Gene Sapakoff column: It's not just fantasy football league championships that make this columnist qualified to get South Carolina's offensive coordinator gig; he also called a play for the Gamecocks this season that gained 14 yards, much better than the team average
Gene Sapakoff column: Creative hires helped Virginia and North Carolina make ACC strides, but Clemson is a four-touchdown favorite in the ACC Championship Game and there is no short-term threat to the crown.
Gene Sapakoff column: Dabo Swinney went through hard times before winning two national titles. What South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp can learn from that as he ponders an offensive coordinator move likely to include the dismissal of Bryan McClendon
Pigskin Picks: VIP picker Morgan Nichols, Miss South Carolina, stops by to pick three Riivalry Week upsets on her way to the Miss America competition
The last four minutes of the first half and the first four minutes of the second half are considered critical to big-time college football success, and Clemson knows how to dominate as well as any team.
Sapakoff: Educators, politicians, entertainers and best-selling authors have honored former Summerville High School football coach John McKissick, who won more games than any high school, college or professional coach.
Gene Sapakoff: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney took his lumps from Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks during a five-game losing streak to South Carolina. But Will Muschamp has it worse going against a Dabo Dynasty.
Gene Sapakoff column: Tanking for Tua Tagovailoa was a 2020 NFL draft thing until the Alabama quarterback was injured, and now serious quarterback-needy (or exceptionally smart) pro teams should go "all in" on Clemson's Trevor Lawrence for 2021
No. 3 Clemson is a heavy favorite, again, in the annual rivalry football game but South Carolina might be able to find hope in its stunning upset of Georgia, if not in Gamecocks-Tigers series history
Clemson’s self-described “most iconic structure” remains a blight on a great university. The building highlighted by a distinctive clock tower was completed in 1893 and in 1946 was named for a politician widely considered unusually racist even during the heart of a Jim Crow era infamous for institutional segregation.
Pigskin Picks: Starring Adam Gorlitsky, a paralyzed 32-year-old Wando High School and University of South Carolina graduate who founded igotlegs.org to help bridge the gap between "able-bodied and physically challenged" people, and who plans to do the Charleston Marathon in January.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp is under fire, but new school President Bob Caslen is fanning the flames with one odd statement of "support" after another.
Gene Sapakoff column: A close-call in Chapel Hill was the best thing that could have happened to Clemson this season, and the Tigers owe North Carolina head coach Mack Brown a College Football Playoff ring for the fifth consecutive appearance that looks like a lock
Gene Sapakoff column: Many South Carolina fans thought Jake Bentley was a liability but at 4-6 it's time to re-think what kind of impact a senior quarterback full of SEC experience might have had on what's been a sour season
Gene Sapakoff column: Not that long ago, a Clemson coach bolted for Nick Saban's Alabama staff for job security reasons; two national titles and Crimson Tide slippage later, the Tigers are solidly on top of the rivalry
Carmen Camarillo and Juan Gonzalez lost their son Sergio Gonzalez in January of 2018 when the 15-year-old football and soccer player at Oceanside Academy collapsed at home and died a few days later. Sergio lives on through his little brother and a foundation that helps local kids play soccer.
Gene Sapakoff column: The South Carolina football team has a Carolinas-heavy football schedule this season; where the Gamecocks rank among the 10 FBS teams in the two states after the Appalachian State game
Pigskin Picks: Veteran ESPN and CBS college basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli has ties to many schools on this week's list, and takes to her VIP picker role with a competitive edge.
Gene Sapakoff: A 2019 College Football Playoff selection primer ahead of Tuesday night's first rankings of the season, including Clemson's eventually secure status
Gene Sapakoff column: Vanderbilt serves the SEC as help for struggling teams in need of slump help, and the Commodores came through Saturday night at South Carolina, which gained a much-needed victory
Pigskin Picks, Week 10: Starring VIP picker Langston Moore, former James Island High School, South Carolina Gamecocks and NFL defensive lineman
Gene Sapakoff column: The NCAA's decision to allow college athletes to cash in on "name, image and likeness" deals is potentially game-changing but is short on specifics and long on vagueness
Until a few weeks ago, Will Muschamp was a coach with a predictably low ceiling and high floor. Then came a stunning upset win at Georgia and a 20-point upset loss at Tennessee. Now what?
