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Past articles by Pete:

Primetime: NASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984

Whenever Joey Logano doesn't cross the finish line first at a NASCAR Cup Series race he says he tends to have the same thought: “Golly, I wish I could do that again. ”The 2018 NASCAR champion and rest of the field will get to do it again: They will run the Toyota 500 (that kiliometers, not miles) on Wednesday night at Darlington Raceway just three days after the sport got back to racing after 10… → Read More

NASCAR's return latest chapter in Darlington's rich legacy

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Harold Brasington III recalls riding around the infield at Darlington Raceway as a youngster with his late grandfather, track builder Harold Brasington, watching as his granddad said → Read More

South Carolina women take SEC crown

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had 15 points, Brea Beal added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 1 South Carolina rolled to its fifth SEC tournament title in six years, blowing out defending champion and ninth-ranked Mississippi State 76-62 on Sunday.The Gamecocks (32-1) won their 26th straight and should be the No. 1 overall seed — along with the favorite — in the NCAA… → Read More

No. 1 South Carolina women rout Georgia 89-56 in SEC tourney

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had 16 points and Tyasha Harris 15 as No. 1 South Carolina won its 24th straight game, beating Georgia 89- → Read More

No. 1 South Carolina women rout Georgia 89-56 in SEC tourney

It's great having young talent. It's even nicer, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says, when you've got some experience to lead the way, too. Gamecock seniors Mikiah Herbert Harrigan and Tyasha Harris combined for 31 points as their younger teammates struggled a bit in their postseason debut to lead No. 1 South Carolina to its 24th straight win, beating Georgia 89-56 to start the SEC Tournament… → Read More

Clemson, Newman surprise No. 5 Louisville with 77-62 win

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's John Newman III had one goal against No. 5 Louisville — stay aggressive. That resolve brought the Tigers a stunning 77-62 upset win over the Cardinals — and... → Read More

South Carolina receives NCAA notice for basketball program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina became the latest school to receive an NCAA notice of allegations over the federal probe into college basketball. Athletic director Ray Tanner said... → Read More

No. 3 Clemson tops No. 22 Virginia 62-17 for ACC title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence believes No. 3 Clemson is better than it was a year ago. He and the Tigers will get the chance to prove it in the College Football Playoffs. Lawrence... → Read More

Clemson's Swinney, Cavs' Mendenhall on similar ACC paths

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Bronco Mendenhall had only said a few words and Clemson's Dabo Swinney realized the new Virginia coach was more than a colleague: this was someone who understood how to lead a... → Read More

Lawrence, No. 3 Clemson dominate South Carolina 38-3

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 3 Clemson to its 27th straight victory and second consecutive 12-0 regular season with → Read More

Clemson wallops Wake Forest

CLEMSON, S.C.— Trevor Lawrence wasn’t going to slow down after clinching the ACC Atlantic a week earlier. No. 3 Clemson didn’t, either. Lawrence tied his career high with four touchdown passes, three to Tee Higgins, and No. 3 Clemson won its 26th game in a row and completed a second consecutive perfect Atlantic Coast Conference regular season with a 52-3 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.… → Read More

Lawrence throws 4 TDs as No. 3 Clemson tops Deacons 52-3

Trevor Lawrence tied his career high with four touchdown passes to lead No. 3 Clemson to a 52-3 victory over Wake Forest → Read More

Lawson leads South Carolina past Cleveland State 90-63

AJ Lawson tied his career best with 25 points and South Carolina used a dominant second half to blast Cleveland State 90-63 → Read More

Clemson focused heading into final push to playoffs

CLEMSON — No. 3 Clemson is back in playoff position with no plans to give up its foothold after clinching a fifth consecutive ACC Atlantic Division title. Even some past Tiger stars are helping make sure this group maintains its focus. Clemson (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had expected a showdown for the division crown Saturday against surprising Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2). But the big-game… → Read More

Clemson's quarterback Lawrence back in top form

CLEMSON, S.C. — Praise him or criticize him, Trevor Lawrence doesn't care. Not as long as the quarterback keeps improving and No. 3 Clemson keeps → Read More

Gamecocks' bowl prospects in jeopardy after App State loss

The Gamecocks now must win at Texas A&M and No. 4 Clemson in their final two games to make their fourth postseason trip under Will Muschamp. → Read More

No. 4 Clemson routs Wofford 59-14 for 24th straight victory

Lawrence accounted for 4 touchdowns, Etienne runs for 212 yards and 2 TDs, No. 4 Clemson beats Wofford 59-14 for 24th consecutive victory → Read More

No. 4 Clemson routs Wofford 59-14 for 24th straight victory

Trevor Lawrence scored four touchdowns, Travis Etienne ran for 212 yards and two TDs and No. 4 Clemson won its 24th consecutive game, rolling over FCS opponent Wofford 59-14 on Saturday. Etienne, the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, helped the Tigers (9-0) put the game away early with scoring runs of 47 and 86 yards in the game's first 15:12. Clemson improved to 34-0… → Read More

Vandy, South Carolina meet, both looking to strong finish

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If there were ever two football coaches needing a strong finish to the regular season, it's South Carolina's Will Muschamp and → Read More

South Carolina faces difficult stretch run for bowl game

COLUMBIA, S.C. — These are desperate times for South Carolina's football team — again. It was only a month ago the Gamecocks had to right → Read More