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2023 Fireflies Field Staff Announced

The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the Kansas City Royals, today announced their 2023 Field Staff. Tony Peña Jr. will return to the soda city for his second season as the Fireflies’ Manager and he will be joined by 2022 pitching coach John Habyan.

Boston, Cooke lead No. 1 South Carolina in rout of Kentucky

Aliyah Boston had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Zia Cooke scored 10 of her 20 points during a 16-0 second-quarter rally and top-ranked South Carolina pulled away in the fourth quarter to rout Kentucky 95-66 on Thursday night.

Fan ejected for sign urging Calipari, ‘Please go to Texas’

A spectator was escorted from Rupp Arena during the first half of Kentucky’s loss to South Carolina on Tuesday night after holding up a sign that said “Please go to Texas,” referring to speculation about Wildcats coach John Calipari being a candidate to coach the Longhorns.

Boston, Cooke on USBWA Player of the Year Watch list

Reigning National Champion South Carolina seniors Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke are among the 21 players named to the midseason watch list of the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Player of the Year Award.

Johnson Leads Gamecocks to First Win at Rupp Since 2009

Meechie Johnson hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points to lead South Carolina over Kentucky 71-68, winning at Rupp Arena for the first time in 14 years and giving coach Lamont Paris his first SEC victory.

Clemson claims top spot in ACC with 75-74 win over Pitt

Chase Hunter scored 17 points, Hunter Tyson and PJ Hall added double-doubles and Clemson rallied late to beat Pittsburgh 75-74 on Saturday in a showdown for the top spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Lonnie Teasley Named Offensive Line Coach

University of South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer has announced that Lonnie Teasley will assume the role as the Gamecocks’ offensive line coach on a full-time basis, replacing Greg Adkins as one of the Gamecocks’ 10 on-field coaches.

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