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Clemson's Justyn Ross (8) is a prime candidate to break out in 2021 after missing the 2020 season due to injury.

14 players ready to break out in ACC in 2021

A look at football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall (Notre Dame, which competed in the league last season, returned to FBS independent status in 2021): ATLANTIC …

South Carolina quarterback Luke Doty is expected to be the starter for the Gamecocks this fall.

QB competitions abound in Southeastern Conference

Southeastern Conference teams are searching for the next Kyle Trask or Mac Jones, quarterbacks who emerged as stars in their first full season as starters. Maybe it will be Alabama's Bryce Young or Georgia's JT Daniels, or some other young …

South Carolina defensive lineman Jordan Burch (3) hopes to be one of the Gamecocks' top playmakers entering his second season with the program.

SEC will once again feature playmakers on offense, defense

There are once again a host of playmakers in the Southeastern Conference. While there is going to be several quarterback competitions to keep an eye on heading into preseason camps, here's a look at non-quarterbacks players in the Southeastern …

Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be the number one overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday.

NFL Mock Draft: As usual, it's all about the quarterbacks

Because they are make believe, mock drafts tend to go wild. Lots of projected trades. Runs on specific positions. A surprise pick or two. For this year's selection process there is an obvious trend - one that should stun nobody. It's all about …

Former Sumter High running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) fights through tacklers during the South Carolina Garnet and Black Spring Game on Sunday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Sumter School District quartet performs in South Carolina spring game

The University of South Carolina football program held its annual Garnet & Black Spring Game on Sunday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Four former Sumter School District players each played a part in the game. Former Sumter High School players …

Former punter Pressley Harvin III has impressed NFL teams after winning the Ray Guy Award in his final season at Georgia Tech.

Former Sumter punter Harvin III is a big presence in NFL draft

It wasn't just Pressley Harvin III's powerful right leg that NFL scouts wanted to see at Georgia Tech's pro day. They had to get a look at this plump punter's robust right arm, too. "I had a feeling it was going to come up," said Harvin, the …

Former Sumter specialist Dyson Roberts buried a game-winning 23-yard field goal for South Carolina State in the Bulldogs' spring season finale against Delaware State on Saturday.

Former Sumter specialist Roberts hits game winner for South Carolina State

When former Sumter High School placekicker and punter Dyson Roberts got to South Carolina State, all he wanted was an opportunity. He got a big opportunity on Saturday and made the most of it, booting a 23-yard field goal in overtime to lift the …

Former South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski could have a major impact for Northwestern this season after taking advantage of the new transfer rule.

Bowman, Hilinski could be high-impact transfers

An NCAA rule change will allow football players to transfer once as undergraduates without sitting out a season. The change goes into effect for the 2021 season. It was not unexpected, but now that it is official a bevy of players are assured of …

South Carolina's AJ Lawson announced his decision to enter the NBA draft on Monday.

Carolina's Lawson entering draft, signing with an agent

After much speculation and consideration, South Carolina junior swingman AJ Lawson declared for the National Basketball Association draft and will be signing with an agent, thus officially his 3-year stint with the Gamecocks. Lawson, a …

Former Sumter forward Isaih Moore announced his decision to transfer to Southern Mississippi on Monday.

Former Sumter star Moore commits to Southern Miss

Former Sumter High School basketball standout Isaih Moore has decided on what will be his fourth school in four years of collegiate competition: Southern Mississippi. The 6-foot-10-inch, 205-pounder announced his intention to attend the …

The NCAA Division I council is meeting this week to vote on new transfer rules that would allow all players to follow in the footsteps of Justin Fields, who was granted a waiver to be eligible immediately when he transferred from Georgia to Ohio State in 2019.

Immediately eligible: NCAA on verge of transfer rule change

Whether it is the start of free agency in college sports or simply the fair thing to finally do for the athletes, the NCAA is about to make a monumental change to its transfer rules. The Division I Council meets Wednesday and Thursday, and the …

Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi (11) announced his decision to declare for the NBA draft on Friday.

Gonzaga's Ayayi declares for draft

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA draft Friday and will skip his senior season. The school said Ayayi will hire an agent and pursue a professional career. "My four years at Gonzaga have been unforgettable and …

Clemson's Kameron Jones is lobbying to save the men's track and field program - along with cross country - from being cut by the school for budgetary reasons.

Clemson men's track and field athletes trying to save program

Middle-distance runner Kameron Jones' lasting mark on the Clemson track and field program may not have anything to do with the times he turns in or the medals he brings home. It will be a win, for sure - just not on the track but through lobbying …

South Carolina head coach Frank Martin received a 2-year extension on Friday.

USC's Martin gets 2-year extension, but no raise

COLUMBIA - South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The school's board of trustees approved the deal on Friday. The move ends more than a month of questions about …

Former Sumter forward Isaih Moore (13) is still in the transfer portal after electing to leave St. John's after one season at the school.

Moore's future unclear after deciding to transfer

It has been almost a month since former Sumter High School basketball standout Isaih Moore announced he was entering the transfer portal after spending one year at St. John's. It's still up in the air though as to where the 6-foot-10-inch Moore …