Posted by:
Jim Workman

UC Golden Eagles eNewsletter 

January  2, 2008 through January 10, 2008

The Golden Eagles won both games in last weekend's Red Roof Inn Classic, hosted by WVSU and UC. Emily Jones (5-10, Sr., G, Brecksville, OH) was named the Most Valuable Player of the Red Roof Inn Classic as Charleston posted impressive double-digit victories against Carson-Newman and Shippensburg...The senior averaged 19.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 steals per game in the two wins...She connected on 12 of 23 field goals, including a 7 of 12 effort from three-point range...Jones also sank 7 of 9 free throw attempts.

UC rolled over Shippensburg (Pa.) 68-51 on Saturday and blasted Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 79-58 on Sunday.

"I was just thrilled tonight,'' Winn told the Charleston Gazette after the Carson-Newman victory. "I'm excited finally. Tonight was the first time it looked like Golden Eagle basketball. I had been thinking this would be a really long season, and now we need to keep it going. Everybody's being more aggressive. We had looked dumb until tonight.''

Jones, who hit 9-of-14 shots overall, had five rebounds and three assists against C-N.

"Tonight she played like she's capable of playing,'' said Winn. "She hasn't shot the ball well, but now we're moving the ball better and sharing the ball, and now she's catching the ball and she doesn't have a defender on her.''

WVIAC action begins this week as the Golden Eagles are scheduled to travel to Alderson-Broaddus on Thursday Jan. 3 and come back home to play host to Ohio Valley on Saturday Jan 5 and Bluefield State on Thursday Jan. 10. Both home games tip off at 5:30 p.m.

The Golden Eagles are off until January 10, returning home to play host to Bluefield State. Tip off is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Eddie King Gym. 

 The Golden Eagles have won six of their last seven games and own a 7-2 overall record and a 1-1 mark in WVIAC play. UC topped the century mark in each of its last two victories, a 105-91 victory over Kentucky Christian on Dec. 17 and a 121-57 rout over Ohio University-Eastern on Dec. 20.

Four players are averaging in double figures in scoring for UC. Senior forward Robert Strickland leads the pack with a 17.9 points per game average and pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game. Senior guard Marquis Brooks has hit 26 3-pointers and has a 17.6 points per contest average. Sophomore guard/forward John White has a 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds average and senior guard Austin Weatherington is racking up 10.0 points and 3.6 assists per game.

The University of Charleston has introduced a brand new way for its fans, alumni, students, parents and supporters to follow the Golden Eagles athletic teams. In a partnership with TRZ-TEAMLINE and 58 WCHS Radio, a select offering of University of Charleston athletic events are being broadcast live and archived online from the Golden Eagles Sports Network. There are many options available for listeners. Click the link below for more information and a broadcast schedule.

At each UC home basketball game, there will be a contest at halftime called the "Wendy's Halftime Shootout". Contestants will be chosen randomly to shoot a lay-up, free throw, 3-pointer and a half-court shot. Wendy's food prizes will be given to each contestant -- a Frosty float for a successful lay-up, a Wendy's hamburger for a made free throw, a Wendy's combo meal for a good 3-pointer and 26 combo meals for a half-court basket.  

Be sure to sign up for a chance to participate in the Eddie King Gym lobby as you enter the game and good luck!

There's a new and exciting club made just for UC Golden Eagles fans 13 and under!

The "Little Eagles Athletic Club" costs just $20 to join and has many benefits, including a t-shirt that allows for FREE admission to all UC regular season home athletic contests (with a paying adult), chance to participate in fun events exclusive to Little Eagles members and more. To register, contact 304-357-4719.

The Latest UC Athletics Updates
You can get updates, scores, stats and other information on the University of Charleston athletics anytime by visiting or file://

The Golden Eagles Athletic Club is hosting a reception in the GEAC Lounge for its members at each home basketball game this season. The reception will take place between the women's and men's basketball games (or one hour before the game if only one game is scheduled).

For more information, please contact Denver Allen at 304-357-4934.

UC SCHEDULE Wednesday 1/2/08 -  Thursday, 1/ 31/08

Thursday, Jan. 3 
Women's Basketball: UC at Alderson-Broaddus, 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 5 
Women's Basketball: Ohio Valley at UC, 5:30 p.m.  

Thursday, Jan.  10 
Women's Basketball: Bluefield State at UC, 5:30 p.m.  
Men's Basketball:  Bluefield State at UC, 7:30 p.m.  

Saturday, Jan. 12
Women's Basketball: UC at West Liberty, 2 p.m. 
Men's Basketball: UC at West Liberty, 4 p.m. 

Monday, Jan. 14
Women's Basketball: West Virginia State at UC, 5:30 p.m. 
Men's Basketball: West Virginia State at UC, 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 17
Women's Basketball: West Virginia Wesleyan at UC, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball: West Virginia Wesleyan at UC, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19
Women's Basketball: Pitt-Johnstown at UC, 5:30 p.m. 
Men's Basketball: Pitt-Johnstown at UC, 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 24
Women's Basketball: UC at Fairmont State, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball: UC at Fairmont State, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26
Women's Basketball: UC at Salem International, 5:15 p.m. 
Men's Basketball: UC at Salem International, 7:30 p.m. 

Monday, Jan. 28
Men's Basketball: UC at Concord, 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 31
Women's Basketball: Seton Hill at UC, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball: Seton Hill at UC, 7:30 p.m.

Some helpful University of Charleston media links
Charleston Gazette: file://
Charleston Daily-Mail: file://
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference: file://
WSAZ-TV: file://
WOWK-TV: file://
WCHS-TV: file://


Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.

Start Your Own Blog

Start Now

Truth & Rumors


  1. 1
    'Melo wants to be wooed (like, Howard wooed)
  2. 2
    Farrell defends Fenway's 'sleep room'
  3. 3
    Youthful Red Wings are rattled
  4. 4
    Bishop's severe injury
  5. 5
    Texans may take Clowney ... for someone else

SI Photos