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March 23, 2014 



Busy week ahead

At their spring meetings this week, NFL owner will discuss expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams, although a vote on such a move is uncertain.

Some changes seem to be sure things: extending the height of the goal posts 5 feet to help determine if kicks are good; eliminating overtime in preseason games; placing fixed TV cameras on the goal lines, end lines and sidelines to help replay reviews.


Sand volleyball

South Carolina (4-6) lost its final dual of the Gamecock Invitational, falling to ULM 3-2 at the Carolina Sand Volleyball Complex.


Thiago Pinheiro scored the clinching point at No. 3 singles as the South Carolina men (9-9, 2-4 SEC) defeated Auburn 4-1 at the Carolina Tennis Center. ...

No. 20 Clemson (16-3, 3-1 ACC) blanked Boston College 7-0 at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. ...

At Auburn, Ala, the USC women (10-7, 1-5 SEC) fell to Auburn 4-1.

Men’s golf

At Awendaw, behind a career-low 4-under 68 from freshman Ben Dietrich, 24th-ranked South Carolina shot a 7-under 281 to wrap up the opening round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in a tie with Missouri for first. ...

At Greensboro, Ga., Miller Capps fired an even-par 72 to lead Clemson to a fourth-place finish in the Linger Longer Invitational. Clemson finished at 870 as a team; Georgia won with an 837.


At Knoxville, Tenn., South Carolina (17-12, 2-7 SEC) rallied from a 5-2 deficit, but fell to No. 4 Tennessee 6-5.

From Staff and Wire Reports

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