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OT Decides SC Pro-Am Champion to Wrap Historic Season

Chris Silva went off for 46 points and 19 rebounds while fellow Carolina teammate Rakym Felder scored 24 points to pair with seven rebounds and five assists. Yet their top-seeded Sellers Governors team was upset in overtime by Columbia JETS 100-99 in the sixth-annual SC Pro-Am Championship game. continue reading ›

Mike Williams Speaks on Status of Back Injury

Williams, a first round selection of Los Angeles in April's NFL Draft, has been in the news recently due to a back injury he suffered in rookie minicamp. After reportedly receiving a second epidural shot to help a herniated disk, stories surfaced that the former Tigers National Champion could miss his entire first pro season. continue reading ›

Bullpen and Lindsay Lift Fireflies To Win

Columbia’s bullpen paved through 7.2 innings and did not allow a run on Thursday night. The Fireflies defeated the Legends, 4-0, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Desmond Lindsay sparked the offense with four hits, two runs, and two RBIs. continue reading ›

The Blind Side subject Oher released by Panthers

The Panthers released the former starting left tackle — the subject of the movie “The Blind Side” — after he failed a physical on Thursday. The move comes six days before the Panthers are scheduled to report to training camp and 10 months since Oher last played. continue reading ›

Back from LA, Thornwell Visits SC Pro-Am

On Tuesday, Sindarius Thornwell held an NBA jersey with his name and signature number zero on it, introduced as one of the newest members of the Los Angeles Clippers. On Thursday, he was back at home in the Palmetto State, visiting friends and former teammates at the SC Pro-Am over at Heathwood Hall. continue reading ›

Dowdle Named to Doak Walker Watch List

University of South Carolina sophomore Rico Dowdle has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, it was announced today. The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum. continue reading ›

Eight Elected to USC Athletics Hall of Fame

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) (USC SID) – A big honor for some Gamecocks. Eight new members have been elected to the University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Association of Lettermen. The induction ceremony is set for… continue reading ›

Panthers rehire Hurney as interim general manager

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marty Hurney believes he is better prepared to make personnel decisions this time around with the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers Wednesday brought back Hurney to be their interim general manager, two days after owner Jerry Richardson… continue reading ›

Mike Williams might need season-ending back surgery

(ESPN) - The Los Angeles Chargers are still hoping to avoid it, but first-round pick Mike Williams might need back surgery on his herniated disk that would end his rookie season, league sources tell ESPN. Williams recently received a second epidural on his herniated… continue reading ›

Johnson waiting for his No. 1 form to return

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Dustin Johnson was growing mildly impatient on the putting green at Royal Birkdale as he kept checking on the arrival of U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka for their practice round Sunday at the British Open. What… continue reading ›

Fireflies Offense Shatters Record Book In Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (Fireflies) – Columbia’s offense erupted with a franchise record 16 runs on Wednesday afternoon. The Fireflies dominated the Legends in game one of this series, 16-2, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Dan Rizzie became the second Firefly in the organization’s history to register… continue reading ›

Five Tigers Named Preseason All-ACC

Clemson, S.C. (CAC) —Three Clemson offensive players and two defensive players have been named to the first-team All-ACC preseason team.  The team was voted on by media that attended the ACC Football Kickoff last week in Charlotte.  Clemson had the… continue reading ›

Bentley Named to Davey O'Brien Watch List

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) – University of South Carolina sophomore Jake Bentley is one of 30 players named to the Davey O’Brien Watch List, as announced today by the Davey O’Brien Foundation. The award annually recognizes the nation’s top collegiate… continue reading ›


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