Gene Sapakoff column: ACC nepotism — as practiced with Clemson football, Duke basketball and Florida State baseball with sons or grandsons playing or coaching for their fathers — is just fine. As long as teams win.
Gene Sapakoff column: Crisis time for college football attendance requires some "Back to the Future" solutions
Gene Sapakoff column: The SEC just lifted its ban on beer sales at athletic events and here is how the University of South Carolina, with its unusual trio of off-campus facilities, should move forward.
Gene Sapakoff column: On paper, SEC football during its national title win streak was a lot better off in 2009 with the likes of Urban Meyer, Steve Spurrier, Les Miles and Bobby Petrino. But strange things happen to group pictures
Gene Sapakoff column: Jeongeun Lee6 pulled off a Cinderella victory at the 74th U.S. Women's Open but there were six other stars over a remarkable week at the Country Club of Charleston
Clemson emails obtained by The Post and Courier via a public records request show how school officials sought to find out how three football players tested positive for the illegal performance-enhancing drug ostarine before the Cotton Bowl.
Gene Sapakoff column: The LPGA Tour, on full display at the U.S. Women's Open in Charleston, has a powerful message for the sport and for young girls but needs the help of the men's tour to grow the game of golf.
Someone asked defending U.S. Women’s Open champ Ariya Jutanugarn about the challenge of playing a major golf tournament at the Country Club of Charleston during this week’s furnace forecast.
Gene Sapakoff column: Catch a rising star at the U.S. Women's Open; Jennifer Kupcho won the 2018 NCAA championship, the 2019 Augusta National Women's Amateur and makes her pro debut in Charleston
The new documentary “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” transcends golf and entertains on many levels. Bill Murray’s narration is pretty cool, too.
Braden Galloway and Zach Giella, two of three Clemson football players banned from College Football Playoff games last season after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug ostarine, lost a drawn-out NCAA appeal.
Gene Sapakoff column: Tavien Feaster and Shaq Smith are the latest Clemson football players to enter the NCAA's transfer portal. As Dabo Swinney's recruiting machine rolls on and the portal expands, expect more Tigers to bail. Which isn't such a bad thing.
Gene Sapakoff column: So much off-season South Carolina football schedule focus has been on Clemson, Alabama and Georgia but those are far from the three most critical games for the Gamecocks in 2019.
Gene Sapakoff: OrTre Smith, the former Wando High School standout, missed all but two games of South Carolina's 2018 football season but is finally healthy again. Production in 2019 will be critical to the Gamecocks' success.
Gene Sapakoff column: Thanks, Charleston RiverDogs, for celebrating a "perfectly mediocre" night at the ballpark with C Night, a tribute to "average" in which any student showing a C on a report card gets in free.
Clemson, with an emphasis on the spirit of player-fan interaction, has unveiled a new statue on campus that was funded by a Mount Pleasant donor and features a former Porter-Gaud football player.
Gene Sapakoff column: Instead of sending New York Yankees on the Injured List one by one to Charleston for rehab work with the Class A RiverDogs, how about sending all of them at once?
Gene Sapakoff column: In this annual ranking of SEC and ACC football coaches 1-28, there's a change at the top (you saw what happened in Santa Clara) and South Carolina's Will Muschamp slips (but just a bit)
Clemson fired assistant basketball coach Steve Smith on Friday. The move, which was not a surprise, came a week after an FBI wiretap revealed comments by Smith that were widely seen as tarnishing Dabo Swinney’s national championship football program as well as the basketball program.
Gene Sapakoff column: The biggest problems — and future forecast — for the Clemson and South Carolina baseball programs, both of which have struggled through historic bad streaks.
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.
Clemson on Monday released a list of nutritional and dietary supplements given to football players during the 2018 season. The school provided the information in response to a public records request from The Post and Courier.
Clemson and three players banned from College Football Playoff games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs expect an NCAA appeal decision soon, and timing that coincides with Dexter Lawrence's selection in the first round of the NFL draft might not be coincidental.
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.
Gene Sapakoff column: A lot of NFL teams want Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Deebo Samuel — Hunter Renfrow and Zack Bailey, too. Here are the best landing spots for those guys and other Clemson and South Carolina draft prospects
Gene Sapakoff column: The Charleys debut was a big hit last year and The Post and Courier's annual awards show is back and packed with stars and fun for April 25.
