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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
1. Gov. Haley and Pulitzer prize winner will speak at Citadel
Two Greater Issues Series presentations will be held in coming weeks at The Citadel. The first will feature two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author David McCullough. The presenter for the second address will be Governor Nikki Haley. Both speeches will be attended by the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and are also open to the public with limited seating available. This is the 62nd year the Greater Issues Series will present nationally and globally-known thought-leaders. Internationally acclaimed author and speaker, David G. McCullough, will deliver a Greater Issues Address to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at 2:15 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 19, at McAlister Field House. His 11 books include: The Path Between the Seas; Mornings on Horseback; Truman; John Adams; 1776; and most recently, The Wright Brothers. Among the 15 historical documentaries McCullough has presented or narrated are: The Civil War (Ken Burns); Huey Long; D-Day Remembered; The Statue of Liberty; and American Experience. His numerous awards include two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Published in: Moultrie News
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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
2. Judge dismisses ReVille victim lawsuits against Citadel officials
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed against Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa, an attorney for the school and others accused of enabling serial molester Louis "Skip" ReVille to further victimize children by "covering up" prior allegations of sexual abuse. Named defendants in both federal suits were Rosa; Jennifer Garrott, a former director at a now-defunct summer camp where ReVille served as a counselor; school attorney Mark Brandenburg; and Joseph Trez, a former executive assistant to Rosa. They each were accused of covering up a 2007 complaint concerning sexually inappropriate behavior by ReVille with multiple children, and failing to implement policies that called for the termination of any camp counselor caught alone with a minor behind closed doors. The defendants sought the dismissals in December by filing motions for summary judgment in the cases, which were brought in 2014 by two ReVille victims identified in court documents only as John Doe A of North Carolina and John Doe 4 of Dorchester County. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel heard arguments from attorneys on both sides Thursday. The judge concluded the hearing without disclosing a decision in either case. An order later filed in federal court stated that Gergel ultimately ruled in the defendants' favor.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
4. In The New Hampshire Primary, Sanders Has More At Stake Than Just Delegates
The implications of the nation's first presidential primary extend far beyond the borders of New Hampshire, and results here will set the stage for key votes in South Carolina, Nevada and beyond. Audio for this story will be posted by approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Susan Thanos has seen Bernie Sanders on TV and listened to him in the debates, and she's intrigued enough by what she's heard to have driven 90 minutes on a snowy Monday morning to a century-old theater in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire... Scott Buchanan, an associate professor of political science at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, serves as executive director of the Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics. Buchanan says Sanders' photo-finish with Clinton in Iowa turned heads in South Carolina. "You know, she's still ahead, but I suspect that gap has narrowed somewhat in the last few days," Buchanan says. Polls indicate that Clinton continues to wield substantial advantage with voters of color, who will make up far greater proportions of the electorate in states like South Carolina than they do in Iowa or New Hampshire. But Buchanan says Sanders has picked up some key endorsements of late. Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP, came out for Sanders last week, for example. And Buchanan says that if Sanders can earn the kind of double-digit margin of victory in New Hampshire that polls are predicting now, then it might make waves down South. "I still think that when all is said and done, in South Carolina, at least, he will be fighting an uphill battle. But if he does very well in New Hampshire, I think he makes it respectable in South Carolina," Buchanan says.
Published in: Vermont's NPR
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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
5. Names in the news: The Citadel
Daniel Yu of Gainesville earned the distinction of Dean's List at The Citadel for fall 2015. Yu was also awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher. To earn a spot on the list, cadets must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, be registered for 12 or more semester hours, and have no grades below a C for the previous semester. Brandon Hickey of Triangle and Jeremy McCathern of Dumfries earned the distinction of Dean's List at The Citadel for fall 2015. To earn a spot on the list, cadets must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, be registered for 12 or more semester hours, and have no grades below a C for the previous semester.
