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5:30-6 p.m.--5:30 News Report

6-8 p.m.--SC Sports Talk

8 p.m.-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday


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Sports For 2/24/17

Six Union County wrestlers will begin their pursuit of individual state championships today in Anderson. The state individual wrestling finals are scheduled for today and tomorrow at the Anderson Civic Center. Admission today is $6, and Saturday admission is $8, with children 5 and under admitted free. Zac Valentine (113 lb.), L.J. Thompson (120 lb.), Dontaye Brandon (152 lb.), Jerome Henry (195 lb.), Debo Woods (220 lb.), and Cam Lott (285 lb.) will compete against three other wrestlers from the upper state and four from the lower state. Weigh in today will be at 11:30 a.m., and the first round of wrestling begins at 12:30 p.m. The semifinals will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's weigh-in begins at 8 a.m. The first-round consolation matches start at 9. The second-round consolation matches start at 11. The 3rd- and 4th-place matches begin at 1 p.m., and the finals will be at 4 p.m. Good luck to our Union County wrestlers.

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The UCHS varsity baseball team begins play in the Gaffney preseason tournament today at 5 p.m. The tournament wraps up on Monday. 

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Kansas State scored four runs in the first inning on their way to a 6-5 victory over South Carolina in baseball action yesterday. South Carolina was 0-for-4 with the bases loaded and just 2-for-10 at the plate in RBI opportunities. K-State is 4-1 on the season, while the Gamecocks fall to 3-2. This weekend, South Carolina hosts Wright State, starting today at 7 p.m. Clemson lost two of three from Wright State to open the season. The Tigers host Elon this weekend, starting today at 4 p.m.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks moved back on top of the SEC standings with an 80-64 victory at Texas A&M last night. A'ja Wilson's 7th double-double of the season propelled South Carolina to victory. Wilson scored 21 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. The Lady Gamecocks led by 1 at the end of the first quarter, and extended their lead to 41-35 at halftime. They outscored the Lady Aggies 19-6 in the third quarter to take control of the game. The Lady Gamecocks wrap up the regular season at home against #22 Kentucky on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Nelly Perry's 22 points were not enough to help Clemson last night, as the Lady Tigers fell to Georgia Tech, 72-58. Tech outscored Clemson 20-9 in each of the first two quarters to take a commanding 40-18 halftime lead on their way to victory. The Lady Tigers are 14th in the ACC, one win better than last-place Boston College. The game was the Lady Tigers' last of the regular season.

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The Clemson and South Carolina men's basketball teams are back in action on Saturday. Clemson hosts #19 Florida State Saturday at noon. We'll have the pregame show for you at 11:30 a.m. South Carolina hosts Tennessee at 1 p.m. We'll join the game in progress after Clemson basketball.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/23/17

The Union County High School track & field team has a scrimmage scheduled today at Southside Christian. It is set to begin at 5 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers baseball team defeated Western Carolina last night, 11-5. The outlook wasn't brilliant early on for the Tigers, as the Catamounts built a 5-1 lead that they carried into the 7th inning. Clemson stormed back with 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th, highlighted by a 3-run homer by Weston Jackson to take a 6-5 lead. Clemson added 5 insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th with a two-run double and a three-run double. Next up for Clemson is a weekend series at home against Elon starting Friday at 4 p.m.

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Five of the nine top-25 teams playing last night lost their games. Granted, two games featured ranked teams facing each other, but in each of those, the lower-ranked team won. #2 Villanova fell to #22 Butler, 72-66. #8 North Carolina knocked off #7 Louisville, 74-63. #10 Duke fell to Syracuse after a last-second three-pointer, 78-75. #23 Creighton fell to Providence, 68-66, while #24 Maryland lost to Minnesota, 89-75. In addition to Butler and North Carolina, #3 Kansas and #6 Oregon survived their games.

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The #7 South Carolina Lady Gamecocks travel to take on Texas A&M tonight at 9 p.m. The Clemson Lady Tigers face Georgia Tech tonight in Atlanta at 7 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/22/17

There are no local sports scheduled for today.

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The Clemson Tigers lost yet another close game last night, falling to Virginia Tech, 71-70. Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 18 points in the contest. Virginia Tech led 41-38 at halftime. The Hokies' Seth Allen hit a 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining to give Virginia Tech the win. The last time the two teams met, Virginia Tech won by one point, also. Clemson is 3-10 this season in games decided by 6 points or less. They are 14-13 overall and 4-11 in ACC play. Next up for the Tigers is a home contest Saturday at noon against #19 Florida State.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks could not find the same magic that enabled them to beat Florida at home earlier in the season. They went on the road to face the Gators, and Florida won, 81-66. It was a close game at halftime, with Florida leading 35-33, but the Gators pulled away in the second half. Sindarius Thornwell put up 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks in the loss. The Gamecocks struggled to shoot the ball effectively, shooting 39.3% from the field and 3-14 from three-point range. The defense did little to stop Florida, as the Gators shot 49% and were 9-19 from downtown, a big turnaround from the last time, when Florida did not hit a single three-pointer. The loss was South Carolina's third in a row and fourth in the last five games. Next up for the Gamecocks is a home contest Saturday against Tennessee at 1 p.m. 

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The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Charlotte 49ers yesterday in baseball, 5-4. The Gamecocks improve to 3-1 on the season. South Carolina took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Charlotte tied it with a run in the top of the second. South Carolina added another run in their half of the second on a Jacob Olson home run. Charlotte answered in the top of the third with two runs to give the 49ers a 3-2 lead. South Carolina scored three runs in the top of the 5th to take a 5-3 lead, highlighted by Alex Destino's two-run homer. Charlotte managed a run in the top of the ninth, but Tyler Johnson recorded the final two outs with runners on the corners to earn the save and preserve South Carolina's victory. Next up for the Gamecocks is a Thursday contest at home against Kansas State.

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The Clemson Tigers baseball team is back in action today as they host Western Carolina at 4 p.m.

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Spring training in Major League Baseball is underway, and preseason games begin Friday. The Atlanta Braves will have their first spring training game on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays. The regular season gets underway on April 3 for Atlanta, as they will open on the road at the NY Mets.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/21/17

There are no local sports scheduled for today.

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The USC Union Lady Bantams added three more to their softball team through recent signings.

Gracie Phillips (right in the picture) comes to USC Union from Broome High School, where she played center field. Phillips had a 3.3 GPA. She hit .429 with 23 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. She had an on-base percentage of .481. Coach Amanda Warley said she believes Phillips will be a great leader for USCU, saying she will also be a great example to her teammates and have a big impact offensively and defensively for the program.

Katelyne Powell (left in the picture) also comes from Broome High School as a middle infielder and utility player. Powell had a 3.4 GPA. She hit for .333 with 18 walks and 9 RBIs. She had an on-base percentage of .439. Coach Warley stated that she looks forward to having Powell as a part of the program for the next two years, and she can't wait to see her persevere on the field and in the classroom.

 

The final signee is Goose Creek pitcher Kaitlyn Fowler. She comes in with a 4.26 GPA, ranked 25th in her class. She is a member of the Beta Club and a volunteer with the Charleston Miracle League. Her stats were not immediately available. Coach Warley said she is excited to have such a great player in the community and on the field to come into the program. She says she looks forward to seeing Fowler prosper on the field and in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

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South Carolina tries to stop their losing skid tonight as they take on the Florida Gators in Gainesville tonight at 7 p.m. We will not air the game due to Clemson Tigers basketball. Clemson tries for their 5th ACC victory on the year when they hit the road to face Virginia Tech tonight. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and we'll have the pregame show for you at 6:30 p.m.

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The Gamecocks fell out of the AP Top 25 this week following consecutive losses to Arkansas and Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks received 12 votes, 29th most among teams. Gonzaga remains at #1 this week, followed by Villanova, Kansas, Arizona, and UCLA. The rest of the top 10 are: Oregon, Louisville, North Carolina, Baylor, and Duke. Kentucky is #11, followed by West Virginia, Florida, Purdue, and Cincinnati. Wisconsin falls to #16, followed by SMU, Virginia, Florida State, and Saint Mary's. The rest of the top 25 are: Notre Dame, Butler, Creighton, Maryland, and Wichita State.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks dropped to #7 in the latest AP women's top 25 poll. The top 10 there are: Connecticut, Maryland, Mississippi State, Baylor, Notre Dame, Texas, South Carolina, Stanford, Florida State, and Oregon State.

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In college baseball, the #5 South Carolina Gamecocks won two of three against UNC-Greensboro over the weekend. On Friday, the Gamecocks topped the Spartans, 7-1. They also won on Saturday, 5-1. The Gamecocks allowed one hit and one unearned run on Sunday, but the offense was shut down in a 1-0 loss to UNC-Greensboro. The Gamecocks are 2-1 on the year. Next up for South Carolina is a Tuesday matchup at home against Charlotte.

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The #13 Clemson Tigers dropped two of three to Wright State over the weekend. The Tigers lost the opener to the Raiders, 6-4. Clemson won on Saturday, 6-2. They lost the rubber game on Sunday, 9-2. Clemson is 1-2 on the year. Coming up Wednesday at 4 p.m., Clemson hosts Western Carolina.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:30. At 6:30 p.m., we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball, as Clemson heads to Blacksburg, VA, to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. The pregame show starts at 6:30, and tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sports For 2/20/17

There are no local sports scheduled for today.

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The UCHS wrestling team had their best-ever showing at the Upper State tournament over the weekend, qualifying six to go on to the state tournament this weekend at the Anderson Civic Center.

In the 113-lb. division, Zac Valentine finished fourth. Valentine went 3-2, beating wrestlers from South Aiken and Aiken to open before losing to a wrestler from Eastside. He then defeated a wrestler from Travelers Rest before dropping the third-place match to Justin Green from Airport.

In the 120-lb. division, L.J. Thompson finished 4th. Thompson defeated wrestlers from Greer and Lancaster before losing the semifinal to a wrestler from Eastside. He then defeated a wrestler from Travelers Rest before dropping the 3rd-place match to Raekwon Davis from Westwood. 

In the 152-lb. division, Dontaye Brandon advances with a 3rd-place finish. Brandon had a first-round bye and defeated a wrestler from BHP in the quarterfinal. He lost a match to a South Pointe wrestler in the semifinals before defeating a wrestler from Greer. In the third-place match, he defeated Robert Sumpter of Westwood.

In the 195-lb. division, Jerome Henry finished 4th. He defeated wrestlers from North Augusta and South Pointe before losing in the semifinal to a wrestler from Eastside. He then defeated a wrestler from Pickens before dropping the 3rd-place match by decision to Khalil Anderson of D.W. Daniel.

In the 220-lb. division, Debo Woods won the Upper State title. Woods had a first-round bye and went on to win matches over wrestlers from North Augusta and South Aiken. He then defeated Sully Sullivan of Eastside in the championship match.

In the 285-lb. division, Cam Lott finished 4th. He won his first match over a wrestler from North Augusta before losing the quarterfinal match to a wrestler from York. Lott battled back in the consolation rounds, defeating wrestlers from South Aiken, Greenville, and BHP. He lost the 3rd-place match by forfeit to DeJuan Warren of Ridge View.

Each of the top 4 wrestlers in the upper state in their weight divisions advance, along with their counterparts in the lower state. Good luck this weekend to our Union County wrestlers.

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The UCHS Lady Jackets softball team has played a couple of preseason games so far, winning both. Thursday night, Union County defeated Gaffney, 8-3. Ashley Vinson had 2 hits, a walk, and 3 RBIs in the contest. She also pitched 3 innings and had 5 strikeouts. Gaffney struck first, scoring a run in the bottom of the first. Union County scored 4 in the top of the 3rd and 3 in the top of the 4th to put the game out of reach. They led 8-1 in the 5th inning before Gaffney answered with their final two runs in the bottom of the inning. Union County had 11 hits and only allowed 2 for Gaffney.

On Saturday, Ashley Vinson pitched 4-2/3 innings of no-hit ball in Union County's 2-0 victory over Chesnee at Byrnes High School. Union County scored single runs in the 4th and 5th innings in the win. The Lady Jackets had 4 hits and 3 errors in the contest. Courtney Seymour and Bailey Betenbaugh drove in Union County's two runs. Chesnee ended up with no hits, no runs, and 1 error in the game.

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USC Union defeated Wofford Friday night 10-0 in five innings. USC Union improves to 2-2 on the season. Next up for the Bantams is a March 4th home contest, again with the Wofford Terriers.

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College basketball from Saturday saw both Clemson and South Carolina lose. The Tigers' slim NCAA tournament hopes took a hit with a 71-65 loss to Miami. Jaron Blosssomgame led the Tigers with 16 points. Miami held a 35-33 halftime lead. The Tigers have not won a game in Miami since 2011. The Tigers fall to 14-12 overall and 4-10 in the ACC. Clemson has games remaining against Virginia Tech, Florida State, NC State, and Boston College.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks lost their second straight game, falling to Vanderbilt, 71-62. The Gamecocks led 30-27 at halftime, but the Commodores outscored South Carolina 44-32 in the second half to get the win. Sindarius Thornwell led South Carolina with 21 points. The Gamecocks were doomed by 1-of-9 shooting from behind the arc and a 59% free throw perecentage. Last year, the Gamecocks went 4-4 in the month of February and just missed the NCAA tournament. This year so far, they are 2-3. They have four games left this season against Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.

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Both Clemson's and South Carolina's women's teams lost over the weekend, as well. #4 Florida State knocked off the Clemson Lady Tigers, 80-47. The Seminoles started strong, outscoring Clemson 23-4 in the first quarter to take control of the game. Danielle Edwards led the Lady Tigers with 11 points. Missouri upset the South Carolina Lady Gamecocks on Sunday, 62-60. South Carolina falls to 22-4 overall and 12-2 in the SEC. A'ja Wilson led the Lady Gamecocks with 23 points and 9 rebounds. The Lady Gamecocks finished 3-18 from behind the arc.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/17/17

The UCHS varsity wrestling team will have many of its members competing in the Individual Upper State Tournament today and tomorrow. The tournament will be held at Eastside High School. The UCHS JV boys soccer team begins play in the Gaffney tournament today. It will continue tomorrow. The UCHS Lady Jackets softball team has a scrimmage at Byrnes Saturday.

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The USC Union Bantams baseball team is back in action today hosting the Wofford Terriers. WBCU will be airing select home games this year for the Bantams, starting with today's matchup. We'll be on the air around 4:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups, and the first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex.

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Both South Carolina and Clemson begin their baseball seasons this weekend. The South Carolina Gamecocks, #5 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, open by hosting UNC-Greensboro. First pitch today is set for 4 p.m. Saturday's game starts at 2, and Sunday's is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The Clemson Tigers, #13 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, will host Wright State today at 4. Saturday's game starts at 2, and Sunday's game is at 1 p.m.

