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Men’s College Golf Jaguars are third after two rounds In West Lafayette, Ind., Georgia Regents is a distant third after a 36-hole opening day of the Boilermaker Invitational. The Jaguars shot 2-under with rounds of 4-under 284 and 290, but trail Illinois by 30 shots. The Illini shot 276-268 and lead second-place Louisville by 17 shots. The final round is today. For Georgia Regents, Jake Marriott (70-70) is tied for seventh place individually, eight shots behind Illinois’ Charles Danielson (67-65). read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 18, 2015

Spring is about college football as well as the Masters

While many of us had our eyes trained on the lush grounds of Augusta National and Jordan Spieth’s record-setting green jacket campaign, other diehards gathered for that most useless of seasonal sporting traditions – spring football games. These glorified practice sessions five months before anything matters draw thousands of football-starved fans. Nearly 47,000 showed up on a glorious Saturday afternoon to watch Georgia audition quarterbacks. A record 37,000 entered Death Valley to NOT see Deshaun Watson. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 16, 2015


College Baseball Pacers’ Barkell ties school mark In Aiken, Ty Barkell tied the school record with a five-hit performance as USC Aiken rolled to a 14-3 nonconference victory over Emmanuel on a chilly Thursday night. Barkell was 5 for 5 with a pair of doubles and three singles while scoring three runs. The Pacers improved to 28-13. • In Columbia, Carson Fulmer tossed seven scoreless innings as Vanderbilt (29-10, 12-4 SEC) blanked South Caroilna 12-0. South Carolina falls to 23-16, 6-10 SEC. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 11, 2015


Minor League Baseball Drive score lateto down Jackets In Greenville, S.C., the Greenville Drive scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tie and beat the Augusta GreenJackets 6-4 on Saturday night. Derek Miller singled to left to score Ben Moore and Mauricio Dubon’s grounder to third scored Deiner Lopez. Hunter Cole had four hits and an RBI for the GreenJackets. E.J. Encinosa took the loss. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 10, 2015


Minor League Baseball Homers propel GreenJackets In Greenville, S.C., Jonah Arenado hit two home runs and Jeremy Sy also homered as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Greenville Drive 9-6 on Friday night. Arenado finished 3 for 5 with RBI and three runs, while Sy was 2 for 5 with four RBI. Johneshwy Fargas went 3 for 6 and scored twice for the GreenJackets, who finished with 17 hits.   College Baseball read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 5, 2015

Gamecock women fall to Irish in Final Four

TAMPA, Fla. — All-American Jewell Loyd scored 22 points and Madison Cable's only basket of the game lifted Notre Dame to a 66-65 victory over Final Four newcomer South Carolina in the national semifinals on Sunday night. The Irish (36-2) advanced to the NCAA championship game for the fourth time in five years, surviving a scoring drought that lasted nearly seven minutes down the stretch. The Irish have not been able to win it all since coach Muffet McGraw led them to their only national title in 2001. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 4, 2015

Steve Spurrier says Gamecocks' QB battle is 'not encouraging'

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has had few issues at the quarterback position the past few seasons with the Gamecocks. His reputation for having little patience with those in the position could be tested this year. “Who’s the quarterback?” is the biggest question of spring ball – and one that Spurrier said Saturday the competition will remain open into fall practice. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 4, 2015

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley following in mentor's footsteps

TAMPA, Fla. — Dawn Staley appeared in the women’s national semifinals three times as a player. Now, she’s back for the first time as a coach, guiding Final Four newcomer South Carolina. And, the former Virginia star, whose Southeastern Conference champions square off against Notre Dame today is paying tribute to an old and dear mentor during the Gamecocks debut on college basketball’s biggest stage. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 2, 2015

South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell was a fan of her coach Dawn Staley a long time ago

COLUMBIA — Cheryl Mitchell wasn’t sure what project her third grade daughter was working on when she asked to go to the store to pick up poster board. Tiffany Mitchell created a collage of WNBA star Dawn Staley – beginning a trek that’s landed the South Carolina coach and Gamecocks standout in the school’s first Final Four. Mitchell’s shown she’s every bit as skilled as her idol. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 1, 2015

A.J. Cann, Mike Davis draw attention at South Carolina's pro day

COLUMBIA — All-Southeastern Conference guard A.J. Cann and 1,000-yard tailback Mike Davis were the main attractions during South Carolina’s pro day, a much more low-key affair than the past couple of must-see sessions. A year ago, dozens of NFL representatives came to Williams-Brice Stadium to watch No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney workout. In 2013, scouts watched injured running back Marcus Lattimore take his first strides toward getting drafted. On Wednesday there were personnel from 28 NFL teams in attendance — with much of the focus on Cann and Davis. read more
Augusta Chronicle Mar 31, 2015


College Golf Gamecocks win behind NeSmith In Awendaw. S.C., Matt NeSmith led South Carolina to victory in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate on Tuesday. NeSmith, a junior from North Augusta, won his first collegiate title as the Gamecocks captured the 54-hole event by 11 shots over New Mexico. South Carolina shot a final round 17-under-par 271 to finish at 26-under 838. read more
Augusta Chronicle Mar 30, 2015


College Golf Jaguars in fifth, NeSmith second In Awendaw, S.C., Georgia Regents shot even-par 288 for the second day in a row to climb from ninth to fifth place Monday in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club. South Carolina shot 1-under 287 in the second round for a 9-under 567 total and leads second-place Duke by four strokes. The Blue Devils had the low round of the day at 285. read more
Augusta Chronicle Mar 30, 2015

Michaux: Gamecock fans should savor Final Four run

Forget Notre Dame. Forget the specter of Connecticut. Forget what might happen if everything goes right Sunday and Tuesday. For the next week until tipoff in Tampa, Fla., South Carolina fans need to heed the words of their heroine Tiffany Mitchell – savor the accomplishment of having arrived at the pinnacle of women’s college basketball. “It’s just great to finally take this program to a Final Four,” Mitchell said after scoring seven points in the clutch to deliver the Gamecocks to the NCAA semifinals. “It’s really fun to be able to enjoy this moment with our team.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Mar 29, 2015

South Carolina women earn Final Four trip with win over Florida State

GREENSBORO, N.C. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered. Taking in the scene, she mouthed one word: “Unbelievable.” Believe it. Staley and the Gamecocks are headed to their first Final Four. Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final. read more
Augusta Chronicle Mar 28, 2015

South Carolina women still have 'destination game' as their focus

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dawn Staley has spent seven years building South Carolina’s program to get to this point – past the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, playing to reach the Final Four. Florida State coach Sue Semrau has spent even longer trying to reach the tournament’s final weekend. The Greensboro Region final today is a rare opportunity for both programs. It’s only the second Elite Eight appearance for either school, with one team set to make its first trip to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla. read more