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South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

You probably thought South Carolina’s upset of Duke spoiled the romance of a Tobacco Road showdown. Up in smoke went the anticipated North Carolina-Duke meeting in the NCAA championship game.If so, you have overlooked South Carolina’s Tobacco Road history. ... Click here for...

Thornwell leaves South Carolina legacy

Thornwell leaves South Carolina legacy

South Carolina coach Frank Martin looked back last weekend at a crossroads for the player who has carried the Gamecocks to their first Final Four as a rising phoenix in the Valley of the Sun.It was the moment he viewed the person behind Sindarius Thornwell the athlete. Here was...

South Carolina gains advantage riding bus

South Carolina gains advantage riding bus

The NCAA Tournament is called the Big Dance, but for such a fancy date Frank Martin and his South Carolina basketball players are happy to travel by bus instead of a haughtier NCAA-chartered jet.South Carolina has improbably found itself with a quasi-home team for the first two...

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

We all recognize the SEC is the nation’s top football conference, but many of us outside the SEC like to point out that the SEC is largely top heavy.Granted, the SEC has more schools that can annually contend for a national title and it is topped by Alabama’s modern dynasty, but...

South Carolina makes Clemson work to maintain stature

South Carolina makes Clemson work to maintain stature

Rivalry football in college is alive and well in the state of South Carolina, but Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson may pay for it.The Tigers remained unbeaten and no doubt among the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings, if not No. 1 when Tuesday’s updated...

Swinney could use Spurrier humor this week

Swinney could use Spurrier humor this week

Where’s that wise guy Steve Spurrier when you need him?Clemson coach Dabo Swinney could have used Spurrier as a distraction this week with his No. 1-ranked Tigers (11-0) a heavy favorite over South Carolina (3-8) Saturday in Columbia. The Head Ball Coach, who beat Clemson five...

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

A popular topic of discussion on Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference call was a topical SEC coach, Steve Spurrier.Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney responded to questions about his decision Monday to resign from coaching the...

Praise Spurrier for his voice against Confederate flag

Praise Spurrier for his voice against Confederate flag

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement announcement – or resignation, as he described it – prompted praise and criticism.Praise came from his career as the all-time winningest coach at South Carolina as well as at Florida, his alma mater. He won the 1966 Heisman...

No 1 South Carolina uses home crowd at Duke

No 1 South Carolina uses home crowd at Duke

No. 1-ranked South Carolina foiled Duke's upset bid before 6,004 fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium.www.newsobserver.com/...