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August 16, 2019 - 6:55 am
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation...
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Evan Smith
August 14, 2019 - 3:28 pm
If you’re looking at factors that contributed to Clemson bringing home the national championship last season, you might first want to take a look at just how much money the school spends on recruiting. Most top tier college athletics programs spend more than $1 million a year on recruiting. About...
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August 06, 2019 - 5:36 pm
Clemson will hold its annual Football Fan Day on Sunday, Aug. 11 in Memorial Stadium. All Clemson football student-athletes and Head Coach Dabo Swinney will be available for autographs beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event will end promptly at 5 p.m. Fan Day is free and open to the public. Fans are...
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August 01, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Tepper wants to build retractable roof stadium in Charlotte By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers billionaire owner David Tepper believes Charlotte, North Carolina is destined to be the "sports entertainment capital of the Carolinas," — and he's vowing to make sure that...
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Evan Smith
July 25, 2019 - 4:34 pm
The Panthers are being severely underestimated. That’s according to Coach Ron Rivera, speaking on ESPN Upstate on Thursday as the team’s training camp kicks off. Despite going 6 and 2 when they had Cam Newton last year, despite making significant improvements on the defensive side of the ball, the...
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Evan Smith
July 19, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Former Furman football player Bobby Daugherty has gotten pretty good at describing pastries and cakes. “So our hazelnut napoleon – that’s an extremely light chocolate mousse made from a homemade whipped cream, which is then sandwiched between two layers of puff pastry, and then some chocolate...
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July 19, 2019 - 2:08 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) University of South Carolina trustees have voted to hire a retired Army general as the school's president despite complaints from students, professors and donors. The Board of Trustees voted 11-8 to hire Robert Caslen as president and pay him $600,000. Several dozen protesters...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) __ University of South Carolina trustees have officially announced a Friday meeting to vote on a new president. The agenda for the meeting will have the leader of the Faculty Senate and the Student Government president speak before trustees go behind closed doors. Trustees were...
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July 17, 2019 - 2:13 pm
A University of South Carolina trustee who once would have voted for a retired Army general as the school's new president says he can't cast that vote now. Trustee Chuck Allen said Tuesday his opinion of retired three-star general and West Point Superintendent Robert Caslen hasn't changed. But...
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Patrick Gentry
July 17, 2019 - 10:53 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday with a focus on reigning national champion Clemson and the rest of the Atlantic Division. The Tigers have won two national championships in three seasons and four straight league titles while going 34-2...
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