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10:45-11 a.m.--Swap N Shop

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Noon-1 p.m.--Noon Report with Mike Stevens

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After the game-5 p.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday

5-5:30 p.m.--Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5

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

6-6:45 p.m.--SC Sports Talk

6:45 p.m.--South Carolina Gamecocks basketball--South Carolina vs. Baylor (NCAA Regional Semifinal)

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


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Sports For 3/24/17

Middle school sports for today has the Lockhart Middle School softball team in action hosting Dorman at 5 p.m. The UCHS track and field team has a meet at Southside Christian today at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the UCHS varsity baseball team is back in action at Spartanburg. First pitch is set for 1 p.m., and we'll have the action for you on WBCU starting around 12:55 p.m. tomorrow.

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The USC Union Bantams baseball team returns to action this weekend at the Timken Sports Complex. On Saturday, the Bantams host the High Point Panthers for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. They wrap up the series Sunday at 1. We'll air the Sunday game for you on WBCU starting around 12:55 p.m.

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The Union County High School baseball team fell last night to Greer, 11-4. The teams each scored one run in the first inning, but Greer broke the game open in the top of the second, scoring six runs. Union County scored in the bottom of the third to make it 7-2. Greer scored four more in the 5th to make it 11-2. Union County scored single runs in the bottom of the 5th and 6th. Ethan Bailey had two hits for Union County. Chase Vinson recorded three strikeouts for Union County, and Will Horlacher struck out two.

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Bailey Betenbaugh pitched a one-hit shutout over six innings, and Union County used a 6-run 6th inning to defeat Greer last night, 10-0. Union County scored one run in the 3rd, 2 in the 4th,  and 1 in the 5th to take a 4-0 lead. Naquandria Ray led Union County with 3 hits. Katelyn Petty and Kristin Kicidis added two hits each. Rebecca Lee drove in three runs for the Lady Jackets, and Naquandria Ray had two RBIs. Betenbaugh had 11 strikeouts in the contest. Union County is 11-1 overall and 2-0 in region play.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks return to Madison Square Garden in New York, site of their two consecutive NIT championships, as they try to upset #3 seed Baylor tonight in the NCAA tournament. Tipoff is set for 7:29 p.m., and we'll have the action for you on WBCU starting at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show. TBS has the TV coverage. The winner will face the winner of the Florida-Wisconsin game on Sunday at a time to be announced. Should the Gamecocks win tonight, we'll air Sunday's game, as well.

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In NCAA tournament action last night, #3 seed Oregon held off #7 Michigan, 69-68. #1 Gonzaga fought off a strong challenge from #4 West Virginia, 61-58. Kansas pulled away from #4 Purdue in the second half, winning 98-66. In the late game, #11 Xavier upset #2 Arizona, 73-71. Tonight's action features #4 Butler vs. #1 North Carolina at 7:09, South Carolina vs. Baylor at 7:29, #3 UCLA taking on #2 Kentucky at 9:39, and the late game features #8 Wisconsin against #4 Florida at 9:59 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks get back in action on the baseball diamond tonight as they host Alabama. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. Tomorrow's game starts at 4, and Sunday's game begins at 1:30 p.m. Clemson travels to take on Boston College this weekend. First pitch in today's game is 1 p.m. We'll join the action right at first pitch. Tomorrow, the game also begins at 1 p.m. Time permitting, we'll join the broadcast after UCHS baseball. Sunday's game begins at 11:30 a.m.

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The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Fontana, CA, and Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 400. FOX has the TV coverage Sunday starting at 3:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers baseball for you, as Clemson hits the road to face Boston College. We'll join the action at first pitch, scheduled for 1 p.m. This evening, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:45. At 6:45, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball, as the Gamecocks face #3 seed Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen. Tipoff is set for around 7:29 p.m.

Sports For 3/23/17

The Jonesville baseball team hosts Gaffney today at 5:30 p.m. Lockhart's softball team hosts Chesnee at 5 p.m. The Sims baseball team hosts Broome at 5, and the Sims softball team plays at Broome at 5. The UCHS boys' golf team has a match at Clinton today at 4:15 p.m. The UCHS boys' JV soccer team plays at Greer at 5:30 p.m., and the boys' varsity soccer team follows at 7. The girls' varsity soccer team hosts Greer at 6 p.m. The UCHS softball team hosts Greer tonight at 7 p.m. The varsity baseball team hosts Greer tonight at 6.

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Ashley Vinson pitched a perfect game last night as Union County went to Chester and defeated the Lady Cyclones 18-0 in five innings. Vinson struck out 12 of the 15 Lady Cyclone hitters she faced. Katelyn Petty led Union County with four hits. Bailey Betenbaugh had 6 RBIs in the contest. Union County scored 5 runs in the top of the first. They added 4 more in the 2nd. They scored twice in the third, making the score 11-0. The Lady Jackets pushed across 5 more runs in the top of the fourth. In the top of the fifth, Union County scored their final two runs. The Lady Jackets improve to 10-1 on the season. They look to run their region record to 2-0 tonight when they host Greer at 7 p.m.

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South Carolina defeated Charleston Southern last night, 3-0. The Gamecocks scored all their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly, an RBI single, and a bases-loaded walk. The Gamecocks improve to 15-5 on the season. South Carolina hosts Alabama this weekend for a 3-game series.

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#4 seed UCF knocked off #2 seed Illinois in NIT action last night, 68-58. #8 seed Bakersfield also advances to the NIT semifinals with an 80-76 win over #6 seed UT Arlington. Bakersfield will take on Georgia Tech next Tuesday at 7, and TCU will face UCF Tuesday at 9 in the NIT semifinals.

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Four games are scheduled tonight in the NCAA tournament. #7 seed Michigan faces #3 seed Oregon at 7:09. #4 seed West Virginia takes on top seed Gonzaga at 7:39. At 9:39, #4 seed Purdue faces #1 seed Kansas. #11 seed Xavier takes on #2 Arizona at 10:09 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County's varsity baseball team hosts Greer tonight at 6 p.m. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

Sports For 3/22/17

In middle school sports, the Jonesville Lady Wildcats softball team hosts Boiling Springs today at 5:30 p.m. For the high school, the varsity boys' tennis team hosts Greer at 5 p.m. The JV baseball team's game at Blue Ridge has been postponed until Tuesday. The varsity softball team is back in action at Chester today at 7:30 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers' baseball team won two of three over Virginia this past weekend. Yesterday, they defeated the College of Charleston on the road, 8-4. Clemson moves up to #6 in the Baseball America poll, #7 in the USA Today coaches poll, and #12 in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Next up for the Tigers is a road trip to take on Boston College. Friday's and Saturday's games are at 1 p.m., and Sunday's game is at 11:30. We'll have the game Friday on WBCU, and we'll join Saturday's game in progress after UCHS baseball.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks' baseball team swept Tennessee over the weekend. They host Charleston Southern tonight at 7 p.m., and they host Alabama this weekend. Friday's first pitch is at 7, Saturday's game starts at 4, and Sunday's game is at 1:30. The Gamecocks are 14-5 overall and 3-0 in SEC play. Baseball America lists South Carolina at #7, USA Today places them at #8, and Collegiate Baseball has them #13.

