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    Swinney: 3 suspended Clemson players to return

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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Three players suspended from No. 23 Clemson's opening week at loss at Georgia are returning to face South Carolina State on Saturday.Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said that left guard David Beasley, defensive end Corey Crawford and defensive back Garry Peters would be back this week after missing the 45-21 loss to the Bulldogs because of one-game suspensions announced in March.The three, along with Shaq Anthony, an offensive lineman who announced his transfer from Clemson las... More>>

    Spurrier: RB Davis likely to play vs East Carolina

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says injured tailback Mike Davis has received treatment on his bruised ribs the past few days and is likely to see action Saturday night when the 21st-ranked Gamecocks take on East Carolina.Davis hurt himself in the loss to Texas AM last week. Spurrier thought his 1,000-yard rusher would be "sort of doubtful" to play this week. But the coach said Tuesday it was looking like Davis would be well enough to play.The junior gained 1,183 yar... More>>

    Riley Park's playing field, groundskeeper earn SCSTMA awards

    The SAL Sports Turf Managers Association has named Riley Park as the league's "Professional Baseball Field of The Year" and Mike Williams again claimed the annual "Groundskeeper of the Year" Award.  The SAL Sports Turf Managers Association has named Riley Park as the league's "Professional Baseball Field of The Year" and Mike Williams again claimed the annual "Groundskeeper of the Year" Award.
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    The playing field at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park has once again been recognized as the "Best Playing Field" in the South Atlantic League and as a result, the popular head groundskeeper has engineered yet one more award. 
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    Blitz On 2 - Week 1 High School Football schedule & scores Video included

    Blitz On 2 Week 1 all the high school football highlights from around the Lowcountry. Blitz On 2 Week 1 all the high school football highlights from around the Lowcountry.
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    For all the High School Football highlights from around the Lowcountry tune in to Blitz On 2 with Brendan Clark Friday night at 11:10 p.m. only on News 2. More>>

    Charleston Southern swamps NAIA Point 61-9

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Austin Brown, a transfer from UAB, threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in his first game as Charleston Southern beat Point 61-9 on Thursday night.Brown completed 9 of 12 passes for 160 yards as the Buccaneers rolled in the season-opener, which was their first-ever night home game.Charleston Southern rolled up 336 yards on the ground and finished with 502 yards of total offense, picking up 27 first downs.Point had 152 yards of offense, but scored its points on... More>>

    Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark with huge win over S. Carolina

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas AM beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in the Aggies' offense without Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner and first-round selection in the NFL draft. Hill finished 44 of 60 with three touchdowns.Hill was steady and confident in the pocket, leading ... More>>

    No coach, but CofC finally releases basketball schedule

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men's basketball team will face a tough non-conference and Colonial Athletic Association slate during the upcoming 2014-15 season including eight opponents which advanced to postseason play a year ago.The Cougars will host NCAA Division III opponent Emory (Ga.) University in an exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon (ET) at TD Arena. The Eagles advanced to ... More>>

    The Citadel opens with Coastal Carolina Saturday

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Citadel opens its 107th season of intercollegiate football on Saturday when first-year head coach Mike Houston leads the Bulldogs onto the field at Johnson Hagood Stadium for a 6 p.m. kickoff against nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina. The Bulldogs and Chanticleers will meet on the football field for the first time ever as The Citadel opens its season at Johnson Hagood for the fifth consecutive year. The Chanticleers enter the contest ranked sixth in the FCS Coaches' P... More>>

    Clemson season ticket sales reach 6-year high

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    CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office announced today football season ticket totals have approached 56,000, marking the highest distributed total since the 2008 season. The total does not include nearly 12,000 student tickets available to each game.“As we continue to move forward and compete for ACC and national championships, this level of support from our passionate fans is not only appreciated, it's vi... More>>

