Tennessee ’emerging’ as a school for South Carolina wide receiver Juice Wells

Tennessee is emerging as a school for South Carolina transfer wide receiver Juice Wells.

South Carolina senior wide receiver Juice Wells entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday.

Tennessee and Texas have emerged as two transfer schools for Wells, according to Pete Nakos of On3.

“Tennessee and Texas are emerging as schools to watch in the recruitment of South Carolina transfer Juice Wells, multiple sources tell On3 Sports,” Nakos announced.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Wells transferred to South Carolina from James Madison ahead of the 2022 season. He appeared in 38 games, including 27 starts, recording 187 receptions for 2,818 yards and 28 touchdowns with both schools.

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Maria Gakdeng shines in the ACC/SEC challenge against South Carolina

North Carolina Tar Heel Maria Gakdeng shines in the ACC/SEC challenge against No. 1 South Carolina

The No. 24 North Carolina women’s basketball faced off against No. 1 South Carolina, nearly upsetting them in Chapel Hill.

A lot went right for UNC, as they used their juggernaut defense and rebounding to hinder South Carolina’s high-powered offense. Despite the 65-58 loss, UNC’s talent was on full display, with Boston College transfer [autotag]Maria Gakdeng[/autotag] stepping up for the Tar Heels in a significant way.

Gakdeng finished with eight points and ten rebounds while matchup against South Carolina star Kamilla Cardoso through the night. Gakdeng physical play down low helped keep Cardoso’s scoring in check, who averages 16.8 points per game and ended up with a season-low six points.

The game should give the program a boost of confidence even in the loss, seeing their ability to shut down a team like South Carolina. Gakdeng will be a big reason if UNC can dance long come March madness.

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Notre Dame goes cold, falls to South Carolina in ACC/SEC Challenge

You can’t win if you can’t keep scoring.

Notre Dame and South Carolina aren’t the fastest teams in the country, so it was appropriate for them to match up in the ACC/SEC Challenge. Most of the game made it seem like the visiting Irish could pull off a win over the undefeated Gamecocks. But the offense stopped coming, and the Irish lost, 65-53.

The majority of the game was competitive, and the Irish (3-3), who scored eight unanswered points at the start, had a 40-38 lead at the 6:14 mark of the second half. Then, they stopped making shots, ad the Gamecocks (6-0) went on a 13-1 run to go up by double digits and didn’t look back. The Irish never got closer than six the rest of the way.

Meechie Johnson led the Gamecocks with 29 points, including four 3-pointers, and had five rebounds. B.J. Mack had 17 points.

[autotag]Tae Davis[/autotag] was the Irish’s leader in points (15) and rebounds (eight). [autotag]J.R. Konieczny[/autotag] contributed 11 points, and [autotag]Julian Roper II[/autotag] added 10. [autotag]Markus Burton[/autotag] dished out five assists but committed a game-high six turnovers, and eight points made it the first time in his young career that he failed to reach double figures in scoring.

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6-year-old boy dies in South Carolina hunting accident

The boy was struck by a shotgun pellet while positioned in an elevated hunting stand.

Authorities in South Carolina have determined that the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy during a hunting trip Friday was an accident.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has not released the boy’s name or many details because the incident remains under investigation.

However, the agency did state via social media that the boy was struck by what appears to have been a stray shotgun pellet while positioned in an elevated stand.

The shot was fired by a hunter on the ground.

The incident occurred Friday morning in Orangeburg County.

–Generic hunting image courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

South Carolina sweeps Lady Vols in regular-season finale

South Carolina volleyball sweeps Lady Vols in regular-season finale.

South Carolina (11-16, 5-13 SEC) defeated No. 8 Tennessee (24-4, 15-3 SEC), 25-23, 26-24, 255-22, Saturday in the regular-season finale for both schools at Carolina Volleyball Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

The loss ended Tennessee’s eight-match winning streak.

Right side player and graduate student Morgahn Fingall totaled 16 kills, four digs and two blocks for the Lady Vols. She also posted a .467 hitting percentage in the match.

Jenaisya Moore recorded nine kills and two blocks and Raeven Chase finished the match with eight kills.

Caroline Kerr was the Lady Vols’ leading passer, as she accumulated 39 assists. She also recorded three kills and one ace. Mackenzie Plante totaled seven digs, two aces and one assist.

Best photos, Tweets and videos from Gamecocks and Fighting Irish in Paris

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley called the game a “business trip” and emphasized they were heading to Paris to win.

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the first NCAA women’s basketball regular-season game in Europe. The Gamecocks walked away with the win, defeating Notre Dame, 100-71, in Paris, France.

