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Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

Columbia native Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. Read more »

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Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says having one of college football's top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times. Read More »

Florida State tops preseason Amway coaches' poll

Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll. Read More »

Gamecocks Ranked 9th by Coaches

The University of South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released by USA Today. Read More »

Martin, Johnson & Thornwell Begin Preparations For Four Nations Cup

South Carolina head men's basketball coach Frank Martin, along with senior guard Tyrone Johnson and sophomore guard Sindarius Thornwell, have joined fellow team and coaching staff members for the USA East Coast Basketball Team at a training camp in New York City this week in advance of the team's participation in the 2014 Four Nations Cup in Estonia, Aug. 4-7. The squad will travel to Europe to compete against foreign national teams consisting of NBA players and Euro-League all stars. Read More »

Green, Lammons cleared to join Gamecocks

Two members of South Carolina's 2014 signing class were approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse Wednesday. Four-star cornerback signees Chris Lammons and Wesley Green will begin practicing with the team on Friday when the Gamecocks open fall practice. Read More »

QB questions abound in SEC with big stars gone

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps. Read More »

Auburn-Clemson to meet in 2016, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017. Read More »

South Carolina sees increase in season tickets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has increased its reserve seating for women's basketball games to accommodate the rise in season-ticket requests for next season. Read More »

USC Basketball Adds Reserved Season Ticket

The South Carolina Ticket Office announces today changes to season ticket options for women’s basketball, including increasing reserved seat options to five sections. Read More »

Downey Leads Team To SC Pro Am Title

Devan Downey has what Dabo Swinney wants -- bragging rights in the state of South Carolina for the next year. Tuesday night the former Gamecock star led his team to a win in the championship game of the SC pro am summer league. Downey took over in midway through the 2nd half and helped his team win 113-100. The 4th leading scorer in USC hoops history scored 26 points in the game. Read More »

Quick Start To Season For SC State & Benedict

With a month before the kickoff to the season-opener Palmetto Capital City Classic between Benedict College and South Carolina State University, both head coaches are starting to get serious. At Tuesday's press conference to officially announce the game and the week-long list of activities leading up to the contest, South Carolina State head coach Buddy Pugh, normally one to deliver plenty of jokes and barbs, was slightly more subdued than usual. And Benedict College head coach James Woody was his usual in-season focus and determination mode. Read More »

Wharton Says Goodbye To Panthers

Panthers offensive lineman Travelle Wharton officially announced his retirement at a press conference at Wofford College, about 30 minutes from where he grew up and started playing the game. Read More »

USC Football Sets Practice Schedule

The South Carolina Gamecock football team will open fall camp on Friday, August 1. The first week of practices, which are open to the public, will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bluff Road practice fields, across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium. Read More »

Martin Wraps Up 8K In 8 Days Campaign

Gamecock head men's basketball coach Frank Martin attended Academy Sports + Outdoors' Back-To-School Donation Event on Tuesday morning at the newest Academy location in the midlands, near the Harbison shopping district. The event was the final community outreach event of the "8K In 8 Days Campaign" for Gamecock men's basketball. Read More »

Clemson Releases Non-ACC Hoops Schedule

Eight home games and a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam highlight Clemson’s non-conference schedule, announced today. Read More »

Ex-Virginia swim coach now Gamecocks assistant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina assistant Mark Bernardino is glad to be back in the pool coaching, even if it isn't what the one-time Atlantic Coast Conference championship leader expected at this point in his career. Read More »

Downey Takes Team To Pro Am Finals

Devan Downey led his summer league team to the SC Pro Am league championship game with a win in the semifinals against a team led by incoming USC freshman point guard Marcus Stroman. The much taller Stroman contained one of the most explosive players in Gamecock basketball history pretty well. Downey scored 21 points in the game. Stroman had 19. Click to watch highlights of Downey and Stroman's semifinal game from the Monday ABC Columbia News at 11. Read More »

Blowfish Officially Moving To Lexington

Shanahan & Company Sports Management LLC, parent company of the Blowfish, announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission to market and manage a new collegiate baseball stadium in Lexington County. Read More »

Swinney Gets ESPN Spotlight Tuesday

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney will travel to Bristol, Conn., Tuesday to participate in the annual ACC Coaches “Car Wash” at ESPN Headquarters. Read More »

Staley And Wilson Open Team USA Camp

South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley and incoming freshman A’ja Wilson began their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship as the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team began training camp on Sat., July 26, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Staley is the team’s head coach, while Wilson headlines a trio of USA Basketball gold medalists on the team, which is on a mission to secure a seventh-consecutive gold medal at the event. Read More »

McCray Inducted Into Knoxville Hall

South Carolina women’s basketball assistant coach Nikki McCray added another hall of fame induction to her accolades as the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame welcomed her as part of its Class of 2014 Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. She was honored for her outstanding career as a Tennessee Lady Vol as well as her professional and international highlights. Read More »

Former Panthers lineman Travelle Wharton to retire

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Former Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Travelle Wharton is retiring after 10 NFL seasons. Read More »

USC QB Thompson gets engaged

South Carolina starting quarterback Dylan Thompson got engaged Saturday night to his girlfriend Melanie Helm. Read More »

Gamecocks start NFL training camps

An update on several Gamecocks who started NFL training camp this weekend. Read More »

Top pick Clowney on field as Houston opens camp

HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney was on the field with the Houston Texans as they opened camp on Saturday. Read More »

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