It was sometime in the mid-'90s that I was in Seattle, in my previous life as a sportscaster, covering The Final Four. I don’t remember who was playing nor do I recall who won. I have a very vivid recollection, though, of something else I witnessed. There were people in line at numerous stor…
Gene Sapakoff column: A close-call in Chapel Hill was the best thing that could have happened to Clemson this season, and the Tigers owe North Carolina head coach Mack Brown a College Football Playoff ring for the fifth consecutive appearance that looks like a lock
Gene Sapakoff column: Many South Carolina fans thought Jake Bentley was a liability but at 4-6 it's time to re-think what kind of impact a senior quarterback full of SEC experience might have had on what's been a sour season
Gene Sapakoff column: Not that long ago, a Clemson coach bolted for Nick Saban's Alabama staff for job security reasons; two national titles and Crimson Tide slippage later, the Tigers are solidly on top of the rivalry
Carmen Camarillo and Juan Gonzalez lost their son Sergio Gonzalez in January of 2018 when the 15-year-old football and soccer player at Oceanside Academy collapsed at home and died a few days later. Sergio lives on through his little brother and a foundation that helps local kids play soccer.
Gene Sapakoff column: The South Carolina football team has a Carolinas-heavy football schedule this season; where the Gamecocks rank among the 10 FBS teams in the two states after the Appalachian State game
Pigskin Picks: Veteran ESPN and CBS college basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli has ties to many schools on this week's list, and takes to her VIP picker role with a competitive edge.
Mark Hamill, better known as Luke Skywalker, basically endorsed South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison in a Tuesday afternoon tweet … while throwing some fairly serious shade at our senior senator.
Gene Sapakoff: A 2019 College Football Playoff selection primer ahead of Tuesday night's first rankings of the season, including Clemson's eventually secure status
Is it time for somebody to just say maybe we should just rethink this idea? Perhaps this one doesn’t need to be bigger and louder and more spectacular than anybody else’s? Have you ever been invited to what’s known as a gender reveal party? It might be time for the adults to stand up and say…
Local elections are at least as important as national elections, even if they aren't as entertaining ... or infuriating. So go vote on Nov. 5.
Gene Sapakoff column: Vanderbilt serves the SEC as help for struggling teams in need of slump help, and the Commodores came through Saturday night at South Carolina, which gained a much-needed victory
Pigskin Picks, Week 10: Starring VIP picker Langston Moore, former James Island High School, South Carolina Gamecocks and NFL defensive lineman
Dorchester County residents and businesses are fighting back against groups trying to undermine referendums to build more parks and libraries.
Gene Sapakoff column: The NCAA's decision to allow college athletes to cash in on "name, image and likeness" deals is potentially game-changing but is short on specifics and long on vagueness
Until a few weeks ago, Will Muschamp was a coach with a predictably low ceiling and high floor. Then came a stunning upset win at Georgia and a 20-point upset loss at Tennessee. Now what?
Some Benedict College grads weren’t thrilled to see their alma mater host President Donald Trump on campus last week.
Gene Sapakoff column: Some critics blast Clemson's schedule full of ACC lightweights, some fans worry that it's too soft for the hard playoff battles ahead, but people forget that Clemson toughens up by playing Clemson every week.
Pigskin Picks: It's no surprise that former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., a longtime sports fan and veteran Pigskin Picks player, takes his 10 picks very seriously
Former James Island Charter High School and Charleston Southern soccer player Kelsey Riggs has become one of the faces of the new ACC Network.
Gene Sapakoff column: The SEC's dodging, philosophical response Wednesday to officiating mistakes in last week's Florida-South Carolina and Tennessee-Alabama games is a travesty of a sham.
South Carolina thought it was getting a good player when Tavien Feaster transferred from Clemson, but after a 175-yard rushing day against Florida, it's clear the Gamecocks have more talent than advertised plus a top-notch leader.
To a world that’s constantly filled with tweets and rants that fuel equally verbose retorts, I’d like to press the pause button in order to recognize those who don’t mind being kind.
Historian Nic Butler's Charleston Time Machine shows just how far the mayor's job has come in 236 years. Which, in some ways, isn't that far.
Gene Sapakoff column: The South Carolina Gamecocks must address some passing game issues before the upcoming stretch of three games that will decide whether they make a 2019 bowl trip or not
Pigskin Picks, Week 8: Bear Rinehart, lead singer of the Grammy-winning band needtobreathe, lends the expertise of a college football fan and former Furman wide receiver
Shoeless Joe Jackson is a defended hero in "Field of Dreams" and honored at minor league ballparks in Charleston and Greenville, but the best player who took part in the 1919 World Series "Black Sox" scandal remains one of baseball's most embarrassing characters.
When the Lowcountry Livability PAC made its endorsements for Charleston City Council a few weeks back, West Ashley incumbents didn’t fare so well. In fact, the group suggested kicking four of them to the curb.
Sixth-year player Donell Stanley is a sage to young South Carolina quarterbacks, a big reason for an improved running game and one of head coach Will Muschamp's go-to leaders. He also has ideas on how Gamecock fans should prepare for Florida.
Dorchester County famously has some pretty cheap, and pretty loud, residents. They suggest better parks and libraries will lead to poorer roads, which is just not true. They argue the “better life” is not having new amenities. How do you figure?
Who doesn’t enjoy a Japanese or Chinese takeout order from time to time? Do you always order the same thing, or do you periodically take a chance on trying something on the menu you’ve never tasted before? I usually operate under the premise that I know what I like, and I like what I know.
Gene Sapakoff column: Both South Carolina and Clemson answered real or perceived quarterback injury issues Saturday, with the Gamecocks stunning No. 3 Georgia with backup quarterback Dakereon Joyner coming off the bench and the Tigers' Trevor Lawrence having a great game after a week of shoulder questions
Pigskin Picks, Week 7: In which VIP guest picker Charlie The RiverDog opts for a lot of teams with canine nicknames
Joe Cunningham just doesn’t get it. The 1st District congressman is still “withholding judgment” on whether President Trump should be impeached for asking Ukraine to investigate his most formidable political rival.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has pulled out the "little 'ol Clemson" line after big wins, but how will the Tigers' College Football Playoff run hold up against bigger schools and new legislation likely to trigger payments to players?
The state Department of Transportation shouldn’t be surprised about all this flak over its plans to “improve” Highway 61.
With Halloween scheduled for later in the month, I find myself noticing various signs and signals of good luck and bad luck. Once you start down that road, our beliefs in superstitions may subconsciously appear.