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Oregon's Justin Herbert of the South squad runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Herbert, other Senior Bowl players hope staying put pays off

Jan. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice. Both had impressive final college seasons, including a head-to-head Rose Bowl matchup, and believe...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, South Carolina defensive lineman Aaron Sterling, right, recovers a fumble by Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) after being hit by Javon Kinlaw (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Nashville, Tenn. Kinlaw was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Javon Kinlaw's humble beginning fuels his aggressive play

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Javon Kinlaw’s motivation comes from his past, having lived at times without running water or electricity. Those humble beginnings drive the South Carolina defensive tackle to play with a different kind of aggression and have helped him become one of the top NFL prospects at...

Virginia Tech football adds home-and-home vs South Carolina

Dec. 11, 2019 2:10 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech and South Carolina have agreed to play a home-and-home football series in 2034 and 2035. Hokies athletic director Whit Babcock made the announcement Wednesday. The Hokies will travel to Williams-Brice Stadium to play South Carolina in 2034 with the Gamecocks making the...

Ex-South Carolina QB Jake Bentley transferring to Utah

Dec. 9, 2019 9:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ex-South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he's headed to Utah for his final college season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bentley said on social media Monday he has committed to the Utes. He will graduate from South Carolina this week, meaning he will be immediately eligible to play....

USF hires longtime Clemson assistant Scott as head coach

Dec. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

South Florida has hired Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott to become the Bulls' next head coach. The school announced the move Monday. Scott is expected to remain on staff with No. 3 Clemson throughout its College Football Playoff run. The 38-year-old Scott is a Florida native and the son of former...

South Carolina QB Hilinski to have left knee surgery

Dec. 3, 2019 3:31 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starting quarterback Ryan Hilinski will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. A release from the school Tuesday stated that a surgery date for the 6-foot-3 freshman starter has not yet been scheduled, but he is expected to be fully healthy when the...

South Carolina, Miami announce football series in 2026-27

Dec. 3, 2019 1:05 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Miami and South Carolina will play a home-and-home series in 2026 and 2027. The schools announced the games Tuesday with Miami coming to South Carolina on Sept. 5, 2026 and the Gamecocks playing at the Hurricanes on Sept. 11, 2027. The teams last met in the 2014 Independence Bowl in...

Injured South Carolina QB Bentley leaving football program

Dec. 2, 2019 2:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Injured South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he’s leaving the Gamecocks to play a final college football season elsewhere. Bentley announced his choice on social media Monday, thanking teammates, coaches and fans for their support during his time as a starter the past...

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp walks on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. Clemson defeated South Carolina 38-3. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

AP source: South Carolina demotes OC, fires 2 assistants

Dec. 1, 2019 11:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp has demoted offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon and fired quarterbacks coach Dan Werner and strength and conditioning coach Jeff Dillman, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The person spoke on...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates the a touchdown against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Lawrence, No. 3 Clemson dominate South Carolina 38-3

Nov. 30, 2019 4:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney simply couldn’t contain his joy over Trevor Lawrence and midway through the Tigers’ latest blowout, Clemson’s coach just had to let the kid know. “Man,” Swinney said he told Lawrence, “it’s just so much fun watching you...