Winthrop studies football costs
An internal report unveiled Sunday shows Winthrop would need major donations and millions of dollars in borrowing to field a new football team.
The report that athletics director Tom Hickman shared with Winthrop’s campus trustees said a football team would need nearly $500,000 to start, between $1.7 million and $3.3 million a year to operate, and about $11 million for facilities, The Herald of Rock Hill reported.
But a new football program could boost the university’s enrollment growth goal, the report said.
Jayne Marie Comstock
USC women fall
The South Carolina women’s team (10-3, 1-1 SEC) dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 9 Texas A&M (7-3, 1-1) on Sunday at the Carolina Tennis Center. USC’s wins came at from Meghan Blevins at No. 4 singles and from Caroline Dailey at No. 6 singles. ...
At Clemson, the No. 15 Tiger women (10-3, 3-0 ACC) whipped Wake Forest (8-3, 1-3) 6-1.
Dimitrov, Cibulkova claim titles
At Acapulco, Mexico, Grigor Dimitrov won his second career title by edging Kevin Anderson 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (5) to claim the title of the Mexican Open. On the women’s side, Dominika Cibulkova beat Christina McHale 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4. ...
At Sao Paulo, Federico Delbonis won his first ATP title by defeating Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final.
Ricardo Glenn, USC Upstate men’s basketball, Atlantic Sun Player of the Week
From Staff and Wire Reports