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Citadel AD on ‘white hoods’ photo: ‘We’ll address it head on’

January 19, 2016
Citadel AD Jim Senter

Citadel AD Jim Senter

Jeff Hartsell postandcourier.com
Jan 16 2016 6:37 pm

(Blog editor note: This interview was edited for length by the Post and Courier)

Citadel athletic director Jim Senter spoke to a group of football recruits and their parents who were visiting the military school’s campus on Saturday morning. Yes, the subject of the “white hoods” photos came up. “I addressed it head on,” Senter said Saturday. “And that’s what we have to do.”

Those photos — pictures of Citadel cadets wearing pillowcases over their heads while singing Christmas carols — garnered national publicity when they emerged on social media last month. Many believed the cadets resembled members of the Ku Klux Klan, and school president Lt. Gen. John Rosa suspended the cadets involved. A school investigation is ongoing.

The incident impacted the athletics department last week when basketball signee Mohammed Kabir asked to be released from his letter of intent with The Citadel. The native of Nigeria cited that incident as his reason. In an interview Saturday, Senter discussed the potential impact of the incident on his department. He said no other recruits in any sports have asked to be released, and that the school is reviewing Kabir’s request.

Q: How concerned are you about the impact this might be having on Citadel athletics?
A: “I’m not concerned about it. I think it gives us a chance to have a dialogue about issues that are dear to us, like honor, duty and respect. When something like this picture shows up, does it concern people? Absolutely. But we are going to address and take it head on.
“My concern is that it’s is easy to take anything out of context. Certainly it looks bad, but it’s not what we stand for.”

Q: What is your message to parents who are concerned about this incident and sending their children to The Citadel?
A: “I think that’s a fair question. I think I would try to help them understand that it was one tiny incident out of 365 days, by a handful of young people out of a large group of people. Certainly if you just take the image and the picture, it’s concerning. That is why the college took immediate action with those cadets. But that’s not who we are as a college, and it’s not what we stand for.”

Q: This happened right in the middle the buildup to signing day for football. How do you think it’s impacted recruiting?
A: “I don’t think it’s going to keep young men from looking at our program. Right now, our football program is hot when you look at the trajectory of our program. Two years ago, (coach) Mike Houston went out recruiting and had to tell people, ‘You can win at The Citadel, you’ve got to trust me, because I did it at another school.’ Now, he can go out and say, ‘We win here, we win championships, we’re going to compete for and win championships at The Citadel.’ That’s an attraction to young people. “I think the type of young people we recruit, the type of character and values they have, they won’t be scared off. They’ll see this place for what it is. “But it does give you one more thing you have to talk about, one more thing you have to overcome.”

Q: Would it help the athletic department to have the school’s report out as soon as possible?
A: “It would, but I know the college is trying to expedite this as quickly as possible. It’s obviously one of the bigger things that’s happened here lately, and it does carry some negative connotation. But until the college comes out and says, ‘Here’s what we found out,’ we won’t have it in its proper context.”
Interview edited for brevity.

Citadel Notes: Football to play North Carolina in 2016

August 28, 2015


Jeff Hartsell postandcourier.com

Aug 2015

Growing up in North Carolina, Mike Houston always wanted to play football for the University of North Carolina. “Unfortunately, I wanted them more than they wanted me,” said Houston, now head coach at The Citadel. Houston, who ended up playing tight end at Mars Hill College, will get to coach in UNC’s Kenan Stadium next year, when the Bulldogs visit the Tar Heels to conclude the 2016 season.

The visit to North Carolina highlights the Bulldogs’ 2016 schedule, which was released Thursday. The Citadel plays non-conference games against Gardner-Webb and North Greenville as well as an eight-game Southern Conference slate which will include new member East Tennessee State.

The 2016 schedule starts with SoCon foes Mercer and Furman, and includes just one home game in the first four. The Citadel will play five home games overall. “It’s a tough start to the season,” said Houston. “But I’m excited about having a full SoCon slate of eight games, and I’ll be excited to go up there to Chapel Hill and play against the Tar Heels. That will be a special deal.”

The Nov. 19 game at North Carolina will be the fifth meeting between the teams, the latest coming in 2009.

