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Cougars continue to conquer conference foes

Cougars continue to conquer conference foes

The College of Charleston returned to TD Arena for the first time in over a month to record the program’s ninth win in 10 games, defeating Towson, 62-57. “For us to come out and beat the team that was picked to finish No. 2 in the CAA was a big accomplishment for us,” said Charleston...
Serving to success

Serving to success

As the warm Mediterranean sunshine beams down upon the seaside town of Limassol, Cyprus, a budding young tennis star emerges into prominence. Her journey would begin here, but continue half-way around the world as she stumbled upon her adopted home, the sandy shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Before enrolling at the College of Charleston, Mara...
Sam speaks at the College

Sam speaks at the College

On Tuesday evening (Dec. 6), former NFL player Michael Sam spoke in front of a crowd of students and faculty members at the Stern Center Ballroom discussing his upbringing as the first openly-LGBT athlete in any major American sport. The former Dallas Cowboy and St. Louis Ram, also played in the Canadian Football League with...
Stephen Lesage: power-lifting astronaut

Stephen Lesage: power-lifting astronaut

“So is it safe to say you don’t have a fear of heights?” “Not really—kind of…I’m more scared of going underwater.” Stephen Lesage, a senior here at the College, has been spotlighted recently in multiple articles about his impressive accomplishments with powerlifting. In 2015, a friend of Lesage’s became curious in powerlifting, Lesage joined along...
Chealey takes charge

Chealey takes charge

The first day of practice in a new season should be a day of optimism but for the 2015-16 Charleston men’s basketball team, the news from the first day of men’s basketball practice was depressing, thanks to the season-ending injury to Joe Chealey. Chealey earned time in Charleston’s back court in his freshman campaign (2013-14),...
Navy runs aground at TD Arena

Navy runs aground at TD Arena

Propelled by redshirt freshman Grant Riller’s career high 26-point performance, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team defeated Navy (70-64) on Thursday night (Dec. 1) at TD Arena. In a hard-fought win for the Cougars, the lead changed 22 times and neither team led by double digits. With the game tied 54-54 with 4:48 remaining...
Offensive woes cost Cougars

Offensive woes cost Cougars

The College of Charleston women’s basketball team fell to North Florida on Wednesday (Nov. 30) 60-47. North Florida got off to a quick start leading the Cougars 16-4, but the Cougars fought back and closed the deficit to four. However, the Cougars only managed to seven points in the second quarter and trailed North Florida...
Bailey recognized for outstanding academics

Bailey recognized for outstanding academics

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Evan Bailey of the College of Charleston men’s basketball team as one of the 278 nominees for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team. The award recognizes those who personify the true spirit of teamwork and giving back, at all levels of college basketball, whose charitable involvement...
Honduran heritage in Charleston

Honduran heritage in Charleston

The incessant sound of chopping cuts through the quiet morning air. The aromas of tangy, spicy and sweet all mix together to form an array of savory, desirable sensations. This wonderment is coming from the most unlikely source: a small, weathered trailer situated in the abyss of grass and dirt. Its operator; a 17 year...
Cougars volleyball suffer early exit

Cougars volleyball suffer early exit

The College of Charleston volleyball team had an impressive season, finishing 17-12 earning a second seed in the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Championship. Unfortunately for the Cougars, however, they suffered an early round exit to sixth seeded Delaware in the semifinals. The match between the Cougars and the Delaware Hens was a battle from the...
Charleston advances in classic fashion

Charleston advances in classic fashion

A stifling defensive performance propelled the College of Charleston men’s basketball team to the winners’ bracket of the Charleston Classic with a 60-47 win over Boise State on Thursday night (Nov. 17). The Cougars got off to a slow start offensively, but a 25-9 run to close out the first half led to a 10-point lead...
Creating Clyde: The tale of Clyde the Cougar

Creating Clyde: The tale of Clyde the Cougar

Beloved by students and members of the Charleston community alike, nothing is more synonymous with College of Charleston athletics than Clyde the Cougar. The mascot we know as the supplier of school spirit, pumping up the crowd at sporting events and greeting nervous newcomers at orientation, has changed dramatically over the years. As stated in...