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Cincinnati Bengals player Mackensie Alexander’s father found safe, sheriff’s office says

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander arrested in Florida

Former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera diagnosed with cancer

Former Gamecock LB Moore joins list of players opting out of 2020 NFL season

Former Spring Valley HS standout opts out of upcoming NFL season

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

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Panthers announce reduced seating capacity for 2020 home games due to COVID-19 guidelines

Cam Newton says farewell as he joins new team: ‘I never once wanted to leave Carolina’

Report: Patriots fined, lose draft pick for videotaping Bengals

Source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Brady

Drew Brees takes to social media to apologize for comments on protests

Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during national anthem anger fellow players

Former Gamecock Jeffery gives back to high school alma mater by paying for senior posters

When seniors at Calhoun County High arrived on campus to check in supplies to end the school year, they were in for quite the surprise.

Carolina Panthers face Super Bowl champs, former head coach in 2020 season

The Carolina Panthers will start their season facing the Las Vegas Raiders at Bank of America Stadium.

NFL Player, North Charleston native sponsoring food giveaway

When Fort Dorchester alum Carlos Dunlap realized he would not be able to host his annual youth football camp because of the pandemic, he decided he still wanted to give back to the community.

T.J. Brunson comes off the board

Linebacker T.J. Brunson was selected with the No. 238 pick overall in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.

D.J. Wonnum drafted by Minnesota

Clemson’s Terrell selected by Falcons in first round of 2020 NFL Draft

Gamecocks’ Kinlaw taken in first round of 2020 NFL Draft by 49ers

Clemson’s Simmons taken in first round of 2020 NFL Draft by Cardinals

Report: Christian McCaffrey signs extension with Panthers, becomes highest-paid RB in NFL history

Carolina Panthers release QB, former MVP Cam Newton after nine years

Panthers give Cam Newton permission to seek trade

After nine years with the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton now has the team’s permission to seek a trade.

UofSC’s Ellis, Clemson’s Spiller highlight S.C. latest Athletic Hall of Fame class

Former South Carolina quarterback Todd Ellis and former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller are just two of seven people who will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020.

Reports: Former Gamecock standout joining the NFL coaching ranks

Chris Rumph, a former defensive standout for the South Carolina Gamecocks, is now headed to the National Football League.

13 players to represent S.C. college football programs at NFL Combine

The college football programs in the Palmetto State will be well-represented at this year’s NFL Combine.

Palmetto State well-represented in Super Bowl LIV

The University of South Carolina, Clemson University, and South Carolina State University were all represented both on and off the field at Super Bowl LIV.

Gilmore named AP Defensive Player of the Year

Former South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback Stephon Gilmore was the best defensive player in the NFL this season.

  Williams, Roberts inducted into Spring Valley Athletic Hall of Fame

Spring Valley High School welcomed home two gridiron legends on Friday night.

  Seal at Riverbanks Zoo predicts winner of Super Bowl LIV

Gambit, a 13-year-old harbor seal, got to make the big decision Friday afternoon.

Carolina Panthers and Greg Olsen mutually agree to part ways after nine seasons

The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday that they have mutually agreed to part ways with tight end Greg Olsen.

Sacrifices and aggressive play paved path for Chiefs DB, ex-Clemson standout Breeland to Super Bowl

Former Clemson Tiger Bashaud Breeland still cannot believe what awaits him next Sunday.

  Former S.C. State standout Brown overcomes doubt to reach Super Bowl with Chiefs

Belief provides the biggest blessing for former Lake Marion Gator Alex Brown.

Bank of America Stadium renovations mean hundreds of PSL owners losing seats

About 900 seats in the west end zone belonging to about 400 PSL holders will be bulldozed. They will be replaced with 14 bunker suites.

  ‘It’s good to wait sometimes’: Shell thankful for Pro Football Hall of Fame nod

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Donnie Shell has been selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former SC State standout played for the Steelers from 1974 to 1987.

Chiefs vs 49ers to face off at Super Bowl

Chiefs will advance to the Super Bowl.

Panthers’ Brady says offense must continue to evolve in NFL

Joe Brady’s offensive system worked wonders at LSU this past season, helping the Tigers lead the nation in yards and points en route to a 42-25 win over Clemson in the national championship game.

SC State board member inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

A South Carolina State University Board of Trustees member has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announces retirement from NFL

In a tweet from Panthers Twitter account, Kuechly revealed his decision to retire in a heartfelt announcement.

Fromm leaving UGA for NFL Draft

Georgia QB Jake Fromm made his NFL Draft decision Wednesday afternoon on social media.

Carolina Panthers hire Baylor’s Matt Rhule as head coach

The Panthers fired coach Ron Rivera in early December.

Tua Tagovailoa announces he’s entering the NFL Draft

Tua Tagovailoa made the announcement Monday morning at a press conference at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility.

NFL Network report: Dallas Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy as new head coach

Calling it a “done deal,” an NFL Network reporter says Mike McCarthy has signed a deal with the Dallas Cowboys to be their new head coach.

Former Panthers coach Ron Rivera named head coach of Washington Redskins

Former Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has officially been named head coach for the Washington Redskins.

Former SC State star Leonard named to Pro Bowl

In his second year, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard has been named to his first Pro Bowl of his career.

Ron Rivera addresses being fired by Panthers: ‘Get ready for the next chapter’

The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that the team has parted ways with Head Coach Ron Rivera after nine seasons, according to a statement released by team owner David Tepper.

