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September 2, 2015
1. Upcoming news from The Citadel - September 2015
Upcoming news for The Citadel includes the following stories: U.S. Army Captain Dan Eggers remembered with permanent classroom dedication, American Warlords author Jonathan W. Jordan to speak at Daniel Library, Meet The Citadel's new provost on live TV during the Goose Creek vs. Summerville game, Veterans Portrait Project, Meet and learn from national intelligence and homeland security experts, Lost sword of first graduate to be returned to The Citadel and The Art of the Fly.
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September 2, 2015
2. Ottawa regiment sends 'priceless' Civil War sword home
An Ottawa-based military regiment will return a Civil War sword and scabbard belonging to a famous Confederate officer to the military academy where he studied and worked in the mid-19th century. The sword, belonging to Col. Charles C. Tew, has been "missing" for 153 years since the Battle of Antietam in 1862. Tew was killed in that battle and his sword was taken as a trophy from the battlefield by a Canadian serving with the Union Army. About 40,000 Canadians served with the Union during the U.S. Civil War, which ended 150 years ago. The sword will be handed back to The Citadel in a ceremony on Sept. 18, said Michael Martin, chairman of the charitable arm of 33 Signal Regiment, an organization that dates back to 1913. The sword was given to Tew by his students at the Arsenal Academy, a prep school he founded that serves as an entry point to The Citadel, Martin says.
Published in: Ottawa Citizen
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September 2, 2015
3. RiverDogs send Tourists packing, set new attendance mark
The Charleston RiverDogs walked off with a 4-3 victory over the Asheville Tourists after a wild bottom of the ninth inning in front of 4,485 fans Tuesday night at Riley Park. Tuesday was Citadel Cadet Night at The Joe. Many cadets and alumni were in attendance, as well as the Summerall Guards who put on an incredible pregame performance in the outfield. The Cadet Chorale sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, and the Regimental Commander threw out a ceremonial first pitch. Citadel Cadet Kyle Busbee of Spartanburg went home a lucky winner of a 1998 Honda Civic. The car has 285,000 miles on it and was the grand prize of a fan raffle in honor of the RiverDogs breaking the 285,000 mark in attendance this season.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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September 2, 2015
4. Citadel's Mike Houston: The winning is going to come
Nineteen months after he was hired as The Citadel's football coach, Mike Houston believes he's improved the talent and the toughness of the program. "Our talent has improved over what it was when I got here, as a whole," Houston said Tuesday at the first weekly news conference of his second season as the Bulldogs' coach. "I think the work ethic and the attitude is maybe a little more hard-nosed and tougher than when I got here, and our style of play is much more physical than when I got here." Citadel players agree with their coach's assessment. "It's a lot different, and in a lot of good ways," said senior offensive lineman Sam Frye. "These coaches push us real hard, and the whole team is a bunch of hard workers now. Everybody is expected to be tough and hard-nosed all the time, 110 percent." Now, Citadel coaches and players are eager to see their results match that progress in a way that last year's 5-7 overall mark (and 3-4 record in the Southern Conference) did not.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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September 2, 2015
5. The Citadel thinks it's close to more wins
The Citadel wasn't far from success a year ago. Three losses came by a total of nine points. Wofford stopped Aaron Miller on the goal line as the game ended to win by four. Samford won by three on a touchdown with 17 seconds left. A few plays in each game could have turned a 5-7 season (3-4 in the Southern Conference) into eight wins and a second-place conference finish. Preparations for the team's second season under coach Mike Houston have focused on better execution. "Our coaches have been working with us a lot," wide receiver Alex Glover said. "We're doing a lot of competition stuff so we can possibly win some of those close games that we dropped last year. If we can just do our job and execute everything, it will work itself out."
