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South Carolina Gamecocks
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier isn't directing pregame barbs at Phillip Fulmer. Danny Wuerffel and Peyton Manning aren't throwing any passes.
Yet there's an unmistakable sense of 1990s nostalgia in the air now that national relevance has returned to the Florida-Tennessee rivalry. When No. 23 Tennessee opens Southeastern Conference competition Saturday against No. 18 Florida, it will mark the first time since 2007 that both are ranked at the time of their annual confrontation.
"Tennessee is always going to feel like Tennessee because that's just our rival, our rival team that we love to play," Florida linebacker Lerentee McCray said. "But it's kind of an old-school feel, getting back to it."
When Spurrier coached Florida and Fulmer led Tennessee, this game ranked among the nation's biggest September showdowns. Either Florida or Tennessee represented the Eastern Division in the SEC championship game every year from 1992-2001.
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South Carolina defeats UAB 49-6 in a blowout win for Steve Spurrier's 200th win as a college coach.
Another week and another wait-and-see situation at quarterback for No. 8 South Carolina.
Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier is uncertain if starter Connor Shaw is healthy enough to return against UAB (0-1) on Saturday or if he'll again go with backup Dylan Thompson.
Shaw injured his throwing shoulder against Vanderbilt two weeks ago and did not play in a 48-10 victory over East...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. At its zenith in the 1990s, the Florida-Tennessee game meant Steve Spurrier tossing barbs, Peyton Manning throwing bombs and Sports Illustrated covers.
It was often the regular-season game of the college football season. In the first 10 years of the new SEC that added Arkansas and South Carolina in 1992, either Florida or Tennessee represented the SEC East in every...
The No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks football team (2-0, 1-0 SEC) play host to the UAB Blazers (0-1, 0-0 Conf. USA) in a Saturday showdown that kicks off at 7 p.m. ET (FSN). South Carolina may be favored by 33.5 but don't think this will be a cake walk as USC will have to keep focus and not suffer a slip up to a hungry team.There are other storylines in this game to be mindful...
South Carolina crushed UAB 49-6 Saturday night in one of the closest 43 points blow outs I can remember. Steve Spurrier picked up his 200th collegiate win, and the Gamecocks extended their winning streak to 7 games. The streak is the second longest in USC history. The Gamecocks moved up one spot in each of the polls to #7 in the AP and #6 in the Coaches'.
The Gamecock offense...