Published in: Prince William Times
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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
6. The Citadel Memorial Europe: Thomas Hutson Martin, Jr., Class of 1940
Thomas Hutson Martin, Jr. was that unusual combination of talents: soldier, engineer, leader, and musician. His father, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, was a native of South Carolina, as was his mother whose Scotch name of Mclnnes showed their affiliation to the Scotch Presbyterian Church. His preparation for West Point included the Charleston High School in Charleston, South Carolina, and three years at The Citadel where he rose to the rank of cadet lieutenant. With that background, it was a foregone conclusion that Hut would rise, as he did, to Second Class corporal, First Class lieutenant and Company Commander of C Company, 2d Regiment. These soldierly virtues combined with a class rank under one hundred to give Hut the berth as a Lieutenant of Engineers which he so desired. It was not only those of us who played in the cadet orchestra who got to know the musician, for Hut was a pianist whose talents rivaled those of Teddy Wilson and Bob Zurkc. He could play from music, play by ear, and play on sight any strange accompaniment placed in front of him. A first string standout in the orchestra, he also wrote and arranged music for the 100th Night Shows. In those halcyon days when music was music, orchestrating for a large band took real skill; Hut had it. For all these reasons he was made leader of the orchestra our First Class year; he sang in the choir as well.
Published in: The Citadel Memorial Europe
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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
7. Local business calendar
QuickBooks: The Small Business Development Center, The Citadel and Software Training Consultants Inc. hold a "QuickBooks Level II" bookkeeping and accounting software workshop. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bastin Lab in The Citadel's Bond Hall, 171 Moultrie St. Cost:: $139. Register: www.citadel.edu/bastinlab
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
8. Citadel drops third straight, 95-86 to Samford
A home game against a team that had lost six straight and nine of 10 seemed just what The Citadel needed Monday night to get its own basketball season back on track. And with a 4-point lead with just over six minutes to play, the Bulldogs seemed to have that victory within its grasp. But a pair of Samford freshmen sizzled down the stretch, pacing their team to 29 points in the final six minutes and a 95-86 win before 1,742 fans at McAlister Field House. Wyatt Walker, a 6-9 freshman, scored 10 of his team-high 22 points during that final run, and 6-7 rookie Matt Rose totaled nine of his 17 as Samford scored on 13 of its final 14 possessions. Walker and Rose combined to make 17 of 25 shots from the field as Samford shot 58 percent for the game. "We basically got beat by two freshmen," said Citadel coach Duggar Baucom, whose team lost its third straight to fall to 10-15 overall and 3-9 in the Southern Conference. "And that's the frustrating part. Walker had his way with us in there, we never would wall up against him. And the ones their guards did miss, he'd clean up. "It's definitely disappointing, because that's a team we need to beat, for the standings and because they came in here struggling."
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
February 9, 2016
9. Postponed once, signing ceremony goes on
Timberland High School football coach and athletic director Art Craig has been on both ends of the Berkeley County athletic scholarship signing ceremony. He's seen dozens of THS student-athletes sign national letters of intent over the last 18 years, including two of his own sons. Of all the county athletic directors, Craig has served the longest... Cane Bay had five student-athletes honored and Stratford four. One of the Knights, baseball player J.D. Davis, made it to Div. I and signed with The Citadel. "This is big for them," SHS athletic director John Chalus said. "We always say athletics can get you a better education to help better your life." "It shows the kids that if you have the ability and the academics, you can make it to the next level," Cane Bay athletic director Tim McDowell said. Two of the other more notable signings included Goose Creek High School football player Dijon Profit to The Citadel and Cross High School football player Malcolm Garrett to South Carolina State.
Published in: The Gazette
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Monday
February 8, 2016
1. FBI's Hands-off Strategy in Oregon Follows Lessons Learned
Federal officials have allowed the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge to drag on for more than a month as part of a strategy learned from past standoffs in Texas and Idaho that ended in bloodshed and spurred more government mistrust, experts say. Critics say the wait-it-out strategy sends a mixed message and can embolden others to lead takeovers. The decision to monitor from a distance the Oregon occupiers opposing federal land policy has not changed since Jan. 2, but U.S. officials are stepping up the pressure outside the refuge and in the courtroom. Authorities arrested leader Ammon Bundy and others on a remote road when they left Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for a community meeting. The confrontation on Jan. 26 also led to the shooting death of an occupier, who the FBI says was reaching for a gun... Authorities have set up checkpoints around the refuge but have not forced out the occupiers. "Their approach is - time is on their side," said Carl Jensen, a former FBI supervisory special agent who is director of the Intelligence and Security Studies program at the Citadel military college. "The first priority is to end it peacefully and not light a match to set it off."
