• With the Wichita State Shockers headed into last weekend unbeaten, there are probably a significant number of people in the Palmetto State dismayed by the fact that the South Carolina Gamecocks didn’t go after coach Gregg Marshall when he was at Winthrop. USC turned thumbs down on Marshall on a couple occasions, but it’s looking now as if hiring him would have been a smart move. • Kudos to CVS, the nation’s second largest pharmaceutical chain, for its decision to stop selling all cigarettes and tobacco products nationwide. CVS officials say that as the company tries to become more of a full-scale health-care provider, tobacco products have no place on their shelves.
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