Gene Sapakoff column: Oh, brother – Michael Vardzel blazed the trail from Wando High School to Pittsburgh, John Vardzel made one of the most inspirational plays of the 2020 ACC season against Clemson and Peter Vardzel is in the wings
Gene Sapakoff column: So many teams in conferences and divisional obligations mean rare clashes between some programs, which is too bad for student-athletes and fans. Some overdue solutions.
Gene Sapakoff column: One minute South Carolina's football season has no hope, 59 seconds later maybe more wins are in store
Gene Sapakoff column: Watching your son attempt a field goal before a packed college football stadium in a nationally-televised SEC game can rattle a parent's nerves, but South Carolina Gamecocks kicker Parker White's mother Jennifer Howe has found a way to enjoy the ride.
Gene Sapakoff column: Postgame locker room stunts celebrating wins are part of the Coastal Carolina culture, but so is remarkable balance on offense and defense.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson has a standout defense but faces back-to-back ACC road games and a stretch of offenses mostly better than the ones the Tigers have seen so far.
Gene Sapakoff column: A stunningly lopsided loss at Tennessee shows South Carolina football progress on offense over the second half of the season will be hard to come by
Lou Spanos was named UConn's interim head coach the day before his father's Mount Pleasant funeral in September.
Former College of Charleston star Brett Gardner will weigh baseball and family considerations after the New York Yankees' Wild Card playoff loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Gene Sapakoff: South Carolina's Shane Beamer and Tennessee's Josh Heupel, on an Oct. 9 collision course in Knoxville, were both hired to start the 2021 season, both charged with reversing SEC East fortune.
Gene Sapakoff column: A Clemson vs. Boston College matchup at Death Valley was in many ways a capsule version of a strange start to the 2021 season for a program used to annual College Football Playoff contention
Gene Sapakoff column: Dabo Swinney liked the idea of maintaining a four-team College Football Playoff in August but a sour September might make Clemson fans warm up to the more-the-merrier format that's on the way.
The last time Charleston won a minor league baseball championship? The 1922 Charleston Pals. The only other time? The 1908 Charleston Sea Gulls.
Charleston's wait for a first minor league baseball championship since 1922 will have to wait until Game 5 of the Low-A East Championship Series, hopefully for the RiverDogs. The the road team has won all of the first four games of the matchup.
The Down East Wood Ducks won Game 3 of the best-of-five Low-A East Championship Series to trim the Charleston RiverDogs' lead to 2-1 and force a Game 4
Gene Sapakoff column: Porter-Gaud School honored alum Khris Middleton after a whirlwind summer including an NBA championship and Olympic gold medal.
The Charleston RiverDogs for the first time all season extended its starting pitchers and grabbed a 2-0 lead in the Low-A East best-of-five championship series.
Gene Sapakoff column: Like many football coaches, first-year South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer is a little bit of everything during games, from strategist to cheerleader. But with a twist of enthusiasm all his own
Gene Sapakoff column: A famously smart and very deep Clemson coaching staff apparently doesn't understand the concept of an intentional safety when necessary
The Charleston RiverDogs have a shot at the minor league baseball championship thanks to Tampa Bay Rays prospects.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina still has plenty of time to make improvements but three games into the season the running game is far from a strength and might be a weakness
Gene Sapakoff column: For conference pride and respect (and for a better Clemson resume to be put before the College Football Playoff committee), the ACC must finish fast in its few remaining non-conference games
Gene Sapakoff column: Luke Doty or Zeb Noland vs. Georgia? And beyond? Usually, two quarterbacks are not better than one but South Carolina is a needy exception
Gene Sapakoff column: Will Muschamp was hired by his longtime buddy Kirby Smart as an analyst but moved into an on-field role when Georgia’s special teams coach left the team for personal reasons. The move has already paid dividends for the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs.
Gene Sapakoff column: A Chucktown Throwdown on a Saturday afternoon was fun college football surrounded by tributes to those that make such sports escapes possible
Gene Sapakoff column: Dabo Swinney is an admirable stickler but loyalty policy gets tested as Clemson loses big games to teams with key transfer portal additions when the Tigers have holes to fill.
Gene Sapakoff column: Mike Houston as The Citadel head coach led the Bulldogs to a 2015 victory at South Carolina and prepares again for the Gamecocks, this time with East Carolina the home team.
Gene Sapakoff column: An unprecedented first-place winning percentage coincides with the Low-A East's second-best attendance for a RiverDogs’ bounce-back season after no 2020 season because of COVID-19
Gene Sapakoff column: A weak ACC schedule makes it hard for Clemson to make a good playoff argument, at least until the ACC Championship Game, after losing to Georgia.
Gene Sapakoff column: Special teams likely will have a lot to do with how the No. 3 Tigers and No. 5 Bulldogs fare under prime-time Saturday night lights on Sept. 4 at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.
Gene Sapakoff column: Never mind that Coastal Carolina is nationally ranked, coming off an 11-win season and the target on almost all of its opponent schedules. New year, same relentless spirit.
Gene Sapakoff column: Georgia cornerback Derion Kendrick vs. his former team is a fascinating subplot of the biggest opener of the 2021 college football season.
Gene Sapakoff column: Annual college football predictions for the Palmetto State's nine NCAA Division I programs
Gene Sapakoff column: The Jacksonville Jaguars cannot adequately protect their most valuable asset and so should let Trevor Lawrence learn the way Patrick Mahomes learned as a rookie.
Gene Sapakoff column: An ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 alliance as a move to counter SEC expansion doesn’t sound good for schools like Clemson that value SEC relationships
Gene Sapakoff column: The "Where's Dakereon Joyner?" questions South Carolina fans have been asking about the former Fort Dorchester High School standout these last few seasons are about to be answered
Gene Sapakoff column: C.J. Spiller makes his debut as a college football coach just as Clemson has less experience at running back than at any time during the College Football Playoff era.
Gene Sapakoff column: Even with injury problems and inexperience at quarterback and on the coaching staff, the 2021 South Carolina football team can have an identity that helps win games, or at least keep them respectable.
Gene Sapakoff column: Bobby Bowden is a gregarious Alabama native who dominated the ACC while frequently quoting the Bible. Remind you of anyone?
Gene Sapakoff column: A longtime Charleston RiverDogs front office executive is all about encouraging regular mammograms coming out of her cancer battle including two surgeries, 12 weeks of chemotherapy and 21 days of radiation.
Gene Sapakoff column: Whether or not Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC pushes Alabama and Auburn to the SEC East, the South Carolina football program is signed up for almost permanent mediocrity.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson linebacker James Skalski is a beloved player and teammate known for his aggressive style, and for getting kicked out of the Tigers' last two College Football Playoff games.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson has won six straight ACC football championships and the Atlantic Division gap isn't getting any smaller
D.J. Uiagalelei is a quick study when it comes to marketing and promotion, as demonstrated July 22 at the ACC Football Kickoff.
Gene Sapakoff: Clemson has less proven depth at quarterback than at any time during the College Football Playoff era, which includes six straight playoff appearances for the Tigers.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney had a lot to say in his first press conference since spring practice.
Debbie Antonelli, a former N.C. State basketball star and Emmy-award winning television analyst, will join the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame along with Mack Brown, Julius Peppers and others on July 23.