The Sept. 17 game at Gardner-Webb is a return game for the Big South team’s trip to The Citadel last season, a game The Citadel won by 37-14. The Parents Day game is set for Oct. 8 against Division II North Greenville, the teams’ first meeting. And homecoming will be Nov. 5 against SoCon foe Samford.

The Citadel football team opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 with a 6 p.m. kickoff against Davidson. To purchase tickets, call The Citadel Athletic Ticket Office at 843-953-DOGS (3647) or visit CitadelSports.com/tickets.

QB battle
Houston said he’s close to naming a starting quarterback from between sophomores Dominique Allen and Cam Jackson, but wants to wait until after Saturday’s scrimmage to make a final decision. “I think Dominique is having a good week, and I think our first unit is practicing well,” Houston said Thursday. If he does not start at QB, Jackson will be a starting slotback.
(Editor’s note: sources say Dominic Allen will start the Davidson game at QB and Cam Jackson will start at slotback)

Pritcher added to baseball staff
The Citadel has named former Bulldogs pitcher Austin Pritcher as a volunteer coach. He replaces Aaron Gershenfeld, who has been hired at East Tennessee State. Pritcher, from James Island, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 19th round of the 2013 MLB Draft and pitched for the organization until April 2015. Over his career at The Citadel, Pritcher appeared 56 times on the mound with 53 starts. He tossed 321.1 innings, striking out 236 and earning an ERA of 3.87.

During his senior year with the Bulldogs, Pritcher was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year and earned a spot on the SoCon first team.

Citadel football 2016 schedule
Date Opp.
Sept. 3 at Mercer
Sept. 10 Furman
Sept. 17 at Gardner-Webb
Oct. 1 at Western Carolina
Oct. 8 North Greenville
Oct. 15 Chattanooga
Oct. 22 at Wofford
Oct. 29 East Tennessee State
Nov. 5 Samford
Nov. 12 at VMI
Nov. 29 at North Carolina

3 Diamond Dogs Drafted in MLB Draft

June 12, 2015

Bulldog Pitching staff decimated as Reeves, Hunter & Mason are drafted

James_Reevess

Citadel starting pitcher James Reeves was selected by the New York Yankees in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Summerville, South Carolina, native was taken in the 10th round as the 303rd overall pick, and is the 32nd draft pick to be coached by Fred Jordan at The Citadel.

Reeves pitched in 68 games for the Bulldogs, picking up 20 wins over his 33 career starts. Throughout his 239.0 innings pitched, he struck out 227 opponents, and had a 3.88 earned-run average. In 2015, the senior was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year, first-team All-Southern Conference, and was recognized nationally as a Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American. He claimed the SoCon and Louisville Slugger Player of the Week titles twice in the season; first on Feb. 16 and again on April 6 for his no-hitter against Mercer.

Reeves made 15 starts over the season, striking out 115 batters over his 95.0 innings pitched to earn a 3.69 ERA. During the 2014 season, Reeves pitched in seven games and finished with a 3.40 ERA, striking out 36 batters in 39.2 innings. As a sophomore in 2013, Reeves appeared in 24 games and tossed 51.2 innings for the Bulldogs, striking out 42 batters while holding an ERA of 4.01.

In his first season with The Citadel, Reeves made 22 appearances and posted an ERA of 4.44 over his 53.3 innings. He picked up wins in his first three appearance for the Bulldogs and struck out 34 batters over the 2012 season

Skylar_Hunter

The Citadel’s closer Skylar Hunter was selected in the MLB Draft on Wednesday going in the 12th round to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Hanahan native was taken with the 354th overall selection. Hunter told Live 5 Sports on Wednesday that he intends to forgo his senior year and sign with the Phillies.

Hunter appeared in 95 games during his career at The Citadel, recording 147 strikeouts with an earned-run average of 3.49 over 131.1 innings. This season, Hunter broke the program and Southern Conference records for career saves with 41.

As a junior in 2015, Hunter tossed 53.0 innings for the Bulldogs, earning 13 saves and striking out 59 opponents with an ERA of 3.74. During his 2014 season, Hunter posted an impressive 1.67 ERA over his 43.0 innings pitched, allowing just eight runs while striking out 44. He earned 15 saves, tying The Citadel record for saves in a season. In 2013, Hunter was a second-team All-Southern Conference performer and was also named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.

