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South Carolina heading to Final Four after beating Gators

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Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) used their trademark swarming defense and some solid free throw shooting to beat their fellow Southeastern Conference Gators (27-9) in the East Regional final at Madison Square Garden. South Carolina will face Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed from the West Regional, in the Final Four on Saturday at Glendale, Arizona. The game…

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Will Muschamp agrees to become South Carolina coach

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Former Florida coach Will Muschamp will get a second chance in the Southeastern Conference after agreeing to take over South Carolina’s football program. A person with direct knowledge of the decision said Muschamp will be the Gamecocks’ next coach and hopefully bring some stability to a program after Steve Spurrier resigned in midseason. The person said Muschamp could be introduced as early as Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal had…

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Did Steve Spurrier quit on his team?

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Monday brought two major headlines in the world of college football, both involving USCs. The sad story surrounding the resignation of troubled University of Southern California Coach Steve Sarkisian dominated the daylight hours. Later in the day, word began to trickle out that University of South Carolina (the other USC) Coach Steve Spurrier was voluntarily stepping down. Most of us thought he would say good- bye at season’s end, but the Ole Ball Coach is leaving immediately. He has accomplished…

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