Thursday, February 21, 2013

Amazing half court shot!

A cheerleader made one of the best shots you'll ever see tonight. This was at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS.

Ashlee Arnau, a cheerleader, made the shot from half-court, in the middle of a cheerleading motion.

Her windup was like that of a football kicker. Ashlee turned, somersaulted, and hit nothing but net from half-court.

You'll be seeing this. Video from Nathan Epstein.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kingstree girls basketball coach has died

The girls' basketball coach at Kingstree has died. Sonya Burgess died in a car crash tonight.

More info:

Her Kingstree Jaguars team was scheduled to play Lake City tomorrow. This is per Lou Bezjak of the Florence Morning News.

Burgess was a science teacher at Kingstree, and was born and raised in South Carolina. She also coached volleyball. She was apparently a mother and a wife as well.

This is a very sad time. I can't remember the last time that a basketball coach who was still coaching died the day before a crucial playoff game.

People in Kingstree are mourning. Searching the name Burgess on Twitter has lots of mentions of the coach.

Another very sad day in the Pee Dee, this after earlier this school year Hartsville football player Ronald Rouse had died on the field.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Indiana stays #1

Indiana will remain the #1 team in the AP College Basketball poll, even after a loss this week to Illinois.

The top five: 1. Indiana 2. Duke 3. Miami 4. Michigan 5. Gonzaga

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

South Carolina State basketball coach resigns

The men's basketball coach at South Carolina State, Tim Carter, has resigned, according to the Orangeburg Times and Democrat and WLTX in Columbia.

They just reported this story now.

WLTX's tweet: SCSU basketball coach, Tim Carter, has resigned effective immediately. We'll continue to follow this story.

The Bulldogs are 2-17 in Division I games this year, and 4-17 overall. They have not won since a 74-72 win over Jacksonville on November 28. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

8.0 earthquake off Solomon Islands

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake has hit off the Solomon Islands according to Reuters. Tsunami warning for Nauru and Tuvalu among other places.

No tsnuami threat to Hawai'i at this time.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sun Belt looking at 3 SoCon schools

The Sun Belt Conference is looking at three different SoCon schools, possibly to expand the league. Only ten members are a part of it now, and just eight play football.

Georgia Southern and Appalachian State are primary candidates, and UT-Chattanooga is also getting looked at.

Also: SB Nation was told by a source that James Madison, Jacksonville State, UT-Chattanooga and former WAC schools are also being considered.

That article:

Article from Macon Telegraph:

This could be interesting.