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U.S. federal appeals court to hear NCAA case over pay for athletes

PHILADELPHIA - The NCAA will ask a federal appeals court this week to block a lawsuit that seeks to have athletes treated as employees who are paid for their time, the latest high-profile challenge to amateurism in college sports. The Division I …

Former Sumter High defensive back Abraham Temoney III (1), seen at Erskine senior day with his parents and head coach, announced his transfer to Coastal Carolina on Sunday.

MOVING ON UP: Former Sumter High DB Temoney makes jump from upstart Erskine to Coastal Carolina

Former Sumter High defensive back Abraham Temoney III has had far from a traditional college football experience. After leaving the Gamecocks, he joined the restarted program at Erskine, which was bringing football back to the school for the …

Clemson center PJ Hall (24) and the Tigers enter the Associated Press Top 25 at No. 19 after knocking Duke out of the polls.

Houston, KU stay atop Top 25, Clemson enters

Houston and Kansas remained firmly atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll Monday after a record weekend of Top 25 losses, while Florida Atlantic took advantage of the chaos to crack the ranking for the first time in school …

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston was named the SEC Player of the Week after recording double-doubles against Kentucky and Missouri Sunday last week.

Boston named SEC Player of the Week for women's hoops

COLUMBIA - South Carolina women's basketball senior forward Aliyah Boston earned her second SEC Player of the Week award of the season after a pair of dominant performances last week. It marks her eighth career selection for the award and 13 overall …

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4), Zia Cooke (1), Kierra Fletcher (41), Olivia Thompson, second from left, and Chloe Kitts, left, and the Gamecoks remain on top of the Associated Press Top 25 for the 30th-straight week.

USC still No. 1, Baylor out of women's AP Top 25 for 1st time since '04

Baylor's 19-year run in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll is over. The Bears had been ranked for 365 consecutive polls before falling out Monday after losing twice last week. Baylor had been in the AP Top 25 since Jan. 5, 2004, …

Clemson forward Hunter Tyson

Tyson scores 28, Clemson reaches 6-0 in ACC for first time

CLEMSON (AP) - Hunter Tyson had 28 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth consecutive double-double and Clemson defeated Louisville 83-70 on Wednesday night to reach 6-0 in ACC play for the first time in 70 years. Clemson, a charter member of the …

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler announced Tuesday night that he's returning to the Gamecocks next season.

QB Rattler says he's returning to South Carolina

COLUMBIA (AP) - Spencer Rattler is coming back to South Carolina. The Gamecocks quarterback posted his return on social medial Tuesday night. The video showed Rattler's highlights this season and ended with the words, "He's Back." Rattler's …

South Carolina's Meechie Johnson, left, is fouled by Kentucky's Sahvir Wheeler during the Gamecocks' win in Lexington, Kentucky, on Tuesday.

Gamecocks top Kentucky at Rupp for 1st time in 14 years

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Meechie Johnson hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points to lead South Carolina over Kentucky 71-68 on Tuesday night, winning at Rupp Arena for the first time in 14 years and giving coach Lamont Paris his first SEC …

Former Sumter High standout and current South Carolina defensive back O'Donnell Fortune and the Gamecocks finished at No. 23 in the final Associated Press Top 25.

South Carolina finishes at No. 23 in final AP Poll

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Georgia was No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, becoming the 12th back-to-back national champion in the history of the rankings after routing TCU on Monday night. The Horned Frogs were No. 2, …

Clemson head coach Brad Brownell has the Tigers out to a 5-0 start in ACC play this season.

Surprising Clemson, Pitt starting fast in topsy-turvy ACC

Five games into ACC play, Clemson is one of the pleasant surprises in the conference but head coach Brad Brownell isn't ready to start celebrating. A decade-plus of trying to lead Clemson out of the ACC's muddled middle class has taught the …

College football's bowl season, which includes games like Holiday Bowl at Petco Park in San Diego, will change as the playoff expands to 12 teams in 2024.

Changes on horizon for bowls as CFP expands to 12 teams

College football's bowl season began on Dec. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, with two .500 teams squaring off in a 15,000-seat stadium in the Bahamas. UAB's 24-20 victory against Miami (Ohio) drew an average of 822,000 viewers to ESPN. It ended up …

South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer agreed to a contract extension on Friday that more than doubles his salary.

South Carolina's Beamer gets big raise in new contract

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has more than doubled his salary for next season with a new contract worth more than $33 million over the next five years. The school's board of trustees approved the agreement Friday. It boosts …

South Carolina's Kamilla Cardoso, Kierra Fletcher and Raven Johnson, from left, react during the second half of the Gamecocks' win over Auburn in Columbia on Thursday.

Cardoso, Boston lift No. 1 South Carolina past Auburn 94-42

COLUMBIA - Dawn Staley wanted to get South Carolina star Aliyah Boston back to playing strong and get another double-double. Mission halfway accomplished. Kamilla Cardoso scored 16 points and Boston had 13 and nine rebounds to lead the top-ranked …

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston scored just 10 points in her first two SEC games prior to Thursday's matchup with Auburn.

Reigning SEC player of year Boston off to slow league start

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Aliyah Boston often thinks of unclogged lanes with only one defender to avoid. It's unlikely that dream becomes reality for the reigning Southeastern Conference player of the year for a while. Boston is off to a slow …

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart's defense is looking to take a step forward after allowing 41 points to Ohio State last week.

Georgia's proud defense looking to bounce back against TCU

ATLANTA - Georgia's proud defense has allowed a combined 71 points in its two postseason games, including the 42-41 last-minute win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinal. Even against stiff competition in the postseason, when …