Published in: Greenville Online
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September 2, 2015
6. Gamecocks, Tigers and a sense of community
Football season is a special time of year for much of the country, giving countless families and friends a chance to gather each weekend at their homes, high school and college campuses or professional stadiums. They root on their favorite teams, of course, but they also spend quality time together, go on road trips, reconnect with their alma maters and feel that very specific type of civic pride that is often central to being a sports fan. It's more than a game, more than winning and losing. It's, in large part, about being part of a community. In South Carolina, college football reigns supreme. The Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers get most of the publicity, but schools like Wofford, Furman, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina, Charleston Southern and Presbyterian have sizable followings of their own. Some people are fans because they attended one of these schools, others are fans because their friends or family members did and others are fans simply because they are South Carolinians.
Published in: Bluffton Today
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September 2, 2015
7. Kennesaw State also has cause for excitement
The characters are different, but down in Kennesaw, Georgia, they're telling a similar story. Kennesaw State is experiencing the same excitement about having football on campus as East Tennessee State University. "Obviously there have been a lot of exciting times here at this university, but this is the one we have been shooting for," Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon said. "It's amazing the last 2 1/2 years, how fast this has gone by. It's really what we have been working toward, is this first game. I can't tell you how excited our kids are." The first game for each program is Thursday, when the Owls come to town to face ETSU at 7:30 p.m. inside Kermit Tipton Stadium. The Owls have an experienced quarterback in Trey White, a transfer from The Citadel. White, a junior, rush for 128 yards on 30 carries in the Owls' spring game.
Published in: Johnson City Press
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September 2, 2015
8. Ready for Hoops: Blue Hose eye the court in November
15 home games, including against USC Upstate, The Citadel and Wofford, as well as road trips to Clemson, Richmond and Marquette, highlight the 2015-16 Presbyterian College men's basketball schedule released today (Sept. 1). "This is the best overall schedule that we have had since going Division I," said Head Coach Gregg Nibert. "We have 15 home games which is the most we've had, and we have an exciting non-conference schedule with Clemson at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Marquette and Richmond. Playing four Southern Conference games with Furman, The Citadel, VMI and Wofford in November is tremendous for us as well. This tough schedule will get us ready for the Big South conference games, and the tournament in early March in Conway." PC opens the season at home with an exhibition game against Mars Hill, Nov. 9, before heading up the road to Greenville to face Furman at Timmons Arena. The Blue Hose return home for three straight with USC Upstate Nov. 16, Toccoa Falls Nov. 18, and The Citadel Nov. 21. After a trek to former Big South rival VMI in Lexington, Va., Nov. 24, PC rounds out November with its fourth home game in 12 days, this one against Wofford Nov. 28.
Published in: The Clinton Chronicle
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September 2, 2015
9. SEU Releases Wrestling Schedule
Southeastern University's first foray into wrestling will occur on Nov. 1 at The Citadel Open in Charleston, S.C. First-year coach Javier Maldonado released a 12-match schedule on Tuesday afternoon as the Fire begin their inaugural season. "The Citadel Open is one of the best tournaments in the country that weekend, so it will give us a chance to make a good first impression," Maldonado said. Southeastern's first home match will be on Dec. 4 against South Florida. Before that match, Lake Gibson High School will face Kissimmee-Osceola High School in a dual match.
Published in: Lakeland Ledger
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September 1, 2015
1. Canadian regiment to return first Citadel graduate's Civil War sword

