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Clemson opens play Saturday night against Auburn

August 31, 2012
Clemson opens play Saturday night against Auburn

The Clemson Tigers begin the 2012 football season Saturday night before a national TV audience in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome as they face the Auburn Tigers.  Clemson defeated the defending National Champion Auburn team in Death Valley last season, a win that broke Auburn’s winning streak, at the time the longest in the nation.  It was…

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Roddick, at US Open, announces will retire after tournament

August 31, 2012
Roddick, at US Open, announces will retire after tournament

On the day after Kim Clijsters lost in the U.S. Open in her last professional singles tennis match as she heads into retirement, American Andy Roddick announced Thursday on his 30th birthday that he’ll be retiring after his final match at the tournament. Roddick, whose only Grand Slam title was a U.S. Open championship in…

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High School Football Friday Night

August 31, 2012

It’s Friday and that means high school football throughout the Golden Corner. WGOG’s Broadcast Game of the Week tonight features West-Oak and Pendleton from Warrior Field in Westminster. Air time is 7:00 PM with kick off at 7:30 PM. Elsewhere, Walhalla will travel to Landrum, while Seneca is home to host a Top-5 Easley team.…

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No. 9 Gamecocks Defeat Vanderbilt, 17-13, To Open 2012 Season

August 31, 2012
No. 9 Gamecocks Defeat Vanderbilt, 17-13, To Open 2012 Season

Junior running back Marcus Lattimore rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns to lead ninth-ranked South Carolina to a 17-13 victory over Vanderbilt on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams at Vanderbilt Stadium.  With the Gamecocks trailing 13-10 early in the fourth quarter, Lattimore scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run…

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Gamecocks Open Season Thursday Night in Nashville

August 30, 2012
Gamecocks Open Season Thursday Night in Nashville

The ninth-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks will open the 2012 football season Thursday night in Music City USA, as they face SEC East rival Vanderbilt in a nationally-televised contest.  Carolina enters the game with its highest beginning rank in school history.  Eyes will be on the play of junior tailback Marcus Lattimore, who is returning following…

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Clijsters loses in second round at US Open, ending singles tennis career

August 30, 2012
Clijsters loses in second round at US Open, ending singles tennis career

Kim Clijsters’ singles professional tennis career came to an end in the second round of the U.S. Open Wednesday (August 29th), when she lost to Britain’s Laura Robson 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). The four-time Grand Slam title winner will retire after she finishes playing in the U.S. Open’s doubles tournament. Speaking after yesterday’s match, the…

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Padres take series over Braves with Wednesday win

August 30, 2012
Padres take series over Braves with Wednesday win

Chase Headley and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Wednesday for their ninth win in 10 games. Headley hit a two-run single and left-hander Eric Stults won his fourth straight decision as the Padres took two of three from the Braves, who lead the NL wild-card race.  Atlanta has the day before…

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NFL to use replacement officials during Week One

August 30, 2012
NFL to use replacement officials during Week One

The NFL’s regular season will open next week with replacement officials being used, and the league said it is ready to use them as much as necessary after that. Negotiations between the NFL and the Referees Association union are at a standstill, with talks essentially having gone nowhere since the officials were locked out in…

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Furman Kicks Off 2012 Football Season Saturday At Samford

August 28, 2012
Furman Kicks Off 2012 Football Season Saturday At Samford

Furman football kicks off its 2012 football campaign this Saturday when the Paladins travel to Birmingham, Ala., to take on Southern Conference rival Samford. Kickoff for the game at Seibert Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m. ET.  You can hear the game on 96.3 WGOG beginning with the tailgate and pre-game show at 3:00 PM.…

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Mangus says Shaw is set to start

August 28, 2012
Mangus says Shaw is set to start

USC quarterback Connor Shaw has been nursing a sore back and missed a practice last week with back spasms. But after practice Monday night, quarterbacks coach GA Mangus echoed earlier comments by coach Steve Spurrier that Shaw is fine and ready to start Thursday night at Vanderbilt.  The Gamecocks will practice again Tuesday afternoon and…

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