On Sunday, after the South Carolina Gamecocks men’s basketball team knocked off the Florida Gators to advance to their first ever Final Four, I found myself — a Clemson alum — rooting for them. And wondering why. And wondering if it was ... OK.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney understands the value of good relationships with media and the platform it provides for his mission. Despite the rare prickliness, he generally has been respectful and, on some occasions, cooperative beyond imagination.
May River visits Bluffton in their first encounter since the split that created Beaufort County’s newest school. For Bobcats coach Ken Cribb, it seems more of a spring game than any sort of crosstown showdown.