Gene Sapakoff column: Some critics blast Clemson's schedule full of ACC lightweights, some fans worry that it's too soft for the hard playoff battles ahead, but people forget that Clemson toughens up by playing Clemson every week.
Pigskin Picks: It's no surprise that former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., a longtime sports fan and veteran Pigskin Picks player, takes his 10 picks very seriously
Former James Island Charter High School and Charleston Southern soccer player Kelsey Riggs has become one of the faces of the new ACC Network.
Gene Sapakoff column: The SEC's dodging, philosophical response Wednesday to officiating mistakes in last week's Florida-South Carolina and Tennessee-Alabama games is a travesty of a sham.
South Carolina thought it was getting a good player when Tavien Feaster transferred from Clemson, but after a 175-yard rushing day against Florida, it's clear the Gamecocks have more talent than advertised plus a top-notch leader.
Gene Sapakoff column: The South Carolina Gamecocks must address some passing game issues before the upcoming stretch of three games that will decide whether they make a 2019 bowl trip or not
Pigskin Picks, Week 8: Bear Rinehart, lead singer of the Grammy-winning band needtobreathe, lends the expertise of a college football fan and former Furman wide receiver
Shoeless Joe Jackson is a defended hero in "Field of Dreams" and honored at minor league ballparks in Charleston and Greenville, but the best player who took part in the 1919 World Series "Black Sox" scandal remains one of baseball's most embarrassing characters.
Sixth-year player Donell Stanley is a sage to young South Carolina quarterbacks, a big reason for an improved running game and one of head coach Will Muschamp's go-to leaders. He also has ideas on how Gamecock fans should prepare for Florida.
Gene Sapakoff column: Both South Carolina and Clemson answered real or perceived quarterback injury issues Saturday, with the Gamecocks stunning No. 3 Georgia with backup quarterback Dakereon Joyner coming off the bench and the Tigers' Trevor Lawrence having a great game after a week of shoulder questions
Pigskin Picks, Week 7: In which VIP guest picker Charlie The RiverDog opts for a lot of teams with canine nicknames
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has pulled out the "little 'ol Clemson" line after big wins, but how will the Tigers' College Football Playoff run hold up against bigger schools and new legislation likely to trigger payments to players?
A trip to Grapevine, Texas, for a mock media exercise in the College Football Playoff selection process, and a look at Grapevine's darker legacy, Bonnie Parker's role in the 1934 murders of two state troopers.
Pigskin Picks: Week 6, with former S.C. State and Washington Redskins' Super Bowl star Charlie Brown as VIP guest picker
Gene Sapakoff column: Rebecca Veeck died Monday after a fight with Batten disease. She's best remembered as the joyful, inspirational star of the first family of baseball fun.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina got back on track Saturday night with an SEC victory over Kentucky but the football program needs a bold, innovative move to separate itself from fellow SEC non-contenders
Pigskin Picks: Former Citadel quarterback Jack Douglas, star of upset wins over South Carolina, Arkansas and Army (twice), weighs in on the big games of Week 5.
Clemson played a school-record 111 players in Saturday night's win over Charlotte. Here's how the No. 1-ranked Tigers weave a soft schedule into focused starts, valuable rest and off-the-charts team spirit.
Fan interest, or lack thereof, will dictate whether South Carolina keeps Will Muschamp as head football coach or gives him as much as $18.75 million to go away.
Gene Sapakoff column: Trevor Lawrence entered the Clemson starting lineup after four games in 2018; a full calendar season report card as the Tigers get to 4-0 in 2019
Pigskin Picks: Former Clemson and San Francisco 49ers star defensive lineman Jim Stuckey is the VIP picker, and the 2019 college football world is spinning around the Palmetto State
Dabo Swinney's Clemson program has become the gold standard for college football success. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to recreate a big-time winner.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina losses to Missouri in the past have led to sour football seasons, and a loss in The Other Columbia on Saturday would mean the same thing
Gene Sapakoff column: What South Carolina football recruits might have learned about the state of the Gamecocks program while watching a 47-23 loss to No. 2 Alabama
Pigskin Picks VIP Picker Stephen Garcia, the former South Carolina quarterback, recalls his exchange with Nick Saban following the Gamecocks' 2010 upset of Alabama, and the party that night.