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Friday
February 27, 2015
1a. The Citadel announces death of longtime bulldog mascot General
The Citadel announced Friday its former longtime mascot, General the Bulldog, passed away overnight. Officials say General Thomas Curtis Metsker died in the arms of his caretaker, Mike Groshon. The 11-year-old bulldog served as the college's mascot from 2003 to 2013 alongside Boo IX. He formally retired at a ceremony during a parade, at which time G2 and Boo X took command.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV
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Friday
February 27, 2015
1b. Citadel mascot, General, dies at age 11
Citadel fans are mourning the loss of one of their beloved bulldog mascots. The Citadel and their athletics department released the information on their Facebook and Twitter pages, saying General "passed away in the arms of his caretaker." "We ask that The Citadel family keep Mike Groshon in their prayers today as he deals with the loss of General, the school mascot, who passed away last night," the post read. "He was 11 years old and will be missed at all the sporting events. Go Bulldogs!!!"
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV
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Friday
February 27, 2015
1c. The Citadel announces death of longtime bulldog mascot General
The Citadel announced Friday its former longtime mascot, General the Bulldog, passed away overnight.
Published in: As published by multiple media outlets
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Friday
February 27, 2015
2. Citadel's 1990 College World Series team will play Wounded Warriors in softball
Members of The Citadel's 1990 College World Series team will play the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team on March 21 at Riley Park. The special exhibition game is set for 11 a.m. and is free to the public. The Wounded Warrior team raises awareness of the sacrifices made by America's military personnel, and their resilience in overcoming injuries sustained during their service. The Wounded Warrior game will precede The Citadel's 2 p.m. baseball game against Maryland-Baltimore County. There also will be a three-inning celebrity softball game.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Friday
February 27, 2015
2a. America's Band 2015 - Regimental Pipe Band Competing in Jacksonville
Citadel Alumni and military music fans can see the world-famous Citadel Regimental Pipe Band in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend. It is a rare opportunity to see the pipers who are an instrumental part of the ONLY American band invited to represent the United States in this summer's major military music event broadcast by the BBC to 100 million people in 30 countries around the world. The Citadel Regimental Pipe Band will compete on Feb. 28 during the Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival which will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 2497 State Road 16 in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Friday
February 27, 2015
3. Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play "Battle of Charleston Harbor"
For the first time the national Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will visit Charleston for a special exhibition game that is open to all with no ticket purchase required. The WWAST, known as "America's Favorite Team," will play The Citadel 1990 college world series "Team of Destiny," the first team in The Citadel's history to make it to the college world series by beating one of the top teams in the country at the time. The game is called the Battle of Charleston Harbor and will take place at 11 a.m. on March 21 at The Joe Riley Stadium which is located at 360 Fishburne St. in Charleston.
Published in: The Digitel
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Friday
February 27, 2015
4. Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play "Battle of Charleston Harbor"
For the first time the national Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will visit Charleston for a special exhibition game that is open to all with no ticket purchase required. The WWAST, known as "America's Favorite Team," will play The Citadel 1990 college world series "Team of Destiny," the first team in The Citadel's history to make it to the college world series by beating one of the top teams in the country at the time. The game is called the Battle of Charleston Harbor and will take place at 11 a.m. on March 21 at The Joe Riley Stadium which is located at 360 Fishburne St. in Charleston.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Friday
February 27, 2015
5. Donald Trump discusses The Citadel on Fox & Friends
The Citadel Republican Society held its 2015 Patriot Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Holliday Alumni Center on The Citadel campus. Donald Trump was there to be honored and accept the Nathan Hale Patriot Award alongside Senator Tim Scott. Trump recalls his award and time spent at The Citadel by saying, "What a great place The Citadel is too you just can't speak more highly of a place. The young cadets are fantastic people with fantastic leadership there. It is just a beautiful place and it was an honor."
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Friday
February 27, 2015
6. Trump says he is serious about 2016 bid, is hiring staff and delaying TV gig
This time, Donald J. Trump says, he really means it. The billionaire real estate mogul, who has long amounted to a one-man sideshow in GOP presidential politics, said in an interview Wednesday that he is "more serious" than ever about pursuing a run for the White House in 2016. On Sunday, Trump, worth $4 billion on the Forbes billionaire list, visited Charleston, S.C., for a speech at The Citadel. While he was there, he met with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a rising political player in the early primary state.
Published in: Washington Post
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Friday
February 27, 2015
7. Donald Trump serious about 2016 presidential run
Mr. Trump is going to reintroduce himself to the American public. This is going to be a real contest, and no one wants to see a coronation. Chuck Laudner, who advised former senator Rick Santorum's 2012 victory in the Iowa presidential caucuses, will lead Trumps expected campaign there. On Sunday, Trump, worth $4 billion on the Forbes billionaire list, visited Charleston, S.C., for a speech at The Citadel.
Published in: Armenian Press
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Friday
February 27, 2015
8. College students earn academic honors
Taylor Jurney, of Cornelius, earned a Gold Star for earning at least a 3.7 GPA at The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets.
