Weekley back to try for No. 3
Two-time defending champion Boo Weekley has committed to return to the Verizon Heritage, set for April 16-19 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.
Weekley won his first PGA Tour title in 2007, chipping in on his final two holes to beat Ernie Els at the Verizon Heritage.
He returned last spring and took a less dramatic, three-stroke victory to become the tournament's third back-to-back champion. The others were the late Payne Stewart in 1989-90 and Davis Love III in 1991-92.
Citadel center Demetrius Nelson, who averaged 25.5 points in two Bulldogs conference road wins, was named Southern Conference men's basketball player of the week.
Nelson, a senior out of St. John's High School, scored a career-high 29 points in a win over Western Carolina after posting 22 at Appalachian State. He had nine rebounds in both victories, and was a combined 16-of-27 from the field and hit 83 percent at the foul line.
Charleston Southern's Gail Matsushima and Sondra Vetter were named Big South Conference player and pitcher of the week, respectively.
Matsushima, a senior third baseman, hit .625 with three doubles, a triple and five RBIs in a three-game weekend sweep of North Carolina Central.
Vetter, a sophomore, recorded a perfect game in Saturday's 8-0 win over N.C. Central.
The Clemson Tiger Sports Network, which includes Charleston's WQSC (1340-AM), will air 36 of the Tigers' regular season games this season.
Included will be all 30 ACC games along with three games against South Carolina, both games against Georgia, and the Coastal Carolina game. The network also will carry all postseason contests. Don Munson will handle play-by-play on all Clemson Tiger Sports Network broadcasts.
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C of C raising funds
The College of Charleston women's basketball game against Appalachian State set for Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. has been designated the "Charleston Benches Cancer" game to help raise money for the Charleston Breast Center. This event is in conjunction with the NCAA's "Pink Zone" breast cancer awareness month.
Fans who purchase a $10 pink T-shirt from the CBC, located in West Ashley, will be admitted to the game at Carolina First Arena for free. During the game there will be a special "Survivor Room" for breast cancer survivors an hour prior to the game in the hospitality suite, located on the third floor.
CBC "Charleston Benches Cancer" T-shirts are being sold on the concourse during tonight's men's game against Western Carolina and Saturday game with The Citadel, as well Saturday's women's game against Wofford.