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Thursday
May 23, 2019
1. Citadel professor’s thoughts now that it’s game over for HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

The Citadel’s Michael Livingston, Ph.D., answers some final questions after the season finale of the popular TV show

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After eight years, 73 episodes, and countless theories, memes, and articles – Game of Thrones has come to and end. When season eight was just getting started, though, Michael Livingston, Ph.D., earned national attention. He was interviewed by multiple news outlets, from Vice to Live 5 News, asking the big question: who will win the game of thrones. The Citadel’s website also received a shout-out on a CNN article recapping the final episode, but we’re pretty sure it was an accident. (Search for “Citadel” and tell us what you think!) Livingston is often interviewed on medieval matters due to his regular column on tor.com, a science fiction and fantasy website. He is also an award-winning writer who has published a trilogy of historical fantasy novels and multiple nonfiction books. Here are some of his thoughts about this season.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Thursday
May 23, 2019
2. Medal of Honor request for Citadel grad killed in Vietnam heads to Washington
A package of documents seeking the first Medal of Honor for a graduate of The Citadel is on its way to Washington, D.C. The 77-page collection of items supporting the medal posthumously for Vietnam helicopter pilot Capt. Hugh Reavis Nelson Jr. first goes to the office of the North Carolina congressman who represents Nelson’s hometown. From there, it will go to the Department of the Army for what could be a yearlong, extensive review. The argument in favor of the medal came after a grassroots alumni group, led by Class of 1964 graduate and Air Force veteran Ted Curtis, took a second look at the mission that took Nelson’s life on June 5, 1966, in South Vietnam. The Citadel issued a statement this week in advance of Memorial Day acknowledging Nelson and all of the school’s graduates who have died in service of the nation. “Hugh Reavis Nelson, who was killed in action in Vietnam, is one of the college’s heroes, and we honor his memory along with more than 700 Citadel graduates who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom,” said John Dorrian, vice president in the Office of Communications and Marketing. “The Citadel’s administration applauds efforts by alumni to recognize the bravery of our fallen,” he added. While no Citadel graduates have been awarded the medal, one former cadet is a recipient. John Thomas Kennedy was given the Medal of Honor for service against the Moro people of the Philippines in 1909, but he was at The Citadel for only a year before transferring to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
May 23, 2019
4. New campaign encourages alternative commuting habits

Ask almost any resident what the two biggest problems facing Daniel Island and Cainhoy are and you’ll hear people say traffic, twice. With population growth happening every day in the Charleston region, including the Cainhoy peninsula, it can feel like the end will never be in the rearview mirror. But a new plan called “Reboot the Commute” might have a different solution to calm the morning and afternoon traffic jams caused by folks going from work to home and vice versa. Reboot the Commute is a business-led initiative that spurs local employers to help reduce the inescapable traffic issues in Charleston. The campaign was created by the Economic Leadership Council of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA). On April 30, 18 local businesses, including Daniel Island-based Benefitfocus, committed themselves to reducing area traffic as a part of the project. According to a press release on the subject, the combined workforce of the businesses totals 39,000 employees. Local organizations that have committed to encouraging their employees to #ReboottheCommute: The Citadel

Published in: Daniel Island News - Online
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Thursday
May 23, 2019
5. Three area residents commissioned at The Citadel
ROTC programs produce almost 70% of the officers that enter the Army each year, and more than 100 of them will come from The Citadel this year. Local members of the Class of 2019 who accepted Army commissions include: • Braeden Bartrum of Frederick, Md. • Andrew Diaz of Frederick • Devan Wilson of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. They participated in the commissioning ceremony on May 3.
Published in: Herald-Mail Media - Online
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Thursday
May 23, 2019
5. Tunkhannock’s Dymond Graduates from The Citadel
Matthew Dymond of Tunkhannock earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from The Citadel. He graduated during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4 in McAlister Field House.
Published in: Rocket-Courier - Online
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Thursday
May 23, 2019
6. The Next Big Bang – Human Consciousness and the Universe’s Ultimate Secret

