Unbeaten South Carolina finally back home to face Notre Dame

Off to the program’s first 5-0 start since 2016-17, South Carolina will return from a lengthy layoff to host Notre Dame on Tuesday in Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks have been idle since defeating Grand Canyon 75-68 on Nov. 19 to earn the Cactus Division title at the Arizona Tip-Off. What’s more, the matchup with the Fighting Irish (3-2) marks South Carolina’s first home game since topping Virginia Military Institute 74-64 on Nov. 13. That contest

No. 24 Clemson vies for supremacy vs. rival in Palmetto Bowl

This season has not lived up to the lofty standards of No. 24 Clemson, but coach Dabo Swinney and his Tigers have a chance to settle a score when they visit South Carolina on Saturday night in Columbia, S.C. Clemson (7-4) resides in seventh place with a 4-4 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The four-loss season is the Tigers’ first since 2011. Within that span are a pair of national titles in 2016 and

New-look South Carolina aims to stay hot vs. DePaul

Despite having nine new players this season, South Carolina carries an unbeaten record into Friday’s game with DePaul in the inaugural Arizona Tipoff at Glendale, Ariz. The Gamecocks, in their second year under coach Lamont Paris, are coming off a 74-64 win over visiting VMI on Monday. The victory gave the program its first 3-0 start in four years. The only returning player in the starting lineup is Meechie Johnson, who had 13 points against

Clemson looming, South Carolina’s postseason push chugs on vs. Kentucky

South Carolina’s quest to become bowl eligible will advance when the team hosts Kentucky in a Southeastern Conference clash on Saturday night in Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks (4-6, 2-5) answered four straight losses with a 38-28 win over Jacksonville State on Nov. 4 and a 47-6 victory vs. Vanderbilt last Saturday. Should South Carolina beat the Wildcats (6-4, 3-4), it would set up a regular-season finale with Palmetto State rival Clemson on Nov. 25 for

B.J. Mack, South Carolina take on VMI

B.J. Mack is making a fast impression at South Carolina. The fifth-year forward will look to build off his strong start when the Gamecocks face VMI on Monday night at Columbia, S.C. The contest is part of the Arizona Tip-Off. Both schools will play two games in Glendale, Ariz., this weekend. South Carolina is the third college for Mack, who averaged 16 points and 4.5 rebounds in his first two contests for the Gamecocks (2-0).

Virginia Tech, South Carolina meet after impressive openers

It was the type of season opener that might have been expected for Virginia Tech on Monday night. Five players scored in double figures during a 100-55 rout of Coppin State in Blacksburg, Va. Virginia Tech steps up a few levels in class on Friday night when it travels to Charlotte for a nonconference game with South Carolina that is part of the Hall of Fame Series. Junior Sean Pedulla led the Hokies in scoring

South Carolina looks for more success vs. Vanderbilt

South Carolina looks to continue its domination over Vanderbilt on Saturday when the Southeastern Conference teams meet in Columbia, S.C. The visiting Commodores (2-8, 0-6 SEC) hope to stop two losing streaks: the 14-game drought against the Gamecocks (3-6, 1-5) in their annual rivalry, and this season’s current eight-game skid, the latest of which came last Saturday in a 31-15 loss to Auburn. South Carolina snapped a four-game skid with a 38-28 home win over

South Carolina turns to Meechie Johnson in mission to make SEC jump

South Carolina wants to make the leap during the second season of the Lamont Paris era. The first opportunity to take a step forward comes Monday with a clash versus South Carolina Upstate in Columbia, S.C., in the opener for both teams. Paris replaced long-time coach Frank Martin and guided the Gamecocks to an 11-21 overall record (4-14 in the Southeastern Conference) last season, which served as a 12th-place finish in a 14-team league. South

Texas A&M faces leaky South Carolina defense

South Carolina and Texas A&M enter Saturday’s Southeastern Conference game in College Station, Texas, looking to halt losing streaks. The Aggies (4-3, 2-2) opened as a two-touchdown favorite and have won eight of nine meetings between the schools, who have played each other every season since 2014. South Carolina won last year at home, 30-24. Before last weekend’s bye, Texas A&M lost consecutive one-score road matchups against premier SEC talent: then-No. 11 Alabama 26-20 and

No. 20 Missouri aims to keep rolling vs. South Carolina

After scoring an upset at Kentucky, No. 20 Missouri is positioned to deliver a breakthrough season for fourth-year coach Eli Drinkwitz. The Tigers (6-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) will continue that quest when they host South Carolina (2-4, 1-3) in their homecoming game Saturday in Columbia, Mo. Missouri finished 5-5, 6-7 and 6-7 during Drinkwitz’s first three seasons. “We got an opportunity to be 7-1,” Missouri defensive end Darius Robinson said. “My whole career has been