Today's Blue & White July 12, 2012

Today’s Blue & White

The Citadel Brigadier Foundation’s Official Electronic Newsletter

Thursday, July 12, 2012

 

Opening Kickoff!

Has it been hot where you are?  It sure has been nearly unbearable here on campus – after all, it is mid-July – yet the heat hasn’t hurt Summerall Field as it continues to looks terrific.

Four of the eight finalists for enshrinement into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame have ties to The Citadel, and we encourage everyone to vote.  Mayor Joe Riley ’64, Tom Hatley ’81, Gettys Glaze ’92 and Britt Reames ’96 are amongst those vying for three spots in the prestigious Hall.
 
Congratulations to junior center Mike Sellers as he has been selected to The Sports Network’s preseason All-America second team.
Though he is on vacation this week, football coach Kevin Higgins and other head coaches from the state have committed to participate in the 3rd Annual South Carolina Coaches for Charity event July 31 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia.

As you’ve come to expect, we have another solid issue of news and notes, so enjoy and Go Bulldogs!!!

 
 

Four of Eight Finalists for Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Have Citadel Ties

The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s advisory committee has released the eight candidates for their Class of 2012, and half of them have ties to The Citadel.

Gettys Glaze ‘92, Tom Hatley ’81, Joe Riley ’64 and Britt Reames ’96 are among the eight finalists that will comprise the Class of 2012. 

Official ballots are at Riley Park and on-line voting will also be available via a link posted at www.riverdogs.com.  Voting will conclude on Friday, Aug. 3 and on Friday, Aug. 10, the top three individuals with the most votes will be inducted prior to the RiverDogs’ game against the Hagerstown Suns.

The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs.  An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable and local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees.  The Hall of Fame is located inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Glaze was a member of The Citadel’s 1990 World Series team and is one of only a few that both pitched and caught in the same game while Hatley, who was an assistant coach for the 1990 team, is the highly-successful coach at James Island Charter High School.  Riley is in his 10th term as Charleston’s mayor and the Bulldogs play in the facility named in his honor and Reames, currently the Bulldogs’ pitching coach, played for six years in the major leagues.

The other finalists are Pete Ayoub, Tim Cook, Kiki Cuyler and John Rhodes.

Those from The Citadel that have already been enshrined include Coach Chal Port (2006), Anthony Jenkins and the 1990 Team (2007), Richard Wieters (2008), Donald Morillo and Doug Pounder (2009), and Lee Glaze and Coach Fred Jordan (2010).

 
 

Sellers Named to The Sports Network’s Preseason All-America Second Team

Junior center Mike Sellers has been selected to The Sports Network preseason All-America second team.

Sellers, a graduate of Fort Dorchester High School, is coming off a sophomore season which saw him named to the All-Southern Conference first team by the league's head coaches and second team by the media while also earning team offensive MVP and honorable mention All-America honors.

The 6-0, 295-pound Sellers was the anchor of an offensive line that allowed the Bulldogs to rush for 286.6 yards per game, the third-highest mark in the nation.  He started all 11 games and recorded 45 knockdown blocks.

Sellers came to The Citadel as a defensive lineman and made the transition to center during his freshman season in 2010.  He moved into the starting lineup for the final two games that season before starting all 11 a year ago.

 
 

Coach Higgins Is Part of South Carolina Coaches for Charity

Event

Football coach Kevin Higgins and six others from the state will team up with South Carolina native, Lowcountry resident and legendary former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry at the Third Annual South Carolina Coaches for Charity event July 31 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia.

More than 300 guests are expected to join Higgins and fellow coaches Mike Ayers (Wofford), Bruce Fowler (Furman), Joe Moglia (Coastal Carolina), Buddy Pough (South Carolina State), Steve Spurrier (South Carolina) and Dabo Swinney (Clemson).  The special guest is Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who was a teammate of DeBerry at Wofford.  Richardson will be receiving the inaugural Community MVP Award.