For at least two hundred years science has been telling us that any ideas of spirituality we might hold dear are little more than ignorant leftovers of a superstitious past – foolish relics. But the truth is, physics itself, that most foundational of all sciences, has now progressed far beyond that initial, dismissive assessment, to a conceptual worldview far more accepting of spirituality than ever before. To grasp the nuts and bolts of this new science, then, is to understand the nuts and bolts that support a new, evolving and far more sophisticated grasp of spirit than has ever before been available to us. This new conceptual framework is absolutely critical to our grasp of spirit, and, frankly, for those previously unfamiliar with the discoveries of modern physics, this new framework may at first seem nothing short of “other worldly” itself – as the old saying goes, the truth can at times be far stranger than fiction. So let’s start by taking a close look at what the new physics has to tell us. Jim Stempel is the author of seven books, including nonfiction, historical fiction, spirituality, and satire. His articles have appeared in numerous journals including North & South, HistoryNet, Concepts In Human Development, New Times, Real Clear History, and the History News Network. His exploration of warfare, The Nature of War: Origins and Evolution of Violent Conflict examined war from a psychological perspective, while his newest novel, Windmill Point, was released to considerable critical acclaim. He is a graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, and lives with his wife and family Maryland. Feel free to explore his website at www.jimstempel.com.

Published in: Wake Up World - Online
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Thursday
May 23, 2019
9. Comeback Cougars: With 20 come-from-behind wins, College of Charleston leads the nation
This season the Cougars have: • A total of 20 come-from-behind victories, which leads the nation. • Four straight come-from-behind wins that include two against Towson, one each against The Citadel and Delaware • A 9-8 victory over The Citadel in which the Cougars erased a six-run deficit. • Scored 41 percent of their runs in the sixth through eighth innings. • Have batted .300 against opponents’ bullpens. Their biggest comeback of the season came against The Citadel and was capped off by Bradley Dixon’s home run-robbing catch in right field on the final out in the ninth inning. It was the final play at Patriot’s Point for the fifth-year senior. “I’m sure that Citadel game will be one that our seniors remember for a while,” Holbrook said. “Bradley’s catch, the way we fought back and won. That’s who we’ve been all season.”
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
1. Planeside ceremony for the return of 1st Lt. Hugh McDowell, The Citadel Class of 2017

By Cpl. Edward Bartlinski, The Citadel Class of 2008, PIO, Maryland Transportation Authority Police

I was deeply saddened when I learned of the passing of 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell from the Washington, D.C. area after he was injured when a light armored vehicle overturned at Camp Pendleton, California. He was 24 years old. Lt. McDowell had been in the Marine Corps since May 5, 2017 after graduating from The Citadel where he accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant. His lifelong dream was to become a Marine. After commissioning, he attended the Basic Officer Course, Infantry Officer Course and the Light Armored Reconnaissance Leader’s Course. Lt. McDowell was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, where he was a platoon commander. While training, an accident occurred when the light armored vehicle rolled over injuring 6 other Marines and resulting in the death of Lt. McDowell, who was from Chevy Chase, Maryland. To welcome Lt. McDowell home on the airfield were his parents, fiancé and her mother. Joining them were members of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, BWI Airport Fire Department, family and alumni from The Citadel. Lt. McDowell will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
2. Abington-area residents in the news

Dymond takes oath

CHARLESTON, SC — Matthew Dymond, of Tunkhannock, is one of the members of the Class of 2019 at The Citadel who took their commissioning oaths just before graduating from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Published in: The Abington Journal - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
2. Carthage man graduates from The Citadel
A Carthage man is among 28 of the Marine Corps' newest officers from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at The Citadel.
Published in: Sanford Herald - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
2. Names and Notes for May 22

Cadets graduate from The Citadel

The following local members of the S.C. Corps of Cadets accepted diploma during The Citadel’s Commencement ceremony on May 4: Luke Barone of North Augusta, criminal justice; Meryl Prince of Johnston, criminal justice; Briggs Smith of North Augusta, biology; Preston Wilson of North Augusta, exercise Science; Kyle Neira of Graniteville, business administration; Sarah Zorn of Warrenville, mechanical engineering; Aaron Gurley of Beech Island, mechanical engineering; and Samuel Flippen of Aiken, criminal justice.

