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FILE - South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) throws a pass against Texas A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in College Station, Texas. South Carolina and coach Will Muschamp haven't had a true quarterback competition since 2016 _ and he's taking much of the way through camp as Ryan Hilinski, Collin Hill and Luke Doty try to become the Gamecocks' passer. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

QB transfer Hilinski looks to make impact at Northwestern

Jan. 24, 2021 1:39 AM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern added another quarterback last week when Ryan Hilinski announced he was transferring from South Carolina. If he makes as big an impact as Peyton Ramsey last season, the Wildcats will take it. Ramsey led the Wildcats to a 7-2 record, the Big Ten West championship and a...

Murphy's career-high 28 carry Wofford over Western Carolina

Jan. 23, 2021 7:11 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Storm Murphy had a career-high 28 points as Wofford defeated Western Carolina 91-78 on Saturday. Tray Hollowell had 18 points for Wofford (9-4, 6-1 Southern Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Morgan Safford added 15 points. Sam Godwin had three blocks with eight...

Jones scores 17 to carry Coastal Carolina past Troy 70-65

Jan. 23, 2021 5:37 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — DeVante’ Jones posted 17 points and five steals as Coastal Carolina narrowly beat Troy 70-65 on Saturday. Tyrik Dixon had 14 points for Coastal Carolina (11-3, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Kevin Williamson added 12 points. Ebrima Dibba...

Hot-shooting Auburn wallops South Carolina 109-86

Jan. 23, 2021 2:46 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored a career-high 24 points with four 3-pointers, Sharife Cooper had a double-double by halftime and Auburn resoundingly thwacked South Carolina 109-86 on Saturday for its first win on the Gamecocks home floor since 2014. Auburn put up its most points in a...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y, takes the elevator in the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. It's taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden's bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to acknowledge that if anything emerges, it will likely be significantly more modest. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Jan. 23, 2021 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule Friday evening after reaching...

Jones scores 30 to lead Coastal Carolina over Troy 90-81

Jan. 22, 2021 8:46 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — DeVante' Jones had 30 points as Coastal Carolina defeated Troy 90-81 on Friday night. Jones hit 9 of 11 shots. He added eight rebounds and six assists. Tyrik Dixon had 12 points for Coastal Carolina (10-3, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference). Kevin Williamson and Ahmard Harvey each had 10 points....

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y, takes the elevator in the U.S. Capitol , Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Jan. 22, 2021 7:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule Friday evening after reaching...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2009, file photo, attorney Butch Bowers speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Bowers is used to defending public officials in ethics cases. But he's never faced anything quite like this. It's up to Bowers, a South Carolina elections and ethics lawyer, to rise and defend Donald Trump as the Senate plunges into an impeachment trial unlike any other, centered on accusations that the former president incited the mob that rampaged through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

Trial ahead, Trump turns to ethics lawyer for his defense

Jan. 22, 2021 7:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Butch Bowers is used to defending public officials in ethics cases. But he's never faced anything quite like this. It's up to Bowers, a South Carolina elections and ethics lawyer, to rise and defend Donald Trump as the Senate soon plunges into an impeachment trial unlike any other,...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018, file photo, Shane Beamer, then-assistant football coach at Oklahoma, speaks during a news conference in Norman, Okla. South Carolina's Shane Beamer hasn't had the smooth start every first-time football coach dreams about after getting the job. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

New coach Beamer completes his South Carolina football staff

Jan. 22, 2021 4:38 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer has made the final hires for his on-field staff. Beamer has hired former Marshall offensive line coach Greg Adkins for the same job with the Gamecocks. He had earlier hired ex-Illinois defensive ends coach Jimmy Lindsey to handle the...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020 file photo, Winthrop players celebrate in the closing seconds of an NCAA college basketball game against Hampton for the Big South tournament championship in Rock Hill, S.C. Winthrop has Division I's best record in men's basketball yet the Eagles continue to soar off anyone's national radar. The unranked Eagles have won all 15 games this season and have the longest win streak at 20.(AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

WIN-throp: Eagles flying off the radar with 20 wins in a row

Jan. 22, 2021 3:09 PM EST

Winthrop guard Chandler Vaudrin can't understand how the undefeated and unranked Eagles don't seem to be on anyone's national radar. “Dang, they should be noticing,” said Vaudrin, the Eagles' do-it-all point guard. “We're 15-0.” But the 6-foot-7 guard knows the remedy, however...