Guests will be treated to a cocktail reception, a dinner program, entertainment, football highlight videos and each of the coaches speaking. The event also features live and silent auctions.

Proceeds raised from the event are split between the charities that each coach chooses to support.  In the first four years, more than $70,000 has been donated to various organizations all over South Carolina.

Tables and individual tickets are now on sale for the event but are limited.  For information, visit www.SouthCarolinaCoaches.com or contact Fisher DeBerry Foundation representative Burt Trembly at (702)622-2275 or Burt@CoachingCharities.com.

 

Sweet Johnson Hagood Stadium Suite Is Available 

An environmentally-controlled luxury suite at Johnson Hagood Stadium is available in time for the season.  If you have an interest, please contact Senior Associate Athletics Director John McAleer ’72 at 843/953-1354 or email him at john.mcaleer@citadel.edu.

 
 

Tennis Releases Schedule

Tennis coach Kemper Baker announced this week the team's 2012-13 schedule.  The Bulldogs will host eight home matches at the Earle Tennis Center and will participate in three fall tournaments, including the 2nd Annual Citadel Fall Invitational.  

The Cadets begin the spring season with a four-match road trip starting with Clemson on Jan. 27.  The team will continue on the road in the first week of February as they take on Bethune-Cookman, first-time opponent Palm Beach Atlantic and former rival East Carolina before coming home to take on Spartanburg Methodist and Benedict on Feb. 9.

After a short home stint, the Bulldogs will hit the road again to commence a six-match away stretch that includes four matches against non-conference teams USC-Lancaster, Coker, Guilford and Spartanburg Methodist.

The Citadel is slated to compete in nine Southern Conference matches throughout the season, beginning conference play against UNC Greensboro on March 2 and the following day against Elon.

The Citadel will enjoy its longest home stretch of the season taking on Davidson, Jacksonville State, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern March 8-20 at the Earle Tennis Center.   

Following Spring Break, the Bulldogs finish their final eight matches with five conference appointments against Wofford, Furman, College of Charleston, Chattanooga and Samford and three matches against first-time opponents University of Nebraska at Omaha, Young Harris and Birmingham-Southern.

To view the entire slate, please refer to www.CitadelSports.com.

 
 

Cameron Wells Named to Milwaukee Bucks’ Summer League Roster

Over the weekend Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced the team's 2012 NBA Summer League roster, which included former Citadel standout point guard Cameron Wells.

Milwaukee will play five games from July 16-22, squaring off against New Orleans (July 16), Washington (July 18), NBA D-League (July 19), Boston (July 21) and Chicago (July 22) in Las Vegas.

Last season, Wells appeared in all 36 games for Zwolle (Holland), leading the team in five major categories, including points per game (14.3), minutes played (36.3), field goal percentage (45.5%), assists (3.6) and steals (2.4).

Wells ranks in the top five in nine career categories at The Citadel, including points (1-2,049), assists (1-485), field goals made (1-753), free throws made (2-454), steals (2-188), minutes played (2-4,463), rebounds (4-657), career point per game average (4-16.1) and career free throw percentage (5-80.4%). 

Women’s Football 101 Returns for Third Year

The Citadel Football Association will present the Third Annual Women’s Football Clinic on Friday, July 27 at Seignious Hall on campus. 

The experience is open to ladies and teenage girls only.  Registration is 5-6 pm and the event runs from 6-9 pm.  Advance cost is $50 per person or two for $85, and $75 for on-site registration.

Attendees to Football 101 will spend time going behind-the-scenes with tours of the team’s meeting room, weight room, and training and equipment rooms.  Citadel coaches will provide instruction on the basics of the game as well as the option offense that is currently being utilized by the Bulldogs.  Participants will also get in-depth instruction in player positions, walking through plays in addition to offensive and defensive strategies.

A catered dinner for all attendees will be held at the Pearson Lounge at Johnson Hagood Stadium.  A special program will follow with Kay Higgins, wife of head coach Kevin Higgins, and other of the coaches’ wives, in addition to a tour of the press box area. 

