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Muschamp out at UofSC, Bobo interim coach rest of season
NOV 15, 2020

Will Muschamp's contract buyout is $13.2 million.
 
 

The University of South Carolina fired head football coach Will Muschamp, according to a prepared media release Sunday.

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

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Bradford rushes Greer past Laurens
OCT 23, 2020

E.J. Bradford accounted for 204 total yards – 196 rushing – and scored two touchdowns to lead Greer to a 37-21 victory over Laurens at Dooley Field Friday night.

 

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Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted
JUL 29, 2020

Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

The Greer High Booster Club is accepting nominations for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nominees must have graduated from Greer High a minimum of five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on athletic accomplishments as a high school student.

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Limestone, SAC delays fall sports season
JUL 27, 2020

Limestone, SAC delays fall sports season

Limestone University will have to wait a little bit longer to play its first game as a full member of the South Atlantic Conference, but the Saints may get to play a conference-only slate this fall as the league announced that its traditional fall seasons will be delayed until at least Sept. 26.

The announcement by the SAC Presidents Council, which is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pushes the start of fall seasons in football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball back to Sept. 26. Teams may begin preseason practice, per NCAA bylaws, in the fall semester if health and safety conditions allow for these activities.

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Trevor Lawrence awarded Blanchard-Rogers Trophy
JUL 24, 2020

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence received the 2019 Blanchard-Rogers Trophy from the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame.
 

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence received the 2019 Blanchard-Rogers Trophy from the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame for its annual collegiate player of the year.

The event, originally scheduled to be presented at the 2020 Enshrinement Ceremony in April, was postponed due to the COVID-19 virus, and was livestreamed Thursday.

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Pride signs $4 million, 4-year deal with Panthers
JUL 23, 2020

Troy Pride signed with the Carolina Panthers for a reported $4.07 million, four-year deal that includes a $777,000 signing bonus.
 

Greer native and former Greer High School standout Troy Pride signed his contract with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

Pride, a fourth-round pick and 113th overall, signed a reported $4.07 million, four-year deal that includes a $777,000 signing bonus.

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SCHSL short fall season remains; Lexington vote deferred
JUL 23, 2020

SCHSL short fall season remains; Lexington vote deferred

The South Carolina High School League Appellate Panel deferred a vote on the Lexington District 1 proposal until Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. The two-part plan is to adjust traditional high school sports seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCHSL officials and high school coaches and athletic directors reportedly asked for more information and time to study the proposal. COVID-19 cases and deaths are spiking in South Carolina, designated a hot spot for the coronavirus. The delay offers high risk sports like football an alternative for a spring season under the Lexington plan.

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BMW Pro-Am charities raise $118,00, 2021 tourney dates set
JUL 20, 2020

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am raised $118,152 for Upstate charities.

Officials also announced that the 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

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High school sports will begin later, have shorter seasons
JUL 16, 2020

High school football will remain played in the fall but with a later start and shorter schedule.
 

High school sports will get a later start because of the impact of COVID-19.

The South Carolina High School League Executive Committee approved Wednesday to forward the start of fall sports contests to September. The 14-2 vote was reached by the virtual meeting.

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USC Upstate names nationally recognized Burke to coach women's basketball
JUN 8, 2020

Becky Burke was named to coach the USC Upstate women's basketball team.
 

Becky Burke has been named the new USC Upstate women’s basketball coach.

Burke coached at Division II University of Charleston (W.Va.) the past two years and accumulated a 48-14 record.

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Travis Perry, beloved Greer coach and athletic director, dies
MAY 29, 2020

Travis Perry, the beloved athletic director at Greer High School, died Friday morning. He was 49.
 

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Travis Perry, the beloved athletic director at Greer High School, died Friday morning. He was 49.

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Gold's opens Friday with sanitizing, distancing protocols
MAY 19, 2020

Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.
 
 

Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.

The fitness facility has been closed for two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down gyms and fitness centers.

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USC Upstate's George resigns, days after completing recruiting class
MAY 9, 2020

USC Upstate head women's basketball coach Tammy George has resigned after 15 years at the school.
 

University of South Carolina Upstate women's basketball coach Tammy George has resigned her position with the University of South Carolina Upstate.

George led the Spartans for 15 seasons. She accumulated a 193-258 record and had five winning seasons. The 193 wins are the most of any women’s basketball coach at Upstate.

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Darlington to host first 3 NASCAR races in May without spectators
MAY 1, 2020

2019 NASCAR Series champion Kyle Busch and drivers resume racing May 17 at Darlington.
 
 
 
 

NASCAR is scheduled to resume racing on Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway with a Cup Series race. Darlington is the first race in more than two months as the sport paused for more than two months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No spectators will attend any of the May races.

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Troy Pride is 4th round pick for Panthers
APR 25, 2020

Troy Pride, Jr. is fourth round pick for Carolina Panthers in the 2020 NFL Draft.
 

Former Greer High School standout and Notre Dame star safety Troy Pride, Jr., has been drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Pride brings speed, youth and his aggressive style of playing defense to the Panthers.  Carolina has been focusing on defense in the draft.

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BMW Pro-Am canceled this year
APR 17, 2020

The BMW Charity Pro-Am has been canceled due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

Thornblade Club in Greer is the host club for the June 4-7 tournament. Cliffs Valley was a second course with a third that was unnamed.

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Erie Williams selected Riverside head football coach
APR 15, 2020

Erie Williams is named the new Riverside High School Head Football Coach.
 

Erie Williams, a long-time assistant coach at crosstown rival Greer, is the new Head Football Coach at Riverside High School.

Riverside Athletic Director Michael Pettit announced Williams as the new head coach on Tuesday.

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Sam Wyche, former Furman, NFL player and coach, dies
JAN 3, 2020

Sam Wyche died Thursday, He played at Furman, in the NFL and coached in the NFL and college. He was volunteer coach at Pickens High School.
 

Staff, digital, wire reports

Sam Wyche, former Cincinnati Bengals head football coach and resident of Pickens County, died Thursday morning of melanoma. He was 74.

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

McKissick, winningest football coach ever, dies
NOV 29, 2019

John McKissick's 621 victories at South Carolina’s Summerville High School made him the nation’s winningest football coach at any level.
 
 

From news reports

John McKissick, whose 621 victories at South Carolina’s Summerville High made him the nation’s winningest football coach at any level, has died. He was 93.

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Thornblade's Smith honored as Tour Volunteer of the Year
NOV 22, 2019

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday.
 

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday. Smith is the Thornblade Club volunteer course chair.

Smith and four tournaments on The Korn Ferry Tour were honored at the PGA TOUR’s annual tournament meetings on at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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