    Disorderly Conduct keeps Johnson from getting CofC job

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    Anthony Johnson told News 2's Brendan Clark Thursday that he did not get the job as head coach for the College of Charleston basketball team because of a disorderly conduct charge back in 2011.In a text, Johnson said police were called to his home back in 2011 and that he pled no contest to disorderly conduct. He cites this as the reason he did not get the job at his Alma Mater.AJ, a former Cougar and 12-year NBA veteran, was seen as the top candidate to take over for Doug Wojcik, who was fir... More>>

    The Blitz Picks for week 1 of HS football season Video included

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    The Blitz Picks are back for another season.This year Billy Baker of the High School Sports Report will join News 2's Brendan Clark everyWednesday night at 11:00 to talk about the top matchups in high school football.Both Brendan and Billy bring decades of experience to the table when discussing Lowcountry athletics.The top 6 games talked about this week include:Summerville @ Cane Bay-Both teams coming of wins in week zero.Berkeley @ Stratford-Stags win last Friday while Knights struggled at ... More>>

    SEC Network fall slate of college football programming

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    SEC Network, the new national sports network devoted to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, will surround more than 45 exclusive football games this fall with a line-up of in-depth studio programming and original content.  More>>

    Coastal Carolina ranked No. 6 in FCS coaches poll

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    Coming off a run to the FCS quarterfinals, Coastal Carolina will start the season in the top 10 of the FCS coaches poll. More>>

    South Carolina freshman F Sheppard to miss season

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     South Carolina incoming freshman Shamiek Sheppard will miss the season after tearing a right knee ligament. More>>

    RI football all-star game cut short by brawl Video included

    Cranston police say they will investigate Saturday's football brawl at Cranston Stadium. Cranston police say they will investigate Saturday's football brawl at Cranston Stadium.
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    A brawl between dozens of players at an all-star football game in Cranston forced officials to end the contest early. More>>

    $60M high school stadium now closed less than 2 years after being built

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    A new $60 million football stadium built in 2012 for Allen High School won't be hosting any games in the fall or have graduation at the stadium either. Cracks in the pedestrian concourse need to be fixed after it didn't meet weight-bearing code in many places. Superintendent Lance Hindt says the district did its part saying it's a black eye for the contractor and the architect. Pogue, the builder and PBK, the architect have good reputations and reportedly told the repairs will not cost the d... More>>

    Ric Rush guest announcing at RiverDogs game, warms up on News 2 Today Video included

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    Ric Rush of the WEZL Morning Crew will be guest announcing at the Charleston RiverDogs game Friday night, and stopped by News 2 Today to "warm-up".The long-time announcer at South Carolina Stingrays hockey games has been in a "pseudo announcer retirement" for the last few years.His trademarked power play call will stay in mothballs, but his booming voice will be put to the test over at least nine innings Friday night. More>>

    SMU rallies past Clemson 65-59 in NIT semifinals

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    Markus Kennedy had 21 points, including the clinching three-point play, and SMU rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Clemson 65-59 Tuesday night, sending Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown into the NIT championship game in his old backyard. More>>

    CCU hopes for historic upset to open NCAA tournament

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    Chanticleers open the tournament vs. No. 1 seed Virginia Friday in Raleigh. More>>

    Gillis' 22 leads Coastal to Big South title

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    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Warren Gillis had 22 points and Josh Cameron added 19 to lift Coastal Carolina to the Big South Conference tournament title and its first NCAA trip in 21 years with a 76-61 victory More>>

    UPDATE: Latta Native Raymond Felton arraigned on gun charges

    New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton faces gun charges New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton faces gun charges
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    New York, N.Y. (WBTW) - Raymond Felton, a guard with the New York Knicks who once starred for Latta High School and the University of North Carolina, is in NYPD custody early Tuesday morning. According More>>

    Last BCS title game matches Domination & Destiny

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    Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Auburn's Gus Malzahn have held their final news conferences leading up to the last BCS championship game. More>>

    Man arrested in Dorchester County after barricading himself in home

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    A Dorchester County man is in police custody after barricading himself in his home. Sunday night, the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Braly Drive in the Greenhurst area. Officials More>>