Published in: Aiken Standard - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
3. Former Will County board chief of staff joins Wight & Company
Chicago-based integrated design and delivery firm Wight & Company added Ragan Pattison as director of its state and local government market. Most recently the Will County board chief of staff, Pattison also served as a member of the county’s board and commissioner of the county’s forest preserve. One of the first female graduates of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Pattison earned her bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in American government. She attended Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi, where she served on the school’s chapter of Habitat For Humanity, raising money and building new homes for Hurricane Katrina victims. Pattison also has had a successful career practicing criminal defense, family and governmental law.
Published in: RE Journals - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
4. Freedom Is Why Immigrants Come to America
America! The word has meant hope, opportunity and freedom for tens of millions of people over the last two and half centuries. For a good part of those 250 years, the words on the Stature of Liberty in New York harbor have rang true. Until the early part of the 1900s, the United States was more or less an open land for all new comers. Especially European immigrants needed neither passport nor visa to enter America for most of that time through the various ports of entry, especially that of New York City. (The first major immigration restrictions came in 1880s with limitations on the arrival of Chinese migrants, followed by similar limitations on Japanese immigrants. These were crudely racial in their rationales.) Richard M. Ebeling, an AIER Senior Fellow, is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. Ebeling lived on AIER's campus from 2008 to 2009.
Published in: AIER American Institute for Economic Research - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
5. GLEAVES JR., James L.
James L. Gleaves Jr., of Wytheville, Va., passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was born in Wytheville, Va., on January 8, 1924, to the late J. Lucian and Morton Sudduth Gleaves. A 1941 graduate of Wytheville High School, Gleaves was attending the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served stateside and with the 23rd Fighter Control Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre for the remainder of World War II. Honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1946, he married Dorothy Vernon of Wytheville, Va., and enjoyed a 57 year marriage until her death in 2004. A 1948 graduate of the University of Virginia, Gleaves continued his education at UVA receiving his law degree in 1951. He was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1951 through 1953 serving in their Philadelphia and Newark offices. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Wytheville Presbyterian Church conducted by The Reverend Edwin Lacy. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 p.m. until service time. A private graveside service will be held by his immediate family at West End Cemetery.
Published in: The Roanoke Times - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
5. IREDELL JONES IV
Iredell Jones IV, 79, died on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Iredell Jones III and Sarah P. Jones. Mr. Jones was a graduate of The Citadel, where he served and was a recipient of the "Star of the West" award and was also captain of the Summerall Guards (performing marching group). He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a retired airline pilot. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at The Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery with Father Michael Ridgill officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Boykin Sanders, 1430 Raccoon Road, Sumter, SC 29154. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
6. Citadel baseball season ends with loss in SoCon Tournament, final record TBD

The Citadel’s baseball season ended Tuesday with a 7-3 loss to Western Carolina in the Southern Conference Tournament at Fluor Field in Greenville. The Bulldogs ended coach Tony Skole’s second season with a record of 12-43, pending the outcome of a suspended April 9 game with College of Charleston. That game was halted due to weather with the Bulldogs up 3-2 after five innings at Riley Park. The ninth-seeded Bulldogs jumped to a 3-1 lead after three innings on freshman Tyler Corbitt’s first career home run, an RBI single from Lane Botkin and a bases-loaded walk by Tilo Skole. But No. 8 seed Western Carolina (21-30) rallied with four runs in the fifth and move on to face No. 1 Samford in the double-elimination part of the tournament. Starting pitcher Jordan Merritt (3-8) took the loss for The Citadel, allowing five runs on six hits in four innings.