Published in: Huntersville Herald
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Friday
February 27, 2015
8c. Wells Fargo Picks Charleston as Commercial Hub for Eastern S.C.
Charleston has been selected as the Commercial Banking hub for Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) in Eastern South Carolina, where the bank's business with middle market companies has grown by double digits since 2010. At the helm of the Regional Commercial Banking Office (RCBO) at 177 Meeting Street is Thomas J. Anderson, Jr., who has been promoted to regional vice president. Anderson holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from The Citadel, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in The Citadel School of Business.
Published in: Bloomsberg
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Friday
February 27, 2015
9. Former Citadel baseball player and coach Chris Lemonis returns as Indiana head coach
One of the first things that Chris Lemonis did when he took over as the head baseball coach at Indiana in July was to check out the Hoosiers' schedule for the upcoming season. As Lemonis went down the schedule he couldn't help but smile. Just three weeks into his tenure as the Hoosiers' head coach, Indiana would be playing against the College of Charleston. Lemonis would be coming home. Lemonis, a former Socastee High School star, spent the first two decades of his young adult life in Charleston as a player and assistant coach at The Citadel.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Friday
February 27, 2015
9a. Moore's Game-Winner Helps The Citadel Downs Bucs, 74-73
The Citadel's Ashton Moore hit a 20-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds left to give the Bulldogs a 74-73 victory over visiting East Tennessee State on Thursday evening at McAlister Field House. Moore capped off the first double-double of his career with 21 points and 11 assists as he joined Cameron Wells and Marshall Harris III as the only players in program history to notch a double-double via the combination of points and assists. Knotted at 65-all with 3:40 remaining, following a pair of Quinton Marshall free throws, Moore gave the Dogs (11-17, 6-11 SoCon) a slim two-point advantage just over a minute later on a pair of free throws.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV
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Friday
February 27, 2015
9b. Point Park basketball player finds home-court advantage
Basketball has taken Barry Smith Jr. to many different places. Now, it has finally brought him back home. Smith, a 2009 Penn Hills graduate, is using his final season of eligibility at Point Park University, where he has excelled in the short amount of time he has been there. After graduating from Penn Hills in 2009 with career averages of 15 points and seven rebounds per game, the three-year starter's ACT score was not high enough to pass the NCAA Clearinghouse standards, so he enrolled at The Kiski School in Saltsburg for the next season and averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds per game. That got the attention of The Citadel military college located in Charleston, S.C.
Published in: Trib Live Sports
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Friday
February 27, 2015
9b. Thompson Named SoCon Track Athlete of the Week
Jackie Thompson was named Southern Conference Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after her notable performance last weekend at the Kent Taylor Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Marietta, Ga., native broke her second Citadel record of the season with a 3,000 meter time of 10:36.49 to finish in fourth place overall.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Wednesday
February 25, 2015
1. 20 cadets punished, 4 leave after dozens of hazing allegations reported at The Citadel
Officials at The Citadel say 20 cadets have been punished and four have left the school voluntarily after 85 allegations of infractions, including hazing, were reported at the military college. "That abuse, hazing, there's no place for it here at The Citadel, in the military or any other institution of higher learning," says Lawrence Hutto, the executive director of the Alumni Association. Hutto graduated from The Citadel in 1987 and served in the U.S. Army for 27 years. He says the school has taken a proactive approach to dealing with hazing, holding a series of meetings this academic year. According to the school, as soon as the first allegation came to light, a fifth meeting was held with all freshman cadets on February 8.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV
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Wednesday
February 25, 2015
2. Lowcountry Graduate Center working on several new programs
Several new graduate-level degree programs are planned for Charleston-area workers looking to advance their careers. The Citadel will likely offer a new certificate in technical program management at the Lowcountry Graduate Center beginning in the summer, according to the center's director, Nancy Muller. The center, located on Paramount Drive in North Charleston, allows Lowcountry residents to take classes offered by institutions across the state using videoconferencing technology or in-person by a professor who travels from an institution. The Citadel already offers a master's degree in project management at the Lowcountry Graduate Center, along with graduate certificates that count toward the degree in technical project management and systems engineering management. The new technical program management certificate would be for an employee who is introducing a technical program to multiple sites.
Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal
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Wednesday
February 25, 2015
3. School Notes: former area students make dean's list, honor role and more
Members of The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets were recognized for earning gold stars in the fall 2014 semester. Gold Stars are awarded by The Citadel to cadets and students who have made a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher for their work accomplished during that semester. Gregory Krueger of Katonah was among 456 other gold star recipients, including cadets, veterans and active duty students.
Published in: The Lewisboro Ledger
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Wednesday
February 25, 2015
4. Georgia Southern falls to The Citadel 3-2
J.P. Sears tossed five scoreless frames as The Citadel Bulldogs won the finale of an eight-game homestand 3-2. The Citadel (4-4) jumped out to an early lead on a bases loaded walk in the second inning and the first career home run from Stephen Windham in the third. Sears (2-1) held Georgia Southern (5-3) to three hits and struck out five batters in his first career start.
