So, about that Gamecocks bowl game

South Carolina’s loss to Kentucky severely damaged its chances of making the college football postseason. What does the team have to do now to earn a holiday trip?

Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.

If the rains came again today, how would Columbia cope?

Another flood would not likely destroy nearly as many Midlands homes and businesses as the 2015 disaster. It would not force nearly so many evacuations or disruptions. But much of Columbia could be without drinkable water for as long as we were a year ago.

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Game preview: Texas A&M up first in Gamecocks' 5-game homestand

The State's Josh Kendall and David Cloninger preview and predict the Gamecocks' game against Texas A&M, set to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Game preview: Texas A&M up first in Gamecocks' 5-game homestand 2:12

Game preview: Texas A&M up first in Gamecocks' 5-game homestand

National Drink Beer Day 1:51

National Drink Beer Day

Fork & Goal: Game Day recipe for Gamecock fans: Brisket sliders 7:32

Fork & Goal: Game Day recipe for Gamecock fans: Brisket sliders

Player of Week: Gilbert's Catriez Cook producing in variety of ways 2:21

Player of Week: Gilbert's Catriez Cook producing in variety of ways

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