2013 Charleston Southern Football News
November 26, 2013
CSU’s Chadwell named 2013 Big South Coach of the Year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Following a season in which the Buccaneers set a school record for wins and reached their highest national ranking ever, Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell has been named the 2013 Big South Coach of the Year, league officials announced on Tuesday.
November 26, 2013
Reyes, Bryant among nine Buccaneers to earn All-Big South honors; Croghan named top freshman
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Following a record-shattering season, junior running back Christian Reyes leads a list of seven Charleston Southern Buccaneers to earn All-Big South honors as part of the year-end awards, league officials announced on Tuesday.
November 23, 2013
Bucs championship hopes dashed by Liberty
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern’s record-setting football season came to a tough end with a 56-14 home loss to Liberty on Saturday at Buccaneer Field. The Flames built a 21-0 a rode the momentum of four interceptions to a win to clinch a share of the Big South title and keep their slim FCS Playoff hopes alive.
November 22, 2013
Jamey Chadwell named finalist for Eddie Robinson Award
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell has been named one of 21 finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award, The Sports Network announced earlier this week. The 27th annual award is given to the nation’s top coach at the FCS level.
November 21, 2013
Bucs host Liberty on Saturday with Big South title and FCS Playoff berth on the line
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The stakes for Charleston Southern on Saturday are simple. A win will give the Bucs the Big South Conference Championship and the program’s first ever berth in the FCS Playoffs, capping a regular-season which has already seen 10 wins, the most in school history.
November 20, 2013
Buccaneer Seniors Looking to put Finishing Touches on Historic Turnaround
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern’s seniors play their final home game on Saturday and are in a position they could have never have imagined two years ago. A win over visiting Liberty and the Bucs can claim a share the program’s second Big South title, their first since 2005. CSU would also earn the program’s first bid to the FCS Playoffs, which begin next Saturday.
November 18, 2013
Bucs slip to 16th in FCS Coaches’ Poll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Charleston Southern Buccaneers slipped four spots in this week’s FCS Coaches Pol l to No. 16 following Saturday’s loss at Gardner-Webb. The Bucs remain in the poll for the seventh-straight week, extending the record for the program.
November 16, 2013
Bucs suffer first Big South loss at Gardner-Webb, 27-10
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb held Charleston Southern to three offensive points and 203 total yards to hand the Bucs their first Big South loss of the year, 27-10, on Saturday afternoon at Spangler Stadium.
November 14, 2013
Bucs head to Gardner-Webb with share of Big South title on the line
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell did not set goals for his first season of steering the Buccaneers’ ship. His team didn’t talk about winning conference championships, reaching the FCS Playoffs, setting a new program mark for wins in a season, or bounding to verge of the first Top 10 ranking in school history.
November 13, 2013
CSU to add lights for 2014 season; Bucs to host The Citadel on Sept. 20
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern will play the first-ever night football game at Buccaneer Field in 2014. The university announced on Tuesday that lights would be the newest addition to the Whitfield Stadium Center and Buccaneer Field.
November 11, 2013
Bucs jump to No. 12 in FCS Coaches' Poll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Following a win over then-No.3 Coastal Carolina, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers jumped four spots in this week’s FCS Coaches’ Poll to No. 12. The ranking is the highest ever in any of the FCS polls for the Buccaneers, who are in the poll for the sixth-straight week.
November 11, 2013
Reyes named Big South Player of the Week; Croghan earns Freshman honor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern running back Christian Reyes (Rogue River, Ore.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week and Bucs’ quarterback Danny Croghan III (Charleston, S.C.) is The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week, following the Bucs' win over then-No. 3 Coastal Carolina on Saturday, 31-26.
November 9, 2013
No. 16 Bucs square off against No. 3 Coastal for first place in Big South Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. – It’s being called one of the biggest games in Big South Conference history. When No. 16 Charleston Southern hosts No. 3 Coastal Carolina at Buccaneer Field on Saturday afternoon, it will mark the first time Big South teams ranked in both major polls have opposed each other.
November 9, 2013
Bucs seize control of Big South with win over No. 3 Coastal Carolina, 31-26
CHARLESTON, S.C. – On their biggest stage, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers turned in their best performance. CSU rolled up 323 yards rushing and shutdown the nation’s No. 1 offense for half to beat No. 3 Coastal Carolina, 31-26, before a record crowd on Saturday afternoon at Buccaneer Field.
