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State House Recognizes National Student-Athlete Day

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — Student-Athletes from intercollegiate athletics departments around the State of South Carolina convened on the South Carolina State House Wednesday to take part in a recognition of National Student-Athlete Day. National Student-Athlete Day was created by the National Consortium of Academics and Sports in 1987 and is celebrated annually on April 6.  National Student-Athlete Day…

Walker Starts Spring With A Home Run Off Braves

By Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Flaherty and former Gamecock standout Christian Walker homered for the Baltimore Orioles in a 4-4, 10-inning tie with the Atlanta Braves in the exhibition opener for both teams Tuesday. Flaherty hit the second pitch from Atlanta starter Williams Perez for a single and scored the first run on Walker’s sacrifice fly. After Flaherty led off…

Vols’ Punter Likely Out For USC Game

By Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Kevin Punter Jr. has a stress fracture in his right foot, which likely will force the Volunteers to continue playing without their top scorer. Volunteers coach Rick Barnes announced the severity of Punter’s injury Monday and described his status as “day to day.” Barnes said he doesn’t expect Punter to play Wednesday at South…

2 Men Again Convicted of Sports Betting Ring Charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two men have again been convicted of being part of a sports betting operation in Columbia. Multiple media outlets reported a federal jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday against Jack Parker and Doug Taylor. The men were convicted in 2013 but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, overturned their original convictions. The appeals…

Congress Prepares Concussion Probe for 2016

(ABC News) — A Congressional committee has announced plans to conduct a “broad review” of concussions in 2016, bringing Congress into the public health debate around football and brain injury. The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Tuesday the review would be conducted by three of his panel’s subcommittees, and would bring together medical, military and sports professionals…