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Sumter's Kiara Croskey (3) and the Lady Gamecocks will face Wando in the 5A lower state championship on Monday.

Sumter playoff basketball highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER GIRLS PLAY FOR LOWER STATE TITLEThe Sumter High School girls basketball team will go up against Wando in the 5A lower state championship game on Monday at 6 p.m. at Lake Marion High School …

Clemson's Hunter Tyson (5) shoots over Wake Forest's Isaiah Mucius during the Tigers' 50-39 win on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Clemson wins 4th straight, holds Wake Forest to 39 points

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Alex Hemenway scored 17 points with five 3-pointers, Aamir Simms had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Clemson beat Wake Forest 60-39 on Wednesday for its fourth straight victory. Clemson held its second opponent this …

Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) will take over for Trevor Lawrence full time next season after a brief stint as the starter while Lawrence was out with COVID-19 this past season.

Clemson, Swinney face major offensive changes this spring

COLUMBIA - Don't tell Clemson coach Dabo Swinney he has anything to worry about without offensive stars and team leaders in quarterback Trevor Lawrence and tailback Travis Etienne on the Tigers. "There's nobody that's left our program that we …

South Carolina's Wes Clarke, right, and the Gamecocks will face Clemson for their annual 3-game series this weekend.

South Carolina, Clemson meet on diamond this weekend

After opening their respective seasons with 3-game sweeps of Ohio schools, South Carolina and Clemson get down to business this weekend - against each other. The Gamecocks and Tigers will play their annual 3-game series on Friday, Saturday and …

South Carolina guard Zia Cooke (1) drives to the hoop against Kentucky guard Chasity Patterson (15) during the Gamecocks' 76-55 win on Sunday in Columbia.

South Carolina recovers to beat Kentucky 76-55

COLUMBIA - Zia Cooke scored 21 points as South Carolina got back on track after its first Southeastern Conference loss in two seasons with a 76-55 victory over Kentucky on Sunday. The Gamecocks (18-3, 13-1 SEC) had won 31 straight over league …

Lakewood's Jamond Lewis (11) and the Gators will kick off the SCSHL playoffs this week.

SCHSL and SCISA playoffs highlight 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SCHSL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS BEGINAfter a season thrown for a loop by the coronavirus pandemic, the South Carolina High School League basketball state playoffs will begin on Saturday. Either …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will have surgery on his non-throwing shoulder prior to the NFL draft.

Ex-Clemson QB Lawrence to have surgery before NFL draft

CLEMSON (AP) - Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will have surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder before the NFL draft. Lawrence's representative, Kyle Strongin of MGC Sports, said Lawrence scheduled a workout for NFL personnel on …

Clemson offensive ordinator Tony Elliott got a $300,000 raise this week, bumping up his total compensation to $2 million.

Elliott's raise gives Clemson two $2 million coordinators

Clemson's Tony Elliott is joining college football's club of $2 million assistants. The school's board of trustees approved a $300,000 raise for the team's offensive coordinator, bumping his total compensation to $2 million starting July 1 when …

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and his staff brought in another top five recruiting class.

Clemson leads the way in ACC recruiting battle

Clemson's most recent berth in the College Football Playoff was arguably its least successful, but a 49-28 semifinal loss to Ohio State didn't appear to damage the Tigers' appeal to recruits. Six consecutive appearances in the game's final four, …

Clemson head coach Brad Brownell and the Tigers beat North Carolina 63-50 on Tuesday.

Clemson beats UNC 63-50, snaps Tar Heel's 3-game win streak

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Tyson scored 16 points, Clyde Trapp had 14 and Clemson beat North Carolina 63-50 on Tuesday night, snapping the Tar Heels' three-game win streak. Clemson was …

Clemson's Mike Jones Jr. (6) waits for a play against North Carolina State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Clemson LB Jones Jr. plans to transfer

CLEMSON (AP) - Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr. has entered the NCAA transfer portal, becoming the first player to be leaving the Tigers' top 15 defense that was projected to have all 11 starters returning next season. A team spokesman said …

Former Sumter running back Roderick McDowell, center, is the new running backs coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Moving up the ladder: Former Sumter standout McDowell excited with opportunity as ULM running backs coach

When Roderick McDowell took a job as a graduate assistant in the Clemson football program in 2019, he did so with the intent of working his way up the coaching ladder. The former Sumter High School and Clemson standout running back progressed to …

Georgia Tech center Rodney Howard forces a loose ball defending against Clemson guard Nick Honor in the Tigers' 83-65 loss on Wednesday in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech routs No. 20 Clemson 83-65; 3 players score 20

ATLANTA — Josh Pastner wondered how his Georgia Tech team would respond after a 17-day layoff. Not to worry. The Yellow Jackets turned in one of their most impressive showings of the …

LSU cheerleaders prior to the CFP National Championship at the Superdome in New Orleans.

College Football National Championship 2019: LSU defeats Clemson 42-25

The Sumter Item's Micah Green was down in New Orleans as Clemson faced off against LSU for the National Championship on Monday, Jan. 13. Take a look back at the game through his lens. Photos will …