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A final Safety Blitz from SportsTalk host Rick Sanford (AUDIO)

Friday night SportsTalk host Rick Sanford announced he is stepping away from his radio duties to focus his energy on his health. The former USC All American safety, the Gamecocks’ first 1st round draft pick, and seven year NFL veteran, revealed he is suffering the effects of CTE. As such, Sanford does not feel he …

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#STRecruiting: Edwards becomes one of the new Musketeers

6-9 Cesare Edwards of Hartsville, one of the state’s top prospects in the 2021 basketball class, announced a commitment to Xavier Friday night. His decision came as a bit of a surprise as Edwards said earlier in the week he wasn’t close on a decision and didn’t have leaders. His other offers included USC, Clemson, …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 6-26 (UPDATED Friday PM)

The decision has been made by 6-3 combo guard Joshua Beadle of Cardinal Newman. After narrowing his list to Clemson, Wake Forest, Furman, College of Charleston and VCU, Beadle has notified the school he’s chosen and will announce his commitment Saturday in Twitter at a time to be determined. “It was a very hard decision …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks move to the lead for Bennett

New USC receivers coach Joe Cox is doing good work with WR Malachi Bennett of Fairfield, AL. He has been in daily contact with Bennett selling him on the virtues of the Gamecock program and how he can help him acheive greatness in the SEC, like his uncle Earl Bennett did. Earl finished his career …

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The Steve Phelps conference call Thursday (AUDIO)

NASCAR President Steve Phelps Thursday closed the book on the drama surrounding driver Bubba Wallace and the noose found hanging from the door of garage #4 at Talledega. In his initial statement Sunday night, in which he informed the public of what was found, Phelps referred to what he thought had transpired as a hate …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 6-25

USC made the final six with four-star DT Tyleik Williams (6-4 317) of Manassas, VA. Joing the Gamecocks in the group are North Carolina, Alabama, LSU, Virginia Tech and Ohio State. Those six were left over from an offer list of over 30. Williams is ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the #10 defensive tackle …

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#STRecruiting: Latest on Beadle, Edwards #Clemson #Gamecocks

A week after he had originally planned to announce his decisoin, 6-3 combo guard Joshua Beadle of Cardinal Newman will annouce his college decision Saturday. Beadle said he postponed his announcement last weekend because he couldn’t make a decision at that time. He is choosing from Clemson, Wake Forest, Furman, College of Charleston and Furman. …

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Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Just call Gary Gilmore “The Comeback Kid.” The veteran baseball coach at Coastal Carolina, owner of one national championship and multiple conference titles, was floored earlier this year when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and other issues related to that. But like a hitter dusting himself off after avoiding a fastball at the chin, …

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#STRecruiting: GMC OT another lineman of interest for #Gamecocks

USC offensive line coach Eric Wolford has taken two commitments for his position this month. If he decides to take a third, one prospect he likes is OT Anthony Belton (6-6 320), a native of Tallahassee who is going into his second season at Georgia Military JC. Wolford offered Belton about two weeks ago, but …

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Presbyterian coach Tommy Spangler on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

The countdown to competitiveness for Presbyterian College football is over. The Blue Hose won two games last season and haven’t had a winning season since 2014. They are now out of the Big South and will play a schedule better suited to their status as an independent this season before joining the non-scholarshp Pioneer League …

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#STRecruiting: Burgess to work around the 4th for his announcement

WR Derwin Burgess (5-11 177) of Riverdale, GA said Tuesday night he thinks he’s made his decision from a final six of USC, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida State and Coastal Carolina. He said he’s not yet informed the school of his commitment. He said he’ll do that around the time he goes public and …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 6-23 (Afternoon Update)

6-11 Walhalla native and Clemson target Gabe Wiznitzer, who attends Hargrave Prep, VA, committed to Louisville Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinals offered Wiznitzer eight days ago, and Ohio State followed four days later. Some of his other offers were LSU, Ohio State, Nebraska, Penn State, TCU, Iowa, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and Kansas State. Though …

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