    USC QB Shaw likely out against Missouri

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    Shaw will not need surgery More>>

    Boyd named National Player of the Week by Maxwell Football Club

    Boyd completed 18 of 30 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns against the fifth ranked Bulldogs. Boyd completed 18 of 30 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns against the fifth ranked Bulldogs.
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    Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been National Player of the Week by the Maxwell Football Club for his performance against Georgia.   More>>

    Lowcountry High School Football Teams

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    Check out all the highlights from Friday night on your high school team page. More>>

    High school football teams get first test during scrimmages

    Summerville beats Orangeburg 27-20 in first scrimmage of 2013 season. Summerville beats Orangeburg 27-20 in first scrimmage of 2013 season.
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    In football practice you learn the plays and work on the fundamentals. In a scrimmage, its time to put those theories to the test. Friday is the first day of scrimmages for high schools across the Lowcountry. More>>

    High School football in the Lowcountry ramps up for 2013 season

    The Goose Creek Gators run drills during day three of 2013 football practice. The Goose Creek Gators run drills during day three of 2013 football practice.
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    It's back to the gridiron and back to the basics for players across the Lowcountry. With a full weekend of practice under their belts, players are excited to be back on the field. Dantez Bennamon, quarterback More>>

    More Arrests Made In Howard's Rock Vandalism Video included

    Clemson University officials say two additional arrests have been made in connection with the Howard's Rock vandalism that took place in June. Clemson University officials say two additional arrests have been made in connection with the Howard's Rock vandalism that took place in June.
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    Clemson University officials say two additional arrests have been made in connection with the Howard's Rock vandalism that took place in June. More>>

    Former SC running back Lattimore to push Medicaid

     The 21-year-old Lattimore is recovering from his second knee surgery after he was hurt in the Tennessee game last year The 21-year-old Lattimore is recovering from his second knee surgery after he was hurt in the Tennessee game last year
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    Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will work with a Medicaid program in the state to encourage those between the ages of 17 and 21 to visit their doctors for checkups. More>>

    Racing legend dies from self-inflicted gun shot wound

    Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday from an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound. Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday from an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound.
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    Retired race car driver Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday from an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound. More>>

    Increased retention rates save CCU Track and Cross Country programs

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    On May 10, the coaches and members of the Coastal Carolina University Track and Field and Cross Country programs were in Atlanta for a meet at Georgia Tech. The team was on it's way back to the hotel from More>>

    NCAA Baseball Scoreboard: Chants blow out Seahawks in home finale Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Coastal Carolina poured it on UNC Wilmington on Tuesday. The Chanticleers scored 14-runs in the first four innings on way to a 15-3 rout of the Seahawks at TicketReturn.Com Field. Will More>>

    Football moms bring Reading Across America to North Charleston

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    On Friday, March 8th, the Professional Football Players Mothers' Association will bringits "Reading across America" campaign to North Charleston. On Friday, March 8th at 1 p.m. several of the mothers will More>>

    Swinney: Clemson looking forward to bigger things

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    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says his players have turned the page on their 11-win season last fall and are focused on accomplishing even bigger things this year. The Tigers' 11-2 mark was its most victories More>>

    Gameocks to open season with Tarheels

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    The 2013 football season opener between the South Carolina Gamecocks and North Carolina Tar Heels will be played on Thursday, August 29, it was announced today. The game will be televised nationally on More>>

    Gamecocks snap losing skid

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    Junior guard Eric Smith hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 27 seconds remaining and freshman forward Laimonas Chatkevicius blocked the final Ole Miss shot to give South Carolina (13-13, 3-10 SEC) a 63-62 More>>

    Cougars-Bucs game pushed back

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    The College of Charleston-CSU college baseball game scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Buc field, was originally pushed back to a 6:00 start at Patriot's Point. Due to the rain, the game has been pushed More>>

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