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Contestants showcased their skills at the second annual Capital City Cocktail Competition in Columbia, S.C., hosted by Bubblee Mixologist. The event featured three rounds of challenges: classical cocktails, ingredient-based, and international South Carolina fusion. Judges selected the best cocktails while attendees enjoyed curated drinks and bites, supporting local industry bartenders and nonprofit organizations.
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PHOTOS: Raise a Glass: Columbia Hosts Second Annual Capital City Cocktail Competition

Contestants showcased their skills at the second annual Capital City Cocktail Competition in Columbia, S.C., hosted by Bubblee Mixologist. The event featured three rounds of challenges: classical cocktails, ingredient-based, and international South Carolina fusion. Judges selected the best cocktails while attendees enjoyed curated drinks and bites, supporting local industry bartenders and nonprofit organizations.


The No. 20 South Carolina baseball team lost its weekend series against No. 2 Arkansas 2-1, bringing its record to 27-13 on the season. While the Gamecocks were able to pull off a 6-3 win on Saturday afternoon, it fell to the Razorbacks on Friday and Saturday night. Next up, South Carolina will face No. 3 Kentucky on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 7 p.m. This will be the first of a three-game series.
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PHOTOS: No. 20 South Carolina baseball falls to No. 2 Arkansas in 3-game series

The No. 20 South Carolina baseball team lost its weekend series against No. 2 Arkansas 2-1, bringing its record to 27-13 on the season. While the Gamecocks were able to pull off a 6-3 win on Saturday afternoon, it fell to the Razorbacks on Friday and Saturday night. Next up, South Carolina will face No. 3 Kentucky on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 7 p.m. This will be the first of a three-game series.


More than 32,000 fans gathered in Columbia to watch South Carolina football compete in the 2024 Garnet & Black Spring Game at Williams-Brice Stadium on April 20, 2024. The Garnet team rushed to an early lead in the first drive of the game and ultimately defeated the Black team 17-0.
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PHOTOS: South Carolina football competes in annual spring game

More than 32,000 fans gathered in Columbia to watch South Carolina football compete in the 2024 Garnet & Black Spring Game at Williams-Brice Stadium on April 20, 2024. The Garnet team rushed to an early lead in the first drive of the game and ultimately defeated the Black team 17-0.


The Gamecock women's basketball team continued celebrating its undefeated season with a parade on Main Street on April 14 — one week after winning its third national title in program history. The parade started at the intersection of Main and Laurel streets and ended on the steps of the Statehouse. Head coach Dawn Staley was filled with gratitude during her remarks, and both Staley and senior guard Te-Hina Paopao expressed the hope that they would celebrate again in 2025.
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PHOTOS: South Carolina fans gather at Statehouse to celebrate national championship, recognize women's basketball team

The Gamecock women's basketball team continued celebrating its undefeated season with a parade on Main Street on April 14 — one week after winning its third national title in program history. The parade started at the intersection of Main and Laurel streets and ended on the steps of the Statehouse. Head coach Dawn Staley was filled with gratitude during her remarks, and both Staley and senior guard Te-Hina Paopao expressed the hope that they would celebrate again in 2025.


Thousands gathered at Colonial Life Arena on Monday, April 8, 2024 to welcome the 2024 National Champion South Carolina women's basketball team back to Columbia following the team’s 87-75 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the final round of the NCAA Women's Tournament on Sunday afternoon. University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis sent out a mass email to the university announcing the cancellation of all classes beginning between 1 p.m and 3:15 p.m. to allow students, faculty and staff to attend the celebration.
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PHOTOS: Classes canceled, fans welcome home women's basketball National Champions at Colonial Life Arena

Thousands gathered at Colonial Life Arena on Monday, April 8, 2024 to welcome the 2024 National Champion South Carolina women's basketball team back to Columbia following the team’s 87-75 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the final round of the NCAA Women's Tournament on Sunday afternoon. University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis sent out a mass email to the university announcing the cancellation of all classes beginning between 1 p.m and 3:15 p.m. to allow students, faculty and staff to attend the celebration.


The South Carolina Gamecocks’ emerged victorious from a close matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes to secure the national championship title with an undefeated season on April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks defeated the Hawkeyes 87-75 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Freshman guard Tessa Johnson led the Gamecocks in scoring with 19 points, a career high. Johnson and senior center Kamilla Cardoso earned all-tournament honors. This is the third time that the Gamecocks earned an NCAA title, and the first with an undefeated season, making the team the 10th team to do so in the history of the tournament.
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PHOTOS: Gamecocks complete 'revenge tour,' complete perfect season with national title

The South Carolina Gamecocks’ emerged victorious from a close matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes to secure the national championship title with an undefeated season on April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks defeated the Hawkeyes 87-75 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Freshman guard Tessa Johnson led the Gamecocks in scoring with 19 points, a career high. Johnson and senior center Kamilla Cardoso earned all-tournament honors. This is the third time that the Gamecocks earned an NCAA title, and the first with an undefeated season, making the team the 10th team to do so in the history of the tournament.