Published in: ABC News
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Monday
February 8, 2016
2. The Citadel Hosting Black History Month Bazaar Saturday - Feb. 6
The annual bazaar features music, food and exhibits and attracts visitors to campus from across the Lowcountry. The feature for 2016 will be the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi High School Quiz Bowl final round. Charleston's own reggae band, Urban Roots will perform for attendees and the Tut-Tut Kemetic Group will host a special exhibit. The Center for Heirs Property will host an informative seminar to educate heirs on the rights, risks and responsibilities of owning heirs' property. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV Charleston, SC
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Monday
February 8, 2016
3. Achievements: Area students honored (Feb. 7)
Stark City, Mo. - Cadet Marlan Campbell, of Stark City, was recognized for outstanding academic achievement and earned dean's list recognition for the fall 2015 semester at The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Dean's list recognition is given to cadets whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester's work. Campbell also was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2015 fall semester. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition also are placed on The Citadel's Dean's List. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, South Carolina, that offers a classic military education for men and women.
Published in: The Jolpin Globe
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Monday
February 8, 2016
4. Letter: Learn about equality at The Citadel
A Jan. 27 editorial was titled "Citadel steps up with honor." The 14 cadets in white hoods and robes sent a terrible message to our community, especially after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Charlestonians and the thousands of visitors have come together to repair a damaged community. I am certain if these cadets were aware of the major contribution of African Americans they would be more mindful of their behavior. The Citadel offers several positive approaches and remedies toward a better understanding of bridging the gap and educating those who are unaware of the contribution of African Americans. Professor Marcus Cox has designed a course which encourages the appreciation of people of African descent. I would encourage everyone to come out to The Citadel's annual Black History Month Bazaar celebration on Feb. 6 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Come see the largest mobile museum display in South Carolina on Ancient Egyptians, by Tut-Tut Kemetic Group and area historians. Join the community and be a part of a positive educational experience. Our future depends on strong men and women to promote freedom and equality. The United States is a cultural blend of citizens who defend that very freedom.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Monday
February 8, 2016
5. Former downtown Morris Sokol Furniture building sells for $22.5 million
The Upper King Street showroom that used to house Morris Sokol Furniture has sold for $22.5 million, according to real estate records. The building was purchased by a Delaware limited liability company called Vanderking 510, LLC. The Sokol family's furniture business was a fixture in Charleston for 94 years before its owner, Joe Sokol, announced his retirement last summer. Sokol's father founded the Furniture company in 1921. Joe Sokol worked at the King Street store since graduating from The Citadel in the early 1950s. Reflecting on his then-upcoming retirement last July, Sokol said Upper King Street had grown with new bars and restaurants that brought new foot traffic to the area, something he said the city needed for a long time. The documents do not reveal what the 47,000 square-foot space will become.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Monday
February 8, 2016
6a. Mercer Defeats The Citadel 88-72
Mercer rode an early lead to an 88-72 victory over The Citadel on Saturday in front of a record crowd at Hawkins Arena. Senior Quinton Marshall reached double figures for the 17th time this season and led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Mercer shot 48.5 percent from the field to earn the win and improve to 11-0 at home while The Citadel dropped to 10-14 overall and 3-8 in Southern Conference play. Freshman Quayson Williams and junior Warren Sledge both returned from injury and scored 12 points and 10 points, respectively. In the paint, Zane Najdawi grabbed seven rebounds for the second consecutive outing and collected two blocks to pull within five swats of setting the program record for blocks in a season by a freshman. The Bears set the tone from the jump and took a 14-2 lead after the first six minutes of the game. Senior point guard P.J. Boutte assisted on back-to-back buckets on the next two Bulldog possessions to stop the bleeding and prevent the deficit from swelling. Boutte finished with seven assists, six points and five rebounds on Saturday despite dealing with first-half foul trouble. Mercer extended its lead to 31-15 at the 7:54 mark and used an advantage down low to take a 43-30 edge into halftime. The Bears scored 54 total points in the paint to outduel the Bulldogs.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Monday
February 8, 2016
6b. For Citadel foe Mercer, real life punctures 'basketball bubble'
Citadel coach Duggar Baucom calls it the "basketball bubble," the whirl of practice, games and travel that college teams get caught up in at this time of year. At Mercer University, and to a far lesser extent The Citadel, real life punctured that bubble in the most tragic way this week. The Mercer Bears, The Citadel's opponent in a 4:30 p.m. game Saturday, are mourning the death of one of their own, graduate-student player Jibri Bryan. Bryan, 23, was shot and killed Tuesday in downtown Macon, Ga. One suspect has been arrested and Georgia police are searching for a second suspect in the killing. Funeral services are set for next Tuesday in Savannah, Ga., for Bryan, who is survived by a 2-year-old son. Bryan's teammates, including sophomores Demetre Rivers of Stratford High School and Tyre Moore of Academic Magnet, took part in a candlelight vigil on Wednesday night. After some internal debate, Mercer officials decided to go ahead with Saturday's game. It's sure to be an emotional scene at Hawkins Arena when the Bulldogs and Bears take the floor for the first game since Bryan's death.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Monday
