As the Fighting Camels men’s basketball team prepares for the season opener on Nov. 13, one of the newest players on campus has been impressing the coaching staff with his vertical in the gym.
Freshman Chris Clemons (Raleigh, N.C.) could be in line to see major playing time as a freshman, averaging 14 points, four assists and three steals per game in high school eventually being named Cap-8 Conference player of the year last season.
“Chris is a high-level scorer and athlete,” said McGeehan. “He’s athletic, not just in jumping but also in power and speed. He has a chance to be a very good player.
His latest move came during a mid-week practice inside the Fred McCall gym, soaring in the air for an incredible put-back dunk.
Check out the footage from @CuMBBManagers.
Down in Buies Creek, Gaylord the Camel continues to promote the Halloween season preparing for Sunday afternoon’s playoff game against UNC Asheville at Eakes Athletic Complex.
The Fighting Camels look to build on last season’s double overtime victory over Gardner-Webb in the quarterfinal round. This will be the first-ever postseason meeting between Campbell and UNC Asheville and the Fighting Camels have recent history on their side, defeating the Bulldogs, 5-1, back on Sept. 27.
Redshirt senior Ashley Clark leads the Fighting Camels along with the entire Big South in scoring (14 goals) and assists (10), ranking inside the top-10 in the country for both categories.
The Bulldogs are led by a duo of scorers, Caroline Houser and Paige Trent, each of whom have scored seven goals on the year.
Action can also be seen live on the Big South Network.
Homecoming 2015 was considered a major success, especially when you consider the record attendance (6,580) drawn at Barker-Lane Stadium for Campbell’s football game against Morehead State.
The Fighting Camels pulled off a rather historic weekend across the board, drawing a standing room only crowd for Campbell Swimming’s impressive victory over UNC Asheville, while Campbell Wrestling competed in their first-ever outdoor scrimmage.
For a special Throwback Thursday video, take a look back at all the sights and sounds from Homecoming in Buies Creek.
The Campbell Cheerleading squad jumped ahead in embracing the festive Halloween theme with costume out in all shapes and sizes Wednesday night inside the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center.
While the squad won’t officially return to action until Nov. 13 when both basketball teams open the regular season with a doubleheader, the Fighting Camels pulled out all the stops to entertain an audience.
For more on the Campbell Cheerleading squad, led by head coach Lisa Stewart, GoCamels.com profiled one of the most engaging and enthusiastic intercollegiate programs in Buies Creek.
The Campbell Men’s Golf team dominated the field at the ODU/OBX Collegiate Championships, defeating the runner-up in the tournament, Bowling Green, by an impressive 13 strokes.
Junior Craig Hornberger was the story of the tournament, setting the program’s 54-hole mark (201) shooting 12-under par overall while posting his first individual collegiate win.
In fact Campbell posted the top two scores in the tournament as fellow junior Gaston Bertinotti posted a score of 208, including an impressive 66 (-5) during the opening round of action.
The Fighting Camels compete next at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. on Feb. 1-2 for the Sea Best Invitational. Make sure to follow @GoCamelsMGolf for updates on the squad teeing it up from Keith Hills Country Club heading into the 2016 campaign.
The Campbell Women’s Soccer team clinched the No. 3 overall seed in the Big South Tournament by defeating High Point, 1-0, on Tuesday night, assuring themselves a home playoff match.
For the second consecutive season, the Fighting Camels (12-6, 7-3) will host a first round quarterfinal matchup at Eakes Athletic Complex hoping to build upon last season’s dramatic 2-OT victory over Gardner Webb on a game-winning goal from Alexis Prada.
Led by a first half strike from Payton Ormsby, the Fighting Camels will now host No. 6 seed UNC Asheville on Sunday night at Eakes Athletic Complex where Campbell finished 7-2 overall, featuring a 5-1 win over the Bulldogs back on Sunday, Sept. 27.
For a full look at the playoff bracket, including where and when you can track the matches, take a look at the full Big South Conference bracket, which assures one team an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. You can also watch Sunday’s match between Campbell and UNC Asheville live on the Big South Network.
The Campbell Wrestling program completed a first of its kind event, hosting an intramural wrestling competition on the courtyard outside Gore Arena on Saturday during Homecoming Weekend.
Full GoCamels.com recap of the Outdoor Scrimmage
Here’s more from head coach Cary Kolat, including highlights from an entertaining afternoon on the mat outside Gore Arena.
The Fighting Camels open the regular season this Saturday, Nov. 1st at 1:30 as they host Grand Canyon University over at Carter Gym.