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Former Crestwood standout Terrance McClain dreamed of playing Division I football. He finally reached that dream at Memphis this fall, but the path there wasn't perfectly straight.

Former Crestwood standout McClain proving patience pays off at Memphis

Nearly every high school football player who has sights set on playing college or professional football has a dream scenario in their mind. After their prep careers, they hope to play Division I football before being a first-round pick in the NFL …

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston, right, drives against UCLA forward Emily Bessoir the Gamecocks' win in Columbia on Tuesday.

Boston, No. 1 South Carolina rally beat No. 15 UCLA 73-64

COLUMBIA - Aliyah Boston looked as healthy as ever and that's rarely a good thing for No. 1 South Carolina's opponents. Boston had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as the Gamecocks rallied from 10 points down to beat No. 15 UCLA 73-64 on …

Former Sumter High star O’Donnell Fortune smokes a cigar as he celebrates the Gamecocks’ victory over Clemson in the Palmetto Bowl on Saturday. The win was historic for South Carolina, as they snapped a 7-game losing streak to the Tigers and spoiled their rival’s 40-game home win streak.

Relishing the moment: Local South Carolina players reflect on historic win over Clemson

The South Carolina Gamecocks have had a two-week stretch for the ages. The Gamecocks picked up a historic 63-38 win over then fifth-ranked Tennessee two Saturdays ago and concluded their regular season with a 31-30 win over Clemson in the …

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and the Tigers look to bounce back from a loss to rival South Carolina in the ACC championship against North Carolina.

Clemson, North Carolina hope to rebound in ACC championship

CLEMSON - Coaches across the country call for a "November to Remember." Well, for No. 10 Clemson and No. 24 North Carolina, it's a month they'd rather forget. Both entered November with hopes of making the College Football Playoff as long as they …

Clemson's Beaux Collins (80) will miss the rest of the season after injuring his shoulder.

Swinney: Top TD pass catcher Collins done for the year with injury

CLEMSON (AP) - Receiver Beaux Collins needs surgery on his injured right shoulder and will not play the rest of the season, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday. Collins is a 6-foot-3 sophomore who leads the 10th-ranked Tigers with five …

Coastal Carolina will face James Madison on Saturday for a battle between current and formerly ranked teams in the Associated Press Top 25.

No. 23 Coastal Carolina puts ranking on line at JMU

Coastal Carolina will travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia, hoping to make its stay in the Top 25 last longer than that of its opponent, formerly ranked James Madison. The Dukes (7-3, 5-2 Sun Belt) spent a week at No. 25 earlier this season, their …

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will look to extend his winning streak against South Carolina to eight on Saturday.

No. 7 Clemson chasing history vs. rival South Carolina

CLEMSON - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney can't think of a better time to face rival South Carolina. "They played their best game and we played our best game," Swinney said. "We're two good teams coming off big wins. Both teams have some …

Former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach at Nebraska.

Nebraska closing in on former Panthers HC Rhule as coach

Nebraska and former Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule were finalizing a deal Friday to make him the Cornhuskers' coach. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that after several days of discussions, Nebraska …

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler is coming off the best game of his career as the Gamecocks travel to Clemson for the Palmetto Bowl Saturday.

Rattler, Uiagalelei follow similar paths into rivalry game

CLEMSON - South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler and his Clemson counterpart DJ Uiagalelei have followed similar paths to the Palmetto State showdown on Saturday. Both were highly regarded prep stars from the West expected to dominate in …

South Carolina tight end Jaheim Bell (0) and the Gamecocks will likely be heading to Florida for their bowl game this season.

Rivalry week should bring SEC bowl forecast into clear focus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - It's rivalry week for most of the Southeastern Conference. The Egg Bowl. The Iron Bowl. The Palmetto Bowl. The Sunshine Showdown. Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. The Battle Line Rivalry. It's a chance for everyone to either avoid …

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) scrambles past Tennessee defensive lineman Tyler Baron (9) during the Gamecocks' win on Saturday in Columbia.

South Carolina's Rattler shows he can be the quarterback Gamecocks hoped

South Carolina shocked most of the football world Saturday night, knocking off No. 5 Tennessee 63-38. USC totaled 606 yards of offense and the Gamecocks’ 63 points were the most scored by an …

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer is among the SEC coaches that have brought a new energy to their programs.

SEC resources, right hires can help programs rebound quickly

Less than a year ago, fans across the Southeastern Conference were mocking new LSU coach Brian Kelly for trying to talk Southern. No one's laughing now. Josh Heupel's revival of Tennessee from the SEC depths to one of the nation's top teams in …

The Rose Bowl wants the College Football Playoff management committee to assure game organizers that their game will continue to be played annually on New Year's Day, which could throw a wrench in expansion plans for the CFP.

Why CFP expansion can't work around the Rose Bowl

When considering College Football Playoff expansion, think of implementing a new format for the 2024 and '25 seasons as a chance for a test drive. Flipping the current four-team playoff to 12 teams for the final two years of the current …

Clemson running back Will Shipley (1) hurdles over Louisville safety M.J. Griffin (26) on his way to a touchdown on Saturday in Clemson.

Behind RB Shipley, LB Carter, No. 9 Clemson taking the leap

CLEMSON - Clemson tailback Will Shipley made the leap and so did Tigers linebacker Barrett Carter. Now, players all over the field are seeking the chance to go airborne as the ninth-ranked Tigers head into their final stretch. "I'm going to …

Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell and the No. 23 Chanticleers will now not play Virginia this week after a shooting within the Cavalier program took the lives of three players.

No. 23 Chants turn excitement into support for grieving UVA

CONWAY - What looked like a week of opportunity for No. 23 Coastal Carolina quickly became one of grief and unconditional support for the Virginia football team the Chants were supposed to play on Saturday. That game was called off Wednesday as …