There are mixed emotions on campus today. The University celebrated when Charleston Southern alumnus Tim Scott (’89) was officially sworn in as a South Carolina Senator.
We stood with Charleston Southern University Track & Field coach Tim Langford for a few minutes this morning, talking about the new Athletic Center (see pic above). Everyone gathered spoke, but our eyes were fixed on the building. We could seem to take our eyes off of it. I mean, we’d seen what it would look like in artist renderings and campus construction plans, but to see the physical brick-and-mortar building added a whole new level of excitement to the work. [Read more...]
Charleston Southern University quietly made history Tuesday night.
In Wisconsin, former CSU Buccaneer pitcher Tyler Thornburg made his major league debut, starting for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched into the sixth inning, kept the Brewers in the game and recorded his first major league hit.
CSU alumnus Natalie Caldwell (’08) was featured in Saturday’s Post & Courier. She, of course, has a rooting interest in Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.
Her father is Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Colts.
“It’s amazing. I had to stop and take it all in after the game last week. This is something we’ve been praying for, first for my dad to get an opportunity to be a head coach. We never imagined he would be so successful and go this far this first year. It’s truly been a blessing for my whole family, and him especially.”
Read the complete story here.
Charleston Southern University sophomore basketball player Kelvin Martin is featured in today’s Post and Courier. Martin’s father, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Paul Martin, was among the dozens of people wounded at Fort Hood on Nov. 5 when 13 were killed in a massacre that stunned the nation … read the story
You had to know this was coming.
The Orlando Sentinel published a story this morning, suggesting this Saturday’s Charleston Southern-Florida match is a modern day “David and Goliath.”
Label it whatever you’d like, but CSU offensive lineman James Nicholoson summed it up best, telling the Sentinel:
“It’s a huge stage for us to show God’s work and what we’ve been working toward. Going against Tim [Tebow], also a wonderful Christian athlete, we’re proud to represent.”
The Charleston Southern University Buccaneers football team kicks off their
2009 season this Saturday night in Gainesville, Florida against the defending BCS National Champion Florida Gators.
When asked by ESPN what Charleston Southern has to gain by playing the Gators, Bucs head coach Jay Mills replied, “We’re a Christian school, and we’re a school that has a vision integrating faith nationally, recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving, and what better stage and format than athletics …”
As 73-point underdogs, Mills was asked what the Bucs must do on the field to make the game a success. He told ESPN, “We evaluate things a little differently at Charleston Southern University … success or failure in a performance-driven society is based on the W’s and the L’s, and we want to win just as much as Florida or anyone else … our identity is not going to be based on what the scoreboard reads after the ballgame … we are about excellence in the things that we do. We follow a theme that first we’ll be the best, then we’ll be first and that’s really what we can control along the way.”
You can watch the entire interview on ESPN.com at: