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Swinney named head coach at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson is sticking with Dabo Swinney, giving the Tigers' interim coach a five-year contract Monday to replace former boss Tommy Bowden.

12/01/08 - 11:43am

Columbia County passes 500 deer-vehicle crashes this year

Columbia County has set a new annual record of deer-vehicle collisions, officials said today. "With an entire month left in the year, we have already had 501 vehicle/deer collisions in Columbia County," Emergency Director Pam Tucker said in a statement. " This is 135 more deer strik...

12/01/08 - 10:10am

Sarah Palin tells Augusta crowd to get out and vote for Chambliss

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged an Augusta crowd to vote Tuesday to re-elect U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. "All of this depends on you tomorrow. Georgia," she told several thousand gathered this morning at the James Brown Areana. "The stakes are so high. America is depending on you." ...

12/01/08 - 9:16am

Report: Clemson to name Swinney full-time coach

According to a report on ESPN.com, Clemson removed the interim tag from coach Dabo Swinney in a meeting on Sunday and could announce it as soon as Monday afternoon in a news conference....

12/01/08 - 1:19am

One coach fired, another leaves South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - John Hunt has been fired as offensive line coach at South Carolina, while quarterbacks coach David Reaves has resigned. The school announced the moves Sunday night. Hunt has been on the South Carolina staff for the past four seasons, and worked for head coach Steve Spurrier since 1...

11/30/08 - 11:33pm

Checkers owner might help Lynx

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Augusta Lynx ownership hasn’t locked down a new investor or group of investors to save the team, but Charlotte Checkers owner Michael Kahn might be one of the potential investors inquiring about the team. He even had an optimistic tone about the Lynx’s future when a...

11/30/08 - 9:27pm

Falcons top Chargers

SAN DIEGO – Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the rest of the Atlanta Falcons are very much alive in the playoff picture. The San Diego Chargers, once thought to be Super Bowl worthy, are on life support. Ryan, the rookie from Boston College, threw two touchdown passes and Turner, LaDainian Tomli...

11/30/08 - 8:21pm

Swedes win World Cup of Golf in China

SHENZHEN, China - Henrik Stenson of Sweden knew the contending teams in the World Cup of Golf had their "hot rounds" during the tournament. He hoped the Swedes would have their moment on Sunday. They did. Robert Karlsson and Stenson birdied the first hole – and added eight more with...

11/30/08 - 8:12pm

Oklahoma passes Texas in BCS

NEW YORK - A week before the final standings are released and the Bowl Championship Series is already ticking people off. Sign up for breaking news alerts from The Chronicle Oklahoma — not Texas — is headed to the Big 12 championship game with an inside track to the national title game b...

11/30/08 - 7:34pm

Spurrier switches to Garcia for bowl game

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Stephen Garcia will be the starting quarterback for South Carolina in its upcoming bowl game. Garcia is from Lutz, Fla., and coach Steve Spurrier says he's giving the bowl game to Garcia like he gave the Clemson game to Chris Smelley, who threw four interceptions in a 31-14 los...

11/30/08 - 6:51pm

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