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USA advanced to the World Baseball Classic finals for the first time, defeating Japan last night, 2-1. Team USA will face unbeaten Puerto Rico tonight at 9 p.m. in the championship game.

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The TCU Horned Frogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are headed to the NIT semifinals. TCU knocked off Richmond, 86-68, and Georgia Tech got past Ole Miss, 74-66. The other quarterfinal matchups are tonight, with Illinois at UCF at 7 and Bakersfield at UT Arlington at 9. 

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-7:25. At 7:25, we'll have UCHS softball, as Union County travels to take on Chester. The first pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

Sports For 3/21/17

Local sports for today has the Jonesville Middle School baseball team at Landrum at 5:30 p.m. The Jonesville softball team is also on the road at Chesnee at 5 p.m. Lockhart's softball team plays at Clinton today at 5 p.m. The Sims Middle School baseball team hosts Spartanburg today at 5 p.m. The UCHS track and field team has a meet at Boiling Springs today at 5 p.m.

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Union County didn't let a late schedule change bother them last night, as they went to Greer and came away with an 8-7 victory. The game was originally scheduled to be at home but was moved to Greer. Union County scored one run in the top of the second inning to grab an early 1-0 lead. They added two more in the top of the third, but Greer tied it in the bottom of the inning. The Yellow Jackets took a 5-3 lead in the top of the 4th inning. Greer answered with one run in the bottom of the 4th. Union County scored two more in the top of the 5th for a 7-4 lead, but Greer tied it up again with three runs in the bottom of the 6th. The game went to extra innings, and Union County scored one in the top of the 8th and shut down Greer in their half of the inning to preserve the 8-7 victory. A.J. Hunter and Princeton Hunter each had three hits for the Yellow Jackets. A.J. Hunter also drove in two runs. Chase Vinson and Ricky Cardoza each pitched three innings, and Rhett Wages recorded two. Wages struck out 4, and Vinson struck out 3. Union County had 8 runs on 15 hits and committed 6 errors. Greer had 7 runs on 9 hits and committed two errors.

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The UCHS varsity girls' soccer team fell to Blue Ridge last night, 4-0.

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UCF knocked out the last remaining #1 seed in the NIT tournament, defeating Illinois State, 63-62 last night. #6 UT Arlington defeated #7 Akron, 85-69. #2 Illinois defeated #6 Boise State, 71-56. #8 Bakersfield knocked off #4 Colorado State, 81-63. Today, #6 Richmond is at #4 TCU, and #6 Georgia Tech is at #5 Ole Miss. Wednesday, Illinois is at UCF and Bakersfield is at UT Arlington.

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

Sports For 3/20/17

The Jonesville Middle School baseball team is in action today at Chesnee. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The Sims Middle School softball team has a doubleheader today at Byrnes. The first pitch is at 5:30 p.m.

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The UCHS boys' tennis team hosts Blue Ridge today at 5 p.m. The boys' golf team has a match at Blue Ridge today at 4:15 p.m. The varsity boys' and girls' soccer teams are in action today. They open up region play hosting Blue Ridge. The girls play at 5:30, and the boys start at 7:30 p.m.

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The varsity boys' baseball team has had a schedule change. Tonight's game, originally at home, has been changed to a road game at Greer. First pitch will be at 6 p.m. Thursday's game, originally on the road, will be at home.

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Union County High School's varsity baseball team dropped a pair of games Friday and Saturday. Friday night, Eastside defeated Union County 10-2. On Saturday, Union County traveled to Lewisville, and the Lions defeated the Yellow Jackets 10-0 in 5 innings.

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The Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team played in the Lady Rebel Invitational at Tyger River Park and fell just short of winning the tournament. Union County defeated Chapman 12-0 in 5 innings Friday. Ashley Vinson allowed Chapman just one hit in the contest and struck out 7. Katelyn Petty, Courtney Seymore, and Makala Grady each drove in three runs in the contest.

They turned around and defeated Andrew Jackson, 4-0 in six innings. Bailey Betenbaugh threw the four-hit shutout, striking out 7. Katelyn Petty drove in three more runs in that game, and Ashley Vinson drove in another. The game was scoreless until the Lady Jackets scored one in the bottom of the fourth. They added three more in the bottom of the 5th.

On Saturday, the Lady Jackets kept up their winning ways with a 9-2 victory over Lugoff-Elgin. Bailey Betenbaugh scattered 5 hits and 2 runs over six innings, striking out 3. Rebecca Lee drove in four runs for the Lady Jackets, and Ashley Vinson drove in three. Union County jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first inning. Lugoff-Elgin closed to within 6-2, but Union County scored three more in the bottom of the 5th to get the win.

The Lady Jackets next had their toughest challenge in the tournament to that point, as they defeated Chesnee, 6-3. Chesnee took a 2-0 lead into the 4th inning, when Union County scored once. The score remained 2-1 heading into the top of the 6th, when Union County rallied to score 5 runs to take a 6-2 lead. Chesnee scored one in the bottom of the 6th, but it was not enough. Rebecca Lee and Ashley Vinson split pitching duties in the game. Vinson struck out three, and Lee added 1 strikeout. Kristin Kicidis and Bailey Betenbaugh each drove in two runs.

All that led to the championship game, as Union County took on Byrnes. The Lady Jackets outhit the Lady Rebels 12-8, but all that matters is the score, and Byrnes won the game, 6-3. Byrnes struck first, scoring one run in the bottom of the 1st. Union County tied the game in the top of the 4th. Byrnes scored 2 in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead, 3-1. Union County added a run in the top of the 5th to make the score 3-2. Byrnes answered with three runs in the bottom of the 5th, Union County scored one more in the top of the 7th, but they could get no closer. Jazmyne Boyd led the Lady Jackets with three hits. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched for the Lady Jackets, striking out 5.

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Thursday night, the varsity boys' soccer team knocked off Lewisville, 3-2. Reilly Gaines scored twice, and John Addison scored one goal. Darren Osbourne made 15 saves in the goal.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks won its first NCAA tournament game since 1973 Friday night, knocking off #10 seed Marquette, 93-73. Down 40-39 at halftime, the Gamecocks outscored the Golden Eagles 54-33 in the second half. Sindarius Thornwell had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and P.J. Dozier also scored 21. South Carolina shot 52.2% from the field in the win. The Gamecocks then tangled with #2 seed Duke Sunday night and came away with the 88-81 upset. The win marks the first time in school history that South Carolina advances to the Sweet Sixteen in the tournament. The Blue Devils led 30-23 at halftime, but the Gamecocks caught fire in the second half, outscoring Duke, 65-51. Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points, and Chris Silva recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Duane Notice also added 17 points for the Gamecocks. South Carolina will face #3 seed Baylor Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.

