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A sign advertises the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Some of the University of South Carolina's most prominent recent athletes are calling for the renaming of the $38.6 million complex, arguing that its namesake shouldn't be glorified for his segregationist views.

South Carolina considers removing Thurmond's name from fitness center

COLUMBIA - Some recent standouts in University of South Carolina athletics are asking the school to change the name of its showpiece fitness center, arguing that the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond shouldn't be honored in such a way due to the …

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5-star QB Stockton commits to South Carolina

The University of South Carolina football team got a commitment from 5-star 2022 quarterback Gunner Stockton of Tiger, Ga., on Thursday. Stockton (6-feet-1-inch, 200 pounds) picked USC over Georgia. He also held offers from Oregon, Kentucky, …

For the college athletes like South Carolina running back Deshaun Fenwick who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA’s decision to not charge them a year of eligibility, no matter how much they play, brings peace of mind.

NCAA eligibility ruling solves some problems, creates others

For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge them a year of eligibility - no matter how much they play - brings peace of mind. And happy parents. "My mom's more …

South Carolina freshman running back MarShawn Lloyd (1) will miss the 2020 season after tearing his ACL during practice on Wednesday.

USC's 5-star freshman RB Lloyd lost for season with torn ACL

MarShawn Lloyd, the 5-star true freshman running back that South Carolina was hoping would be a key part of its offense in the upcoming season, tore an anterior cruciate ligament during practice on Wednesday. Lloyd tore the ACL in his left knee, …

The stands at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia won't be this full come football season, but South Carolina announced this week that fans will be able to attend games at a limited capacity this fall.

USC to allow limited fan attendance this fall

The University of South Carolina will have limited seating capacity for all of its fall sports home events for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the school announced on Thursday. The South Carolina Department of Commerce approved …

South Carolina's A.J. Lawson, right, will withdrew from the NBA draft and will return to the Gamecocks.

Leading hoops scorer Lawson returning to South Carolina

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina's top scorer and rebounder AJ Lawson is returning to school for his junior basketball season. Lawson announced on social media Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the NBA draft. The 6-foot-6 guard from Toronto …

South Carolina and Clemson won't be able to face off in the Palmetto Bowl this year after the Southeastern Conference announced it will host a 10-game conference-only schedule for its teams in 2020 on Thursday.

USC, Clemson won’t play football with SEC plan

If the Southeastern Conference sticks to the plan it announced for its football teams for the 2020 season Thursday, South Carolina will not be playing Clemson. The SEC announced it will play only …

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Gamecocks land 4-star defensive end Wilson

For much of the recruiting battle for defensive end George Wilson of Virginia Beach, Va., the national recruiting experts had him pegged for North Carolina. However, on Sunday Wilson went a different direction announcing a commitment to South …

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 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 …