FRIDAY SPORTS: Winter games begin in Sochi

Although some events were already held Thursday, the Sochi Winter Olympics officially open Friday with the opening ceremony, including the lighting of the Olympic flame and the parade of all the nations’ athletes. Although the ceremony is taking place at 11:00 a.m. ET, NBC won’t be airing it until Friday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. As always, the details of […]

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Happy National Signing Day

It’s National Signing Day. Clemson, South Carolina, and colleges around the nation wait on the signatures on the letters of intent from prep players around the country today. Locally, Alana Grant of Seneca has signed to run cross country at Southern Wesleyan. The signing took place at an 11:30 AM ceremony at SHS. ____________________________________________________________________ In area high school basketball on Tuesday, […]

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TUESDAY SPORTS: Furman falls to Samford

Samford shot 60% in the second half, including connecting on 6-of-9 three-point attempts over the final 20 minutes, to erase a 10-point deficit en route to a 76-68 victory over Furman in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Monday evening at Timmons Arena. With Furman leading 41-31 following Stephen Croone’s three-point play with 17:25 remaining in the game, Isaiah Williams scored […]

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Furman to face Gamecocks in 2014

A clash against South Carolina highlights defending So-Con champion Furman’s 12-game 2014 football schedule, which was released Thursday by director of athletics Gary Clark. Furman will play South Carolina on Oct. 18 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia in the 49th meeting in a series that dates from 1892.The full 2014 Paladin schedule can be viewed online at furmanpaladins.com. ____________________________________________________________________ Friday night’s high […]

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Black ice still a major concern

Patchy black ice is still possible on area roads into early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service office at the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport. In fact, the condition of area roads Thursday could be as bad or worse than what was seen Wednesday morning. Partly to mostly sunny skies should lead to warming pavement temperatures Wednesday, so you would expect road […]

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Gamecocks host Texas A&M tonight

South Carolina hosts Texas A&M on Wednesday for the second matchup between the two schools this season. The Aggies posted a 75-67 victory over the Gamecocks just two weeks ago in College Station. Tip-off Wednesday is set for 7:00 PM. ____________________________________________________________________ Tuesday was Super Bowl media day, an event that’s billed as an interview opportunity with the team members who’ll play […]

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