Sophomore WR a Gamecocks teamster

Ask Tori Gurley a question — any question — and the answer invariably comes back to what he can do for the USC football team.The sophomore wide receiver is big — 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds — but he’s not so big on talking abo… Read More

Practice report: USC awaits NCAA word

South Carolina officials hope to hear from the NCAA on the status of several key players this week, although coaches are preparing for the possibility of playing without embattled tight end Weslye Saunders this season, according to sources close to the program.

Saunders, who was questioned by NCAA investigators about his possible involvement with agents, has been suspended for the past week for a separate incident. The senior from Durham, N.C., was the Gamecocks’ third-leading receiver last season.

Saunders is also among 10 players who were asked by USC coach Steve Spurrier to move out of the Whitney Hotel this month and make restitution to the Shandon-area hotel after receiving discounted rates for extended stays. Saunders had been living at the Whitney since 2009, and must re-pay more than $5,000, according to a source.

In addition to Saunders, defensive backs Akeem Auguste and C.C. Whitlock are the players most likely to face the most severe penalties because of the Whitney situation, sources said. Auguste is the Gamecocks’ starting free safety, while Whitlock is a second-team cornerback.

Spurrier has said players could miss a game or two, based on the NCAA’s history with players who received extra benefits. Spurrier and his assistants were not available for comment following Monday’s practice. Read More

Nationally televised games bring visitors to York County, but revenues lower than expected

ROCK HILL, SC — York County tourism officials say this weekend’s nationally televised football games fell short of projections in terms of economic impact. Economic forecasts have not yet been finalized, but officials say nearly 95-hundred tickets were sold, meaning both Northwestern and South Pointe High Schools could net an estimated 20-thousand dollars. Figures [...] Read More

PGA Championship Coming To Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – The “Charlotte Observer” reports the PGA Championship may be coming to Charlotte. According to the paper, a press conference will be held at Quail Hollow Club at 11:00 a.m. this morning where the PGA of America is expected to announce the major tournament will be coming to the course in 2017. [...] Read More

Carson offers his services in 2-for-1 deal

Package deals are commonplace in recruiting these days, with college programs routinely offering scholarships to high school teammates.Sometimes both are worthy, but often college coaches are willing to gamble on a lesser player in an attempt to land h… Read More