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Chants land three more TV games, change start times

The Big South Conference announced today its football television partnership with the recently formed American Sports Network (ASN), and Coastal Carolina will be making three appearances on the new regional network. To accommodate ASN, Coastal Carolina is changing the starting time for two home games – hosting Elon on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. and Charleston Southern on Oct. 25 for Homecoming at 3:30 p.m.... 

Chants, Ellis to visit UCLA, ‘House That Wooden Built’

Coastal Carolina men’s basketball coach Cliff Ellis surpassed legendary UCLA coach John Wooden for 25th place on the all-time wins list last season with his 665th victory. Now Ellis and his Chanticleers will try to pad that number and pull a major upset at the “House That Wooden Built” – the famed Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. UCLA released its 2014-15 schedule on Tuesday... 

Chants picked to four-peat; Ross, Backus top POY list

After a record-setting 2013 season, the 2014 edition of the Coastal Carolina football team was voted by the league’s coaches and media as the preseason favorite to win its fourth consecutive conference championship, it was announced Thursday at the annual Big South Football Media Day at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. It was also announced that Quinn Backus and Alex Ross were voted the league’s... 

Coastal expands exposure with three games on ESPN3

Coastal Carolina will play three of its games on ESPN3 this season as part of the Big South Conference’s release of its “Game of the Week” package with the streaming network. The three-time defending conference champion Chanticleers will play at Presbyterian at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11 before hosting back-to-back games to close out the league schedule – Monmouth at 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 and rival... 

Coastal’s Taliaferro named Big South top male athlete

Coastal Carolina football player Lorenzo Taliaferro and Winthrop women’s basketball player Dequesha McClanahan have been voted the Big South Conference Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year for the 2013-14 season by the League’s Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Sports Information Directors, it was announced today by the Conference office. Taliaferro (Virginia Beach, Va.)... 

Big South inks TV deal with American Sports Network

The Big South Conference has entered into a new three-year television broadcast arrangement with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, it was announced today by Sinclair President and CEO David Smith and Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. The broadcasting agreement will begin with the 2014-15 athletic season and puts the Big South on the new American Sports Network (ASN), a collegiate sports... 

CCU women’s soccer hires former Georgia All-American

Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer head coach Paul Hogan added Carrie Patterson, a former All-American at the University of Georgia, to his coaching staff on Wednesday. “I recruited Carrie years ago to Colorado, but she chose to play at Georgia where she still holds the career record for goals and points.,” said Hogan. “Not only does Carrie have an excellent playing background,... 

Thigpen, Connie among 5 in CCU Hall of Fame class

The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics announced that Alan Connie (cross country/track & field head coach), Josh Hoke (football), Diana Jepchirchir Mendes (cross country/track & field), Thomas Jordan (track & field) and Tyler Thigpen (football) will be the 24th group of inductees into the George F. “Buddy” Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame. The Class of 2014 will have its... 

Coastal’s Backus back up for Buck Buchanan Award

Coastal Carolina senior linebacker Quinn Backus was named to the initial Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. The Buck Buchanan Award is presented annually by The Sports Network and given to the top defensive player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Backus (Greenwood, S.C. / Greenwood HS) finished seventh in the 2013 Buck Buchanan Award voting last season and is the top returning vote... 

Coastal kicker Catron up for Placekicker of Year award

Coastal Carolina senior Alex Catron received a pair of honors as he was named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Placekicker of the Year Watch List and named first team preseason All-American by BeyondSportsNetwork.com. Also making the BeyondSportsNetwork.com preseason All-American team were linebacker Quinn Backus (first team), offensive lineman Chad Hamilton (first team) and... 
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