According to a spokesperson from the 33 Signal Regiment Foundation , a sword belonging to Col. Charles C. Tew was found in Ottawa and it will be returned to the military college after a ceremony commemorating the end of the war at the Antietam National Battlefield on September 16. "All of us at The Citadel are excited about the return of Colonel Tew's Sword," said Lieutenant Col. David Goble of The Citadel. "Colonel Tew was our first Honor Graduate and was accordingly our first person to ever receive a diploma from our institution.

Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - website
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September 1, 2015
1.1 Ottawa Group Returns Civil War Sword Missing 153 Years to U.S.

A Civil War sword missing for 153 years since the Battle of Antietam in 1862  will be returned by the 33 Signal Regiment Foundation of Ottawa, the charitable arm of the 33 Signal Regiment of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, Canadian Army.  The sword was placed in the care of the 33 Signal Regiment in 1963 but was positively identified only recently as belonging to Col. Charles Courtenay Tew. Members of the Regiment worked very hard to unravel the mystery of the sword after it was “rediscovered.” 

Published in: The Digitel - website
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September 1, 2015
1.2 Upcoming News from The Citadel - September 2015

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Published in: Citadel Newsroom - website
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September 1, 2015
2. USAF Honor Guard wraps-up international performances

Twenty members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team wrapped up three weeks of performances in the United Kingdom during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 29.  The event included more than 1,390 performers from the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. The show featured the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Bollywood dancers from India, the military band of the People's Liberation Army of China, the Top Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland, the Royal Air Force and Queen's Colour Squadron Mass Band, The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina and more.

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September 1, 2015
At Citadel, fullback job still up for grabs on game-week depth chart

The best battle for a starting job in The Citadel’s preseason camp has been at fullback, and it’s still not over. That job is still up for grabs, but most other starting positions seem settled as The Citadel released its depth chart Monday for Saturday’s season-opening football game against Davidson.  Redshirt freshman Evan McField from Goose Creek High School and sophomore Isiaha Smith are both listed as starters at fullback (or B-back). McField (6-0, 221) did not play last season, while the 5-10, 230-pound Smith rushed for 591 yards and five touchdowns. No matter who starts, both are likely to get plenty of carries this season.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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August 31, 2015
1. Scott Walker Talks Foreign Policy at The Citadel

Extensive reports on Gov. Scott Walker speaking to The Citadel Republican Society.  A few samples:








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August 31, 2015
2. ‘Braddock’s Defeat,’ penned by Citadel scholar David Preston, transforms obscure Colonial history into page-turner

BRADDOCK’S DEFEAT: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution. By David L. Preston. Oxford University Press. 460 pages. $29.95.   “Braddock’s Defeat” is the latest offering of Oxford University Press’ “Pivotal Moments in American History Series.” Author David L. Preston, history professor at The Citadel, has been recognized for his revelatory research in the relationship of the French and British colonists with the indigenous people of North America.

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August 31, 2015
3. Great National Purposes Mean Less Freedom

What America needs, it is said, is a shared set of common values and goals that can provide a unifying sense of public purposes. This is the path back to a restored American greatness at home and abroad, proponents say. Such a view is often heard among both modern liberals on “the left” and conservatives on  right.” They may differ on the values to be shared and the public policy purposes people are to unify behind, but the emphasis on a higher collective calling is common to both.

Published in: Epic Times - website
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August 31, 2015
4. What are we going to do about Burke High School?

Bruce Mitchell, 18, just graduated from Burke. He is enrolled at North Carolina A&T University, majoring in engineering. His cousin and classmate, Xavier Curry, also is studying engineering at A&T. Redden just left Burke for The Citadel, on a full academic scholarship.

Published in: The Post and Courier - online
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August 31, 2015
5. Miami Herald’s Alvah Chapman helped fight crime in city

I found Alvah Chapman sincerely distraught at the plight of race relations in Overtown, Liberty City, and downtown Miami. His initiative succeeded, but understandably, still continues today. We lost Alvah a few years ago, but few in the media have had such an impact on Florida and indirectly politics as the former proud military man from the Citadel.

Published in: Miami Herald - website
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August 31, 2015
6. John Sias, CEO who led The Chronicle in era of transition, dies

John B. Sias, an Army paratrooper who came home from World War II and built a career as an energetic media executive, first as president of ABC and later as the only non-member of the de Young family to run Chronicle Publishing Co., has died.  When he graduated from Tam High, the war was still raging, so he enrolled at the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, and then volunteered for the Army to train as a paratrooper. He was sent to Newfoundland to join a pilot rescue team. He jumped with sled dogs, in anticipation of participating in the invasion of Japan that never came.