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Both South Carolina and Clemson are in action this weekend in basketball, as well. The Tigers are on the road at the Miami Hurricanes Saturday at noon. We'll be on the air at 11:30 a.m. with the pregame show. The Gamecocks travel to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt tomorrow night. The pregame show starts at 8, and the tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m.

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The #6 South Carolina Lady Gamecocks bounced back from their 11-point loss to Connecticut on Monday by soundly defeating Vanderbilt last night, 82-51. The Lady Gamecocks held Vandy to just six points in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 23-6 lead. They held a 46-26 lead at halftime, and closed the game by outscoring Vanderbilt 20-9 in the fourth quarter. Each of the Lady Gamecock starters scored in double figures.

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The Clemson Lady Tigers played #7 Notre Dame tough, but they fell, 84-80. Nelly Perry led the Lady Tigers with 24 points in the contest. Clemson was down 27-16 after the first quarter, but they pulled to within 9 at the half. Notre Dame held a 65-52 lead heading into the fourth quarter, and Clemson rallied, outscoring the Lady Irish 28-19, but it was too little, too late.

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The NASCAR season unofficially gets underway this weekend, as The Clash in Daytona is set for Saturday. The 75-lap race will get underway just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday on FS1. TV coverage begins at 8. The race will be run in two segments--a 25-lap opening segment, followed by a competition caution, and a 50-lap final segment. 17 drivers will compete for the checkered flag. Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, with the first two positions of the race to be filled, and times will be set to fall back on for drivers who don't perform so well in the Can-Am Duels next week. The Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, February 26th.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have USC Union Bantams baseball for you, as USC Union hosts Wofford at the Timken Sports Complex. First pitch is set for 5 p.m., and we'll be on the air around 4:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

Sports For 2/16/17

There are no local sports scheduled today.

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Basketball season is officially over for Union County High School. The Yellow Jackets traveled to Aiken to take on the Hornets in the first round of the AAAA playoffs last night. Aiken came in as the #1 seed, and they knocked off Union County, 75-54. The Hornets led 15-10 at the end of the first quarter. The Jackets stayed competitive in the second quarter, with Aiken outscoring Union County 20-19, for a 35-29 halftime score. Aiken extended the lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Yellow Jackets 21-11 to take a 56-40 lead. Aiken continued to add to the lead by outscoring the Jackets 19-14 in the final quarter to take the 75-54 win.

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In other boys' action from last night in class AAAA, Wren defeated Richland Northeast, 75-66. North Augusta beat Greer, 67-51. #4 Midland Valley upset #1 Eastside, 51-43. South Pointe defeated Greenville, 66-56. Ridge View beat Daniel, 63-49. South Aiken knocked off Travelers Rest, 72-59. Westwood beat BHP, 53-35. All teams from region 2-AAAA lost in the first round.

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Arkansas upset #21 South Carolina last night, potentially knocking them out of the top 25 when the new rankings are announced on Monday. The Razorbacks defeated the Gamecocks, 83-76. Despite Sindarius Thornwell's 27 points, the Gamecocks fell to 20-6 overall and 10-3 in SEC play, 3rd in the SEC. Arkansas led 39-32 at halftime. Arkansas is one of the few schools this year to shoot better than 50% against the vaunted South Carolina defense, and the Gamecock offense couldn't keep up. The Gamecocks cut the lead to 77-76 late in the contest, but Arkansas scored the game's final 6 points. Next up for South Carolina is a trip to Nashville on Saturday to take on Vanderbilt at 8:30 p.m.

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The Furman Paladins have used a 10-game winning streak to vault to the top of the Southern Conference standings. They just won their 20th game of the season last night, 74-62 over Western Carolina, to improve to 13-2 in conference play.

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Both Clemson's and South Carolina's women's basketball teams are in action tonight. Clemson hosts #7 Notre Dame tonight at 7 p.m., and the Lady Gamecocks host Vanderbilt at 7.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/15/17

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets open their playoffs tonight at Aiken at 7 p.m.

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In other high school action, the varsity girls softball team has a scrimmage planned at Gaffney at 5:30 p.m. The JV girls soccer team has a scrimmage planned at home against Newberry at 5:30 p.m.

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It's one and done for the UCHS Lady Jackets, as the Yellow Jackets of North Augusta remain unbeaten with a 95-25 victory last night. Union County scored the first points of the game and held a 7-3 lead early in the first quarter before North Augusta ended the first quarter on a 12-0 run. North Augusta outscored Union County 28-8 in the second quarter to head into the half with a 43-15 lead. North Augusta extended the lead with a 32-2 third quarter, and a 20-8 fourth quarter provided the final margin.

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In other girls' action last night, Greenville defeated Lancaster, 63-50. Eastside advanced with a 52-39 win over South Aiken. Midland Valley beat Travelers Rest, 37-27. Greer knocked off Aiken, 55-39. Westwood will face North Augusta after beating Pickens, 58-28. Richland Northeast defeated Daniel, 48-34, and Ridge View knocked off Wren, 61-37.

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The Clemson Tigers had four players in double figures as they defeated Wake Forest last night, 95-83. Marcquise Reed led Clemson with 21 points, and Jaron Blossomgame had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Tigers had a 46-32 halftime lead. Both teams shot better than 50% from the field, but the difference came at the free throw line. Wake Forest was 12-14, but Clemson was 27-35. Next up for the Tigers is a Saturday contest at Miami at noon.

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The Gamecocks host Arkansas tonight at the Colonial Life Arena at 6:30 p.m. We'll carry the pregame show and the first part of the game for you before we break in with high school basketball.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina hosts Arkansas. The pregame show starts at 6, and tipoff is set for 6:30. At 6:55, we'll break into the game to bring you UCHS basketball, as Union County is on the road at Aiken. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. Time permitting, after the game, we'll have the conclusion of the South Carolina-Arkansas game for you.  

Sports For 2/14/17

The Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets open up the first round of the class AAAA playoffs tonight. As the #4 seed in Region 2-AAAA, the Lady Jackets have the tough task of traveling to North Augusta to take on their Lady Yellow Jackets, who come into the game unbeaten this season. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and we'll be on the air with the pregame lineups at around 6:55 p.m.

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The Union County boys will travel to Aiken tomorrow night in the first round of the AAAA state playoffs. Tipoff tomorrow night is set for 7 p.m.

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Sims Middle School held its annual Black History Month celebration last Friday. Lockhart native Will Powell spoke to the students about success and what it takes to be successful. Powell is a 3-time Reebok Cross Fit World Champion in the Masters division. He spoke to WBCU's Chris Woodson about his success in the Cross Fit world.

 

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The Clemson Tigers get back in action tonight as they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Littlejohn Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. Time permitting, we'll join the game in progress after Lady Jackets basketball tonight.

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The University of Connecticut Lady Huskies were too much for the South Carolina Lady Gamecocks last night, running their winning streak to 100 games with a 66-55 victory over #6 South Carolina. South Carolina led late in the second quarter, 29-28, but UConn scored 7 straight to end the half with a 35-29 lead. The Lady Huskies extended the lead to 51-39 heading to the fourth quarter. A'ja Wilson led the Lady Gamecocks with 15 points, and Alaina Coates posted a double-double, with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

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The Golden State Warriors are used to being the ones making all the three-pointers. Instead, last night it was their opponents, the Denver Nuggets, who tied the NBA record of 24 threes in a game, defeating Golden State, 132-110. To tie last year's record, Golden State would have to win its final 27 games in a row. They are 46-9, 12 games ahead of the L.A. Clippers in the Pacific Division.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:55. At 6:55, we'll have UCHS Basketball for you, as the Lady Jackets travel to North Augusta to try to hand those Lady Jackets their first loss of the year in the first round of the AAAA playoffs. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. After the game, time permitting, we'll join Clemson Tigers basketball in progress as Clemson hosts Wake Forest.

Sports For 2/13/17

The USC Union Bantams baseball team opened their season this weekend with three games at home against Furman. They opened Saturday with a doubleheader against the Paladins. The teams split the doubleheader, with USC Union winning the first game, 2-1, and dropping the second game. Furman claimed the series with an 8-6 victory on Sunday. Next up for the Bantams is a Friday contest at home against the Wofford Terriers at 5 p.m.

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The playoff pairings have been announced for high school basketball. The Union County High School girls travel in the first round to unbeaten North Augusta on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The winner of that contest will face the Westwood/Pickens winner on Friday at 7. Other first-round matchups on the girls' side include: Lancaster at Greenville, South Aiken at Eastside, Wren at Ridge View, Travelers Rest at Midland Valley, Aiken at Greer, and Richland Northeast at Daniel.

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The UCHS boys travel to take on #1 seed Aiken on Wednesday at 7. The winner will face the Westwood-BHP winner on Saturday at 7 p.m. Other first round matchups for the boys include: Richland Northeast at Wren, South Aiken at Travelers Rest, Daniel at Ridge View, Greer at North Augusta, Midland Valley at Eastside, and South Pointe at Greenville.

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Clemson gave #18 Duke all it could handle Saturday before losing, 64-62. Duke built a 29-18 halftime lead and led by as many as 14 points before Clemson rallied. The Tigers had a couple of late chances to tie or win the game, but Duke's defense denied them. Clemson has not won a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995. The Tigers fall to 13-11 overall and 3-9 in ACC play. Next up for the Tigers is a home contest Tuesday against Wake Forest.

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Sindarius Thornwell's 28 points led the South Carolina Gamecocks to a 77-73 victory over Mississippi State Saturday night. The teams were tied at 36 at halftime, and South Carolina turned a late 64-63 deficit into a 72-64 lead to put the game away. The Gamecocks will host Arkansas Wednesday night.

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Saturday afternoon, the NCAA tournament committee issued its first look at the teams that would get the top 16 seeds if the NCAA tournament started now. Its #1 seeds are Villanova, Kansas, Baylor, and Gonzaga. The ACC dominates its #2 seeds, which are North Carolina, Florida State, Louisville, and Oregon. #3 seeds are Arizona, Virginia, Florida, and Kentucky. The #4 seeds are Butler, West Virginia, UCLA, and Duke. With a month remaining for teams to move up and down the seedings, this will likely be far from how the brackets end up looking.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks have their biggest game of the season tonight in Storrs, CT, as they try to end the Connecticut Lady Huskies' 99-game winning streak. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/10/17

Last night was Senior Night at Union County High School for the varsity basketball teams. Brooke Smith, Mya Stevens, and Asia Tucker were the Lady Jackets honored. Union County avenged an earlier loss to Travelers Rest, defeating the Lady Devil Dogs, 49-34. Union County trailed at the half, 21-19. They used an 18-6 third quarter to take control of the game, 37-27, and outscored Travelers Rest 12-7 in the fourth quarter to get the win. They finish the season 14-9 overall and 3-5 in region play. The Lady Jackets travel to face unbeaten North Augusta in the first round of the AAAA state playoffs Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

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Shemar Giles, Brandon Thompson, and Doug Brannon were honored as seniors for the boys team. Union County fell to Travelers Rest in the ballgame, 50-34. Union County falls to 5-18 overall and 2-6 in region play. Union County trailed at halftime, 26-16. The Devil Dogs extended the lead to 38-21 at the end of the third quarter. Union County will travel to Aiken Wednesday at 7 in the first round of the AAAA state playoffs.

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#10 UCLA knocked off #5 Oregon last night, 82-79. In the other top 25 showdown, #18 Duke defeated #8 North Carolina, 86-78, behind Grayson Allen's 25 points. North Carolina is tied with Florida State on top of the ACC with a 9-3 record, while Duke is tied for 5th with Louisville at 7-4. Duke will turn around and host Clemson tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you on WBCU at 12:30 p.m. The Gamecocks will also be in action tomorrow as they travel to take on Mississippi State at 8 p.m. We'll be on the air at 7:30 with the pregame show.

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A'ja Wilson had 17 points and Alaina Coates added 16 as #6 South Carolina defeated the Auburn Lady Tigers last night, 60-41. The Lady Gamecocks will be back in action Monday night in Stamford, CT, to try to end the Connecticut Lady Huskies' 99-game winning streak, assuming UConn defeats SMU on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/9/17

The UCHS JV basketball teams will have their final game of the season tonight as they hit the road at Travelers Rest. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. Tuesday night against Greer, the JV girls won, 23-22, while the boys lost in overtime, 63-59.

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The varsity basketball teams celebrate Senior Night tonight as they host Travelers Rest in the final game of the regular season. The girls will tip off around 6, and the boys will follow around 7:30. The UCHS Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club will be in the gym lobby tonight at 5:30 to sign people up for the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry. With a simple swap from inside your cheek, you'll be added to the registry so that one day, when a patient needs to find a marrow match, they can find you. 5 minutes is all it will take to make a difference to someone battling leukemia or other life-threatening diseases. Both the girls and boys have clinched playoff spots. They will be on the road in the first round of the playoffs. The girls will play next Tuesday, and the boys will play Wednesday.

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Back on February 2nd, the Jonesville boys took part in the Foothills Conference Playoffs, where they lost to Chesnee in the first round, 44-34. Jabryson Hunter led the Wildcats with 22 points. Jonesville finishes the season at 8-3 and earned a 2nd-place spot in Division 2 during the regular season in the Foothills Conference.

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There were no upsets in the top 25 in men's college basketball last night, as Xavier, Florida State, Baylor, Cincinnati, West Virginia, and Arizona all won. There are two marquee matchups tonight featuring two ranked teams facing each other. #8 North Carolina and #18 Duke renew their rivalry in Durham tonight, and #5 Oregon plays at #10 UCLA.

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The NBA's Miami Heat just set a record for longest winning streak by a team with a record under .500 as they won their 12th-straight game last night, a 106-88 victory over Milwaukee. The Heat are now 23-30, meaning they were a woeful 11-30 win the streak began. The wins have brought them up to the 10th-best record in the Eastern Conference, and just 2 games out of the top 8.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as the Yellow Jackets host Travelers Rest. It is Senior Night for the Jackets. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports For 2/8/17

The UCHS varsity baseball team gets in action today with a scrimmage at home against Northwestern at 5 p.m.

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The Greer Lady Jackets defeated Union County last night, 88-28. Greer built a 51-21 lead at the half. Union County only managed 6 points in the third quarter and 1 in the fourth. The Lady Jackets fall to 13-9 overall and 2-5 in region play. In the boys game, Greer defeated Union County, 61-36. Greer led at the half, 27-11. The boys fall to 5-17 overall and 2-5 in region play. The final regular season game is scheduled tomorrow at home against Travelers Rest. Both the girls and boys teams have clinched a spot in the playoffs.

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The USC-Union Lady Bantams are hosting a fundraiser so they can succeed on the field as well as in the classroom! Each Lady Bantam is having a contest to see who can raise the most money. When you click on the 2017 USC Union Softball Challenge link, it will take you to their eTeamSponsor page. From there, you can click on which player you would like to donate.

