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S.C. State players report Thursday

T&D Staff Report

The South Carolina State University football team will report to camp on Thursday, Aug. 2, and begin practicing on Friday, Aug 3.

Buddy Pough, entering his 17th season at the helm of the South Carolina State program, will conduct the team’s first practice at 9:30 a.m. Pough is the second-winningest coach in school history with a record of 120-64 overall and has led the Bulldogs to six Mid-Eastern Athletic Championships during his tenure. He needs just nine more wins to become the all-time winningest coach in school history, a mark held by Head Coach Emeritus Willie Jeffries (128-77-4).

The Bulldogs will hold their second practice at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in helmets. On Monday, Pough’s team will dress out in shells at 9:30 a.m. and do the same Tuesday in a 2:30 p.m. workout.

Practices are free and open to the public at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium. No spectators or fans are allowed on the field during practice.

The Bulldogs open their season on the road against Georgia Southern on Saturday, Sept. 1, in Statesboro, Georgia. Kickoff is 6 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPN+.

Season tickets for South Carolina State’s five-game home schedule remain available. Reserved seating is available and may be purchased by contacting the S.C. State Ticket Office by phone at 803-536-8579 or online at

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SCSU women's soccer team releases schedule

The South Carolina State women’s soccer team releases the 2018 schedule announced by head coach Sandy Burris.

The Lady Bulldogs will play ten (10) home of fifteen (15) matches slated for the upcoming season, kicking off with a pair of preseason contests against at 6 p.m. Aut. 7, at Gardner-Webb, and at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Columbia International.

Burris and the team will then embark on a three-game road trip beginning with Campbell University at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17 in Buies Creek, NC, followed by Virginia Military Institute (VMI) at 4 p.m. on Aug. 20, in Lexington City, VA, and Winthrop University on Aug. 24, in Rock Hill, SC.

South Carolina State returns home to host The Citadel in its regular season home-opener at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium/Willie Jeffries Field at 7 p.m., followed by a trip to Boone, NC to play Appalachian State in a 7 p.m. start.

SCSU then play five-straight home contests to close out the month of September starting with Presbyterian on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m., North Florida on Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m., Charleston Southern on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., Wofford College on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. and East Tennessee State on Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.

The Lady Bulldogs then turn their attention to the north when they travel to take on Delaware State on Oct. 4, in Dover, DE at 7 p.m., before heading back home for a battle with Young Harris College on at 4 p.m. and USC-Upstate in Spartanburg, SC on Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

South Carolina State close out the regular season at home against USC-Aiken on Oct. 24, in a 7 p.m. start.

Connor Shaw resigns as Furman coach

GREENVILLE — An assistant coach for Furman University's football program has resigned.  Shaw has accepted a position in private business.

The Greenville News reports former University of South Carolina star quarterback Connor Shaw is leaving his position as tight ends coach.

Dru Duke, a 2018 graduate of Furman, will take over as tight ends coach.

The Paladins open their season Sept. 1 at Clemson.

Minaya heading for Italy tour

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina sophomore forward Justin Minaya will travel to Vicenza, Italy, this week with USA East Coast, a group of college all-stars set to compete against international competition over a four-day span.

The squad will compete against National Teams from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the Vicenza Select (Italy) team at Pala Goldoni Vicenza Arena, Aug. 3-6. 


• On Tuesday, Wofford defensive lineman Miles Brown and fullback Andre Stoddard were named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team. Brown was selected to the first team, while Stoddard earned a spot on the third team.

A total of nine players from the Southern Conference were selected. Samford and Western Carolina had three players each named, while Wofford had two and The Citadel had one selected.


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