Orangeburg Touchdown Club
meeting canceled Thursday
The weekly meeting of the Orangeburg Touchdown Club has been canceled for this Thursday. The OTC will resume meeting at The Cinema on Thursday, Sept. 20, with guest speaker Mike O'Cain - former Orangeburg-Wilkinson state championship quarterback and former head football coach at N.C. State.
All high school football games in The T&D Region have been canceled or postponed from this Friday, due to school closings in preparation for Hurricane Florence making landfall along the South Carolina and North Carolina coastline this weekend.
Furman game canceled
GREENVILLE - Furman University has cancelled its Saturday home football game vs. Colgate.
The game will not be made up, according to Furman director of athletics Mike Buddie. “We will be looking at options to find an opponent for our open week (Oct. 6),” Buddie said.
Furman’s football team will return to action on Sept. 22 when it opens Southern Conference play at East Tennessee State.
Newberry game Thursday
NEWBERRY – Newberry welcomes Virginia University of Lynchburg to Setzler Field for an unusual 1 p.m. Thursday kickoff.
The game was changed from Saturday to assist Virginia University of Lynchburg in returning home safely, with conditions expected to deteriorate considerably beginning Friday as Hurricane Florence nears the Atlantic coastline.
Newberry is 0-2. Virginia University of Lynchburg is 1-1.
PC game moved to Florida
CLINTON – The Presbyterian College football team’s matchup with Stetson, originally scheduled for Saturday in Clinton, has been moved to DeLand, Fla., due the impending threat of Hurricane Florence. Kickoff is slated for noon at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium.
Baseball recruiting rankings
Clemson’s baseball recruiting class is ranked ninth and South Carolina class is No. 21 in the nation by Baseball America.
LSU has the top-rated class, followed by Vanderbilt, Florida State, Louisville and Florida.
Mitchell, Wilson finalists
COLUMBIA – The two Gamecocks who captured the last five SEC Player of the Year awards – Tiffany Mitchell and A’ja Wilson – are among 16 finalists for the 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team.
The 16 finalists will travel to Antibes, France, for a four-team international tournament Sept. 15-17 against Canada, France and Senegal. From this list, the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee will select the final 12-player roster for the 2018 FIBA World Cup.
USC women in 16 TV games
COLUMBIA – South Carolina women’s basketball fans can watch the Gamecocks play on national television at least 16 times in 2018-19, the SEC office announced. While broadcast information for some of South Carolina’s non-conference games has not been determined yet, the Gamecocks will be featured as many as nine times on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU) with another seven games airing on SEC Network.
For the second time in as many seasons, ESPN’s coverage of South Carolina starts early as the station will air the Sun., Nov. 18, home game against Maryland. Three other non-conference games will air on ESPN2 – Baylor (Dec. 2), at Purdue (Dec. 16) and at UConn (Feb. 11). That station will also carry the Gamecocks’ SEC matchups against Missouri (Jan. 21), at Tennessee (Feb. 24) and against Mississippi State (Mar. 3). ESPNU will air South Carolina’s home game against Alabama on Sun., Jan. 6.
SEC Network has picked up seven Gamecock games – three at home (Vanderbilt on Jan. 28, Georgia on Feb. 14 and Kentucky on Feb. 21) and four on the road (Texas A&M on Jan. 3, LSU on Jan. 13, Kentucky on Jan. 31 and Arkansas on Feb. 3). South Carolina’s Jan. 17 trip to Mississippi State will air either on ESPN or SEC Network.
South Carolina’s four other SEC games will air streaming on SEC Network+, including both games against Florida (Jan. 10 and Feb. 17), the home game against Ole Miss (Feb. 7) and the road trip to Auburn (Feb. 28).