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Click here for the player registration form.

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A monster game from Sindarius Thornwell and a monster rally from down 12 with less than five minutes to play were not enough for the Gamecocks last night, as South Carolina fell to Alabama 90-86 in four overtimes. Thornwell had career highs with 44 points and 21 rebounds, and he set an SEC record by making 25 free throws, breaking the mark set by "Pistol" Pete Maravich of LSU. South Carolina trailed 32-16 at halftime. They actually had a 7-point lead in the second overtime with just over 2 minutes to play, but Alabama rallied back. The Gamecocks shot poorly throughout the game, ending with a 26.1% mark from the field. They missed their final 17 shots of the first half, and missed the final 8 shots of the game in the 4th overtime. South Carolina falls into a three-way tie for the SEC lead with Kentucky and Florida. Next up for the Gamecocks is a road trip to Mississippi State Saturday.

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The Clemson Tigers lost a heartbreaker to Syracuse last night, 82-81. Tyus Battle of Syracuse hit a three-pointer as time expired to give the Orange the victory. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 20 points in the contest. The schedule does not get any easier for Clemson, as they travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face Duke on Saturday.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/7/17

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets open their final week of regular season play in basketball tonight. The Jackets hit the road to face Greer. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. The teams last met on January 20th, and Greer swept Union County. The girls lost 65-44, and the boys fell, 62-48. Union County will wrap up regular season play Thursday night at home against Travelers Rest. It will be Senior Night for the Yellow Jackets. The UCHS Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club will be in the gym lobby Thursday night at 5:30 to sign people up for the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry. With a simple swap from inside your cheek, you'll be added to the registry so that one day, when a patient needs to find a marrow match, they can find you. 5 minutes is all it will take to make a difference to someone battling leukemia or other life-threatening diseases.

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The Union County High School Yellow Jackets JV basketball teams have their final home contest tonight, as they will host Greer. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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The Sims Lady Tigers were eliminated from the playoffs Monday night. They hosted Gaffney yesterday and lost, 42-20.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks get back in action tonight as they host Alabama at the Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks come into the game in first place, 9-1 in the SEC, while Alabama comes in tied for 4th at 6-4 in conference play. Tipoff is set for 6:30, but we won't have it here on WBCU due to UCHS basketball.

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The Clemson Tigers are also back in action tonight as they host the Syracuse Orange. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress, time permitting, after UCHS basketball. Clemson comes into the game 12th in the ACC at 3-7, while Syracuse is 7-4, tied for 4th in the league.

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The teams near the top of the AP Top 25 rankings shuffled due to the upsets over the weekend. Unbeaten Gonzaga remains #1. Villanova moves up to #2. Kansas remains at #3, with Louisville and Oregon rounding out the top 5. Louisville will likely drop next week, as they lost to Virginia last night, 71-55. #6-10 are: Baylor, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, and UCLA. Cincinnati is #11, followed by Virginia, West Virginia, Florida State, and Kentucky. Purdue is #16, followed by Florida and Duke. South Carolina remains at #19, with Saint Mary's at #20. The rest of the top 25 are Maryland, Butler, Creighton, Xavier, and SMU.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County travels to take on the Greer Yellow Jackets. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at around 7:30. After the game, time permitting, we'll join the Clemson Tigers in progress as they host Syracuse. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m., and we'll be joining the game in the second half.

Sports For 2/6/17

The Union County High School varsity basketball teams hosted Blue Ridge Friday night. The Lady Jackets easily defeated Blue Ridge, 64-24. Brooke Smith set a school record with 10 three-pointers, besting a record that her brother Brett set a few years ago. The UCHS varsity boys basketball team clinched a playoff berth Friday night with a 57-36 victory over Blue Ridge. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Tigers in each quarter, building a 31-20 halftime lead on the way to victory. Dee Eison scored 11 points to lead the Yellow Jackets, who improved to 5-16 overall and 2-4 in region play. Next up for Union County is a road contest at Greer Tuesday night.

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The Union County High School wrestling team took part in the AAAA state playoffs on Saturday. In duals action, Union County, the #2 seed, defeated Midland Valley, 50-30. They turned around and faced #1 BHP on Saturday in the second round. The Jackets fell to the Bears, 66-48. Congratulations on a great season to the wrestling team. Individual tournaments will be coming soon, and several Union County wrestlers have a chance to go pretty far in those.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks took the lead in the SEC standings Saturday following a 77-75 victory over Georgia. P.J. Dozier led the Gamecocks with 21 points in the contest. The teams were tied at 38 at the half. The Gamecocks lost most of a 67-58 lead with a little more than 3 minutes remaining. Justin McKie, son of Gamecocks great B.J. McKie, hit two free throws in the closing seconds to clinch the win. South Carolina improves to 19-4, 9-1 in SEC play. Combined with Kentucky's 88-66 loss to Florida, South Carolina sits on top of the SEC standings. Next up for South Carolina is a home contest against Alabama on Tuesday.

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Clemson gave up the most points they have all season in a 109-61 loss to #15 Florida State on Sunday. Avry Holmes scored 15 points for the Tigers. Clemson trailed 51-25 at halftime. It was Florida State's biggest margin of victory in conference history. Next up for the Tigers, who are 13-9 overall, 3-7 in ACC play, is a home contest Tuesday against Syracuse.

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Six of the top nine basketball teams lost over the weekend, which is sure to shake up the top 25 basketball poll when it is released today. #2 Baylor, #3 Kansas, #5 Arizona, #7 West Virginia, #8 Kentucky, and #9 Virginia all fell.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks defeated Arkansas, 79-49, while the Clemson Lady Tigers earned their 2nd ACC win of the season with a 78-67 come-from-behind victory over North Carolina.

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Super Bowl 51 looked to be decided when the Atlanta Falcons took a 28-3 lead with 8:31 left in the third quarter. The dominating performance to that point included an 82-yard pick-six by Robert Alford with a little more than 2 minutes remaining in the second quarter. However, New England scored the rest of the game's points--three touchdowns, two 2-point conversions, and a field goal, to send the Super Bowl to its first-ever overtime. After winning the coin toss, New England drove down for the winning score, a 2-yard touchdown run by James White, to shock Atlanta, 34-28, and give quarterback Tom Brady his fifth Super Bowl ring and 4th Super Bowl MVP award. Brady finished 43-62 for 466 yards and two touchdowns.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/3/17

The UCHS JV Yellow Jackets basketball teams will hit the road tonight to face Blue Ridge. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow. The varsity teams will host Blue Ridge tonight. The girls also tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at around 7:30. The boys will make the playoffs with a win tonight.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks are back in action tomorrow as they host Georgia at 2 p.m. We'll have the pregame show tomorrow starting at 1:30. Clemson looks to upset Florida State for its third straight ACC win on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. We'll join the game at tipoff.

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The #4 South Carolina Lady Gamecocks came off a disappointing loss to Tennessee Monday night by defeating #25 Kentucky, 75-63. The Gamecocks put the game away with a 22-8 run in the second quarter to take a 42-23 halftime lead. Alaina Coates and A'ja Wilson led the Lady Gamecocks with 20 points apiece. Coates had 18 rebounds for South Carolina. South Carolina will be back in action Sunday at 2 p.m. at Arkansas.

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The Clemson Lady Tigers fell to #15 Duke last night, 65-37. Duke held Clemson to single digits in all but the second quarter, when they scored 11. Jaia Alexander led the Lady Tigers with 10 points. Next up for Clemson is a Sunday matchup at home against North Carolina at 2 p.m.

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The wait is nearly over for Super Bowl LI between Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. FOX has the TV coverage. Kickoff from Houston is set for around 6:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County hosts Blue Ridge. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports For 2/2/17

The UCHS wrestling team will compete in the region tournament today at Eastside High School. The matches begin at 4 p.m. 14 UCHS wrestlers will be involved in the tournament, including Region 2-AAAA Wrestler of the Year Debo Woods. The team is coached by Jon Langenfeld, who was named Region 2-AAAA Coach of the Year.

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Shi Smith, Ty Washington, and Christian Johnson each signed letters of intent to play college football. The signing ceremony took place at the UCHS gym yesterday morning. Shi Smith signed to play his college football at the University of South Carolina. WBCU's Chris Woodson spoke to Smith following the ceremony.

 

Ty Washington committed to the Newberry Bulldogs at the ceremony yesterday. Here's what he had to say following the ceremony.

 

Christian Johnson signed to play his college ball at Limestone College. Woodson spoke with him after he signed, as well.

 

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Rivals.com and ESPN both report Alabama with the top recruiting class this year. Both sites report Ohio State with the #2 class and Georgia at #3. Rivals lists Michigan, Florida State, Southern California, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida, and Texas A&M as the rest of their top 10. ESPN has Florida State, Southern California, Michigan, LSU, Oklahoma, Auburn, and Clemson as their top 10. Rivals.com lists Clemson at #22 and South Carolina at #16, but ESPN puts Clemson at #10 and South Carolina at #19.

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In college basketball last night, Clemson won their second straight ACC contest, defeating Georgia Tech, 74-62. Avry Holmes led the Tigers with 18 points. Clemson jumped out to a 32-24 halftime lead. The Tigers improve to 13-8 overall and 3-6 in the ACC. Next up for Clemson is a Sunday contest at Florida State at 12:30 p.m. The #19 Gamecocks had no problems knocking off LSU on the road last night, 88-63. P.J. Dozier and Duane Notice led the Gamecocks with 18 points apiece. South Carolina led 50-32 at halftime. They improve to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the SEC. They host Georgia 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 2/1/17

There are no local sports scheduled today for middle schools or the high school.

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Union County High School traveled to take on Spartanburg Christian Academy last night. The Lady Jackets came away with a 35-18 victory over the Lady Warriors. The UCHS Lady Jackets are 12-8 overall. In the boys game, the Warriors defeated the Jackets, 67-45. The Jackets fall to 4-16 overall. Next up for the Jackets is a region contest Friday at home against Blue Ridge. The boys will be in the playoffs with a win Friday.

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Congratulations to UCHS wrestler Debo Woods, named Region 2-AAAA Wrestler of the Year. Head Coach Jon Langenfeld was named Region 2-AAAA Coach of the Year, as well, so congratulations to him, also. The Yellow Jackets will wrestle in the region tournament tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Eastside High School.

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Today is National Signing Day for college football, and two Union County players will be signing their respective letters of intent. Shi Smith and Ty Washington will have a signing ceremony in the Union County High School gym today at 11 a.m.

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Now that the month of February is upon us, we know it won't be long before winter sports wrap up and spring sports begin. The final regular season basketball games for Union County High School will be played February 9th. Playoffs for the girls begin February 14th, and the boys' playoffs begin on February 15th. The region wrestling tournament is Thursday, and the state duals tournament begins February 6th. The individual Upper State tournament will be February 17-18, and the individual state tournament will be February 24-25. In spring sports, the Yellow Jackets baseball team will have a couple of scrimmages on February 8 and 10, and they will open regular season play at home against Gaffney on February 27th. The Lady Jackets softball team opens February 15th at Gaffney. The soccer season opens February 27th at home against Boiling Springs. Track and field has a scrimmage at Southside Christian on February 23rd and opens the season on March 4th.

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The Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks are back in action tonight. Clemson hosts Georgia Tech tonight at 7 p.m. The pregame show on WBCU will begin at 6:30. The #19 Gamecocks are on the road at LSU tonight. That game tips off at 9 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress after Clemson basketball.

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Longtime sportscaster Brent Musburger called his final game last night on ESPN, a 90-81 overtime win by Kentucky over Georgia.

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Preparations continue for Super Bowl LI on Sunday in Houston between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. on FOX. The Patriots are 3-point favorites in the game.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk, if our satellite issues with the network are resolved. Otherwise, we'll have country music from 6:05-6:30. At 6:30, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as Clemson hosts Georgia Tech. Tipoff is set for 7. After the game, we'll have Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina is at LSU. Tip off is set for 9 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress.

Sports For 1/31/17

Union County High School's basketball teams are back in action tonight as they travel to face Spartanburg Christian Academy. The JV girls will tip things off at 4, with the boys to follow. The varsity girls are set to follow the JV boys, and the varsity boys will round out the evening. Tip off for the girls will depend on the length of the JV games before it, so tune in to WBCU starting at 6 to ensure that you don't miss any action.

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Last night, Union County traveled to Chapman to face the Panthers in a game that was postponed in early December. The Union County Lady Jackets defeated Chapman, 67-54. Union County improves to 11-8 overall. In the boys' game, Chapman defeated Union County, 73-45. Union County is now 4-15 on the season.

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The Sims Middle School Tigers basketball teams played their final regular season games last night and earned a split against D.R. Hill. The girls won, 40-10, and the boys lost, 65-13. The girls will host a playoff game on Monday at 5 p.m.

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Tomorrow is National Signing Day for college football, and two Union County players will be signing their respective letters of intent. Shi Smith and Ty Washington will have a signing ceremony in the Union County High School gym tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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The region tournament in wrestling will be at Eastside High School Thursday at 4 p.m. 14 wrestlers from Union County High School will participate in the region tournament.

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Coach Ellis has announced that tryouts for JV and varsity boys soccer will take place today through Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Those interested must attend all three days and have all their paperwork to be considered for a roster spot.

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Hours after moving up to #4 in the AP Top 25, the South Carolina Lady Gamecocks lost a heartbreaker to Tennessee last night, 76-74. South Carolina led 26-20 at the end of the first quarter, but Tennessee took the lead going into halftime, 39-36. South Carolina held a 1-point lead heading into the fourth quarter but could not hold on. Tennessee led by double digits early in the fourth before the Lady Gamecocks rallied to tie the game at 74 with 15 seconds left. Tennessee won the game on two free throws. South Carolina had one last chance, but they missed the final shot. The loss was the first for South Carolina in SEC play and the second overall. It snapped their 30-game home winning streak against SEC opponents.

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After a number of upsets in the past week, the men's college basketball AP Top 25 poll looks quite a bit different. Gonzaga takes the #1 position, followed by Baylor, Kansas, Villanova, and Arizona in the top 5. Louisville, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Wisconsin compose the rest of the top 10. #11-15 are: UCLA, North Carolina, Oregon, Cincinnati, and Florida State. Butler is #16, followed by Maryland and Saint Mary's. South Carolina moves up to #19, and Notre Dame rounds out the top 20. #21-25 are: Duke, Creighton, Purdue, Florida, and Northwestern.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County travels to take on Spartanburg Christian Academy. The girls will tip off following the JV boys' game. Tune in to WBCU for all the action.  

