Today's Blue & White June 21, 2012

Today’s Blue & White

The Citadel Brigadier Foundation’s Official Electronic Newsletter

Thursday, June 21, 2012


First Pitch!

Summer School and several sports camps continue and many of our coaches and staffers are enjoying their vacations.  Otherwise, it has been relatively quiet in and around McAlister Field House.

Please consider this a final reminder that if you have a nomination for The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame or wish to submit a letter of endorsement for a candidate, please forward the letters and all inquiries to Associate Athletics Director Andy Solomon (843/953-6300; as the HofF Committee meets early next month.

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


Baseball Team Adds 14 Newcomers for 2013 Season

Coach Fred Jordan announced the addition of 14 newcomers that will join the baseball program this fall.  The group includes players from South Carolina, Georgia and Florida and features several all-state performers and two named the best in their state for the recently concluded 2012 season.

The list of signees include: Nate Brecklin, LHP, 6-3, 195, Orlando, Fla. (Eustis HS); Steven Hansen, OF, 6-0, 160, Summerville (Pinewood Prep); Matthew Hill, RHP, 6-3, 215, Toccoa, Ga. (Stephens County HS/Truett-McConnell College); Bret Hines, INF, 5-10, 175, Hanahan, S.C. (Hanahan HS); Tim Holmes, RHP, 6-2, 200, Jacksonville, Fla. (Arlington Country Day HS); Skylar Hunter, C/RHP, 6-2, 180, Hanahan, S.C. (Hanahan HS); Drew Joiner, OF, 5-10, 175, Greer, S.C. (Riverside HS); Zach Lavery, RHP/OF, 6-1, 165, Goose Creek (Goose Creek HS); Austin Livingston, RHP/3B, 6-1, 215, Summerville (Ashley Ridge HS); Austin Mason, RHP, 6-2, 210, Greer (Eastside HS); Layton Meacham, RHP, 6-1, 190, Greenville (Mauldin HS); Jason Smith, OF, 6-1, 170, Gilbert (Gilbert HS); Zach Wimmer, RHP, 6-3, 215, Ladson (Cane Bay HS); Stephen Windham, C, 6-1, 185, Summerville (Summerville HS).

For more information, please refer to


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, and 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


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

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                    August 3-5                   Shooting Clinic


Wrestling                      July 5-13                      Multiple                       


Soccer                         July 9-13                      Day 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 27            Rob Hjerling                             Wrestling

June 28            Jamie Stewart                           Soccer


Upcoming Events

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

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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