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Clemson Tigers NYC Bound After Thrilling 73-68 Victory over Belmont in NIT

Clemson Tigers NYC Bound After Thrilling 73-68 Victory over Belmont in NIT

Boxscore (PDF) CLEMSON, SC March 25, 2014 – For the third time in its history, Clemson is headed to New York City and famed arena Madison Square Garden for the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The Tigers knocked off Belmont in a thriller Tuesday, 73-68, after trailing by five with 3:53 remaining. Clemson advances to face the winner of California vs. SMU on Tuesday, April 1. The game time has yet to be determined. The win was Clemson’s 23rd of the season, the program’s high since also winning 23 games in 2008-09. The Bruins finished their season with a 26-10 record. After Belmont went ahead by five at the under-four mark on a Craig Bradshaw long ball, Clemson […]

South Carolina and Oregon State Square Off for Sweet 16 Berth

South Carolina and Oregon State Square Off for Sweet 16 Berth

No. 8/8 Gamecocks tip off at 9:40 p.m. (ET) for chance to advance in Stanford Region of NCAA Tournament South Carolina Game Notes | NCAA Tournament Central | Seattle Site Central Game Information Opponent: Oregon State Beavers (24-10, 13-5 Pac-12) Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:40 p.m. (PT) TV: ESPN2 (Dave Fleming and Sean Farnham) Click here for coverage maps Radio: 107.5 The Game, 1320 AM The Fan (Brad Muller) Live Video: ESPN3 Series History: Never Met South Carolina Notables In its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, South Carolina has won at least one game in the event in all but three. The Gamecocks have reached the Sweet 16 four times, including 2012 under head coach Dawn Staley. […]

Gameday: Carolina Hurricanes Try for Season Sweep of Isles

Gameday: Carolina Hurricanes Try for Season Sweep of Isles

The Canes look to complete a season series sweep of the Islanders By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC March 25, 2014 – The Carolina Hurricanes recent success against the New York Islanders is well-documented. Back from a three-game road trip in which the team captured four out of a possible six points with wins at Columbus and Winnipeg, the Canes will attempt to sweep the Islanders in the final game of their four-game season series tonight in Raleigh. Carolina has claimed victory in one-goal decisions in the two teams’ previous three meetings this season. A three-goal second period, bolstered by Jiri Tlusty’s two goals, propelled the Canes to a 4-3 win on Oct. 19 in New York. The two teams met […]

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NC Wildlife Commission Schedules Habitat Management Seminar in Raleigh

NC Wildlife Commission Schedules Habitat Management Seminar in Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC March 24, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a Practical Wildlife Habitat Management seminar at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh on April 24. The 6-9 p.m. seminar is free, but pre-registration is required. Presented by the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), this interactive workshop is designed for landowners and sportsmen who want to improve their properties to benefit wildlife and conserve habitat. “This seminar is specifically geared toward the non-professional,” said Guy Gardner, the presenter with QDMA. “We will discuss techniques to implement a cost-effective, practical habitat management program allowing anyone to improve the quality of their property for the benefit of wildlife.” The seminar will consist of: An overview of wildlife […]

NC Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Input for Pee Dee River Game Land Planning

NC Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Input for Pee Dee River Game Land Planning

ROCKINGHAM, NC March 25, 2014 — The N.C.Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on April 3 in Rockingham to seek input in developing a management plan for the Pee Dee River Game Land in Richmond County. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Hinson Lake Rotary Lodge, located on 152 Hinson Lake Road. Wildlife Commission staff will use input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on the state-owned portions of the Pee Dee River Game Land for the next 10 years. This game land is located between Rockingham and Lilesville. Two tracts, encompassing approximately 2,270 acres, are popular for deer, turkey and small game hunting opportunities. “We are seeking input from all […]

NC Anglers Can Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Rusty Crayfish

NC Anglers Can Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Rusty Crayfish

MARION, NC March 25, 2014 — Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are asking anglers to help stop the spread of the rusty crayfish — a destructive, non-native crayfish that has invaded the upper Catawba River in western North Carolina. The rusty crayfish, which measures about 5 inches long, is native to the Ohio River watershed but can now be found in Canada and 17 other states, including North Carolina. Anglers can identify the rusty crayfish from other native crayfish by a rust-colored spot on its sides, just in front of the tail. They also have black bands on the tips of their claws. Wildlife Commission biologists first discovered the rusty crayfish in 2007 in the North Fork […]

Hammerheads Partner with Tourbeau Sports Group

Hammerheads Partner with Tourbeau Sports Group

Wilmington, NC March 24, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today their partnership with Tourbeau Sports Group. The video streaming production and sports development company, known especially for their work in the soccer industry will stream all Hammerheads FC home matches in HD quality in 2014, free of charge, via the team’s YouTube Channel. “We are excited about our partnership with Tourbeau Sports as it is another way Hammerheads FC will be elevating our product and professionalism this season,” said Wilmington Hammerheads FC General Manager Jason Arnold. “Tourbeau Sports are leading experts in the sports production market and we are pleased to be aligned with them for the 2014 season.” Tourbeau Sports Group has produced live broadcasts of U.S. Soccer, […]

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ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 3

ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 3

After a pair of non-contact orientation workouts in shorts and helmets, East Carolina took its next step of the spring by moving to shells for a two-hour practice Monday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. Highlights and Interviews GREENVILLE, NC March 24, 2014 – After a pair of non-contact orientation workouts in shorts and helmets, East Carolina took its next step of the spring by moving to shells for a two-hour practice Monday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. The session was the first of 12 which will be conducted in gear, including a pair of scrimmages and the Purple-Gold Spring Game on April 12. Despite the added equipment, fifth-year head coach Ruffin […]

Clemson Third Heading into Final Round at Briar’s Creek

Clemson Third Heading into Final Round at Briar’s Creek

CLEMSON, SC March 24, 2014 – Lauren Salazar had rounds of 70 and 75 on Monday to tie for the individual lead and take Clemson to a third-place team standing after two rounds of the Briar’s Creek Invitational at the Golf Club of Briar’s Creek at Johns Island, S.C.  The 17 teams competing on the par 72 course played 36 holes in tough conditions on Monday.  They will finish the 54-hole event on Tuesday. GRU Augusta has the team lead at 596, while East Carolina is second at 600.  Clemson is third at 601 and Texas Tech is fourth at 602.  Maryland is the only other ACC school in the national field that includes four Big Ten schools and two […]

Clemson Tigers Spring Back Into Action Monday

Clemson Tigers Spring Back Into Action Monday

CLEMSON, SC March 24, 2014 – The Clemson Tigers returned back to the practice field on Monday with many changes to take place at a variety of positions. Clemson Football Outlook 2014 National media face a dilemma when attempting to evaluate the returning personnel for the 2014 Clemson football team. Are the Tigers rebuilding, or are they a veteran team? CLEMSON TIGERS FOOTBALL TICKETS Clemson must replace a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,400-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher as Dabo Swinney prepares for his sixth full season as leader of the Tigers program.  Gone are All-America quarterback Tajh Boyd and his 57 schools records, All-America wide receiver Sammy Watkins and his 20 records, and All-ACC running back Rod McDowell and his […]

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