Broadcast on: WJCL-TV
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Wednesday
February 25, 2015
5. J. Frank Love Jr. Citadel Alumni Obituary
J. Frank Love Jr. was born April 26, 1921, in Lincolnton, N.C., to J. Frank Love Sr. and Margaret Dover Love. Frank grew up in Lincolnton, Saxapahaw and Shelby, and attended schools in Graham and Burlington, N.C. He was a descendant of several pioneer textile industry families as the fifth generation. He was graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1942, lettering 4 years on the tennis team, and was commissioned as an officer in the USAAF.
Published in: Shelby Info
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
1. Citadel alumni discover connection on mission together for Operation Inherent Resolve
While serving overseas, a group of marines were amazed to learn they all share an alma mater; that they all wear the ring. The six Citadel alumni were not aware at first of their connection back in Charleston, South Carolina. "We didn't realize the connection at first, but when we did it was hard to believe that there are six of us from The Citadel serving in the same unit in Iraq," said Maj. Christian C. Pappas, USMC, when contacting The Citadel to tell their surprising story.
Published in: The Digitel
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
2. Donald Trump Stops in Charleston
Donald Trump made a stop in Charleston Sunday as an honoree of The Citadel Republican Society's Patriot dinner. The reality TV host and real estate mogul arrived in style on his private jet at the Charleston airport where he greeted media and gave Citadel students a tour of his wheels in the sky. Trump discussed the direction of the country from Obamacare, to fighting ISIS. When asked about his own political future, Trump had a presidential response.
Published in: published by multiple media outlets
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
3. Citadel: Four upperclass cadets leave school, 20 disciplined amid 85 hazing and other allegations
Four upperclass Citadel cadets have left school "voluntarily" and 20 others have been disciplined after the institution investigated some 85 allegations, many involving student hazing, the school announced late Friday afternoon. In a statement released in response to a query by The State newspaper, The Citadel said it had received 85 allegations, ranging "from minor infractions to more serious allegations" involving students.
Published in: The State
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
4. Deadly countdown: Retired colonel recalls Black Hawk Down
It wasn't supposed to be like that. Get in, secure the targets, get out within an hour and odds are not only you'd go home but your fellow Rangers, too. But it took more than an hour. "I'm always happy for the opportunity to tell this story, not because I can tell a war story about myself, certainly not," said retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jim Lechner, "but because I get to honor veterans who I served with." A graduate of The Citadel and resident of South Carolina, Lechner was in Orangeburg on Tuesday as guest speaker for the Rotarians during their weekly meeting.
Published in: The Times and Democrat
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
5. USC professor thrives on digging deep into five senses, including taste of heirloom food (former Citadel professor)
David Shields rescues things from obscurity and shares them with people who didn’t know how much they would appreciate them. The University of South Carolina professor has drawn the most attention for his effort to bring back lost Southern foods such as the Bradford watermelon and the Carolina African runner peanut, but he also has compiled amazing collections of Russian piano music and still photographs of silent movie actors. Heirloom foods were a salvation for Shields. He was at a mid-career signpost, waiting for direction a little more than a decade ago. A tenured professor at The Citadel, he could have been comfortable writing or contributing to more books on literature.
Published in: The State
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
6. Coast Guard officer Shannon Scaff to swim 24 hours to honor helicopter crew killed in Alabama crash
Among Coast Guard Lt. Shannon Scaff's swimming heroics is saving fishermen from a mid-Atlantic winter storm off the coast of North Carolina in January 2000 - an act that earned him a Distinguished Flying Cross from the President. "I am so grateful for the support I've received, and I'm very excited that folks are coming out to watch and participate," says Scaff, noting that participants are expected from the uniformed Armed Forces, The Citadel, the Charleston masters swim team and Charleston's fire and police departments, who will be rotating in and out of the water in support.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
7. Knisley on fall 2014 dean’s list
Members of The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets earned top honors in the fall 2014 semester. Dean's list recognition is given to cadets registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester's work. Alexander Knisley of Princeton was identified for outstanding academic achievement and earning dean's list recognition for the fall 2014 semester.
Published in: BCR News
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
7. Senior Named Citadel Scholar
Senior Chase Belk was named a Citadel Scholar by The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. The scholarship, valued at $92,446, covers the full cost of tuition, student fees and room and board. Recipients of the scholarship, which is awarded to the top incoming freshmen based on SAT scores and academic records, visited the college's campus for a series of interviews before the award.
Published in: The Sumter Item
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Tuesday
February 24, 2015
9. College of Charleston downs Citadel, 4-3, to sweep series
In 24 seasons at The Citadel, head coach Fred Jordan has faced every College of Charleston baseball team, except one, since the downtown school revived its program in 1991. Of the 24 different College of Charleston teams the veteran coach has faced, the 2015 edition is the best he’s seen in more than two decades. The Cougars swept the Bulldogs during their three-game series this weekend, but a strike here or a swing of the bat there, and The Citadel could have very easily walked away with city bragging rights.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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