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The other teams remaining in the East region are #4 Florida and #8 Wisconsin. In the West region, #1 Gonzaga will face #4 West Virginia, and #2 Arizona will take on #11 Xavier. In the Midwest region, #1 Kansas will play #4 Purdue, and #3 Oregon will take on #7 Michigan. In the South region, #1 North Carolina will face #4 Butler, and #2 Kentucky will take on #3 UCLA.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks also made it to the Sweet Sixteen. They defeated UNC Asheville Friday, 90-40, led by Allisha Gray's 22 points and 12 rebounds. In the second round, South Carolina held off #8 seed Arizona State, 71-68. The Lady Gamecocks trailed 39-33 at halftime. A'ja Wilson scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County travels to Greer to take on the Yellow Jackets. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., and we'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

Sports For 3/17/17

The Lady Jackets varsity softball team has two games scheduled today as part of the Lady Rebel Invitational tournament at Tyger River Park in Spartanburg. At 5 p.m., Union County takes on Chapman. At 6:45, the Lady Jackets will face Andrew Jackson. The JV softball team is also scheduled to take part in the tournament. They will take on Broome at 5:30 and Easley at 8:30. Tomorrow, they will face Chapin at 11 a.m.

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Other local sports action for today has the UCHS track and field team taking part in the Foothills Classic at Byrnes today at 5 p.m. Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., there will be a JV meet at Eastside. The JV baseball team plays at Eastside today at 5 p.m. The varsity baseball team will host Eastside today at 7:30 p.m. We'll have the game for you on WBCU tonight at around 7:25 p.m. Tomorrow, the varsity baseball team is in action at Lewisville at 4 p.m. We'll have that game for you, as well.

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Union County's varsity baseball team fell in a high-scoring game against Gaffney last night, 11-10. Union County scored all of its runs in the first three innings. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Gaffney answered in the bottom of the first to take a 4-2 lead. Union County scored three in the second to take a 5-4 lead. Gaffney scored two in their half of the second to retake the lead, 6-5. Union County plated 5 more runs in the top of the third to take a 10-6 lead. Gaffney tied it with four runs in the bottom of the 5th. The game went to extra innings, and Gaffney scored one in the bottom of the 8th to get the 11-10 win. Union County had 10 runs on 9 hits and committed 6 errors. Gaffney scored 11 runs on 10 hits and had 1 error. Ryan Vaughan led the Jackets with three hits and four RBIs. A.J. Hunter also drove in four runs for the Jackets. Will Horlacher pitched 6 innings for the Jackets, striking out 4.

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The Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team knocked off Chester last night, 10-0 in 5 innings.

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The Sims Middle School softball team swept a doubleheader last night. In the first game, Sims defeated Chesnee 15-0 in three innings. In the second game, Sims knocked off Broome, 16-1.

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The varsity girls' and boys' soccer teams played well Thursday night against Lewisville. The boys knocked off Lewisville, 3-2, and the girls won, 1-0.

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With the first day of the NCAA tournament in the books, there were only two lower seeds that advanced in the first 16 games that were played. #12 Middle Tennessee knocked off #5 Minnesota, 81-72, and #11 Xavier defeated #6 Maryland, 76-65. Only three games were decided by five points or fewer. #5 Notre Dame held off #12 Princeton, 60-58. #5 Virginia defeated #12 UNC-Wilmington, 76-71. #8 Northwestern won its first-ever NCAA tournament game, 68-66 over #9 Vanderbilt.

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Today's tournament action tips off at 12:15 between Michigan and Oklahoma State. Baylor faces New Mexico State at 12:40. Arkansas vs. Seton Hall begins at 1:30. At 2, Oregon takes on Iona. Louisville vs. Jacksonville State tips off at 2:45. SMU faces Southern California at 3:10. At 4, #1 North Carolina takes on Texas Southern. Creighton vs. Rhode Island is at 4:30. Evening games include: #1 Kansas against UC Davis at 6:50, Dayton vs. Wichita State at 7:10, #2 Duke taking on Troy in Greenville at 7:20, Cincinnati takes on Kansas State at 7:27, Miami and Michigan State tips off at 9:20, Kentucky faces Northern Kentucky at 9:40, #7 South Carolina takes on Marquette at 9:50, and the final game of the evening features UCLA and Kent State at 9:57.

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NIT action continues this weekend, with Ole Miss at Syracuse at 11 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday, Belmont at Georgia Tech tips off at noon, TCU is at Iowa at 5, and Oakland at Richmond tips off at 6:30.

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We'll have more Clemson baseball for you this weekend, as the Tigers host Virginia. We'll air Saturday's game starting at 12:30 with the pregame show. The first pitch is set for 1 p.m. If it's not over by 3:55 p.m., we'll cut in for UCHS baseball coverage. On Sunday, the pregame show also starts at 12:30 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 1 p.m.

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NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Phoenix Sunday. Coverage on FOX begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05 until 7:25. After that, we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County hosts Eastside at 7:30 p.m. We'll be on the air around 7:25 p.m. with the pregame lineups. After the game, we'll join South Carolina Gamecocks basketball in progress, as #7 seed South Carolina takes on #10 Marquette. Tipoff is set for 9:50 p.m.

Sports For 3/16/17

The Sims Middle School softball team is in action today with a doubleheader. Sims will host Chesnee at the Timken Sports Complex at 5 p.m., followed by a contest against Broome at 6:30 p.m. The Jonesville Middle School softball team also has a doubleheader planned. At 5 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex, Jonesville will host Broome. They will turn around and play Chesnee at 6:30 p.m.

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The UCHS JV softball team is in action today with a doubleheader against Chester at home at 4:30 p.m. The varsity softball team hosts Chester at 6 p.m. We'll have the game for you on WBCU. The varsity baseball team has a make-up game scheduled at Gaffney at 6 p.m. The UCHS soccer teams are back in action, with the girls at Lewisville and the boys hosting Lewisville. The JV matches begin at 5:30, and the varsity matches follow at 7.

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The Union County High School Lady Jackets softball team made quick work of region foe Eastside last night, winning 15-0 in 5 innings. Union County struck for 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning. They added three runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings, and scored 4 in the 4th inning to secure the win. Rebecca Lee pitched a 1-hit shutout, striking out five in the contest. Bailey Betenbaugh had three hits. Kristin Kicidis had two hits and 4 RBIs. In addition to Union County's nine hits in the game, Eastside pitchers issued several walks, and the team committed 4 errors. Union County is 1-0 in region play. They host Chester tonight at 6 p.m. and play in a tournament hosted by Byrnes on Friday and Saturday.

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West Springs Baptist Church is offering a free baseball clinic at the Dixie Youth fields beside Buffalo Elementary on Saturday, March 25. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the clinic runs from 10-1. Tee ball instruction will be on field 1, with machine pitch instruction on field 2, and player pitch on field 3. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. Bats and balls will be provided, but those attending need to bring a hat, glove, cleats, personal bats, and any other equipment you would like to use. Current and former Union County baseball standouts and Dixie Youth coaches will participate in the instruction. Organizers say they not only want to teach the game, but also sportsmanship, how to conduct themselves throughout the course of competition, and how to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. For more information, contact Jared Taylor at 864-706-6143.  