Members of Gamecock nation and the University of South Carolina student body gathered in celebration following the No. 1 overall ranked South Carolina women's basketball team's 87-75 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2024 NCAA Women's Tournament on April 7, 2024. Fans gathered in various places across Columbia and the USC campus to cheer on the Gamecocks as the team claimed its third national championship since 2017.
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PHOTOS: Students react to women's basketball National Championship victory

Members of Gamecock nation and the University of South Carolina student body gathered in celebration following the No. 1 overall ranked South Carolina women's basketball team's 87-75 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2024 NCAA Women's Tournament on April 7, 2024. Fans gathered in various places across Columbia and the USC campus to cheer on the Gamecocks as the team claimed its third national championship since 2017.


The Gamecock beach volleyball team took home two wins against Morehead State and UT Martin over the weekend as part of the Palmetto Invitational. The team defeated UT Martin 4-1 on Saturday and Morehead State 5-0 on Sunday. This brings the Gamecocks' overall record to 15-9 on the season with a current five-win streak. Next, the Gamecocks will head to Boca Raton, Florida, for the FAU Burrow Beach Bash starting on April 13, 2024.
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PHOTOS: Gamecock beach volleyball dominates over Morehead, UT Martin in Palmetto Invitational

The Gamecock beach volleyball team took home two wins against Morehead State and UT Martin over the weekend as part of the Palmetto Invitational. The team defeated UT Martin 4-1 on Saturday and Morehead State 5-0 on Sunday. This brings the Gamecocks' overall record to 15-9 on the season with a current five-win streak. Next, the Gamecocks will head to Boca Raton, Florida, for the FAU Burrow Beach Bash starting on April 13, 2024.


The No. 22 ranked South Carolina softball team kicked off its weekend series with a 6-0 loss to the No. 16 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs on Friday, April 5 at Beckham Field, followed by a 4-0 loss on Saturday. On Sunday, the Gamecocks won 3-1 following a two-run double by redshirt junior outfielder Bre Warren in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Gamecocks are now 28-12 for the season.
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PHOTOS: Gamecock softball falls to No. 16 Mississippi State

The No. 22 ranked South Carolina softball team kicked off its weekend series with a 6-0 loss to the No. 16 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs on Friday, April 5 at Beckham Field, followed by a 4-0 loss on Saturday. On Sunday, the Gamecocks won 3-1 following a two-run double by redshirt junior outfielder Bre Warren in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Gamecocks are now 28-12 for the season.


The Gamecock baseball team played a two-game series against the Texas A&M Aggies on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, 2024. The Gamecocks fell in both matchups, losing 2-9 and 3-6, respectively. The Aggies scored 7 runs in the first three innings on Friday, all but securing its win. On Saturday, senior infielder Gavin Casas hit South Carolina's first pinch-hit home run since the its game against Florida on May 19, 2022, but it wasn't enough to push the Gamecocks ahead of the Aggies. Next up, South Carolina will face UNC on April 9, 2024, at 7 p.m. on the road at Truist Field in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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PHOTOS: Gamecock baseball faces 2 losses in weekend series to Texas A&M Aggies

The Gamecock baseball team played a two-game series against the Texas A&M Aggies on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, 2024. The Gamecocks fell in both matchups, losing 2-9 and 3-6, respectively. The Aggies scored 7 runs in the first three innings on Friday, all but securing its win. On Saturday, senior infielder Gavin Casas hit South Carolina's first pinch-hit home run since the its game against Florida on May 19, 2022, but it wasn't enough to push the Gamecocks ahead of the Aggies. Next up, South Carolina will face UNC on April 9, 2024, at 7 p.m. on the road at Truist Field in Charlotte, North Carolina.


The University of South Carolina and the University of Iowa women’s basketball teams participated in the NCAA’s Super Saturday on April 6, 2024, in preparation for their championship game. The day consisted of press conferences with players and coaches as well as practices that were open to fans. Members of both teams said they felt prepared for the game. The Gamecocks danced and joked around throughout the practice. Head coach Dawn Staley spent several minutes interacting with fans. The Hawkeyes were business-like throughout the practice, with an intense focus on each drill the team completed. South Carolina and Iowa with face off on April 7, 2024, for the championship game.
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PHOTOS: Super Saturday open practices show two skilled, different teams

The University of South Carolina and the University of Iowa women’s basketball teams participated in the NCAA’s Super Saturday on April 6, 2024, in preparation for their championship game. The day consisted of press conferences with players and coaches as well as practices that were open to fans. Members of both teams said they felt prepared for the game. The Gamecocks danced and joked around throughout the practice. Head coach Dawn Staley spent several minutes interacting with fans. The Hawkeyes were business-like throughout the practice, with an intense focus on each drill the team completed. South Carolina and Iowa with face off on April 7, 2024, for the championship game.