February 8, 2016
7a. SoCon Preview: Inching Closer to Asheville
On Saturday, we will be one month away from the SoCon Tournament semifinals. We are starting to get close to Asheville, the most important four days in the conference season. Every game as we get closer to the tournament takes on added importance as each team tried to best position themselves for a long run. The top six teams in the conference have created some separation for the six byes. UNCG is up by two games on Western Carolina and The Citadel for the sixth spot with just eight games to play. Wofford is up a game on UNCG, and ETSU, Mercer and Furman each have one loss less than Wofford. Chattanooga has two losses less than that trio of teams. The races are interesting, but takes on less importance with the byes in such good shape. Let's look at some storylines for Saturday - Mercer Without Jibri Bryan - Bryan was shot this past week. The tragedy has sent shockwaves throughout the conference. The Bears will be playing their first game since then. It is a home game against The Citadel. The arena will probably be full of emotion from the team and fans alike in the pregame, and it will be one of the scenes of the weekend. The game starts at 4:30 on ESPN3. It's worth checking out. Turning things back to the court, how will Mercer perform on the floor? Will they be distracted and unable to play with the proper intensity? Will they be united and determined? That will go a long way to deciding what happens on the floor not just on Saturday, but for the remainder of the season.
Published in: SB Nation
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Monday
February 8, 2016
7b. Meet the Bulldogs Set for Feb. 14
The Citadel's annual baseball team Meet the Bulldogs will be held Sunday, Feb. 14th at Joe Riley Park located at 360 Fishburne Street. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the baseball and tennis teams available for autographs on the field. 2016 posters will be available for fans. Then at 1 p.m. the 2016 baseball squad will hit the field for the Blue and White scrimmage. Hot dogs, chips and a drink will be provided by the Charleston RiverDogs for all attendees. The 2016 season begins Feb. 19-21 against Virginia Tech for Opening Weekend presented by Charleston Crab House. Game times are 5 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 1p.m. Sunday. Live video from Friday's game will be available at CitadelSports.com and Saturday's game will be joined in progress following the conclusion of the basketball game against Western Carolina. There will be no live video of Sunday's game due to wrestling senior day that same afternoon.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Monday
February 8, 2016
8a. The Citadel defeats Davidson 28-16
The Citadel wrestling team defeated Southern Conference member Davidson on Sunday 28-16 in Davidson, North Carolina. With the victory, the Bulldogs improve to 5-9 overall and 2-4 in the SoCon. The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead behind a pin by Marshall Haas at 197 pounds and an 11-4 decision by Joe Bexley (13-12, 3-3 SoCon). Haas (22-9, 6-0) picked up his fourth pin this season over Davidson's Michael Moore in 1:26. The Wildcats got back into the mix at 125 after winning by pin and then by a 5-3 sudden-victory decision at 133 pounds tying the score at 9-9. Ty Bucksio (18-11, 5-0) put The Citadel back on top at 141 pounds after pinning Billy McClelland in 4:11 to make the score 15-9 with five weight classes remaining. Senior Matt Frisch added to the Bulldogs' lead at 149 after defeating Aidan Conroy by a 9-0 major decision. Frisch is now 19-8 overall and 4-2 in SoCon duals. At 157 pounds, Aaron Walker continued to dominate as he defeated Tony Palumbo by fall in 3:50. The junior has not lost since Jan. 2nd and has the best record on the team at 23-5. With the pin, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 25-9.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Monday
February 8, 2016
8b. Grading the Midlands' signing day class
Midlands Class of 2016 Report Card: Overall: A great signing class for Midlands football, with 60 players inking an LOI to continue their education and careers at the next level. More than half of those were to Division I programs. Position of Strength: Offensive Linemen. Twelve big uglies from the offensive side of the ball signed with college programs. Second to the big guys were the defensive backs, where we had eight players sign. Position with little attention: Linebackers. Only four linebackers inked the dotted line this year from the Midlands. There were a couple of "athlete" or combo "RB/LBs" that signed, but only four who were true linebackers. Recruiting award for South Carolina: Which school recruited the best in the Midlands area? While The Citadel, Presbyterian and Charleston Southern all hit the Midlands fairly well, I think Charleston Southern probably did better on the whole for their group, landing Shrine Bowl safety Nick Graves and all-state running back Slade Carroll from Lexington, athlete Josh Bell of Fairfield Central, as well as linebacker Jonathan Earle of Airport. Biggest fish landed: While T.J. Brunson to South Carolina was a good catch, I believe East Carolina got the best steal when they landed Blythewood TE/WR Eric Weber. Biggest sleeper in class: Quarterback Logan Bailey of Chapin is easily the biggest sleeper in the class. I think The Citadel got the best athlete in the Midlands on this pick up, and a guy who can impact their offense, should they remain in the option scheme with the new head coach and staff.
