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CRAWFORD: Cash Bash fundraiser a crucial element toward future of UNCP athletics

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s athletics department has a vision, most of which starts with contributions from its own.Premier Division II success encapsulated by national titles and conference championships across all 16 varsity sports are founded by community and alumni support says Newy Scruggs, an Emmy-winning sports anchor and this year’s distinguished speaker at the Braves Club Cash Bash on April 17.“To recruit, be a consistent winner and compete for championships, we have to raise funds,” said the UNCP alumnus and national radio host based in Texas. “Want a top football team? Give. Want a strong tennis program? You have to support it with funds, facilities and paying coaches.”

 

QB competition ripens at UNCP’s spring game

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had an offseason full of transition.Pete Shinnick’s resignation to become the new leader at West Florida gave way to defensive coordinator Shane Richardson who was promoted to the position and installed two new coordinators to help continue building on the program’s recent success.Saturday, the team put the attention back on the field as part of the annual Black and Gold Spring Ga...

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Error costs UNCP in loss to Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — The 15th-ranked UNC Pembroke baseball team rallied back from an early deficit but a late error led to the game-ending run in an 8-7 loss to Coker in 11 innings on Tuesday.The Cobras’ Dustin Russell, who reached on an error to start the 11th and moved to third on a ground out, scored on a single down the right-field line by Jarren Donato for the Braves’ (27-12) third loss in the last five games.UNCP will host Coker (20-16) at 6 p.m. to...

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Edgarton’s homers help Braves clinch series with Wingate

WINGATE — All-American Jordan Edgerton had a pair of solo homers to help the 16th-ranked University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team clinch its weekend series with Wingate on a 9-6 win.The performance marked the fourth career multi-homer outing for Edgerton who drove in four runs and scored three times on a 4-for-5 day at the plate for the Braves (27-10). Dalton Knight doubled and scored on a 2-for-4 hitting line, while Brett Huffman singled twice on four trips to ...

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Pleading the fifth

PEMBROKE — The 16th-ranked University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth to forge an early 9-2 lead, but one inning changed all that.Visiting Catawba sent 18 batters to the plate in a 13-run fifth inning to spark a 16-10 upset win over the Braves on Wednesday at Cox Field.It was the second-straight home loss for the Braves (25-10) and the team’s first loss when scoring more than six runs.

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O’Neil wants more after UNCP squanders three-game sweep

PEMBROKE —The postgame coach-to-players chat lasted longer than usual in left field Monday afternoon following the 16th-ranked University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s 8-6 loss to North Georgia.For the third time this season, the Braves failed to close out a three-game sweep in the Peach Belt Conference, a detail that’s beginning to wear on veteran skipper Paul O’Neil and could mean the difference in a regional berth or an extended summer.

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Cook’s sweet outing earns PBC honors

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A career-long outing that pushed the 16th-ranked UNC Pembroke baseball team to a series victory over Flagler on Saturday and Sunday has earned sophomore right-hander Logan Cook Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week accolades, the league office announced Monday.Cook allowed just three hits and struck out three over a career-long 7 2/3 innings against the Saints on Saturday, holding them to a .115 batting average. He faced four or less batters in each of the ...

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DOUBLE DOSE: Cook, hot-hitting pushes UNCP to twinbill sweep

PEMBROKE — Logan Cook skittered off the mound, pumping his fists and beating his glove after escaping a bases loaded, one-out jam in the seventh inning on Saturday against Flagler.The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s emotional front-end weekend starter proved his worth again, sitting down the Saints, 7-2, for his fourth victory in eight starts during the first game of a doubleheader that the Braves swept to improve to 11-6 in the Peach Belt Conference this sea...

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CRAM SESSION: UNCP’s NFL Draft hopefuls make final preparations

LUMBERTON — Dale Godfrey’s especially busy this time of year.It’s crunch time for the Lumberton-based attorney who’s representing three University of North Carolina at Pembroke football players hoping to hear their names called during the during the 2014 NFL Draft on the first weekend in May.Godfrey’s clients — Te’Vell Williams, Marquell Rozier and Fred Williams — are each cut from the same mold as team leaders with a profe...

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Willams named Braves’ defensive coordinator

PEMBROKE — At the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, O.C. is the new D.C.O.C. Williams, who has served the last seven seasons as the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator for the Braves, has been promoted to the defensive coordinator position that opened when Shane Richardson accepted the school’s head coach position last month.

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