Floyd Mayweather poses with King Tut, a young cheetah, at the Myrtle Beach Safari.
Floyd Mayweather poses with King Tut, a young cheetah, at the Myrtle Beach Safari. Nick Balestracci Nick B Photos
Floyd Mayweather poses with King Tut, a young cheetah, at the Myrtle Beach Safari. Nick Balestracci Nick B Photos

Alan Blondin covers golf, Coastal Carolina athletics and numerous other sports-related topics that warrant coverage. Well-versed in all things Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the Grand Strand, the Northeastern University journalism school valedictorian has been a sports reporter at The Sun News since 1993, earning eight top-10 Associated Press Sports Editors national writing awards and 18 top-three S.C. Press Association writing awards since 2007.