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.
Gene Sapakoff column: The 2010 upset of No. 1 Alabama was one of the greatest football wins in South Carolina history, but the 2019 Gamecocks and their fans must adjust to more realistic comparisons
Gene Sapakoff column: Cut by the Buffalo Bills, former Clemson player Ray-Ray McCloud has quickly fit in with his new team, the Carolina Panthers, thanks to some advice from his college head coach, Dabo Swinney.
Gene Sapakoff column: Running back Christian McCaffrey's bid for 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season makes the Carolina Panthers worth watching, win or lose
Gene Sapakoff column: Considered a weakness early and late during the 2018 regular season, the Clemson secondary in snuffing out the Texas A&M passing game proved itself a primary Tiger force in 2019
Pigskin Picks: Former Clemson head coach Danny Ford, winner of the 1981 national championship, serves as Guest VIP Picker for Week 2.
A look at South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp's contract and buyout terms in the wake of a stunning season-opening loss to North Carolina.
Gene Sapakoff column: Texas A&M, by far Clemson's toughest opponent during the regular season, is the game Heisman Trophy voters likely will use to evaluate Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence
Gene Sapakoff column: Not much went right in the season opener for what is supposed to be Will Muschamp's deepest South Carolina team. The alarming performance casts the rest of the Gamecocks' season in a new, gloomy light.
Pigskin Picks, Week 1: Starring Bobby Cremins, former College of Charleston and Georgia Tech head basketball coach and former South Carolina player, as the Guest VIP Picker.
Gene Sapakoff column: Trevor Lawrence in a season-opening win over Georgia Tech sent a message to future Clemson opponents, warning that a quarterback with an NFL-caliber arm can run a little bit, too.
Gene Sapakoff column: Here's South Carolina's chance to not only get off to a good 2019 start but avoid an 0-3 stretch against ACC teams, including a 56-35 loss at Clemson and 28-0 Belk Bowl stinker; which means the season opener against North Carolina is close to a "must win."
Winning big has made Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney a very popular man with coaches and managers who want to improve, from rising college stars to NBA champs to World Series winners.
South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has a tight group of Lowcountry friends, including Bailey Hart, Parker White and Chandler Farrell, and the foursome keeps each other grounded through Gamecock glory and heartache.
Gene Sapakoff column: The best way for South Carolina football fans to annoy smug Clemson fans? Send postcards from wonderful summer trips impoverished Clemson fans can't afford to take after spending all their money traveling to Santa Clara, Dallas, Phoenix, New Orleans, Tampa and Miami for mere football games these last four years.
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.
Why Clemson and South Carolina will meet or exceed 2019 expectations, and other Palmetto State college football predictions.
Gene Sapakoff column: Sure, having Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence makes life easier. But Clemson quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter is an underrated quarterbacks coach who draws praise from campus to the NFL.
Alabama coach Nick Saban wants major college teams to schedule 10 games per season versus Power 5 opponents, an ahead-of-the-curve idea that calls for Clemson and South Carolina to adjust
Gene Sapakoff column: Will Muschamp, with his best South Carolina football team and coming off his best offseason, must cash in despite the nation's toughest schedule.
Steve Wilkerson, a fomer Clemson baseball player, was called on to pitch for the depleted Baltimore Orioles in a marathon win over the Los Angeles Angels and made history, becoming the first position player to record a save.
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.
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.
Gene Sapakoff column: Nick Saban's national championship game excuses and other comments at SEC Media Days indicate the legendary Alabama head coach is still struggling to find answers for Clemson, winners of two of the last three national titles.
Gene Sapakoff column: Jake Bentley has made gradual progress each season as South Carolina's starting quarterback. Will more of the same be enough in 2019?
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is back from what he calls a 'life-changing' trip to Italy and France, his first extended trip outside the U.S. And it just might make the two-time national champion a better coach
Gene Sapakoff column: Who are the leading candidates to give Clemson a good fight? And other questions heading into the annual ACC Football Kickoff event
The SEC Media Days return to Hoover, Ala., for the annual Monday-Thursday gab fest after a one-year stay in Atlanta, but the same question applies to the elephant logo in the room.
The South Carolina Gamecocks' top 10 wide receivers, starting with a Sterling Sharpe vs. Alshon Jeffery debate and ending with tough cuts