Muschamp apologizes to Kentucky for pre-game handshake snub - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Muschamp apologizes to Kentucky for pre-game handshake snub

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp apologized to Kentucky coach Mark Stoops for the Gamecocks captains not shaking hands with their Wildcats counterparts during the opening coin toss.

Muschamp emphasized Sunday that his team will always shake hands and act with sportsmanship no matter the circumstances. Muschamp said he did not learn about the snub until Sunday morning.

Stoops and Kentucky players said the omission added fuel to their fire they used to win their fourth straight over the Gamecocks, 23-13 on Saturday night.

Wildcats quarterback Stephen Johnson said in postgame comments that not shaking hands was a "stupid" choice from the Gamecocks because it only motivated him more. Johnson's 54-yard scramble in the fourth quarter helped seal the win for Kentucky, which opened 3-0 for the first time since 2010.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:29:11 GMT
    Sports Overtime is now underway (Source: WTVM)Sports Overtime is now underway (Source: WTVM)

    It’s that time of year for Sports Overtime with News Leader 9! This week’s ‘Game of the Week’ is Marion County and Schley County. 

    More >>

    It’s that time of year for Sports Overtime with News Leader 9! This week’s ‘Game of the Week’ is Marion County and Schley County. 

    More >>
  • Harris County High School assistant principal, athletic director passes away

    Harris County High School assistant principal, athletic director passes away

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:42:10 GMT
    According to school officials, Danny Durham was jogging when he suffered an apparent heart attack. (Source: Harris County School District)According to school officials, Danny Durham was jogging when he suffered an apparent heart attack. (Source: Harris County School District)

    Harris County High School’s athletic director and assistant principal passed away Thursday afternoon. 

    More >>

    Harris County High School’s athletic director and assistant principal passed away Thursday afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Traveon Samuel hopes for career rejuvenation at Troy

    Traveon Samuel hopes for career rejuvenation at Troy

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:10:25 GMT
    Traveon Samuel at TroyTraveon Samuel at Troy
    Traveon Samuel at TroyTraveon Samuel at Troy

    Phenix City-native Traveon Samuel transferred from Louisville to Troy this offseason. With a new location, he can earn more opportunities on the field. This move also gives him a confidence boost because of a pair of special people in the stands.

    More >>

    Phenix City-native Traveon Samuel transferred from Louisville to Troy this offseason. With a new location, he can earn more opportunities on the field. This move also gives him a confidence boost because of a pair of special people in the stands.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly