Charleston Southern Buccaneers

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Charleston Southern Buccaneers
University Charleston Southern
Conference Big South Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Hank Small
Location North Charleston, SC
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Buccaneer Field
Basketball arena CSU Field House/North Charleston Coliseum
Baseball stadium Buccaneer Ballpark
Mascot Bucky the Buccaneer
Nickname Buccaneers (Bucs)
     Navy       Vegas Gold

Charleston Southern Buccaneers are the athletic teams that represent Charleston Southern University. They participate in Division I of the NCAA as a member of the Big South Conference. Charleston Southern (CSU) fields varsity teams in 16 sports, 7 for Men and 9 for Women. The football team competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly I-AA.

Sports teams[edit]

CSU competes in the NCAA in the following sports:[1]

Men's Sports

Women's Sports

In 2008, CSU closed its highly successful men's tennis program to reallocate funds to other sports.[2] CSU formerly fielded a men's soccer team.

Athletic facilities[edit]

  • Buccaneer Field - home of the Football and Women's Soccer teams. It opened in 1970 and has a capacity of 4,000 spectators.
  • CSU Field House - home of the Men's and Women's Basketball teams. It has a capacity of 881 spectators. It is the smallest arena in Division I basketball. For home games involving major conference teams or local opponents such as The Citadel or the College of Charleston, the team will play home games in the North Charleston Coliseum.
  • Buccaneer Ballpark - home of the Baseball program. It has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.


Charleston Southern - Coastal Carolina Rivalry[edit]

These two schools first met on the football field in 2003 and it has been a rivalry since Charleston Southern defeated Coastal Carolina 34-27 in 2005 to win a share of the Big South Championship that Coastal had already clinched. CSU got the first shutout of the series with their 24-0 win in 2008.Since 2010 Charleston Southern has a three game losing streak to Coastal Carolina with Coastal winning the Big South Championship and winning the automatic berth into the NCAA Playoffs after a 41-20 loss in 2012.

Coastal Carolina leads the series 8-4.

  • 2014 - CSU @ Coastals - L, 43-22
  • 2013 - Coastal @ CSU - W, 31-26
  • 2012 - CSU @ Coastal - L, 41-20
  • 2011 - Coastal @ CSU - L, 45-38
  • 2010 - CSU @ Coastal - L, 70-3[3]
  • 2009 - Coastal @ CSU - W, 30-23
  • 2008 - CSU @ Coastal - W, 24-0
  • 2007 - Coastal @ CSU - L, 41-2
  • 2006 - CSU @ Coastal - L, 31-17
  • 2005 - Coastal @ CSU - W, 34-27 (2 OT)
  • 2004 - CSU @ Coastal - L, 56-28
  • 2003 - Coastal @ CSU - L, 48-14 (First Meeting)

Charleston Southern vs FBS Schools[edit]

Year FBS Opponent Result Opponent's Conference Opponent's Head Coach Charleston Southern's Head Coach
2015 Alabama Crimson Tide TBD SEC Nick Saban Jamey Chadwell
2014 Georgia Bulldogs TBD SEC Mark Richt Jamey Chadwell
2014 Vanderbilt Commodores TBD SEC Derek Mason Jamey Chadwell
2013 Colorado Buffaloes L, 43-10 Pac-12 Mike MacIntyre Jamey Chadwell
2012 Illinois Fighting Illini L, 44-0 Big Ten Tim Beckman Jay Mills
2011 UCF Knights L, 62-0 C-USA George O'Leary Jay Mills
2011 Florida State Seminoles L, 62-10 ACC Jimbo Fisher Jay Mills
2010 Kentucky Wildcats L, 49-21 SEC Joker Phillips Jay Mills
2010 Hawaii Warriors L, 66-7 WAC Greg McMackin Jay Mills
2009 South Florida Bulls L, 59-0 Big East Jim Leavitt Jay Mills
2009 Florida Gators L, 62-3 SEC Urban Meyer Jay Mills
2008 Miami Redhawks L, 38-27 MAC Don Treadwell Jay Mills
2008 Miami Hurricanes L, 52-7 ACC Randy Shannon Jay Mills
2007 Hawaii Warriors L, 66-10 WAC June Jones Jay Mills
2003 South Florida Bulls L, 55-7 Big East Jim Leavitt Jay Mills
2002 South Florida Bulls L, 56-6 Big East Jim Leavitt David Dowd
Charleston Southern 0 - FBS Schools 13

Men's basketball[edit]


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