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The field of 64 for the NCAA tournament is now set, as UC Davis knocked off North Carolina Central last night, 67-63, and Southern California rallied to beat Providence, 75-71. First round play begins today at 12:15 with #12 Princeton vs. #5 Notre Dame. #12 UNC-Wilmington takes on #5 Virginia at 12:40. #13 Winthrop faces #4 Butler at 1:30. #16 South Dakota State plays #1 Gonzaga at 2 p.m. #13 Bucknell faces #4 West Virginia at 2:45. #13 East Tennessee State plays #4 Florida at 3:10. #12 Middle Tennessee takes on #5 Minnesota at 4. #9 Vanderbilt faces #8 Northwestern at 4:30. #11 Xavier plays #6 Maryland at 6:50. #16 Mount St. Mary's plays #1 Villanova at 7:10. #10 VCU takes on #7 Saint Mary's at 7:20. #13 Vermont faces #4 Purdue at 7:27. #14 Florida Gulf Coast University plays #3 Florida State at 9:20. At 9:40, it's #9 Virginia Tech vs. #8 Wisconsin. #15 North Dakota takes on #2 Arizona at 9:50, and #12 Nevada faces #5 Iowa State in the final game of the day at 9:57.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS softball for you, as Union County hosts Chester at the Timken Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m., and we'll be on the air at around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame show.

Sports For 3/15/17

The Sims Middle School baseball team is in action today hosting Gaffney at 5 p.m.

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The UCHS golf team has a match at Newberry today at 4:15 p.m. The track and field team has a region meet at Blue Ridge today at 5 p.m. The boys' tennis team plays at Broome today at 5 p.m.

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The venue changed and the time changed, but Union County rolled with it Tuesday and came back home with a 3-1 victory over Eastside. In a game originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex, the game was moved to Eastside High School at 6:30 due to wet fields at Timken. Trey Parks had two hits and two RBIs for the Jackets in the win. AJ Hunter drove in Union County's other run. Ricky Cardoza pitched 7 strong innings for the Jackets, recording 10 strikeouts. Union County struck for 1 run in the top of the 1st inning, and they scored two more in the top of the 2nd. Eastside scored its only run in the bottom of the 7th, but Union County held on for the win. Union County scored three runs on 7 hits and had 5 errors. Eastside scored 1 run on 2 hits and didn't have any errors. Next up for the Jackets is a make-up game at Gaffney Thursday at 6 p.m.

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The JV baseball and varsity softball games yesterday were postponed due to the weather. The softball game will be made up tonight at 6 p.m. at the Timken Complex. WBCU will have the game for you, starting with the pregame show at around 5:55 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers hosted Oakland last night in the 1st round of the NIT. In a stunning upset, the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland rallied to knock off the Tigers, 74-69. Clemson led 43-24 at halftime, but Oakland outscored Clemson 50-26 in the second half for the win. The Tigers had a 49-29 lead with 17:36 left before Oakland began cutting into the lead. With the Tigers still up 61-51 with 9:39 left to play, Oakland went on a 20-2 run to take a 71-63 lead over the Tigers. Clemson shot 26.7% from the field in the second half and 38.8% overall. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Clemson ends its season with a 17-16 record.

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Mount St. Mary's edged New Orleans last night, 67-66, to take the #16 seed in the East Regional. They will face #1 Villanova on Thursday. Kansas State earned the #11 seed in the South Regional with a 95-88 victory over Wake Forest. The Wildcats will face #6 Cincinnati. Today, North Carolina Central takes on UC Davis at 6:40 p.m., and Southern California faces Providence at 9:10 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS softball for you, as Union County hosts Eastside at the Timken Sports Complex. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., and we'll have the pregame lineups around 5:55 p.m. for you. Time permitting after the game, we'll have the conclusion of SC Sports Talk for you until 8 p.m.

Sports For 3/14/17

All three county middle school softball teams are in action on the road today. Sims is at Dorman, Jonesville is at Broome, and Lockhart is at Chesnee. Each game starts at 5 p.m.

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All games at the Timken Complex scheduled for today have been cancelled. Today's Union County-Eastside varsity baseball game has been moved to Eastside at 6:30 p.m. Note the change to both time and location. We'll have the game for you tonight on WBCU around 6:25 with the pregame lineups. The UCHS varsity softball game has been postponed, and the JV baseball game is cancelled, as well.

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All of yesterday's middle school and high school sports were postponed due to rain. Union County's baseball game at Gaffney will be made up Thursday at 6 p.m.

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Physicals for our Union County middle school and high school athletes will be given at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, April 19--Union County High School at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26--Union County High School at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3--Jonesville at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10--Sims at 3 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers host Oakland tonight in the first round of the NIT. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m., and time permitting, we'll join the game in progress after UCHS baseball.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks earned a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament and are in the Stockton, CA, region. Connecticut, Notre Dame, and Baylor are the other #1 seeds. South Carolina will host #16 UNC Asheville at the Colonial Life Arena on Friday at 5 p.m. The winner will face either #8 Arizona State or #9 Michigan State.

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Two play-in games are scheduled today in the NCAA men's tournament. New Orleans will take on Mount St. Mary's at 6:40 p.m., and Wake Forest faces Kansas State at 9:10 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers baseball team will host Yale today at 4 p.m. The Gamecocks will face Furman at Fluor Field in Greenville tonight at 7 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:25. At 6:25, we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets open region play at Eastside. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. After the baseball game, we'll have Clemson basketball as Clemson hosts Oakland in the 1st round of the NIT. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress.

Sports For 3/13/17

The Sims Middle School baseball team faces Gaffney on the road today at 5 p.m.

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The UCHS varsity boys' tennis team hosts Eastside today at 5 p.m. The varsity golf team opens its season today with a home contest against Broome and Landrum at 4:15 p.m. The soccer teams open region play today, with the JV and varsity girls hosting Eastside, and the JV and varsity boys on the road at Eastside. The JV matches start at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity matches will follow at 7.

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Thursday night, the UCHS varsity boys' soccer team defeated Broome, 5-2. Creighton Ivey, Jakob Lawson, Blake Johnson, John Addison, and Vincent Ramirez each scored a goal for the Jackets. Darren Osbourne made 12 saves in the goal.

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The Yellow Jackets baseball team defeated Chester Friday night, 13-3 in five innings. Three Chester pitchers struggled in the contest, giving up multiple walks, hitting batters, and making wild pitches. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third, when Union County batted around, scoring 8 runs on 5 hits. Ethan Bailey singled twice and drove in three runs in the inning. Union County scored two more in the bottom of the 4th. Chester pushed their three runs across in the top of the 5th, but Union County countered with three of their own, ending the game on an error by the second baseman that allowed two runs to score. The Yellow Jackets baseball team was set to play the first of four games this week tonight at Gaffney, but the game has been postponed until 6 p.m. Thursday. Next for the Jackets is the start of region play, as Union County hosts Eastside tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.

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The UCHS JV softball team split a doubleheader with Lugoff-Elgin Friday night. Union County won the first game, 4-0, but they fell short in the second game, 8-7.

