Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Clemson's Hendrix Hall evacuated for bomb threat

Right now at Clemson University, per several of my friends, Hendrix Hall has been evacuated due to a bomb threat.

This one on February 4 is the second time in less than a week that the building has been evacuated.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

East Tennessee State to re-add football

Per a vote by the East Tennessee State University Student Government Association, the university will re-add a football team.

The president of the university, Brian Noland, approves of it. Per the @BringBackBucFB Twitter feed, the school would hire a coach in May this year, play a JV schedule in 2014, and in 2015 would start a full schedule.

ETSU was kicked out of the Southern Conference after earlier dropping its football team.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Citadel cashes in on halftime heave

I was at the Elon-The Citadel game this afternoon, and Marshall Harris, a guard for The Citadel, made about a 55 or 60 footer at halftime to cut the Bulldogs deficit to five. The Citadel lost 70-66, but this was one of the longest shots of the year so far. Have a look and watch from The Citadel's YouTube.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kings very close to moving to Seattle

The Sacramento Kings are within days of moving to Seattle. An ownership group led by Chris Hansen will buy the team.

Chris Daniels of KING-TV in Seattle says: BREAKING: Source tells me deal on Kings-to- to be announced soon, perhaps as early as Monday/Tuesday.

The Kings would play in Key Arena in Seattle for a couple seasons until the new arena is built.  

Marc Stein of ESPN, very reputable NBA reporter: just going online now: Maloofs have struck deal to sell 65 percent of Kings to Chris Hansen group in Seattle for $525 million, sources say.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stan Musial dies

St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial has died. He was 92 years old. He died surrounded by his family in a St. Louis hospital at 5:45pm CT Saturday.

Stan Musial had 3630 hits: 1815 at home, 1815 on the road. He was one of the best baseball players ever. He was a 22-time all-star with the Cardinals.

Musial had 475 home runs in his career, and had a .331 batting average in his career. His career was from 1941-63. He won 3 MVPs in his career. Very sad news.

Friday, January 18, 2013

49ers WR investigated for sexual assault

From the San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco police have interviewed 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree about allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in the city following the team’s victory last weekend, The Chronicle has learned.

The alleged attack occurred at an unnamed hotel early on Jan. 13, hours after the team’s victory over the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park.

The incident is being investigated by the Special Victims Unit, whose detectives have interviewed Crabtree with his lawyer present. Crabtree has agreed to make himself available for possible further interviews about an assault.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

If the Big South tournament started today

I feel that the Big South is getting undercovered so far. They play very exciting basketball, and the teams in there can play.

Wednesday night was an interesting night, with all the home teams winning. Charleston Southern defeating UNC-Asheville on Wednesday night. Gardner-Webb won on a buzzer beater last night against Coastal Carolina. That made the top 10 on SportsCenter, briefly as the #1 play. Winthrop beat Presbyterian, and Radford beat Longwood, while VMI beat Campbell. High Point beat Liberty.

Here are the brackets if the season ended today. The conference tournament is in Conway this year at Coastal Carolina's new arena, the HTC Center. I will update these frequently. I will also do this for the SoCon.

Tuesday, March 5 - First Round
GAME 1: 4S UNC Asheville vs. 5N Liberty, TBA
GAME 2: 3N Campbell vs. 6S Presbyterian, TBA
GAME 3: 4N Radford vs. 5S Winthrop, TBA
GAME 4: 3S Coastal Carolina vs. 6N Longwood, TBA

Thursday, March 7 - Quarterfinals
GAME 5: 1N VMI vs. Winner Game 1, TBA
GAME 6: 2S Gardner-Webb vs. Winner Game 2, TBA
GAME 7: 1S Charleston Southern vs. Winner Game 3, TBA
GAME 8: 2N High Point vs. Winner Game 4, TBA

Saturday, March 9 - Semifinals
GAME 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, TBA (ESPN3)
GAME 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, TBA (ESPN3)
Sunday, March 10 - Championship
GAME 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 12:00pm (TV: ESPN2)

Clemson president to have triple-bypass tomorrow

Clemson University President James Barker is having a triple-bypass heart surgery tomorrow. He e-mailed the Clemson students first to tell them about his surgery less than an hour ago (around 5pm or so).

Prayers to him and his family.

Here is the e-mail to the students and professors:

Dear Clemson,

During a medical check-up this week, I became aware of a situation that will require immediate attention. Tomorrow morning, I will have triple bypass surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital in order to treat blockages that were discovered during a heart catheterization today. This will require a hospital stay of five to seven days with visitation limited to family, and I anticipate a medical leave for recovery. I am delegating the responsibilities of office to Provost Dori Helms until the Board of Trustees can convene tomorrow and take any appropriate further actions.

I have every confidence of a complete recovery for several reasons. First, I am being treated by Clemson doctors and nurses. Second, I am in good health overall. Third, I have full confidence in the administrative team at Clemson to keep projects and priorities moving forward without a hitch. The Board of Trustees has been notified and has pledged their full support as well.

Be assured that I will keep you informed as I learn more from my doctors.


--Jim Barker

James F. Barker

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Charleston Southern to name Chadwell coach

Per Scott Eisberg and Kevin Bilodeau, two local Charleston sportscasters, Charleston Southern will announce Delta State Head Coach (former CSU assistant) Jamey Chadwell as their head coach tomorrow.

It will be a 1pm press conference. Chadwell is the current coach at Delta State University. He just finished a 3-7 season at Delta State. Previously, he had spent three seasons at North Greenville University. He is a former Charleston Southern assistant.

In 2011, his team finished 11-3 with a trip to the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals. He is 36, a youthful mind for the Buccaneers program.

Chip Kelly named Eagles coach

According to Chris Mortensen, ESPN NFL insider: Chip Kelly is the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources. No announcement yet.

Huge news for the Pac-12. Just talked to family member of Oregon football player. Reports are true, Chip will no longer be the Ducks head football coach.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hurricanes release schedule

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Scott Skiles let go by Bucks

Per @sam_amick of USA Today Sports: The Milwaukee Bucks and coach Scott Skiles have agreed to part ways immediately, USA Today Sports has learned. Story to come.

The Bucks are 16-16, in 8th in the Eastern Conference, and are on a 4 game losing streak.

Milwaukee has made assistant Jim Boylan its interim coach, league source tells Yahoo! Sports (Adrian Wojnarowski). 

Per Amick: Skiles has been the coach of the Bucks since the 2008-09 season, compiling a record of 162-182, with one playoff appearance. Overall, Skiles has a record of 443-433 in 13 seasons. reported earlier that Skiles told the Bucks he didn't want to come back after this season but that the team had asked him to keep an open mind and that they might be willing to offer him about another deal.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Andrew Goudelock traded

The Sioux Falls Skyforce have traded leading scorer Andrew Goudelock of the College of Charleston for guard Donald Sloan and Mychel Thompson from Erie as part of 3-team deal.

He is going to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in Hidalgo, TX.

Sloan has NBA career averages of 5.0 points and 2.7 assists in 53 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers (45), New Orleans Hornets (3) and Atlanta Hawks (5). He averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 assists in 20 games with the Cavaliers this season before being waived on Dec. 25. The 6-3, 205-pound guard averaged 22.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.4 assists in eight games with Erie last season before earning a call-up to Atlanta. He was later signed by New Orleans before eventually finishing the season with Cleveland.

The Vipers are affiliates of just one NBA team, the Houston Rockets. Press release: