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Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Gamecocks on upset alert against pesky Pirates

COLUMBIA - East Carolina has won six of their past eight Power Five matchups, including last week's 33-30 victory over North Carolina State. Next up, the Pirates (2-0) take on a Southeastern ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Clemson receivers looking to get on track

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's mission this week: Hang on to passes and eliminate the drops. The usually sure-handed receivers for the fifth-ranked Tigers (2-0) have played like there's grease on their ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

ACC pulls championship over North Carolina bathroom law

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

South Carolina might turn to McIlwain at quarterback

COLUMBIA -South Carolina's quarterback situation remains unsettled after two games.
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

No. 2 Tigers stagger past Trojans

CLEMSON, S.C. - Deshaun Watson threw for three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson avoided a host of mistakes - including an embarrassing early celebration punt-return gaffe by Ray-Ray McCloud that cost ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Clemson returns home to take on Troy

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had a message for Tigers fans worried about the team's too-close-for-comfort victory over Auburn last week: "We won."
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Xfinity, Truck drivers have new goal

After more than a decade of success and format tweaks at the Sprint Cup level, NASCAR has brought its playoffs to its two other series and the race is on to earn spots.
By Pete Iacobelli

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Truex Jr. wins at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Martin Truex Jr. took the lead with 28 laps to go and held off Kevin Harvick on the final restart to win the Southern 500 on Sunday night.
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

New Gamecocks coach isn't looking back

COLUMBIA - Will Muschamp isn't worried about what did or didn't happen at his only other head coaching stop. Everything the new coach does is all about South Carolina
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Tigers 'good enough' for an encore

Clemson has an offense, led by top Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson, that could render any defensive questions - the Tigerslost eight starters from last year - moot.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Gamecocks in no rush to announce starting QB

COLUMBIA - South Car­o­lina coach Will Muschamp is in no hurry to reveal who will be the Gamecocks starting quarterback.
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Watson sets sights on another big year

CLEMSON, S.C. - Deshaun Watson doesn't need much more than his tight circle of family, friends and teammates when prepping for the season, even one where the Clemson quarterback could very well be ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

Kevin Harvick weathers the storm to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick wasn't worried about his poor qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. In fact, starting 24th gave him exactly what he wanted to win at Bristol Motor Speedway. "It kind ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Edwards wins another pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Carl Edwards is looking for Sprint Cup gold and there are few more successful spots him this season than Bristol Motor Speedway.
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

'Grocery store kicker' now a key piece for Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's Greg Huegel rose from fill-in, "grocery store kicker" to leading the nation in field goals during the Tigers run to the College Football Playoff. Now, he's working to ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Gamecocks uncertain at quarterback

Long gone are the days when South Carolina could count on a Connor Shaw or Dylan Thompson to win the position and hold onto it for a year or more.
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Close call fuels sense of urgency for Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson returned to work this week, eager to finish on a lot more upbeat note than it did last year.
By Pete Iacobelli

Patrick wishes she could deliver more high finishes for her fans

Danica Patrick expressed frustration this week at her inability so far to become a consistent top-15 finisher.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Woodard returns to coach at Winthrop

Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard wanted a new start in college coaching. Winthrop, with her old friend Kevin Cook, seemed like a perfect place.
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tharp takes charge at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kerry Tharp was little more than a NASCAR fan when he joined the series 11 years ago as a media spokesman. Now, he is leading one of its most iconic tracks.
By Pete Iacobelli
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