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Coach 1K: Duke legend nets 1,000th career win

Just call him Coach 1K. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski became the first Division 1 coach to win 1,000 games, guiding the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils to a 77-68 win over the St. John’s Red Storm on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. “We were so gritty in the last 10 minutes,” Krzyzewski said after the game. “It was tough to get involved with 1,000. I was just trying to survive this game,... 

It’s time to give college athletes a small slice of the pie

Everyone from university presidents to network executives, and from ticket scalpers to bookies, seem to be getting rich on college athletics – except the athletes themselves. The ones who put their health and hard work on the line to fuel the money-making machine are the same kids who have to bum rides from friends and eat Ramon Noodles after the cafeteria closes – far from the glamorous... 

Tigers’ putback beats buzzer to down Demon Deacons

Trailing for over 37 minutes in the game, a putback by Josh Smith with 0.5 seconds remaining gave Clemson a 59-57 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon in Littlejohn Coliseum.  The Tigers improved to 11-8 overall (3-4 in the ACC) and the Demon Deacons fell to 9-11 (1-6). With the Tigers leading 57-56, the Demon Deacons marched down the court with under a minute remaining and Wake Forest forward... 

Top-ranked Wildcats too hot for Gamecocks to tame

In a meeting of top-ten defenses, it would be No. 1 Kentucky (19-0, 6-0 SEC) that would win the day Saturday afternoon, beating South Carolina (10-8, 1-5) 58-43 in front of a capacity crowd at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks held their opponent to its lowest scoring output of the season, but a season-low shooting percentage on the offensive end would be the difference in the loss. It was a track... 

Coastal plays D, hits boards in blowout over Blue Hose

Fueled by a plus-22 rebounding margin and stifling defense Coastal Carolina weathered a slow start to claim a 63-52 victory over Presbyterian College in Big South men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon. Coastal was shooting just 26 percent from the field before making 11-of-14 shots during a 12-minute, game-defining stretch through the middle stages of the second half. The shooting spree ended... 

Boys Hoops: MB outbattles NMB in showdown for first

Everyone anticipated a hard-fought battle between first-place rivals Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach on Friday night, and they got more than expected. A third-quarter fight spoiled an otherwise classic matchup between the two Region 7-3A rivals, with the Seahawks (7-11 overall, 3-1 region) surging in the fourth quarter for a 63-54 victory over the host Chiefs (10-5, 2-2). Following a first half... 

Girls Hoops: Seahawks stay atop region perch with win

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team flexed its muscle in Region 7-3A play on Friday night by blowing out host North Myrtle Beach 79-41 on Friday night. The Lady Seahawks (13-5 overall, 4-0 region) jumped out to a 29-9 lead after one quarter of play and never let off the gas en route to a win over the Lady Chiefs (10-8, 2-2). Myrtle Beach Keocia Walker led all scorers with 18 points and teammates... 

MB Riptides dive into 2015 with strong start to season

The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team has already made a huge splash in 2015 with success at two meets in January. At the final one-day meet of the 12/Under Grand Prix Series, the Riptides sent 11 swimmers to Mount Pleasant. The swimmers were able to garner 17 personal best times and qualified two new swimmers to the 2015 State Championships. Anaya Brown swam to four personal best times and her first-ever... 

Chants fall to Bulldogs for second straight league loss

After trailing by double-digits for most of the game, Coastal Carolina cut UNC Asheville’s lead to nine points with 4:33 to play, but the Chanticleers would get no closer as the Bulldogs secured a 75-65 victory Thursday evening in front of a national ESPNU audience. Coastal trailed Asheville 66-46 at the 7:23 mark of the second half after the Bulldogs’ Andrew Rowsey made fifth free throw of the... 

Coastal kicks off installation of Teal Turf football surface

Heavy equipment dotted Benton Field at Brooks Stadium this week as preparations for Coastal Carolina’s new “Teal Turf” began. The home for Chanticleer football and women’s lacrosse amidst the TD Sports Complex had its top layer of grass removed and by mid-April a new and unique-looking playing surface will be installed featuring the first “Teal Green Turf” field in the nation. “When the... 
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