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I’m not predicting or promising, and since y’all watch the same team I do (some would say we’re sentenced to watching it), I wouldn’t advise to even hope for this.

But it always helps to have a goal, and if South Carolina can meet this goal, at least the chance to make a Cinderella run improves an iota or two.

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I was in the middle of writing another story when I got a phone call from California. Honestly, I was about to let it go, because I get too many spam calls from random numbers and I wasn't expecting a call from that state.

But then, it dawned on me. "Wait. Is this Lincoln Riley?"

Clemson coach Brad Brownell admitted last night's game with Virginia Tech wasn't "aesthetically pleasing." The Tigers shot 38 percent from the field. They turned it over 17 times.

But the Hokies shot just under 35 percent, including just 25 percent in the second half of Clemson's 51-50 win at Littlejohn Coliseum. That is the "rock-em, sock-em, blue-collar" game Brownell kind of expected against a physical, deliberate Virginia Tech team.

The Charleston Battery won’t be hosting the Carolina Challenge Cup this year, but that doesn’t mean a team from Major League Soccer won’t be coming to the Lowcountry during the preseason.

The South Carolina Stingrays kicked off their 30th hockey season, and new coach Brenden Kotyk's first, with an 8-1 blowout of Norfolk on Oct. 22 before 7,008 fans at the North Charleston Coliseum.

The Charleston Battery soccer club added a pair of Charleston natives – Caden Theobald and former Bishop England High School star Joel Bunting – to the roster on Sept. 22.

Gene Sapakoff column: Dawn Staley standing firm on her decision to cancel a basketball series against BYU in response to a Duke volleyball player's version of an alleged incident in Provo might have widespread positive impact

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