CCU Sports Weekends Are Fun!

This past weekend was excellent! We have seasons tickets to Coastal Carolina University baseball games and they won a three-day tournament!

On Friday afternoon, the Chants played Bryant and won that game handily 8-1. On Saturday, they played West Virginia and had a relatively easy win, 10-5.

The situation changed in the finals on Sunday when they faced undefeated Kennesaw State.

Guess what? After all that good baseball in the first two games, they were losing 9-1 at the bottom of the 3rd. Gene and I briefly thought about leaving and going out to an early dinner, but decided to stay.

Boy, are we glad we did! The Chants came back and scored again and again, defeating the Owls 13-11!

There were thrills and chills, brilliant catches in the outfield, bases-clearing home runs, strike-outs, walks and errors. Those three games had everything imaginable in the world of baseball. I couldn’t write a better script.

And that’s exactly why Gene and I love college sports. We both went to Syracuse University and attended many sporting events. They were free to students. Since we didn’t have a lot of spending money, we went to football, basketball, baseball, soccer and lacrosse games. We attended swim meets, wrestling matches and gymnastics events.

Everything was fresh and new. The competitors were students like us, not professionals who make millions of dollars a year. Many were on scholarships, some were walk-ons, but it was fun, fun, fun and I learned a lot about athletics.

After graduation, we lived in New Jersey and it was easy to drive up to Syracuse for an athletic event. When we moved to Brunswick County, North Carolina, it was just too far to travel.
We were sad. Something vital was missing in our lives.

Then we discovered Coastal Carolina University, located in Conway, South Carolina, just 45 minutes from our house. We started going to baseball and football games there and we loved it!

Their mascot is Chauncy the Chanticleer, a large teal-colored rooster who is present at many sporting events.

Coastal Carolina has a beautiful campus, just minutes west of Myrtle Beach on Highway 501. They have wonderful sports programs. Their baseball team won the National Championship in 2015. Dustin Johnson played on their golf team before turning pro. I could go on and on about their sterling athletic department but you can look it up yourself and be amazed

So, if you live in the Grand Strand, go to a Coastal Carolina Baseball or Football or Basketball game. You’ll love it! They have a brand-new football and baseball stadium and many pristine sporting arenas with plenty of parking and a great staff.

Wherever you reside, I’m sure you can find a college or junior college campus nearby with a sports program. Try it, you’ll like it!

For more information about Coastal Carolina University sports programs, go to See you there!

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