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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... 

Chants QB Ross named to Payton Award Watch Llst

Coastal Carolina junior quarterback Alex Ross was one of 20 players named Monday to the initial Walter Payton Award Watch List. The Walter Payton Award is presented by The Sports Network to the most outstanding player in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Previous winners include the likes of Steve McNair, Tony Romo, Brian Westbrook, Armanti Edwards and 2013 recipient Jimmy... 

Coastal sets kickoff times for 2014 football schedule

The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics has set its home football game times for the 2014 season, barring TV time changes, as well as confirmed its road game times. Coastal, ranked sixth in The Sporting News preseason FCS poll, will open the season with a pair of road games – at The Citadel Aug. 31 and at North Carolina A&T on Sept. 6 – and each are set to begin at 6 pm. The Chanticleers... 

Coastal soccer faces tough tests for repeat NCAA bid

Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer head coach Shaun Docking announced his squad’s 2014 schedule Wednesday. The reigning Big South regular season and tournament champion Chanticleers will take on five NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago after reaching the NCAA Round of 16 for the second consecutive season and fourth time in program history. The challenging schedule features five... 

Coastal’s Backus, Hamilton named FCS All-Americans

Coastal Carolina seniors Quinn Backus and Chad Hamilton were named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Football Team. Backus, a two-time All-American and two-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the first team and Hamilton, a two-time All-Big South selection, was named to the second team. Backus (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood HS) will start the 2014 season as the NCAA FCS... 
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