The Carolina Panthers training camp home is Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., where the team has prepared for the upcoming season each summer since its inaugural campaign in 1995. The Panthers are hosted in the college's 60,000-square-foot Richardson Physical Activities Building, which includes a weight room, locker room and training facilities in addition to coaches' offices and meeting rooms. The team also uses the Joe E. Taylor Athletic Center, featuring a 7,000-square-foot weight room and offices for athletics department staff.
The Richardson Building provides Wofford students with a fitness center, aerobics studio and racquetball courts. The building complements Gibbs Stadium - the Terriers' 13,000-seat facility that also hosts the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
The college community enjoys 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams made up of student-athletes with some of the highest graduation rates in the country. A member of the Southern Conference, Wofford athletics regularly place the college on the national stage.
Among its alumni, the athletics program counts Carolina Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson (1959) - who played two seasons in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts; Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison (1975); former Air Force head football coach Fisher DeBerry (1960); and Wendy Nix (1996) - a two-year golf team captain and now reporter, commentator and anchor for ESPN. Other well-known Wofford alumni include Craig Melvin (2001) - reporter and anchor for MSNBC, NBC News and the Today Show; George Dean Johnson, Jr. (1964) - founder and chairman of Johnson Development Associates Inc. and founder and former chief executive officer and director of Extended Stay America Inc.; and Costa M. Pleicones (1965) - a South Carolina Supreme Court justice who will serve as chief justice of the court until the end of 2016.
Wofford, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college that offers a distinctive program with 25 major fields to a student body of 1,650 undergraduates. It is nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates.
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