November 7, 2013
NEW VIDEO: No. 16 Bucs ready to take on No. 3 Coastal Carolina Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Take a look at some highlights from the season to date as CSU prepares to play host to Coastal Carolina Saturday at 1 p.m.
November 7, 2013
Week 10: The Jamey Chadwell Show
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Watch the tenth edition of The Jamey Chadwell Show, brought to you by Hendrick Toyota. This week, Coach Chadwell recaps the Bucs' 27-16 win over Presbyterian, the Bucs' Big South record sixth road triumph of the season. Chadwell also looks ahead to this week's showdown against undefeated Coastal Carolina, with first place in the Big South at stake.
November 6, 2013
NEW VIDEO: Smith leading CSU defense with play and emotion
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Catch up with Charleston Southern junior nose tackle James Smith as the Bucs get set to host Coastal Carolina Saturday at 1 p.m. Smith and the Bucs' defense will be tested against a Chanticleers' offense that leads the country in scoring.
November 5, 2013
Bucs' Deboy named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern placekicker Mark Deboy has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Bucs’ 27-16 win over Presbyterian on Saturday.
November 4, 2013
Bucs climb to No. 16 in FCS Coaches’ Poll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Following a record-setting ninth win of the season, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers moved up two spots in the FCS Coaches’ Poll to No. 16 on Monday.
November 2, 2013
Bucs fend off Presbyterian, 27-16; Set up showdown with No. 3 Coastal Carolina
CLINTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern running back Christian Reyes became the program’s first 1,000-yard rusher and the Buccaneer defense shutout Presbyterian in the fourth quarter of tight game as CSU beat PC, 27-16, on Saturday afternoon at Bailey Memorial Stadium.
November 1, 2013
NEW VIDEO: Croghan and Copeland giving Bucs two options at quarterback
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Watch this feature on CSU quarterbacks Danny Croghan III and Kyle Copeland as the Bucs look to match the school record for wins in a season Saturday at Presbyterian.
November 1, 2013
No. 18 Bucs ready for Big South battle at Presbyterian Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern looks to match the program record for wins in a season on Saturday against Presbyterian. Kickoff at Bailey Memorial Stadium in Clinton, S.C. is set for 2 p.m.
October 31, 2013
Week 9: The Jamey Chadwell Show (Watch Here)
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Watch the ninth edition of The Jamey Chadwell Show, brought to you by Hendrick Toyota. This week, Coach Chadwell takes a look back at the Bucs' homecoming win over Charlotte, and looks ahead to Saturday's Big South matchup at Presbyterian.
October 31, 2013
The Jamey Chadwell Show - Week 9
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Watch the ninth edition of The Jamey Chadwell Show, brought to you by Hendrick Toyota. This week, Coach Chadwell takes a look back at the Bucs' homecoming win over Charlotte and looks ahead to Saturday's Big South matchup at Presbyterian.
October 28, 2013
Bucs’ Reyes named Big South Player of the Week; Holloway earns Freshman honors
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Following a record-setting performance, Charleston Southern running back Christian Reyes (Rouge River, Ore.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. Reyes’ backfield mate, running back Mike Holloway earned The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week honors as the duo lifted the Bucs to 8-1 on the year with a 36-14 win over Charlotte on Saturday.
October 28, 2013
CSU moves to 18th in Coaches' Poll; Highest in School History
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Charleston Southern jumped six spots to No. 18 – the highest ranking in school history - in this week’s FCS Coaches Poll, released on Monday afternoon. The Buccaneers are among the largest movers in the poll, bouncing up to No. 18 after holding the 24th spot last week. CSU beat Charlotte, 36-14, on Saturday to improve to 8-1 overall. This is also the third-straight week the Bucs have been ranked, also a school record.
October 27, 2013
Three inducted into Charleston Southern Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday night
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern inducted three former student-athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday night in a banquet held on the CSU campus. The 2005 Big South Defensive Player of the Year, Jada Ross (Football), former Big South Conference Champion Shawn Hall (Golf), and former PGA Tour professional Jason Caron (Golf) comprise the 2013 class enshrined in the hall in a ceremony emceed by CSU Director of Athletic, Hank Small.
