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CCU’s Cooke, Cunningham go in draft’s top 10 rounds

Coastal Carolina centerfielder Billy Cooke and pitcher Alex Cunningham were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. Cooke was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the eighth round (243rd pick overall) and Cunningham was picked in the ninth round (258th overall) by the San Diego Padres. A Chanticleer has been selected within the first 10 rounds of the Major League draft for 10... 

CCU’s Bothman caps stellar freshman season at NCAAs

Coastal Carolina redshirt freshman Annie Bothma, the first Chanticleer to qualify in the 10,000-meter run, closed out the track and field season at the NCAA Finals at Hayward Field, in Eugene, Ore. Thursday evening. Bothma jumped out to the early lead in the first 400m but was overtaken by Anna Rhorer from Notre Dame. Rhorer quickly pushed the pace causing Bothma to drop back gradually after getting... 

Coastal’s Wood nets honor as Freshman All-American

Coastal Carolina outfielder Cory Wood (Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson HS) was named to Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team, the publication announced today. Wood becomes the Chanticleers’ 11th Freshman All-American and 10th since 2007. Wood, who was voted Sun Belt Freshman of the Year by the league’s head coaches, batted .291 with 41 runs scored, 24 RBI and an impressive .423 on base percentage... 

CCU’s Bothma set to make run at NCAA championship

Coastal Carolina distance runner Annie Bothma will be competing in the 10,000 meter in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday at 10:08 p.m. in the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Bothma has competed twice in the 10,000 meter, winning both times this season. The first being the Sun Belt Championships with a time 34:12.04 to qualify her for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, which... 

CCU’s Cunningham makes second team All-American

Coastal Carolina pitcher Alex Cunningham (Duncan, S.C. /Byrnes HS) was named second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Thursday. Cunningham becomes Coastal’s 30th baseball All-American overall and the 23rd over the last 16 seasons. In addition to being named All-American, the right-hander was twice named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and... 

Chants ruled out of NCAAs, will not defend national title

Last year the Coastal Carolina baseball team was the toast of Omaha. This year the Chants are just plain toast. Coastal Carolina will not have a shot to defend its national championship after being left out of the field in this year’s NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Chants (37-19-1) are only the fourth reigning champion to fail to make the cut since the tournament expanded to 64 teams. In fact,... 

Chants go down swinging, await word on at-large bid

Top-seeded Coastal Carolina battled back from two four-run deficits (once to cut it to one run and once to cut it to two) and brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but fell short, 7-5, to eighth-seed Texas State in the quarterfinal of the 2017 Sun Belt Championship. The defending national champion Chanticleers are eliminated from the rain-shortened, single-elimination... 

Five CCU football players claim All-Sun Belt honors

Athlon Magazine has named five members of the Coastal Carolina football team to its 2017 preseason All-Sun Belt team. Chanticleers recognized include Chris Jones (second team, punt returner), Adam Lawhorn (third team, offensive line), Evan Rabon (third team, punter), Osharmar Abercrombie (fourth team, running back) and Shane Johnson (fourth team, linebacker). Coastal Carolina, playing its first... 

Sun Belt changes tourney format to single elimination

Coastal Carolina’s postseason quest to repeat as national champions is down to its last out due to adverse weather conditions in Statesboro, GA. Poor field conditions and the threat of further inclement weather forced the cancellation of Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship first round games at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Sun Belt Conference cancelled... 

Sun Belt’s football format, tourney sites announced

The Coastal Carolina football team will compete in the newly formed Sun Belt Conference’s East Division, and the baseball team will host the conference tournament in a pair of many announcements made by the league Tuesday. Among the items finalized was the establishment of the 2018 eight-game football schedule format with two five-team divisions, the criteria for determining the representatives... 
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