go to MSN.com
Found January 27, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

From Larry Brown Sports:

South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier often utilizes the media for his best interests, so maybe he had something in mind when he decided to hand out cash to reporters who answered his trivia question correctly on Saturday.

The Ol’ Ball Coach was in attendance for Saturday’s South Carolina-Arkansas basketball game when he gathered reporters during halftime. He talked to them a little bit about some recruiting news before asking his trivia question.

“I came across a certain statistical trivia that I wanted to ask you guys today,” said Spurrier, via the Charleston Post and Courier. “How many teams in the BCS conferences have won 11 or more the last two years? I’ve got a bonus for you if anybody knows the answer.”

Two reporters correctly identified Alabama, Oregon, Stanford and South Carolina as the teams. Naturally, that was a perfect lead in for Spurrier to pat himself on the back.

“For South Carolina to be in the same neighborhood as Oregon, Stanford, Alabama … that’s sort of neat,” he said. “Somebody gave me that statistic today, so I thought you guys would want to know that. Next time, y’all do some of that work.”

Spurrier went on to answer reporters’ questions for the next several minutes before handing out the presumed bonuses. You can listen to the conversation here around the 1:00 mark via Sports Talk Radio Network.

The Post and Courier says Spurrier reached into his breast pocket inside his jacket, pulled out several white envelopes, and then handed one envelope to each of the two reporters who answered the question. There was a $100 bill inside each envelope.

The reporters who received the money have not been identified so we don’t know what they plan to do with it, but standard journalism practices would dictate that they return the cash.

Spurrier should know better than to try greasing the palms of reporters covering the program! Though, slipping them some cash is at least better than berating a reporter as he has done in the past.

Photo credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

1 Comment:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Steve Spurrier gives reporters $100 for answering trivia question

South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier held a makeshift meeting with reporters on Saturday. It came in the tunnel at Colonial Life Arena during halftime of the basketball game between South Carolina and Arkansas. He shared some news, nuggets, and tidbits on the football program. Oh, and a trivia question as well!From The Post & Courier:“I came across a certain statistical...

Steve Spurrier Gave out $100 Bills to Reporters Like a Mafia Boss

The Old Ball Coach has been prone to do things with no rhyme or reason to it, so this is no exception. During halftime of Arkansas vs South Carolina basketball game today he asked reporters a trivia question. How many college teams have won 11 or more games the last two seasons? A couple of the reporters got it correct and then this happened (the answer by the way is Oregon, Stanford...

Holbrook prepping to continue South Carolina's run

South Carolina's Chad Holbrook is ready for everything that comes with being the Gamecocks' new baseball coach, even the enormous expectations to match the success of his old dugout boss Ray Tanner. Holbrook was named the program's first new coach in 16 years last summer, promoted when Tanner became the school's athletic director. And Holbrook says rarely has a day...

Ellington’s comfort spells improvement for Gamecocks

On New Year’s Day, Bruce Ellington hauled in a touchdown catch in the waning moments to give the South Carolina Gamecocks a 33-28 win over Michigan in the Outback Bowl.  The score allowed the football team in Columbia to put together back-to-back 11-win seasons for the first time in the history of the program.  That touchdown and the subsequent ending of the game also signaled...
Gamecocks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Greg Maddux did gross shower prank on rookies

Greg Maddux: World class pitcher. Soon-to-be-enshrined player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Legendary prankster. Shower urinator. The last two notable aspects of Maddux’s public persona go hand-in-hand — and hand in … never mind — as the pantheon of great Greg Maddux stories has received a rather unsanitary addition related to the pitcher’s propensity […] The post Greg...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago

Tennessee commit can't wait to beat Bama

Tennessee defensive line commit Andrew Butcher certainly isn’t lacking in confidence. The four-star 2015 commit from Georgia took to Twitter last night after the Vols got a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Khalil McKenzie to call out Alabama. In two tweets that have since been deleted, Butcher said he “can’t wait to beat Alabama’s ass” and for Bama fans to ...
Via College Spun
18 hours ago

Report: Pau Gasol close to deal with Bulls

Friday afternoon, there were several reports that free agent Pau Gasol had narrowed his choices down to the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. According to Jesus Sanchez of the Spanish paper Marca.com, Gasol is leaning toward the Bulls as his choice, if the sides can figure out a sign-and-trade. Finally, the power forward Catalan […]
Via Project Spurs
2 hours ago

Antonio Brown leaves Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is changing agents once again. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, Brown has left Roc Nation, who he signed with back in early May, and plans to re-hire Rosenhaus Sports. From me + @RossJonesFOX: Steelers WR Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation, plans to re-hire Rosenhaus Sports […] Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has Already...
Via Steelers Depot
15 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka apologizes to Yankees for elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka just threw his name into the hat for teammate of the year after writing a sincere apology to fans and his team after suffering a partially torn ligament in his elbow this week.The injury is expected to sideline Tanaka for at least six weeks while the Yankees try to move on in their bid for the playoffs without him. The Japanese hurler will try to rehab his elbow,...
Via Bush League Chronicle
11 hours ago

Minor league team offering tickets for LeBron Heat jerseys

The St. Lucie Mets, Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, have devised a way to dispose of all the unwanted LeBron James Miami Heat jerseys.In a deal almost too good to be true, the Mets are offering fans a chance to score tickets to all remaining home games this year (25) by simply trading in a No. 6 James Heat jersey.If that alone isn't good enough for you, the Mets are...
Via Bush League Chronicle
8 hours ago

Report: Vince Carter signs with Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies were in the market from some wing scoring, and they may have found some nice help. Vince Carter, who is coming off of a strong season with the Dallas Mavericks, has agreed to a deal with the Grizzlies. Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12M deal with Memphis, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014 The third...
Via Pass The Pill
4 hours ago

Report: Nick Marshall cited for marijuana possession

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall has been cited for ‘marijuana possession of less than one ounce’ according to Reynolds Police Chief Ronnie Holder. The news comes from a report from WSFA 12 in Georgia. Marshall’s vehicle was pulled over due to a possible tint violation, and the officer smelled marijuana on him, but was only […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 hours ago

Andre Reed: Richard Sherman couldn't cover me

Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed attended Jim Kelly’s football camp and one of the campers asked him a very good question. “In your prime, do you think Richard Sherman could check you?” the camper asked Reed,   via Syracuse.com. “Hell no,” Reed replied. “Look, Richard Sherman is a really good player. But he isn’t a Deion (Sanders) or a (Rod) Woodson yet, even if he thinks...
Via Pro Football Zone
7 hours ago

LeBron announces return to Cavs, says he's 'coming home'

LeBron James has finally made his decision, and he is heading back to Cleveland. James broke the news on Friday afternoon on SportsIllustrated.com that he will indeed be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, an Ohio native, broke Cavaliers fans’ hearts in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. He’s now trying to right that perceived wrong by heading back to...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.