Austin_Mason

Citadel starting pitcher Austin Mason was selected in the 17th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks . The junior right-hander was taken in the 17th round as the 496th overall pick, and is the 34th draft pick to be coached by Fred Jordan at The Citadel. A native of Greer, South Carolina, Mason finished his Citadel career with a 5.28 earned-run average over 165.1 innings pitched. He started in 32 of his 53 appearances, striking out 126 opponents.

In the 2015 season, Mason posted a 4.19 ERA through 53.2 innings of work and struck out 53 batters over his 25 appearances. As a sophomore, Mason returned from offseason shoulder surgery to play in 14 games of the 2014 season. He earned an ERA of 5.02 over 57.1, innings, striking out 39 opponents.

In the 2013 season, Mason appeared in 14 games with 13 starts, contributing to his 6.63 ERA. Over 54.1 innings on the mound, the freshman struck out 34 batters.

Military children learn football from NFL receiver Roberts

June 9, 2015
(photo by David B. Hollingsworth the Virginian-Pilot)

(photo by David B. Hollingsworth the Virginian-Pilot)

By Matt McKinney
The Virginian-Pilot
© June 8, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH
Nicholas Burd dreams of making big plays, dodging would-be tacklers and spending Sunday afternoons on the field with NFL players. So, naturally, it was a big weekend for the square-shouldered 14-year-old: He got to do all the above. Nicholas and about 135 other military children hit the gridiron Saturday and Sunday for a football camp with Washington Redskins receiver Andre Roberts.

The free camp, held at Oceana Naval Air Station, focused on football fundamentals and the importance of staying active. “Just to be on the same field as him is really special,” Nicholas, a Dallas Cowboys fan, said Sunday during a break from the action.

Roberts, a sixth-year pro out of The Citadel, grew up in an Army household and said he feels strong ties to military families. “That’s why I do this. I used to be in their position,” he said, recalling moving around the country and playing on sports fields at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Roberts said he attributes his success on the field to values he learned being around the military. “It showed me how to be strong and determined and work hard in everything I do,” he said.

Roberts joined the Redskins in 2014, finishing the season with 36 catches for 453 yards and two touchdowns.

On Sunday, campers ranging from first- to eighth-graders sprinted across the glistening turf, working on their passing, catching and footwork. Near the west end of the field, 7-year-old Gabriella Seda, an aspiring wide receiver, zipped back and forth, chasing after a fellow group member with the ball. Her favorite part of the camp: “Being outside,” she said.

That kind of response thrills Jeff Lowe, youth sports and fitness coordinator at the base. He said getting kids outside has been among his top priorities in 16 years on the job. And by that measure, the camp was a “huge success.” “It’s priceless,” he said. “They’re having a good time, learning teamwork and being active. It’s great.” Parents lined a nearby fence and sat in bleachers, watching their children learn the finer points of America’s favorite sport.

About halfway through the day, campers got to ask Roberts about his career, including which cornerback he would most like to “dust.” (Answer: Patrick Peterson, a former teammate with the Arizona Cardinals.)
“Why is football so special?” one youngster asked sheepishly. Roberts paused for a few seconds, then nodded. “Football’s the ultimate team sport. You can’t do it without 11 people on the field…. And that’s why I love it.”

Nicholas, who will start high school football in the fall, said he loves the sport because it offers an outlet for when his mother, an aviation ordnanceman, goes overseas. He’s seen her ship out to places like Cuba, Italy and Guam. And when she’s stationed elsewhere, he plays with her on his mind. “It’s about making the people you love proud,” he said, “especially when they can’t be there.”

Utah State to hire Troy’s John Hartwell as Aggies’ new athletic director

June 2, 2015
John Hartwell ('87 C Co) has been named A.D. at Utah State

John Hartwell (’87 C Co) has been named A.D. at Utah State

By Brandon Judd, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT

LOGAN — It appears Utah State has found its replacement for departed athletic director Scott Barnes.

A source within the USU athletic department confirmed to the Deseret News on Monday that Utah State will hire Troy Athletic Director John Hartwell to take over the position Barnes vacated when he left to become Pittsburgh’s new athletic director.Taylor Tannebaum of WTVY 4 in Dothan, Alabama, first reported Monday that Hartwell would leave Troy University — located about an hour outside of Montgomery, Alabama — and take the same position at Utah State, citing sources.
WSFA 12 in Montgomery reported that Troy is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday, according to sources. The school could not confirm the reports when contacted by the Deseret News.

