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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.) […]

CofC Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Battle Winthrop

CofC Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Battle Winthrop

Twitter: @CofCWBasketball College of Charleston (2-3, 0-0 SoCon) vs. Winthrop (2-3, 0-0 Big South) Games #6 November 28, 2012, 7:00 p.m. (ET) TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. Live Stats/video: CofCSports.com/twitter @CofCWBasketball CHARLESTON, S.C. – After four straight games on the road, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team returns home to host Winthrop Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. OPENING THOUGHTS CofC head coach Natasha Adair On game at Cincinnati and road trip to Ohio “I’m proud of my team. I got to see my kids fight and see people step up. They played hard and fought against a very good Big East team. I’m not ok with losing, but I know my team is getting better every game. I told them after […]

Carolina RailHawks Exercise Options on 12 Players

Carolina RailHawks Exercise Options on 12 Players

6 Players with local ties set to return CARY, NC – The Carolina RailHawks announced today the club has exercised club options for the 2013 NASL season for 12 players. Defenders Austen King and Justin Willis; Midfielders Austin da Luz, Floyd Franks, Breiner Ortiz, Tiyiselani Shipalane, Nick Zimmerman and Jake Beckford; and Forwards Brian Ackley, Brian Shriver, and Zack Schilawski. Per club policy terms of player contracts are not disclosed. “Being able to bring back a core group of the players is an important piece for our plans in 2013,” said Head Coach Colin Clarke. “With the new league format, having stability and consistency in the roster will give us the opportunity to get off to a fast start.”   […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
Gearing Up for Its North American Premiere: The MINI John Cooper Works GP

Gearing Up for Its North American Premiere: The MINI John Cooper Works GP

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 28, 2012… A limited-edition road car with race track-developed technology, the MINI John Cooper Works GP is the sportiest and fastest production model ever built under the nameplate of this British premium brand. It will make its North American debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show (Nov 28), and production of just 2,000 units worldwide has begun this autumn. For the US, only 500 will be imported, and will be priced at $39,950 (includes $700 Destination and Handling charge). U.S. Pricing: $39,950 The fastest MINI ever built: 211 hp, 0 to 60 mph sprint time 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph Extensively equipped with John Cooper Works motor sport technology A […]

Posted in: Events, Motorsports
East Carolina Accepts Football Membership In BIG EAST

East Carolina Accepts Football Membership In BIG EAST

Pirates Will Begin BIG EAST Play In 2014; Options For Remaining ECU Sports Being Evaluated Press Conference Clips GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 27, 2012 – East Carolina University, in a joint announcement with the BIG EAST Conference Tuesday, has accepted a formal invitation to join the league as a football-only member starting with the 2014 season. ECU will continue its current partnership with Conference USA for the 2013 campaign and remain eligible for its post-season bowl opportunities, but also included in all of the BIG EAST Conference’s future television, marketing, promotion and bowl negotiations. “ECU is excited to become a football member of the BIG EAST Conference,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “We know we will be successful and add value […]

The BMW i3 Concept Coupe

The BMW i3 Concept Coupe

The future promises even greater agility: The BMW i3 Concept Coupe. The world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe sees the BMW Group unveil a particularly nimble and emotive version of its concept for sustainable premium-class motoring with zero local emissions. The study presented at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show has been brought out in parallel to the ongoing development process for getting the first ever all-electric model from the BMW i brand ready for series production, and demonstrates the potential for conceivably extending the model range. The state-of-the-art, clean-cut and open design showcased by the BMW i3 Concept Coupe represents a pioneering form of urban mobility that makes sustainability awareness an intrinsic part of the premium profile. […]

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Bill Peterson Named Commissioner of the North American Soccer League

Bill Peterson Named Commissioner of the North American Soccer League

Veteran sports executive to lead expanding NASL into its third season MIAMI, Fla. (November 27, 2012) – The resurgent North American Soccer League (NASL) will kick off its third season in the spring of 2013 with a new Commissioner at the helm. Veteran sports executive Bill Peterson will lead the expanding nine-team NASL into a new era of soccer, while establishing the league on the sporting landscape.   Peterson, who will assume his role immediately, is no stranger to North American soccer having worked closely with MLS teams when he was the Senior Vice President of AEG Sports and Managing Director of the Home Depot Center from 2000 to 2006. Peterson helped oversee the management of numerous MLS teams and […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
Clemson Plays at Indiana in ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday

Clemson Plays at Indiana in ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday

Site: Assembly Hall (Bloomington, IN) Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM Video Stream: BTN.com Radio: ClemsonTigers.com-Only (Tom Van Hoy, Kanetra Queen) Livestats: ClemsonTigers.com or IUHoosiers.com CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball will travel to Bloomington, IN to take on the Indiana University Hoosiers in the 2012 edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Clemson (0-5) and Indiana (5-1) will tip at 7:00 pm in Assembly Hall. The match will be available to watch online at BTEN.com, and fans can listen to Clemson’s audio broadcast at ClemsonTigers.com. Livestats will also be available. This is the sixth installment of the inter-conference battle, with the ACC winning the first four before the Big Ten earned a tie last season. Clemson is […]

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