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Coastal’s Obecny qualifies for U.S. Amateur tourney

Thadd Obecny II, a rising junior for Coastal Carolina men’s golf team, carded a 7-under par 135 to finish second at the Sectional Qualifier and earn a berth to the 116th US Amateur, played August 15-21 at historic Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich. – a suburb of Detroit. Obecny and medalist Garrett Rank were the two players to advance from the Weirton (W.Va.) Sectional,... 

Sun Belt commish credits CCU for league’s ascent

Although Coastal Carolina won’t be eligible to compete for the Sun Belt Conference football title in 2016, the addition of the Chanticleers has already had a major impact on the mid-major league – both on the gridiron and in other sports. CCU coach Joe Moglia spoke at the Sun Belt Media Days in New Orleans on Monday about the excitement of the Chants joining the league. Sun Belt commissioner... 

Coastal’s Beckwith named Big South Athlete of Year

Coastal Carolina junior pitcher Andrew Beckwith has been voted the 2015-16 Big South Howard Bagwell Male Athlete of the Year. Liberty’s Ednah Kurgat (basketball) was named the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. The honors are bestowed based upon a vote of the League’s Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Sports Information Directors. This marks the third consecutive... 

Mountaineers picked to win close race for Sun Belt title

The Coastal Carolina football team is ineligible to compete for the Sun Belt Conference championship this season, and it appears the Chanticleers will miss out on a tight title race. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are the favorites to win the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Football Championship according to the league’s 11 head coaches. The preseason selections were released Thursday in advance... 

Athlete of the Week: Young enjoys whirlwind 6 weeks

What a whirlwind six weeks it has been for Conway native and Coastal Carolina graduate G.K. Young, who has added the titles baseball hero, national champion and professional baseball player to his resume during that span. Now you can add Mammy’s Kitchen Player of the Week to that list. Young was voted the honor after leading his hometown Chanticleers to the College World Series championship... 

Former Chants make quick transition to minor leagues

Some of the same Coastal Carolina baseball players who were hoisting the College World Series championship trophy two weeks ago are already making a big impact in the minor leagues. Former Chants G.K. Young and Michael Paez made their professional debuts Wednesday night, with both having big evenings at the plate. CCU closer Mike Morrison made his second appearance with the Kannapolis (NC) Intimidators... 

No. 1 rankings, accolades keep rolling in for Chants

The honors keep coming for members of the Coastal Carolina baseball program after winning the NCAA College World Series and finishing as the top-ranked team in the nation. The Chants were ranked No. 1 in the five major polls, and Gilmore received his fifth National Coach of the Year honor from D1Baseball.com. “Good luck finding any other active coach in college baseball who has done more for... 

CCU’s Morrison heads to Kannapolis for pro debut

The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, have received national champion and Coastal Carolina standout Mike Morrison. The right-handed pitcher was selected by the White Sox in the 27th round of this June’s First-Year Player Draft two weeks before leading the Chanticleers to their first NCAA Championship in school history. In a corresponding move, the Intimidators... 

Campbell qualifies for third straight Olympics with toss

Amber Campbell qualified today at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon for her third straight Olympic Games. She will represent America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. The Grand Strand resident broke the Trials record for distance in Women’s Hammer Throw with a distance of 74.03 meters on her final throw of the day, beating her previous Trials record for her toss in 2012. She also set... 

Athlete of Week: Beckwith fuels Coastal’s title run

Coastal Carolina pitcher Andrew Beckwith won all three of his starts at the College World Series, was named Most Outstanding Player, and was even voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for leading the Chants to the national championship. But just as Beckwith showed with his dominating performances from the mound, he’s an even better teammate than a pitcher. In the face of all... 
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