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The varsity softball team also played a doubleheader against Lugoff-Elgin Friday night. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Lady Demons in the first game, 15-3, behind Ashley Vinson's walk-off grand slam. Vinson also pitched, giving up five hits and striking out 7. In the second game, which went a scheduled five innings, Union County knocked off Lugoff-Elgin, 5-2. Bailey Betenbaugh was the winning pitcher in game two. The Lady Jackets have four games scheduled this week, starting tomorrow at home against Eastside at 6 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks earned a #7 seed in the NCAA tournament's East region despite falling to Alabama in the SEC tournament quarterfinals Friday. The final score was 64-53. The game was much closer than that most of the way, but the Tide pulled away at the end. South Carolina shot just 36.7% from the field and 13-23 from the free throw line in the contest. Sindarius Thornwell led the Gamecocks with 16 points, and P.J. Dozier added 15. As the #7 seed, South Carolina will take on #10 Marquette in the first round Friday. It is the Gamecocks' first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2004. TBS will have the TV coverage, and we'll carry the game on WBCU after UCHS baseball. Tipoff is set for around 9:45, depending on when the Duke-Troy game ends.

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Clemson received a bid to the NIT tournament as a #2 seed and will host #7 Oakland Tuesday at 8 p.m. The game will be shown on ESPNU. Time permitting, we'll have the conclusion of the game for you after UCHS baseball. The winner will face either Alabama or Richmond. 

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The Gamecocks got two in against Michigan State this weekend. South Carolina swept the two games, 3-2 and 5-2. Sunday's game was cancelled due to the weather. South Carolina hits the road to take on Furman Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Fluor Field.

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Clemson swept Notre Dame over the weekend, 4-1, 6-5, and 4-0. Clemson will host Yale in a two-game series Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 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 3/10/17

Middle school sports for today has the Sims Middle School softball team in action hosting Byrnes for a doubleheader. The games are set for 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The Lockhart Middle School softball team hosts Clinton at 5 p.m.

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In high school sports, the Union County High School softball teams hit the road to take on Lugoff-Elgin for doubleheaders tonight. Both the JV and varsity games start at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the JV baseball team has a doubleheader at home against Travelers Rest. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. The UCHS track and field team will participate in the Chick-Fil-A Games at Eastside High School Saturday at 10 a.m.

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The UCHS varsity baseball team hosts Chester today at 6:30 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you at around 6:25 p.m.

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In ACC action Thursday, top seed North Carolina defeated Miami, 78-53. #5 Duke knocked off #4 Louisville, 81-77. #2 Florida State beat #7 Virginia Tech, 74-68. #3 Notre Dame defeated #6 Virginia, 71-58. Today's ACC semifinal matchups are #5 Duke vs. #1 North Carolina at 7 p.m., and #3 Notre Dame vs. #2 Florida State at 9 p.m.

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In the SEC tournament, #8 Georgia defeated #9 Tennessee, 59-57. #5 Alabama knocked off Mississippi State, 75-55. #7 Vanderbilt beat #10 Texas A&M, 66-41. #6 Ole Miss defeated #14 Missouri, 86-74. The SEC quarterfinals features #8 Georgia vs. #1 Kentucky today at 1 p.m. #5 Alabama and #4 South Carolina tip off at 3:25 p.m. #7 Vanderbilt takes on #2 Florida at 7 p.m., and #6 Ole Miss faces #3 Arkansas at 9:25 p.m.

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South Carolina is home to two SEC players of the year. Earlier in the week, Sindarius Thornwell was named SEC Player of the Year for men's basketball, the first Gamecock on the men's side to earn conference player of the year honors since John Roche was named ACC Player of the Year in 1969 and 1970.  On Wednesday, A'ja Wilson was named SEC Player of the Year for women's basketball. She also earned the honor last year.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks host Michigan State in a three-game series this weekend. First pitch today is set for 7 p.m. at Founder's Park. The Clemson Tigers host Notre Dame this weekend. Tonight's first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress, time permitting, after UCHS baseball. Tomorrow's game starts at 4, and we'll be on the air at 3:30 p.m. with the pregame show. Sunday's contest has a 1 p.m. first pitch, and we'll be on the air at 12:30 with the pregame.

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The Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Las Vegas this weekend for the Kobalt 400. FOX has the TV coverage at 3:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina faces Alabama in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. The pregame show airs at 3, and the tipoff is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. We'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:25 p.m. At 6:25, we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County hosts Chester. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. Time permitting, after the game, we'll have the conclusion of the Clemson-Notre Dame baseball game for you.

Sports For 3/9/17

In middle school sports today, the Sims Middle School baseball team is on the road at Spartanburg at 5 p.m. The Jonesville Middle School baseball team plays at Gaffney at 5:30 p.m. The Jonesville softball team is at Boiling Springs at 5:30. Lockhart Middle School's softball team hosts Broome today at 5.

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In high school sports, the JV and varsity boys and girls soccer teams are in action. The girls are on the road at Newberry, and the boys host Broome. The JV matches begin at 5:30, and the varsity matches start around 7.

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Union County's baseball team hosted Gaffney last night, and the Indians came away with a 4-3 win. Union County had runners on first and second with two outs in the bottom of the 7th, but Princeton Hunter struck out to end the game. Union County is 0-2 in regular season play. The Jackets host Chester Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers trailed Duke by double digits in the first half, only to tie the game at 33 at halftime. They then trailed by 13 points in the second half, only to close to within one with a couple of minutes left. Clutch free throw shooting by the Blue Devils down the stretch put the game out of reach, and Duke survived to advance to the ACC tournament quarterfinals with a 79-72 victory over Clemson. Clemson is eliminated from the ACC tournament and hope to receive an NIT tournament bid. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 19 points, and Shelton Mitchell added 17.

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Miami defeated Syracuse yesterday, 62-57. The Hurricanes face #1 North Carolina today at noon. Duke faces #4 Louisville at 2 p.m. #7 seed Virginia Tech knocked off Wake Forest last night, 99-90, and they will face #2 Florida State tonight at 7. #6 Virginia knocked off Pittsburgh, 75-63. The Cavaliers will face #3 Notre Dame at 9 p.m.

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In SEC tournament play, Mississippi State eliminated LSU, 79-52. They will face #5 Alabama today at 3:25 p.m. #14 seed Missouri knocked off Auburn in overtime, 86-83. Missouri faces #6 Ole Miss tonight at 9:25 p.m. #9 Tennessee faces #8 Georgia today at 1 p.m., and #10 Texas A&M takes on #7 Vanderbilt at 7.

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Bucknell is headed to the NCAA tournament with a Patriot League championship win yesterday. The rest of the league championships will be decided this weekend, and the full NCAA tournament field will be announced Sunday.

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In college baseball, Clemson defeated Michigan State yesterday, 9-2. Seth Beers hit a grand slam and pitcher Tyler Jackson struck out 9 in the contest. Clemson jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning, and a 5-run 5th inning made the score 8-1. The Tigers host Notre Dame this weekend. We'll join Friday's game in progress after UCHS baseball. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. We'll also have the games for you Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and 1 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to rally past Winthrop, 8-6. Chris Cullen and Alex Destino each homered for the Gamecocks, who improve to 9-5 on the season. They host Michigan State in a three-game series this weekend.

