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Mike McGee, who died Friday, hired Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz, Ray Tanner, Curtis Frye, Eddie Fogler and Dave Odom and brought  University of South Carolina athletic department revenue into the modern era. But, strangely, the former athletic director who had more impact on Gamecock sports than anyone is not in the USC Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Gene Sapakoff column: Robert Caslen, the new University of South Carolina president, should know that his promise of ice cream sundaes for victories over Clemson won't be incentive enough to pull off an upset over a Dabo Swinney-led powerhouse that has won five straight against the Gamecocks.

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For those of us Baby Boomers, especially those raised in the South, it was not uncommon to refer to ourselves as Coppertone babies. In the summer, we’d spend most of our time playing outside. In doing so, we’d often wear little more than a pair of shorts. Boys often were shirtless. For the g…

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Gene Sapakoff column: The hypocrisy on display at college football media events this week was not limited to name, image and likeness chatter. It also included talk about the impact of sports gambling on the mental health of athletes and support for a third full-time assistant baseball coach.

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It’s fairly common for me to explore topics here that cause us to pause and remember. Some of that is simply a product of getting older, I suppose. I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time looking in the rear view window, primarily, because, at this point, there’s more behind me than in front.