Sports For 1/30/17

Local sports for today has the Union County High School Yellow Jackets varsity basketball teams in action at Chapman. This game is making up a game postponed earlier in the year. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. We'll have all the action for you on WBCU at around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

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Union County traveled to face Eastside for the second time this season. The end result was the same--an Eastside sweep. The Lady Eagles defeated Union County, 41-26. The Lady Jackets drop to 1-4 in region play. In the boys game, Eastside knocked off Union County, 54-36. The Jackets fall to 1-4 in region play.

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The Clemson Tigers snapped their six-game losing streak Saturday afternoon, as they traveled to Pennsylvania and defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers, 67-60. Clemson had to rally from a 36-31 halftime deficit. Jaron Blossomgame led Clemson with 25 points. The Tigers improve to 12-8 overall and 2-6 in ACC play. Next up for Clemson is a Wednesday game at home against Georgia Tech at 7 p.m.

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The #23 South Carolina Gamecocks continued their winning ways Saturday with a 63-53 victory over Missouri. Sindarius Thornwell had a double-double to lead the Gamecocks with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Three-point shooting was the difference in the ballgame, as Missouri went 1-17 from behind the arc, while the Gamecocks hit 9 of 25. South Carolina improves to 17-4 overall and 7-1 in conference play. The Gamecocks travel to LSU Wednesday at 9 p.m. We'll join the game in progress after Clemson basketball.

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The Clemson Lady Tigers got their first ACC win of the year, 62-61 over Georgia Tech. The Lady Tigers rallied from a 29-23 halftime deficit to get the win. The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks host Tennessee tonight at 6 p.m. ESPN2 will have TV coverage.

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Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in the finals of the Australian Open on Saturday to claim her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament title. On the men's side, Roger Federer won his record 18th Grand Slam tournament title, fending off Rafael Nadal in five sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

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The Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks combined for 281 points in a basketball game Sunday that lasted three hours, 40 minutes. It was the 15th NBA game to ever go four overtimes, and at the end, the Atlanta Hawks prevailed, 142-139.

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In yesterday's Pro Bowl, the AFC defeated the NFC, 20-13.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County hits the road to face Chapman. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at around 7:30.

Sports For 1/27/17

The Union County High School varsity basketball teams are back in action tonight at Eastside. Earlier this season, the Lady Jackets lost to Eastside, 52-35, and the boys lost, 70-37. Both the girls and boys are 1-3 in region play so far. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow around 7:30. We'll have all the action for you on WBCU starting with the pregame lineups around 5:55 p.m.

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The UCHS JV basketball teams will host Eastside tonight. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow.

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Sims Middle School split its doubleheader yesterday against Rainbow Lake in the final regular season game for the Tigers. The girls won, 39-18, while the boys lost, 44-15. Next up for Sims is the conference tournament starting February 8th at Fairforest.

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Union Elks Lodge 1321 will host its annual Hoop Shoot tomorrow at the Truluck Gym at USC Union. Contestants must be at least 8 and no older than 13 as of April 1, 2017, in order to participate. Contestants will compete in one of six divisions:

Boys, ages 8-9        Girls, ages 8-9

Boys, ages 10-11    Girls, ages 10-11

Boys, ages 12-13     Girls, ages 12-13

The Hoop Shoot starts at 10:00, but contestants should be at the gym by 9:30 to register.

Union Elks Lodge urges all children to participate in this annual event.

Trophies will be awarded to the winners.

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The #5 South Carolina Lady Gamecocks defeated Georgia last night, 62-44. South Carolina improves to 8-0 in SEC play. The Gamecocks led 23-15 at halftime and used a big 4th quarter to put the Lady Bulldogs away. A'ja Wilson led the Lady Gamecocks with a double-double--19 points and 11 rebounds. Allisha Gray added 18 points. Next up for South Carolina is a home contest with the Tennessee Lady Volunteers Monday night at 6 p.m.

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The Clemson Lady Tigers are still looking for their first ACC win of the year, as they fell to #9 Louisville, 60-46 last night. The Lady Tigers are 0-8 in conference play. Louisville led at the half, 24-18. Aliyah Collier led Clemson with a double-double, 10 points and 11 rebounds. Kobi Thornton also added 10 for the Lady Tigers, who face Georgia Tech Sunday at 2 p.m.

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The Clemson men's basketball team will try to get back on track Saturday when they travel to face Pittsburgh. Tipoff is set for noon, and we'll have the pregame show for you at 11:30. The loser of the game will have sole possession of last place in the ACC. The #23 Gamecocks are also in action Saturday at Missouri. The pregame show is set for 8 p.m., and the tip off will be at 8:30. Missouri comes into the game still looking for its first SEC victory.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County travels to Eastside. We'll be on the air with the pregame lineups between 5:50 and 5:55, and the girls will tip off at 6, with the boys to follow at around 7:30.

Sports For 1/25/17

The Union County High School wrestling team has its final region contest today at Travelers Rest. A win assures them a playoff spot. Good luck to the UCHS wrestlers.

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Union County took on the Devil Dogs of Travelers Rest on the road last night. The Lady Jackets fell to Travelers Rest, 65-37. Union County falls to 10-7 overall and 1-3 in region play. In the boys game, Union County fell to Travelers Rest, 70-64. Union County falls to 4-13 overall, 1-3 in region play. Next up for the Jackets is a Friday contest at Eastside.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Auburn Tigers last night, 98-69. South Carolina jumped out to a 48-27 halftime lead, and they kept up the good shooting in the second half, scoring 50 more points. Duane Notice tied his career high, leading the Gamecocks with 27 points, and Sindarius Thornwell added 22. South Carolina shot 49.2% from the field and was 15-26 from behind the arc. Next up for South Carolina is a Saturday contest at Missouri at 8:30 p.m.

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Three of the top 4 teams in college basketball were upset last night. #1 Villanova lost a 17-point lead and fell to Marquette, 74-72. #2 Kansas lost to #18 West Virginia, 85-69. #4 Kentucky fell to Tennessee, 82-80. The losses open the door for #3 Gonzaga to possibly take over the top spot in the poll next week.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks won their top-5 matchup with previously unbeaten Mississippi State Monday night, 64-61. The #5 Lady Gamecocks take control of the SEC with a 7-0 conference record. #4 Mississippi State fell to 6-1 in conference play. The Lady Gamecocks should move up in next week's AP poll.

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The Clemson Tigers announced their 2017 football schedule yesterday. The Tigers open up against Kent State of the Middle Atlantic Conference on Saturday, September 2nd, at Death Valley. On September 9, they will host Auburn. On September 16, they will open up ACC play on the road at Louisville. They host Boston College on September 23. They finish September on the road at Virginia Tech on the 30th. The Tigers host Wake Forest on October 7th. They will travel to face Syracuse on Friday, October 13. After a bye week, they will host Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 28. On November 4, they will travel to Raleigh to take on NC State. Their final ACC contest comes on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, at home against Florida State. They wrap up the season with a home contest against The Citadel on November 18 and at South Carolina on November 25.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m. 

Sports For 1/24/17

The UCHS basketball teams are back in action tonight. The JV teams will host Travelers Rest tonight. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow. The varsity teams will face Travelers Rest on the road. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6, and the boys will follow around 7:30.

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The UCHS wrestling team held its final home match last night as they took on Whitmire. Seniors Zac Valentine, L.J. Thompson, Jarvis Stewart, and Debo Woods were honored before the match began. Union County defeated Whitmire, 51-22. The results of the individual matches are below.

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The Sims Middle School basketball team hosted Carver last night, and the girls lost a heartbreaker in overtime, 38-36. The Sims boys also fell to Carver, 46-31.

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The UCHS Bass Anglers held a fishing tournament Saturday to determine which of their anglers would be heading to the state tournament to be held in March. Brandon Lawson won the tournament. The top point winners headed to the state championship are Cory Scott, Hunter Enlow, Jay Vaughan, and Creed Fowler, with Dray Davis and Justin Hall as alternates. In the middle school division, Luke Davis, Jay Rector, Tanner Duncan, and Tanner Belue were the top point winners. Angler of the Year was Cory Scott.

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Despite their loss to #5 Kentucky on Sunday, the South Carolina Gamecocks moved up one spot in the AP top 25 basketball rankings to #23 on strength of their victory over Florida and some other top 25 teams being upset.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County travels to face Travelers Rest. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sports For 1/23/17

The UCHS wrestling team will have Senior Night tonight as they wrestle Whitmire. The match starts at 6:15 p.m. The Sims Middle School wrestling team will also be in action at Union County High School as they host Newberry and High Point at 5:30. The three middle school basketball teams are in action today, as well. Sims will host Carver at 5 p.m. Jonesville will be on the road at EP Todd at 4:30. Lockhart travels to face Landrum at 5 p.m.

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The UCHS Yellow Jackets basketball teams hosted Greer Friday night. The Greer Yellow Jackets swept the doubleheader from Union County. The Greer Lady Jackets defeated Union County, 65-44. The Lady Jackets fell to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in region play. The boys fell to Greer, 62-48. They are 4-12 overall and 1-2 in region play.

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South Carolina found the #5 Kentucky Wildcats to be a little too much to handle on the road, falling to Kentucky on Saturday, 85-69. It was the first SEC loss for the Gamecocks. The Wildcats had a 47-38 halftime lead, and added to it in the second half. Sindarius Thornwell scored a career-high 34 points for South Carolina in the loss. P.J. Dozier, the Gamecocks' second leading scorer, did not play due to back spasms. Next up for the Gamecocks is a home contest against Auburn at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Clemson Tigers lost their 6th-straight ACC contest last night as they fell to Virginia Tech, 82-81. Jaron Blossomgame and Avry Holmes led the Tigers with 20 points apiece. Clemson took its last lead of the game with a little less than 11 minutes to go, 62-60. Virginia Tech scored the next six points to gain some breathing room, and the Tigers never got closer than 1 point from the lead. Next up for Clemson is a road trip to Pittsburgh on Saturday at noon.

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Super Bowl 51 will feature the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons ended Green Bay's winning streak, 44-21. The Falcons jumped out to a 24-0 lead at the half on strength of two Matt Ryan touchdown passes, a Ryan touchdown run, and a field goal by Matt Bryant. Atlanta opened the 3rd quarter with a 73-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones for a 31-0 lead before Green Bay finally got on the board. New England left little doubt in their matchup with Pittsburgh, either, downing the Steelers, 36-17. New England led 17-9 at halftime, and then scored 19 straight points in the second half to put the game away. Super Bowl 51 will be at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m. FOX will have TV coverage.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 1/20/17

The Union County High School varsity basketball teams get back in action tonight as they host the Greer Yellow Jackets. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

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The UCHS JV basketball team will play Greer on the road. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow. The UCHS wrestling team will participate in the Greenville High Duals tonight at 6 p.m. The event will continue tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. The Sims Middle School wrestling team has the state tournament on their schedule tomorrow at 9 a.m. at Lexington High School.

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Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 13 points, but it wasn't nearly enough, as #12 Louisville rolled past Clemson last night, 92-60. The Cardinals led 41-31 at the half, thanks to a 10-0 run before the buzzer. They continued to build on the lead in the second half. Louisville outrebounded Clemson, 45-25. The loss was the 5th in a row for the Tigers, who are now 11-7 overall and 1-5 in the ACC. Next up for the Tigers is a home game against Virginia Tech Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

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The Gamecocks face their toughest test of the season Saturday as they travel to Lexington, Kentucky, to take on the #5 Wildcats. The pregame show begins at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, and the tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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This year's Super Bowl matchup will be set after Sunday's conference championship games. Green Bay at Atlanta kicks off at 3:05 p.m. on FOX, while Pittsburgh at New England will be on CBS at 6:40 p.m. The winners will face off in Super Bowl LI in two weeks.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County hosts Greer. We'll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow around 7:30 p.m.

Sports For 1/19/17

Union County's middle school basketball teams are all in action today, and all are on the road. Sims will travel to Gaffney today at 5. Jonesville is at Pacolet at 4:30, and Lockhart travels to face Campobello at 5 p.m.

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The Union County Yellow Jackets boys basketball team fell to Chapman last night, 82-73. Union County led 34-31 at halftime, but Chapman outscored Union County 27-15 in the 3rd quarter to take control. Brandon Thompson scored 16 points, and Tyriek Goss added 12. The game was being made up from December, when it was postponed due to some of Chapman's players preparing for the football state championship. Union County falls to 4-11 overall. The Jackets will be back in action Friday night when they host Greer in a region matchup.

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The UCHS wrestling team had a match at #4 Woodruff on Tuesday, and they defeated the Wolverines, 36-33. Congratulations to our wrestlers on the big win.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks rallied from down 28-21 at halftime to defeat #19 Florida, 57-53. The Gamecocks struggled offensively, going scoreless over the game's first seven minutes. They opened the second half with a 14-2 run to take the lead, and they held off a late Florida rally to get the win. Again, the defense dominated, holding a Gators squad averaging 79 points per game to 53. They also ended the nation's longest streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer at 850, holding Florida to 0-for-17 behind the arc. It was Florida's first game without a 3-pointer since 1992 against Kentucky. Sindarius Thornwell led the Gamecocks with 20 points. South Carolina is 15-3 overall and 5-0 in SEC play. They have another tough test Saturday at Kentucky. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m., and we'll be on the air at 5:30 with the pregame show.

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Clemson tries to pull off an upset against #12 Louisville tonight on the road. The Tigers come into the game having lost four straight ACC games. Tipoff tonight is at 9, and the pregame show begins at 8:30.

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The MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced yesterday, and Tim Raines was elected in his final year of eligibility. Raines spent 12 years with the Montreal Expos before going to the Chicago White Sox in 1991 for five seasons. He also spent 3 years with the New York Yankees, and had stints with Montreal, Baltimore, and Florida in his final two seasons, retiring in 2002. Also voted into Cooperstown were longtime Houston Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell and catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig and executive John Schuerholz were added by the executive committee. The induction ceremony will be held July 30th.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m. At 8:30, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball, as Clemson hits the road to take on the Louisville Cardinals. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m.

Sports For 1/18/17

Union County continued region play last night on the road at Blue Ridge. The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Tigers, 60-45. Union County led at the half, 32-15. The Lady Jackets improve to 10-5 overall and 1-1 in region play. In the boys' game, Union County won their first region game, 66-61. The Jackets improve to 4-10 overall and 1-1 on the season in region play. The Union County Yellow Jackets boys will host Chapman tonight at 6 p.m. at The Hive in a game rescheduled from December. At that time, several of Chapman's players were preparing for the state championship football game, so the basketball game was postponed. We'll have the action for you tonight on WBCU. The Lady Jackets will be back in action Friday night hosting Greer.

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The JV boys defeated Blue Ridge at home last night. In middle school basketball, Sims split with Gable. The Sims Lady Tigers defeated Gable, 41-30, while the boys lost, 43-24.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks look to prove themselves worthy of their #24 ranking tonight when they host #19 Florida at Colonial Life Arena. Both teams are unbeaten in SEC play this year. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress tonight after UCHS boys' basketball. Clemson will try to upset #12 Louisville tomorrow night on the road. That game is scheduled for a 9 p.m. tipoff.

