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THE ASSOCIATED PRESSClemson wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) catches a pass in the Tigers' 24-10 win over Texas A&M last week. The top-ranked Tigers play at Syracuse on Saturday.

Bring on the noise: Syracuse awaits No. 1 Clemson at Dome

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Top-ranked Clemson plays its first road game Saturday night, and the Tigers have good reason to be wary. The opponent is Syracuse, which has given the Tigers fits the past two times these teams have met and will have a packed and …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) will lead the Gamecocks against Alabama on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

Alabama's Saban remembers last beating at South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Alabama coach Nick Saban is grateful most of his players don't remember the last trip into South Carolina. But he does. "What I remember from it is we got the lining kicked out of our britches," he said. "I don't know if you know …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSClemson head coach Dabo Swinney, center, and defensive coach Brent Venables, left, watch the action during the Tigers' game against Texas A&M in Clemson. Swinney and Venables saw Tyler Davis and his fellow defensive lineman as viable replacements for their top fight graduates.

Freshman DT Davis filling void left by Clemson All-American

CLEMSON - Tyler Davis didn't plan on starting this soon for Clemson, given the depth the Tigers had stockpiled at defensive tackle the past few seasons. But it's Davis who started the first two games for the top-ranked Tigers (2-0) and drawing …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski had a tremendous collegiate debut in the Gamecocks' 72-10 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. He will face a big test this week as USC plays host to No. 2 Alabama at Williams-Brice Stadium.

South Carolina adjusts to new game plan minus starting QB

COLUMBIA - Very little has gone according to plan early on at South Carolina. And now the Gamecocks are facing a new reality - along with a new face at quarterback in backup Ryan Hilinski. Hilinski will make his second start this week for South …

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Sumter DE Boone picks up two more offers

Sumter High School defensive end Justus Boone, a 2021 football recruit, has picked up two more scholarship offers. The 6-foot-5-inch, 240-pound Boone received offers from both Virginia and Charlotte. That gave him three offers, with the first one …

South Carolina wide receiver Shi Smith, left, looks for running room against North Carolina linebacker Eugene Asante in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. North Carolina won 24-20. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Return of the Mack: Tar Heels defeat S. Carolina 24-20

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tar Heels coach Mack Brown knew that eventually he had to take the handcuffs off freshman quarterback Sam Howell.

Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) fends off Georgia Tech’s Kaleb Oliver on the way to picking up a first down in the Tigers’ 52-14 win on Thursday in Clemson. Etienne ran for 206 yards three touchdowns on just 12 carries.

Etienne's 3 TDs lead No. 1 Clemson past Georgia Tech, 52-14

CLEMSON (AP) — Travis Etienne spent all offseason trying to ignore the national attention headed his way. He'll have a harder time doing that after the show he put on in No. 1 Clemson's …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the rest of the Tigers begin defense of their national title today when they play host to Georgia Tech in Death Valley.

Clemson's Lawrence confident, set for opener vs. Georgia Tech

CLEMSON - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence seems poised to become the biggest deal in college football. Lawrence appears cool, calm and more confident than he was last season when he helped the Tigers win their second national championship in …

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Gamecocks land DE Hemingway, tight end Shaw

Thursday was a bountiful recruiting day for the University of South Carolina football program as it landed commitments from defensive end Tonka Hemingway (6-feet-3-inches, 255 pounds) of Conway High School and tight end Eric Shaw (6-4, 219) of …

Paul Jubb, who won the NCAA singles championship playing for South Carolina, returns a shot to Joao Sousa in his straight-set loss in a first-round match of Wimbledon on Tuesday.

USC's NCAA champion Jubb falls to Sousa in straight sets in 1st round of Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - NCAA men's tennis singles champion Paul Jubb lost in his Wimbledon debut on Tuesday, two months after winning the NCAA title for South Carolina. The 19-year-old British player received a wild card to play at the All …