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Darius Rucker addresses USC Honors College grads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Country music star Darius Rucker returned to his student haunts and addressed graduates of the University of South Carolina.

Rucker spoke at Saturday's commencement ceremonies for the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences. Rucker and three fellow USC students formed Hootie and the Blowfish in 1986.

Rucker has since gone on to a solo career as a country music singer.

Rucker, who is a graduate of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, is the recipient of an honorary doctor of music degree.

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