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Milton Jennings Suspended for Violation of Team Rules

Milton Jennings Suspended for Violation of Team Rules

CLEMSON, SC – Milton Jennings will not play in Wednesday’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Purdue due to a violation of team rules. Head Coach Brad Brownell made the announcement Wednesday morning. Jennings, a senior from Summerville, SC, is Clemson’s leading scorer (10.8 points per game) and second-leading rebounder (5.6 per game) through five games.

Gamecocks Travel To St. John’s For SEC/BIG EAST Challenge

Gamecocks Travel To St. John’s For SEC/BIG EAST Challenge

Game time set for 7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday on ESPNU COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina travels to face St. John’s on Thursday in the 2012 SEC/BIG EAST Challenge. The contest will be televised on ESPNU and broadcast live on the radio in Columbia on 107.5 The Game and on GamecocksOnline.com. The meeting marks the fourth all-time between the Gamecocks and Red Storm, and the first since the 1975 campaign. The game will be the first between Carolina head coach Frank Martin and SJU’s Steve Lavin. Below are game notes and details. OPENING TIP Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. ET Location: Queens, N.Y. Arena: Carnesecca Arena (5,602) Series: St. John’s leads, 3-0 Last Meeting: St. John’s win, 71-59, […]

Cougars Travel To Florida For NCAA Tournament

Cougars Travel To Florida For NCAA Tournament

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – College of Charleston will travel to Gainesville, Fla. this weekend for a first round match against No. 23 Miami (Fla.) in the 2012 NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Cougars (26-7) will play the Hurricanes (25-5) on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. in the O’Connell Center on UF’s campus. The winner of that match will take on the winner of No. 15 Florida/Tulsa in the single-elimination sub-regional on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Cougars enter the NCAA Tournament after securing the Southern Conference automatic bid with a five-set victory over Furman in the SoCon title match. The win marked the seventh SoCon tournament title for CofC since 2001, and the 12th-straight regular season or tournament championship for the […]

South Carolina Equestrian Wraps Up Fall with No. 1 Ranking in Coaches Poll

South Carolina Equestrian Wraps Up Fall with No. 1 Ranking in Coaches Poll

Carolina currently 4-2 overall and 3-0 in SEC action Gamecock Equestrian on Facebook COLUMBIA, S.C. Nov. 28, 2012 – The South Carolina equestrian team will head in to the mid-season break as the No. 1 team in the country, it was announced today. In the most split coaches poll of the season, the Gamecocks held on to the top spot over Auburn, as Carolina received six of eleven first-place votes, while the Tigers received four first-place votes in the final coaches poll of the fall semester. The Gamecocks likely held on to the top spot because of their 2-2 road record this season, with wins at Georgia and Texas A&M. Auburn competed on the road only once this season, a […]

Sgt. Anthony Sharum Receives 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence

Sgt. Anthony Sharum Receives 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence

RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 28, 2012) – Sgt. Anthony Sharum, a wildlife officer with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, received the 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Service on Nov. 27. Sgt. Sharum, who is stationed in Rowan County, received the honor for exhibiting service and initiative far above the normal requirements of his job. He has contributed significantly to promoting the public image of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and of state employees as a whole. The Governor’s Award for Excellence is the highest honor a state employee may receive. The award acknowledges and expresses appreciation for outstanding accomplishments that do not fall entirely within the scope of normal duties. The meritorious service is so singularly outstanding that special […]

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 […]

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