October 26, 2013
Sweet Homecoming: Bucs wear down Charlotte, 36-14, to improve to 8-1
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Junior running back Christian Reyes rushed for 181 yards and set the school single-season rushing record to carry Charleston Southern to 36-14 win over visiting Charlotte on Saturday at Buccaneer Field.
October 24, 2013
Bucs set for Homecoming visit from Charlotte on Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern plays its final non–conference tune up of the 2013 season on Saturday as CSU hosts Charlotte for homecoming at Buccaneer Field. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
October 22, 2013
Reyes setting tone for Bucs as he nears CSU single-season rushing record
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern assistant coach Dave Padilla recalls sitting in former Bucs' head coach Jay Mills’ office last December anxiously waiting for a phone call from a recruit named Christian Reyes.
October 19, 2013
Buccaneers fall for first time at Colorado, 43-10
BOULDER, Colo. – Colorado’s Michael Adkins II ran for four touchdowns to carry the Buffaloes past No. 24 Charleston Southern, 43-10, in the Buccaneers’ first-ever meeting with a PAC-12 opponent on Saturday afternoon at Folsom Field. The Buccaneers fall for the first time this season to drop to 7-1 overall. Colorado improves to 2-3 on the season.
October 17, 2013
Boulder Bound: 7-0 Bucs travel to Colorado to meet Buffaloes on Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern competes against a PAC-12 program for the first time in its history Saturday as the Bucs travel to Boulder to take on the University of Colorado. Kickoff at Folsom Field is set for 2 p.m. ET.
October 16, 2013
Bucs' Woodson will see familiar faces on Colorado sideline Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Familiarity with opposing coaches is hardly uncommon in the world of college coaching, and Charleston Southern secondary coach Marcus Woodson will see a familiar face on the opposing sideline this weekend at Colorado.
October 14, 2013
Bucs’ Burns and Croghan earn Big South weekly honors
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern quarterback Danny Croghan III has been named the Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Bucs’ 25-17 win over VMI on Saturday. CSU freshman punter Truett Burns was also recognized by the conference, earning Big South Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
October 14, 2013
Bucs’ climb one spot to No. 24 in second-straight week in FCS Coaches’ Poll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – For the first time in school history, Charleston Southern is in the FCS Coaches’ Poll in consecutive weeks. The Bucs climbed one spot to No. 24 in this week’s poll, which was released Monday afternoon.
October 12, 2013
Bucs eye 7-0 start in Saturday's Big South opener at VMI
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern hits the road for the fifth time in seven weeks as the Bucs open Big South Conference play at VMI on Saturday. Kickoff at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Va. is set for 1:30 p.m.
October 12, 2013
Perfect Bucs (7-0) hold off VMI, 25-17
LEXINGTON, Va. – Charleston Southern sophomore Larry Jones III had five catches for 103 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the second half as the Bucs held off VMI to improve 7-0 with a 25-17 win at VMI on Saturday.
October 10, 2013
CSU-Colorado to Kickoff Time Set for 2 p.m.
BOULDER, Colo. – The kickoff time for next week’s Charleston Southern-Colorado game at Folsom Field has been set for 2 p.m. ET (12 p.m. MTN), the Pac-12 Conference announced Wednesday night.
October 7, 2013
James makes NFL regular season debut with New York Giants
NEW YORK – It was only fitting that Charles James became the first player from Charleston Southern to play in an NFL regular season game.
October 7, 2013
Bucs enter national rankings for second time in program history
CHARLESTON, S.C. – For just the second time in program history, Charleston Southern is nationally ranked. The 6-0 Bucs entered the FCS Coaches Poll Monday, coming in at No. 25 in the country.
October 5, 2013
Perfect Six: Bucs run through North Greenville to stay unbeaten, 28-14
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern rushed for a season-high 354 yards and quarterback Danny Croghan III had two rushing touchdowns in his first career start as the Buccaneers beat North Greenville, 28-14, in front of a sold out crowd on Saturday afternoon at Buccaneer Field.
October 3, 2013
Bucs' Smith takes part in Read for the Record
CHARLESTON – Faculty, future teachers and student-athletes - including Bucs' nose tackle James Smith - from Charleston Southern University joined millions across the country to promote Read for the Record, a one-day event to promote literacy and early childhood education.
