Gene Sapakoff column: Finally, it's here, SEC football kickoffs, and 14 teams have reasons to believe something good can come from a long wait and a coronavirus-shortened season.
Gene Sapakoff column: Transfer quarterback Collin Hill is the right pick to start the season for the Gamecocks but he's dealing with an iffy cast of receivers after leaving Colorado State.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence suffered his first college loss to LSU in January and in a 2-0 start looks like the driven example of what Nick Saban talked about after Lawrence tamed Alabama a year earlier.
Gene Sapakoff: No. 1-ranked Clemson is 2-0 and looks sharp on the field but gameday management could use some tweaks as the Tigers and other schools learn from having fans attend COVID-era football games.
Gene Sapakoff column: Late roster changes, mysterious injury reports and a lack of uniform COVID-19 reporting policies are just some of the things that make wagering on college football in 2020 a great way to lose money.
Gene Sapakoff column: Is Will Muschamp on the hot seat? Is South Carolina's head coach in trouble if the Gamecocks go 2-8? Not necessarily and only maybe.
Gene Sapakoff column: If it seems like Travis Etienne is the best running back in college football at churning for extra yards after contact, you're not imagining things.
Gene Sapakoff column: There were highlights and concerns coming out of the first Saturday or ACC football but Clemson dominance remains a constant
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson and South Carolina coaches agree that college football during the coronavirus pandemic means roster depth likely will be tapped as never before
Gene Sapakoff column: Notre Dame's one-year dip into full ACC football status doesn't necessarily mean the Fighting Irish beat out North Carolina, Miami or Virginia Tech — or some other underrated team — for a December date with Clemson.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson hasn't had stellar tight end play since Jordan Leggett left after helping the Tigers win the 2016 national championship, but that changes this season with the unleashing of Braden Galloway.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Las Vegas Raiders play their first-ever NFL game on Sept. 13 in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers, very near where team owner Mark Davis was born, or so most people think.
Gene Sapakoff column: The roar of the crowd, the tailgating, the band ... OK, the band. And a few fans. With tailgating generally discouraged. But a Thursday tour of the South Carolina Gamecocks' Williams-Brice Stadium indicates college football, against all odds, will happen. At least for a while.
Gene Sapakoff column: Sam Hartman started for Wake Forest as a freshman, lost his job last season to Jamie Newman and with Newman transferred to Georgia, is back in the Deacons' starting lineup and "excited" about facing No. 1 Clemson.
Gene Sapakoff column: A not-so-typical annual prediction rundown for state college football teams, including high hopes, low expectations and vacancies on the Preseason Prediction Bus.
Gene Sapakoff column: Political football is more than a mixed metaphor this election cycle; whether or not to play college football during the coronavirus already has become a major issue.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina hoped for a balanced 2020 attack with freshman running back MarShawn Lloyd and improved quarterback play but with Lloyd out for the season it's time to showcase the athleticism of Dakereon Joyner and Luke Doty
Gene Sapakoff column: While schools are starting to announce plans for fans at 2020 college football games, the best approach is extra-cautious to start and a player-friendly system allowing the entertainers on the field to profit from their efforts toward saving athletic departments and universities from red ink.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson doesn't just have a national championship contender warming up for a 2020 season that might or might not happen, it's one of Dabo Swinney's deepest and favorite teams.
Gene Sapakoff column: College football fans deserve more than all the mixed signals on COVID-19 policy, player safety, conference schedule plans and coaches' salaries. Among other things.
Gene Sapakoff column: Daniel Brooks, a rising senior at Bishop England High School, has spent the summer growing (he's already 6-8, 245) and adding fire to his scary fastball (already 94 mph), which means he projects as an early-round prospect for the 2021 Major League Baseball draft
Gene Sapakoff column: The Citadel, Charleston Southern, S.C. State, Furman, Wofford and other FCS programs would be much better off in the long run with a permanent move to spring football as the Power Five conferences are about to cut them out of fall money games.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is more than just 'the face of college football,' his leadership during a tumultuous summer has long-term impact potential
Gene Sapakoff column: April Shell has the honor of presenting her father, S.C. State graduate and former Pittsburgh Steelers star Donnie Shell, for his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement.