Hartwell’s tenure as Troy’s athletic director began in the fall of 2012 after nine seasons as the senior executive associate athletics director at the University of Mississippi.During his time at Troy, Hartwell spearheaded efforts to bring upgrades to the Trojans’ athletic facilities. They included a new on-campus golf practice facility, a $3 million renovation of the Troy Softball Complex and $2.1 million in improvements to Veterans Memorial Stadium. Hartwell also joined with then-football coach Larry Blakeney and former Trojan Lawrence Tynes in 2013 to announce the North End Zone Project at the football stadium, a building with an estimated cost of $25-28 million that’s intended to help Troy in the college football arms race.

The 49-year-old Hartwell also hired several head coaches during his time at Troy. They included Phil Cunningham for men’s basketball, Beth Mullins for softball, Jason Hamilton for women’s soccer and Neal Brown last November to replace Blakeney as the school’s football coach.

Satterfield Hired as Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

May 29, 2015
Derek Satterfield

Derek Satterfield

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel has hired Derek Satterfield as the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, the athletic department announced on Wednesday. Satterfield will serve as the primary contact for the Bulldog’s football and baseball programs alongside of leading and improving the vision of The Citadel’s communications department.

“We are pleased to add a person with the depth and breadth of experiences that Derek brings to The Citadel,” Director of Athletics Jim Senter said. “His working knowledge of media relations at the highest level will serve our department and college well. This position is very important and his professionalism, energy and passion for college athletics will help our athletic department rise to the next level.”

Satterfield joins the Bulldogs following a season as the Director of Football Communications for the University of Michigan Wolverines, in which he served as the primary contact and spokesperson for the Big 10 program. As the department’s primary football contact, Satterfield prepared student-athletes and the coaching staff for all interviews and press conferences on the local and national spectrum, as well as managing all football social media and content on the Wolverine’s website.

Prior to his time at Michigan, Satterfield spent four years as the Assistant Communications Director and primary football contact at the University of Arkansas. During his time with the Razorbacks, Satterfield developed long-term planning and PR initiatives alongside of coordinating media coverage for the coaching staff and student-athletes. He was a member of the group recognized by PR Daily’s 2013 non-profit PR Award for Best Crisis Management, and worked with Sports Illustrated, ESPN and CBS as part of the Razorback’s 2012 awards campaign.

A 2008 graduate of the University of Tennessee and four-year student intern, Satterfield also made stops in the public and media relations departments of the Indianapolis Colts (2008) and Purdue University (2009-2010). He is a native of Maryville, Tenn., and is joined in Charleston by his wife, Ann-Marie.

Satterfield will start his new position on June 1.

Citadel Alum leads Armed Forces team to basketball gold

May 28, 2015
Micah Wessinger  '13 was a cross-country runner at The Citadel

Micah Wessinger ’13 was a cross-country runner at The Citadel

By Sam Copeland heraldonline.com (Rock Hill, SC)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Micah Wessinger is back at work in her military role as the 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron installation deployment officer at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter. She recently took time out to play on the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team in the Headquarters AirCom Inter-Nation Basketball Tournament at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

Wessinger, a Chester native, played guard on the U.S. team and led the Americans to a gold medal with a 90-89 win over Germany. Wessinger picked up MVP honors for the tournament. The United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and Poland also played in the event.

Wessinger finished the gold medal game with 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. More importantly, she made her final four free throws late in the game to help secure the victory. The 5-foot-6-inch shooting guard played all 40 minutes of the gold medal game, contributing at both ends of the floor. “I have been taught since high school about the importance of defense,” said Wessinger. “I have always liked playing defense. If you keep them from scoring, then you do not have to score as much.”

Bobby Seaberry served as coach of the U.S. women’s team and named Wessinger team captain at the start of the tournament because of her leadership. “She did a great job in the tournament,” said Seaberry. “She hit some big shots, knocked down some big free throws, and played hard defense to come away with a few steals and grab some big rebounds for the team.”