October 3, 2013
Bucs host North Greenville in matchup of two unbeatens
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern looks to continue its unblemished start under first-year coach Jamey Chadwell on Saturday against North Greenville University, and there is unmistakable emotion surrounding the matchup.
October 2, 2013
Young offensive line paving way for Bucs' spread option offense
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Junior right guard Clayton Truitt is the veteran of a young group that helped CSU to a 42:04 time of possession in Saturday's 27-24 win over Appalachian State.
September 30, 2013
Hunt and Deboy named Big South Defensive and Special Teams Players of Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern senior defensive end Will Hunt has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Bucs’ 27-24 win over Appalachian State on Saturday. Redshirt sophomore placekicker Mark Deboy also earned recognition from the league, as he was selected Big South Special Teams Player of the Week.
September 30, 2013
Buccaneers add trip to Colorado on Oct. 19 to 2013 schedule
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern will play the University of Colorado in a 13th regular season game for the Buccaneers on Oct. 19 at Folsom Field, CSU Athletic Director Hank Small announced on Monday.
September 28, 2013
BUCS BEST APPALACHIAN STATE, 27-24
BOONE, N.C. – Charleston Southern entered its game on Saturday with FBS bound Appalachian State looking to measure where it was as a program, still unbeaten and under first-year head coach Jamey Chadwell. The Bucs left Kidd-Brewer with one of the biggest wins in school history.
September 27, 2013
Charleston Southern treks to SoCon power and future FBS member Appalachian State Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern tries to cap a memorable September at 5-0 as it travels to Boone, N.C. to meet Appalachian State on Saturday. Kickoff at Kidd Brewer Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m.
September 26, 2013
Blue Swarm: Defense's attacking style helping set tone for 4-0 Bucs
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern has found ways to win during its 4-0 start, and the Bucs’ defense has found ways to continually make big plays at big times. CSU’s aggressive 3-4 defense has lived up to its “blue swarm” nickname through the season’s first four weeks, ranking top-ten nationally in third down defense, passing defense, and turnover margin.
September 23, 2013
Robinson named The Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern running back Ben Robinson has been named The Crons Brand Big South Football Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Bucs’ 20-12 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday.
September 23, 2013
Dylan Black earns CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Week honors
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern defensive lineman Dylan Black has earned College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Defensive Performer of the Week and National Defensive Lineman of the Week honors after his performance in Saturday’s 20-12 win over Norfolk State. CSU senior linebacker Calvin Bryant earned Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week honors.
September 21, 2013
Bucs pound their way to 4-0 start with 20-12 win at Norfolk State
NORFOLK, Va. – Charleston Southern forced four turnovers as part of a spirited defensive effort and improved to 4-0 for the second time in program history with a 20-12 win over Norfolk State at Dick Price Stadium on Saturday evening.
September 19, 2013
CSU goes for 4-0 start in tough road test at Norfolk State
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern looks to continue its winning ways Saturday when the Bucs take on Norfolk State in a 4 p.m. kickoff at William “Dick” Price Stadium. A win would give CSU a 4-0 start under first-year head coach Jamey Chadwell, and would mark just the second three-game road winning streak in program history.
September 17, 2013
Bucs' Dixon coming into his own in CSU's 3-0 start
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern is 3-0 for the second time in program history, and senior quarterback Malcolm Dixon is a big reason why. Dixon posted his second straight 100-yard rushing day in the Bucs’ 30-10 win over Campbell last weekend and moved into second place in total offense on the all-time list at CSU in the process.
September 14, 2013
Buccaneers run through Campbell, 30-10
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Charleston Southern's Malcolm Dixon and Christian Reyes each rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Bucs improved to 3-0 with a 30-10 win over Campbell on Saturday night at Barker-Lane Stadium.
September 13, 2013
Bucs travel to Campbell for Saturday night meeting with Camels
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern begins a three-game road swing Saturday as it travels to Buies Creek, N.C. to meet Campbell. Kickoff at Barker-Lane Stadium is set for 6 p.m., as the Bucs attempt to improve to 3-0 and capture back-to-back FCS road wins for the first time in almost four years.
September 10, 2013
Bucs make a reading visit to Pye Elementary School
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A group of Charleston Southern football players took time out of the season’s opening week preparations to visit Pye Elementary School and read to a group of kindergartners.
