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  • 11 Jan 2015 18:00 | Anonymous
  • 11 Jan 2015 17:58 | Anonymous

    a glimpse of what a cadet at The Citadel goes though on a normal Friday afternoon


  • 11 Jan 2015 17:52 | Anonymous


    The Citadel The Military College of South Carolina, producing principled leadership since 1842.


  • 11 Jan 2015 17:47 | Anonymous



    Excellent Video!

    "I took a peek at "The Guidon" which they tell me is the Bible of the knobs. The more I read that little bookley, the better I like it. For example, I learned the three permissible knob answers: "Sir, Yes, Sir" and "Sir, No, Sir" and - I liked this third one best of all - "Sir, No Excuse, Sir."

     -Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the United States

  • 11 Jan 2015 17:44 | Anonymous



    This recruiting film was made in 1969 but not available until after we graduated. Now it is very old - as are we. Enjoy.


  • 11 Jan 2015 17:37 | Anonymous

    Great Video from the "Old Corp" - A Square Meal

    "they love to pull their chin in, right knob?"

  • 05 Jan 2015 18:15 | Anonymous


    Plainfield woman excels at The Citadel military academy

    Plainfield woman excels at The Citadel, a mostly male college where she's the No. 2 leader among 2,300 cadets.

    When she was touring colleges during spring break of her junior year at Plainfield South High School, Savannah Emmrich checked out the grounds of The Citadel, a storied military college in Charleston, S.C.

    "When I showed up at The Citadel and got on the campus and saw the uniforms and the knobs double-timing, and the dress parade they had on Friday, I was so impressed," the 21-year-old said. "I knew that was where I wanted to go."

    Emmrich learned quickly that "knobs" is slang for freshmen cadets, "double-timing" is a marching pace and "dress parade" is a parade in full military uniform.

    As she gets ready to graduate from The Citadel this spring, Emmrich has not only immersed herself in the school's military culture while earning a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, she has risen to the top of the cadet ranks. She currently holds the No. 2 position among the 2,300 cadets in the school's regiment, which is essentially the military version of a civilian college's student body.

    Emmrich is second in command of the cadet unit that operates like a unit in the military, and school officials say she is one of a few female cadets who has held the position.

    This command position means she helps lead the cadets in their morning workouts, conducts inspections, meets with lower-level cadet commanders and leads them in formation to meals. Along with those duties, she still has to handle her own class load.

    After graduation, Emmrich, who received a track-and-field scholarship to attend the school, is slated to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. She will train to be a combat systems officer, also known as an aviator, or "the job Goose does" in the movie "Top Gun," she said.

    Life at The Citadel and America's other military colleges is one that stands in stark contrast to the beer bong-hoisting, class-skipping lives of many undergrads at civilian institutions of higher learning.

    "It's very different than a normal college lifestyle," she said. "We have a training schedule, and it tells us what to do 24 hours every single day. You're expected to follow it to a T and be on time for everything."

    Emmrich's day starts at 5 a.m. and continues on, each hour spoken for with rare exceptions, until she hits the hay.

    It can be demanding, she admitted, but also fulfilling.

    Back home over Christmas break, Emmrich said she sometimes isn't sure what to do with this sudden uptick in free time.

    "When I got to the school, I realized how much I enjoy a regimented lifestyle," she said. "It was a good fit."

    When she is not immersed in studies or student leadership obligations, Emmrich is one of The Citadel's star athletes.

    She holds the school's pole vaulting record and competes in other track events.

    Still, Emmrich remains one of just 160 women among the 2,300 cadets.

    The Citadel only began allowing women back in the 1990s, according to retired Navy Capt. Lory Manning, now the head of the women in the military project at the Women's Research and Education Institute.

    The Citadel was a "really hard case" when it came to gender integration, Manning said.

    But as women have proven they can serve in previously male-only military jobs in the post-9/11 wars, those against such integration have largely "gotten over the shock," Manning said.

