Tanner, 7 others inducted into state hall of fame

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gamecocks athletic director Ray Tanner expects it will be some time before he fully appreciates his election to the state of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tanner is among eight with ties to Palmetto State athletics inducted Monday. He was honored for 16 seasons as the Gamecocks' baseball coach, which he capped with College World Series titles in 2010 and 2011 and runner-up finish last year.

Tanner, 55, stepped away from the baseball program last July to become the school's athletic director. He says his duties as an AD in the Southeastern Conference have kept him from soaking in the honors that have come his way the past year.

Others honored included Homer Jordan, a quarterback who led Clemson to a 12-0 record in 1981 and the national championship.

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