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The 2018 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame were announced yesterday. The 20 nominees this year are: Davey Allison, Buddy Baker, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Red Farmer, Ray Fox, Joe Gibbs, Ron Hornaday, Jr., Harry Hyde, Alan Kulwicki, Bobby Labonte, Hershel McGriff, Roger Penske, Larry Phillips, Jack Roush, Ricky Rudd, Ken Squier, Mike Stefanik, Waddell Wilson, and Robert Yates.

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

Sports For 3/8/17

In middle school sports today, the Sims Middle School baseball team is in action at Boiling Springs at 5 p.m. The Lockhart Middle School softball team plays at Boiling Springs at 5:30 p.m.

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In high school sports, the Union County High School varsity baseball team is back in action today hosting Gaffney at 6 p.m. We'll have the game for you on WBCU. The JV baseball team plays a doubleheader at Gaffney starting at 5. The track and field team will participate in a region relay at Eastside High School at 5 p.m. The varsity boys tennis team is in action at Woodruff today at 5 p.m.

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The Sims Middle School softball team swept its doubleheader last night against Spartanburg Christian Academy. The Union County High School JV softball team defeated Byrnes, 19-3.

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The Union County High School baseball team fell to Lewisville last night, 12-3. The Jackets fall to 0-1 in regular season play. They have two more games this week--tonight at home against Gaffney at 6 p.m. and Friday at home against Chester at 6:30.

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The Union County High School softball team shut out Byrnes last night, 3-0. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits and recording 6 strikeouts. Betenbaugh went 3-3 in the contest. Her two-run homer in the bottom of the 3rd gave Union County a 2-0 lead. Ashley Vinson hit a homer over both fences in the bottom of the 5th to give Union County its third run. Next up for Union County is a doubleheader Friday at home against Lugoff-Elgin.

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The Miracle League of Union County will hold Registration Day for the spring season this Saturday at the Timken Sports Complex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday is the deadline to register. The cost is $30 for the spring season, or $40 for both spring and fall. They will accept cash, checks, or credit cards for payment.

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The Clemson Tigers opened ACC tournament play yesterday against #13 seed NC State. The Tigers knocked off the Wolfpack, 75-61. Jaron Blossomgame and Shelton Mitchell led the Tigers with 22 points each. The Tigers jumped out to a 39-28 halftime lead. Clemson held star guard Dennis Smith, Jr., to a season-low 7 points. The Tigers advance to face #5 seed Duke today at 2:30 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you at 2 p.m.

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In other ACC tournament action, #10 Wake Forest knocked off #15 Boston College, 92-78, and #14 Pittsburgh advances with a 61-59 victory over #11 Georgia Tech. Today's action: #9 Miami vs. #8 Syracuse at noon; #12 Clemson vs. #5 Duke at 2:30 p.m.; #10 Wake Forest vs. #7 Virginia Tech at 7 p.m.; and #14 Pittsburgh vs. #6 Virginia at 9:00 p.m. 

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The SEC tournament begins today with two games. #13 LSU takes on #12 Mississippi State at 7 p.m., and #14 Missouri faces #11 Auburn at 9:25 p.m.

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Four more teams punched their tickets to the NCAA tournament with conference tournament wins yesterday. #4 Gonzaga won the West Coast Conference, South Dakota State won the Summit League conference title, Mount St. Mary's won the Northeast Conference, and Northern Kentucky won the Horizon League title.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team defeated The Citadel last night, 12-5. Outfielder TJ Hopkins homered twice, and catcher Chris Cullen homered and drove in a career-high 5 runs in the contest. South Carolina hosts Winthrop tonight at 7 p.m. Clemson is also in action tonight against Michigan State at Fluor Field in Greenville. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as Clemson faces Duke in the second round of the ACC Tournament. The pregame show starts at 2, and the tipoff is set for around 2:30. Around 5:55 p.m., we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets host Gaffney at the Timken Sports Complex. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. 

Sports For 3/7/17

In middle school sports, Jonesville's baseball team opens up on the road at Dorman today at 5:30 p.m. Jonesville's softball team will host Clinton at 5. Sims Middle School's softball team will host a doubleheader against SCA at the Timken Sports Complex. The first game will be at 5, and the second is scheduled at 6:30.

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The UCHS soccer teams are in action today. The girls will host Chester, and the boys will be on the road at Chester. The JV matches begin at 5:30, and the varsity contests will follow at 7. The UCHS JV softball team will host Byrnes today at 6 p.m. The varsity softball team is also in action today, as they host Byrnes at 6 p.m. The UCHS varsity baseball team opens regular season play today at home against Lewisville. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., and we'll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups on WBCU. These games are weather permitting, as rain is likely tonight.

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On Saturday, USC-Union again hosted the Wofford Terriers at the Timken Sports Complex. The Bantams defeated the Terriers, 2-1. Next up for the Bantams is two games on the road at the NC A&T Aggies on March 18-19.

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The new AP Top 25 basketball poll is out as the regular season has ended. There is no change among the top 4 teams, with Kansas on top, followed by Villanova, UCLA, and Gonzaga. Oregon moves up to #5, followed by North Carolina, Arizona, Kentucky, Baylor, and Louisville. #11-15 are: West Virginia, SMU, Purdue, Duke, and Cincinnati. #16-20 are: Florida State, Florida, Butler, Saint Mary's, and Wichita State. Rounding out the top 25 are: Virginia, Notre Dame, Iowa State, Wisconsin, and Maryland.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks move back into the top 4 in the latest women's college basketball poll as they await the selection of the women's NCAA tournament field and a possible #1 seed. Connecticut remains at #1, followed by Baylor, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Maryland.

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As some of the smaller conferences are wrapping up their tournaments, some teams already know they are heading to the NCAA tournament. Each conference tournament winner gets an automatic bid to the tournament. Those in so far include: Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun conference), Winthrop (Big South), UNC-Wilmington (Colonial Athletic), Iona (Metro Atlantic Athletic), Wichita State (Missouri Valley), Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley), and East Tennessee State (Southern).

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The Clemson Tigers open up ACC tournament play today as the #12 seed. They will take on #13 NC State today at noon. We'll join the game in progress around 12:30 after an abbreviated noon report.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks are back in action on the baseball diamond today. The Gamecocks host The Citadel today at 7 p.m.

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The Atlanta Braves have opened spring training play with a 2-8 record, tied with Texas with the worst record in the league. Today, the Braves face the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are 8-3 in spring training. The game is set for 1:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as Clemson faces NC State in the opening game of the ACC tournament. Tipoff is set for noon, and we'll join the game in progress around 12:30 p.m. Later today, weather permitting, we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets open the regular season at home against Lewisville. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 6 p.m. from the Timken Sports Complex.

Sports For 3/6/17

The Union County High School varsity boys tennis team is in action today hosting Broome at 5 p.m. at the UCHS tennis courts.

