Before Tajh Boyd and Deshaun Watson were leading Clemson football to national prominence, long before Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence, there was Willy Korn. After Clemson he thrived at North Greenville and is now a Coastal Carolina coach.
Coastal Carolina athletics notebook: A new Myrtle Beach bowl game in 2020 at Coastal Carolina's Brooks Stadium appears to be a step closer to reality with the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee's approval this week of recommendations that would allow for the creation of three new bowls beginning in 2020.
Monmouth and Central Florida added to Myrtle Beach Invitational college basketball tournament field. The eight-team field is complete, and the tournament will be held Nov. 15-18 at Coastal Carolina's HTC Center in Conway.
Myrtle Beach is reportedly among the sites for a new college football bowl games in 2020. The NCAA’s Competition Committee is possibly recommending three new bowl games. Former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy cited multiple unnamed sources.
Junior first baseman and designated hitter Zach Biermann going undrafted in this week's 2018 Major League Baseball Draft is a gift for Coastal Carolina, which will get the slugger back in 2019. It also will gain the services of high school pitcher Garrett McDaniels, who has elected to attend CCU despite being drafted in the 30th round by the Miami Marlins.
Coastal Carolina junior pitcher Jason Bilous and senior catcher Matt Beaird were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. They join teammates Seth Lancaster and Kevin Woodall Jr. in being selected. Incoming freshman recruit Garrett McDaniels was also chosen in the 30th round.
Coastal Carolina senior shortstop Seth Lancaster was selected in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. He was the third pick of the round, 227th overall.
A.J. Graffanino hit a three-run double to break a tie in the eighth inning and Washington defeat Connecticut 9-6 to win the NCAA Conway Regional at Springs Brooks Stadium on Sunday. Washington (33-23) advances to a Super Regional for the first time in program history.
Connecticut warded off elimination in the NCAA Conway Regional on Saturday afternoon with a 10-3 win over LIU Brooklyn at Springs Brooks Stadium. The Huskies (36-22), ranked 16th in the national RPI and the No. 2 seed in the regional, fell behind 3-0 through three innings before scoring three runs in the top of the fourth inning and adding three in the sixth to take command.
Former Baltimore Ravens and Coastal Carolina University running back Lorenzo Taliaferro has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Taliaferro has been out of football since being cut by the Ravens in September 2017.
The University of Washington defeated the University of Connecticut 7-1 in the opening game of the NCAA Conway Regional hosted by Coastal Carolina at Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway. Washington is the No. 3 seed while UConn is the baseball regional's second seed.
There are similarities between Coastal Carolina's 2016 national championship team and the 2018 team that is hosting an NCAA regional this weekend at Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway, particularly on offense and in the clubhouse.
Conway native Jay Causey has emerged as one of the most consistent and most valuable pitcher in the Coastal Carolina bullpen this season. Causey is second on the team to Davie Inman in appearances with 23 and second to Matt Eardensohn in earned-run average at 2.14.
UConn, Washington and LIU Brooklyn are the three teams in the Coastal Carolina's NCAA baseball regional in Conway. They were announced Monday during a selection show on ESPNU. The Chanticleers are hosting the college baseball regional at Springs Brooks Stadium.
Coastal Carolina learned Sunday night that it will host an NCAA baseball regional next weekend. Earlier Sunday, the Chanticleers completed a sweep of the Sun Belt Conference's regular-season and tournament titles with an 11-6 win over Troy in the conference tournament title game at Russo Park in Lafayette, La.