    "I think it's marvelous," Manning said of Emmrich's accomplishments. "There are people who will pooh-pooh it and say she had it easy. Usually it's the opposite. She has to be better, brighter, smarter and more physically fit than the guys who had to fill that position before her."

    Kimberly Keelor, a spokeswoman at The Citadel, said one of the challenges of increasing the female population is that so few women are interested in a military college environment.

    Fewer than 800 women enrolled at one of the six major military colleges this past fall, she said, and the competition to recruit them is considerable.

    Emmrich said "standing your own ground is huge at The Citadel," and that she'd encourage any woman in her shoes to apply.

    "Every year it gets better with the acceptance of females," she said. "There really hasn't been any big issues like it was in the beginning. You definitely have pride, and girls do stick together. It's still different being a girl at The Citadel."

    Being a cadet in general at The Citadel is a taxing undertaking, said retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Charles Graham, an adviser to the cadet regiment's chain of command who has known Emmrich since she was a knob.

    "It's even tougher when you're a female," he said, "and it's even tougher when you're a female athlete."

    Emmrich has been put in a position to succeed academically and athletically at the school, Graham said, "and she excelled in everything she did."

    "Some congratulations are in order for her parents and her teachers and her coaches back in Illinois," he said. "Because when she walked through our gates here, it was obvious she was something special."


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  • 01 Jan 2015 18:23 | Anonymous


    Ex-Citadel QB Cam Turner faces off against NFL greats in Medal of Honor Bowl


    Medal of Honor Bowl

    WHEN: Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Johnson Hagood Stadium


    TICKETS: mohbowl.com

    When Cam Turner gazes across the field at the Medal of Honor Bowl on Jan. 10 at Johnson Hagood Stadium, he'll see a sideline stocked with Super Bowl winners and NFL Hall of Famers.

    Head coach of the National Team is former Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey, who will also be offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Working with the offensive line are Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure and Joe Jacoby, renowned as one of the Washington Redskins' "Hogs." Former NFL stars Ernie Mills and Charlie Brown will coach the receivers and running backs, and Hall of Fame defensive back Paul Krause will guide the secondary.

    The 27-year-old Turner, meanwhile, will be working his first game as an offensive coordinator for coach Willie Jeffries' American Team. The former Citadel quarterback, now quarterbacks and receivers coach at Florida International, is well aware of the experience deficit he faces.

    "It's exciting, but it's a challenge at the same time," said Turner, who played at The Citadel from 2006-09. "They have a lot of experience on their side, that's for sure. But it's a great opportunity for me to learn from guys like that."

    With his coaching bloodlines, Turner seems destined for a head-coaching gig of his own one day. His uncle is Norv Turner, former head coach of NFL teams Washington, Oakland and San Diego, and currently offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings. Cam Turner's father - and current boss - is Ron Turner, former head coach at San Jose State and Illinois and now the head coach at Florida International.

    No wonder Cam Turner knew at an early age that he wanted to coach.

    "From a young age, I was always out at practice all the time with my dad's teams," he said. "As a kid, you always have dreams of playing in the NFL and things like that. For me, coaching is the next best thing."

    At The Citadel, Turner played quarterback and wide receiver for former coach Kevin Higgins. His claim to fame came in his junior year at Florida, when he both caught a touchdown pass and threw one against the Tim Tebow-led Gators.

    After graduating from The Citadel, Turner worked on the Bulldogs' staff for one year, then went to work for the Minnesota Vikings, where he was assistant to former head coach Leslie Frazier. For the past two years, he's worked for his dad at Florida International in Miami.

    "It's fun to work with my dad," he said. "Growing up, I was always in and out of his office. But now I get to work with him and really learn the ins and outs of everything. His offense was handed down from Bill Walsh and Don Coryell, so it's pretty neat working with him on a daily basis and learning that offense."

    At the Medal of Honor Bowl, Turner will be coaching American Team quarterbacks Tyler Murphy of Boston College, Jake Waters of Kansas State, Terrance Broadway of Louisana Lafayette and Chris Bonner, an intriguing 6-7 prospect from Colorado State-Pueblo.