Examples of other coverage include:

WCSC - Live 5 News

Catamount Athletics

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
6. Winning: Love of baseball drives success for MSU head coach Chris Lemonis

Mississippi State head coach Chris Lemonis is quietly competitive. It's not often his feistiness boils over. Yet at his core, Lemonis is a fierce competitor -- a passion that is deeply rooted in his college days at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. "It wasn't the easiest of times going to a military school," he said. "But we had really good baseball during that time and we had the times of our lives." After receiving an academic scholarship, Lemonis reluctantly agreed to take a tour of the academy in the fall of his senior year of high school. As he wandered the drill fields and checkered courtyards, he'd had enough. He was ready to go home to Myrtle Beach. He hated it. Baseball ultimately changed his mind. A few months later, Lemonis received a call from Citadel coach Chal Port. The Bulldogs had an opening for him. Swallowing his initial disdain for the school, Lemonis accepted the walk-on spot. The Citadel sits in the heart of Charleston, just minutes from the Ashley River. Known for its discipline and devotion to a military tradition, the school is rigid, rough and strict -- so much so 17 percent of students don't return after their freshman year. "When you're a freshman you go through the worst year of your life together," Louisville head coach and former Citadel player Dan McDonnell said. The regulated lifestyle of the school begins on Matriculation Day, a cadet's first official day on campus. Freshman, or "knobs" as they are known in reference to the bald trim the male recruits were required to bear at the time, are assigned to a company and issued their bluish-grey and white-panted uniforms. A physical fitness test comprised of push-ups, crunches and a one and a half-mile run also is required of all students once per semester. The obligatory prim and properness of a uniformed soldier was nothing new to Lemonis. Three of his family members had joined the armed forces, though his attending a military school was more by happenstance than desire.

Published in: The Commercial Dispatch - Online
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019
7. Aliquippa's M.J. Devonshire one of 11 WPIAL players in Big 33
It will be a busy Memorial Day weekend for Aliquippa’s M.J. Devonshire — in two different sports. Devonshire, a senior supreme athlete at Aliquippa High School, will be in Shippensburg Friday and Saturday, trying to win PIAA track championships. When he’s finished, he’ll immediately head to Harrisburg to get ready for the final football game of his high school career. Devonshire will play in the 62nd annual Big 33, a high school football all-star game that matches Pennsylvania against Maryland on Memorial Day. The other seven players from the WPIAL playing in the Big 33 are McKeesport linebacker Wyatt Thomas (The Citadel signee), Woodland Hills defensive back Mike Coleman (Toledo), Seneca Valley linebacker Jake Stebbins (Cornell), Central Catholic defensive end Brian Dallas (undecided), North Hills offensive lineman Lirion Murtezi (Navy), Thomas Jefferson offensive lineman Dom Serapiglia (Tulsa) and Latrobe offensive lineman Trent Holler (East Carolina).
Published in: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
1. Former Citadel commandant among those selected for 82nd Airborne Division Hall of Fame
As seen in Stars and Stripes, by Rachel Riley (Tribune News Service) The 82nd Airborne Division will induct its second Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, May 22, during All American Week, the North Carolina-based division’s celebration of paratroopers past and present. The 10 a.m. ceremony will take place at Fort Bragg’s Hall of Heroes. Twenty-one paratroopers were inducted in the inaugural class last year. Sixteen will be added this year, including paratroopers involved in conflicts going back to World War II. This year’s class includes the Hall of Fame’s first chaplain, first chief warrant officer and its third woman.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
2. SC lawmaker apologizes for anti-abortion materials Rep. Nancy Mace felt had targeted her
A male South Carolina lawmaker apologized Monday for distributing anti-abortion materials that state Rep. Nancy Mace felt targeted her after she shared her personal story of being raped as a teenager. Though state Rep. Josiah Magnuson said he stands by his anti-abortion beliefs, he apologized in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans for the way he handled the situation, according to multiple lawmakers in the room. Afterward, Mace told The Post and Courier she appreciated the apology and has accepted it. During a debate last month over a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would ban abortions after around six weeks, Mace proposed an amendment to add exceptions in cases of rape or incest. The Daniel Island Republican went on to detail how she had been sexually assaulted as a teenager, a story that she shared publicly for the first time last year.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
3. Hugh Conor McDowell, Marine first lieutenant, dies in training accident
1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell, a Marines platoon commander, died May 9 on maneuvers in a military training accident at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, Calif. The former Chestertown resident was 24. Lt. McDowell was commanding a 13-ton, eight-wheeled reconnaissance vehicle that carried seven crew members. The vehicle rolled over in a depression that had recently experienced heavy rains. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Michael H C McDowell, a Belfast-born journalist and Canadian Broadcasting Corp. editor. His mother was Susan Marie Flanigan, a former Gallaudet University public relations official who was born in Baltimore. His parents met while his mother lived in Bolton Hill. He earned a bachelor of science degree from The Citadel and immediately joined the Marine Corps. He was commissioned the day before he graduated and was provost marshal of the 1st Battalion and in Alpha Company.
Published in: Baltimore Sun - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
4. CresCom Bank and World Affairs Council of Charleston Reward Students for Analysis of Hot Topics in Global Issues
At an award ceremony on April 17, 2019, Joe Bonacci, Senior Vice President for CresCom Bank, presented three Charleston County Public High School students with 2019 John M Settle, Sr./World Affairs Council of Charleston Awards. The Settle Awards are presented annually to students who demonstrate excellence in their studies of world history and foreign affairs. Through its sponsorship, CresCom Bank also presented the winning students with the latest Kindle devices to assist in furthering their studies. The annual Settle Awards are named after John M. Settle, Sr., a graduate of Charleston High School and the Citadel. Settle was CEO of Community First Bank until 2002, and prior to being CEO he was Chairman Emeritus of Community First Bank, which later became CresCom Bank.
Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
5. Lowcountry lawmaker pushes for tougher distracted driving laws with DUI-Electronics bill

