U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on if Democrats attempt to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination: “Whatever it takes to get him on the court, I will do.” Source: CNN
P&C sportswriter Gene Sapakoff from New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the USC Gamecocks take on Baylor tonight in the Sweet 16: “Gamecocks have the right post-Duke, New York state of mind in Sweet 16”
Both USC’s men’s and women’s (P&C) teams face off this weekend in their respective NCAA tournaments. Men’s: Tonight @ 7:29pm on TBS from Madison Square Garden. Women’s: Saturday @ 4:06pm on ESPN from Stockton, CA.
Sound familiar? Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey has backed out of a commitment to leave Rock Hill to coach at UMass. Ex-Winthrop head coach Gregg Marshall did the same thing after committing to College of Charleston back in 2006. Source: Rock Hill Herald
The State reports that SLED raided the offices of Richard Quinn and Associates weeks ago, taking “armloads” of documents and data from the firm, which has been named in recent documents related to ongoing ethics investigations in the Statehouse. Source: The State
Gov. Henry McMaster, a Quinn client, gathered Statehouse reporters Thursday for a look at his tax returns dating back to 2000. Since then, the longtime politico and elected official has earned about $3.4 million in income, more than $400,000 in 2015, the most recent year available. Source: The State
A federal judge is allowing a suit brought by survivors of the Emanuel AME church shooting to move forward which arguing that the FBI was negligent when it failed to run a background check in time to stop Dylann Roof from purchasing the gun he would use in the mass killing. Source: P&C