Stories by Pete Iacobelli

Friday, April 17, 2015

Merritt upstages Spieth at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped Masters Tournament champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spieth has rough day in return to tour

Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown in the opening round of the RBC Heritage on Thursday, shooting 3-over-par 74 at Harbour Town to end his run of 16 consecutive rounds under par.
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spieth makes quick return from Masters victory

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Masters Tournament champion Jordan Spieth is back to work today at the RBC Heritage Classic after two days celebrating his victory.
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Top two seeds out of Family Circle Cup

CHARLESTON, S.C. - American Lauren Davis beat top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-1 at the Family Circle Cup on Wednesday a short time after No. 2 seed Ekaterina Makarova withdrew with a stomach ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spurrier says Gamecocks' QB battle is 'not encouraging'

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has had few issues at the quarterback position the past few seasons with the Gamecocks. His reputation for having little patience with those in the ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, April 2, 2015

South Carolina's Mitchell was a fan of her coach long ago

South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell' has shown she's every bit as skilled as Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley, who was her idol growing up.
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cann, Davis draw attention at South Carolina's pro day

COLUMBIA - All-Southeastern Conference guard A.J. Cann and 1,000-yard tailback Mike Davis were the main attractions during South Carolina's pro day, a much more low-key affair than the past couple ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gamecock women are ready for next step

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her team is ready to finally push past the Sweet 16 and go deeper in the NCAA Tournament.
By Pete Iacobelli

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Top-seeded Gamecocks advance to Sweet 16

COLUMBIA - Tiffany Mitchell and Alaina Coates each scored 14 points and top-seeded South Carolina built a big first-half lead and cruised to its third Sweet 16 in four years with a 97-68 NCAA ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gamecock women expect another test

COLUMBIA - Dawn Staley got the first real confirmation of her team's toughness against Syracuse four months ago. South Carolina's coach hopes to see that affirmed in Sunday's NCAA Tournament ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, March 20, 2015

Gamecock women cruise in tournament opener

COLUMBIA - A'ja Wilson scored 15 points and Alaina Coates and Aleighsa Welch had 12 points each as top-seeded South Carolina defeated Savannah State 81-48 on Friday night to win its first NCAA ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fans are turning out for top-seeded South Carolina women

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina women's basketball program has ended Tennessee's stranglehold on the sport and reigns supreme over Connecticut.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gamecocks focus on defense

COLUMBIA - South Carolina got started on spring workouts Tuesday, looking to shore up a defense that fell terribly short of expectations a year ago.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

South Carolina seeking winning season as SEC Tournament begins

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Frank Martin says his team is in a good place after finishing the season strong, and the coach believes the Gamecocks can keep the momentum going in the Southeastern ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Beasley puts on show at Clemson's pro day

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson All-American defensive end Vic Beasley put on another stellar show for NFL personnel.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, March 2, 2015

Junior strong as Clemson takes series against South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Brody Koerner pitched a complete-game shutout, Chris Okey had two RBI and Clemson won its first regular-season series over rival South Carolina in five years with a 7-0 victory on Monday.
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Tigers 'confident' heading into rivalry series

COLUMBIA - Clemson coach Jack Leggett is treating his latest series with South Carolina just like any other. The Tigers, though, understand the time is now to turn around a rivalry series the ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

South Carolina women finally get the best of Tennessee at home

COLUMBIA - Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds left and No. 2 South Carolina outlasted No. 6 Tennessee.
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Gamecocks fall to Aggies

COLUMBIA - Danuel House tied his career high with 25 points off seven 3-pointers to lead Texas A&M a step closer to the NCAA Tournament with a 62-52 victory at South Carolina on Saturday.
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Tigers' Watson says recovery is going well

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said he's on track for a full recovery from knee ligament surgery, although he wishes he were healthy now.
By Pete Iacobelli
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