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Early betting odds for this Sunday's NFL conference championship games seem to favor a Patriots-Falcons matchup in the Super Bowl. New England is a 6-point favorite to beat Pittsburgh, while Atlanta is favored by 5 to defeat the Packers. Green Bay has won its last 8 games in a row, while the Falcons are on a 5-game winning streak. Green Bay at Atlanta kicks off at 3:05 p.m. on FOX, while Pittsburgh at New England will be on CBS at 6:40 p.m. The winners will face off in Super Bowl LI in two weeks.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as the Yellow Jackets boys host Chapman at 6 p.m. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups. After the game, we'll join Gamecocks basketball in progress, as #24 South Carolina hosts #19 Florida. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and we'll join the game in the second half.

Sports For 1/17/17

With school back in session, so is middle school and high school sports. On schedule for today for Sims Middle School is the Peachtree Conference wrestling tournament, which will be held today at Byrnes High School. The Sims Middle School basketball team will be in action, as well, hosting Gable at 5 p.m.

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The UCHS wrestling team has a match at Woodruff today at 6 p.m. The JV basketball teams will host Blue Ridge tonight. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow. The varsity teams are back in region play tonight, as Union County hits the road to face Blue Ridge. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at around 7:30. We'll have both those games here on WBCU starting at around 5:55 with the pregame lineups.

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The new AP basketball poll is out, and after a one-week absence, Villanova is back on top. They celebrated the occasion by soundly defeating Seton Hall last night, 76-46. Kansas is #2, followed by UCLA, Gonzaga, and Kentucky. Baylor, the #1 team last week, dropped to #6, followed by West Virginia, Creighton, North Carolina, and Florida State. #11-15 are: Oregon, Louisville, Butler, Arizona, and Notre Dame, followed by Virginia, Wisconsin, Duke, Florida, and Cincinnati. The rest of the top 25 are: Purdue, Xavier, Saint Mary's, South Carolina, and Maryland. South Carolina will put their ranking to the test this week, starting tomorrow night at home against #19 Florida. On Saturday, South Carolina travels to face #5 Kentucky.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks remain at #5 in the latest NCAA women's top 25. Ahead of them in the poll is Connecticut, who just won their record 91st-consecutive game, followed by Baylor, Maryland, and Mississippi State. Next up for the Lady Gamecocks is a home contest against Mississippi Thursday night at 7 p.m. They will host unbeaten Mississippi State next Monday night at 7, and also can look forward to a matchup with undefeated UConn on February 13th in Storrs, Connecticut.

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In a matchup of the two NBA teams with the best record in their respective conferences, one reigned supreme Monday night. The Golden State Warriors left no doubt in a 126-91 thrashing of Cleveland, the team who beat them for the NBA title last year. Golden State built a 78-49 halftime lead on their way to the big win. For Cleveland, it was the worst of their 11 defeats so far this season. For Golden State, it was payback for a Christmas Day loss that saw the Cavaliers rally from down 14 in the 4th quarter. Golden State is now 35-6, while Cleveland is 29-11.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County travels to take on Blue Ridge. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports For 1/16/17

There are no local sports scheduled today due to the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

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The Clemson Tigers lost their 4th-straight ACC contest, falling to #19 Virginia, 77-73. Jaron Blossomgame once again led Clemson with 22 points in the contest. The game was tied at the half, 36-36. Virginia shot 58% from the field in the win. They led by as many as 9 in the second half before Clemson came back to tie it with a couple of minutes left. Virginia pulled away at the end for the victory. Next up for the Tigers is a road trip to Louisville on Thursday at 9.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks improved to 4-0 in conference play with a 67-56 victory over Mississippi Saturday. Chris Silva's double-double led the way for the Gamecocks. Silva finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and P.J. Dozier also added 16 points for the Gamecocks, who jumped out to a 34-20 halftime lead in the contest. The Gamecocks never trailed in the game. South Carolina tests themselves with games against the SEC's two other unbeaten schools in conference play. On Wednesday, South Carolina hosts Florida at 6:30 p.m., and on Saturday, they head to Lexington for a 6 p.m. contest with the Kentucky Wildcats.

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The conference championship matchups are set for next Sunday. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, 36-20. Last night, Green Bay lost a big lead but salvaged the win with a last-second field goal to defeat Dallas, 34-31. In the AFC, New England defeated Houston, 34-16, and Pittsburgh never scored a touchdown but managed an 18-16 victory over Kansas City. Green Bay at Atlanta will kick off at 3:05 p.m. on FOX this Sunday, while Pittsburgh at New England will be shown on CBS Sunday at 6:40. Super Bowl 51 will be Sunday, February 5, in Houston and televised on FOX.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 1/13/17

The Union County High School JV and varsity basketball teams return to action today. Both the JV and varsity squads will host Spartanburg Christian Academy. The JV games start at 4, and the varsity girls and boys will follow.

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The UCHS wrestling team is in action tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the Heathwood Hall Duals at Heathwood Hall in Columbia. Good luck to the wrestlers.

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The Sims Middle School wrestling team competes in the upper state tournament Saturday at 9 at Clover High School.

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The Sims girls defeated Fairforest yesterday, 26-19. The boys lost to Fairforest in their game.

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The UCHS JV and varsity football team was honored at a banquet earlier in the week. The JV awards are as follows:

Most Improved--Austin Millwood

Offensive MVP--Jebari Meadows

Defensive MVP--Will Long

Team MVP--KeSean Glover

The following varsity members were honored as all-conference players:  wide receivers Shi Smith and Quadrik Smith; offensive linemen Lewis McBeth, Aaron Edwards, and Parker Northern; running back De'Shaun Holmes; quarterback Brandon Thompson; kicker Blake Johnson; punter Will Horlacher; defensive linemen AJ Hunter and Cam Lott; linebackers Labrayon Woods and Tyrese Washington; and defensive backs Tyus Savage and Doug Brannon.

Shi Smith and Ty Washington were honored as Shrine Bowl participants. Shi Smith also received an award as Palmetto Champions Upper State Back of the Year.

Coach Adams honored the senior members of the varsity football team. They are: Shi Smith, Daren Osbourne, Doug Brannon, Dabreon Scott, Ty Washington, Brandon Thompson, Shemar Giles, Taji Whitener, Markevious Glenn, Sentell Rogers, Zac Valentine, Debo Woods, WD Smith, Devon Jeter, Koby Riddle, Christian Johnson, Josh Griffin, Coby Dean, Aaron Edwards, and AJ Hunter.

Team awards were given out, as well. The offensive lineman award went to Josh Griffin. De'Shaun Holmes picked up the running back award. Shi Smith received the wide receiver award. AJ Hunter earned the defensive lineman award. Debo Woods picked up the trophy for linebacker. Ty Savage won the defensive back award. Brandon Thompson received the character award. Defensive MVP honors went to Debo Woods. Offensive MVP was Shi Smith. Team MVP was Brandon Thompson. Congratulations to everyone who played a part in Union County football's success this year.

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The Clemson Tigers fell to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last night, 75-63. Jaron Blossomgame led Clemson with 20 points, but it was not enough. Georgia Tech held a slim 32-30 halftime lead and stretched it in the second half. Clemson falls to 1-3 in ACC play and 11-5 overall.

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The San Diego Chargers have announced they are moving to Los Angeles, joining the Rams in the City of Angels. In addition, they announced their newest head coach--Anthony Lynn, the offensive coordinator and interim head coach for a week of the Buffalo Bills.

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Justin Thomas did something that only 7 other golfers in history have managed--he shot a sub-60 round of golf at a PGA tournament. His 11-under 59 in the Sony Open in Hawaii set a course record. The next-lowest score in the round was 64, shared by five other players.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County hosts Spartanburg Christian Academy. We'll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at around 8.

Sports For 1/12/17

All three county middle schools are in action this afternoon. Sims will host Fairforest at 5 p.m. Jonesville hosts Campobello at 4:30. Lockhart hits the road to take on EP Todd at 5 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks improved to 13-3 overall and 3-0 in SEC play after a 70-60 victory over Tennessee in Knoxville last night. Sindarius Thornwell again led South Carolina, scoring 22 points in the contest. The Gamecocks built a 27-21 halftime lead and held off all challenges by the Vols to get back in the game. For the Gamecocks, it is only the second time since joining the league to start 3-0. The last time they did it was the 1996-1997 season, when they went 15-1 and won the SEC regular season title. The big reason for South Carolina's success this season is the defense. The Gamecocks entered the night ranked fifth among all Division I teams in field-goal percentage defense (.371), eighth in 3-point percentage defense (.286), and ninth in scoring defense (60.0). The Gamecocks led the SEC in all three categories. Next up for South Carolina is a Saturday contest at home against Mississippi at 6:30 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers are back in action on the basketball court tonight as they travel to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Clemson comes into the game 11-4 overall, 1-2 in ACC play. Tech is 9-6 overall and also 1-2 in conference play.

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Clemson wide receiver Artavis Scott will be heading to the NFL a year early, as well, joining quarterback Deshaun Watson, fellow receiver Mike Williams, and running back Wayne Gallman.

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The Carolina Panthers will be searching for a new defensive coordinator as Sean McDermott was hired to be the Buffalo Bills' new head coach. McDermott led the defense for the Panthers over the past six seasons.

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Carl Edwards, while not using the word "retirement" in his press conference yesterday, nonetheless said he will not be driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year. After nearly winning the championship in 2016, many expected him to be a strong contender again this year. Edwards cited three major reasons for leaving. He said he is satisfied with his career, saying he doesn't race just for the trophies. He said he wants to take more time to do things outside of racing, saying he wants to devote the time to people and things that are important to him and that he is passionate about. Finally, he cited his good health, saying that the health challenge that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., faced this past year in recovering from a concussion played a role in his decision. He said he wants to remain sharp in the next 30 years. Daniel Suarez will move into the #19 Toyota this coming season.

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The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Mallex Smith and right-handed reliever Shae Simmons to the Seattle Mariners for left-handed pitchers Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows. Seattle then dealt Smith to Tampa Bay, along with two minor league players, in exchange for starter Drew Smyly. Both pitchers the Braves received are minor league players.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:30. At 6:30, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as Clemson travels to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The pregame show starts at 6:30, and the tipoff is set for 7.

Sports For 1/11/17

The Sims Middle School Tigers wrestling team has a tri-match today against Carver and Greer. The matches will take place at Union County High School and are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The Union County High School wrestling team also has a home match scheduled for this evening against Greer. It is scheduled to get underway around 6 p.m.

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Nearly 6000 fans showed up to welcome Clemson home after its national championship win. A parade is scheduled in Clemson on Saturday that will end in Death Valley. After the celebration is over, attention will turn to next year's team, as the Tigers will have to replace quarterback Deshaun Watson and receiver Mike Williams, who will be going pro a year early. Running back Wayne Gallman also announced he will be leaving early for the draft.

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In the final AP top 25 football poll of the year, Clemson finishes at #1, with Alabama #2, Southern California #3, Washington #4, and Oklahoma #5. Ohio State fell to #6, followed by Penn State, Florida State, Wisconsin, and Michigan. #11-15 are: Oklahoma State, Stanford, LSU, Florida, and Western Michigan, followed by Virginia Tech, Colorado, West Virginia, South Florida, and Miami to round out the top 20. #21-25 are: Louisville, Tennessee, Utah, Auburn, and San Diego State.

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In college basketball, the South Carolina Gamecocks get back in action tonight in Knoxville, TN, as they travel to take on the Vols. We'll have the pregame show for you at 6, and the tipoff is scheduled for 6:30. Clemson travels to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech tomorrow night at 7.

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Baylor's stay at #1 in men's basketball is destined to be short-lived, as they fell to #10 West Virginia last night, 89-68. #3 Villanova handled #15 Xavier, 79-54. #9 Florida State knocked off #7 Duke, 88-72. Tonight's big matchup features #12 Butler at #8 Creighton.

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According to reports, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards will retire effective immediately and not race in 2017. The announcement is expected in a press conference today, where driver Daniel Suarez, the reigning XFinity Cup champion, is expected to be named Edwards's replacement in the #19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina travels to Knoxville to take on the Tennessee Volunteers. Airtime is 6 p.m., and the tipoff is set for 6:30.

Sports For 1/10/17

There are no local sports scheduled today.

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In a game for the ages, the Clemson Tigers dethroned the reigning national champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31. Defense dominated the first half, as Alabama built a 14-0 lead before Deshaun Watson's 8-yard run made it 14-7 with a little more than 6 minutes remaining in the half. Alabama extended the lead to 24-14 by the end of the 3rd quarter. That's when the Clemson offense took over. Deshaun Watson found Mike Williams on a 4-yard touchdown pass a minute into the final quarter to cut the lead to 24-21. With 4:38 remaining, Clemson took its first lead on a Wayne Gallman 1-yard run, making it 28-24. Alabama answered on a Jalen Hurts touchdown scramble, giving the Tide a 31-28 lead with 2:07 left in the game. Watson led the Tigers down the field to a first-and-goal with 14 seconds left. A pass interference call put the ball on the 2-yard line with 6 seconds to go. Clemson ran one play to try to avoid kicking a field goal and going to overtime. Watson found Hunter Renfrow in the end zone for the winning score and Clemson's second-ever national championship. Watson carried the Tigers, who were largely ineffective running the ball, rushing 42 times for only 91 yards, a 2.2-yard average. Watson finished 36-56 for 420 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jalen Hurts was 13-31 for 131 yards and 1 touchdown. The Tide were more effective running the ball, finishing with 34 rushes for 221 yards, a 6.5-yard average. Clemson had two turnovers, both fumbles, but in the end, it didn't cost them. Congratulations to Clemson, the 2016 national champions.

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In NASCAR news, Toyota unveiled its redesigned Camry that will hit the track next month. The 2018 Toyota Camry will hit the track a few months ahead of its retail counterpart, which will hit showroom floors sometime in the late summer of 2017. Toyota won 16 of 36 points races last year. This year, Toyota cars will compete for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup--Monster Energy taking over title sponsorship for Sprint this season.

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There are three big top-15 matchups in college basketball tonight. #15 Xavier plays at #3 Villanova at 7. #1 Baylor takes on #10 West Virginia on the road at 7. At 8, #7 Duke plays at #9 Florida State.

