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
Khris Middleton, a Porter Gaud School graduate, is $178 million richer but turned down a chance to bolt Milwaukee for a bigger NBA market. He explains in an open letter
Gene Sapakoff column: More protective netting is necessary as pitch speed, bat exit velocity and fan distractions increase, and that's not all; pitchers need mandatory extra protection from high school to the majors before someone gets killed.
If Clemson knows how three football players suspended for playoff games came into contact with the performance-enhancing drug ostarine or if the problem was more widespread, it is not saying. And probably will never say.
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