The game drew a crowd of 3,203 spectators in Paris, with the game airing live on ESPN. Gamecocks freshman Milaysia Fulwiley scored an impressive 17 points, six assists and six steals.

“Togetherness is one of the main words we’ve been using all practice,” Fulwiley said. “We just play with each other, we love each other. We’ve been putting in the work since summer, so I think it was pretty easy for us once we got on the court.”

Both teams put on a show for the fans at the game and home. Players were able to tour Paris and see landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley called the game a “business trip” and emphasized they were heading to Paris to win.

“We’re talking about the student-athlete experience,” Staley said. “We try to do that right here in our home country, in our home state. But when you’re able to give young people an experience like this, we don’t know what’s going to happen, meaning we don’t know what we’re going to experience. So it’s all very new to all of us, but I know we’re gonna have a good time.”

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South Carolina says yes ‘oui’ can in win over Notre Dame in Paris

The South Carolina Gamcocks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the first-ever NCAA regular-season basketball game in Paris.

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the first NCAA women’s basketball regular-season game in Europe. The Gamecocks walked away with the win, defeating Notre Dame, 100-71, in Paris, France.

“It was really a blank canvas,” said Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley, who posed in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa at the Louvre a few days before the game. “But the chemistry that they’re building is very special.”

South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks, and freshman MiLaysia Fulwiley had 17 points. Five Gamecocks finished in double figures. For the Fighting Irish, Hannah Hidalgo, in her collegiate debut, posted 31 points.

The game drew the attention of notable names in basketball, including Magic Johnson and Kevin Durant. Other notable players and former Gamecocks legends such as Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke also tuned into the game.

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Notre Dame crushed by South Carolina in Paris to open season

Yep, the season officially is on.

Even with a healthy [autotag]Olivia Miles[/autotag], Notre Dame would have been an underdog against South Carolina in the season opener in Paris. After all, the Gamecocks have a better recent track record and a higher preseason ranking.

Whether Miles would have made a difference for the Irish on Monday will remain a mystery. All we know is they’re off to an 0-1 start after a 100-71 blowout loss to the Gamecocks, the first NCAA game ever to be played in the City of Lights.

Freshman phenom [autotag]Hannah Hidalgo[/autotag] scored 13 of her game-high 31 points in the first quarter, leading the Irish to a 25-24 lead after the first 10 minutes. The second quarter was a completely different story as the Gamecocks outscored the Irish, 24-8, and never looked back. In fact, the deficit only continued to balloon from there.

The Gamecocks held considerable advantages over the Irish in many statistical categories. This included bench points (30-10), points in the paint (62-18), fast-break points (24-6), blocks (11-3) and assists (28-10). In short, the Irish were completely outplayed, outworked and outhustled after the first quarter, and it was obvious to anyone watching.

Kamilla Cardoso did the most damage for the Gamecocks with an astonishing line of 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Freshman MiLaysia Fulwiley was equally lethal with 17 points, six assists, six steals and one of the smoothest moves you’ll ever see anywhere:

The move even got Magic Johnson’s attention:

Three other Gamecocks also reached double figures in scoring, and two of those players had at least six assists. It proved just how many complete players Dawn Staley is lucky to coach.

[autotag]Maddy Westbeld[/autotag] and [autotag]Sonia Citron[/autotag] were the two other Irish players to score in double figures with 12 points apiece.

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Tennessee rugby defeats South Carolina, advances to championship game

Tennessee rugby defeats South Carolina, advances to championship game.

No. 4 Tennessee defeated No. 7 South Carolina, 36-21, in the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference Tournament semifinals.

The Vols outscored South Carolina, 22-7, in the second half.

Tennessee advances to the SCRC Tournament championship game. The Vols will play Kentucky on Saturday in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Kickoff between the Vols and Wildcats is slated for 3 p.m. EST.

The 2023 season is the second for Tennessee under head coach Scott Tungay.

Tennessee’s 2023-24 leadership team consists of Luke Mathis (president), Matthew Beacom (vice president), Michael McGettigan (treasurer), Jarrett Self (secretary) and Brendan Bibb (sargent at arms).

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You can see all 8 swan species at South Carolina’s Swan Lake Iris Gardens

Spot swans in South Carolina.

Birdwatchers, get ready to add a new destination to your bucket list. In Sumter, South Carolina, the incredible Swan Lake Iris Gardens invites guests to explore 150 acres of vibrant flowers. The gardens are described as a “birdwatcher’s paradise,” with swans, geese, ducks, herons, and more making homes there. Speaking of swans, Swan Lake Iris Gardens is the only public park in the United States where people can see all eight swan species. Oh, and did we mention that admission and parking are both free?

Prepare for your visit to the park with this guide to the best birdwatching gear. Plus, learn about the eight swan species you’ll meet with the photos below.