Published in: The State
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Monday
February 8, 2016
8c. Bulldogs Continue Non-Conference Slate
The Citadel men's tennis team will continue its non-conference road swing this weekend as it plays three matches in two days. In the first match of the weekend, the Bulldogs will face Georgia Gwinnett at 10 a.m. The reigning NAIA National Champions will face USC-Aiken on Friday for their spring season opener before facing the Bulldogs at the GGC Tennis Facility. The Grizzlies' lead the all-time series between the schools 1-0. Georgia Gwinnett finished the 2015 season with a 16-2 record and a 10-0 mark at home. In the afternoon match, the Bulldogs will take on Point University in a neutral site contest. The Skyhawks finished the season with a 13-10 mark last season. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m. The Citadel wraps up the busy weekend with a 1 p.m. contest at Brevard. This will be just the second contest of the season for the Tornadoes who completed the 2015 spring slate with a 4-13 record. First-year head coach Evan Schreiner's squad will have limited experience as four of the six athletes on the team are freshmen.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Monday
February 8, 2016
9. George Hooper Obituary
Lt. Col. George T. Hooper, USA, Ret., of Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Phoenix and Snowflake, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. A chapel service and inurnment will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Southern Arizona Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail in Sierra Vista. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946, serving in the corps for three years. After discharge from the USMC, he enrolled in The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. He then entered the U.S. Army, serving for 30 years in various assignments throughout the U.S., Korea, Hawaii, Vietnam, Germany and Turkey. Colonel Hooper was a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. He received a master's degree in August 1989 from Drury College at Springfield, Mo. His military decorations included the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, United Nations Service Medal Vietnam Campaign, Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant, Presidential Unit Citation Badge and the General Staff Identification Badge.
Published in: Arizona Journal
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Friday
February 5, 2016
1. 100 teams set to compete in trebuchet competition
A record number of teams across South Carolina are preparing for the sixth annual Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition. The word has spread since 2011 when a dozen teams competed. On Feb. 13, more than 100 teams and 700 competitors will arrive in the Lowcountry as more than 3,000 spectators watch their engineering skills come to life. This year's event will feature teams from across the Lowcountry and several teams visiting from Richland, Sumter, Darlington and York counties as well as a team from Clemson University. Each year, teams of K-12, college students and corporate adult teams gather on Summerall Field to launch their trebuchets. The medieval devices are judged for accuracy, distance, spirit and design. Co-hosted and co-founded by Google and The Citadel's School of Engineering, the event reinforces the importance of science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. "This event creates a smart, family-oriented and fun-filled learning environment around STEM education," said Google's Jeff Stevenson, a Citadel graduate who founded the event. "STEM education is crucial in today's job market. We are working to ensure that South Carolina students are prepared to meet the growing needs of tech-based companies, and Storm The Citadel is a great way to encourage students to learn and develop their skills."