Wessinger grew up in Chester and loved sports at an early age. She played all sports growing up, and when she got to middle school she played volleyball and basketball. Once in high school she played basketball and ran track and cross country. “I really loved all sports,” added Wessinger. “I enjoyed playing all of them.” She was a starter in varsity basketball at Chester High School for four years. The first two were under head coach Ezekiel Washington, who is now the head boys’ basketball coach at Blythewood High School.“He was really strict, but he taught me a lot about hard work, sacrifice and teamwork,” Wessinger said. “I remember the workouts, and that work ethic has been helpful in other sports.”

Washington remembers Wessinger as a hard worker and a tremendous leader. “She wanted to be a good player from the beginning,” Washington said. “She really worked on being a good defensive player, and she was a good offensive player. She had a strong work ethic, she was a good leader, and she was very coachable.” Wessinger played her final two years at Chester High for coach Marilyn Milton. She enjoyed the up-tempo style of play that the Cyclones played, and she also liked the importance Milton placed on defense. “She was one of the hardest workers I have ever coached,” said Milton. “She never complained, and she did everything that we asked of her. She was a quiet leader on and off the floor. I am very proud of her recent accomplishments.”

Wessinger ran the 800 meters among other events in high school track. During her final three seasons, she won the state championship in the 800 meters. In addition she ran on several of the relay teams, which placed well in the state finals. “It would be hard for me say which is the most thrilling for me,” said Wessinger. “Winning state three times in track was awesome, but this basketball gold medal and MVP award is right up there.”

After high school Wessinger went to The Citadel on a track scholarship. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in accounting and earned an ROTC commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force. Wessinger adds that she has had a long list of role models as she grew up in Chester. “I would have to say my parents are at the top of the list,” said Wessinger. “They made me do things right. They made sure that I always did my school work first, and they instilled in me the value of hard work.”

The inter-nation basketball tournament will be played again in two years, and Wessinger is already looking forward to another opportunity to play in it. “I loved every minute of it this time around,” Wessinger said. She really enjoyed the travel and talked about the lasting friendships she made.“The travel was great. I enjoyed seeing those parts of the world,” she said. “The camaraderie among the team members was tremendous. We are already keeping up with each other on Facebook.”

Wessinger was selected for the team this time around because someone had seen her play in a previous tournament and sent her an email asking if she wanted to participate. After her performance in this year’s event, she will not be hard to find. She is nearing completion of her second year of a four-year military commitment, and she will still be in the Air Force when the next tournament is staged. “I have not ruled out making a career in the military,” Wessinger said. “Right now, I am not certain. Ask me in a year, and I will definitely know.”

Carolinas Conference will cut deficits at College of Charleston, Citadel, CSU

May 21, 2015

Column by Gene Sapakoff Postandcourier.com
May 16 2015

LSU is building an $84.75 million leisure project complete with a lazy river that spells out “LSU”and a 21,000-square-foot sun deck. Never mind Louisiana’s projected cut of $500 million in higher education funding that might mean layoffs for tenured LSU professors.

Meanwhile, CBSSports.com reports that 11 major NCAA conferences claimed in response to lawsuits filed by former football players Martin Jenkins (Clemson) and Shawne Alston (West Virginia) that “many, if not most” schools will cut athletic scholarships if student-athletes are allowed to be paid.

Red ink is flowing through smaller conferences, too, and it’s no leisurely ride through campus. It’s a flood of concern over the growing separation between “haves” and “have nots” as Power 5 schools add cost-of-attendance stipends to their scholarship offers.

More sensible mid-major conference alignments are as overdue as the “Full House” reunion.

Geography 101 is such an underrated class.

For instance, the College of Charleston baseball team played three games at Northeastern University in Brookline, Mass., this week. Attendance at Thursday’s game: 107. Which means that after the Cougars traveled 980 miles to Boston, there were more players and workers at Friedman Diamond than fans. And the College of Charleston recently cut its men’s and women’s swimming programs.

A Carolinas Conference makes too much sense to ignore, not just for the College of Charleston, The Citadel and Charleston Southern but for almost every mid-major athletic department in the Carolinas.

Charleston Southern shouldn’t have to play conference football games at Monmouth. The Southern Conference shouldn’t be scrambling for replacement schools. Proximity means never having to put your phone on airplane mode for road trips.