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Baylor moved up to #1 in the latest AP poll, followed by Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, and Gonzaga. Kentucky is #6, followed by Duke, Creighton, Florida State, and West Virginia. #11-15 are: North Carolina, Butler, Oregon, Louisville, and Xavier. Arizona is #16, followed by Purdue, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Notre Dame. #21-25 are: Saint Mary's, Cincinnati, Florida, Minnesota, and Southern California. South Carolina received 7 votes for a tie for #27, and Clemson received 4 votes for a #33 position.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 1/9/17

Union County's middle school basketball teams are back in action today. Lockhart has its first game since before Christmas, as the Red Devils host Pacolet at 5 p.m. Jonesville travels to Landrum today at 4:30. Sims is on the road at DR Hill at 5.

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Tonight is the night Clemson fans hoped for and have been waiting for since last January--a rematch with Alabama for the national championship. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight on ESPN. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, is hosting the game. Clemson comes into the game 13-1, while Alabama is 14-0. We'll have the Tiger Tailgate Show for you tonight on WBCU at 6 p.m., and the kickoff is set for 8.

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The NFL wrapped up its wild card games this weekend. The Houston Texans defeated the Oakland Raiders, 27-14. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins, 30-12. In NFC action, the Seattle Seahawks won their game with the Detroit Lions, 26-6, and the Green Bay Packers dominated the NY Giants, 38-13. Next week in the divisional rounds, Seattle will be at Atlanta on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. on FOX. Houston travels to New England Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on CBS. On Sunday, Pittsburgh will be on the road to face Kansas City at 1:05 p.m. on NBC, and Green Bay is at Dallas Sunday at 4:40 p.m. on FOX.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks dominated the second half of their game against Texas A&M Saturday, and too many Aggie turnovers gave the Gamecocks a 79-68 victory. Duane Notice and Rakym Felder led the way for South Carolina with 19 points. Next up for the Gamecocks is a game at Tennessee Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers traveled to South Bend, Indiana, to take on the #23 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Despite Jaron Blossomgame's 22 points, Clemson fell to the Irish, 75-70. Clemson held a 40-33 halftime lead, and they had a 2-point lead with just over 3 minutes to go before Notre Dame went on an 11-4 run to end the game. Clemson travels to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech Thursday at 7.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers football for you, as Clemson plays to win their second national championship. The Tiger Tailgate Show begins at 6 p.m., and the kickoff is set for 8 p.m. against Alabama.

Sports For 1/6/17

On Saturday, the Sims Middle School wrestling team is supposed to take part in the Battle at the Hive at 9 a.m., though the weather forecast doesn't appear likely to allow the matches to go on. No word yet on when or if it would be rescheduled.

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The Union County High School Yellow Jackets hosted the Eastside Eagles last night in the first game of region play. The Lady Jackets fell to Eastside, 52-35. Union County falls to 8-5 overall and 0-1 in region play. The boys fell to Eastside, 70-37. Union County is 2-10 overall and 0-1 in region play. Morgan Foster led the way with 11 points for the Jackets. Next up for the Jackets is a game next Friday at home against Spartanburg Christian Academy.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks defeated Auburn last night, 73-47. #5 South Carolina improves to 12-1 on the year. For Head Coach Dawn Staley, it was win #200 at South Carolina.

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The Gamecocks and Tigers are back in action on Saturday. South Carolina hosts Texas A&M Saturday at 1:30. We'll have the pregame show for you at 1 p.m. After the game, we'll join Clemson basketball in progress, as the Tigers travel to face Notre Dame. That game tips off at 3, and we'll join it in progress late in the first half.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 1/5/17

The Sims Middle School basketball teams play on the road today. The Tigers will travel to face Dawkins at 5 p.m. Jonesville Middle School hosts Woodruff today at 4:30 p.m.

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Due to the forecast for possible inclement weather Friday night, Union County and Eastside decided to move their games from Friday to tonight, instead. The JV teams will travel to Eastside at 6 p.m. The varsity teams will host Eastside. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow at 7:30. This is the first region contest of the season for the Yellow Jackets.

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In college basketball last night, the South Carolina Gamecocks played their SEC opener at Georgia. The Gamecocks came away with a 67-61 victory over the Bulldogs. P.J. Dozier led the Gamecocks with 24 points and 7 rebounds, while Sindarius Thornwell, back in the lineup after a six-game suspension, had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Gamecocks held a 36-34 halftime lead, and led by as many as nine in the second half. Next up for the Gamecocks is a Saturday contest at home against Texas A&M. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m., and we'll have the pregame show for you at 1.

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In other action last night, #1 Villanova saw its 20-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of #18 Butler, 66-58. Villanova is now 14-1 to start the season. #2 Baylor survived a scare from Iowa State, winning 65-63. They look to replace Villanova at the top next week.

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The #5 South Carolina Lady Gamecocks are in action tonight at 7 p.m. on the road at Auburn. South Carolina comes into the game 11-1, while Auburn is 11-4.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School basketball, as the Yellow Jackets host Eastside. We'll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports For 1/4/17

The Union County High School wrestling team has a match today at Blue Ridge High School at 6 p.m.

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The Union County High School Lady Jackets defeated Broome last night, 35-21. Union County led at the half, 16-10, and continued to extend their lead to 26-16 at the end of the third quarter. Brooke Smith led the way for the Lady Jackets with 12 points, including three 3-pointers. Na'Quandria Ray added 7. Broome defeated Union County in the boys' game, 64-48. Union County held a 1-point lead after the first quarter, but the Centurions outscored Union County 40-19 in the next two quarters to take a 50-30 lead heading into the fourth. Morgan Foster led the Yellow Jackets with 11 points, and Tyriek Goss added 10 points. Union County falls to 2-9.

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Due to possible inclement weather Friday night, Union County will host Eastside on Thursday night instead of Friday. The JV teams will be on the road Thursday at Eastside at 6 p.m., and the varsity teams host Eastside Thursday at 6.

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The Clemson Tigers pushed the #14 North Carolina Tar Heels to the limit last night, but they fell short in overtime, 89-86. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 24 points. Avry Holmes added 20 for Clemson. The Tar Heels out-rebounded Clemson, 51-32, with 23 of those rebounds coming on offense. Holmes had a chance to give the Tigers the lead with 5 seconds left, but he missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw attempt. Clemson had a one-point lead in overtime with just over a minute left before North Carolina took the lead for good. Next up for Clemson is a Saturday contest at Notre Dame at 3 p.m. We'll join the game in progress after South Carolina's game against Texas A&M. That game tips off at 1:30 in Columbia.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:30 p.m. After that, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball for you, as the Gamecocks open SEC play in Athens taking on the Georgia Bulldogs. The pregame show starts at 6:30 p.m., and the tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Sports For 1/3/17

Middle school basketball gets back in action today for the Sims Tigers. They are on the road this afternoon at Whitmire. The girls tip off at 5, and the boys will follow.

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The Union County High School JV basketball teams will host Broome tonight at 6 p.m. The varsity teams are on the road at Broome tonight. The Lady Jackets, coming off their championship in the Raider Rumble over the holidays, will tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow at 7:30. In the schools' previous matchup, the Lady Jackets defeated Broome by 10, and the boys fell in a close game. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

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The Clemson Tigers continue ACC play against the #14 North Carolina Tar Heels at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. We won't be able to air the contest due to high school basketball. Clemson is 1-0 in ACC play after their weekend win over Wake Forest, while North Carolina is coming off an upset loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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Clemson moved up to #27 in the latest AP basketball poll, receiving 23 votes. Villanova remains #1, followed by Baylor, Kansas, UCLA, and Gonzaga in the top 5. #6-10: Kentucky, West Virginia, Duke, Louisville, and Creighton. #11-15 are: Virginia, Florida State, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Oregon. #16-20: Xavier, Arizona, Butler, Saint Mary's, and Purdue. The rest of the top 25 are: Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Florida, and Southern California.

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The final college football bowl games were played yesterday, leaving only Monday's national championship game to be played. In the Outback Bowl, #17 Florida dominated Iowa, 30-3. In the Cotton Bowl, #8 Wisconsin handed #15 Western Michigan its only loss of the season, 24-16. In the Rose Bowl, #9 Southern California defeated #5 Penn State in a shootout, 52-49. USC rallied from down 49-35 at the end of the third quarter to win the game on a last-second field goal. In the Sugar Bowl, #7 Oklahoma broke open a close game in the second half and soundly defeated #14 Auburn, 35-19. The Sooners held a 14-13 halftime lead, but broke it open with two touchdowns in the third and one in the 4th to make it 35-13. Auburn scored a touchdown with no time remaining to provide the final margin.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball, as the Yellow Jackets head to Broome to take on the Centurions. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. We'll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups.

Sports For 1/2/17

As students head back to school tomorrow, the local sports schedule ramps up, as well. At Union County High School, the varsity wrestling team will be in action on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School. The Yellow Jackets basketball teams have their final non-region game tomorrow, as the girls and boys head to Broome to take on the Centurions. The Lady Jackets will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. On Friday, the teams have their first region contest, as the Yellow Jackets host Eastside. Again, the girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30 p.m. As usual, the Union County JV basketball teams have the opposite schedule, so the JV teams will host Broome tomorrow night starting at 6, and will hit the road to face Eastside Friday night at 6.

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In middle school sports for this week, the Sims wrestling team has the Battle at the Hive scheduled Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Union County High School. The Sims Middle School basketball teams play two on the road this week--tomorrow at Whitmire at 5 p.m., and Thursday at Dawkins at 5 p.m. Jonesville Middle School hosts Woodruff Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Lockhart Middle School will resume play next week.

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The Union County Yellow Jackets finished 7th in the Lowe's Roundball Classic on Friday, defeating Chesnee, 70-42. Dee Eison scored 20 points for the Yellow Jackets, and Ty Savage added 13. Chandler Austin scored 4 points and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Highlights from the game are below, courtesy of the Lowe's Roundball Classic Twitter page.

 

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In a heartwarming moment from the first game, Chandler Austin scores. Video courtesy of James McBee's Twitter feed.

 

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The Clemson Tigers dominated the Fiesta Bowl Saturday night, shutting out #3 Ohio State, 31-0, and setting up a rematch of last year's national championship game against Alabama. The National Championship Game is set for next Monday, January 9, at 8:00 p.m.

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In other weekend bowl action, Alabama dispatched Washington in the Peach Bowl, 24-7. On Friday, Georgia knocked off TCU in the Liberty Bowl, 31-23. #18 Stanford held off North Carolina, 25-23, when a Tar Heel 2-point conversion to tie the game failed with less than a minute left. #21 Tennessee defeated Nebraska in the Music City Bowl, 38-24. Air Force knocked off South Alabama in the Arizona Bowl, 45-21. In the Orange Bowl, #11 Florida State rallied in the last minute to defeat #6 Michigan, 33-32. On Saturday, Georgia Tech defeated Kentucky in the Taxslayer Bowl, 33-18. #20 LSU beat #13 Louisville, 29-9.

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Today features the final four bowl games of the year, not counting the championship. At 1 p.m., the Outback Bowl features #17 Florida and Iowa. Also at 1, the Cotton Bowl kicks off between unbeaten #15 Western Michigan and #8 Wisconsin. At 5, it's the Rose Bowl, featuring #9 Southern California and #5 Penn State. Finally, at 8:30, the Sugar Bowl features #14 Auburn and #7 Oklahoma.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held off the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon, 17-16. Carolina drove down for a touchdown with less than a minute left, but they opted to try to take the lead with a 2-point conversion rather than play for the tie. Cam Newton's pass to Greg Olsen was broken up. Carolina finishes the season 6-10, while Tampa Bay improves to 9-7.

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The NFL playoff picture solidified after Sunday's games. New England clinched the best record in the AFC and home-field advantage through the playoffs with their 35-14 win over Miami. Kansas City's win over San Diego coupled with Oakland's loss to Denver gave the NFC West division crown to the Chiefs, and with it the #2 playoff seed and first-round bye. The 3rd-seed Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 6th-seed Miami Dolphins in the wild card round, while #4 Houston will host the Oakland Raiders, who fell to the #5 seed with their loss.

In the NFC, Washington fell to the NY Giants, 19-10, ending their chance at the playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons clinched the #2 seed and first-round bye with their victory over New Orleans. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers clinched playoff spots with the Washington loss, so their Sunday night showdown was only to determine the division winner and playoff seeding. The Packers got the better of the Lions, 31-24. As a result, #3 Seattle Seahawks will host #6 Detroit Lions in the wild card round, while the #4 Green Bay Packers will host #5 NY Giants.

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In college basketball action over the weekend, the South Carolina Gamecocks fell to Memphis, 70-54. Meanwhile, Clemson opened conference play with a 73-68 victory over Wake Forest.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/30/16

In the Lowe's Roundball Classic, Brookland-Cayce defeated Union County Thursday, 63-37. Tyriek Goss led the Jackets with 12 points in the contest. Union County will play Chesnee in the 7th-place game today at 11:30 a.m.

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We don't yet have a score from the Raider Rumble, but we do know that the UCHS Lady Jackets defeated York to win the tournament last night.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks found themselves in a 15-0 hole in the first quarter to South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. They found their offense in the second quarter, and rallied to within 22-14 just before halftime. South Florida drove down in the final minute of the half and scored to make it 29-14. They would extend their lead to 39-21 in the third quarter on an interception return for a touchdown. South Carolina chipped away at the lead, finally tying the game with a minute left in the game. Along the way, they committed several costly turnovers, which cost them the chance to win in regulation. In overtime, South Florida quickly scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass. On 4th down, quarterback Jake Bentley was hit and fumbled to end the game. The Bulls won, 46-39 for their 11th win of the year. South Carolina fell to 6-7.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks basketball team has their final nonconference game tonight against the Memphis Tigers. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m., and the pregame show will begin at 8:30.

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The Clemson Tigers hit the road to begin ACC play tomorrow against Wake Forest. The game tips off at noon, and the pregame show will air at 11:30.

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The Clemson Tigers play for a spot in college football's national championship game Saturday. The Tigers face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl at 7 p.m. The Tiger Tailgate Show will begin at 4 p.m., and kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The winner will face either Alabama or Washington on Monday, January 9.

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#22 Virginia Tech defeated Arkansas in the Belk Bowl yesterday, 35-24. In the Alamo Bowl, it was all Oklahoma State, as the #12 Cowboys defeated #10 Colorado, 38-8.

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There are five bowl games scheduled today. At noon, the Liberty Bowl kicks off between Georgia and TCU. The Sun Bowl features #18 Stanford against North Carolina at 2 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., Nebraska faces #21 Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. At 5:30, South Alabama takes on Air Force in the Arizona Bowl. The Orange Bowl kicks off at 8, featuring #6 Michigan and #11 Florida State. On Saturday, the Tax Slayer Bowl kicks off at 11, featuring Georgia Tech and Kentucky. Also set for 11 a.m. is the Citrus Bowl, between #20 LSU and #13 Louisville. The Peach Bowl, featuring #1 Alabama and #4 Washington, kicks off at 3, and Clemson vs. Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl is at 7 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m. At 8:30, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina takes to the road to take on Memphis. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m.