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Union County wrapped up play in the Gaffney preseason tournament Thursday against Broome. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, but Broome answered with a run in the bottom of the 2nd. The teams remained scoreless until the Centurions pushed across what would be the winning run in the bottom of the 6th. Anthony McClaren drove in the only run for Union County. Union County opens regular season play Tuesday at home against Lewisville at 6 p.m.

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The varsity boys' soccer team defeated Broome Friday night, 3-1. John Addison scored two goals for Union County, and Zach Hayes added the other. Darren Osbourne played well in the goal, recording 18 saves.

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Clemson took two out of three from South Carolina over the weekend in baseball. South Carolina won on Friday, shutting out the Tigers, 2-0. Clemson won Saturday in Greenville, 8-7, and took the final game of the series in Columbia on Sunday, 5-3 in 11 innings. South Carolina falls to 7-5 overall, while Clemson improves to 8-3. The Gamecocks host The Citadel Tuesday at 7 p.m., while the Tigers will face Michigan State at Fluor Field in Greenville Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Clemson wrapped up regular season play Saturday with a win over Boston College. The final was 82-68. Avry Holmes recorded a double-double for the Tigers, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jaron Blossomgame also had 17 points. The Tigers built a 42-26 halftime lead on their way to the win. The Tigers are the #12 seed in the ACC and will face NC State Tuesday at noon.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks wrapped up their regular season on a down note, falling to Ole Miss, 75-70. Sindarius Thornwell scored 25 points, and three other Gamecocks scored in double figures, but it was not enough. The Gamecocks shot 35.9% from the field compared to 46.2% for the Rebels. Mississippi had a 42-31 lead at halftime, and built the lead to as many as 20 early in the second half before the Gamecocks rallied. South Carolina is the #4 seed in the SEC and earned a first-round bye. They will play Friday at 3:30 p.m. against Alabama, LSU, or Mississippi State.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks earned their third-straight SEC championship on Sunday, knocking off Mississippi State, 59-49. South Carolina led 29-26 at halftime, but the Lady Bulldogs pulled ahead by 5 points with 10 minutes left in the game. From there, the Lady Gamecocks took over, allowing Mississippi State to score just four points the rest of the game. South Carolina joins Tennessee as the only women's programs to win three straight SEC tournament titles. They await the NCAA tournament pairings, which will be announced next Monday.

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

Sports For 3/3/17

Today, the Union County High School varsity baseball team wraps up the preseason tournament in Gaffney. The UCHS soccer teams will be in action, as well. The girls will host Broome tonight. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity match will begin around 7 p.m. The boys will travel to Broome. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity match will be at 7.

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The UCHS Track and Field team will participate in the Invitational at Lower Richland High School Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m.

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In their final tuneup before the regular season, the Union County High School varsity softball team defeated Boiling Springs last night, 4-1. Ashley Vinson, Bailey Betenbaugh, and Rebecca Lee combined on a 2-hitter. Bailey Betenbaugh went 3-for-3 in the game, including a three-run homer in the bottom of the first. Union County will open regular season play on Tuesday at home against Byrnes at 6 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers will wrap up regular season play tomorrow in basketball. The Tigers host Boston College tomorrow at 4 p.m. We'll join the game at tipoff tomorrow. The Gamecocks will finish the season on the road at Ole Miss. The pregame show starts at 8 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 8:30.

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The Clemson Lady Tigers were eliminated from the ACC tournament yesterday, as #5 seed Louisville beat Clemson, 68-46. The Lady Cardinals opened the game on a 24-4 run and never looked back. The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks will open SEC tournament play today against #8 seed Georgia at noon.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers renew their rivalry on the baseball diamond this weekend. Tonight, Clemson hosts South Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium at 6:30 p.m. We'll be on the air at 6 p.m. with the pregame show. Tomorrow, the series shifts to Fluor Field in Greenville for a 1 p.m. contest. We'll join the game in progress, time permitting, after USC Union Bantams baseball. On Sunday, the Gamecocks host the Tigers at Founders Park at 1:30 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you at 1:15 p.m.

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The USC Union Bantams continue their season Saturday at home against the Wofford Terriers. We'll have the game for you on WBCU at 1 p.m.

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The Atlanta Braves fell to St. Louis yesterday, 9-4, in spring training baseball. The Braves face the Boston Red Sox today at 1:05 p.m.

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The Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on FOX for the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have college baseball for you, as Clemson hosts South Carolina. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m., and we'll have the Tigers pregame show for you at 6 p.m.

Sports For 3/2/17

The Union County High School JV and varsity softball teams are in action today, as they wrap up preseason play at home against Boiling Springs. Both teams are set to play at 5:30 p.m. WBCU will have the varsity game for you, with the broadcast beginning a little before 5:30.

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The UCHS varsity boys tennis team opens regular season play today at home against Woodruff. The matches at the UCHS tennis courts begin at 5 p.m.

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The Union County High School varsity baseball team faced Chapman last night at Gaffney as part of the Gaffney preseason tournament. The game was suspended by rain in the 5th inning with the Panthers leading the Yellow Jackets, 2-1.

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The soccer games last night between Union County High School and Lewisville were called off due to the storms.

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The SC Jewels and SC Stingers travel baseball teams will have a registration event this Saturday, March 4th. Those wanting to register should come to the Union County Recreation Department on Thomas Street between 10 and noon Saturday. Boys and girls in the 2nd through 10th grades are eligible to sign up. The fee is $25. For more information, contact Head Coach and Director Will Sims at 864-541-9365, or Marion Eison, coach and assistant director, at 864-415-2392.

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The Clemson Tigers finally won a close game, defeating the NC State Wolfpack, 78-74 last night. Jaron Blossomgame and Shelton Mitchell each scored 16 points to lead the Tigers. Clemson trailed 38-37 at halftime. Blossomgame scored all of his points in the second half, including a tie-breaking three-pointer with 1:27 remaining to give Clemson the win. The Tigers are 15-14 overall and 5-12 in the ACC, 12th overall. Clemson wraps up the regular season at home against Boston College Saturday at 4 p.m.

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The Clemson Lady Tigers, seeded #13 in the ACC tournament, opened with a win over #12 seed Virginia Tech yesterday, 67-66. The Lady Hokies led 32-30 at halftime, but Clemson grabbed the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. Danielle Edwards scored 17 points to lead the Lady Tigers. Clemson advances to take on #5 seed Louisville today at 11 a.m.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks will open SEC tournament play Friday against either Georgia or Auburn.

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In spring training baseball, the Braves fell to the NY Yankees last night, 8-7. Atlanta faces St. Louis again today at 1:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS softball for you, as Union County hosts Boiling Springs. We'll be on the air with the pregame lineups around 5:25, and the first pitch from the Timken Sports Complex is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Sports For 3/1/17

The UCHS varsity girls' soccer team opens regular season play tonight as they host Lewisville at 7 p.m. The JV girls will face Lewisville at 5:30. The JV and varsity boys' soccer team travels to Lewisville tonight. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity match will be at 7. The varsity baseball team will face Chapman at Gaffney as part of the Gaffney preseason tournament today at 5.

