Weekend Roundup


South Carolina upsets No. 2 Duke

South Carolina only scored 23 points in a slow first half, and it looked like the Blue Devils were pulling away. The second half was a different story for the Gamecocks as they came alive and got their first ticket to the Sweet 16 tournament in school history. This is after their first NCAA tournament win since 1973. USC will take on No. 3 Baylor at 6:30 p.m. Friday. You can read more by clicking here.

UNC hangs on to advance to Sweet 16

Top-seeded Carolina wasn’t handed a spot into the Sweet 16 tournament after Arkansas almost pulled out a win. After trailing by only three points in the final seconds, Carolina shut down Arkansas with a couple crucial plays. UNC will go on to play Butler at 8 p.m. Friday.

National news

Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll legend, dies at 90

There aren’t many names that impacted rock music in the 50’s like Chuck Berry did. Known for Johnny B. Good and many more hit songs, Berry shaped rock music as we know it. He died Saturday in his home in Missouri at the age of 90. You can read about his legacy by clicking here.

Trump’s wiretapping claims to be revealed Monday

After President Donald Trump claimed he was wiretapped by then-President Barack Obama, many asked where his evidence was, and now the intelligence committee is seeking those answers from FBI director James Comey. Comey will testify Monday on whether these allegations are true or false. This could have major ramifications for the previous or current president depending on the result. Read more by clicking here.

Global news

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have brought Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to China to discuss North Korea’s consistent missile launches and the response the U.S. might take if the country continues to develop its nuclear program. “Let me be very clear, the policy of strategic patents has ended,” Tillerson said, edging a potential conflict between the two countries who have tolerated each other for decades. You can read China’s response along with the full story here.


Drake’s new “playlist” receives mixed reactions

Drake’s carefully worded “playlist” that he released this weekend, titled “More Life,” is a collection of eight tracks. You can read more about his music by clicking here.