Presidential Food Challenge

There will now be much more on the line than just bragging rights when the Fighting Camels (2-2, 0-1) host Drake University (2-2, 1-0) on Saturday night for Family Weekend at Barker-Lane Stadium.

Dr. J. Bradley Creed, the president of Campbell University, has agreed upon a tasty wager with Drake president Earl F. Martin that will reward hometown-oriented food for the winner on the gridiron.

If Drake University wins the football game, then Campbell must send five pounds of famous North Carolina BBQ, while if Campbell wins, Drake must pass along eight Iowa Chops.

The perameters are rather straight forward for this Presidential Food Challenge and Dr. Creed, the 5th-ever president of Campbell University, is rather confident in the Fighting Camels’ ability to defend home turf in a crucial Pioneer Football League matchup.

Action starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Campbell Football Pre-Game show, which can be seen on the Campbell Digital Network.

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Running Among the Best

Campbell Cross Country was honored in a large way on Wednesday when All-American sophomore Lawrence Kipkoech earned praise on Flotrack.org for their highly regarded FloAwards of the Week.

Read more: Get to know Campbell XC

Building off an impressive second place finish in the Panorama Farm Invitational at a difficult course in Earlysville, Va, Kipoech is suddenly rising after running a 23:46:30 in the 8000M, garnering national attention as one of FloTrack’s top-25 runners in the nation.

Kipkoech is returning to competition after finishing 10th in the 10K at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June. The true sophomore set a Campbell University record in the 8000M last week, running what head coach Micahel Kelly deemed, “a nearly flawless race.”

The Campbell Cross Country squad is back in action on October 3rd at the USC Upstate dual meet in Spartanburg, S.C.

Volleyball Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Hammersley

The Fighting Camels are proud to announce the first story in a brand new online series that documents the best and brightest stories of former Campbell athletes working in the professional world.


Over the course of her Campbell career, Caroline Hammersley was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic squad twice. Her efforts were documented by the athletic department as well, earning the honorary coaches award during her senior season in 2010.

The Raleigh, N.C. native started 43 matches over her final three seasons at Campbell, earning playing time all four years on campus.

Caroline was also a member of the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee here at Campbell, where she participated in planning student athlete activities and community service projects.

For more on her journey away from Gore Arena, we would like to thank current assistant coach Catherine Brusie for sharing an update on the former Campbell student-athlete and coach.

While Caroline was a member of the Fighting Camels’ Volleyball team, she studied trust and wealth management with a minor in financial planning. She continued her education in Buies Creek by obtaining a MBA in Business Administration (2012), while also serving as the graduate assistant coach.

After graduation, Caroline moved back to her hometown in Raleigh and is currently working with RBC Wealth Management as an Investment Associate. The hometown atmosphere is one of her favorite parts about CU.

She claims that she knew it was the right school for her the moment she stepped foot on campus. One of her favorite memories was beating Mercer at home on Senior Night.

The Campbell Women’s Volleyball team returns to action this Friday night at Charleston Southern along with another Big South Conference match on Saturday against Coastal Carolina.

The Fighting Camels return home for Military Appreciation Night against Liberty University next Friday, October 9th starting at 7:00 p.m., which will also be streamed live on the Big South Network.

Make sure to follow @GoCamelsVB for more information.

The Story of Cary Kolat

The world Wrestling community will be in for a treat when FloWrestling unveils a new series on Campbell head coach Cary Kolat, one of the greatest wrestling talents the world has ever seen.

The head coach of the Fighting Camels went from being the biggest name in American wrestling to the most cursed from 1990 to 2000, and his story will be documented with much anticipation.

VIEW THE TRAILER

In 1992, Sports Illustrated deemed Kolat “The Best There Ever Was” after he tore through Pennsylvania high school wrestling with a perfect 137-0 record. Kolat’s legend grew towards international fame and people around the world have been fascinated over social media about what’s to come in the online series. WATCH HERE

Ben Bolling Building Record Breaking Legacy

Redshirt senior Ben Bolling is inching his way closer to owning almost every Campbell Football pass-catching record in Buies Creek. The newest mark in his way rests the all-time receiving yardage record, one that he tied in last week’s loss vs. Butler.

Bolling, the former high school quarterback, has developed into a leader not only for his consistent on-field production but as someone that younger players look to for guidance about the trials and tribulations of playing in the Pioneer Football League.

The redshirt senior hopes to accomplish many of those records, including one more receiving touchdown away from the all-time mark, this upcoming Saturday night as Campbell (2-2, 0-1) hosts Drake for Family Weekend over at Barker-Lane Stadium.

For more on the Knightdale, N.C. native, check out this great GoCamels.com feature story on Ben Bolling.

Smile For The Camera

The Campbell Men’s Basketball squad continues the process of preparing for the 2015-16 season opener on Friday, November 13th as the Fighting Camels had some fun posing for team photos.

Located right in middle of Gore Arena, players and staff flashed the solid orange “Fighting Camels” uniforms in a little test run for the regular season; mostly organized by size, stature and experience.

Not only were playing posing in front of the photo lense, the squad went backstage for their annual promo shots that will be decked out all over the video board during all 16 home games this season.

For more on the Campbell Men’s Basketball program, make sure to follow @GoCamelsMBB and watch the recap video from the Camels’ amazing bonding experience playing the game of basketball all throughout Europe, finishing a perfect 4-0 back in August.

Family Weekend Festivities

Campbell University is excited to announce formal plans for Campbell Family Weekend starting this Friday and culminating this upcoming Sunday, October 4th right here in Buies Creek.

Campbell is dedicated to building relationships between students, families, alumni and faculty, recognizing the important role that families play in the education of their students throughout their college career. What better way to forge that bond then through showcasing your Campbell pride at our various athletic events.

From start to finish, friends and family of Campbell will have athletic competition on their mind. One of the sport-themed events of the weekend will feature a Family Putt-Putt, FootGolf and Long Drive Contest hosted by the Campbell PGA Management Program.

In terms of action on the field, the red-hot Campbell Women’s Soccer (7-3-0) team hosts Radford on Saturday at 3 p.m. over at Eakes Athletic Complex before the much-anticipated contest between Campbell and Drake from Barker-Lane Stadium. Here’s the full look at what to expect during Campbell University Family Weekend.