Originally posted on Leftover Hot Dog  |  Last updated 1/18/12

Here is the Gamecocks Stock Report from the week of January 18th.  Keep in mind, these reports try to gauge the sports program at the University of South Carolina.

Enjoy and comment:

Rising

Women's Bball. University of South Carolina women’s basketball reached a ranking of No. 24 in the nation recently in the Associated Press poll. It is the first national ranking for the Gamecocks since March 17, 2003. The Gamecocks are 14-4 on the season, including a 3-2 start in SEC play.  Yes they have lost two straight but reaching the ranking and starting the year out strong is to be celebrated.

Clowney. USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney earned FWAA Freshman All-American honors recently. Clowney tallied eight sacks in his first year in Columbia. You can see the entire FWAA team here.

Football Coaching Hires.  Coach Steve Spurrier is reloading the football coaching staff with some good hires.  Recently, Everette Sands was hired to coaching the running backs, Joe Robinson was hired to coach special teams/tight ends and Kirk Botkin was hired to coach the linebackers.

Football Recruiting.  USC landed a great running back in Mike Davis recently and even got a jump on 2013 by landing one of the State's best in D.J. Park.

Flatlining

USC Men's Hoops.  The Gamecocks have lost three straight SEC games.  No matter how you try to sugar coat the situation or make excuses and try to find the positives...this is not good.

Falling

Gamecocks and Five Points.  I know kids will be kids and yes this blog has had our share of fun in Five Points but it is also about self-control even if the police has it out for you.  Let's Byron has learned the lesson and all football players use more caution when out and about because all eyes are on them.

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