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Time Warner Does Not Have Coastal's Opener on TV - Yet
CONWAY - It appears Time Warner Cable subscribers will not be able to watch the Coastal Carolina-Penn State game in their own living rooms.
Time Warner spokeswoman Melissa Buscher said the cable provider is still in negotiations with Fox to add the Big Ten Network to its cable package. Fox has a partnership with the the Big Ten’s television network.
“We have no plans to carry the Aug. 30 game,” Buscher said.
Myrtle Beach’s other cable service, HTC, announced this week that it will carry Coastal’s game at State College, Pa.
Time Warner and the Big Ten Network have been unable to reach an agreement since the network launched before last football season.
Fortson ineligible, Fordham in question
CCU receiver Sean Fortson is ineligible to compete this fall because of academic issues. Coastal coach David Bennett said Fortson plans on paying his own way in school this year and will attempt to rejoin the team next fall.
Jamie Fordham has also been out to address academic issues. Fordham has had a waiver filed on his behalf and will have to wait three to four weeks for a ruling, according to Bennett.
Fortson was expected to compete at wide receiver after playing quarterback last season. Fordham figured to be in the mix at running back after rushing for 5.4 yards per carry and 444 yards last season, which were the second-most rushing yards on the team after Mike Tolbert.
Coastal Carolina was hoping to land former USC linebacker Damien Wright, but Wright was not able to gain admission into the Coastal business graduate program.
Wright graduated from South Carolina in three years and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. He was attempting to transfer to Coastal and took his entrance exams last week. Bennett said Wright had a 2.99 GPA at South Carolina.
As the quarterbacks turn
Jamie Childers has been held out of practice since Monday because of recurring headaches.
Doctors believe the headaches are a result of a loss of spinal fluid from a spinal tap Childers needed earlier this month to determine the severity of his viral meningitis.
Childers is scheduled to undergo an epidural blood patch, which should alleviate the issue. In the procedure a small amount of blood is drawn and injected into the epidural space.
On the field Thursday, Zach MacDowall remained the No. 1 quarterback ahead of Will Richardson.
Thursday marked the first practice in which Coastal could work out walk-on players. Coastal had 90 players in camp and will add another 35 walk-on players. Eighty walk-ons showed up to practice Thursday.
Time Warner does not have CCU opener, yet
By Travis Sawchik, The Myrtle beach Sun