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Jeff Dunham at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on January 12, 2014

Jeff Dunham at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on January 12, 2014

Jeff Dunham: His television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide. No wonder Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running. Jeff Dunham at Colonial Life Arena Tickets Today, Jeff Dunham is a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand. Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who are there to challenge and chastise […]

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Gamecocks Football Makes Final Preparations for Opener

Gamecocks Football Makes Final Preparations for Opener

Season Opener Set for Thursday Night Columbia, SC August 27, 2013 – With just two days remaining until the 2013 football season gets underway, the University of South Carolina football team worked out at the Bluff Road practice fields Tuesday afternoon. The Gamecocks are making their final preparations for Thursday’s season opener against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The 6 p.m. ET game will be televised nationally on ESPN. “North Carolina is a good team,” said head coach Steve Spurrier. “They could have easily won 10 games last year. We’ve got to be ready to play our best if we’re going to beat North Carolina.” “I think we’ve had pretty good practices this week,” said defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward. “Assignment-wise, […]

Luna Throws a Complete Game in Wilmington Sharks 3-2 Win over Columbia Blowfish

Luna Throws a Complete Game in Wilmington Sharks 3-2 Win over Columbia Blowfish

Columbia, SC July 19, 2013 – Alex Luna threw a complete game for the Wilmington Sharks (7-6, 21-19) on Friday night in a 3-2 road win against the Columbia Blowfish (7-2, 24-13). Luna picked up his first win of the year; he threw over 100 pitches in the game as he gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out four. The Sharks got on the board early in the top of the first inning as Andrew Amaro led off with a walk and eventually scored on a Cody Dolan single to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. The Blowfish struck in the bottom of the second inning as Ryan Bull picked up a single to lead off the […]

Incoming Koty Millard Earns National, State Player of the Year Honors

Incoming Koty Millard Earns National, State Player of the Year Honors

Midfielder named ESR National Player of the Year COLUMBIA, SC July 16, 2013 – Incoming member of the South Carolina men’s soccer team Koty Millard has been named Elite Soccer Report (ESR) Spring National Player of the Year as well as being selected Player of the Year by SCSoccer.com, the official website of the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association. A member of the ESR 2012-13 Boys Soccer Spring All-America First Team, the midfielder highlighted the 11-man group as the spring national player of the year. The ESR teams were selected after consultation with media members and coaches from the nation’s spring-playing states. A native of Columbia, S.C., Millard was also named to the Super XXII by SCSoccer.com for […]

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Three Gamecocks Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

Three Gamecocks Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

Byrd, Ellington and Roland on Preseason Watch List COLUMBIA, SC July 16, 2013 – Three University of South Carolina wide receivers have been named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award Watch List, it was announced today. Damiere Byrd, Bruce Ellington and Shaq Roland all earned a spot on the list created by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., recognizing the outstanding receiver in college football. Byrd is a 5-9, 166-pound junior from Sicklerville, N.J. Regarded as the fastest member of the squad, he caught 14 passes for 366 yards, a 26.1-yard average, with three touchdowns in 2012. Ellington, a 5-9, 196-pound dual-sport athlete from Moncks Corner, S.C., hauled in a team-leading 40 catches last season with seven touchdowns. The standout […]

Game Times Announced for 3 South Carolina Gamecocks Games

Game Times Announced for 3 South Carolina Gamecocks Games

First Three Games to be Televised Nationally COLUMBIA, SC July 16, 2013 – The first three University of South Carolina football games during the 2013 season will be televised nationally on one of the ESPN networks, it was announced today. As previously announced, the Gamecocks will open the 2013 college football season on Thursday, August 29, when they host the North Carolina Tar Heels. Game time is set for 6 p.m. ET at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia and the game will be televised on ESPN. South Carolina has won four of the last five contests with UNC, including a 21-15 win in Chapel Hill in 2007, the last time the two schools meet on the gridiron. The Gamecocks’ SEC opener […]

Jadeveon Clowney Named to Maxwell & Bednarik Watch Lists

Jadeveon Clowney Named to Maxwell & Bednarik Watch Lists

Junior defensive end was a finalist for the Benarik Award in 2012 Columbia, SC July 8, 2013 – South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been named to both the Maxwell and Bednarik Award Watch Lists for 2013 as announced by the Maxwell Football Club on Monday morning. Clowney, a 6-6, 274-pounder from Rock Hill, S.C., was a unanimous All-America selection as a sophomore last season. The SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting after recording 54 tackles, including a school record 23.5 tackles for loss and a school record 13.0 quarterback sacks.   Clowney was a finalist last year for the Bednarik Award and is one of only six defensive players in the […]

Columbia Blowfish Take It To Fayetteville Swampdogs 7-to-1

Columbia Blowfish Take It To Fayetteville Swampdogs 7-to-1

COLUMBIA, SC July 6, 2013 – On a very humid Saturday night, the (3-0) Columbia Blowfish held host to the (0-1) Fayetteville Swampdogs at a soaked Capital City Stadium.   Rain pushed the game start time back to 7:40pm EST due to a small monsoon that dumped heavy rains on the field.  Nonetheless the Columbia Blowfish staff got the field in playable conditions and the first pitch was dealt.   The starter for the Blowfish tonight was right-hander Jon Olczak (NC State), threw five shutout innings, only giving up three hits, two walks, and four strikeouts.  Hunter Privette (South Carolina), came on in relief tossing three scoreless innings of his own, giving up one hit, one walk, and five strikeouts.  […]

Bruce Ellington Named To 2013 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Bruce Ellington Named To 2013 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Junior earns spot on preseason list. Paul Hornung Award Website | Complete Watch List LOUISVILLE, KY July 5, 2013 – South Carolina junior wide receiver Bruce Ellington has been named to the 2013 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, as announced by the Louisville Sports Commission on Friday. Ellington is one of 44 players named to the preseason list. The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fourth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The 2013 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2012 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2013 […]

Pure Fishing Announces Acquisition of Hardy & Greys Limited

Pure Fishing Announces Acquisition of Hardy & Greys Limited

Columbia, SC July 3, 2013 – Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global provider of fishing tackle, today announced that it has acquired Hardy & Greys Limited, the well-known UK-based provider of fishing tackle for fly, carp, sea and coarse segments around the world, marketed under the Hardy Bros.®, Hardy®, Greys® and Chub® brands. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hardy Advanced Composites Limited, Hardy & Greys also specializes in the design and manufacture of tubular components from advanced composite materials. “With a heritage that spans over 140 years, the Hardy Bros., Hardy, Greys and Chub brands represent iconic fishing brands renowned for fly fishing as well as other specialized fishing segments,” commented John Doerr, President and CEO of Pure Fishing. “Hardy and […]

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