Coastal Carolina senior Daniella Famili of Stockholm, Sweden was voted the Sun Belt Preseason Women’s Soccer Player of the Year and the Chanticleers were picked to finish second in a vote of the league’s head coaches.
The 2017 class for Coastal Carolina’s George F. “Buddy” Sasser Athletic Hall of Fame consists of football player Josh Norman, baseball players Anthony Meo, David Anderson and Frank Talotta, and women’s tennis player Marie Matrka.
Coastal Carolina has a new partnership with local broadcast company Alpha Media-Myrtle Beach that will make WRNN-AM/FM “Hot Talk 99.5” and stations 1450 AM and 105.5 FM the primary homes of the CCU athletics through the 2019-20 athletic season.
Coastal Carolina and 2017 NCAA Final Four participant South Carolina have agreed to meet on the basketball court for the next three seasons, and the contract calls for the Gamecocks to visit Conway for the first time.
Coastal Carolina has a little more than a month to have Brooks Stadium ready for the 2017 football season opener against Massachusetts on Sept. 2, and director of athletics Matt Hogue is confident a stadium expansion project will be completed in time.
According to a Conway Police Department incident report, Coastal Carolina rising sophomore running back Jah-Maine Martin was driving the car July 10 in which two handguns were found and he and four passengers were all arrested and charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm.
Coastal Carolina began practices Saturday for the 2017 season, which team members said is being dedicated to sixth-year head coach Joe Moglia, who is taking a medical sabbatical for the entirety of the season.