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COLUMBIA — While the big story coming out of Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday was University of South Carolina freshman quarterback Jake Bentley making his first start and appearance, it was the Carolina defense almost surrendering a 20-point lead that was even more surprising.

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No ‘O’ in offense: South Carolina, UMass struggle to score

COLUMBIA — South Carolina-UMass may not be the game for you, not if you’re looking for a lot of offense. The Gamecocks (2-4) and Minutemen (1-6), who play Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium, are two or the worst offenses in the country. Both …

Changing QB? USC’s Muschamp not saying

COLUMBIA — Change could be coming to South Carolina’s last-place FBS offense. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp vowed after the 28-14 loss to Georgia on Oct. 9 that all positions were open and everything would be re-evaluated. With South …
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OT thriller

CLEMSON — Dabo Swinney rolled forward out of his crouch, exhaled deeply and slapped the ground. The Clemson coach knew how fortunate the third-ranked Tigers were to escape with their latest victory. …

Clemson LB Boulware won’t change approach

The Clemson linebacker promises not to ease up when the third-ranked Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) take on North Carolina State (4-1, 1-0) on Saturday. Boulware came under scrutiny two weeks ago when he was caught on camera putting …
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DNR will test caves, old mines for fungus that kills useful bats

Do you own a cave or an old mine that you would like tested for White-nose Syndrome this coming winter? If so, S.C. Department of Natural Resources may be able to help. Jennifer Kindel and Mary Bunch of SCDNR will be conducting annual hibernating …
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TODAY 6 a.m. – Professional Tennis: WTA Luxembourg, WTA Moscow and ATP Stockholm Matches (TENNIS). 7:25 a.m. – International Soccer: English Premier League Match – Tottenham vs. Bournemouth (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9 a.m. – …