Gamecock Softball played two games against the University of Tennessee Volunteers over the weekend of March 23, 2024. The Gamecocks, ranked No. 28, lost 1-2 to the Volunteers on March 23 and 0-7 on March 24, making the team's current record 22-9. Notably, senior infielder Denver Bryant doubled with a runner on and two outs in the fourth, but it wasn't enough to push the Gamecocks forward to a win. The game series wrapped up on March 25 at the Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
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PHOTOS: Gamecock softball drops 2 games to No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers

Gamecock Softball played two games against the University of Tennessee Volunteers over the weekend of March 23, 2024. The Gamecocks, ranked No. 28, lost 1-2 to the Volunteers on March 23 and 0-7 on March 24, making the team's current record 22-9. Notably, senior infielder Denver Bryant doubled with a runner on and two outs in the fourth, but it wasn't enough to push the Gamecocks forward to a win. The game series wrapped up on March 25 at the Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.


No. 1 overall seed South Carolina women's basketball kicked off its 2024 NCAA Women's Tournament run with a 91-39 first-round victory over No. 16 seed Presbyterian on Friday, March 22. The Gamecocks then defeated No. 8 North Carolina 88-41 in the second round on Sunday to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Gamecocks will now travel to Albany, New York, where it will take on the the winner of Monday's game between No. 5 seed Oklahoma and No. 4 seed Indiana.
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PHOTOS: Gamecock women's basketball advances through 1st 2 rounds of NCAA Women's Tournament

No. 1 overall seed South Carolina women's basketball kicked off its 2024 NCAA Women's Tournament run with a 91-39 first-round victory over No. 16 seed Presbyterian on Friday, March 22. The Gamecocks then defeated No. 8 North Carolina 88-41 in the second round on Sunday to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Gamecocks will now travel to Albany, New York, where it will take on the the winner of Monday's game between No. 5 seed Oklahoma and No. 4 seed Indiana.


Visitors from across South Carolina and the Southeast convened in Columbia, South Carolina on March 16, 2024, for the 42nd annual St. Pat's in Five Points. This year's festival featured its largest musical lineup, with over 40 local and regional acts from various genres performing across five stages and multiple Five Points-based music venues.
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PHOTOS: 2024 St. Pat's in Five Points returns to Columbia

Visitors from across South Carolina and the Southeast convened in Columbia, South Carolina on March 16, 2024, for the 42nd annual St. Pat's in Five Points. This year's festival featured its largest musical lineup, with over 40 local and regional acts from various genres performing across five stages and multiple Five Points-based music venues.


Local artist Thomas Humphries has been creating sculptures out of repurposed items since college. The medium has allowed Humphries to express passion through welding found materials into art, he said. Humphries' work can be found at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, South Carolina State Fairgrounds, West Columbia Riverwalk and other spaces throughout Columbia.
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PHOTOS: Public artist Thomas Humphries creates sculptures out of scraps

Local artist Thomas Humphries has been creating sculptures out of repurposed items since college. The medium has allowed Humphries to express passion through welding found materials into art, he said. Humphries' work can be found at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, South Carolina State Fairgrounds, West Columbia Riverwalk and other spaces throughout Columbia.


The South Carolina baseball team are 8-3 overall following two back-to-back losses to the Clemson Tigers in the 2024 Palmetto Series. The weekend began with game one of the series at Founders Park, which was postponed due to rain on Friday. The teams moved across town on Saturday for game two at Segra Park in the "Battle at Bull Street," where the Gamecocks suffered a 5-4 loss in extra innings against the Tigers. South Carolina then traveled to Clemson on Sunday to close out the series with a 5-4 loss at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
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PHOTOS: Gamecock baseball falls to Tigers in 2024 Palmetto Series

The South Carolina baseball team are 8-3 overall following two back-to-back losses to the Clemson Tigers in the 2024 Palmetto Series. The weekend began with game one of the series at Founders Park, which was postponed due to rain on Friday. The teams moved across town on Saturday for game two at Segra Park in the "Battle at Bull Street," where the Gamecocks suffered a 5-4 loss in extra innings against the Tigers. South Carolina then traveled to Clemson on Sunday to close out the series with a 5-4 loss at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.