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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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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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Jennifer Kupcho, the Wake Forest senior who won the first U.S. Women's Amateur event at Augusta National this month, turned down her automatic invite to the U.S. Women's Open in Charleston to turn pro but earned a spot Monday by winning a qualifying tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

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Gene Sapakoff column: One of the stars of the NFL draft isn't a player; Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will make a splash in Nashville on Thursday night with as many as three Tigers projected to go in the first round and as many as 11 selected before the weekend is over.