The Bad Boy’s Top 10 list of the Carolinas’ sports stories

The Bad Boy’s list of the Top 10 sports stories in the Carolinas in 2011, complete with Honorable Mentions:

HM:    Aiken-native “Smokin” Joe Frazier passes away…

HM:    UNC-Cheatin’ Hill hires jackass Southern Miss Head Football Coach Larry Fedora…

HM:    NC State National Championship hero Lorenzo Charles is killed in bus accident…

HM:    Gamecock Marcus Lattimore misses last half of season with ACL injury…

HM:    Panthers picks odds-on Rookie of the Year Cam Newton #1 in NFL Draft…

HM:    Nation’s #1 Recruit – South Pointe’s Jadeveon Clowney picks Gamecocks…

HM:    Legendary Voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham retires after 40 years…

HM:    Sidney Lowe steps down as NC State basketball coach & Mark Gottfried hired on 4/4/11 (NC State’s last National Championship 4/4/83)…

HM:    Clemson basketball selected to a record 5th consecutive NCAA Tournament…

PHM:    NC State stomps UNC-Cheatin’ Hill in football for the 5th year in a row…

#10:    Clemson’s Joe Craig knifed by girlfriend, then attacks her with a towel rod, but neither are arrested & he only serves 3-game suspension…

#9:    Clemson great Chester McGlockton dies at 42 of apparent heart-attack…

#8:    USC dismisses Stephen Garcia after he fails another alcohol/drug test & the HBC runs a misdirection by attacking innocent reporter Ron Morris…

#7:    USC QB Coach GA Mangus arrested in Greenville for public-nuisance after stumbling out of a bar & urinating into a busy street…

#6:    Gamecocks take control of football the rivalry with 3rd straight dominating 37-13 win over Clemson…

#5:    Clemson wins 1st ACC Football Championship in 20 years (1991)…

#4:    The Heritage (SC’s PGA Event) was saved by RBC & Boeing sponsorship…

#3:    ACC’s best QB Russell Wilson told to GO AWAY by NC State’s TOB…

#2:    UNC fires the Butch Davis just 10 days before practice began (just two days after I grilled him at ACC Football Kickoff), followed by the preposterous penalty proposal to the NCAA…

#1:    Gamecock baseball wins Back-to-Back National Championships.

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

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