No. 1 seed Charleston Southern defeated No. 8 seed Gardner-Webb, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Women's Tennis Championship Wednesday afternoon at Gardner-Webb University.
Gardner-Webb dropped a 7-1 decision at No. 13 North Carolina Wednesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.
The Tar Heels (12-4) plated four runs in the first to take control of the game, and added a pair of runs in the fifth and another in the sixth for the final margin. First pitch was moved up three hours to 1 p.m. to avoid expected wet weather in the Triangle.
Gardner-Webb forward/center Tyrell Nelson was named Big South Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday, as selected by the league office.
Nelson (Charlotte, N.C. / Metrolina Christian) earned the award for the second time this season. He was also named Freshman of the Week on Dec. 2.
For the second consecutive year, Georgia scheduled a morning game to accommodate some 4,000 local elementary school children, faculty and staff who visited Stegeman Coliseum on Thursday.
The term “moral victory” is thrown around a lot in today’s sports world, but it seems no one has a fixed definition for what one is. Some fans claim moral victory if their team plays well, but comes up just short against a vastly superior opponent. Others say there are no such things as moral victories. After all, a loss is a loss.
Gardner-Webb receiver Kenny Cook and defensive end Shaquille Riddick each earned FCS All-America honors Wednesday from The Sports Network.
Cook (Cross Hill, S.C. / Clinton HS) was named to the third-team offense, and is just the second Gardner-Webb receiver since 2001 to earn All-America honors from The Sports Network – one of five All-America teams officially recognized by the NCAA. Former GWU standout Dobson Collins was an honorable mention Sports Network All-America choice in 2008.
After concluding its best season since 2003, the Gardner-Webb football team was rewarded for its efforts.
Johnathan Williams III grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and Earnest Ross scored 17 points to lead Missouri past Gardner-Webb 72-63 on Saturday.
While there are no titles or playoff berths on the line, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian both have things to play for.
There's no playoff berth at stake. Nor is there a conference title.