Published in: Moultrie News
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Friday
February 5, 2016
2. Annual Black History Bowl Tournament to be held in Charleston on Saturday
The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold its annual Black History Bowl Tournament in the Lowcountry to celebrate Black History Month. The tournament will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 the campus of The Citadel Military College, Grimsley Hall. We're told the event will feature student teams from various schools across the tri-county area. The winning team from the competition will represent the Mu Alpha Chapter and then compete against various teams from across the state for an opportunity to compete against the winning team from the state of North Carolina to determine the district champion, from the Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Organizers say the quiz bowl is an opportunity to promote and enhance the educational experience of our students and promote diversity and cultural awareness.
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV Charleston, SC
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Friday
February 5, 2016
3. FBI's hands-off strategy in Oregon follows lessons learned
Federal officials have allowed the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge to drag on for more than a month as part of a strategy learned from past standoffs in Texas and Idaho that ended in bloodshed and spurred more government mistrust, experts say. Critics say the wait-it-out strategy sends a mixed message and can embolden others to lead takeovers. The decision to monitor from a distance the Oregon occupiers opposing federal land policy has not changed since Jan. 2, but U.S. officials are stepping up the pressure outside the refuge and in the courtroom. Authorities arrested leader Ammon Bundy and others on a remote road when they left Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for a community meeting. The confrontation on Jan. 26 also led to the shooting death of an occupier, who the FBI says was reaching for a gun... Authorities have set up checkpoints around the refuge but have not forced out the occupiers. "Their approach is - time is on their side," said Carl Jensen, a former FBI supervisory special agent who is director of the Intelligence and Security Studies program at The Citadel military college. "The first priority is to end it peacefully and not light a match to set it off."
Published in: Yahoo News
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Friday
February 5, 2016
4. Panthers assistant enjoys return to Super Bowl for first time since being a Citadel cadet
One of the men in the coaches box for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday will be someone who is making a return to the Super Bowl a bit earlier than he expected. Sitting beside offensive coordinator Mike Shula will be assistant wide receivers coach Cam Turner, a Citadel grad, former quarterback and coach. And making trips to the Super Bowl is something of a family tradition for Turner. "He told me to treat it like a normal game week, bye week, when you get there enjoy it. Enjoy everything about it because you never know when you'll get back," Turner said of advice from his father. "So I have taken his advice, enjoyed it, a lot of hard work but been good." Turner's father should know. Ron Turner is the former Bears offensive coordinator and was in a Super Bowl game in 2007. In fact, that's the same year Cam Turner was a knob at The Citadel. "I can't really explain it. It hasn't hit me yet. I've watched every year since I can remember," Cam Turner said.
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV Charleston, SC
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Friday
February 5, 2016
5. Maurice Drayton leaves Citadel for NFL; Lou Conte named offensive coordinator
Thursday began with Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton telling Bulldog players he was leaving his alma mater for a job in the NFL. The day ended with new Citadel coach Brent Thompson hiring an offensive coordinator, Lou Conte. And the transformation of the Bulldogs' coaching staff in the wake of Mike Houston's departure is still not complete. Thompson must replace Drayton, a 1998 Citadel graduate whose much-improved defense was key to the Bulldogs' Southern Conference championship season in 2015. Drayton and Thompson, who was The Citadel's offensive coordinator, were the two finalists for the head coaching job when Houston bolted to James Madison after just two seasons. Thompson was the choice of athletic director Jim Senter, hired on Jan. 19, and Drayton was promoted to assistant head coach as well as defensive coordinator. But that arrangement lasted less than two weeks, and just one day after The Citadel signed 17 new players on National Signing Day, Drayton accepted a job offer from the Indianapolis Colts. He'll work as an assistant under special teams coordinator Tom McMahon. "This is a bittersweet day for me," said Drayton, who as a player and assistant coach has spent 16 years at The Citadel. "I love The Citadel because of what it stands for and because of my experiences here. I know firsthand the type of quality individual that is produced at The Citadel, and I attribute much of my success to lessons learned here. It has long been a goal of mine to coach in the NFL, and this opportunity was one I couldn't pass up."
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Friday
February 5, 2016
6. Conte Returns to The Citadel As Offensive Coordinator
Lou Conte has been hired as The Citadel's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks/B-Backs coach, head coach Brent Thompson announced Thursday. "Lou is a valuable addition to our coaching staff," Coach Thompson said. "He and I have worked together for four years, and he understands how we want to operate on offense. He is a good coach who is familiar with our program and the cadet-athletes we have on offense after coaching here our first season. I am looking forward to seeing our offense continue to evolve and improve under the direction of Coach Conte." Coach Conte returns to The Citadel, where he spent the 2014 season coaching A-Backs after three seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne working with Coach Thompson. Last season, Coach Conte served as quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, Springfield College. "I'm excited about returning to The Citadel and working for Coach Thompson," Coach Conte said. "His knowledge of the triple option and ability to create strong bonds within the team made me confident that the program is going to continue to be successful. The Citadel's reputation is second to none, and I can't wait to get started building on the foundation of last season's Southern Conference championship."
