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East Carolina's Jake Kuchmaner (29) and the Pirates are among the hottest teams in college baseball heading into regional action this weekend.

Batter up! Things to know about NCAA baseball regionals

OMAHA, Neb. - The NCAA baseball tournament opened Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June …

Former South Carolina football players Langston Moore, left, and Preston Thorne show of their latest book, "Usta Wuz a Rooster" at the Gamecock Club event in Sumter on May 12.

From the gridiron at USC to children's books, Moore and Thorne make a perfect pair

Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, who visited Sumter as part of the recent Gamecock Club gathering, have a lot in common. The two were teammates on the University of South Carolina defensive line in the early 2000s under former USC head coach …

Oklahoma's Jocelyn Alo (78) looks to lead the Sooners to consecutive national titles this spring.

Defending champ Oklahoma expects challenge from WCWS field

OKLAHOMA CITY - Many of the top seeds and familiar teams will be absent when the Women's College World Series starts Thursday. Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso believes those are good reasons for her top-seeded, defending national champion Sooners to …

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is done with his public fight with Alabama head coach Jeff Fisher.

'We're moving on': Fisher says public spat with Saban done

DESTIN, Fla. - The spat between Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama's Nick Saban appears to be over - at least publicly. A jovial Fisher said repeatedly Wednesday that he was "moving on" from the war of words with his former boss that added …

Crestwood High School's Zalyn Myers, center left, signs to continue his athletic career at Allen University on Tuesday. He was joined by his mother, LaShonda, Crestwood head track coach Ronnie Choice, back left, and Knights' head football coach Roosevelt Nelson.

Crestwood's Myers signs at Allen University for football and track

Many athletes grow up wanting to play in college, but very few actually get the opportunity. Even fewer have the chance to sign for more than one sport. Enter Jalyn Myers, the speedster from Crestwood High School. Myers is heading to Allen …

Sumter High's Ahmari Samuel, seated center left, signs to continue his basketball career at USC Salkehatchie on Thursday. He was joined by family and Sumter head coach Bryan Brown, standing center left.

Sumter High's Samuel and Pollard sign to play college basketball

Sumter High School's Ahmari Samuel and Adam Pollard had to wait a little longer than they would've liked, but the duo is going to play college basketball. After not getting the desired college attention during their season with the Gamecocks, …

Former Sumter golfer Evans Lewis is playing in the NCAA Championships as an individual this weekend, representing South Carolina.

Sumter High grad Lewis tees off at NCAA championships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Former Sumter High standout and current South Carolina golfer Evans Lewis is set to tee it up as an individual at the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship (May 27-30) on …

Mid-American Conference, led by commissioner Jon Steinbrecher was the first NCAA conference to sell the rights to its data and statistics to a company called Genius Sports, which will in turn sell it to sportsbooks. Steinbrecher said it is impossible to ignore the changing reality.

College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The NCAA stance against gambling on sports by its athletes and those who work in college athletics is summed up simply by the slogan on the posters the association provides to its member schools: "Don't Bet On It." The rules …

Sumter High's Jakarriez Sanders, seated center left, signs to continue his track and field career at Claflin University on Thursday. He was joined by family as well as Sumter High track coaches Mironda Scott, back left, and Corey Mitchell.

Sumter High runners Sanders, Jefferson sign for college track

Two senior track and field athletes from Sumter High had the chance to continue their running careers on Thursday as Jakarriez Sanders and Nick Jefferson each made their next stop official. Sanders is heading to Claflin to run for former Gamecock …

UConn's Paige Bueckers is among the college athletes taking advantage of NIL deals.

Keeping schools out of NIL dealings opened door for boosters

By trying to limit how much schools can help college athletes cashing in on their fame, the NCAA seems to have inadvertently opened the door for boosters to get a foothold in a burgeoning market. Now, as the NCAA and its highest-profile Division …

Lee Central's Nakia Johnson, seated center right, signs his letter of intent to play basketball at Allen University on Thursday. He was joined by (front left to right) his aunts, Melissa and Stacey Hall, and his mom, Pamela Hall. Lee Central was represented by (back row left to right) athletic director Justin Danner, assistant principal Noel Hazzard and head boys basketball coach Xavier Harry.

Lee Central's Johnson signs to play basketball at Allen

Lee Central forward Nakia Johnson has found a new basketball home. The Stallion is staying close by, signing to continue his career at Allen University. "Today is very special because I proved a bunch of people wrong today," Johnson said. "I'm …

Miami guard Isaiah Wong has become the face of NIL deals in college athletics after his agent publicly demanded more NIL money to remain with the Hurricanes.

Miami's Wong shows college sports hurtles toward free market

An agent for a prominent college athlete finally said out loud what schools likely hear in private: Pay the player more, or he will transfer to a school that will. The brazen demand made on behalf of University of Miami basketball star Isaiah …

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey plans to meet with lawmakers in Washington DC to discuss potential laws to regulate NIL deals for college athletes.

SEC, Pac-12 leaders to push for NIL law in DC

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The commissioners of the Southeastern Conference and Pac-12 are scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington on Thursday to lobby for federal legislation to regulate name, image and likeness compensation to athletes. Greg …

Wilson Hall's Ansley Epps signs to play softball at Wofford on Tuesday. She will be on the inaugural team for the Terriers, who will play their first official season during the 2023-24 school year.

Wilson Hall’s Epps signs with new softball program at Wofford

Wading into the new waters of college can be an overwhelming concept for many high school seniors. For Wilson Hall’s Ansleigh Epps, it’s a welcome challenge.The Lady Baron centerfielder …

USC Sumter's Xavier Cumbee has been an offensive force this season, batting .429 with 44 RBIs and nine home runs.

USC Sumter plays final tune-ups before Region 10 tournament

The Region 10 tournament is less than a week away, but the USC Sumter baseball team is going to squeeze in a few extra games before making the trip to Lexington. The Fire Ants closed out their region slate with a 3-1 series win over USC …