandell Tabbed by NBA

Bobcats Senior VP of Partnership Marketing Michael Wandell Tabbed by NBA

Charlotte, NC November 21, 2012 – Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield announced today that the NBA has selected BSE Senior Vice President of Partnership Marketing Michael Wandell to become Vice President of Marketing Partnerships to build on NBA China’s successful sponsorship business, effective January 2013. Wandell will relocate to the league’s Beijing office and will report to NBA China Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Partnerships David Yang. “We are delighted that the league has recognized the talent and ability of one of our key executives,” said Whitfield. “While we are sad to see Michael go, we know that he has left our business in a far better place as a […]

Head Volleyball Coach Rolf, East Carolina Part Ways

Head Volleyball Coach Rolf, East Carolina Part Ways

Four-Year Pirate Coach, AD Terry Holland Mutually Agree On Departure GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 21, 2012– East Carolina Head Volleyball Coach Pati Rolf and Director of Athletics Terry Holland have mutually agreed not to renew Rolf’s contract for the 2013 season. Rolf has been at the helm of the Pirate program since 2009. Rolf spent four years in a leadership role with the Pirates in which she compiled a 15-101 overall record. Her teams achieved consecutive marks of 9-19 in 2009, 2-30 in 2010, 2-27 in 2011 and 2-25 for the recently-completed 2012 campaign. Under Rolf’s direction, setter Hannah Fenker became the first player in ECU volleyball history to amass 2,000 assists and 1,000 digs in her career. Additionally, Rolf helped […]

Night Hunting of Coyotes in Five Counties Halted Temporarily

Night Hunting of Coyotes in Five Counties Halted Temporarily

RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 21, 2012) — Coyote hunting at night with the aid of an artificial light will be disallowed temporarily in five counties — Dare, Tyrrell, Hyde, Washington and Beaufort — pending the outcome of a lawsuit questioning the temporary rule adopted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway issued a preliminary injunction halting coyote hunting at night with the aid of artificial light only in those five counties. The order was issued in response to a complaint filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife and the Animal Welfare Institute. “While we accept the judge’s decision, it is important to note that this […]

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: North Carolina Senate Bill 3448

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: North Carolina Senate Bill 3448

Corolla, NC November 19, 2012: Fellow North Carolinians: The North Carolina State Horse urgently needs your help. The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, S 3448, sponsored by North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan and cosponsored by NC Senator Richard Burr, has been sitting in the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee since March of this year. It was passed unanimously by the US House of Representatives on February 6. This bill is absolutely critical to the long term survival of the free-roaming wild horses living north of Corolla. The bill mandates that the herd be managed at 120 – 130 with never less than 110, which is the absolute minimum for genetic and physical health in this wild population. […]

Durham Bulls Athletic Park to Host 2013 ACC Baseball Championship

Durham Bulls Athletic Park to Host 2013 ACC Baseball Championship

Full Tournament Passes For 38th Annual Tournament, May 22-26, On Sale Now DURHAM, NC – The Durham Bulls Athletic Park will host the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship next May 22-26. Full tournament passes for the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship are now on sale. Adult passes for the full 13-game tournament may be purchased for $130.00. Single-game tickets will go on sale at a later date. The round-robin, pool-play tournament will showcase the top eight ACC teams and will feature three games on May 22-25 (Wednesday through Saturday). The championship game between the two pool winners will be played on Sunday afternoon. The ACC Baseball Championship annually features many of the nation’s top-ranked teams. The ACC placed seven teams […]

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South Carolina Gamecocks Football Travel and Gameday Information for Clemson

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Travel and Gameday Information for Clemson

South Carolina Football heads to Clemson to take on their rival Tigers this weekend and many Gamecock fans are sure to be their crowing along! Be sure to wear gameday Garnet and Black to help us stand out in the crowd of Purple and Orange Tigers! Directions to Memorial Stadium in Clemson Stadium Map (click here to enlarge): Here are some helpful tips and information we’ve pulled together to help you enjoy gameday on the road. If you have gameday questions in Clemson, feel free to tweet us at @GamecocksOnline and we will do our best to help! Many questions may be answered in Clemson’s Fan Guide. A few tips Clemson shared with us to pass along: Parking lots open […]