Charleston Southern opens the 2010-11 men's basketbll season with a Nov. 12 game at Georgia Tech, the second straight year the Buccaneers will open against an ACC team.

CSU will host The Citadel (Nov. 16) and College of Charleston (Dec. 15), after playing both local rivals on the road last season.

Coach Barclay Radebaugh's team's Big South Conference opener is Dec. 4 at Coastal Carolina, and the first conference home game will be Dec. 31 against High Point. Other big road games are Nov. 21 at Richmond of the Atlantic 10, Nov. 23 at Southern Illinois of the Missouri Valley and Dec. 28 at SEC member Georgia.

Football recruiting

Blythewood running back Brandon Wilds announced a commitment to South Carolina on Thursday.

Wilds chose the Gamecocks over Illinois, Maryland and East Carolina. Wilds, 6-1 and 220 pounds, rushed for 1,500 yards and 20 TDs last season.

"He has great speed for his size," said his coach, Geremy Saitz. "He can catch the ball in the slot. He runs north-south with power but also has some elusive traits."

Wilds is USC's 14th commitment for the 2011 class.

Auto racing

It didn't take long for NASCAR's truck series to decide on returning to Darlington Raceway. Track officials say the Camping World Truck Series will run at Darlington on March 12. Last Saturday, Todd Bodine won the Too Tough To Tame 200 in the first truck race at Darlington in six years.

Darlington officials said the trucks will be the only one of NASCAR's top three series running that weekend.

Darlington had previously announced it would retain its Mother's Day weekend spot for NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Nationwide series.