Published in: San Francisco Chronicle - online
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August 31, 2015
For Citadel’s Dominique Allen, a long journey to starting QB

In his first college football game, Dominique Allen threw a touchdown pass. On the road. Against No. 1 Florida State.  Afterward, someone asked him how it felt, and Allen’s eyes filled with tears.  “It was the best feeling you could ever get,” Allen said that night. “It’s been a long road for me to get here, so it’s something I’ll never forget.”  Allen, a sophomore from Richmond Hill, Ga., has journeyed a little further down that road during The Citadel’s preseason practice. This week, the 6-1, 220-pounder was named the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback for their Sept. 5 season opener against Davidson.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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August 31, 2015
State report (volley ball)
Published in: The Post and Courier - online
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August 28, 2015
1. Scott Walker Vows to Defeat ISIS and Assails Democrats
Published in: National sources - online
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August 28, 2015
1. Scott Walker: I'm tested enough for the world stage (news roundup)

Scott Walker will offer his foreign policy vision in a speech Friday mostly by contrasting it with what he terms a "retreat" from the world stage by the Obama White House. The speech at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, gives Walker, who has fairly limited foreign policy experience and has raised some eyebrows with prior comments, a chance to shore up any nagging doubts.



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August 28, 2015
1.1 GOP hopefuls Scott Walker, Marco Rubio stumping on Charleston on Friday

Two of the upper tier Republicans in the White House nomination race will be in Charleston at the same time Friday giving speeches aimed at picking apart President Barack Obama’s foreign policy.  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be at The Citadel at midday to deliver what his campaign said is his “plan to reverse the failures of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy and restore American leadership in the world.”  The Citadel has become a favorite of Republicans seeking the White House. Other GOP hopefuls who have visited in recent months include former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Published in: The Post and Courier - online
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August 28, 2015
1.2 Scott Walker says he didn't chastise Chinese president in 2013 meeting

Walker's comments come as he prepares to deliver a foreign policy speech Friday at the Citadel military college in South Carolina, another crucial early voting state. There, he is expected to stress the importance of combating Islamic terrorism and the need to scuttle a nuclear deal with Iran that Obama is promoting.

Published in: Journal Sentinel, WI - online
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August 28, 2015
2. Notes from Scotland - Cadet Sophie-Leigh Clark and Greyfriars Bobby (video)

Cadet Sophie-Leigh Clark, shares her connection with the internationally-known story of Greyfriars Bobby, and how she links the story to her experiences at The Citadel.

Who: Sophie-Leigh Clark
Hometown: Originally: Durban, South Africa Currently: Ramsey, New Jersey
Major: History, with a minor in Intelligence and Homeland Security
Class of: 2017
Instrument: Trombone/Euphonium
What made you decide to attend The Citadel?: I wanted to enlist straight out of high school, but my mom directed me to go down the path of attending college.
Favorite performance in the Tattoo other than The Citadel: The Chinese Lotus Dragon Dancers
Favorite place in Edinburgh: The Elephant House and Greyfriar's Kirk
Favorite Scottish food: Steak and ale pie
Favorite American food: Southern fried chicken

Published in: Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes (Edinburh Tattoo blog) - online
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August 28, 2015
2.1 Notes on Scotland - America’s top Air Force ROTC cadet also leads America’s Band 2015 (video)

The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes became “America’s Band 2015” after being the only band in the country invited to represent the USA in the famed Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Preparing for the event’s 25 performances (that would be broadcast around the world to an audience of more than 1 billion people) was an epic task for the band and its leaders.

Published in: Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes (Edinburgh Tattoo Blog) - website
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August 28, 2015
3.1 Santee Refuge announces fall migration events

Come out and connect with nature at Santee National Wildlife Refuge. Fall is a great time of year to bring the family or enjoy the solitude on one of the refuge’s hiking trails or the Wildlife Drive. The refuge will host four fall migration bird walks to witness the array of birds as they pass through the area. The bird walks will be lead by Charleston native Nathan Dias, who is the driving force behind the Cape Romain Bird Observatory. Dennis Forsythe, SC eBird editor and professor emeritus of biology at The Citadel, is co-leading the October walks.

Published in: The Times and Democrat - online
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August 28, 2015
3.2 The Free Market Versus The Bureaucratic State

The U.S. presidential election of 2016 may still be well over a year away, but those who dream of sitting at the desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. are busy scrambling for campaign supporters, financial contributions, and potential voters in the party primaries that will influence who will run in the general election. (Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB & T Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, He was formerly professor of Economics at Northwood University).

Published in: The Nassau Institute - website
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