Today's Blue & White July 05, 2012

Today’s Blue & White

The Citadel Brigadier Foundation’s Official Electronic Newsletter

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Opening Kickoff!

We hope you and yours had a wonderful, safe and cool Fourth of July.

According to reports, the Corps of Cadets this fall will be as large as it’s ever been.  For the first time, The Citadel is activating Victor Company, making the Corps now 21 companies strong.   And on Aug. 11, we will matriculate the Class of 2016 which is projected, for a sixth consecutive year, will include more than 700 students. 

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


Sweet Johnson Hagood Stadium Suite Is Available 

An environmentally-controlled luxury suite at Johnson Hagood Stadium is available in time for the season.  If you have an interest, please contact Senior Associate Athletics Director John McAleer ’72 at 843/953-1354 or email him at


General and Boo Need Your Help!!

The Citadel’s live Bulldog mascots, General and Boo, support many charitable groups, and this is one in which you can help their cause.

The Georgia English Bulldog Rescue group has been entered to win a van to help them rescue hurt, sick and abandoned bulldogs in South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

These dogs have been dealt a bad deal in life but are good dogs that can still thrive in a good, loving home.  Everyone who works for the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue group is a volunteer, so winning this van will go a long way to help them meet their mission.

In order to show your support, simply go to Nalley Driven for a Cause on Facebook.  The click the like button at the top of the page and the "Vote Now" button under the advertisement.  From there, click on "Vote Now" in the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue box.

You can vote once every day until July 10.  Every vote counts and will help bulldogs throughout the region, so please vote as often as you can and spread the word.


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.


14th Annual Bulldog Kickoff Classic Information

The 14th Annual Bulldog Kickoff Classic Presented by Wells Fargo sells out every year and it will again this year.

Set for Aug. 23 at Wild Dunes Resort’s Links and Harbor courses, the event serves as the unofficial start of the football season.  And following the golf, participants are able to take part in The Citadel Club of Charleston’s annual Shrimp and Beer Night that takes place at the Beach House and begins at 6 pm.

Several hundred fans, friends and alums will be at the Beach House to hear Coach Kevin Higgins preview the season.  Also, other coaches will be there to meet and mingle. 

All proceeds from this event benefit athletic scholarships.

For more information – including sponsorship opportunities – please contact Rod Moseley ’74 at 843/708-1053 or Jimmy Bagwell ’74 at 843/270-0591.  For a registration flyer, please contact The Citadel Brigadier Foundation at 843/953-5277 or email  Don’t be left out; sign up today!

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:


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!


They Said It:

“To me, it’s a no-brainer and I think it’s a great move by the NCAA.  We are here to try to get better as players, and the best time to do that is in the summer. … You get to spend time with them and communicate with them.  And if we are not allowed to do that, somebody will be doing it.  It’s just better for programs all around for the NCAA to let the coaches they are going to play for work with them.

  • Basketball coach Chuck Driesell, on the new NCAA rule that allows coaches to work with players for two hours per week during the summer.

“It’s a process every day to come back.  It’s not the injury that ruins athletes’ careers, it’s their mentality coming back from the injury.”

  • Senior defensive lineman Derek Douglas, who is working hard to rehabilitate a torn ACL.

“This is going to going to be one of the most special seasons we’ve had in a long time.  You can see it in the guys’ eyes, and I’m going to be a part of it. I’m playing this season.”

  • Douglas.

Upcoming Birthdays

July 8               Rob Acunto                              Administration

July 8               John McAleer                           Administration

July 11             Russ Pace                                Photographer


Upcoming Events

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

Aug. 23            14th Annual Bulldog Kickoff Classic @Wild Dunes Resort

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

Sept. 28           35th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


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

Editor………………….....Andy Solomon

Layout…………………...Mike Petrini


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