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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
College of Charleston Outlasts Coastal Carolina, 3-1

College of Charleston Outlasts Coastal Carolina, 3-1

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston outlasted Coastal Carolina, 3-1 (26-24, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23), in non-conference volleyball action at TD Arena on Tuesday night. The Cougars (12-5, 4-0) won their sixth straight match despite only hitting .189 with 24 attacking errors. Coastal Carolina (5-9, 3-1) could not overcome 12 service errors as the squad surrendered late leads in both the first and fourth sets. The Chanticleers ultimately made more kills (57-52) and blocks (9-6) than the Cougars, but strong CofC efforts at the end of sets proved to be the difference. Junior Emily Neideffer had a strong effort as she tied her career high with 14 kills and a .423 attack percentage. She also had a hand in three of […]

BMW Group U.S. Reports September 2012 Sales

BMW Group U.S. Reports September 2012 Sales

BMW brand up 4.9 percent year-to-date MINI brand up 16.6 percent year-to-date, best September ever   Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 2, 2012…  The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported September sales of 26,660 vehicles, an increase of 3.5 percent from the 25,749 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 7.1 percent on sales of 234,928 in the first nine months of 2012 compared to 219,314 in the same period in 2011.   “The economic indicators and consumer confidence are showing improvement and the traffic in our showrooms is further encouraging our optimism for the fourth quarter of the year as the BMW new model ramp-up continues”, said Ludwig […]

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NASCAR’s Dillon Brothers Return to Their Roots for Circle K Late Model Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

NASCAR’s Dillon Brothers Return to Their Roots for Circle K Late Model Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC – Rising NASCAR stars Austin and Ty Dillon, of Lewisville, N.C., will trade their regular NASCAR rides for a pair of late models as they compete in the World of Outlaws Circle K Late Model Showdown on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The two grandsons of legendary race team owner Richard Childress are no strangers to victory lane at the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile clay oval, with Austin, 22, winning the 2007 and 2009 FASTRAK Late Model Series feature and Ty, 20, earning the checkered flag in the 2008 running of the same event. This year, they’ll compete in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature event. The Dillon brothers are in heated championship […]

Charlotte Bobcats Captains Ready to Lead

Charlotte Bobcats Captains Ready to Lead

By Matt Rochinski October 3, 2012 bobcats.com Training Camp Gallery | Videos: Mullens Social Media Questions | Sessions Social Media Questions | Lauer Interview: Williams | Training Camp Central Charlotte, NC – Gerald Henderson knows this isn’t a situation many NBA players entering their fourth year in the league are in. But that does not mean he’s not ready for it. A few weeks ago, Bobcats Head Coach Mike Dunlap came to Henderson and veteran Matt Carroll and asked them if they wanted to be the Cats captains for 2012-13. He didn’t tell them they were – he asked if they wanted to. It was an important distinction for Henderson. “It was something where he wanted to but wanted me […]

ECU Men’s Golf Claims Second-Place At Rees Jones Invitational

ECU Men’s Golf Claims Second-Place At Rees Jones Invitational

Senior Zach Edmondson and freshman Stephen Lavenets earn top-10 finishes DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. — The East Carolina men’s golf team fired a 5-over-par 293 in the final round of the 2012 Rees Jones Invitational to capture second-place. The Pirates began the day in fourth-place before carding the lowest round of the day and finished the tournament at 30-over-par 894 (298-303-293) to surpass South Carolina and Winthrop. Results Final Results Liberty claimed the team title with a score of 6-over-par 870 (284-290-296). South Carolina finished in thrid-place at 32-over 896 (295-296-305), followed by Charlotte in fourth at 42-over (306-296-304=906) and Winthrop in fifth at 45-over (293-301-315=909). ECU was one of three teams to place four players in the top-20 of the […]

East Carolina Baseball Announces 2013 Schedule

East Carolina Baseball Announces 2013 Schedule

Pirates Play Eight Teams That Appeared In 2012 NCAA Regionals GREENVILLE, N.C. – Thirty-five home games at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium, including the 10th-Annual Keith LeClair Classic, highlight the 2013 East Carolina baseball schedule announced Tuesday afternoon by head baseball coach Billy Godwin. 2013 Schedule l 10th Annual LeClair Classic Schedule The 2013 slate features 20 games against teams that earned a bid to the 2012 NCAA Regionals, 26 against teams with 35-plus wins and 14 that finished ranked in the national polls. ECU will play 17 of its first 18 games at Clark-LeClair Stadium as well as 10 of its final 13 contests. The Pirates will open play on Friday, Feb. 15 at home against Atlantic Coast Conference […]

Gustafsson Spang Wins UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament

Gustafsson Spang Wins UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament

Freshman Sets School Record With 54-Hole Score of 206 GREENSBORO, N.C. - East Carolina freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang fired a 1-under par 70 during final round action Tuesday and claimed her first collegiate tournament title posting a school record 7-under par 206 at the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament. Final Results The Kinna, Sweden native collected three birdies on the afternoon and became the ninth individual in school history to claim medalist honors. During two-days of work, Gustafsson Spang tallied a tournament-best 13 birdies and led the field in par-4 scoring (4-under) and par-5 scoring (6-under). Sophomore Emily Eng (220/ 7-over) finished tied for ninth after her even round of 71 (37-34) during final round play. Fellow classmate Katie Kirk (227/ 14-over) […]