So far in 2019, South Carolina car crashes have killed 326 people. State Rep. Bill Taylor believes a new distracted driving bill could lower the fatality rate in the years to come. Rep. Taylor's proposed "DUI-E" (Driving Under the Influence of Electronics) bill calls for electronic devices to only be used with a hands-free Bluetooth connection.

Currently, you could get a $25 citation if caught texting while driving in South Carolina If the proposed hands-free law goes into effect, it would cost a driver $100 with no points for the first offense, followed $300 and 2 points for any subsequent violation. The DUI-E bill didn’t pass this session, but Rep. Bill Taylor says he will file a new bill in the house in December.

(Note: The reporter uses the Johnson Hagood Stadium as a demonstration in her story.)

Published in: WCIV - ABC News 4 - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
6. Citadel baseball’s had its worst season. Can Bulldogs turn it around?
The Citadel has endured the worst season in the Bulldogs’ proud baseball history this year, losing 22 straight games at one point and posting the program’s worst overall and Southern Conference records. The second year of coach Tony Skole’s rebuilding effort has resulted in a 13-42 overall record (.236 winning percentage) and a 5-19 SoCon mark (.208) that are the worst since the school began keeping records in 1965. “Excruciating,” is how Skole, a football and baseball standout during his playing days at The Citadel, puts it. And yet, the Bulldogs arrive at the SoCon Tournament in Greenville with the closest thing to momentum they’ve had since March. The Citadel snapped that 22-game skid with two victories at Western Carolina on Friday and Saturday, the Bulldogs’ first road wins of the season. They open the SoCon Tournament at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fluor Field in Greenville against that same Western Carolina team. The winner of the single-elimination game enters the double-elimination phase of the tournament against top-seeded Samford at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
7. The Citadel’s Peden and Corbitt Earn All-Conference Honors
The Citadel had two players receive postseason honors on Monday when Ben Peden was named to the All-Southern Conference Second Team and Tyler Corbitt was named to the All-Freshman Team. The teams were selected by the league’s head coaches. Peden, who will be playing in his hometown for the conference tournament, finished the regular season hitting .310 with 15 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 36 RBIs. The senior is the reigning SoCon Player of the Week after helping the Bulldogs to a series victory at Western Carolina last weekend. Peden is currently on a five-game hit streak in which he has collected multiple hits in four of those games. He leads the team with 21 multi-hit games on the season and 13 multiple-RBI contests. Corbitt was named to the all-freshman team after hitting a team-best .332 with 68 hits, 15 doubles, one triple, 21 RBIs and 36 runs scored. He has a pair of double-digit hitting streaks on the season, including a season-long 12-game streak in early March.
Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online
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Tuesday
May 21, 2019
8. 7 FCS vs. FBS Power 5 Football Matchups That May Be Upsets in 2019

