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8:30 p.m.--Clemson Tigers Basketball--Clemson at Louisville

After the game-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday


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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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