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Coastal’s giant leap to Sun Belt a long time in the making

It was exactly 20 years ago this month that I moved to Myrtle Beach to cover Coastal Carolina University athletics for the local daily newspaper. I remember my first trip to campus like it was, well, about 20 years ago. That seems about right, especially in light of the school’s impending announcement that it is joining the Sun Belt Conference. They grow up so fast. My predecessor on the... 

Report: Coastal invited to join Sun Belt Conference

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Coastal Carolina University will join the Sun Belt Conference after the league voted to extend an invitation to the Chanticleers, and the school has called a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday for a major announcement. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy cited unnamed sources on his Twitter account Monday afternoon, announcing that “Coastal Carolina will... 

Volleyball: MB, Socastee, CF roll past local rivals

The Myrtle Beach High girls volleyball team opened the season in impressive fashion on Monday by sweeping rival Conway on the road. Myrtle Beach won by scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-10. The Lady Seahawks (1-0) were led by Emily Wunder with 11 kills. Teammate Maggie Slabinski added 10 kills and Gracie Davis had six. Myrtle Beach plays its home opener Wednesday against Socastee. * Carolina Forest... 

Golson gets green light to start for No. 10 Seminoles

Myrtle Beach High graduate Everett Golson, a senior transfer from Notre Dame, has been named the starting quarterback for Florida State in Saturday’s season opener against Texas State. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher chose Golson over junior Sean Maguire, whose lone career start came in a win over Clemson last year. Meanwhile, Golson has 25 starts under his belt, including the 2012 BCS National... 

Big names, top teams make up 2015 Beach Ball Classic

Teams have been announced for the 2015 Beach Ball Classic, the nation’s premier holiday high school basketball tournament. Slated for December 26-31 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This year’s event “will leave fans on the edge of their seats,” according to BBC Executive Director, John Rhodes. “With 16 of the nation’s top teams contending, there’s sure to be a lot... 

Wins vault CCU to No. 14; Pina nets national honors

After posting a pair of 2-0 shutout road victories to open the 2015 season, Coastal Carolina University goalkeeper Fernando Pina has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. In addition, the Chanticleers have moved up to 14th in the online publication’s top-30 poll. Pina opened his Coastal career as the starting goalkeeper against No. 22/24 Old Dominion on Aug. 28 and... 

Lady Chants sweep through Georgia Tech Invitational

The Coastal Carolina volleyball team won its final two matches of the Atlanta Midtown Invitational on Saturday, defeating Siena (25-21, 25-20, 25-20) and The Citadel (25-19, 21-25, 25-12, 25-12) to remain the only unbeaten team as tournament play concluded. In addition to winning the tournament, the 2015 Chanticleers become the first Coastal team to start the season with a 4-0 record since 1996.... 

Vosler’s walk-off HR lifts Pelicans in 12-inning duel

With two outs in the twelfth inning of a scoreless game, third baseman Jason Vosler crushed a walk-off, solo home run over the right-center field fence as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans edged the Wilmington Blue Rocks 1-0 at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Saturday night. It was the first walk-off homer of the 21-year-old’s career and the Pelicans’ third walk-off home run... 

Charlotte Christian shuts down Seahawks offense

The No. 1-ranked Myrtle Beach High football team opened the 2015 season Saturday in the nightcap of the Carolinas Kickoff Clash. The usually high-scoring Seahawks will have to wait until September to score their first touchdown. North Carolina power Charlotte Christian shut down the Seahawks in a surprising 24-3 win on Myrtle Beach’s home field of Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The Seahawks... 

No. 21 Chants stop Rams, complete weekend sweep

The 21st-ranked Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team used a pair of goals by junior newcomer Tobenna Uzo and a stout defensive performance to defeat VCU 2-0 Sunday evening at the Rams’ SportsBackers Stadium in Richmond, Va. The victory moves the Chanticleers to 2-0-0 on the season, while the Rams fall to 0-2-0. After nearly 30 minutes of controlling the pace of play and time of possession,... 
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