Clemson, South Carolina seniors at crossroads - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Clemson, South Carolina seniors at crossroads

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - It's something none of the seniors at Clemson or South Carolina expected - going winless or undefeated in the rivalry.

But now that the 13th-ranked Gamecocks' upperclassmen can go 4-0 in the series, they're looking to complete the sweep. Meanwhile, the senior for No. 12 Clemson want to avoid becoming just the second class to leave campus without a win against the hated Gamecocks.

Clemson senior center Dalton Freeman says he grew up 15 minutes from Williams-Brice "and it's been awful going home these past three years."

Gamecocks senior defensive end Devin Taylor says attitudes changed three years ago when highly regarded players bought into what South Carolina could become. Top-rated prospects like Stephon Gilmore, Marcus Lattimore and Jadeveon Clowney all decided to become Gamecocks and the turnaround began.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Versatile Riopedre signs extension with Otters

    Versatile Riopedre signs extension with Otters

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:50:06 GMT

    After an impressive season last year, the Evansville Otters have signed infielder Christopher Riopedre to a contract extension. Riopedre, a Miami, Fla. native, was acquired by the Otters before the 2016 season from Joliet after spending the previous two years in the Washington Nationals’ organization.

    More >>

    After an impressive season last year, the Evansville Otters have signed infielder Christopher Riopedre to a contract extension. Riopedre, a Miami, Fla. native, was acquired by the Otters before the 2016 season from Joliet after spending the previous two years in the Washington Nationals’ organization.

    More >>
  • Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.More >>
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.More >>
  • Aces fall in pitching duel at Lipscomb, Saturday game moved up

    Aces fall in pitching duel at Lipscomb, Saturday game moved up

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:27:51 GMT

    Lipscomb's Brady Puckett enjoyed one of his best outings of the season, and he was able to silence the University of Evansville baseball team's offense in big moments as the Purple Aces fell 4-1 to the Bisons at Ken Dugan Field.  

    More >>

    Lipscomb's Brady Puckett enjoyed one of his best outings of the season, and he was able to silence the University of Evansville baseball team's offense in big moments as the Purple Aces fell 4-1 to the Bisons at Ken Dugan Field.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly