Editor’s note: This is the 21st installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Gene Sapakoff: No. 1-ranked Clemson is 2-0 and looks sharp on the field but gameday management could use some tweaks as the Tigers and other schools learn from having fans attend COVID-era football games.
Gene Sapakoff column: Late roster changes, mysterious injury reports and a lack of uniform COVID-19 reporting policies are just some of the things that make wagering on college football in 2020 a great way to lose money.
It’s been lost amid the pandemic and this presidential election, but Charleston County is asking voters to make a major investment in affordable housing.
Gene Sapakoff column: Is Will Muschamp on the hot seat? Is South Carolina's head coach in trouble if the Gamecocks go 2-8? Not necessarily and only maybe.
Gene Sapakoff column: If it seems like Travis Etienne is the best running back in college football at churning for extra yards after contact, you're not imagining things.
For more than 50 of Vic Svenson’s 69 years, he’s been digging underneath long-abandoned outhouses in downtown Charleston in search of buried treasures.
Editor’s note: This is the 20th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Gene Sapakoff column: There were highlights and concerns coming out of the first Saturday or ACC football but Clemson dominance remains a constant
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson and South Carolina coaches agree that college football during the coronavirus pandemic means roster depth likely will be tapped as never before
Gene Sapakoff column: Notre Dame's one-year dip into full ACC football status doesn't necessarily mean the Fighting Irish beat out North Carolina, Miami or Virginia Tech — or some other underrated team — for a December date with Clemson.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson hasn't had stellar tight end play since Jordan Leggett left after helping the Tigers win the 2016 national championship, but that changes this season with the unleashing of Braden Galloway.
As we head for Labor Day, it’s important to remember many people have missed many work days this year, or worse yet, have lost jobs altogether. It also has forced me to pause and appreciate the value of a work ethic that surrounded me both as a child and into adulthood.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Las Vegas Raiders play their first-ever NFL game on Sept. 13 in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers, very near where team owner Mark Davis was born, or so most people think.
Gene Sapakoff column: The roar of the crowd, the tailgating, the band ... OK, the band. And a few fans. With tailgating generally discouraged. But a Thursday tour of the South Carolina Gamecocks' Williams-Brice Stadium indicates college football, against all odds, will happen. At least for a while.
Gene Sapakoff column: Sam Hartman started for Wake Forest as a freshman, lost his job last season to Jamie Newman and with Newman transferred to Georgia, is back in the Deacons' starting lineup and "excited" about facing No. 1 Clemson.
Habits and routines are often mentioned interchangeably, but they’re different. A habit is an action that’s done automatically. Do you keep your car keys in the same location when you walk into the house?
Gene Sapakoff column: A not-so-typical annual prediction rundown for state college football teams, including high hopes, low expectations and vacancies on the Preseason Prediction Bus.
Editor’s note: This is the 18th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Gene Sapakoff column: Political football is more than a mixed metaphor this election cycle; whether or not to play college football during the coronavirus already has become a major issue.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina hoped for a balanced 2020 attack with freshman running back MarShawn Lloyd and improved quarterback play but with Lloyd out for the season it's time to showcase the athleticism of Dakereon Joyner and Luke Doty
It’s crazy how this pandemic has managed to produce such seemingly unrelated interruptions to our routines.
I understand when an approaching hurricane forces a panic buy on plywood, batteries and generators. I still don’t fully understand the vagaries of various virus-related shortages.
Gene Sapakoff column: While schools are starting to announce plans for fans at 2020 college football games, the best approach is extra-cautious to start and a player-friendly system allowing the entertainers on the field to profit from their efforts toward saving athletic departments and universities from red ink.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson doesn't just have a national championship contender warming up for a 2020 season that might or might not happen, it's one of Dabo Swinney's deepest and favorite teams.
Gene Sapakoff column: College football fans deserve more than all the mixed signals on COVID-19 policy, player safety, conference schedule plans and coaches' salaries. Among other things.
As it begins to look like we’re not going to see much college football this fall, it means we’ll also not be treated to the various quotes that coaches, players and announcers elicit when describing the various ups and downs of this game.
Gene Sapakoff column: Daniel Brooks, a rising senior at Bishop England High School, has spent the summer growing (he's already 6-8, 245) and adding fire to his scary fastball (already 94 mph), which means he projects as an early-round prospect for the 2021 Major League Baseball draft
Gene Sapakoff column: The Citadel, Charleston Southern, S.C. State, Furman, Wofford and other FCS programs would be much better off in the long run with a permanent move to spring football as the Power Five conferences are about to cut them out of fall money games.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is more than just 'the face of college football,' his leadership during a tumultuous summer has long-term impact potential
These past few months — or has it been years — we’ve all been forced to reflect and re-examine our surroundings and circumstances. Nothing feels normal anymore. Every movement or decision seems to be cloaked, or masked, with a consideration that once upon a time wouldn’t have received a seco…
Gene Sapakoff column: April Shell has the honor of presenting her father, S.C. State graduate and former Pittsburgh Steelers star Donnie Shell, for his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement.
Editor’s note: This is the 16th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Gene Sapakoff column: While Major League Baseball has postponed games when just a few players test positive for the coronavirus, South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp says his Gamecocks could play a game with as many as 30 COVID cases.
Gene Sapakoff: The South Carolina-Clemson football rivalry will come to an end in 2020 after 111 consecutive seasons. Tentatively. Probably. Maybe. Or not. Here are some ways the Gamecocks and Tigers might clash before New Year's Eve.
It’s probably not the best time to jump on the cruise ship bandwagon — in fact, these days, it’s sort of like buying a ticket for the Titanic.
Earlier this year, a Facebook posting from someone down on their luck prompted Kim Harmon to take some food to a woman living in an extended-stay motel in North Charleston. While there, it was clear that many others at this same location were also in need.
Gene Sapakoff column: Former Clemson basketball players and coaches are pitching in with a golf tournament to aid former Tigers star Sharone Wright, who lost a leg to a staph infection and has battled cancer.
Editor’s note: This is the 15th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.