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Despite Calipari Ejection, Kentucky Stomps USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A sellout crowd made for an exciting atmosphere Saturday as the No. 20 South Carolina Gamecocks (21-4, 8-4 SEC) hosted No. 22/21 Kentucky (19-6, 9-3). The Wildcats built up a big lead late in the first half and…

USC Softball Gets Opening Day Split

TAMPA, Fla. (USC SID) -- The South Carolina Gamecocks (1-1) closed out the opening day of the 2016 softball season with a 7-1 win at USF after falling 15-3 (5) to No. 2/2 Michigan in the first game of the…

Friday High School Hoops Scoreboard

Friday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Bethesda Academy 83, Greenville Hurricanes (HomeSchool) 57 Blythewood 65, Ridge View 50 Calhoun Academy 44, Orangeburg Prep 43 Carolina Forest 37, Conway 35 Cheraw 92, Chesterfield 48 Dutch Fork 61, Lugoff-Elgin 54…

First Place SEC Showdown: USC Welcomes Wildcats

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina looks to remain atop the SEC standings on Saturday when Kentucky visits Colonial Life Arena for a Noon matchup. Both the Gamecocks and Wildcats hold 8-3 records in league play and both squads…

Tigers Take On Georgia Tech

CLEMSON (14-10, 7-5 ACC) vs. GEORGIA TECH (13-11, 3-8 ACC) Date: Saturday, February 13 Tipoff: 2 p.m. ET Arena: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,987) Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color) TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Mike Gminski-color) • Clemson plays its…

Four Gamecocks Get Invite To NFL Combine

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Four former University of South Carolina football players have been invited to participate in the 2016 NFL Combine. The combine will take place from February 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and will feature…

Gamecock Trio On Naismith Watch List

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) --South Carolina is one of two programs with three entries on the 2016 Naismith Trophy Midseason Watch List as Alaina Coates, Tiffany Mitchell and A’ja Wilson are on the 34-player list. It is the second-straight season…

McDaniel Presents Alma Mater With Super Bowl Ball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Former Seattle Seahawk Tony McDaniel presented his alma mater W.J. Keenan High School a gold commemorative Super Bowl 50 football Thursday night.  McDaniel, a Hartsville native who played his college football at Tennessee, played his junior…

Dawn Staley Florida Postgame Comments

Click to watch USC coach Dawn Staley's postgame comments after the Gamecocks' 86-71 win against Florida Thursday night at the Colonial Life Arena.

Gamecocks Bounce Back With 86-71 Win Over Gators

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had her 13th double-double this season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory…

Eight Tigers Headed To NFL Combine

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Eight members of Clemson’s No. 2 ranked 2015 football team have been invited to the 2016 NFL Combine.  The four-day event will be held in Indianapolis, Ind.  Feb.  26-29.   The Clemson players invited include MacKensie…

Lexington To Host Big South Baseball Tournament

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Big South Conference baseball tournament is coming to Lexington's new ballpark. The league and the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission announced Thursday a three-year deal to hold the yearly event for the next three…

USC Women Try To Bounce Back Against Gators

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- The SEC’s top two offenses square off on Thursday night as No. 2/2 South Carolina hosts No. 16/19 Florida at 7 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks (22-1, 10-0 SEC) are looking for their…

Frank Martin Calls Out Poll Voters After LSU Game

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After Carolina's 94-83 win over LSU Wednesday night, Frank Martin was blunt with his opening comments. "That's a high-level game," Martin said. "This is the part that frustrates me: You have two teams that are that good,…

Frank Martin Postgame Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Click the video to watch Frank Martin's postgame comments after Carolina's 94-83 win over LSU on Wednesday.

USC Tops LSU 94-83, Earns Top Spot In SEC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points, and Michael Carrera had 14 of his 16 points in the second half as South Carolina gained a share of first place in the Southeastern Conference, holding off Ben Simmons and…

Shaq Davidson Leaves USC Football

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Wide receiver Shaq Davidson came to Carolina football as a four-star prospect after winning a state championship at Gaffney and being named a high school All-American.  Wednesday he left USC football without ever playing an official…

Three Tigers Named Academic All-ACC

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Ben Boulware, Eric Mac Lain and Christian Wilkins were all named to the Academic All-ACC football team on Wednesday.  The squad was  announced by the ACC Commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible for consideration for the team,…

NeSmith Makes Ben Hogan Award Watch List

FORT WORTH, TX (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina Men's Golf senior Matt NeSmith has been named to the 2016 Ben Hogan Award Watch List, it was announced today. NeSmith is one of 25 candidates for the most prestigious award in…

Lawsuit Alleges Hostile Sexual Environment At Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes. The federal…

LSU Visits USC In SEC First-Place Showdown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina opens up a two-game homestand when it hosts LSU on Wednesday in the lone regular-season meeting between the two schools in 2016. The Tigers currently lead the SEC with an 8-2 record, but…

NASCAR Creates Charter System

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has agreed on a franchise-like system with its team owners, one in which owning a team will now provide actual value. The new system creates 36 ``charters'' that guarantee revenue and a starting position in…

Newton Admits To Being A Sore Loser

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he's ``sore loser,'' but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the…

USC Baseball Scrimmage Set For Thursday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Scrimmages continue at Founders Park this week for South Carolina baseball. Thursday's scrimmage is slated for 3:45 p.m. with Friday's scrimmage at 4 p.m. and Saturday's tilt at 1 p.m. All three scrimmages are free…

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