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The return of Wilson Hall basketball highlights this week's 5 Things to Watch

1. WILSON HALL HOOPS BEGINSThe high school basketball season for Wilson Hall will open in its normal fashion with a Tuesday game before beginning the Thanksgiving holiday.Wilson Hall will play host …

South Carolina defensive backs Jaycee Horn (1) and Israel Mukuamu (24) both opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season this week.

USC players opt out, others out with injuries

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina has lost another starting cornerback in Israel Mukuamu after he opted out of the season, joining his defensive backfield partner Jaycee Horn in preparing for the upcoming NFL draft. Interim coach Mike Bobo said …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) said Tuesday that he's ready to return for the No. 4 Tigers' run toward another national title.

QB Lawrence returns as No. 4 Clemson resumes title chase

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is fit, confident and most importantly for the Tigers, virus-free. The junior said Tuesday he is ready for the fourth-ranked Tigers championship run down the stretch. Lawrence missed past last two games for …

South Carolina fired head coach Will Muschamp on Sunday. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will fill the role for the rest of the season.

South Carolina interim coach Bobo aims to rally Gamecocks

COLUMBIA - Mike Bobo didn't plan to be back in charge of a football team this quickly. Now that he's South Carolina's interim coach, Bobo understands his mission is to rally a fragile group of players stinging after Sunday's firing of Will …

South Carolina fired head coach Will Muschamp, center, on Sunday.

South Carolina fires Muschamp

The University of South Carolina fired football head coach Will Muschamp on Sunday, a day after the Gamecocks suffered their third straight loss, 59-42 to Mississippi.USC director of athletics Ray …

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few and the Bulldogs will begin the college basketball season No. 1 for the first time after earning 28 first-place votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll released on Monday.

No. 1 Zags: Gonzaga begins season atop Top 25 for first time

Just about the only thing Gonzaga has left to accomplish under Mark Few is win a national championship. The 'Zags scratched another first off the list Monday: They will open the season at No. 1. Despite losing West Coast Conference player of …

South Carolina quarterback Collin Hill (15) may lose his starting job after head coach Will Muschamp opened up the QB competition for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina, Muschamp seeking offensive spark at QB

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is searching for a spark on offense - again. Muschamp has thrown open the quarterback job after the Gamecocks were outscored 100-27 and outgained 1,071 to 553 in losses to LSU (52-24) and No. 5 Texas …

South Carolina's Brea Beal (12) and the Gamecocks are ranked No. 1 in the women's college basketball poll released on Tuesday.

South Carolina No. 1 in AP preseason women's basketball poll

NEW YORK - Dawn Staley already has accomplished so much at South Carolina. Now she can add the first preseason No. 1 ranking in school history to the list of achievements. The Gamecocks received 29 of the 30 first-place votes in The Associated …

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp points to the video screen during the first half of the Gamecocks' 48-3 loss toTexas A&M on Saturday in Columbia.

Texas A&M throttles South Carolina 48-3

COLUMBIA - Texas A&M put on a performance worthy of a College Football Playoff contender. The Aggies don't plan on stopping, either. Kellen Mond threw four touchdown passes to become the school's career leader, Isaiah Spiller ran for 131 yards …

Sumter will open the SCHSL playoffs against Berkeley on Friday.

Sumter hosts Berkeley to open the playoffs to highlight the 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER HOSTS BERKELEY IN FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Sumter High School will play host to Berkeley in the first round of the 5A football state playoffs on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. The …

Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, right, and the Fighting Irish defense face their biggest test of the season on Saturday when they host No. 1 Clemson.

Stingy Irish defense faces huge test from No. 1 Clemson

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - As Notre Dame gets set to welcome the nation's No. 1 team, the Fighting Irish do so with a group poised to be their No. 1 defense in 40 years. Particularly by the only measure that matters much to coach Brian Kelly. "You …

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley's Gamecocks will get to play in front of 3,500 fans this season.

South Carolina hoops allowed to have 3,500 fans

South Carolina men's and women's basketball have received approval from the state to have about 3,500 spectators at games this season. The school said no one will be able to sit in the first five rows around the court to help keep spectators and …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) will not play against Notre Dame this weekend, but he will travel with the Tigers for the matchup.

Clemson QB Lawrence traveling to Notre Dame

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said quarterback Trevor Lawrence will travel with the top-ranked Tigers for their game at No. 4 Notre Dame despite his being sidelined with the coronavirus. Swinney said Tuesday that Lawrence, the …

Coastal Carolina's Kameron Burton (11) makes a touchdown catch over Georgia State cornerback Bryquice Brown in Coastal's 51-0 win on Saturday in Atlanta.

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson, Alabama close to rare tie in poll

Four times in the 84-year history of The Associated Press college football poll, there has been a tie for No. 1, and not since Aug. 26, 2002. If a single voter who placed Clemson No. 1 and Alabama No. 2 on Sunday had instead flipped the Tigers …

Clemson linebacker Baylon Spector(10), safety Joseph Charleston(18), and defensive end Myles Murphy(98) celebrate a safety the Tigers' 47-21 win over Boston College on Saturday.

Problem for No. 1 Clemson is defensive breakdowns, not QB

Clemson has proven its got a capable young replacement for Heisman Trophy contender Trevor Lawrence. The top-ranked Tigers, though, are still searching for consistent answers for a banged-up, depleted defense that faces its biggest test at No. 4 …