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The NCAA Committee of Racial Reconciliation chaired by South Carolina head coach Frank Martin, center, proposed the elimination of standardized testing requirements from initial-eligibility standards, calling exams such as the SAT and ACT "longstanding forces of institutional racism."

College hoops coaches move to eliminate standardized testing

DES MOINES, Iowa - Men's and women's college basketball coaches are proposing the NCAA eliminate standardized testing requirements from initial-eligibility standards, calling exams such as the SAT and ACT "longstanding forces of institutional …

Former Sumter punter Dyson Roberts, center, won't get to play football his freshman year at S.C. State after the school's conference, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, canceled fall sports for 2020.

Roberts, Smith disappointed over MEAC's decision to cancel fall sports

Aaron Smith said he almost cried when he heard the news. Dyson Roberts said he actually did come to tears. What brought the two to such an emotional state was when they found out on Thursday that the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference was canceling …

Former Manning running back and linebacker Aaron Smith (11) hasn't had the ideal start to his career at South Carolina State, as the former Monarch hasn't been able to see the team's playbook or report to campus.

Sumter's Roberts, Manning's Smith gear up for complicated first season at S.C. State

Sumter High School kicker and punter Dyson Roberts and Manning High linebacker Aaron Smith are preparing to play their first season of college football during one of the most difficult summers in history due to the coronavirus pandemic. The pair …

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey and other leaders in the conference met Wednesday to discuss plans for football in the fall.

SEC leaders meet to discuss football

Southeastern Conference athletic directors met on in person in Birmingham, Alabama, to discuss how the SEC can have a football season as COVID-19 cases spike throughout much of the South. No final decisions were expected to be announced, but the …

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USC gets commitment from Marion DE Sanders

There were plenty of recruiting fireworks for the University of South Carolina football program in the days leading up to the Fourth of July holiday. Head coach Will Muschamp added three more of his targets to the 2021 class, bringing the class …

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USC adds two more commitments for '21 class

The University of South Carolina football program added two more commitments for its 2021 recruiting class, adding wide receiver Derwin Burgess and athlete Simeon Price. Burgess (5-feet-11-inches, 177 pounds) of Riverdale, Ga., announced on …

Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday after the Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018.

Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday after the Aggies were …

The University of South Carolina Sumter men’s soccer team is set to begin play in August along with the reinstated women’s program despite the issues provided by the coronavirus pandemic.

Women’s soccer reboot still a go at USC Sumter; men’s soccer ready

It has been a busy summer for the athletics programs at the University of South Carolina Sumter. While the coronavirus pandemic has made things a little more difficult, the school is still gearing up …

USC Sumter to add volleyball in 2021

The University of South Carolina Sumter will be adding a ninth sport to its athletics program in the 2021-22 school year, bringing in women's volleyball. This will be the fifth women's program for the school, which participates in the National …

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USC picks up commitments from Blake, Morgan

The University of South Carolina football program picked up two commitments last Monday in Wide receiver O'Mega Blake of South Pointe High School in Rock Hill and offensive lineman JonDarius Morgan of Birmingham, Ala. Blake (6-feet-2-inches, 188 …

Former Georgia defensive back Champ Bailey is among the new nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame this year.

Bailey, Freeney debut on College Football Hall ballot

Georgia cornerback Champ Bailey, Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney and Kansas State running back Darren Sproles will appear on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. The National Football Foundation on Tuesday announced …

Athletic administrators at colleges across the country will have to decide who gets tickets if schools are forced to limit seating due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Seniority, generosity may decide who enters college stadiums

Athletic administrators at schools with high ticket demand for college football are making plans to determine who gets a seat if stadium capacities are reduced because of concerns about the coronavirus. This is a particularly painful task for …

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USC picks up commitment from RB McDowell

Running back Caleb McDowell (5-feet-10-inches, 175 pounds) of Leesburg, Ga., announced a commitment to the University of South Carolina on Tuesday. McDowell previously was committed to North Carolina State, having pledged to it in April. He broke …

South Carolina pitcher Carmen Mlodzinski was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates on the first day of the Major League draft on Thursday.

USC's Mlodzinski picked by Pirates on the first day of the MLB draft

University of South Carolina redshirt sophomore pitcher Carmen Mlodzinski was selected in competitive balance round A by the Pittsburgh Pirates on the first day of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Mlodzinski …

The NCAA is expected to finalize a plan for an expanded preseason for college football, allowing South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski and the Gamecocks to make up for lost time after missing spring practices.

NCAA finalizing plan to extend football preseason

After the pandemic wiped out spring practice for most major college football teams, an NCAA plan to extend the preseason by two weeks could help coaches and players make up for the lost time. The NCAA's football oversight committee expects to …