Rams Challenge Gamecocks in Historic Exhibition Game

Elijah Spaulding of the CIU Rams weaves his way through Gamecock traffic.
November 05, 2019

It’s a first. The Columbia International University Rams men’s basketball team traveled across town to Colonial Life Arena to take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Despite only being a few miles from each other, it was the first meeting between the two schools. 

And while CIU’s entire athletics program is only seven years old, the Rams held their own against the much larger established school. Read more about the game on the CIU Athletics website. Check out this video by Ben Rutkowski capturing the excitment. 

The matchup brought a great deal of media attention to CIU’s intercollegiate athletic program.

Read about it in this article by Andrew Ramspacher in The State newspaper of Columbia. Also, Men's Basketball Coach Tony Stockman appeared on the Sports Spectrum Podcast to share his Christian testimony and discuss how his faith integrates with coaching. 

What’s your sport? Discover more at rams.com including CIU’s first baseball program ready to begin play this spring.

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