  25 people bond out of jail before holidays, thanks to Carolina Panthers Players Impact Committee

Each of them were behind bars for non-violent misdemeanors but could not afford to post bail until David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers donated $100,000 dollars so they could be released.

Carolina Panthers place Cam Newton on injured reserve

The Carolina Panthers have officially placed Cam Newton on injured reserve (IR) after the quarterback suffered a foot injury and missed six games. The team made the announcement Tuesday.

GRAPHIC: Cleveland Browns release Jermaine Whitehead after threatening, racist post-game comments

The Browns cut him about 12 hours after he made threating comments to Browns fans and media members on social media.

Indiana man refuses to leave roof of his bar until the Bengals win

If you were to drive through Milan, Indiana and look up at the roofs of the buildings you pass, you might see a Bengals tent with a man inside.

Abraham, Seymour nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Former South Carolina defensive lineman John Abraham and former Lower Richland standout Richard Seymour are among 122 candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

  Panthers donate backpacks, supplies to Midlands school district

The Carolina Panthers paid a visit to one Midlands elementary school to help students kick off the year in style.

Mike Williams to hold football camp in Santee

Former Lake Marion and Clemson standout Mike Williams will hold his second annual football camp at Lake Marion High School on July 13.

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina

Delhomme, Smith highlight 2019 Panthers’ Hall of Honor class

Former quarterback Jake Delhomme and wide receiver Steve Smith are among four players selected to join the Carolina Panthers’ Hall of Honor.

‘Tomorrow is never promised’: UNCC alum, NFL player Larry Ogunjobi honors fallen student

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi may be a hero to thousands of fans who watch him chase down quarterbacks and break through blockers every Sunday in the NFL, but to Ogunjobi, a person like Riley Howell is the real ‘hero’.

NFL player plays good Samaritan and helps woman change tire on rural SC roadway

Martha Isbell said she was thankful that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard was traveling in the same direction when she got a flat tire on April 21.

  Columbia father-son duo take their sports apparel company to professional football

Phenom Elite began as a dream for Nathan Dorton, until he and his father Wes turned it into a reality.

  Officials: SC projected to receive $188M in earnings when Panthers move

Officials are continuing to pound out details regarding the Carolina Panthers’ move to South Carolina.

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt accepts 8-game suspension for multiple physical altercations

The Browns’ newly acquired running back Kareem Hunt will miss half of the season as a result of his involvement in several physical altercations last year.

  McMaster: Carolina Panthers hope to relocate facilities, 150+ employees to South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that a meeting with leadership from the state’s general assembly and the Carolina Panthers are looking to moving their football operations to South Carolina.

Panthers shake up secondary; part ways with Munnerlyn, Adams

The Panthers' youth movement has made its way to the secondary, where the team has released nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and informed free agent safety Mike Adams he will not be re-signed

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

The Times-Picayune’s front page sums up how New Orleans felt about the Super Bowl

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

WATCH: Clemson football equipment manager greeted by NFL commissioner at Super Bowl LIII after ticket surprise

Clemson Tigers football equipment manager David Saville is living his best life.

Businessman disappears after allegedly scamming mom, friends out of $750K for Super Bowl tickets

About a dozen people say they paid the suspect at least $20,000 for Super Bowl tickets, but the man went missing before delivering.

Tips to make the best Super Bowl party snacks

Make your Super Bowl party stand out with these handy tips and tricks.

Pittsburgh news producer fired after calling Tom Brady ‘known cheater’

The former producer says he thought the local Steelers fans would find the joke funny and he actually thinks Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

Attorney files lawsuit for NFL to take action against no-call

Attorney: I'm taking the NFL to court

Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

To officially usher the NFL into a new era, the Los Angeles Rams will have to get past the New England Patriots, exactly 17 years to the date of their last Super Bowl showdown.

Panthers part ways with 3x Pro Bowler Thomas Davis after 14 seasons

A visibly emotional Thomas Davis released a video on his Twitter account Wednesday evening, announcing that he had been informed by the Carolina Panthers that they would be going in a “different direction.”

Former Lower Richland standout named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist

Richard Seymour, a former defensive star for the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders, has been named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Cardinals sign S Swearinger 1 day after release by Redskins

Safety D.J. Swearinger was released by Washington after he criticized the team. He's now with Arizona.

Swearinger tells DC radio station he’s been released

Safety D.J. Swearinger told a radio station in Washington D.C. that the he's been released by the team with one game remaining in the regular season

Panthers to sit Newton for the remainder of season

With the Carolina Panthers eliminated from playoff contention, the team has opted to shut down Cam Newton for the final two games of the year.

  Panthers fire two defensive assistant coaches in the middle of 4-game losing streak

“In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. "Ultimately, I’m charged with putting the team in the best position to succeed, and I felt these moves were necessary in order to do that.”

Browns' Mayfield: “I’m not a cookie-cutter quarterback.”

Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield won't change for anyone, doesn't regret comments about former coach

Cam Newton wears “Stronger than Hate” cleats as Panthers honor Pittsburgh shooting victims

Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton wore black and gold cleats with the words “Stronger than Hate” printed on them multiple times. The cleats also had the words “Hatred can’t weaken a city of steel” and the Star of David displayed on them.

  Former Clemson star Humphries reaches milestone despite loss vs. Panthers

Former Clemson Tiger and Dorman High standout Adam Humphries enjoys being back in the Carolinas whenever he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit Bank of America Stadium and it shows in his play.

VIRAL PHOTO: Saints fan helps disabled Giants fan stand for National Anthem

The photo, taken by, Michael DeMocker, shows a Saints fan helping a disabled Giants fan stand for the National Anthem.