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NCAA Championships Await Gamecocks in Birmingham

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- The indoor track and field season will come to a close this weekend, with South Carolina competing at the NCAA national championships in Birmingham, Ala. from March 11-12. Five Gamecocks will vie for a national…

Staley Following Father's Footsteps To USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- From Airport High School, to a standout college career at USC, to an All-Pro decade+ run in the NFL where he currently coaches as an assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles,…

Clemson DB Baker Out With Torn ACL

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson defensive back Adrian Baker is out for rest of spring after tearing an ACL during practice last week. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Baker injured the ligament last Saturday. Baker was expected to provide critical…

Gamecocks Edge Furman 5-4

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- John Jones and Alex Destino each homered and 16th-ranked South Carolina scored five runs in the first three innings on the way to a 5-4 win over Furman on Wednesday night at Founders Park. The…

Clemson Collapses, Georgia Tech Tops Tigers In OT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CAC) -- Clemson saw an 18-point lead in the second half slip away and ultimately fell in overtime to Georgia Tech on Wednesday in the ACC Tournament. The loss dropped the Tigers to 17-14 on the season. The…

Tigers Walk Off With 4-3 Win Over Winthrop

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Seth Beer’s two-run double in the ninth inning tied the score, then Robert Jolly hit a walkoff single to score pinch-runner Jordan Greene for the winning run in No. 20 Clemson’s 4-3 victory over Winthrop at Doug…

Starke 1 Of 10 Up For Nelson Award

NORMAN, OK (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina Men’s Golf senior Will Starke was named to the nominee list for the 2016 Byron Nelson Award, it was announced today. Starke is one of 10 players eligible for the award, given annually…

NeSmith Named SEC Golfer Of The Week

BIRMINGHAM, AL (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina Men’s Golf senior Matt NeSmith was named Southeastern Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday evening. It’s the first SEC weekly honor of the season for NeSmith and the second…

Tigers Tip Off ACC Tourney Against Ga. Tech

CLEMSON (17-13, 10-8 ACC) vs. GEORGIA TECH (18-13, 8-10 ACC) Date: Wednesday, March 9 Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET Arena: Verizon Center (20,356) Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color) TV: ACC Network (Tim Brando-pbp; Dan Bonner-color); ESPN2 (Dan Shulman-pbp; Jay Bilas-color) • Clemson meets Georgia Tech…

USC Bounces Back, Beats Wofford 7-1

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- All nine Gamecock starters tallied at least one hit and four Gamecock pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts as 16th-ranked South Carolina defeated Wofford 7-1 to snap a two-game losing streak on Tuesday night at Founders…

Tigers Win In Oregon, Largest Margin Of Victory In 14 Years

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Larry Penley captured his 66th collegiate tournament as Clemson head coach on Tuesday when the Tigers won the Bandon Dunes Championship in Bandon, Oregon.  Clemson finished with a two-over-par score of 854 for the 54 holes.…

Nesmith, Gamecocks Win Palmetto Intercollegiate

AIKEN, S.C. (USC SID) -- The University of South Carolina Men’s Golf team dominated from start to finish at the 2016 Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, winning the tournament on Tuesday with a final score of 821 (-19). Gamecock senior Matt NeSmith also…

Carrera Makes All-SEC First Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- After finishing in a tie for third place in the final SEC standings, three Gamecocks picked up postseason honors from the league’s coaches. Senior forward Michael Carrera was named to the All-SEC First Team, junior…

Ft. Bragg To Host Braves-Marlins July 3rd

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on the U.S. military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on July 3 in a 12,500-capacity ballpark to be built with funding by Major League Baseball and the…

Jeffery Signs $14.6 Million Franchise Deal

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has signed his one-year, $14.6 million franchise tender offer. The announcement Tuesday was more of a procedural development after the team placed the franchise tag on him last week. The…

Report: Martin Offered Contract Extension

Frank Martin is poised to cash in on one of the best regular seasons in Gamecock basketball history. According to a report in The State Newspaper, USC athletics director Ray Tanner met with Martin Monday and offered the coach, who…

Hill Gets The Start Against Wofford

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina (10-2) begins a five-game homestand Tuesday night hosting Wofford (10-3). First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Founders Park. The game will be broadcast live on SEC Network Plus and is available…

Gamecocks Take 14-Shot Lead In Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. (USC SID) -- Paced by a near-record performance in their afternoon round, the University of South Carolina Men’s Golf team holds a commanding lead at the 2016 Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate through 36 holes of play. The Gamecocks,…

Clemson Has 18-Shot Lead In Oregon

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Graduate student Stephen Behr fired a season best 66 and Austin Langdale added a 68 to lead eighth-ranked Clemson to a season best 274 team score and an 18-shot lead entering the final round of the Bandon…

Two USC Divers Headed To NCAA Championships

ATLANTA (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina divers Julia Vincent and Jordan Gotro punched their tickets to the NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships on Monday as they earned qualification spots with strong performances on the opening day of the NCAA Zone…

Blossomgame Makes Coaches All-ACC First Team

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- For a second straight day, junior forward Jaron Blossomgame and senior center Landry Nnoko were honored for their play this men’s basketball season. On Monday, Blossomgame was named first-team All-ACC and Nnoko was named to the…

Clemson Back In Baseball Rankings

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- The Tigers entered the top 25 of the Collegiate Baseball poll at No. 20 on Monday after winning three of four games last week, including two victories in three games against No. 18 South Carolina over the…

Watson A Semifinalist For Sullivan Award

ORLANDO, FL (CAC) -- College Football’s most exciting quarterback is eyeing yet another prestigious award after his stellar 2015-16 campaign. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of four college football players among the top 16 semifinalists vying for the prestigious…

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