Pete Iacobelli, The Associated Press

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Past articles by Pete:

Boston ties SEC mark, No. 1 Gamecocks top Lady Vols 67-53

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 16 points and 12 rebounds to tie the Southeastern Conference mark of 19 straight double-doubles and No. 1 South Carolina clinched a share → Read More

South Carolina claims victory over Lady Vols, Aliyah Boston ties SEC mark along the way

The Gamecocks improved to 11-0 this season against ranked opponents and won for the fifth time in their last six games with the Lady Vols. → Read More

Boston, No. 1 South Carolina rally past No. 2 Stanford 65-61

No. 1 South Carolina added another milestone to what's shaping up as a truly special season — the biggest comeback in program history. The Gamecocks rallied from 18 points down to beat defending national champion Stanford 65-61 and keep their perfect, 12-0 start alive. Aliyah Boston had 18 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:05 left for South Carolina's second victory this season over a… → Read More

Only 1 thing on mind of South Carolina's Beamer: Beat Clemson

First-year South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer has heard it almost every day for the more than 11 months since he first accepted the job: Beat Clemson. It has been nearly eight years since the Gamecocks walked away with a win against the Tigers. Sports: It's rivalry week around the SEC, and they do just mean more. But its a goal that seems closer entering Saturday's matchup than it has… → Read More

Down, not out: Close wins keep Clemson in ACC contention

Clemson is using a different approach to stay in contention for yet another ACC title. The Tigers have dominated league opponents en route to capturing six straight conference titles. This season, Clemson's has depended on timely offense and determined defense to win games. Sports News:'In crosshairs of woke mob,' Aaron Rodgers explains why he is unvaccinatedWhile the Tigers need help to earn… → Read More

Struggling Florida, South Carolina meet with similar issues

Florida and South Carolina come into the final month of the regular season with similar struggles. Both teams have quarterback concerns and have had trouble finding success in the Southeastern Conference. The teams will look to take another step toward the postseason when they face each other on Saturday night. College Football: No dominant ACC team equals nailbiters all around. The Gators have… → Read More

Shipley's TD saves Clemson in 30-20 win over Florida State

CLEMSON, S. C. (AP) — After his mistakes in a loss to Pitt, five-star freshman tailback Will Shipley vowed he’d prove he was capable of becoming a dependable and prominent part of Clemson’s offense. Shipley came through on that promise, rescuing the Tigers against Florida State. “For me personally, I’m always happy to do what I can to help this team win,” Shipley said. → Read More

Will Shipley's TD saves Clemson in 30-20 win over Florida State

The Tigers' offense regrouped after an awful second half to find the end zone and beat Florida State for a sixth consecutive time. → Read More

USC beats Vandy on last minute touchdown strike

Former South Carolina grad assistant Zeb Noland threw a 9-yard, game-winning touchdown to Xavier Legette with 37 seconds left in the 21-20 win. → Read More

No. 25 Clemson escapes Boston College with 19-13 victory

CLEMSON, S. C. (AP) — B. T. Potter had four field goals, hitting a tiebreaking 35-yarder late in the third quarter, and No. 25 Clemson held off Boston College 19-13 on Saturday night. The Tigers (3-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won 31 straight at home despite the suddenly stagnant offense held to a first-quarter touchdown. They have won 11 in a row over Boston College (4-1, 0-1). Boston… → Read More

South Carolina, Beamer not in panic mode; focus now on Troy

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer is counseling Gamecock fans not to panic after losing the first two games of the Southeastern Conference season. Beamer says he's as disappointed as anyone at losses to Georgia and Kentucky the past two weeks. But he says the team is in good spirits and hopeful of a rebound when it plays Troy at home on Thursday. → Read More

Denny Hamlin wins Southern 500 to open NASCAR Cup playoffs

Denny Hamlin shook off a difficult week in the best way possible — ending his season-long winless drought with a victory at the Southern 500 to open the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The week's problems included some personal issues and continued at the track Saturday when Hamlin was in line to win the Xfinity event here until a pit penalty dropped him back. → Read More

Winless Harvick, Hamlin still have a chance at Southern 500

So you're saying there's a chance. That's certainly the mindset of Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin, who enter NASCAR's playoff chase at the Southern 500 without once celebrating in Victory Lane this season. It was Harvick and Hamlin who dominated in 2020, and the pair swept the three events at Darlington Raceway a year ago. “There's no time like Darlington to get back to winning,” track president… → Read More

No. 22 Coastal Carolina, McCall blow out The Citadel 52-14

Grayson McCall threw for 262 yards and a touchdown and No. 22 Coastal Carolina scored on its first seven possessions in a season-opening 52-14 victory over The Citadel on Thursday night. The Chanticleers were among the biggest surprises last season, going 11-1 and winning the Sun Belt Conference's East Division after being picked last in the preseason. They earned their first preseason ranking… → Read More

Beamer expecting South Carolina to make strides in 2021

First-year South Carolina coach Shane Beamer won't cap expectations this season. The son of Virginia Tech coaching great Frank Beamer believes the Gamecocks aren't that far from when he was an assistant under Steve Spurrier and they reached the 2010 SEC championship game. Related Content:QB Luke Doty injures foot at practice. Beamer will have work to do for any success to happen. South Carolina… → Read More

Lefty rallies after awful start to PGA Championship

Don't count Lefty out of a major, no matter how badly he started the PGA Championship. → Read More

Cink-cess! 47-year-old Cink wins 3rd RBC Heritage title

Stewart Cink shot a steady, stress-free 70 to cap off a dominant, record-breaking week and win his third RBC Heritage title on Sunday. The 47-year-old Cink finished at 19-under 265 at Harbour Town, four better than Emiliano Grillo and Harold Varner III. Grillo shot a 68 while Varner, who had the highest finish of his career, fired a 66. Cink hugged his son and caddie, Reagan, after his closing… → Read More

No. 2 South Carolina recovers to beat No. 17 Wildcats 76-55

Zia Cooke scored 21 points to get South Carolina back on track. → Read More

Elliott's raise gives Clemson two $2 million coordinators

(AP) Clemson's Tony Elliott is joining college football's club of $2 million assistants. → Read More

No. 14 Coastal Carolina holds off No. 8 BYU 22-17

Coastal Carolina's Trey Carter was fed up hearing how his team couldn't win, and certainly wouldn't hold up against the offensive juggernaut of BYU and quarterback Zach Wilson. “If you watch the game, you see we can,” Carter said with a grin. The Chanticleers continued their perfect breakout season with a 22-17 victory over the eighth-ranked Cougars in a short-notice showdown of 9-0 teams… → Read More