Jamal Sutherland died on Jan. 5, as jail personnel tried to take him from his cell to a bond hearing on a misdemeanor charge. Those who’ve seen the video say it’s horrifying; they evoke the name “George Floyd” and predict that some people will call it murder.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Gamecocks and Tigers, for different reasons, need a victory in a make-up game set for May 11 at Clemson.
Gene Sapakoff column: Juggling Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney, Kirby Smart and Dan Mullen and the right spot for Shane Beamer and other new coaches in the SEC and ACC.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Charleston RiverDogs, after taking a year off along with the rest of minor league baseball, were back May 4 before a Riley Park crowd having a blast
From a new Major League affiliate and Riley Park's cashless policy to experimental playing rules and a Myrtle Beach rivalry, a lot has changed since minor league baseball last appeared in Charleston in 2019. But Bill Murray might still show up.
Major League Baseball is making each minor league try out new ideas for MLB consideration. Which is why Charleston RiverDogs manager Blake Butera spent extra time working on pickoff plays and baserunning to prepare for the May 4 season opener.
Gene Sapakoff column: 12 Clemson stars on defense were picked in the first or second round of the NFL draft from 2015-2020 and so far the only Pro Bowl appearance among them was turned in by Vic Beasley, widely considered a pro football bust. While it’s early for recent draftees, it’s a pattern worth explaining
On that December day in 1995, a couple of coincidental factors played a part in prolonging Tom Kent’s life. The man who stopped was a Vietnam vet who had been a medic.
Gene Sapakoff column: Blake Butera, a former Boston College infielder already in his third season as a minor league manager at 28, is on a Tampa Bay Rays fast track.
Gene Sapakoff column: 40 years ago, the Palmetto State made a huge impact on the NFL draft, starting with first overall pick George Rogers but including some late-round jewels.
Gene Sapakoff column: Shane Beamer is even more optimistic than most college football coaches but recognizes the work left to do going into his first South Carolina season
Gene Sapakoff column: Pitching coach Skyler Meade's South Carolina staff of aces and role players is second in the elite SEC in earned run average, for several very good reasons
A lot of Sullivan’s Island residents tell the same sad story: They didn’t vote in the 2019 town elections, and now regret it.
Gene Sapakoff: The Charleston RiverDogs, after sitting out the 2020 season for minor league baseball-mandated COVID-19 reasons, are determined to help Charleston "return to normal" via fun at Riley Park.
2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and four other former Clemson players at the RBC Heritage golf tournament say a lot about the legacy of Larry Penley, the Tigers' coach who will retire at the end of the 2021 season.
Palmer Rivers is 6’5” and was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After high school, he worked a variety of jobs ranging from payroll clerk to taking tolls at the different bridges and tunnels around the Big Apple.
Gene Sapakoff column: Bryson DeChambeau's jaw-dropping length off the tee has taken golf by storm but a snapshot of the PGA Tour at the RBC Heritage shows that placing among the PGA Tour's longest hitters doesn't guarantee success.
A good field at the RBC Heritage, the PGA Championship set for the Ocean Course in May, a PGA Tour event moved from Canada to Ridgeland for June, Dustin Johnson and so many other tour players with state ties combine to put South Carolina professional golf in a sweet spot.
Gene Sapakoff column: He doesn't look the part but former Wake Forest golfer Will Zalatoris, 24 and playing in in his first Masters, put on a show all week at Augusta National
Gene Sapakoff column: Patron fun at the 85th Masters includes collecting popular beer cups and trying a new chicken salad sandwich while watching the best players in the world on the greatest golf course
Some of the most pristine views of the Lowcountry occur when crossing the many bridges that connect these long-standing rural communities to each other. The tides, shrimp, oysters and puff mud reside deeply in their fabric. If you pay attention, you can find glimpses into history along the way.
Gene Sapakoff column: There are a lot of potentially fun final pairings for the 2021 PGA Championship set for the Ocean Course in May, including the defending champion and a re-emerging star
Gene Sapakoff column: The confluence of Lee Elder, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as Masters honorary starters led to a talk of a too-often forgotten part of Augusta history.
Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley during his annual State of the Masters address would rather have talked more about South Carolinian Dustin Johnson’s effort to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods in an exclusive group of back-to-back champions.
Gene Sapakoff column: Dustin Johnson, the South Carolina native and former Coastal Carolina star, goes for his second green jacket just five months after winning his first
Though we still have a while to go before the pandemic is over there’s nothing wrong with taking a moment to appreciate the hope of better days both now and down the road.
Gene Sapakoff column: D.J. Uiagalelei made a flashy start at Clemson's annual spring game, a slight glimpse of 2021 things to come
Gene Sapakoff column: St. Francis University isn't the SEC but Jason Brown has what it takes to challenge Luke Doty for South Carolina's quarterback job.
Gene Sapakoff column: Mount Pleasant's Debbie Antonelli called early-round men's and women's NCAA Tournament games as a television analyst, so who better to ask about a pair of Final Fours?
Gene Sapakoff column: The Atlanta Braves are bullish going into Opening Day on April 1 with a team coming off a National League Championship Series season.
South Carolina lawmakers who regularly push for “open carry” laws are usually, in parlance, hopelessly outgunned.
On COVID-19 vaccinations, "It was uplifting to see so many people in line, doing the right thing. It’s not only doing what’s best for yourself, but also for your family, your neighbor and yes, for your country."
Gene Sapakoff: Saying “I cannot be quiet” and complaining about a shoddy set-up at the NCAA women’s basketball tournament in San Antonio was just the start of Dawn Staley seizing opportunity to speak out as the most important voice in her sport, and then some.
Popular Clemson and South Carolina fan-coach interaction events canceled in 2020 likely will happen in 2021, at least delayed or virtual versions.
Gene Sapakoff column: Good ideas for a new Cougars basketball coach also include the South Carolina Gamecocks’ career scoring leader and the son of actor Bill Murray.