The lure of cold-weather

Ice is the defining line between those who want to fish and those who do. When the air temperature is hovering in the upper teens and the stream is just above the freezing mark most people are home snug in their beds; most people with common sense, at any rate. But fly fishermen have never […]

He’s taking it all in stride

Gilbert Kemboi grew up in the Rift Valley of Kenya racing the sunset home from elementary school. It was a long way from his school to the safety of home and he’s a long way from there today. He grew up outside of Eldoret, Kenya. His small community was a place of subsistence farms and […]

The Season

Grills were out in full force, fans were decked out in their favorite school’s color, and the sounds of marching bands filled the air. The first weekend of games is now officially in the books, and both Clemson and South Carolina came away with home wins. South Carolina helped officially open the season on ESPN […]

It’s that time of year…

Clemson and South Carolina fans have set high expectations for their teams once again. Dabo Swinney led Clemson to the ACC Championship game in his first full season as head coach, and moving forward, the bar will be set high for his Tigers. However, is that a realistic expectation for this season when you consider […]

Hockey’s here, it’s official

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE No word yet on the team’s name, colors, mascot or coach. But it’s official. Professional hockey is back in Greenville, and deposits of $100 are being taken for season tickets. The two owners of Greenville’s new East Coast Hockey team, Neil Smith and Steve Posner, this week signed a 10-year lease on the […]

NCAA appearances a boost for Wofford

A lost possession in the closing seconds might have robbed Wofford College men of their biggest basketball win in program history. But the 49-53 loss to the University of Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., was exciting enough to merit television time on the tournament’s busiest day […]

Time to dust off the Zamboni

After a four-year absence, professional ice hockey will be back in the Upstate for the 2010 season under a five-year deal. The Greenville Arena District Board voted 7-0 Monday night to enter a memorandum of understanding to bring the famed Johnstown Chiefs, which are located close to 600 miles away in Pennsylvania, to the Bi-Lo […]

NAACP boycott still at work here

It’s been 1o years since the NAACP called for economic sanctions against the state because the Confederate flag flew above the South Carolina Statehouse. And for a decade, folks on both sides of the issue have been blaming each other for any damage the debate between heritage and hate has caused the economy and South […]

Swinney signs the dotted line

After months of speculation, Clemson University finally unveiled the full details of the contract for new football coach Dabo Swinney. The five-year contract guarantees at least $800,000 each season – $250,000 in base pay and $550,000 for outside things such as hosting camps and speaking engagements. That is the lowest of any football coach in […]

Jim Rice makes it into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Next year finally came for Anderson’s Jim Rice After 15 years of waiting to get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the former Boston Red Sox slugger finally got the call shortly before 2 p.m. today. He, along with all-time base stealing champ Ricky Henderson, will be inducted in July. Rice has been one […]

The financial side of football

With a No. 1 national ranking, a49-game home winning streak and an 87-4 record since the 2002 season,Byrnes High School is the undisputed big dog on South Carolinafootball fields. But its biggest bite might come in thefinancial ledger. The Rebel Touchdown Club has raisedmore than $1 million in the past six years. More than $200,000 […]