Sports Department

Swinney on ACC Poll: “It Just Don’t Matter”

SUNSET, SC – Dabo Swinney has long stated that he does not care for preseason polls. So it comes at no surprise Tuesday that after the defending national champions were picked to finish second in the ACC Atlantic Division, one spot behind Florida State, that Clemson’s head coach wasn’t sweating the news. The Tigers leader talked at their annual media…

Fireflies Avoid Sweep in Augusta Series Finale

AUGUSTA, GA (Fireflies) – Brandon Brosher broke a 1-1 tie with a solo homer in extras, which proved to be the difference Thursday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The Fireflies outlasted the GreenJackets 2-1 in 10 innings. Brosher finished with his first three-hit game of the season. This was not the first time Brosher did something like this. The 22-year-old cracked a 7-7…

Augusta Picks up a Pair of Wins over Fireflies Wednesday

AUGUSTA, GA (Fireflies) – Columbia dropped both its games to Augusta on Wednesday night, but centerfielder Jacob Zanon made a splash at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The 22-year-old finished with a pair of hits in the second game and plated a run in Tuesday’s suspended game, which was completed today. The GreenJackets held the offensive advantage early and often during game two. The home team scored three…

Clemson’s Beer Leads USA to Fourth of July Win over Cuba

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (USA Baseball) – Nick Madrigal collected two hits including a solo home run, while Seth Beer drove in two runs and Tyler Holton threw four scoreless innings as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team clinched the series victory over Cuba with a 5-0 win on Independence Day in the third game of the sixth USA vs. Cuba Friendship…

Clemson’s Beer Hits Walk-off Winner vs. Cuba for Team USA CNT

CARY, N.C. (USA Baseball) – Seth Beer drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning, while Steele Walker went 4-for-5 and Travis Swaggerty recorded two RBIs as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team earned a walk-off win over Cuba, 5-4, in extra innings on Sunday in the series opener of the sixth USA vs. Cuba Friendship Series from Bill Coleman…

Iverson, BIG3 Continue First Season in Carolinas

CHARLOTTE (WOLO) – The BIG3 continued their inaugural season by making their second-ever stop in the Carolinas Sunday, bringing some of the largest names in NBA history to the Spectrum Center on their 10-stop tour of three-on-three pro basketball. The league includes multiple All-Stars, like former Eau Claire All-American Jermaine O’Neal. But due to a prior commitment, O’Neal was unable…

Brooklyn Nets decline player option on former Tiger K.J. McDaniels

by: Bryson Allen-Williams

Columbia,SC-  The Brooklyn Nets own a 2017-18 team option on guard K.J McDaniels that’s worth $3.47 million. According to reports the Nets won’t pick up the option. Since the Nets are declining the option, they likely won’t tender him a qualifying offer by June, and as a result he will become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1. The Nets acquired McDaniel’s  last…

Fireflies Drop 2nd-Straight in 2nd Half

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies) – Luis Carpio produced his first three-hit game of the season in Columbia’s 5-4 loss to Kannapolis on Friday night. The two clubs combined to score six of the nine runs in the first inning alone. There were 6,612 fans in attendance at Spirit Communications Park – the 12th crowd of more than 6,000 this year. Harol…