Sports For 12/29/16

The Union County Lady Jackets basketball team won their easiest game of the season yesterday, as Ware Shoals forfeited their game. According to reports, Ware Shoals had transportation issues and were unable to compete on Tuesday, and they did not play yesterday, either. Union County is undefeated in Pool A. They will face the York Lady Cougars tonight in the championship game at 7:45 p.m.

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The Union County boys didn't fare as well, falling to last year's tournament champions, East Rutherford, 72-34. Tyriek Goss led the Jackets with 8 points, and Kent Tucker added 7. Chandler Austin scored 4 points for Union County and was named player of the game. Union County will face Brookland-Cayce today at 11:30 a.m. Fort Mill defeated Brookland-Cayce, 52-47. In other action, Berea knocked off Summerville, 80-65, and Mid-Carolina downed the host team Chesnee, 60-57.

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It's game day for the South Carolina Gamecocks. After exceeding expectations this year, the Gamecocks are ready to take on the South Florida Bulls in the Birmingham Bowl. Kickoff today is set for 2 p.m. We'll have the pregame show on WBCU starting at 1.

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The Clemson Tigers defeated the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks last night, 87-73. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 20 points. Clemson Coach Brad Brownell spent 12 years at UNC-Wilmington and was their head coach from 2002-2006. The Tigers led 44-31 at the half. Clemson opens ACC play Saturday at Wake Forest. Tipoff is set for noon, and we'll be on the air at 11:30 with the pregame show.

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An ACC team lost a bowl game this year for the first time yesterday, as #23 Pittsburgh fell to Northwestern in the Pinstripe Bowl, 31-24. Miami scored another for the ACC, though, knocking off #16 West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl, 31-14. #19 Utah outlasted Indiana in the Foster Farms Bowl, 26-24. Texas A&M fell to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl, 33-28. SEC teams are 1-2 so far in bowl action. Today, South Carolina takes on South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl at 2 p.m. At 5:30, the Belk Bowl features #22 Virginia Tech against Arkansas. The Alamo Bowl kicks off at 9, featuring #12 Oklahoma State against #10 Colorado.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Gamecocks football for you, as South Carolina faces South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. The pregame show starts at 1, and kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.

Sports For 12/28/16

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets are in Christmas tournament play. The girls are in Laurens for the 2nd Annual Raider Rumble, and the boys are in Chesnee for the Lowe's Roundball Classic. The Lady Jackets began play yesterday with games against Palmetto and Laurens. While we don't have a score for the Lady Jackets against Palmetto, we do know they defeated the Lady Mustangs. In the late game Tuesday, Union County jumped out to a 19-point lead and held off a rally from Laurens, defeating the Lady Raiders 54-46. Union County is 2-0 in pool A, with one game scheduled today at 5:15 against Ware Shoals. Ware Shoals had to forfeit both games yesterday due to transportation issues, and according to reports, they are not expected to play today. Regardless, Union County has already clinched its pool and will face either BHP or York in the championship game Friday at 7:45 p.m.

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The boys tip off today in Chesnee at the Lowe's Roundball Classic. They will face last year's tournament winner, East Rutherford High School out of Forest City, NC. If they win, they will face the winner of Fort Mill and Brookland-Cayce at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. If they lose, they will face either Fort Mill or Brookland-Cayce in the loser's bracket tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. The other tournament teams are Berea, Summerville, Mid-Carolina, and Chesnee. The 7th place game will be Friday at 11:30. The 4th place game will be Friday at 2:30. The 3rd place game is set for Friday at 5:30, and the championship is Friday at 8:30.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks jumped out to a 53-16 halftime lead on their way to a 90-62 victory over Lander last night. South Carolina has its final nonconference game Friday before SEC play begins. South Carolina will travel to Memphis to take on the Tigers at 9 p.m. WBCU will have the game starting at 8:30 with the pregame show.

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The Clemson Tigers host UNC-Wilmington tonight at 7 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum. WBCU will have the game for you at 6:30 with the pregame. The Tigers open ACC play Saturday at Wake Forest.

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In yesterday's bowl action, Army defeated North Texas in overtime, 38-31, to win the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Wake Forest defeated #24 Temple in the Military Bowl, 34-26. Minnesota defeated Washington State in the Holiday Bowl, 17-12. In the late game, Baylor defeated Boise State, 31-12, in the Cactus Bowl. Today, four more bowl games are scheduled. The Pinstripe Bowl kicks off at 2 p.m. between #23 Pittsburgh and Northwestern. At 5:30, #16 West Virginia faces Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Foster Farms Bowl is scheduled at 8:30 between Indiana and #19 Utah. At 9, the Texas Bowl kicks off, featuring Texas A&M and Kansas State.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:30 p.m. At 6:30, we'll have Tigers basketball for you, as Clemson hosts UNC-Wilmington. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sports For 12/27/16

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal has begun announcing their annual all-area teams for fall sports. On Sunday, they announced the all-area football team. Union County wide receiver Shi Smith was named first team all-area. Smith finished with 47 catches for 609 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensive back Ty Washington also made the first team. Washington finished the season with 42 tackles, including 7 for loss, six sacks, an interception, 15 quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, and a forced fumble. Two offensive linemen, Lewis McBeth and Aaron Edwards, made the second team all-area squad. 

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In girls tennis, Union County's Rebecca Lee was named first team all-area. Lee was named all-region 2-4A and finished the season 12-7 at #1 singles and 10-7 at #1 doubles. Two Lady Jackets were named to the first team all-academic team. Rebecca Lee and Abby Valentine were named to the team. Lee has a 4.767 GPA, and Valentine has a 4.601 GPA.

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South Carolina fell out of the latest AP top 25 basketball poll following last Wednesday's loss to Clemson. Clemson received 12 votes in the poll, while South Carolina received 4. Villanova remains on top with a 12-0 record. UCLA, Kansas, Baylor, and Duke round out the top 5. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Creighton round out the top 10. 11-15 are: West Virginia, Virginia, Butler, Wisconsin, and Purdue. The rest of the top 20 are: Indiana, Xavier, Arizona, Saint Mary's, and Florida State. 21-25 are: Oregon, Southern California, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, and Florida.

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The Gamecocks try to regain momentum in their season heading into conference play as they host the Lander Bearcats tonight in Columbia. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and we'll have the pregame show for you at 6:30.

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs got the SEC its first bowl win of the year, defeating Miami of Ohio in the St. Petersburg Bowl, 17-16. Boston College scored one for the ACC in the Quick Lane Bowl with a 36-30 victory over Maryland. The two conferences went head-to-head in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA, with NC State defeating Vanderbilt, 41-17.

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Today's bowl schedule includes four games. The Heart of Dallas Bowl kicks off at noon, featuring Army and North Texas. At 3:30, it's the Military Bowl, with #24 Temple taking on Wake Forest. Minnesota faces Washington State in the Holiday Bowl at 7 p.m. In the late game, Boise State plays Baylor in the Cactus Bowl at 10:15 p.m.

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In Monday Night Football action last night, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions, 42-21. The Lions and Packers play Sunday night to decide the NFC North champion. If Washington defeats the NY Giants, the Redskins would claim the final wild card spot, unless the Lions and Packers play to a tie. In that case, Green Bay would win the division and Detroit would make the playoffs thanks to a win earlier in the season over Washington. If the Giants beat the Redskins, those scenarios won't matter--the Green Bay-Detroit loser would make the playoffs as the final wild card.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:30. At 6:30, we'll have South Carolina basketball for you, as the Gamecocks host the Lander Bearcats for a 7 p.m. tipoff.

Sports For 12/26/16

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers Saturday, 33-16. The win, combined with Tampa Bay's loss to New Orleans, gave the Falcons the NFC South division title.

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The AFC playoff teams are set, and the battle is now for seeding. The New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Houston Texans all have clinched their division. The Oakland Raiders can do the same next week with a win over Denver or a Kansas City loss to San Diego. However, Kansas City could win the division with an Oakland loss and a win over San Diego. Neither Super Bowl team from last year made the playoffs this year. Denver was eliminated with a loss last night to Kansas City, and Carolina was eliminated with their loss to Atlanta.

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The NFC playoff battle will come down to the final week for one or possibly two spots. The Detroit Lions currently lead the NFC North, but they have a tough battle tonight against the Dallas Cowboys. A loss would tie them with Green Bay and send them to a winner-take-all matchup with Green Bay next week for the division title. The Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, and Atlanta Falcons have clinched their divisions. The NY Giants have clinched a wild-card berth. The Detroit Lions currently lead the NFC North, and Green Bay currently leads the standings for the final wild card spot. Washington is right behind, and they could get in with a win next week over the Giants and some help from Green Bay if Detroit loses tonight, or some help from Detroit if the Lions win tonight.

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Old Dominion defeated Eastern Michigan Friday in the Bahamas Bowl, 24-20. Lousiana Tech upset #25 Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl, 48-45. Troy knocked off Ohio, 28-23, in the Dollar General Bowl. In Saturday's Hawaii Bowl, chalk one up for the home team, as the Rainbow Warriors defeated Middle Tennessee, 52-35.

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Today's bowl action features two ACC and two SEC teams in action. In the St. Petersburg Bowl, set for an 11 a.m. kickoff, Miami of Ohio takes on Mississippi State. At 2:30 in the Quick Lane Bowl, Maryland faces Boston College. The Independence Bowl kicks off at 5 p.m., featuring NC State and Vanderbilt.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/23/16

The Dallas Cowboys were the big winners last night, and they didn't even play. The Philadelphia Eagles knocked off the New York Giants, 24-19. With the loss, the Dallas Cowboys clinched the NFC East and the #1 seed in the NFC, with home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Giants missed their chance to clinch a playoff spot, though a lot would have to go wrong next week for them to miss the playoffs entirely. For the Cowboys, it's their first time since 2007 to have the best record in the NFC. That year, they lost in the divisional playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants.

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The Carolina Panthers host the Atlanta Falcons on Christmas Eve at 1 p.m. FOX will have the TV coverage.

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The Idaho Vandals won the Idaho Potato Bowl over Colorado State last night, 61-50. The Vandals, who will drop down to the FCS division in 2018, end their season 9-4.

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There are three bowl games scheduled today. In the Bahamas Bowl, Eastern Michigan faces Old Dominion at 1 p.m. In the Armed Forces Bowl, Louisiana Tech takes on #25 Navy at 4:30. At 8, it's the Dollar General Bowl, featuring Ohio against Troy. There is one Christmas Eve game scheduled: the Hawaii Bowl, with Middle Tennessee facing Hawaii.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/22/16

There are no middle school or high school sport scheduled until after Christmas. The Lady Jackets will take part in the Raider Rumble at Laurens High School December 27-29. The boys will travel to Chesnee for the Lowe's Classic December 28-30. The UCHS varsity wrestling team will travel to Byrnes for the Byrnes Rebels Duals on Thursday, December 29, at 9 a.m.

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The Clemson Tigers knocked off the #22 South Carolina Gamecocks last night, 62-60. It was the Tigers' first road win ever over a ranked nonconference team. Neither team led by more than 4 points in the game. The Gamecocks had a late 58-55 lead, but Clemson closed with a 7-2 run to end the game. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Next up for the Gamecocks is a home contest on Tuesday, December 27, against Lander. It will be a 6:30 p.m. airtime and a 7 p.m. tipoff. Clemson will host UNC-Greensboro Wednesday, December 28, at 7 p.m. The pregame show will be at 6:30 p.m.

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The Lady Tigers and Lady Gamecocks were in action last night. Clemson rallied from down 13 points in the 4th quarter, ending the game on a 23-4 run to defeat Jacksonville State, 69-63. The Lady Gamecocks defeated Savannah State, 70-30.

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BYU defeated Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl yesterday, 24-21. Today's bowl game is the Idaho Potato Bowl, featuring Idaho and Colorado State. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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The NY Giants are on the road at the Philadelphia Eagles tonight. NBC has the TV coverage, and the kickoff is set for 8:25 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/21/16

The Union County High School wrestling team is in action today in a tri-match at Chester High School. The Yellow Jackets will be taking on Chester and Northwestern at 6 p.m.

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The Gamecocks and Tigers renew their basketball rivalry tonight at 9 p.m. South Carolina will host Clemson at Colonial Life Arena. The pregame show begins at 8:30 on WBCU. South Carolina has won the last two games in the series and four of the last six. Clemson leads the overall series, 33-29.

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With Christmas falling on Sunday, the NFL schedule is different this weekend. Most games will be played on Christmas Eve, including Atlanta at Carolina, which will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday on FOX. Baltimore at Pittsburgh and Denver at Kansas City are scheduled on Christmas Day. New York Giants at Philadelphia is the Thursday night game, and Monday night will feature Detroit at Dallas.

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Western Kentucky won yesterday's Boca Raton Bowl over Memphis, 51-31. The Poinsettia Bowl kicks off tonight at 9 p.m. between 8-4 BYU and 8-5 Wyoming.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m. At 8:30, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as the Tigers travel to Columbia to face the Gamecocks. Tipoff is 9 p.m.

Sports For 12/20/16

Following last week's loss to Seton Hall, the South Carolina Gamecocks fell in the AP basketball poll from #16 to #22. Clemson received 1 vote. The two teams get together Wednesday night at 9 at the Colonial Life Arena to renew their rivalry. Airtime on WBCU will be 8:30 p.m. Villanova remains #1, with UCLA #2, and Kansas, Baylor, and Duke the rest of the top 5. 6-10 are: Kentucky, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Creighton, and Louisville. #11 is West Virginia, followed by Virginia, Butler, Wisconsin, and Purdue. 16-20 are: Indiana, Xavier, Arizona, Saint Mary's, and Oregon. #21-25 are: Florida State, South Carolina, Southern California, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame.

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Tulsa dominated Central Michigan in the Miami Beach Bowl yesterday, winning 55-10. The Boca Raton Bowl is scheduled tonight at 7 p.m., featuring the 8-4 Memphis Tigers and the 10-3 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

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The Carolina Panthers, already trying to get used to the fact that they won't be in the playoffs just one year after making it to the Super Bowl, dealt a blow to another team's playoff chances last night. The Panthers and the Washington Redskins played under the Monday Night Football lights last night, and Carolina defeated Washington, 26-15. Washington falls to 7-6-1 on the year, while Carolina improves to 6-8.

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NASCAR fans will have to get used to a new title sponsor, new name, and new logo for the top-tier league starting next year. Monster Energy replaces Sprint as the title sponsor, and the new name will be the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The logo change is the first since 1976 and 5th in series history.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/19/16

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets hosted the Broome Centurions Friday night. The Lady Jackets defeated Broome, 49-39. Next up for the Lady Jackets is a trip to Laurens for the "Raider Rumble" from December 27-29. The boys lost to Broome in a close game Friday night. The boys will take part in the "Lowe's Classic" at Chesnee High School on December 28-30. They will face East Rutherford, NC, on the 28th at 2:30 p.m. The next regular season game comes Tuesday, January 3, as the Jackets again face Broome, this time at Broome High School.

