March 3, 2013 |
CHARLESTON, S.C. - With election day just over two weeks away, the road from the Appalachian Trail to redemption is starting to get a little muddy for former Republican high-flier Mark Sanford. Sanford was a popular governor and promising presidential prospect until a sex scandal derailed him. And no run-of-the-mill scandal: While governor, Sanford disappeared from view and a spokesman claimed he was hiking the Appalachians - only to have it become known that he actually was making a clandestine visit to his mistress in Argentina.
June 22, 2004 |
Kevin Melillo had four hits and was ejected and reinstated after a collision at home plate, leading South Carolina to a 15-4 win over Louisiana State on Monday that eliminated the Tigers from the College World Series. The Gamecocks trailed, 3-1, before they scored six runs, four unearned, with two out in the sixth. South Carolina had the bases loaded with two out when Nick Gardiner singled to right off Lane Mestepey (7-4).
June 23, 2004 |
Bryan Triplett had four hits, and Nick Gardiner and Brendan Winn drove in three runs each as South Carolina defeated Miami, 15-11, at Omaha, to eliminate the Hurricanes from the College World Series. Winn, Steven Tolleson and Steve Pearce homered, and the Gamecocks scored the most runs against Miami since Florida got 15 in last year's NCAA regionals. Winn scored five times to tie a CWS record.
October 21, 2007 |
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Vanderbilt Coach Bobby Johnson had no doubt how his Commodores would react, even if many others did, after last week's disheartening loss to Georgia. "It made us a little angry," he said. And Vanderbilt took it out on Coach Steve Spurrier and No. 6 South Carolina on Saturday with a 17-6 Southeastern Conference victory. The win was Vanderbilt's first over Spurrier in 15 tries and the highest-ranked opponent it defeated in more than 70 years.
October 5, 2007 |
South Carolina defensive end Eric Norwood tied an NCAA mark with two touchdown returns and Steve Spurrier improved to 15-0 all-time against No. 8 Kentucky in the 11th-ranked Gamecocks' 38-23 victory Thursday night at Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks, 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference, forced Wildcats quarterback Andre Woodson into several errors. It was the poorest performance of the season for Kentucky (5-1, 1-1), which was held to half its SEC-leading average of 46.6 points a game.
November 11, 2001 |
Rex Grossman turned "Black Out Florida" into knock South Carolina out of the Southeastern Conference race. Grossman had his school-record ninth consecutive 300-yard game, passing for three touchdowns and running for a fourth as the fourth-ranked Gators beat No. 14 South Carolina, 54-17, on Saturday night. Grossman and his teammates were more amused than overwhelmed when much of the record 84,900 at Williams-Brice Stadium turned out in black. "It was fun," Grossman said.
November 22, 2000 |
Lou Holtz, who turned a 21-game losing streak into a 7-4 record at South Carolina, will get a contract extension and raise. "Coach Holtz is responsible for one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of college football," Athletic Director Mike McGee said. Holtz, completing his second year at the school, will have his contract reinstated to the original five-year term. His raise has not been determined. He currently makes a base salary of $150,000 and a total package worth $883,600.
March 13, 2001 |
Eddie Fogler will not return as South Carolina's basketball coach after a 15-14 regular season, ending his stay of eight years at the school and possibly his career as a college coach. Athletic Director Mike McGee said Monday that when he would not extend Fogler's contract, the coach agreed to leave. Fogler will be paid $750,000 to buy out the remaining three years of his contract. "He was not fired," McGee said.
October 14, 2001 |
Carlos Hall blocked Daniel Weaver's 32-yard field-goal attempt with 48 seconds left Saturday as Arkansas stunned No. 9 South Carolina, 10-7, at Little Rock, Ark. "There are ghosts in this stadium," Razorback Coach Houston Nutt said. "It was one of the loudest games I've ever heard, with my headphones on." The Razorbacks (3-3, 1-3 in the Southeast Conference) improved to 11-0 in Little Rock under Nutt, who got his second victory in three tries against Lou Holtz, his former coach and boss.
March 23, 1985
Football Coach Joe Morrison of the University of South Carolina was in the hospital Friday for treatment of chest pains, but school officials said he was resting comfortably and should be back on the practice field next week. Morrison, 47, was admitted late Thursday to Providence Hospital in Columbia, S.C. "If everything keeps going OK, he ought to be back in the office by Monday," South Carolina sports information director Tom Price said.