So many reasons

Proposed league: Carolinas Conference
Purpose: Shorter trips mean more time for academics, reduction of travel costs, real rivalries, more visiting fans at road games, better overall attendance numbers, less travel costs for family members of student-athletes, more fan interest.

South Carolina Division
(10):
The Citadel
Charleston Southern
College of Charleston
Coastal Carolina
Furman
Presbyterian
S.C. State
USC Upstate
Winthrop
Wofford

North Carolina Division (10):
Campbell
Davidson
Elon
Gardner-Webb
High Point
UNC Asheville
UNC Charlotte
UNC Greensboro
UNC Wilmington
Western Carolina

It’s not perfect.

UNC Charlotte wants to play big-time basketball, and football. The Davidson men’s basketball team wags its athletic department and just finished atop the Atlantic 10 in its first year in the conference. The Wildcats probably can’t be talked back down a level, even if it’s for their own good in the long run. S.C. State might want to remain in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with other historically black colleges and universities, though closer sports foes will help the school with its well-documented deficits.

The Carolinas Conference with a few subtractions or additions still works (and won’t be confused with a Division II Conference Carolinas that should be renamed for including non-Carolinas schools). There are enough football schools. Basketball intrigue abounds, Davidson and UNC Charlotte or not. It projects as a strong baseball league that would get two NCAA tournament bids more years than not.

The drawbacks drown in black ink and a positive vibe. Let LSU have its lazy river, and watch Alabama and Auburn and South Carolina and Clemson answer with better, longer, lazier lazy rivers. It’s time that Carolinas Conference schools set the tone for other mid-major realignment plans across the nation’s hard, dry college athletics landscape.

Brigadier Foundation Names New Executive Director

May 18, 2015
Rob Hoak, '78 (Echo Company) is the new Executive Director of TCBF

Rob Hoak, ’78 (Echo Company) is the new Executive Director of TCBF

Rob Hoak, ’78 has been named Executive Director of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation (TCBF). Rob, former Captain of the Bulldog basketball team, comes to TCBF from TD Bank where he recently retired. Before retirement Rob was TD’s Regional President for North and South Carolina. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing commercial and retail banking as well as coordinating TD Bank’s related business lines, including mortgage lending, real estate finance, insurance, wealth management, private banking, brokerage and related business and consumer services.

In addition to his BS in Business Administration from The Citadel, Rob holds a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University. While living in Greenville SC, Rob served on the boards for the Governor’s School of the Arts, SC Arts Commission, The Peace Center and The United Way. Rob is married to Allyn Hoak, a former Citadel cheerleader(who’s twin sister also was a cheerleader). Rob and Allyn have two children.

We are truly fortunate to have such a fine business leader at the helm of TCBF! I know all you Romeo Bulldogs will give Rob and his staff your full support and re-up/join the Brigadier Foundation!

CITADEL Alums in the Pros

May 6, 2015
El Cid's Joe Jackson

El Cid’s Joe Jackson

Baseball:

1. Asher Wojciechowski is 0-1 with a 7.31 ERA with the Houston Astros. He has 16 strike outs in16 innings
2. Chris McGuiness with the ‘AAA Phillies is hitting .268 with 5 RBI in 17 games
3. Joe Jackson has played in 20 games with the “AA” Texas Rangers affiliate hitting .276 with 13 RBI
4. Mason Davis with the Florida Marlins Single ‘A’ is hitting .270 with 6 RBI and 4 stolen bases. Right now he is on the ‘DL’
5. Bo Thompson is on the New York Yankees minor league roster but he has not played this season
Thanks to Chris Hoffman ’68, Citadel sports fan extraordinaire for the pro baseball update

Jake Stenson photo by Russ Pace

Jake Stenson
photo by Russ Pace

Football
The Citadel’s Jake Stenson, who finished third on the team in rushing yards with 597 yards in 2014, has earned a spot on the ‘Jacksonville Jaguars Rookie Minicamp’ which will take place this Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at the ‘Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields’ at ‘Ever-Bank Field’ at 1:10 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. both days. Stenson, capped off his Bulldog career with 744 rushing yards.

Justin Oxendine was cut the first week of trials by the Canadian Football team in Ontario