Gene Sapakoff column: While Major League Baseball has postponed games when just a few players test positive for the coronavirus, South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp says his Gamecocks could play a game with as many as 30 COVID cases.
Gene Sapakoff: The South Carolina-Clemson football rivalry will come to an end in 2020 after 111 consecutive seasons. Tentatively. Probably. Maybe. Or not. Here are some ways the Gamecocks and Tigers might clash before New Year's Eve.
Gene Sapakoff column: Former Clemson basketball players and coaches are pitching in with a golf tournament to aid former Tigers star Sharone Wright, who lost a leg to a staph infection and has battled cancer.
Gene Sapakoff column: John Swofford leaves big shoes to fill but great timing leaves the ACC with at least eight great candidates for a major diversity hire as its new commissioner.
Gene Sapakoff column: Coastal Carolina was looking forward to a breakthrough football season with a big-money opener at South Carolina and a rare home game against a Power Five opponent, but what happens if none of that happens?
Gene Sapakoff column: As more NFL players express COVID-19 concerns, college football players should be encouraged by coaches to speak out on safety issues involved with staging a 2020 season.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley this summer has taken more of an activist role, but a recent social media clash with former governor Nikki Haley and criticism of USC's athletic department diversity shows progress is a major challenge.
Gene Sapakoff column: COVID-19 spikes and liability concerns make a 2020 fall college football season less likely; a 2021 spring plan isn't perfect but looks better with a short season and an eight-team playoff
The University of South Carolina, called out by a South Carolina Press Association attorney on Tuesday for failing to respond to The Post and Courier's Freedom of Information Act query about Title IX and sex assault violation information filed in March, responded Wednesday. There were no relevant cases, a USC spokesperson said.
Gene Sapakoff column: 2020 college football season decisions mean dominoes falling that will impact all college sports at all levels.
Gene Sapakoff column: Travis Etienne has spent most of his time at Clemson in one shadow or the other and now he is overlooked as college football's top 2020 Heisman Trophy candidate
Gene Sapakoff column: The RBC Heritage golf tournament provided Webb Simpson's record performance and great golf with its best field in years, but against the backdrop of fragile sports coronavirus "bubbles"
Gene Sapakoff column: Bryson DeChambeau burst onto the PGA Tour scene with new physics-based strategy and is making a new impact with his new 240-pound body build not just for power but finesse
There are no ticketed fans at the RBC Heritage as part of the PGA Tour's coronavirus safety policy, but hotel guests, condo renters and homeowners along the Harbour Town Golf Links are picking up some of the slack.
Former University of South Carolina golfer Matthew NeSmith has played only one PGA Tour round on the Harbour Town Golf Links, but already has a first-round 66 at the RBC Heritage to go with his 2018 marriage proposal on the 18th green.
Perhaps the quality and depth of the list of top 10 Clemson defensive linemen is best explained by the stars who didn't make the cut.
South Carolina Gamecocks' top 10 defensive linemen: Jadeveon Clowney is the easy pick at No. 1, but it's not so easy after that.
Gene Sapakoff: A major name change at Clemson is a step in the right direction, though overdue. Now, hopefully, on to a more prominent campus institution.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson can let official comment wait until its next official media availability to address an assistant football coach's use of a racial slur. But that's not helping the team, school, state or country.
Charleston's minor league baseball park, as few other places in the Holy City, has reflected racial strife, pain and progress that is seen in local protests responding to the death of George Floyd. And potential, too.
Save athletic department budgets, support almost every other college sport, help cash-strapped universities, add cashflow to local businesses, bailout TV networks starved for live programming. And that's not all that's being asked of unpaid major college football players in a proposed COVID-19 return.
Sapakoff: The Charleston RiverDogs are benched by the coronavirus, but their famed concession stand is active with a deep roster of options for lunch and dinner, thanks to "incredibly creative" chef Josh Shea
Gene Sapakoff column: Furman baseball, a program eliminated this week, helped shape great parts of life for Charleston's Alex Abrams, who cherishes memories of community service and team bonding as much as on-field competition