5-Game Flex Plan

As the Holiday season rolls right around the corner, the Campbell Ticketing Office is offering discounted tickets for Campbell Basketball games in Gore Arena. Fans can save up to 20% on their tickets by cashing in on this 5-game flex plan.

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Support your Fighting Camels starting next Wednesday night hosting rival UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m. along with upcoming home dates on December 19 and December 22 before the Christmas break.

Follow the Fighting Camels all season long on Twitter and Instagram @GoCamelsMBB and like the Campbell Basketball page on Facebook. #GoCamels

Clemons Named Big South POW

Sophomore guard Chris Clemons earned his second-straight Big South Player of the Week honors, averaging 25 points per game in the Fighting Camels recent 3-game Holy City Hoops Classic tournament in Charleston, S.C.

Clemons has now scored 20 or more points in eight straight games, matching the Big South record dating back to the 2014-2015 season. Now averaging 24.0 PPG, Clemons ranks 4th in the nation in scoring and third overall in 3-pointers made per game.

Check out the Fighting Camels back in action next Wednesday night, December 13, as the Fighting Camels host NCAA Tournament squad UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m.

This Week In Campbell Basketball Premier

As the college basketball season begins to power forward, the Campbell Digital Network debuted our first “This Week In Campbell Basketball” episode in the 2016-17 year.

Featuring interviews with Campbell men’s basketball head coach Kevin McGeehan and Campbell women’s basketball head coach Ronny Fisher, TWICB breaks down the big storylines of the Campbell hoops squads including highlights and analysis.

Campbell Basketball heads to Charleston, S.C. for the Holy City Hoops Classic starting Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. vs. USC Upstate.

Cyber Monday Special

In the spirit of holiday shopping, the Campbell University Ticket Office is giving away an amazing deal on Campbell Men’s and Women’s Basketball tickets on Cyber Monday.

Log into GoCamels.com/tickets and enter the Special Offer Code “cybermonday” for extraordinary deals for all Campbell hoops action in the month of December.

Women’s Games:  GA tickets can be purchased in increments of 2 for $2.50 each.

 Men’s Games:  Reserved Courtside seats can be purchased in increments of 2 for $5 each.

The Fighting Camels return home tonight at 7 p.m. as Campbell Men’s Basketball hosts Allen University inside Gore Arena.

Camels Enter New Era

Written by: Matt Sokol – Campbell blog contributor 

The 2016-2017 season is underway for the Campbell Women’s Basketball after winning the home-opener against St. Andrews, 94-39.

The Camels are 1-2 now on the season after falling to Mercer on the road, 76-60 and dropping to VCU at home, 66-53, hosting NC Central on Tuesday night at Gore Arena.

The Camels are led by Ronny Fisher, the former head coach at Presbyterian.  Fisher is taking over for the legendary head coach Wanda Watkins, who ran the program for over 35 years.

“It has been really different [having a new head coach], and the culture that Coach Fisher brings is a lot different then we were used to,” said Brianna Cribb. “It is refreshing and it’s just something new so the change has fun along with being exciting. We [as upperclassmen] are bringing in the freshmen showing team unity. We are showing them that we are here for them and want them to be successful as they continue to their careers as well.”

Intensity is one description that has been used regularly by Fisher when breaking down the direction of his program. Case in point, defense and toughness have been a key focus for the team as they continue into the early part of the 2016-17 season.

Production from the younger players of the team hasn’t gone unnoticed after the first three games of the season. Freshman guard Breanna Foster posted early success for the Camels in the start of her collegiate career, recording a game-high of 19 points in her collegiate debut against St. Andrews on November 11.

“It felt great, and I was kind of surprised because I didn’t expect to come out as confident as I was,” said Foster. “I knew that I was going to play as the player I knew I could be, and I couldn’t have done any of it without the success of my teammates.”

Foster was originally recruited by legendary head coach Wanda Watkins, but is now playing under the direction of Fisher. Foster is showing Fisher her capabilities on and off the court as one of the newest members of the Fighting Camels.

“Coach Fisher didn’t know how I was as a player beforehand,” said Foster, adding that, “I just have to show how good I am so he can see what Coach (Wanda) Watkins saw.”

Foster is second on the team averaging 9.3 points per game, and has connected on 7-of-20 three-pointers.  Taya Bolden is another freshman contributing early in her career, rankings second on the team with 5.3 rebounds per game. Overall, the Fighting Camels are relying upon their infusion of young talent (both freshmen and sophomores) to gain immediate experience on the floor.

“I am really proud of our team, and I have asked three things from my team which are: put up a great effort, have a good attitude and be a great teammate,” said Fisher. “I really feel like we are doing well in those three areas progressing … I feel like we have a long way to go, but I am really proud of our progress.”

The Fighting Camels return to action inside Gore Arena tonight at 7 p.m. against N.C. Central.

Save The President’s Pride

Campbell University President Dr. J. Bradley Creed is heavily invested into tonight’s Campbell Men’s Basketball game for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, Creed spent 14 years in higher-level education at Samford University. What adds to this rivalry, however, is that his daughter, Emily Grace, is currently enrolled at Samford and will be inside Gore Arena tonight rooting on her Bulldogs.

The Fighting Camels and Bulldogs will meet for the first time since 2014, making tonight’s matchup the first since Dr. Creed took office at Campbell University. Fans can watch the action live at 7 p.m. on the Big South Network and listen on 88.3 FM – WUAW.

 

Astros Coming To Buies Creek

Written by: Matthew Sokol – Campbell blog contributor

The Houston Astros announced on Friday that the Carolina League Buies Creek Astros will be playing their home games at Jim Perry Stadium.

The new minor league team will be the temporary Astros Class A Advanced affiliate for the 2017-18 seasons, playing 70 home games per season right here in Buies Creek. Many new additions have been in the making at the baseball stadium as the Houston Astros will be supplying and putting in new synthetic turf at Jim Perry Stadium.

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“This is an unexpected and exciting development,” said Campbell University President J. Bradley Creed. “We are glad that we are able to work with the Houston Astros organization in a way that benefits both the Houston Astros and Campbell University.”

The Houston Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan is excited over the relationship that is developing between the Houston Astros and Campbell University Athletics. Ryan is actively working to market the Fighting Camels brand for years to come.

“We want to raise Campbell’s profile nationally,” said Ryan. “We think the good thing that the Houston Astros being here is that they are going to get a new field.”

“A lot of people around the country are going to realize that Campbell has Division I baseball. We want to have a long-term partnership with Campbell, and once we open the facility in Fayetteville, we would like to try to get them to host a Division I tournament.”

The Buies Creek Astros will start the 2017 season at Jim Perry Stadium when they play the Salem Red Sox on Thursday, April 6.

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