Presbyterian Blue Hose
|Presbyterian Blue Hose|
|Conference||Big South Conference|
|Athletic director||Brian Reese|
|Location||Clinton, South Carolina|
|Football stadium||Bailey Memorial Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Ross E. Templeton
Phys. Ed. Center
|Baseball stadium||PC Baseball Complex|
|Soccer stadium||Martin Stadium
at Edens Field
|Mascot||Scotty the Scotsman|
|Fight song||On P.C.|
|Colors||Blue and Garnet
The Presbyterian College Blue Hose are the athletic teams of Presbyterian College, located in Clinton, South Carolina, United States. The Blue Hose athletic program is a member of the Big South Conference and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The PC Athletic Department fields a total of fifteen varsity teams in seven sports for men and eight for women. The school colors are garnet and blue, and the mascot is Scotty the Scotsman, a medieval Scottish warrior. The team name comes from the socks worn by the football team in the early days of the twentieth century.
In December 2017, Presbyterian announced the addition of men's and women's wrestling programs. The men's program will join the Southern Conference, joining Big South rivals Campbell University and Gardner-Webb University as SoCon affiliates as the Big South does not sponsor wrestling. The women's program will be the first from a Division I school. The teams are expected to start competing in 2019.
Baseball: The PC Baseball Complex was built in the late 1980s.
Basketball: The Furman Pinson Arena in the Ross E. Templeton Center seats approximately 2300 and was opened in 1975.
Campus Golf: PC hosts a state of the art, 8 hole campus golf course located in the parking grounds of Bailey Memorial Stadium. Dubbed "The Links at Jeff E. Redwood" the layout was finalized in 2010 by famed golf course architect, Jeff E. Redwood. The crown jewel of the course is hole #4, commonly known as "Statue Hole". Pin locations vary from tree bases, to statues, and fire hydrants. The course is open to the public and no green fee is required.
Cross country does not compete on campus.
Golf: The Arnold Palmer-designed Musgrove Mill Golf Club is a championship course located at the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Musgrove Mill and is host to Blue Hose home competitions. The golf teams also make use of the courses at Stoney Point Country Club and Lakeside Country Club.
Lacrosse: Old Bailey Stadium, the former home of PC football, opened in 1928. It now houses Blue Hose lacrosse on its Johnson Field. The stadium seats 3,000.
Soccer: Edens Field at Martin Stadium was built in 2000 and seats about 400.
Softball: PC Softball Complex, opened in 1997, has the main softball stadium, 3 practice fields, and batting cages.
Tennis: The Templeton Tennis Courts have 6 courts with bleacher seating located adjacent to the Templeton Center.
Volleyball also competes in the arena at the Templeton Center.
The Blue Hose athletics program also has the Templeton Strength and Conditioning Weight Room and the Kemper D. Lake M.D. Sports Medicine Center with a staff of certified, professional athletic trainers for training and rehabilitation.
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