Prior to the dinner, the group will “hit” the stadium field for a “practice” that includes running plays, passing and receiving, tackling dummies and the all-important “fun run to the end zone,” where one can perform individual touchdown dances.

Goody bags for all attendees contain a T-shirt, a complete football information notebook, a 2012 souvenir schedule poster and wallet schedule, and two reserved-seat tickets ($50 value) to a Citadel home football game. 

Last year, more than 50 women enjoyed a memorable time and learned enough about football to impress even their husbands and/or male friends. 

A portion of the clinic is tax deductible as proceeds benefit The Citadel Football Association’s Scholarship through The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.

To register, please refer to www.cfabulldogs.org  or call 843/953-5123. 



 

14th Annual Bulldog Kickoff Classic Information


The 14th Annual Bulldog Kickoff Classic Presented by Wells Fargo sells out every year and it will again this year.

Set for Aug. 23 at Wild Dunes Resort’s Links and Harbor courses, the event serves as the unofficial start of the football season.  And following the golf, participants are able to take part in The Citadel Club of Charleston’s annual Shrimp and Beer Night that takes place at the Beach House and begins at 6 pm.

Several hundred fans, friends and alums will be at the Beach House to hear Coach Kevin Higgins preview the season.  Also, other coaches will be there to meet and mingle. 


All proceeds from this event benefit athletic scholarships.

For more information – including sponsorship opportunities – please contact Rod Moseley ’74 at 843/708-1053 or Jimmy Bagwell ’74 at 843/270-0591.  For a registration flyer, please contact The Citadel Brigadier Foundation at 843/953-5277 or email forsbergg@citadel.edu.  Don’t be left out; sign up today!


22nd Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Set

The 22nd Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament is set for Friday, Nov. 2 at Patriots Point Golf Club on Mt. Pleasant.  Registration is set from 7:15-8am with the shotgun start going at 8:30.  Participants that sign up prior to Sept. 30 get a discount ($125 as compared to $135 AFTER Sept. 30).  Fee includes green fees, cart, box lunch, beverage, Citadel Titleist golf cap, Citadel Footjoy Golf shirt, sleeve of Prov1 golf balls, range balls and more.  Hole sponsorships are available as is the opportunity for Reunion Classes to battle each other for a tournament within a tournament.  Early registration is encouraged as we are sure to sell out.  For more information, please call The Citadel Brigadier Foundation at 843/953-5277.

 
 

Keep Up With Citadel Athletics

For the latest on all athletic events and giveaways, visit the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of The Citadel Athletics at www.facebook.com/citadelbulldogs and at www.twitter.com/citadelsports.  Also, the baseball and football teams now have their own Twitter accounts at www.twitter.com/citadelbaseball and www.twitter.com/citadelfootball.  Follow them today!

 

 

He Said It:

"This is a great opportunity for Cameron, and my staff and I are very excited for him.  I am not surprised this came about, as Cameron is an excellent player and in the right situation can play at the highest level.  I believe the Bucks will be pleasantly surprised at Cameron's skill level and toughness.  On top of that, he is an exceptional person and would make a great addition to any roster."

 
  • Coach Chuck Driesell, on Cameron Wells being added to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Summer League roster.

 

 

Upcoming Events

July 27             CFA’s Football 101 @Seignious Hall/Johnson Hagood Stadium

Aug. 23           14th Annual Bulldog Kickoff Classic @Wild Dunes Resort

Sept. 28           6th Annual Kevin Higgins Golf Outing @Miler Country Club

Sept. 28           35th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Nov. 2             22nd Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament @Patriots Point

 

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Today’s Blue & White is the official electronic publication of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc. with its office located at The Citadel, McAlister Field House, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC  29409 (office 843/953-5277).

Publishers……………...Jerry Baker & Larry Leckonby

Editor………………….....Andy Solomon

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