Today's Blue & White June 01, 2012

Today’s Blue & White

The Citadel Brigadier Foundation’s Official Electronic Newsletter

Friday, June 1, 2012


First Pitch!

Attention ladies:  If you are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of football and/or shooting guns, then this issue is for you. 

The Citadel Football Association is kicking off their third annual Women’s 101 Clinic on July 27 while our rifle program is assisting in receiving free handgun lessons from NRA instructors on June 24 (see below).

Baseball season concluded with a defeat at the hands of Elon, and members of our media relations staff are currently updating our records as the 2011-12 athletic season comes to an end.

Now begins the preparation for the 2012-13 campaigns.

Our friends at the Horry Citadel Club (Myrtle Beach/Georgetown) are extending an invitation to participate in their 28th Annual Golf outing on June 23 that features a 50/50 reverse raffle that could land someone $5,000.  See below for more information.

Please know that there will not be issue of Today’s Blue & White next week, but we’ll return shortly.

As you’ve come to expect, we have another solid issue of news and notes, so enjoy and Go Bulldogs!!!

Diamond Dogs Eliminated in SoCon Tournament by Elon

David Whitehead worked a complete game as No. 3 seed Elon eliminated No. 7 seed The Citadel, 7-3, in the 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament last Thursday evening at Fluor Field.

The Citadel (25-33) was eliminated from the tournament with its second loss in the event.

Whitehead scattered eight hits and gave up three runs while tying a season-high with six strikeouts.  The sophomore did not walk a batter while tossing his first career complete game.

Elon put the game out of reach with three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, punctuated by a pair of two-run home runs.  After a Sebastian Gomez RBI double in the fourth, Joey Tomko drilled his second homer of the season to make it 4-0 Elon.

In the fifth, Alex Swim singled in Blaine Bower, and he was followed by Ryan Kinsella's opposite field shot to left, which was the sophomore's eighth of the year.

The Citadel scored twice in the sixth on a Justin Mackert RBI double and an RBI ground out from Bo Thompson, but that was all the scoring the Bulldogs could muster.  Starter Logan Cribb surrendered five runs, four of them earned, on eight hits in 4.2 innings.


Women’s Football 101 Returns for Third Year

The Citadel Football Association will present the Third Annual Women’s Football Clinic on Friday, July 27 at Seignious Hall on campus.

 The experience is open to ladies and teenage girls only.  Registration is 5-6 pm and the event runs from 6-9 pm.  Advance cost is $50 per person or two for $85, and $75 for on-site registration.

Attendees to Football 101 will spend time going behind-the-scenes with tours of the team’s meeting room, weight room, training and equipment rooms.  Citadel coaches will provide instruction on the basics of the game as well as the option offense that is currently being utilized by the Bulldogs.  Participants will also get in-depth instruction in player positions, walking through plays in addition to offensive and defensive strategies.

A catered dinner for all attendees will be held at the Pearson Lounge at Johnson Hagood Stadium.  A special program will follow with Kay Higgins, wife of head coach Kevin Higgins, and other of the coaches’ wives, in addition to a tour of the press box area. 

Prior to the dinner, the group will “hit” the stadium field for a “practice” that includes running plays, passing and receiving, tackling dummies and the all-important “fun run to the end zone,” where one can perform individual touchdown dances.

Goody bags for all attendees contain a T-shirt, a complete football information notebook, a 2012 souvenir schedule poster and wallet schedule, and two reserved-seat tickets ($50 value) to a Citadel home football game. 

Last year, more than 50 women enjoyed a memorable time and learned enough about football to impress even their husbands and/or male friends. 

A portion of the clinic is tax deductible as proceeds benefit The Citadel Football Association’s Scholarship through The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.

To register, please refer to  or call 843/953-5123. 


Attention Women: Learn to Shoot Handguns Properly … Free

The Women of the NRA, the Palmetto Gun Club and The Citadel Rifle team jointly offer an opportunity to receive free handgun lessons from NRA instructors.

