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History: CIU’s First Intercollegiate Athletic Contest Scheduled for Aug. 25

May 07, 2012

When the Columbia International University men’s soccer team takes the field on Aug. 25, history will be made.  For the first time in CIU’s 89-year history, the school will compete in intercollegiate athletics when the CIU Rams take on Toccoa Falls College in a 7 p.m. match on the new CIU soccer field. 

CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott released the schedule of 18 matches, half of them at home.  CIU is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and will compete on the division 1 level.  The 2012 schedule includes matches with teams from South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida including in-state competitions with Bob Jones University and the University of South Carolina Sumter.   

CIU Men’s Soccer Coach James Whitaker says he’s looking forward to making history.

“We are very excited about the schedule for our inaugural soccer season,” Whitaker said.  “Our team is coming together, and we will be working hard to put an excellent team on the field for our first season.”

CIU’s first soccer match marks the beginning of an aggressive five-year plan that includes men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s volleyball and softball, and men’s basketball and baseball. 

The CIU men’s and women’s cross country teams also begin competition this fall.  Those schedules are still being completed. 

Read about one of the latest athletes to sign a letter of intent to play at CIU at:

http://www2.scnow.com/sports/pee-dee/2012/may/14/tkas-miele-signs-ciu-ar-3792129/ 

 

CIU Men's 2012 Soccer Schedule

DATE

DAY

TEAM

Location

TIME

8/18

Sat

Truett McConnell (Scrimmage)

Away

TBA

8/25

Sat

Toccoa Falls College

Home

7pm

8/31

Fri

Freed Hardeman (FHU Tournament)

Away

8pm

9/1

Sat

Johnson University (FHU Tournament)

Away

6pm

9/8

Sat

Freed Hardeman

Home

4pm

9/11

Tues

Emmanuel

Home

7pm

9/14

Fri

Johnson University

Away

7pm

9/15

Sat

Crown College

Away

3pm

9/22

Sat

Bluefield College

Home

4pm

9/28

Fri

Bob Jones University

Away

7:30pm

9/29

Sat.

Virginia Intermont College

Away

7 pm

10/6

Sat

Trinity Baptist College

Home

2 pm

10/9

Tues

USC-Sumter

Home

7pm

10/11

Thurs

Toccoa Falls College

Away

7pm

10/16

Tues

St. Andrews Presbyterian

Home

7pm

10/18

Thurs

Warren Wilson

Away

4pm

10/20

Sat

Trinity Baptist College

Away

2pm

10/27

Sat

Bob Jones University

Home

2pm

11/3

Sat

Talladega College

Home

2pm

TBA

 

NCCAA Regional Tournament

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

11/28 – 12/1

Wed-Sat

NCCAA National Tournament

Kissimmee, FL

TBA