South Carolina

Clemson vs. Bama takes center stage at media days

 Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Heading into the 2019 college football season, Clemson and Alabama have once again separated themselves from the pack.

Driving the news: The two schools battled for the spotlight yesterday, as both held court — and traded barbs— during their respective conference's media days.

Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg surge in South Carolina poll

Elizabeth Warren, Joe BidenPete Buttigieg.
Elizabeth Warren, Joe Bidenand Pete Buttigieg. Photos: Sean Rayford, Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden's commanding lead has taken a hit in South Carolina, dropping from 46% to 37% as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (17%) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (11%) surged to the No. 2 and No. 3. spots, according to the latest Post and Courier-Change research poll of 2,312 South Carolina voters.

Why it matters: South Carolina is a key early primary state in which black voters play an especially important role. The state will host its Democratic convention on June 21, an event expected to be attended by almost every candidate.