    "You've got to keep it simple and basic," he said. "You only put in what you need and go from there."

    Turner plans to do as much learning as he does teaching next week.

    "It's an unbelievable experience being around guys like Coach Jeffries and Chan Gailey," he said. "Last year, I just tried to soak on everything I could from Coach Gailey, and they have so many great stories and so much to share."

  • 29 Dec 2014 01:18 | Anonymous

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  • 17 Dec 2014 18:22 | Anonymous

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    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A total of 32 student-athletes at The Citadel have earned spots on the Fall 2014 Academic All-Southern Conference Team, the league office announced Monday.

    Of that select group, football player Eric Goins, a sophomore political science major from Herndon, Va., and cross country runner Dylan Maier, a sophomore business administration major from Greer, S.C., have a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average.

    The Bulldog football team placed 11 athletes on the squad, followed by soccer with seven, volleyball with six and four each for the men's and women's cross country teams.

    To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA entering the fall season, successfully complete at least 24 credit hours over the previous two semesters and compete in at least half of their teams' competitions during the fall.

    The league's 10 institutions had a total of 289 student-athletes on the academic all-conference team.

    Men's Cross Country (Class, Hometown, GPA, Major)
    Michael Darley, So., Charleston, S.C., 3.63, Civil Engineering
    Nicholas Imbarlina, So., Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 3.52, English
    Dylan Maier, So., Greer, S.C., 4.00, Business Administration
    Grant Smith, So., Hendersonville, N.C., 3.58, Business Administration

    Women's Cross Country
    Caillian Colquitt, Jr., Simpsonville, S.C., 3.42, Exercise Science
    Jessica DeWitte, Jr., Macomb, Mich., 3.36, Criminal Justice
    Emily Fields, Sr., Bradford, Ohio, 3.52, Biology
    Nicole Ogilbee, Sr., Loveland, Ohio, 3.62, Exercise Science

    Joe Crochet, So., Stone Mountain, Ga., 3.77, Business Administration
    Eric Goins, So., Herndon, Va., 4.00, Political Science
    Nick Jeffreys, So., Oklahoma City, Okla., 3.60, Civil Engineering
    Austin Jordan, Jr., Columbia, S.C., 3.44, Electrical Engineering
    Craig Miller, Jr., Holly Hill, S.C., 3.71, Electrical Engineering
    Hunter Morris, So., Kannapolis, N.C., 3.37, Criminal Justice
    Isaiah Pinson, R-Fr., Wellford, S.C., 3.64, Psychology
    Carson Smith, Jr., Simpsonville, S.C., 3.89, Electrical Engineering
    Walker Smith, Sr., Denmark, S.C., 3.73, Physical Education
    Will Vanvick, So., Greenville, S.C., 3.83, Business Administration
    Kyle Weaver, R-Fr., Hilton Head, S.C., 3.49, Business Administration

    Women's Soccer
    Flo Amess, Gr., London, England, 3.67, Health, Exercise, Sport Science
    Naomi Carter, So., Waikato, New Zealand, 3.97, Criminal Justice and Psychology
    Montana Hinson, So., Hendersonville, Tenn., 3.31, Criminal Justice
    Lea Raedle, So., Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 3.89, Spanish Education
    Grace Raines, Sr., Snellville, Ga., 3.92, Biochemistry
    Karina Schneider, Sr., Hamburg, Germany, 3.93, Business Administration
    Sara Winch, So., Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 3.56, Health, Exercise, Sport Science

    Ise D'Angelo, Sr., Rockford, Ill., 3.50, Biology
    Samantha Espy, So., Huntsville, Ala., 3.56, Chemistry
    Rachel Keefer, Jr., Fleming Island, Fla., 3.51, Business Administration
    Mallory Moore, Sr., Athens, Ga., 3.62, Business Administration
    Amanda Rudnik, Sr., Columbia, S.C., 3.76, Business Administration
    Dominique Williams, So., Columbia, S.C., 3.52, Chemistry

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