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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons (11) celebrates a stop against South Carolina during an NCAA college football game, in Columbia, S.C. Simmons was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.(AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

Clemson linebacker Simmons giving up senior year for NFL

Jan. 18, 2020 10:39 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's “Swiss Army Knife” linebacker Isaiah Simmons is going pro. Simmons is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defender from Olathe, Kansas. He announced his decision Saturday on social media. Simmons won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He was also a first-team...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa State Education Association Candidate Forum, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Buttigieg shifts plans, will attend King holiday event in SC

Jan. 18, 2020 9:52 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to black and other minority voters, has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in...

Applewhite, South Carolina St. subdue Florida A&M

Jan. 18, 2020 8:34 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Damani Applewhite scored 22 points and South Carolina State topped Florida A&M 81-65 on Saturday. Applewhite finished shooting 6 of 8 from the field and missed just one of 11-attempted foul shots. He grabbed nine rebounds with five coming on the offensive end. Jahmari Etienne...

Miller's game winner boosts Charleston past Hofstra

Jan. 18, 2020 6:31 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sam Miller scored 20 points and his layup with nine seconds left carried Charleston past Hofstra 69-67 on Saturday. Following Miller's layup, Grant Riller stole the ball from Jalen Ray to preserve the win. Hofstra's Issac Kante tied it at 67 on a layup with 40 seconds left. The...

Eaton helps Arkansas State rally past Coastal Carolina 80-75

Jan. 18, 2020 5:20 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Marquis Eaton scored 20 points and in the final 97 seconds made six free throws and blocked a shot as Arkansas State came from behind to clip Coastal Carolina 80-75 on Saturday. Eaton made a trio of 3-pointers and was 7-of-8 at the line for the Red Wolves (13-7, 5-4 Sun Belt) while...

Fleming with career-high 31, Charleston Southern romps 79-60

Jan. 18, 2020 5:11 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Phlandrous Fleming Jr. scored a career-high 31 points with five 3-pointers and Charleston Southern was 12-of-22 from distance in a 79-60 romp at High Point on Saturday. Fleming. making 11-of-20 shots, led a hot-shooting Buccaneers squad that was 56% shooting from the field and 55%...

South Carolina uses 3-ball to down Texas A&M 81-67

Jan. 18, 2020 4:46 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin figured shooting would be a team strength this year. “Then the season hit, and we couldn’t make a shot to save our lives,” Martin said. That wasn’t a problem Saturday, as Jair Bolden scored 19 points and the revived...

Wofford jets away to fast start, topples Furman 66-52

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chevez Goodwin scored 18 points and Nathan Hoover 17 as Wofford led from wire-to-wire and knocked off Southern Conference leader Furman, 66-52 Friday night. Trevor Stumpe, who finished with 11 points for the Terriers (12-7, 4-2) scored on a putback before the game was a minute old,...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne scores past LSU defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

Jan. 17, 2020 8:22 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season. Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday. Etienne's teammate, cornerback A.J....

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. listen, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

Jan. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges. As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and...