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The UCHS varsity softball team continued its preseason preparations with a 15-3 victory over Rock Hill. The Lady Jackets put the game away in the top of the first inning, as they pushed 11 runs across the plate. Rock Hill scored 2 in the bottom of the second. Union County answered in the top of the third with three more runs, making the score 14-2. They added run #15 in the top of the 4th. Rock Hill plated their final runner in the bottom of the fourth, but they could get no closer, and the game ended after 4 innings due to the 10-run rule. Ashley Vinson and Jazmyne Boyd each had three hits in the contest, and Boyd had 4 RBIs to lead the Jackets. The Lady Jackets wrap up preseason play tomorrow at home against Boiling Springs at 5:30 p.m. We'll have the game for you on WBCU.

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In this past weekend's state individual wrestling tournament, Union County sent six wrestlers, its best showing ever. Debo Woods was the only wrestler to finish in the top four in his weight division. He lost a 5-4 decision to Sully Sullivan of Eastside High School to finish 2nd in the state.

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South Carolina won its second straight game last night, defeating Mississippi State, 63-57. The Gamecocks led 32-29 at the half. Sindarius Thornwell led the Gamecocks with 22 points, and Chris Silva registered a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. South Carolina led by as many as 10, but trailed the Bulldogs by two with under five minutes remaining before pulling away late. The difference came at the free throw line, where the Gamecocks were 25-34, while the Bulldogs were 10-12. South Carolina closes the regular season at Mississippi Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers will host the NC State Wolfpack tonight at 8 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum. We'll have the game for you starting with the pregame show at 7:30.

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Both the Tigers and Gamecocks were in action on the diamond yesterday. Clemson defeated Wofford, 9-2. The Tigers scored two runs in each of the first two innings, and added five more in the 8th to put the game away. South Carolina knocked off Appalachian State, 8-4. Jacob Olson hit two home runs, and catcher Chris Cullen hit a three-run homer to lead the Gamecocks to victory. South Carolina and Clemson face each other this weekend. Friday's game is at Clemson at 6:30 p.m. We'll have that one for you on WBCU. We'll join Saturday's game in progress after USC-Union Bantams baseball, and we'll air Sunday's game for you, as well.

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In spring training baseball, Atlanta shut out St. Louis yesterday, 2-0. The Braves take on the NY Yankees at 6:35 p.m. tonight.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-7:30. At 7:30, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball, as the Tigers host NC State. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.

Sports For 2/28/17

The varsity girls' softball team has their final preseason tune-up today at Rock Hill at 5:15 p.m. The regular season opens Thursday at home against Boiling Springs. The UCHS tennis team has a scrimmage at Clinton today at 5 p.m.

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Union County's varsity baseball team opened play in the Gaffney preseason tournament yesterday against the Indians. Union County fell to Gaffney, 6-5. The Yellow Jackets struck first with two runs in the first inning, but Gaffney answered by scoring three runs in their half of the first to take a 3-2 lead. Union County tied the game in the third, but Gaffney scored a run in the bottom of the 4th to make it 4-3. Union County tied the game again in the top of the 5th, but Gaffney answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to take 5-4 lead. In the top of the 7th, Union County tied the game once more, but Gaffney pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the 7th to win the game. Chase Davis had three hits for the Yellow Jackets. Union County will face Chapman at Gaffney on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The regular season begins next Tuesday for the Yellow Jackets, as they will host Lewisville. WBCU will have that game for you.

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The UCHS varsity soccer team fell to Boiling Springs last night, 6-0. Boiling Springs scored three goals in the first half and three more in the second half. Union County is 0-1 on the season. They travel to Lewisville tomorrow night. The JV soccer team also lost to Boiling Springs, 6-0.

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The AP Top 25 basketball poll is out, and South Carolina drops out completely, not receiving any votes. Kansas is the new #1 team, jumping up from #3 following Gonzaga's weekend loss. Villanova remains at #2, followed by UCLA, Gonzaga, and North Carolina. Oregon is #6, followed by Arizona, Louisville, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Baylor is #11, followed by Florida, Butler, SMU, and Florida State. 16-20 are: Purdue, Duke, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, and Saint Mary's. The rest of the top 25 are: Wichita State, Wisconsin, Virginia, Iowa State, and Miami.

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The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks move back into the top 5 in the women's poll. Connecticut is #1, followed by Baylor, Notre Dame, Maryland, and South Carolina.

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Both Clemson and South Carolina are in action today in college baseball. Clemson hosts Wofford today at 4, and South Carolina hosts Appalachian State at 4.

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The Atlanta Braves fell to the Detroit Tigers in spring training baseball yesterday, 10-7. They face the St. Louis Cardinals today at 1:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:30. At 6:30, we'll bring you South Carolina basketball, as the Gamecocks host Mississippi State in their final home contest of the year. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

Sports For 2/27/17

In local sports for today, the UCHS varsity baseball team is in action in the Gaffney Preseason Tournament at 5 p.m. Wednesday, the team faces Chapman in Gaffney, and the tournament wraps up on Friday. The regular season opener for the Jackets is set for March 7th at home against Lewisville. The JV and varsity boys' soccer teams open their season today at home against Boiling Springs. The JV match starts at 5:30, with the varsity to follow at around 7.

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Clemson lost to Florida State Saturday, 76-74. Jaron Blossomgame scored 24 points for the Tigers, who nearly pulled the upset over the #19 team in the nation. The Tigers are now 3-11 in games decided by 6 points or fewer. They are 14-14 overall and 4-12 in the ACC. The Tigers close the season with home games this week against NC State and Boston College.

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South Carolina regained some momentum with a big win Saturday over Tennessee, 82-55. The Gamecocks led 38-30 at halftime and stretched it out in the second half. Four Gamecocks scored in double figures in the game, led by P.J. Dozier with 19. South Carolina is 21-8 overall and 11-5 in SEC play.

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Four top ten teams lost on Saturday, including #1 Gonzaga, who lost for the first time this season. Gonzaga lost to BYU, 79-71. #4 Arizona fell to #5 UCLA, 77-72. #9 Baylor lost to Iowa State, 72-69. #10 Duke was upset by Miami, 55-50.

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Clemson swept Elon on the diamond this weekend. On Friday, it took 13 innings, but Clemson finally pushed across a run to win, 1-0. Three Tiger pitchers combined for a school-record 23 strikeouts in the contest. On Saturday, Clemson broke out the bats in a 13-5 victory. Sunday, Clemson completed the sweep with a 3-0 victory. Clemson improves to 5-2 on the season. The Tigers host Wofford Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks won two out of three over Wright State this weekend. The Gamecocks won on Friday, 4-3, and clinched the series with a 10-5 victory on Saturday. Wright State won the final game of the series Sunday, 5-1. The Gamecocks host Appalachian State on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Gamecocks and Tigers will renew their rivalry this weekend.

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The Atlanta Braves opened spring training games this weekend. On Saturday, they beat Toronto, 7-4. They took on the Houston Astros on Sunday and lost, 3-2.

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

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.

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