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Shi Smith scored an early touchdown in the Shrine Bowl, a 43-yard strike from Westside quarterback Jackson Williamson, but it was not enough, as North Carolina rallied late for a 17-10 victory over the Sandlappers. Union County linebacker Ty Washington was also part of the South Carolina squad.

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Dutch Fork, South Pointe, Chapman, Abbeville, and Lake View are the state champions in South Carolina this year. Boiling Springs lost to Dutch Fork, 28-21. Chapman held off Dillon 29-27 to win the 3A state title. South Pointe had little trouble dispatching Hartsville, 51-28.

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In college basketball over the weekend, #16 South Carolina rallied from a 37-31 halftime deficit to defeat the South Florida Bulls, 77-66. South Carolina improves to 9-1 ahead of Wednesday's matchup with in-state rival Clemson.

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Clemson traveled to take on Alabama Sunday afternoon. The Tigers used an early 22-3 run to take control of the game, and they answered every Alabama attempt to come back. The final was 67-54. Clemson is 8-2 on the season. They travel to Columbia to take on the Gamecocks Wednesday night at 9 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you at 8:30.

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The Carolina Panthers travel to face the Washington Redskins tonight in Monday Night Football action. Kickoff on ESPN is set for 8:25 p.m. The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East with a win Sunday.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/16/16

The Union County varsity basketball teams are back in action tonight as they host the Broome Centurions. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. We'll join the Lady Jackets in progress at 6:30.

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The Union County JV teams will host Broome today starting at 4 p.m. The Union County High School wrestling team will participate in the Crescent Duals at Crescent High School tomorrow at 9 a.m.

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Brooke Smith was named the WMYA-TV 40 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for SC. The award was presented by Jack Conners, GM of WLOS/WMYA, and was funded by George Sink. This $5000 scholarship will help Brooke attend the University of South Carolina. The scholarship is based off a combination of GPA, academic excellence, athletic performance, and community service. Nominations are made by the school. Brooke was joined by her parents, Rick and Amy Smith.

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The Union County High School Lady Jackets took on Chapman last night and came away with another big win by more than 20 points. Congratulations to the ladies. The boys did not play due to Chapman playing for the football championship. They are missing several of their basketball players because of that.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks rolled to their 7th-straight victory over in-state rival Clemson. The final score was 83-61. A'ja Wilson and Alaina Coates both finished with double-doubles. Wilson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Coates had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Gamecocks.

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The Gamecocks men's basketball team is back in action tomorrow in Florida, as they take on USF. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m., and we'll be on the air at 12:30 with the pregame show. The Clemson Tigers hit the road to face Alabama on Sunday at 4 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you at 3:30.

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The Seattle Seahawks became the first NFL team to clinch their division last night with a 24-3 victory over the L.A. Rams. The Dallas Cowboys are also playoff-bound, leaving four spots open in the NFC. The Carolina Panthers will be in action Monday night at the Washington Redskins.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling from 6-6:30. At 6:30, we'll join UCHS basketball in progress, as the Lady Jackets host Broome. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. The boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports For 12/15/16

The Union County High School Lady Jackets basketball team will be in action tonight at home against Chapman. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress at 6:30. The boys will not play tonight, as Chapman is preparing to play for the state championship in football this week and are down several players.

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The Union County High School wrestling team has a tri-match at JL Mann High School this evening. The Jackets will face JL Mann and Wade Hampton at 6 p.m.

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The Sims Middle School Tigers will host Boiling Springs tonight. The girls tip off at 5, and the boys will follow. An inter-county battle is set for 4:30 today, as Lockhart Middle visits Jonesville Middle. The girls tip off at 4:30, and the boys will follow.

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The 80th-annual Shrine Bowl is set to kick off 2 p.m. Saturday at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg. Union County landed two players on the South Carolina roster. Standout senior wide receiver Shi Smith will don his #1 jersey for the Sandlappers. Defensive back Ty Washington came to the team as a replacement for South Aiken's Tancey Richardson. Washington will be wearing the #2 jersey. South Carolina is being coached by Newberry's Phil Strickland.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling from 6-6:30. At 6:30, we'll join UCHS basketball in progress, as the Lady Jackets host Chapman. After the game, we'll bring you the conclusion of SC Sports Talk until 8 p.m.

Sports For 12/14/16

There are no middle school or high school sports scheduled for today.

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Last night, the Union County High School Yellow Jackets went on the road to take on the Chesnee Eagles. The Lady Jackets came away with a big 59-18 victory over the Lady Eagles. The Yellow Jackets varsity boys team took a narrow 65-61 victory over Chesnee for their first win of the season. Next up for Union County is a Thursday contest at home against Chapman. This will be a girls' game only, as Chapman is getting ready to play for the football state championship and would be missing several of their basketball players. The boys will join the girls in action Friday night at home against Broome.

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The Clemson Tigers had no problems Tuesday night in defeating the SC State Bulldogs, 93-65. Clemson had a 42-33 lead at the half and built on that through the second half. Jaron Blossomgame lead the way for the Tigers with 29 points and 9 rebounds. Clemson improves to 7-2. Next up for the Tigers is a Sunday contest against Alabama on the road. Airtime on WBCU will be 3:30, and the tipoff is set for 4 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks hit the road for a Saturday game at USF. Airtime will be 12:30, and the tipoff is set for 1 p.m.

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The first bowl games of the season will begin on Saturday. In the New Mexico Bowl scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m., the UTSA Roadrunners will face the New Mexico Lobos. At 3:30 Saturday, the Las Vegas Bowl kicks off between the Houston Cougars and the San Diego State Aztecs. At 5:30, the Cure Bowl pits the Arkansas State Red Wolves against the UCF Knights. Also at 5:30, the Camellia Bowl features the Appalachian State Mountaineers against the Toledo Rockets. At 9, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles take on the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the New Orleans Bowl.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling for you from 6-6:30, followed by SC Sports Talk from 6:30-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/13/16

The Sims Lady Tigers came away with a 34-23 victory over McCracken Middle School yesterday. Next up for Sims is a home contest against Boiling Springs Thursday. The girls tip off at 5, and the boys will follow.

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The Union County High School Yellow Jackets are back in action tonight as they hit the road to take on the Chesnee Eagles. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow around 7:30 p.m. You can hear all the action on WBCU starting at 6:30 after Santa Calling.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks went to Madison Square Garden in New York last night and came away with their first loss of the season, 67-64 to Seton Hall. The Gamecocks had a 34-27 halftime lead, but the Pirates stormed back in the second half. South Carolina came into the game ranked #16 in the AP poll. They are now 8-1, while Seton Hall improves to 8-2. Next up for the Gamecocks is a game at the University of South Florida Saturday at 1 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers basketball team is back in action tonight, as they host the SC State Bulldogs. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. We won't be able to carry the game due to UCHS basketball.

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Congratulations to five Clemson Tigers who made the second- and third-team AP All-American teams. Quarterback Deshaun Watson and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins were named to the 2nd team, while defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, and linebacker Ben Boulware made the 3rd team.

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New England defeated Baltimore last night in Monday Night Football action, 30-23.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling for you brought to you by Wal-Mart of Union from 6-6:30. At 6:30 p.m., we'll join UCHS basketball in progress, as Union County is on the road at Chesnee. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6 p.m., and we'll join their game in progress. The boys will follow around 7:30 p.m.

Sports For 12/12/16

The Union County High School middle school teams are in action today. Sims is on the road at McCracken. The girls tip off at 5, and the boys will follow. Jonesville hosts EP Todd, with the girls tipping off at 4:30 and the boys following, while Lockhart hosts Landrum.

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Union County lost a doubleheader to Gaffney Friday night. The Lady Jackets fell, 68-51, while the boys lost, 103-54. Next up for Union County is a trip to Chesnee tomorrow night. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB, won the Heisman Trophy over Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.

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Clemson's basketball team triumphed over the Mercer Bears on Saturday. The final score was 90-47. Clemson took a 49-25 halftime lead and never looked back. Next up for the Tigers is a home contest against SC State tomorrow night. We won't be able to broadcast the game due to UCHS basketball.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks are in action tonight against Seton Hall from Madison Square Garden, NY. The pregame show starts at 8:30, and the tipoff is set for 9 p.m. The Gamecocks are unbeaten so far this season.

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The Lady Gamecocks defeated Minnesota on Sunday, 98-58.

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The Carolina Panthers forced five turnovers in a 28-16 victory over San Diego on Sunday. Carolina jumped out to an early 23-0 lead and held on for the win. The Panthers are now 5-8 on the season.

Sports For 12/9/16

The UCHS varsity basketball teams will be on the road today at Gaffney. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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The UCHS wrestling team will be in action tomorrow morning at Berea High School for the Berea Duals. The matches begin at 9 a.m.

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The Clemson Tigers will return to basketball action tomorrow at Littlejohn Coliseum against Mercer. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m., and we'll have the pregame show at 3:30 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks will travel to Madison Square Garden in New York to face Seton Hall Monday night at 9. We'll be on the air Monday at 8:30 with the pregame show.

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Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will find out Saturday if he will win the Heisman trophy or if it will go to one of the other four finalists. Watson won the Davey O'Brien Award for top quarterback in the nation, while his main Heisman competition, Lamar Jackson of Louisville, took home the Walter Camp Player of the Year award and the Maxwell Award for top college player last night.

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders last night, 21-13. With the win, the Chiefs take the lead in the AFC West race, where they are tied with Oakland for best record.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling from 6-6:30. At 6:30, we'll join UCHS basketball in progress, as Union County is at Gaffney. The Lady Jackets tip off at 6, and we'll join them in progress. The boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports For 12/8/16

The Sims Middle School Tigers host Granard today at 5 p.m., while the Jonesville Middle School Wildcats host Pacolet at 4:30 p.m.

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The UCHS JV basketball teams will host Gaffney tonight at 6 p.m. The UCHS wrestling team participates in a quad-match at Broome High School against Spartanburg, Byrnes, and Broome. The matches start at 6 p.m.

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The #19 South Carolina Gamecocks will host Seton Hall Monday night at 9 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The Tigers are set to host Mercer Saturday afternoon at 4. We'll be on the air at 3:30 p.m. with the pregame show.

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Today is the last day to sign up for Recreation Department basketball. The draft for the Minors (7-9 yrs. old) is set for Saturday at 9, and the draft for Majors (10-12 yrs. old) is Saturday at 1. The registration fee is $35 for both of those divisions, while for the Flag division (5-6-year olds), the cost will be $25. You can register your child at the Recreation Department from 12-5, and Tuesday-Thursday from 8-5 at the Timken Sports Complex.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling for you from 5:30-6 p.m. At 6, we'll have SC Sports Talk until 6:30. At 6:30, we'll broadcast live from the Union Christmas Parade. After the parade is over, we'll resume SC Sports Talk until 8 p.m.

Sports For 12/7/16

The UCHS wrestling team opens its season today at home with a match against Eastside at 6 p.m.

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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Recreation Department basketball. The draft for the Minors (7-9 yrs. old) is set for Saturday at 9, and the draft for Majors (10-12 yrs. old) is Saturday at 1. The registration fee is $35 for both of those divisions, while for the Flag division (5-6-year olds), the cost will be $25. You can register your child at the Recreation Department Tuesday-Thursday from 12-5, and Tuesday-Thursday from 8-5 at the Timken Sports Complex.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling from 6-6:30, followed by SC Sports Talk until 8 p.m.

Sports For 12/6/16

The JV basketball teams were on the road at Boiling Springs yesterday. The JV girls fell to Boiling Springs, 48-12, while the JV boys won their fifth-straight game, 36-24.

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The Lady Jackets varsity basketball team defeated Boiling Springs, 40-35. The boys lost, 57-37. Next up is a Friday matchup at Gaffney.

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Thursday is the last day to sign up for Recreation Department basketball. The draft for the Minors (7-9 yrs. old) is set for Saturday at 9, and the draft for Majors (10-12 yrs. old) is Saturday at 1. The registration fee is $35 for both divisions, while for 5-6-year olds, the cost will be $25. You can register your child at the Recreation Department Tuesday-Thursday from 12-5, and Tuesday-Thursday from 8-5 at the Timken Sports Complex.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling from 6-6:30, followed by SC Sports Talk until 8 p.m.

Sports For 12/5/16

In middle school sports today, the Sims Tigers basketball teams will be in action today at Florence Chapel starting at 5 p.m. Lockhart Middle hosts E.P. Todd today, and Jonesville Middle is on the road at Campobello at 4:30.

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The UCHS JV basketball teams are in action at Boiling Springs today starting at 6 p.m. The varsity teams will host Boiling Springs today at 6 p.m. We'll join Lady Jackets basketball in progress at 6:30 p.m. after Santa Calling.

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The Clemson Tigers are ACC champions for the 2nd year in a row, defeating Virginia Tech, 42-35. Clemson will head to the Fiesta Bowl in the College Football Playoff Semifinals against #3 Ohio State on New Year's Eve at 7 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks will head to Birmingham, AL, for the Birmingham Bowl on December 29th at 2 p.m. against USF. South Florida is #25 in the AP poll this week.

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Both Clemson and South Carolina won their respective basketball games Sunday. The Tigers knocked off Coppin State, 85-43, while the Gamecocks defeated FIU, 70-54.

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The Carolina Panthers fell to the Seattle Seahawks last night, 40-7.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Santa Calling from 6-6:30. After that, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as the Yellow Jackets host Boiling Springs today. Tipoff for the varsity girls is at 6, and we'll join the game in progress. The boys will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sports For 12/2/16

The Lady Jackets won their first game of the season over the Chesnee Lady Eagles last night, 61-38. In the boys game, the Eagles defeated Union County in a close one, 58-56. Union County had troubles from the foul line and committed a number of fouls on Chesnee. Next up for Union County is a home game against Boiling Springs on Monday.

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The Gamecocks knocked off the Vermont Catamounts last night, 68-50. Next up for the Gamecocks is a home game Sunday against FIU. Clemson will face Coppin State on Sunday, as well.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 12/1/16

The Gaffney Indians swept Union County last night in a basketball doubleheader. The Lady Indians defeated Union County, 49-33. The boys lost, 94-45. Next up for Union County is a home matchup with Chesnee tonight. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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Clemson defeated Nebraska last night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The final score was 60-58. #20 South Carolina will host Vermont tonight at 7 p.m. We will not air the game due to UCHS basketball.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as the Yellow Jackets host Chesnee. Pregame is set for 5:55 p.m., and the girls tip off at 6, with the boys to follow at 7:30.

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