North and South Carolina Shrine Bowl Coaches gathered in Fort Mill, South Carolina at the Shrine Bowl Headquarters on Thursday, October 6th , for the arduous task of selecting 88 players from the more than 400 name submissions from the two Carolinas.
Ron Long, Athletic Director of the Shrine Bowl said, “Tar Heel Head Coach Mark Barnes of Crest High School in Shelby and South Carolina Head Coach Chuck Jordan of Conway High School in Conway, along with their respective coaching staffs selected 44 players each, in what they termed would well represent their respective states. This final selection process culminates nearly a year of extraordinary work that these coaching staffs’ dedicate to the selection process in addition to their regular jobs.”
Once the final list was submitted to Shrine Bowl Officials, the Shrine Bowl designees notified each player’s Head Coach informing him of his player’s selection. The coach in turn informed the player(s).
Earlier today, Billy Benfield, Chairman of The Shrine Bowl Board Of Governors and Connie Altman, General Game Chairman announced that GoUpstate.com will again present an Internet Webcast that will include the Shrine Bowl Player Selection Rosters for 2011. The Webcast is slated to begin at 1PM on Thursday, October 13th 2011.
To access the video, members of the press may watch the official release that includes, interviews with Tar Heel Head Coach Mark Barnes and Sandlapper Head Coach Chuck Jordan, including quotes useable for stories, and the 2011 roster of players for both teams. To gain access simply click on to http://www.shrine-bowl.com at 1PM Thursday, October 13th, 2011. You will be re-directed to the GoUpstate.com Link.
GoUpstate.com is the Web site of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, a member of the New York Times Regional Media Group. Launched in 1999, GoUpstate.com delivers more than 40 million pages annually to users seeking the latest news from Spartanburg and Upstate South Carolina. Honored in 2006 by the South Carolina Press Association as the top newspaper Web site in South Carolina, GoUpstate.com features a wide range of text and multimedia content. The site is best known for its sports coverage, with its statewide high school football site, PalmettoFootballTalk.com, and its recruiting site, PalmettoSports.com.
This years game, the 75th Annual, will again be played at beautiful Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 PM EST. General admission Tickets will be available at all BI-LO Stores in North and South Carolina. You may also buy tickets from the Shrine Bowl Office in advance for $15.00 general admission. Game day, at the Gate Price is $20.00 general admission. Stop in your local BI-LO Store or call for your Shrine Bowl tickets at 1-800-648-2695, or go online at www.shrine-bowl.com.