[image-1]College of Charleston faces Davidson in Southern Conference title game
After defeating Elon Sunday night, the College of Charleston faces Davidson College in CofC’s last Southern Conference tournament. Coincidentally, the last time the College won the SoCon, in 1999, it was the school’s first year in the conference.
Sources: Post and Courier, Charlotte Observer
Related: Charleston Southern looks forward to NIT after dropping in Big South title game (P&C)

Clemson researcher delves into zombie trends
Analysis by a Clemson professor shows that zombie-themed trends in pop culture and media mirror trends in cultural dissatisfaction and economic upheaval.
Sources: The State/AP, WYFF-TV

Outgoing Blackbaud CEO looks back on time at growing company
Marc Chardon will leave Daniel Island-based Blackbaud by the end of the year after eight years as the company’s CEO.
Sources: Post and Courier

New book by Vincent Sheheen lays out policy positions
A new book by state Sen. Vincent Sheheen lays out the policy priorities of the former Democratic candidate for governor who is expected by many to challenge Gov. Nikki Haley again in 2014.
Sources: The State

GE’s Immelt in Charleston for conference Wednesday
On Wednesday, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt will deliver the keynote address at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook Conference.
Sources: Post and Courier

First female Citadel graduate Nancy Mace pens pro-Rand Paul op-ed
Over the weekend, The Hill ran an op-ed by the Nancy Mace, the Citadel’s first female graduate, in support of U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster last week where he protested the administration’s policy on the use of unmanned drone aircraft. One reporter noted that Mace, who is well connected in conservative S.C. political circles, could be considered as a potential challenger to Lindsey Graham in 2014.
Sources: The Hill
Related: Graham may not be as vulnerable as some think (Patch Opinion)

College of Charleston will host SC-1 candidates at forum tonight
With a little more than a week before the primary, 10 Republican candidates in the 1st District will take the stage at Sottile Theatre tonight for a forum as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit” lecture series.
Sources: ABC News 4,
Related: Moffly takes on establishment opponents in new radio ad (Patch)
Few SC-1 voters seeking IDs for primaries (P&C)

Major university athletic directors make more than $500,000
University athletic directors, including former USC AD Eric Hyman, work under lucrative contracts to operate their schools’ money-making athletic programs.
USA Today