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South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp and the rest of the college football coaches in the country are trying to figure out how to prepare for the 2020-21 season without spring practices.

Football coaches try to fill void without spring practice

Since taking over as Florida State coach in December, Mike Norvell has spent seemingly endless hours laying the foundation of his program. Winter is time for coaches to deliver a consistent message, build the culture they want and get players to …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawerence was given special permission from the NCAA on Tuesday to raise money for coronavirus patients and their families.

NCAA says Clemson's Lawrence can resume coronavirus fundraising

CLEMSON (AP) - It turns out Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend didn't do anything wrong when they were trying to help coronavirus victims and their families. What sounded like a noble effort but might have been an NCAA violation is OK after …

Joshua Long

Sumter High's Long to coach USC Sumter women's soccer program

The University of South Carolina Sumter has officially announced the reboot of its women's soccer program, and in so doing announced that Sumter High School boys soccer head coach Joshua Long will be its head coach. "We're excited to bring back …

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) was named The Associated Press men's basketball player of the year, while his head coach, Anthony Grant, was named men's coach of the year.

Dayton double: Flyers' Toppin, Grant claim AP top honors

Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn't even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history. The pair behind the Flyers' …

South Carolina women's basketball head coach Dawn Staley was named The Associated Press coach of the year on Monday.

Gamecock's Staley named AP women's coach of the year

Dawn Staley helped guide South Carolina to No. 1 and has now earned coach of the year honors from The Associated Press for the first time. The veteran Gamecocks coach received 20 votes from the national media panel that selects the Top 25 poll …

Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins catches a pass while running drills during the Tigers' pro day on Thursday in Clemson.

Clemson LB Simmons, WR Higgins show off for NFL personnel at pro day

CLEMSON - As Clemson's pro day unfolded, NFL head coaches like the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin and the Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia chatted with Clemson's Dabo Swinney. And it never took long, Swinney said, before the Tigers' versatile …

Tim Medlin

Fire Ant baseball trending upward heading into series with Cuyahoga

The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team got out to about as poor of a start as it could. After winning their season opener against Southeastern-Whiteville, the Fire Ants lost six straight and were in desperate need of a …

Clemson's Al-Amir Dawes (2) shoots while defended by Florida State's RaiQuan Gray during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Clemson, S.C.

Dawes leads the way as Clemson edges Miami 69-64 in ACC Tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Clemson Tigers began attacking the hole, then charged into the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. Struggling from 3-point range, the eighth-seeded Tigers used strong drives and 18-of-19 shooting from the free-throw line - all of …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 3.11.20

1. Gamecock women win SEC tourneyLast week’s ranking: #3 The top-ranked South Carolina women’s basketball team defeated No. 9 Mississippi State 76-62 on Sunday to win the SEC …

South Carolina's A.J. Lawson, right, and the Gamecocks will open the SEC tournament on Thursday against the winner between Vanderbilt and Arkansas.

Auburn fresh example for teams to win SEC tourney hard way

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Auburn coach Bruce Pearl believes with the parity in the Southeastern Conference that a handful of teams could do the same thing his Tigers did in last year's league tournament and run the table. An SEC team can lock up an …

Clemson's Trey Jemison (55) scores against Virginia Tech's Isaiah Wilkins during the Tigers' 70-58 loss on Wednesday in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Horne, Hokies snap skid with 70-58 win over Clemson

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech coach Mike Young gave a simple explanation for why his team played much better Wednesday night than it had in the past five weeks when it had lost nine of the past 10 games. "When that thing goes in the basket, the …

Georgia women advance to face No. 1 USC in SEC tournament

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Jenna Staiti scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half and secured a double-double as Georgia beat Alabama 68-61 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. Staiti had a big third …

South Carolina guard Destanni Henderson (3) dribbles against Texas A&M forward N'dea Jones (31) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Texas A&M 60-52.

NET? Quadrants? Deciphering lingo about NCAA tourney bids

If the talk about bubble teams and NCAA Tournament bids was just about the number of wins and losses it would be a simple conversation. But the Division I Men's Basketball Committee uses the NET rankings and a four-tiered "quadrant" system to …

Maik Kotsar

Kotsar leads South Carolina over Mississippi State 83-71

COLUMBIA - South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar scored 20 points on his Senior Night and pushed the Gamecocks to an 83-71 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday. The Gamecocks (18-12, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) clinched their fourth winning …

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) and the Gamecocks may have a confusing NCAA Tournament ahead of them, as concerns about the coronavirus mean games could be played without fans in attendance.

An NCAA Tournament with empty arenas? It can't be ruled out

Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas. What normally would be thought an impossibility isn't so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. An advocacy group …