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Pirates Face First Road Test At Georgia State

Pirates Face First Road Test At Georgia State

East Carolina vs. Georgia State Nov. 26, 2012 | 7 p.m. EST Atlanta, Ga. TV: None Watch | Live Stats | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central Things To Know About The Game •East Carolina is going after its fifth consecutive win to start the season for the first time since the 2002-03 season. The Pirates are coming off an 82-72 win at home on Tuesday. •ECU is playing its first road game of the year after opening the season with four in-a-row at home. Four of the Pirates remaining six games are on the road (Georgia State, Charlotte, North Carolina, UMass). •Monday’s game marks the first meeting between the Pirates and Panthers since 1974. ECU won that game […]

Fans Get Great Deals, Chance to Drive The Track During Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out

Fans Get Great Deals, Chance to Drive The Track During Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out

Charlotte, NC – Fans looking for a unique twist to traditional Black Friday shopping found just that at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the annual Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out. In addition to great deals on track merchandise and gear from some of the top drivers in NASCAR, fans who spent at least $50 or donated $25 to Speedway Children’s Charities got the chance to take their personal vehicles around the 24-degree banks of the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway. See photos from the Souvenir Blow-Out, click here.

Cougars Second Half Rally Comes up Short at Cincinnati

Cougars Second Half Rally Comes up Short at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Ohio –  Down by 13 at halftime, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team fought back and narrowed the gap to one point, but couldn’t take the lead as they fell 66-57 against Cincinnati Sunday at Fifth Third Arena. Senior Latisha Harris led the Cougars (2-3) with 13 points and junior Alyssa Frye added 11 points. Junior Jillian Brown played a complete game with six points, seven assists and four steals. Brown’s seventh assist was the 242nd of her career and moves her into a tie for 10th on the Cougars all-time list. “I’m proud of my team,” head coach Natasha Adair said. “I got to see my kids fight and see people step up. They played hard and […]

Cougar Volleyball To Play No. 23 Miami (Fla.) In NCAA Tournament

Cougar Volleyball To Play No. 23 Miami (Fla.) In NCAA Tournament

2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket Video Recap CHARLESTON, S.C. – With an automatic bid already secured, College of Charleston waited with joyful anticipation on Sunday before learning that the Cougars will play No. 23 Miami (Fla.) in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Volleyball Tournament.   College of Charleston will travel to Gainesville, Fla., for a 5 p.m. match on Friday, Nov. 30, against the Hurricanes of the ACC. Miami advanced to the title match of the ACC Tournament but fell to Florida State, 3-1, to receive the runner-up trophy.   The winner of the CofC-Miami match will take on the winner of Florida-Tulsa on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The host Gators earned the overall 14th seed in the 64-team […]

SC Men’s Hoops To Play Arkansas-Little Rock Sunday Night

SC Men’s Hoops To Play Arkansas-Little Rock Sunday Night

Game time set for 9:30 p.m. ET PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico Nov. 25, 2012 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team (4-1) will play Arkansas Little-Rock (4-2) on Sunday night in the final contest of the Hoops For Hope Classic from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Game time is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. Below are game notes and details. OPENING TIP Date: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 Tipoff: 9:30 p.m. ET Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Arena: Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center Series: First Meeting Last Meeting: N/A Television: None Radio: Gamecock IMG Radio Network (107.5 FM in Columbia) Sirius: None; XM: None Talent: Andy Demetra (pxp), Casey Manning (analyst) @GamecockMBB | Live Stats | Game Notes Today’s Game South Carolina concludes play in […]

Gamecock Football Rises in Polls

Gamecock Football Rises in Polls

Carolina Moves Up Two Notches in National Rankings Columbia, SC Nov. 25, 2012 – The University of South Carolina football team, fresh off a 27-17 win over in-state rival Clemson, moved up two notches in both national polls released Sunday afternoon. The Gamecocks (10-2, 6-2 SEC) are ranked 11th in this week’s Associated Press poll, and 10th in this week’s USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ poll. The Gamecocks were 13th and 12th in the two polls, respectively, last week. Carolina has posted double-digits in wins for the second-straight season and for just the third time in school history. They will have an opportunity to match the school record for wins in a season at 11 when they play in a bowl game, […]

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Britny Edwards’ Double-Double Lifts ECU Over Norfolk State, 54-46

Britny Edwards’ Double-Double Lifts ECU Over Norfolk State, 54-46

Britny Edwards and Ariana Jackson score in double-figures in Pirates’ victory Box Score Box Score  | Play-By-Play  | Post-Game Quotes  | Coach Macy Interview GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 24, 2012 – Britny Edwards scored a game-high 16 points and 14 rebounds for her second double-double of the year to help lift East Carolina over Norfolk State, 54-46, to open the ECU Pirate Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Minges Coliseum. Britny Edwards added three blocks and two assists in the contest. Ariana Jackson came off the bench to notch a 15-point performance. Jackson also contributed eight rebounds, three assists, two steals in her break out performance after sitting out all last season due to a knee injury. Whitny Edwards tallied double-figures in […]

Charlotte Bobcats vs Washington Wizards – 11/24/12

Charlotte Bobcats vs Washington Wizards – 11/24/12

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com November 24, 2012 THE RESULT The Bobcats grabbed their sixth win in eight games and became the fastest NBA team to reach their previous season’s win total with a nail-biting 108-106 double-overtime victory on November 24 in Washington. Byron Mullens (season-high 27 points) and Ramon Sessions (21) combined for 48 points as the Cats moved to 7-5. TURNING POINT Charlotte tied a season high with 12 makes from beyond the arc, but none may have been bigger than its final trey. Trailing 103-101 with 1:18 remaining in double overtime and Ben Gordon, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeffery Taylor all having fouled out, Reggie Williams took a feed from Kemba Walker and knocked down his only bucket of […]

CofC Volleyball Selection Show Watch Party Set For Sunday Afternoon

CofC Volleyball Selection Show Watch Party Set For Sunday Afternoon

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston volleyball team and the Cougar Club invite CofC supporters and fans to come together as the Cougars learn their destination for the 2012 NCAA Volleyball tournament. The watch party will take place at Kickin’ Chicken on King St. at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. ESPNU’s Volleyball Selection Show will begin at 4 p.m.   College of Charleston earned an automatic bid to this year’s tournament by defeating Furman in a five-set thriller in the title match of the Southern Conference Tournament in Davidson, N.C. on Monday night.   Sophomore Sloane White was named Tournament MVP after she finished the three matches with 51 kills and a .453 attacking percentage. Senior Emily Shelton tallied […]

Gamecocks Win Reef Division of U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

Gamecocks Win Reef Division of U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I. – South Carolina claimed the title in the Reef Division of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Saturday afternoon with a 55-46 win over DePaul. Aleighsa Welch was just one point shy of her third double-double in as many games at the event, and Ashley Bruner posted her second 12-rebound game of the tournament. The Gamecock defense was equally as effective, holding the Blue Demons to 29.7 percent shooting, including just four 3-pointers. The Gamecocks forced the Blue Demons into tough shots throughout the first half, but could not pull away as physical play in the paint dominated action in the opening stanza. South Carolina was determined to drive the lane and often found daylight, but contact […]

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