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Gamecocks shoot for 8,000 season tickets

Last week, the men’s basketball team’s “8k in 8 Days” community outreach tour brought basketball players to several local events and service efforts, including a Special Olympics program, Cocky’s Reading Express, the Richland County Sheriff Future Stars Camp, the Fort Jackson kid’s clinic and a visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

Favre sparks interest in Columbia

Hundreds of fans made their way to the Township Auditorium Thursday night to listen to the former face of the Green Bay Packers franchise talk about his playing days.

Greiner, Pankake excel in Tigers system

Position players Tanner English, Grayson Greiner and Joey Pankake have seemingly picked up right where they left off with the Gamecocks, now taking their hacks for separate professional clubs.

Column: Green-Beckham should sit out 2014 season

Oklahoma pursuing waiver that would allow receiver to play this year Now that Johnny Manziel has left college football and is now a thorn in the NFL’s side, fans are now looking for something else to talk about this offseason.

Jun 22, 2014; Manaus, Amazonas, BRAZIL; USA midfielder Jermaine Jones	(13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a second half goal against Portugal during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Amazonia. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Columbia pubs thrive during World Cup

Local soccer fans, especially ones interested in “U-S-A” chants and other general ruckus, can find comradery and solidarity at two Columbia establishments in particular: Cock N’ Bull Pub and British Bulldog Pub.

Thompson Takeover

In college football, the exit of a team’s senior quarterback would typically send that team spiraling into a rebuilding mode, tempering expectations for the ensuing season.

South Carolina shortstop Marcus Mooney (8) scores ahead of the tag of Maryland catcher Kevin Martir (32) on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Maryland won 10-1. (Jeff Blake/The State/MCT)

Baseball bounced by Terps

South Carolina’s roller-coaster ride of a season came to an unexpected halt Sunday night after its second loss to Maryland in as many days trounced them from the regional tournament.