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17th-ranked Tigers Match Best ACC Start in School History

17th-ranked Tigers Match Best ACC Start in School History

CHESTNUT HILL, MA March 30, 2014 – With a sweep of the singles matches, No. 17 Clemson upped its winning streak to nine matches and improved to 16-3 (8-0 ACC) on the season with a 6-1 win over No. 43 Boston College on Sunday afternoon. The 8-0 start to ACC play matches the school record for most wins to begin conference play. The Eagles dropped to 10-7 (2-5 ACC) with the loss. For the first time in 14 matches and just the second time all season, the Tigers lost the doubles point. Clemson fell in the top two flights but did manage to pick up a victory on court three. Yuilynn Miao and Jessy Rompies won that match and improved […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Tennis
Clemson Baseball: Series Finale in College Park Rained Out

Clemson Baseball: Series Finale in College Park Rained Out

COLLEGE PARK, MD March 30, 2014 – Due to rain and a soaked playing surface at Bob Smith Stadium, the series finale between No. 20 Clemson and No. 25 Maryland was rained out and will not be made up. Therefore, Clemson won the series 2-0 in the last regular-season meetings between the two as ACC members. The series finale got underway Saturday, as there was no score in the top of the second inning. Clemson had runners on first and second with no outs and Shane Kennedy at the plate with a 1-0 count. However, since five innings were not completed, the game and its stats did not count. It marked the first time since 1999 that Clemson did not […]

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Clemson Tigers and SMU Mustangs set for NIT Showdown in Big Apple

Clemson Tigers and SMU Mustangs set for NIT Showdown in Big Apple

NIT Bracket Buy Tickets Game Notes CLEMSON, SC March 30, 2014 – For the first time since 2007, Clemson is headed to the Big Apple for the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament. The Tigers take on SMU on Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in Madison Square Garden. GAME SETUP CLEMSON (23-12) vs. SMU (26-9) Tipoff: Tuesday, April 1 (7 p.m.) Arena: Madison Square Garden (19,763) Radio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color) TV: ESPN2 (John Saunders-pbp; Fran Fraschilla, Bob Knight-color) • Clemson takes on SMU in the first NIT semifinal Tuesday; it is the first meeting between the two schools since the 1970-71 season, a 67-51 Tiger win at the Music City Classic in Nashville. • The Tigers are making […]

Charleston Battery earn 2-2 draw against Richmond Kickers

Charleston Battery earn 2-2 draw against Richmond Kickers

CHARLESTON, SC March 29, 2014 – The Charleston Battery secured a 2-2 draw with the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. in front of 3,254. Midfielder Jarad van Schaik led the way, scoring with his head in the 22nd minute and assisting Amadou Sanyang’s goal in the 58th minute. “Obviously we were disappointed to give up the early goal but we got a great goal from Jarad van Schaik,” said head coach Mike Anhaeuser about his team’s performance on Saturday night, “In the second half, we came out a little better and went up 2-1, but they were able to whip in a good cross. After that, it was an even game. Richmond is a […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
RiverDogs’ Opening Night to Feature Charleston’s Charm; Pregame Parade

RiverDogs’ Opening Night to Feature Charleston’s Charm; Pregame Parade

Charlie T. RiverDog Plans to Have Spectacular Entrance for the First Game of the Season presented by South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 Program CHARLESTON, SC March 28, 2014 – New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra reportedly said that he loves home openers, whether they are at home or away. There’s no doubting that he’d love the home opener for the Charleston RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champions Yankees. The RiverDogs opens the 2014 season on Monday, April 7, at 7:05 pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park against the rival Greenville Drive. “Opening Night is always a big night for us as it also signals the unofficial beginning of Spring and another […]

Orlando Magic Comeback Too Much for Cats

Orlando Magic Comeback Too Much for Cats

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com ORLANDO, FL March 28, 2014 105vs.110 Amway Center, Orlando, FL 1 2 3 4 OT CHA 30 20 31 16 8 105 ORL 16 25 33 23 13 110 Preview | Boxscore | Game Recaps|Game Gallery THE RESULT Josh McRoberts had a career night for the Cats, scoring a career-best 24 points, including six three-pointers to go with seven rebounds and six assists but Charlotte could not hold off a Magic comeback on the way to a 110-105 overtime defeat on March 28 in Orlando. Kemba Walker added 24 points and eight assists in the loss. TURNING POINTS Charlotte led this one most of the way before Orlando opened the fourth quarter on a 15-8 run […]

Bobcats Care Community Report: Military Care Event

Bobcats Care Community Report: Military Care Event

By Kate Hussman bobcats.com CHARLOTTE, NC March 28, 2014 This past Tuesday the Bobcats teamed up with Family Dollar and Wells Fargo to pack 10,000 care kits for our troops serving around the world. Volunteers started showing up at Time Warner Cable® Arena at 5:00 am to unpack the Family Dollar truck filled with more than 140,000 different items to be assembled in our care kits. More than 400 volunteers from all three organizations spent the entire day prepping the items for our care kits and were joined by the Bobcats team and coaching staff to pack all of the care kits for distribution. Executives and staff worked side by side with the players and coaches to fill each care […]

No. 47 UNCW Defeats No. 37 VCU, 4-3

No. 47 UNCW Defeats No. 37 VCU, 4-3

The tandem of Christiaan Van der Burgh and Zach Hublitz provided the decisive point in a key win over the former CAA rivals. UNCW-VCU Match Results RICHMOND, VA March 28, 2014 – The 47th-ranked UNCW men’s tennis team opened a two-match road swing to Virginia by defeating No. 37 VCU, 4-3, on Friday at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. The Seahawks, who knocked off the Rams on the home courts for the first time, raised their record to 10-6 this spring. VCU stands 12-9 overall. UNCW was playing its ninth nationally-ranked opponent of the season and moved to 5-4 against ranked foes. The two former Colonial Athletic Association rivals played singles first and battled to a 3-all draw before settling the […]

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UNCW Falls In Bottom Of The 9th To Dukes

UNCW Falls In Bottom Of The 9th To Dukes

James Madison overcame a 5-0 deficit to edge the Seahawks in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 win on Friday. Box Score HARRISONBURG, VA March 28, 2014 – Connor Brown’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted James Madison to a 6-5 win over visiting UNCW in the Colonial Athletic Association season opener on Friday at Veterans Memorial Park. The Dukes, who halted a five-game skid, improved to 9-14 with the conference opening win while the Seahawks fell to 11-13 with their second straight loss. JMU’s Kevin Husum (2-0) earned the win in relief by escaping a bases-loaded, no out jam in the ninth for JMU. Husum also led the JMU lineup with four hits […]

Gamecocks Baseball Game Vs. Tennessee Halted 2-2 In Top Of The 12th Inning

Gamecocks Baseball Game Vs. Tennessee Halted 2-2 In Top Of The 12th Inning

Game will resume Saturday at 4 p.m. COLUMBIA, SC March 29, 2014 – Second-ranked South Carolina and 20th ranked Tennessee’s baseball game was halted in the top of the 12th inning with the score tied at 2-2 due to rain in Columbia, S.C. The game will resume on Saturday at 4 p.m. with Saturday’s originally scheduled contest to follow the conclusion of the first game. Fans with tickets to Friday’s game may still attend for the resumption of the contest. The stadium will be cleared at the conclusion of game one. Game two will begin 30 minutes after the end of game one. Fans with tickets for Saturday’s game will be honored for the second contest. Tennessee took a 1-0 lead […]

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