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South Carolina freshman center Laimonas Chatkevicius will miss six games after the NCAA determined he received impermissible benefits before enrolling at the school.
Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced the suspension Sunday a few hours before the team began its season against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The NCAA ruled the 6-foot-11 Chatkevicius got benefits from his host family that weren't allowed before joining the Gamecocks. Chatkevicius is from Lithuania and played prep basketball at South Kent School in Connecticut.
Chatkevicius is among five freshmen on Martin's first team at South Carolina and is the team's tallest player. The penalty means he will not be eligible to play until Nov. 29 at St. John's.
The school also said that walk-on freshman Brian Steele was suspended because of athletic department policy.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina freshman center Laimonas Chatkevicius will miss six games after the NCAA determined he received impermissible benefits before enrolling at the school. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced the suspension Sunday a few hours before the team began its season against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The NCAA ruled the 6-foot-11 Chatkevicius got benefits...
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Frank Martin patiently explained several things people should know about him as South Carolina's new basketball coach. One of the biggest, he stressed, is he doesn't get down on his guys, no matter how much he yells or glares during games.
So Martin wasn't surprised when South Carolina guard Brenton Williams rebounded from a late tongue-lashing from...
#14 South Carolina
Coach: Frank Martin (1st season at South Carolina). Overall 117-54 , 5 years
2011-12: Record 10-21 overall, 2-14 in SEC(12th)
Starters Returning (2) Bruce Ellington, Damien Leonard
Preseason Tournament: None
Top Non-Conference Games: at St. John’s, vs. Clemson
Transfer in : LaShay Page (Southern Mississippi- eligible right away)
Transfers Out : Anthony Gill ...
Michael Carrera provided the early spark, LaShay Page brought them back in the second half, and Brenton Williams put it away in the end as South Carolina overcame a 17 point deficit early in the second half to come away with an 82-75 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sunday afternoon in Frank Martin's official debut as coach.
South Carolina's Bruce Ellington has begun to show how valuable he is to the Gamecocks football team. Ellington had another standout performance against Arkansas to continue his strong play of late.
South Carolina's star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney only had two tackles against Arkansas on Saturday. But both were for losses. And simply his presence was enough to disrupt the Razorbacks at every turn.
The sophomore came back to the sideline frustrated because he couldn't make a play.
Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward pointed out the Razorbacks were using up to five...
His football season may be over, but Marcus Lattimore is still very much committed to his team and his supporters.
After suffering one of the most gruesome injuries in football history in a game against Tennessee on Oct. 27, Lattimore made it apparent he is not going to give up that easily and will return to the game.
As the South Carolina running back begins his recovery to repair...
The South Carolina Gamecocks claimed a much needed win against the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks in SEC play. The 38-20 win helps USC get back to their winning ways as they remain in the hunt for a BCS berth.
In the victory for South Carolina, these were the three key plays, watch the videos and see if you agree:
#3 Shaw to Ellington to create a comfortable lead -
Fans and players got a special video message from Marcus Lattimore saying thank you for their support and well wishes as he recovers from a knee injury. The video was played on the video board during the Gamecocks’ game vs. Arkansas. Great message, great guy.
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Sorry for the delayed field report. Sunday's basketball game threw off my usual Sunday schedule, but I'll happily trade a tardy field report for a hard court win. If you are in Columbia and are available Friday night, go see Frank Martin's Gamecocks. You'll be glad you did. Anyway, on to the field report.
For the first time in 5 weeks the...
South Carolina star running back Marcus Lattimore had a video message for Gamecock fans today. Lattimore recently underwent knee surgery for a severe knee injury suffered against the Tennessee Volunteers on October 27.
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw had a pair of touchdown passes as the Gamecocks down Arkansas 38-20 Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.