Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket was released on Sunday, and Wofford College was announced as the #14 seed, playing #3 seed Brigham Young University on Thursday in Denver, Colorado. This season Wofford won the Southern Conference Tournament, defeating the College of Charleston 77-67 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.

The Terriers gathered to watch the selection show in Leonard Auditorium on campus on with an exuberant, capacity crowd on hand. On Monday evening, the team was honored by the city with a large pep rally in downtown Spartanburg (SC).

Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University

Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

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Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University in Denver

Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University in Denver

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket was released on Sunday, and Wofford College was announced as the #14 seed, playing #3 seed Brigham Young University on Thursday in Denver, Colorado. The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. ET and be broadcast on CBS.

The Terriers are in the Southeast Region, with Pittsburgh as the #1 seed. Other teams in the Southeast Regional with Wofford are #6 seed St. John’s University and #11 seed Gonzaga. The winners of the two second round games will meet on Saturday.

Wofford is 21-12 on the season. This season Wofford won the Southern Conference Tournament, defeating the College of Charleston 77-67 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. It marked the second straight season the Terriers have won 20 or more games.

The Terriers gathered to watch the selection show in Leonard Auditorium on campus with a capacity crowd on hand. On Monday evening, the team will be honored by the city at a pep rally in downtown Spartanburg (SC).

Wofford Will Open NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young Univ. in Denver

Wofford Repeats as Southern Conference Champs, Defeats College of Charleston 77-67

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Wofford Repeats as SoCon Champs, Wins Second Straight Trip to NCAA Tourney

Wofford Repeats as SoCon Champs, Wins Second Straight Trip to NCAA Tourney

With a Southern Conference tournament title to defend and a second straight trip to the NCAA tournament on the line, Wofford College refused to let it slip out of their hands. It was back-to-back SoCon Championships as the Wofford men’s basketball team defeated the College of Charleston 77-67 on Monday night at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga (TN). Down by four at the half, Wofford used strong free-throw shooting in the final minutes to secure the championship.  Cameron Rundles scored 21 points in the win, which sends Wofford to its second straight NCAA basketball tournament berth. Wofford is 21-12 on the season and College of Charleston is 24-10 overall.

Wofford awaits Selection Sunday to learn where they will play in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Wofford’s Ready To Start Dancing!

Wofford Defeats the College of Charleston: Wins Southern Conference Tournament

Wofford Terriers: 2011 Southern Conference Champions!!

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Wofford Defeats UNC/Greensboro 59-47 in Southern Conference Tournament Quarterfinals!!

Wofford Defeats UNC/Greensboro 59-47 in Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals!

Wofford College defeated the  University of North Carolina/Greensboro 59-47 in the Quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC.  Wofford improves to 24-8, while the Spartans fall to 8-23.  Southern Conference Player of the Year Noah Dahlman led a balanced Wofford attack with 13 points.  UNC/Greensboro senior Ben Stywall set a school record with his 15th double-double on the season breaking the mark held by former Spartans star Kyle Hines (2008).  Stywall posted 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Wofford advances to the Southern Conference Tournament Semifinals to face Western Carolina University on Sunday at 6 p.m., at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.  Both of the Semifinal games will be televised by SportSouth.

Slide Show: Wofford Defeats UNC/Greensboro 59-47 in SoCon Quarterfinals!!

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Wofford College Claims Southern Conference Title, Defeats College of Charleston 74-68!

Wofford College Claims Southern Conference Title, Defeats College of Charleston 74-68!

Wofford College claimed the regular season Southern Conference championship with a 74-68 win over the College of Charleston on Thursday night at Benjamin Johnson Arena. In front of a sold-out crowd, the Terriers used a 14-0 run to take the lead in the first half and held on for the win.  Wofford has won nine in a row and is 22-8 on the season and 14-3 in the Southern Conference.

With the win, the Terriers have claimed the #1 seed in the South Division in the upcoming Southern Conference Tournament.  In addition, Wofford has claimed the conference’s automatic bid to the NIT Tournament if they do not reach the NCAA Tournament as the regular season champion.  The Terriers will play the final home game of the season against The Citadel on Saturday at 7:00 pm.

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The New South Arises: Obama Speaks at The College of Charleston

The New South Arises: Obama Speaks at The College of Charleston

Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the White House.   Quoting a Black American hero in endorsing the man who hopes to be the first African-American president, Kerry told a cheering crowd, “Martin Luther King said the time is always right to do what is right.”  Now is the time, Kerry said, to declare “that Barack Obama can be, will be and should be the next president of the United States.”

Kerry’s appearance provided a surprise twist to Obama’s packed rally at the College of Charleston, which drew thousands of people, making it the largest political rally in Charleston in recent memory.   Hundreds also stood outside along the iron fence.

Obama thanked Kerry, describing him as “a man of courage, a man of conviction and a man whose life story gives him an understanding of the kind of change we need right now.”

Obama spoke about the need to look out for seniors who have lost their pensions while company presidents pocketed a bonus and for parents who are competing with their teen-agers for $7-an-hour jobs at Wal-Mart.   He said he would work to end the Iraq war responsibly, adding, “Our troops have done a magnificent job.  They have been brilliant.”

We want everybody on the change bandwagon.   To me, change isn’t just the rhetoric of the campaign, it’s been the cause of my life,” he said.  “We’ve been told by a chorus of cynics who will only grow more louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come.   They say, ‘Oh, Barack may get people excited but he’s not been in Washington long enough.  We need to season and stew him, boil all the hope out of him.”

He said: “In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.   Generations of Americans have responded by a simple creed that sums up the spirit of people: Yes we can.   It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights.    Yes we can.”

Obama Speaks at The College of Charleston

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