FMU Golf Team honored  with GCAA academic award
Jul31

FMU Golf Team honored with GCAA academic award

For the fifth year in a row, the Francis Marion University golf team has received a Golf Coaches Association of America 18Bridies All-Academic Team Award, this time for the 2017-18 academic year. To be eligible for GCAA team recognition, a school must register a team grade point average of 3.00 or higher for the entire academic year. Francis Marion was one of 127 NCAA Division I members nationwide to earn this honor, and the Patriots...

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STP unveils throwback scheme  for Wallace Jr.
Jul31

STP unveils throwback scheme for Wallace Jr.

WELCOME, N.C.– Richard Petty Motorsports and STP recently unveiled a historic look for NASCAR’s throwback weekend. The scheme will take fans back to the beginning of one of NASCAR’s longest partnerships. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will race the first-ever STP scheme during the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend. The car was unveiled at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Since the time Hall of...

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Coker Women’s and Men’s Volleyball Teams Earn AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Coker College women’s and men’s volleyball teams have earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, the organization announced. A total of 973 teams earned the award for the 2017-18 season, breaking the previous year’s total of 835 to set an all-time high. According to the AVCA, the award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate...

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Pop Music Icons HANSON to perform Bojangles’ Southern 500 National Anthem
Jul31

Pop Music Icons HANSON to perform Bojangles’ Southern 500 National Anthem

The iconic pop rock group HANSON will participate in the award-winning Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR by performing the national anthem for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 2. Founded in 1992 at ages 11, nine and six, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac spent their first five years building a fan base as an independent band in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since then, the band has...

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S.C. American Legion Baseball championship tournament to be held in Columbia

This year’s South Carolina American Legion Baseball championship tournament will be held in Columbia. The 2018 tournament is set for July 25-27 at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia’s Bull Street district. This year’s tournament will also be condensed to a four-team format, with the top two Upper State teams and the top two Lower State teams advancing to the finals. Billy Oswald, American Legion League 8 Committeeman who is...

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Kent Crowned 2018 NCAA Division II Points Per Game Statistical Champion
Jul17

Kent Crowned 2018 NCAA Division II Points Per Game Statistical Champion

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Coker College women’s lacrosse member Faith Kent finished the 2018 season in historic fashion by finishing atop the NCAA Division II in points per game, averaging 6.80 per contest. Additionally, the Winter Springs, Fla. native finished fifth in NCAA Division II in goals per game, burying 4.53 per contest. Kent, a rising senior attacker capped off her junior campaign with an impressive 68 goals and 34...

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