No. 8 South Carolina will be without second-leading receiver Damiere Byrd for the Capital One Bowl after he injured his knee at practice this week.
The school said Friday that Byrd would have arthroscopic surgery in a day or two. The Gamecocks (10-2) will face No. 19 Wisconsin (9-3) in Orlando, Fla., on New Year's Day.
The 5-foot-9 Byrd is from Sicklerville, N.J. He had 33...
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December 20, 2013
The South Carolina Gamecocks could be without junior DE Jadeveon Clowney in their season opener.
Clowney has a bruised shoulder.
“If (Clowney’s shoulder) doesn’t come around real soon, we may play without him the first game,” head coach Steve Spurrier told the media. “We’ve got a bunch of hurt guys who act like they are really hurt so right now they may not play.”
Three Gamecock receivers under 5-foot-9 are starting to make a name for themselves in this South Carolina offense. Behind the hands of Ace Sanders, Bruce Ellington and Damiere Byrd, these three totaled 247 yards on 10 catches with two touchdowns against UAB.
South Carolina senior hurdler Kierre Beckles, junior long jumper Jarrod Hutchen and freshman sprinter Damiere Byrd all improved their NCAA prospects Friday night in the first day of competition at the Tyson Invitational on the campus of the University of Arkansas.
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