September 7, 2013
Buccaneers improve to 2-0 with 23-15 win over Shorter in home opener
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern scored 23 unanswered points in the opening half en route to a 23-15 win over visiting Shorter on Saturday afternoon in the Buccaneers' home opener. Junior wide receiver Kevin Glears caught touchdown passes of 27 and 13 yards and quarterback Malcolm Dixon ran for 102 yards as the Bucs improved to 2-0 in the Jamey Chadwell era. The Bucs also moves to 2-0 for the first time since 2006 and the second time in program history, while Shorter falls to 0-1.
September 6, 2013
Chadwell and Bucs open home slate against Shorter Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Jamey Chadwell makes his Buccaneer Field debut as Charleston Southern head coach Saturday at 11 a.m. when the Bucs host Shorter University in their 2013 home opener.
September 5, 2013
Former Buc Maurice Price named CFL Offensive Player of Week
TORONTO – Former Charleston Southern wide receiver Maurice Price was named CFL (Canadian Football League) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Calgary Stampeders win over the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday night.
September 3, 2013
CSU looks to feed off Citadel win in preparation for Shorter
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Two days removed from a dramatic victory over The Citadel, Charleston Southern and first-year head coach Jamey Chadwell are busy preparing for Saturday’s home opener against Shorter.
September 2, 2013
Bucs’ Bryant named Co-National and Big South Defensive Player of the Week
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern senior linebacker Calvin Bryant has been named National Co-Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network for his effort in the Bucs’ 32-29 road win over The Citadel on Saturday night. Bryant also collected Choice Hotels Big South Football Defensive Player of the Week honors following a career-high 12 tackle performance in the Bucs’ comeback victory.
August 31, 2013
Charleston's Best: Buccaneers rally for 32-29 win over The Citadel in Chadwell's debut
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Jamey Chadwell era of Charleston Southern football began with a resounding bang on Saturday night as CSU rallied for a 32-29 win over rival The Citadel at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
August 30, 2013
Saturday's opener will be on familiar ground for Bucs' Tucker
CHARLESTON, S.C. – For Charleston Southern quarterbacks coach Mark Tucker, Saturday’s opener at The Citadel will carry a little extra meaning. Now roaming the opposing sidelines, the native Charlestonian spent six seasons as an assistant coach at The Citadel, and was part of one of the most successful periods in the program's 105-year history.
August 28, 2013
NFL veteran Rod Wilson joins CSU Football Staff
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell announced that former University of South Carolina and NFL standout Rod Wilson has joined the Bucs’ coaching staff. Wilson will coach the Buccaneers’ defensive backs.
August 28, 2013
Chadwell Era begins as Bucs travel to The Citadel on Saturday night (Gameday Information Here)
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern opens a new football era on Saturday as the Buccaneers meet The Citadel in their 2013 season opener. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
August 26, 2013
Game Week: Bucs begin preparations for Saturday's opener at The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. – For the first time in nine months, Charleston Southern begins a week of game day preparations. The Bucs open the 2013 season Saturday at The Citadel in a 6 p.m. kickoff at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
August 22, 2013
Bucs' preseason winding down; Set for CSU Students Day Saturday at 11 a.m.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern Buccaneers wrapped up their first week of combining class and practice with a two-hour workout on Friday afternoon on the CSU practice field.
August 21, 2013
2013 Charleston Southern Football Preview
CHARLESTON, S.C. – There’s a new look to Charleston Southern Football in 2013. Jamey Chadwell took over as the third head coach in program history last January, and leads the Bucs into their 23rd season on the gridiron with great enthusiasm.
August 17, 2013
Offense takes step forward in second scrimmage
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Senior quarterback Malcolm Dixon led scoring drives on all three of his possessions as the Bucs' offense took a step forward during the team's second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday afternoon at Buccaneer field.
August 10, 2013
Chadwell sees Bucs' first scrimmage as a good first step
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern held its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday morning at Buccaneer Field. First-year head coach Jamey Chadwell kept the Bucs on the field for over two hours and saw some elements he liked on both sides of the football.
August 5, 2013
CSU announces 2013 home football promotional schedule
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern athletics marketing department has announced plans for special themed days during the 2013 home football season. In addition to these theme days, Stokes Honda of North Charleston will also be on hand to conduct the "Kick for a Car" contest at halftime during each home game.