On Sunday, June 24 from 1-5 pm at The Inouye Marksmanship Center on campus, women will have the opportunity to learn how to shoot safely in a women-friendly environment.  Whether one has shot before or if it is the first time a gun has been in hand, women will learn how to load, get a sight picture, aim and squeeze the trigger.

Class size is limited to the first 24 women, and there is no cost.

For more information, please call 843/345-6396 or email


Spike Is Out and About in the Community

Spike the mascot celebrated the completion of another school year with the students, faculty and staff of Belle Hall Elementary School last week as it hosted their sixth annual “End of School Year Carnival” in Mt. Pleasant.

Spike bounced around to the carnival booths which included face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, a game theatre and a dunk tank.

For more information about getting Spike to your local community events, please call 843/953-6812 or email


Horry Citadel Club Invites All to Their 28th Annual Golf Tournament

Our good friends at the Horry Citadel Club are inviting everyone to attend their 28th Annual Golf Tournament that will be held on Saturday, June 23, at the Litchfield Country Club on Pawley’s Island (for those of you with a GPS, use this: 619 Country Club Drive, Pawley’s Island SC 29585).

Check-in is set from 12-1 pm with a 2 pm shotgun start.  Format is Captain’s Choice, and single entries will be paired.  The $100/person entry fee includes green and cart fees, on-course beverages, post-tournament food and drinks, two mulligan tickets and one blind raffle ticket for appropriate prizes.

In addition, the club is holding a reverse 50/50 Raffle with only 100 tickets sold at $100 each and the winner can bring home $5,000.  Drawing will be held at their annual Holiday Event at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot in Dec. 2012.  One does not have to be present to win.

Proceeds benefit the Horry Citadel Club Scholarship Fund that aids cadets from Horry and Georgetown counties.  For more information, please contact Gary Browning ’74 (; 843/839-1344), Mike Howle ’66 (; 843/361-4088) or Jonathan Kresken ’87 (; 843/222-0147).


Summer Sports Camps at The Citadel

Are you looking for something for your children/grandchildren to do this summer?  Consider attending a sports camp that is offered by our coaches:


Baseball                       June 25-28                   Day Camp                   

                                    June 29-July 1              Father/Son Camp


Basketball                    June 8-9                       Team Camp

June 11-15                   Day Camp                   

                                    June 18-22                   Day Camp                                                                                               August 3-5                   Shooting Clinic


Wrestling                     July 5-13                      Multiple                       


Soccer                         June 4-8                       Day Camp                   

                                    June 18-22                   Day Camp                   

                                    July 9-13                      Day Camp       


Football                        June 11-15                   Youth Camp

                                    June 15-16                   Skill/Lineman Camp

                                    June 20-22                   QB/WR Camp


For more information, please call the Department of Athletics at 843/953-5070.



Keep Up With Citadel Athletics

For the latest on all athletic events and giveaways, visit the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of The Citadel Athletics at and at  Also, the baseball and football teams now have their own Twitter accounts at and  Follow them today!


Upcoming Birthdays

June 3              Craig Condeto                          Football

June 9              David Beckley                          Baseball

June 27            Rob Hjerling                             Wrestling

June 28            Jamie Stewart                           Soccer


Upcoming Events

June 7              Summerville Area Citadel Club Golf Outing & Meeting 

June 23            Horry Citadel Club 28th Annual Golf Tournament @Litchfield Country


June 24            Free Handgun Lessons @Inouye Marksmanship Center

July 27             CFA’s Football 101 @Seignious Hall/Johnson Hagood Stadium

Sept. 28           6th Annual Kevin Higgins Golf Outing @Miler Country Club

Sept. 28           35th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


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Today’s Blue & White is the official electronic publication of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc. with its office located at The Citadel, McAlister Field House, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC  29409 (office 843/953-5277).

Publishers……………...Jerry Baker & Larry Leckonby

Editor………………….....Andy Solomon

Layout…………………...Mike Petrini


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