In an effort to help raise donations for hurricane relief, The Citadel men’s basketball team added a second exhibition game for the preseason.
The Bulldogs will travel to Hickory, N.C., on Sunday to take on the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne (NCAA Division II), with all proceeds from the game going to the American Red Cross to help those in Florida and Puerto Rico who have been affected by recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The game, which will tip off at 3 p.m., was made possible due to a special waiver the NCAA is granting NCAA Division I schools.
The Clemson and Tennessee men’s teams will also square off in a charity exhibition game. Their game will be played on Nov. 5 at Littlejohn Coliseum.
The contest will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will play as part one of the event’s doubleheader with the women’s basketball team playing host to Belmont Abbey College with a tip time of 5 p.m.
The NCAA waiver allows programs to add a second
exhibition game as long as all proceeds go to relief efforts. Close to two dozen games have been added across the nation in recent days to raise donations for those affected by the hurricanes, California wildfires and the Las Vegas shooting, according to the NCAA.
Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell landed a big man for the future Wednesday night when 6-11 center Trey Jemison of Hoover, Ala., announced on Twitter a commitment to the Tigers. Jemison also considered Auburn, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Harvard, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
He is Clemson’s third commitment for the 2018 class.
The Charleston Southern women’s soccer team enters the Big South Tournament as the No. 6 seed and will face third-seeded Longwood in a quarterfinal game Friday at 7 in Farmville, Va.
The Bucs finished the regular season with a 3-5-1 record in the Big South, while the Lancers earned the third spot on the strength of their 6-1-2 record. Both teams are seeking their first tournament title.