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South Carolina women's basketball head coach Dawn Staley was named The Associated Press coach of the year on Monday.

Gamecock's Staley named AP women's coach of the year

Dawn Staley helped guide South Carolina to No. 1 and has now earned coach of the year honors from The Associated Press for the first time. The veteran Gamecocks coach received 20 votes from the national media panel that selects the Top 25 poll …

Former Sumter pitcher Tradd James has the opportunity to return to College of Charleston next year if he so chooses after his senior season was cancelled this spring due to the coronavirus.

Charleston's James considering returning for "senior" season after cancellation

After coming from a junior college baseball program to be an integral part of the pitching staff at College of Charleston last season, Tradd James was ready to finish his final year of college baseball in hopes of helping the Cougars to the NCAA …

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) won the Dawn Staley award named for her coach on Friday.

South Carolina's Harris wins award named for her coach

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina point guard Tyasha Harris is this year's recipient of the Dawn Staley award. The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia made the announcement Friday. Harris became the second Gamecock, joining Tiffany Mitchell in 2013, …

South Carolina's Aliyah Boston, left, was named to The Associated Press All-America second team on Thursday. Her teammate, Tyasha Harris, was named to the third team.

USC's Boston, Harris selected to All-America teams

NEW YORK - South Carolina may have finished with the No. 1 ranking in women's college basketball this season, but it didn't have a first team All-American. However, the Gamecocks do have one on the second and third teams, respectively. USC …

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, center right, is among the women's college basketball coaches that were disappointed that she and her team didn't spend Monday night watching the NCAA tournament bracket reveal.

Women's basketball coaches deal with reality of no NCAAs

NEW YORK - South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows that Monday was supposed to be the night that women's basketball got put in the national spotlight with the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal. She was set to watch the selection show with her team …

South Carolina's A.J. Lawson, right, and the Gamecocks will open the SEC tournament on Thursday against the winner between Vanderbilt and Arkansas.

Auburn fresh example for teams to win SEC tourney hard way

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Auburn coach Bruce Pearl believes with the parity in the Southeastern Conference that a handful of teams could do the same thing his Tigers did in last year's league tournament and run the table. An SEC team can lock up an …

USC Sumter baseball wins weekend series with USC Salkehatchie

ALLENDALE - The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team recovered from an opening loss to win the final three games of its Region X opening series against USC Salkehatchie on Saturday and Sunday at Salkehatchie field. The Fire Ants lost …

South Carolina's Brea Beal (12) drives while defended by Mississippi State's Myah Taylor (1) during the Gamecocks' 76-62 win in the SEC championship on Sunday in Greenville.

No. 1 Gamecocks outlast No. 9 Bulldogs 76-62 to win SEC title

GREENVILLE - "Mad Kiki" is a believer in South Carolina at last. It was almost a year ago when Mikiah Herbert Harrigan came to coach Dawn Staley saying she wasn't happy at South Carolina and wanted to transfer. So after Herbert Harrigan, …

South Carolina forward Justin Minaya dunks the ball against Vanderbilt in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt won 83-74.

Vanderbilt tops USC 83-74 behind Pippen in finale

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt finally won back-to-back games, so coach Jerry Stackhouse hopes the Commodores can surprise people in next week's Southeastern Conference tournament. Scotty Pippen Jr. tied a career high with 21 points and Maxwell …

No. 25 Arkansas takes down No. 15 Texas A&M for right to play top-ranked Gamecocks

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Kiara Williams grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds and was fouled on a putback, sinking two free throws with 8.6 seconds left to lift fifth-seeded Arkansas to a 67-66 win over fourth-seeded Texas A&M on Friday in a battle of …

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) and the Gamecocks may have a confusing NCAA Tournament ahead of them, as concerns about the coronavirus mean games could be played without fans in attendance.

An NCAA Tournament with empty arenas? It can't be ruled out

Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas. What normally would be thought an impossibility isn't so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. An advocacy group …

Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Saturday.

NFL combine's speed week ends with another fast finish

INDIANAPOLIS - College football's top players turned the NFL's annual scouting combine into speed week. Running back Jonathan Taylor promised to run the 40-yard dash in under 4.4 seconds. He did. Receiver Henry Ruggs III came, literally, a few …

Auburn and Missouri advance in SEC women's tournament

AUBURN 77 VANDERBILT 67 GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Unique Thompson and Daisa Alexander powered a 17-2 fourth-quarter run and Auburn beat Vanderbilt 77-67 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Wednesday. Thompson was …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 3.4.20

The Item’s Wednesday Watch is a weekly look at the buzz around tri-county sports. The Item sports staff will pick its most noteworthy stories, stats and quotes for the week. 1. Clarendon …

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks are primed for a top ranking in the NCAA tournament when the seeds are revealed in two weeks.

South Carolina, Baylor, Oregon top women's NCAA reveal

NEW YORK - South Carolina, Baylor, Oregon and Maryland would be the No. 1 seeds if the women's NCAA Tournament had started on Monday. With two weeks to go until selection Monday, the NCAA revealed the top 16 teams to this point of the season. …