The crowning FCS upset of an FBS program remains Appalachian State beating Michigan in 2007, but what gets overlooked is the Wolverines should have been better prepared considering their opponent was coming off two straight national titles. The FBS too often gets caught napping against the lower tier of Division I college football, even schools in Power 5 conferences. Last year. Nicholls topped Kansas and Illinois State beat Colorado State as part of the seven FCS wins over FBS teams. Where and when will it happen in 2019? Sound the upset alarm again, here are seven potential FCS upsets of Power 5 programs:

The Citadel at Georgia Tech (Sept. 14)

The Citadel will have its triple-option offense, now led by quarterback Brandon Rainey, but Georgia Tech is switching from the same attack under new head coach Geoff Collins. The last Southern Conference win over an FBS team belongs to The Citadel (23-21 over South Carolina in 2015).

Published in: Athlon Sports - Online
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Monday
May 20, 2019
1. 'I Serve as a Stepping Stone' - photos from Sarah Zorn's senior year

In 2018, Sarah Zorn became the Citadel’s first female regimental commander. The Times followed her through her senior year as she sought to change the culture of an institution that long denied entry to women.

The New York Times also included the piece in "11 of Our Best Weekend Reads" and this Sunday's "Weekend Briefing."

Published in: The New York Times - Online
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Monday
May 20, 2019
2. With Bastin Hall construction underway, Citadel president and contractors tour site
With the first phase of construction underway on the future home of the Baker School of Business, the leaders of the construction company heading the project took the president of The Citadel on brief tour of the site on on Thursday, May 16. The chairman and founder of the Greenville based THS Constructors, Inc. wanted to come to his alma mater to see the project for himself. Howard Suitt is a member of The Citadel Class of 1948, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He founded Suitt Construction in 1968. Suitt has been responsible for placing over $12 billion in construction value, representing a total installed cost of approximately $36 billion for more than 2,000 projects.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Monday
May 20, 2019
3. Young love lost, an only son gone, after fatal training accident at Camp Pendleton

Kathleen Isabel Bourque sat on the edge of a rock outcropping at the beach. Wearing a white, eyelet slip dress and a camouflage Marine Corps blouse, she urged eight-month-old Ruthie, her black Labrador puppy, to jump up next to her. The place was a spot where the love of her life and soulmate, Marine Corps 1st Lt. Conor McDowell, frequently photographed her — sometimes in the same white dress. “He called it my angel dress,” Bourque said. It was what she was wearing the first time they met — on July 11, 2018, in her hometown of Salisbury, N.C. “I saw him and it was like looking into the eyes of God,” she said, Wednesday, May 15. “I just knew he was the one. He had on his Captain America shirt, khaki pants and his favorite pair of brown boots. He was tall, built and he had the most intense eyes; they were beautiful bright green. He had the thickest, darkest eyelashes and gorgeous thick, black curly hair.” That memory is one she will cling to forever because physically, Bourque, 22, will never see McDowell again. McDowell, 24, a platoon leader with the 1st Light Armored Battalion at Camp Pendleton, died May 9 during a training exercise on the base.

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May 20, 2019
4. Charleston Police seek people to help with training exercise
The Charleston Police Department is looking for people to participate in a critical incident scenario for training purposes. WCBD-TV reports Charles Francis of the Charleston Police Department says the scenario will consist of multiple suspects acting in a coordinated active shooter incident. For the scenario to be successful, he says they’re looking for role players to act like innocent bystanders to make the training as realistic as possible. Francis says the opportunity allows CPD to interact and involve the community and allows the public to feel what a scenario of this magnitude could be like. The scenario will be staged at the Citadel Campus on Thursday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to Noon. Anyone willing to participate is asked to email LT. Murray at murrays@charleston-sc.gov.
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