North Carolina, South Carolina, UNC, USC, Carolina, Carolina -- apparently it can be pretty confusing to some people.
Someone at The New York Post, for example.
A headline in the newspaper Thursday about the season-opening football game said: "So. Carolina will cover against in-state rival UNC."
The story was a betting-tips column called "Pigskin Profit." It said it might take a late turnover for the No. 6 Gamecocks to cover the spread against the visiting Tar Heels.
As for the headline, it was a Geography 101 fumble. No, North Carolina is not the same as Upstate South Carolina.