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Friday
February 5, 2016
7. Jackets' Lambert signs with The Citadel
Buford High School senior kicker Wade Lambert will be getting his future kicks at The Citadel. Lambert, a football, soccer and basketball letterman for the Jackets, made it official Wednesday morning, signing with the Bulldogs of the Southern Conference in the BHS media center. Lambert signed his national letter of intent in front of family, friends and BHS coaches. He has a special link to the Charleston military school since his grandfather, the late Dr. Fred Lambert, graduated at The Citadel. "The Citadel is a good school with a strong reputation," Wade Lambert said. "When I visited there, I liked the campus and I was also impressed with the football program. "The Citadel has a new coach and I feel it's a program on the rise," he said. "They won the conference championship last season, went to the playoffs and beat South Carolina." Lambert played a key role in the Jackets' season, which included a 6-5 record and a Class AA Upper State playoff berth last season. Buford's 6-5 mark was its first winning season since the 2009 campaign. "Wade worked hard to be able to contribute and play a key role in our success last season," BHS coach Tripp Watts said. "If he keeps up that work, he's going to make an impact at The Citadel. "He did an outstanding job for us and I look for him to continue that at the next level." Lambert, in his BHS football career, hit 15-22 field goals, with his longest a 38-yarder. He made 69 of 76 extra points.
Published in: The Lancaster News
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Friday
February 5, 2016
8. Grapplers Travel to Gardner-Webb, Davidson
The Citadel wrestling team continues its road-swing on Friday when it takes on Gardner-Webb at 6 p.m. and then Davidson on Sunday at 1 p.m. Gardner-Webb is 6-5 and 4-1 in the SoCon entering Friday's dual. Last week the Runnin' Bulldogs upset No. 25 Appalachian State in a SoCon dual, 22-18, to take a share of second place in the conference. The Runnin' Bulldogs are coming off a 19-18 win against No. 24 Duke on Wednesday night and hold a three-match win streak. Friday's match will be held in Paul Porter Arena where Gardner-Webb holds a 3-0 record this season. The Citadel took the only meeting between the two schools last year 20-15. Davidson has yet to win a SoCon contest this season and holds a 4-11 overall record. On Wednesday, Davidson fell to VMI 37-0 and are in last place in the SoCon standings. The Bulldogs took care of the Wildcats easily last year, taking a 36-9 victory inside McAlister Field House. The Bulldogs head into the week's contests after a stellar showing at the All Academy Championships last weekend. Seven grapplers finished in the top four of their respective weight classes and Matt Frisch, Aaron Walker and Joe Bexley all took home first place honors.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
1. Upcoming News from The Citadel - additional February events
Events include - Summerall Guards return to New Orleans for world famous Mardi Gras festival, Black History Month Bazaar, The Zucker Family School of Education celebrates Black History Month with Authors in Schools Initiative, Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: "Muslim Immigration Today: Facts and Context", Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: "Immigration from Mexico in the Early 21st Century: Trends and Context", Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Lecture with Ryan Kirby, Discussion with Angela W. Williams on her book: Hush Now, Baby, Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Lecture with Paul Puckett, 2016 Republican Society's Patriot Dinner, Storm The Citadel 2016, South Carolina Business Development Center QuickBooks Level II Workshop, "The Man Who Wouldn't Be King: George Washington, an Exceptional Revolutionary Leader" with Dr. James Kirby Martin, School of Engineering banquet and awards, Friends of the Daniel Library present Celebrating Black History Month: Requiem for Rice dialogue, Greater Issues Series with David McCullough, Black History Quiz Bowl, Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, 2016 Leverett Lecture on Hydrology and Psychology in Uganda, Discussion with Dr. Marcus Cox on the contributions to African American history by those who served in domestic roles, South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators Conference, 2016 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Registration for 6th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest, and 6th Annual Citadel Directors' Institute.
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