CofC men look to defend CCSA title

College of Charleston’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams head to the University of Georgia for this weekend’s 2013 CCSA Championships.

The Cougar men’s team will look to defend its 2012 championship title, while the women will aim to improve on last season’s seventh place finish and program-best 267 points. The men’s team also won the championship in 2008 and 2009.

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Pegler named preseason SoCon Pitcher of the Year; SoCon Preseason baseball polls

College of Charleston senior right-handed pitcher Matt Pegler was selected Preseason Pitcher of the Year by a poll of the Southern Conference coaches, the conference office announced Thursday afternoon.

College of Charleston was picked to finish first in the conference in a poll of the league’s media, while the SoCon coaches selected the Cougars third in the league, just a vote behind second-place Western Carolina. The coaches voted Elon to win the league in 2013.

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Reynolds to sail in Youth America’s Cup

College of Charleston freshman sailor Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) has been selected to sail for the U.S. at the first-ever Red Bull Youth America’s Cup to be held in August on San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, Calif.

Reynolds, who sailed previously for the San Diego Yacht Club prior to his enrollment at CofC, met with members of Oracle Team USA last summer at the 2012 Governor’s Cup regatta in Newport Beach, Calif. He endured rigorous testing on windy, unpredictable San Francisco Bay to earn the honor of representing his country against teams from all over the world in the sport’s top event.

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Cougars to face Gardner-Webb in ESPN BracketBuster

Consider who the College of Charleston has faced in the past in the BracketBuster games, this is a major letdown.

The Cougars will take on Big South opponent, Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Feb. 23 at TD Arena.

This game won’t help the Cougars cause in getting their RPI ranking any higher. They’ve got 16 wins over Division I teams and are ranked No. 156, according to ESPN. It’s like they can’t win for losing. Or maybe that’s the other way around. Continue reading