Brad Brownell's Clemson basketball program peaked in 2018, took a disappointing dip in 2019 and faces an uphill climb in 2020
Gene Sapakoff column: Kyle Stanley has played well in the rain and sunshine this week at the Masters, which bodes well for the former Clemson golfer going into Sunday's final round.
The Augusta National Golf Club, aiming to get ahead of rainy weather and possible thunderstorms forecast for late Sunday afternoon, announced a rare time change for the final round of the Masters.
Gene Sapakoff column: Kevin O'Connell after going from amateur golfer to pro and back to amateur had to pick — potentially make good money on the European Tour or accept a Masters invite but remain an amateur. The choice was easy.
Players love it and if fans have mixed feelings, Augusta National isn't budging from its antiquated but refreshing 'no cell phone' policy
Gene Sapakoff column: Kyle Peters, a caddie from James Island, gets a most unlikely taste of the Masters. Corey Conners, his boss, got the very last invitation last week and briefly held the first-round lead on Thursday.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Masters this week is idling at the intersection of Tiger Woods nostalgia and post-Tiger power golf, the greatest golf talent ever and the young stars he inspired.
Gene Sapakoff column: Is Clemson backup quarterback Chase Brice in an NFL-bound, career-backup Matt Cassel mode? Or more likely to follow a well-worn path blazed by high-profile transfers?
Clemson's spring game was more than present tense; the 2018 national championship seniors and NFL-bound juniors celebrated with a ring ceremony at halftime and the Tigers got another major recruiting commitment.
Clemson won't show much in its annual Orange and White Game but a trained eye can spot a few critical trends going into the defending national champs' 2019 season.
Clemson running back Lyn-J Dixon, despite an outstanding regular season, was held out of the Tigers' 44-16 national championship game victory over Alabama. Which only gives him more motivation going into his sophomore year.
Add two more prominent non-conference games to the loaded Clemson football dance card. Clemson announced Tuesday it has added a home-and-home series with Georgia — a 2032 game in Athens and a 2033 game at Death Valley.
Clemson redshirt sophomore guard Matt Bockhorst, though still best known for feasting at the White House, looks primed for a big season as one of the best backup blockers in college football.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Concussion Legacy Foundation is doing great CTE research work, but needs more brain pledges from football players - the more college football players, the better.
Adam Gorlitsky, a 32-year-old Mount Pleasant man paralyzed in an auto accident, came up short in his Los Angeles Marathon bid last week but plans another marathon try in his ReWalk Exoskeleton.
Gene Sapakoff column: Palmetto State high school products Zion Williamson and Ja Morant were dazzling in the first week of the NCAA Tournament. And what if they both played for non-Big Dance participants South Carolina or Clemson?
Gene Sapakoff column: No. 1 Virginia, one year after a shocking loss to Maryland-Baltimore County, got over the No. 16 hump Friday in Columbia and more; the Cavaliers in the second half showed more flashes of Final Four potential.
Gene Sapakoff column: The most-watched first-round NCAA Tournament game in Columbia will be No. 1 Duke has NBA-bound star Zion Williamson vs. a North Dakota State team representing the "toughness" of a state where cold weather "keeps the riff-raff out"
The intersection of Zion Williamson and NCAA Tournament games in Columbia are part glory, part tragedy. Good genes, a basketball work ethic and a great upbringing are mixed with the drawn out timing of the Palmetto State’s hard conversation on race and politics
Clemson is more than halfway through its 2019 spring practice. Highlights include Trevor Lawrence's leadership and confidence, an eager vibe coming off a national title and newcomers Tyler Davis, Frank Ladson Jr. and Joseph Ngata.
Surely, other father and son scenes play out all over Mount Pleasant on a sunny Saturday morning in March. Boats slide off trailers into brackish water. Batting cages fill with tattered baseballs. Fairways glisten with dew as thick as follow-through advice.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney wasn't happy with his high-powered offense after the Tigers' first full scrimmage of spring; and Alabama head coach Nick Saban has paid off his Florida dinner bet with Swinney, who is now 2-2 in meal wagers with Saban.
Head coach Dabo Swinney and his Clemson football team benefit from rare coaching staff stability: no changes since the national championship game victory in January.