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Augusta Chronicle May 25, 2016

South Carolina falls to Ole Miss in SEC Tournament

HOOVER, Ala. — Henry Lartique had four hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, to power Mississippi past South Carolina 10- 4 on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Rebels (42-16) advance to meet Vanderbilt in a winner’s bracket game. The Gamecocks (42-14), who have lost seven consecutive SEC Tournament games, must beat Texas A&M to stay alive. MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, ALABAMA 1 read more
Augusta Chronicle May 18, 2016

Michaux: Will Muschamp could have staying power at South Carolina

AIKEN — The Boom Bus pulled up to Houndslake Country Club right on time, but Coach Boom’s Chevy Tahoe was a half hour behind it. The packed house of 300-plus Gamecock Club members awaiting his arrival hope that Will Muschamp’s best head coaching days are just as fashionably late. On his eighth stop in the annual off-season Spurs Up booster tour, Muschamp exudes a certain comfortable confidence that may have been lacking when he made any similar circuit the first time around at Florida. read more
Augusta Chronicle May 5, 2016

Be happy with your life, ex-USC star Lattimore says at prayer lunch

NORTH AUGUSTA — After Marcus Lattimore suffered a catastrophic knee injury against Tennessee in 2012, doctors told him he had a 20 percent chance of walking again. Not playing football again – just walking. It was, the former Gamecock star said, the lowest point in his life. “These past five years, they’ve been tough – athletically, mentally. There were times I almost lost my faith,” he said Thursday at the North Augusta Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon. read more
Augusta Chronicle Apr 28, 2016

Famed columnist Blackie Sherrod dies at age 96

DALLAS — The East Coast had Red Smith. The West Coast had Jim Murray. Texas had Blackie Sherrod. Sherrod, the longtime Texas sports writer revered for his dry wit, died Thursday afternoon at his Dallas home after a week in hospice care, wife Joyce Sherrod told The Dallas Morning News. He was 96. A mentor to some of the nation’s top writers, Sherrod was Texas Sportswriter of the Year a record 16 times and a Red Smith Award winner for lifetime achievement in sports writing. read more