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Cougars Continue Fall Tournament Play at UVa Classic

Cougars Continue Fall Tournament Play at UVa Classic

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s tennis team will continue fall tournament play this weekend at the UVa Fall Classic hosted by the University of Virginia on Oct. 5-7 at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Va. Along with competing against the host Cavaliers, the Cougars will get to test their mettle against players hailing from James Madison, Penn State, VCU, George Washington, Virginia Tech, Liberty, Richmond, William & Mary, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, Morgan State, Binghamton, East Tennessee State, Norfolk Sate and North Carolina Wesleyan. “This weekend is going to be very exciting for us,” CofC Head Coach Jay Bruner said. “We’ve never been to Charlottesville as a team before, so it will be a different […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Tennis
Chip Thompson Tabbed FWAA Defensive Player of Week

Chip Thompson Tabbed FWAA Defensive Player of Week

Junior safety earns honor from Football Writers Association following stellar performance vs. UTEP DALLAS – East Carolina junior safety Chip Thompson has been named the Football Writers Association of America/Bronco Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for the games of the weekend on Sept. 29, according to an announcement from the organization Tuesday. Thompson recorded a pair of fourth quarter interceptions that he returned for 24 yards and tallied eight tackles in East Carolina’s 28-18 win over conference rival UTEP last weekend. His first interception, one of four turnovers caused by the Pirates’ defense against the Miners, came early in the fourth quarter with UTEP inside the ECU 20-yard line with11:16 remaining in the game. He picked off his […]

Posted in: Football, Greenville NC
Pirate Volleyball Heads to Marshall for Friday Contest

Pirate Volleyball Heads to Marshall for Friday Contest

East Carolina and Marshall will meet for the 17th time in program history Friday at 6 p.m. GREENVILLE, N.C. Oct. 3, 2012 – The East Carolina women’s volleyball team will kick off the month of October with a road match at Marshall in Huntington, W.Va., Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Match Notes | Live Stats | Live Video After a rough September which saw ECU go 0-12, the Pirates hope to see their fortunes change along with the calendar. East Carolina is currently 1-15 overall and 0-5 in Conference USA action. The Pirates are coming off of a 3-0 sweep at the hands of UCF which extended ECU’s losing streak to 14 matches. The Pirates and the Thundering Herd […]

Gustafsson Spang Named C-USA Co-Golfer-of-the-Week

Gustafsson Spang Named C-USA Co-Golfer-of-the-Week

Freshman Set School Record En Route To UNCG Starmount Title GREENVILLE, N.C. Oct. 3, 2012- East Carolina freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang was named Conference USA Co-Golfer-of-the-Week after claiming medalist honors at the 2012 UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament the league office announced Wednesday afternoon. The Kinna, Sweden native won her first collegiate tournament with a school-record 7-under par 206 and helped No. 20 ECU (24-5) to a third place finish, its second top-five team placement of the young season. Gustafsson Spang, who played as the Pirates’ No. 1 golfer, led wire-to-wire carding an opening round 66 (4-under/ 33-33) posting the second-lowest 18-hole score in school history. She followed that with a one-under 70 (35-35) to close out Monday and then posted […]

Posted in: Golf, Greenville NC
Newman, Baker To Compete at Wake Forest Invitational

Newman, Baker To Compete at Wake Forest Invitational

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston women’s tennis players Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) and Grace Baker (Charlotte, N.C.) will compete individually at the Wake Forest Invitational to be held on Oct. 5-7 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C. Along with the Cougars and host Demon Deacons, 14 other teams make up this year’s singles and doubles tournament field including Richmond, UNC Charlotte, Campbell, Louisville, Navy, Radford, West Virginia, Winthrop, Stetson and East Tennessee State as well as Southern Conference foes UNCG, Appalachian State, Elon and Davidson. Reflecting on the last couple weeks of practice in preparation for the tournament, CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo stated that, “Everyone’s been working really hard and it will be nice […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Tennis
ECU Women’s Basketball Begins Preseason Practice

ECU Women’s Basketball Begins Preseason Practice

Head Coach Heather Macy returns 11 players from last year’s squad to the court GREENVILLE, N.C. – Third year head coach Heather Macy and her team of 11 returners and six newcomers hit the court at Minges Coliseum Monday afternoon for the first official practice of the 2012-13 season. 2012-12 Preseason Prospectus (PDF) l Coach Macy Interview l Practice Highlights Macy and her coaching staff of Ollin Dunford, Jill Poe, and Rachel Stockdale held a mid-day practice in which the Pirates ran drills and got a chance to see how their players interacted with one another on the court. The team, which compiled a 12-19 overall record and a 5-11 conference mark last season, looked solid as they were led […]

ECU Baseball Lettermen Chasing the Big League Dream

ECU Baseball Lettermen Chasing the Big League Dream

Eighteen former ECU lettermen continue to pursue their goal of making to the big leagues Greenville, NC Oct. 3, 2012 – Thirty-five former East Carolina baseball players have been drafted since 2005 and 16 of them, plus one player who signed as a free agent, were still active in the minor leagues in 2012. Eight players received promotions during the season with six reaching the Double-A level. Here is a look at how former Pirate lettermen fared in the minor leagues this past season: Shawn Armstrong – RHP – Akron Aeros (AA) Drafted in the 18th round by the Cleveland Indians in 2011 … Began 2012 season in Low-A with Lake County appearing in a pair of games … Promoted […]

Carolina RailHawks Host NASL Soccer Bowl Trophy

Carolina RailHawks Host NASL Soccer Bowl Trophy

NASL Soccer Bowl trophy will be on display Friday   Cary, NC – On Friday, at the RailHawks training session leading up to their Saturday night Semifinal match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the RailHawks will be hosting the NASL Soccer Bowl trophy while on its tour during the 2012 NASL Playoffs. The winner of the NASL Playoffs will be awarded the Soccer Bowl Trophy and crowned NASL Champion. The RailHawks training session will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   The RailHawks will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the first match of the Semifinal Series on Saturday, October 6th at WakeMed Soccer Park. Kickoff is schedule for 7:00 p.m.   WHERE: WakeMed Soccer Park 101 Soccer […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
Horseshoe History on Display for ESPN College GameDay

Horseshoe History on Display for ESPN College GameDay

Columbia, SC – Broadcasting ESPN College GameDay from the Horseshoe gives us the opportunity to showcase one of the most beautiful and historic areas on our campus and in Columbia. With such a large production, a lot of care and precautions are being taken to protect the Horseshoe as we did in 2010 when we first hosted the national show there. Here are a few interesting tidbits about the Horseshoe and what makes it so special to the university. Now, go impress your friends (and ESPN!) Ten buildings on the Horseshoe are listed in the National Register for Historic Places. Rutledge College, built in 1805, was the first building on the campus. For its first four years, it housed the […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Football
Gameday Timeline: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Gameday Timeline: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Columbia, SC – South Carolina will host Georgia this Saturday, Oct.6, at 7 p.m. in an SEC showdown between two undefeated Top 10 teams. The game is officially SOLD OUT. Please be cautious of counterfeit tickets being sold by unauthorized vendors for such an in-demand game. More information on verifying tickets South Carolina will be hosting ESPN College GameDay on the Horseshoe on Saturday. The show will air live from 9 a.m.-Noon. Note in the timeline below changes to parking opening times and a shuttle service to accommodate GameDay (more information here.) We’re also hosting the Lowe’s Tailgate featuring Billy Currington at approximately 5 p.m. following the Gamecock Walk on the Garnet Way in the former Farmers Market. We’ll be […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Football