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Boz, Lattimore and appreciating collegiate greatness

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, former South Carolina Gamecocks star running back Marcus Lattimore, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers but has spent his year-plus career..... The post Brian Bosworth, Marcus Lattimore And Appreciating Collegiate Greatness appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina coach Spurrier apologizes for not taking questions after loss

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier apologized for walking off without taking questions reporters after the Gamecocks' overtime loss to Tennessee two weeks ago. Spurrier says he should've stayed and ''faced the music.'' Spurrier spent less than a minute at the microphone following a 45-42 defeat on Nov. 1, when South Carolina squandered a two-touchdown lead in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Doesn’t Rule Out Possibility That This Weekend’s Florida Game Could Be His Last At “The Swamp”

Before revitalizing the South Carolina program, Steve Spurrier was a Heisman-winning quarterback and a national championship-winning head coach at Florida. Few people have more history at Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. When asked if this weekend’s game at “The Swamp” could be his last as a coach, Spurrier wouldn’t rule out that possibility.  Steve Spurrier asked...
Via College Spun
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Davis Injures Shoulder On First Play Of Game vs. Florida

After just one play from scrimmage, it appears that South Carolina star running back Mike Davis’ day could be over. The junior tailback injured his right shoulder on his first carry against the Gators Saturday afternoon. The team is calling it a sprained shoulder, and there is not yet any word as to whether he’ll return to the game. South Carolina running back Mike Davis got...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Two Florida Linemen Blocked Each Other On A Play…Again

Florida’s not off to the best start against Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks today. USC is out to an early 10-0 lead, and now it appears that, like last year against Georgia Southern, Florida linemen are blocking each other. We’re not sure how this happens to one program so often, but perhaps Will Muschamp’s staff needs some new linemen drills or something. Why...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Will Muschamp doomed at Florida after brutal South Carolina loss?

The game was over and Will Muschamp had breathing room ... and then it wasn't and the embattled Florida coach didn't. With less than a minute left and a 17-10 lead over South Carolina in the Swamp on Saturday, Muschamp sent out his punting unit. Get the ball off and there would be little time and no timeouts left for the Gamecocks to rally. However, the Muschamp era has been filled...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 South Carolina opens with 70-61 victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Alaina Coates had 18 points and 13 rebounds, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points and No. 2 South Carolina used a late 12-0 run to get past Southern Cal 70-61 on Saturday night. The Gamecocks (1-0) trailed 53-52 on McKenzie Calvert's breakaway basket with 6:55 left. That's when South Carolina responded with a...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Doesn’t Want The Florida Job, Says He’s Already Had His Run In Gainesville

Steve Spurrier doesn’t plan on being Florida’s next football coach. After it was announced that Gators coach Will Muschamp will not return to the program next season, the Old Ball Coach decided to get out in front of any rumors that would suggest that he will make a return to Gainesville, saying that he’s already had his run at the helm of the Gators. Spurrier not a #Gators...
Via College Spun
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Doesn’t Understand Why Clemson Fans Are So Angry With Him, Will Try To Not Upset Them

It’s nothing new, but Clemson fans weren’t too happy with Steve Spurrier Saturday evening. The South Carolina coach, at his press conference following his victory against Florida, made what some interpreted to be a snide comment about his rival program.  “I guess the Upstate team got beat today,” Spurrier said.  Clemson fans, expectedly, were angered that their rival coach...
Via College Spun
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Says ‘A Lot Of Teams’ Are Going To Want Will Muschamp As A Defensive Coordinator

Before Will Muschamp was Florida’s head coach, he was one of best defensive coordinators in the country at Texas.  Muschamp spent three seasons in Austin, Texas, and was thought of so highly by the Longhorns’ athletic department he was named the head-coach-in-waiting in 2008. Florida came calling in 2010, though, and Muschamp bolted.  The 43-year-old Gators’ coach won’t...
Via College Spun
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson's 18 leads No. 2 S Carolina to 99-41 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Heralded freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points to lead No. 2 South Carolina to a 99-41 win over Clemson on Thursday night. After a shaky debut that saw her fail to find a rhythm, Wilson led all scorers on 6-of-8 shooting. She also had five rebounds for the Gamecocks (2-0). The 58-point win was South Carolina's biggest ever over Clemson (2-1), and the Gamecocks...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina women No. 1 in AP Poll for 1st time

South Carolina takes over as the new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. The Gamecocks received 21 first-place votes Monday edging Notre Dame for the top spot. Dawn Staley's team is headed to the Bahamas to play in the Junkanoo Jam over Thanksgiving where they will face Wisconsin in their first game as No. 1 on Thursday. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina the new No. 1 in AP women's hoops

A new week led to a new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll as South Carolina was atop the poll for the first time in school history. Coach Dawn Staley is no stranger herself to being ranked No. 1. As a player, she helped Virginia reach No. 1. Staley is only the second person in women's basketball to play and coach a top-ranked team, joining Baylor's Kim Mulkey...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Spurrier Left A Message Congratulating USC Women’s Basketball On No. 1 Ranking

For the first time in program history, South Carolina women’s basketball is ranked atop the AP Top 25, receiving 21 first place votes, and the team is getting a lot of attention on campus. USC football head coach Steve Spurrier even left a message for his colleague Dawn Staley, congratulating her team on ascending to the top of the rankings. Staley played the message for her team...
Via College Spun
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Clemson vs. South Carolina Hype Video Will Get You Pumped For The Palmetto Bowl

Saturday afternoon, Clemson and South Carolina will play the 112th installment of their famed in-state rivalry series, which is now officially known as The Palmetto Bowl. The contest won’t have any College Football Playoff implications, but both teams can better their bowl resumes with victories. Plus, it’s the one game each team circles on the calendar before each season begins...
Via College Spun
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 South Carolina tops Wisconsin 67-44

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) Tina Roy scored 11 points and Jatarie White added 10 and No. 1 South Carolina beat Wisconsin 67-44 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam. It was South Carolina's first game as the No. 1 team in the country. The Gamecocks (4-0) will face No. 22 Syracuse on Friday. After a sluggish start, the Gamecocks got going. They led 15-14 before going on a 16-4 run to close...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Spiller Roasts Steve Spurrier On Twitter During Clemson-South Carolina Game

Clemson has not defeated South Carolina in its last five games, so naturally Tiger fans are really enjoying today’s game, which they lead 28-17 late in the game. Clemson great C.J. Spiller was on the last Tigers team to defeat the Gamecocks, and he captured an unfortunate picture of a dejected Steve Spurrier, and used it to troll USC and the Head Ball Coach. It be like that coach...
Via College Spun
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clemson WR Artavis Scott Shows Off Some Fancy Footwork Against South Carolina

For the last five seasons the South Carolina Gamecocks have had Clemson's number when the two teams met in their annual rivalry game, but that was far from the case this season. A lackluster regular season ended with a whimper for Steve Spurrier's team with a 35-17 defeat.With a lot of freshman leading the way South Carolina could be in trouble for the next few seasons.@SBNationGIF...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina women stay No. 1 in AP poll

South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the second straight week Monday after winning the Junkanoo Jam. The Gamecocks, who ascended to the top spot last week for the first time, beat Wisconsin and then-No. 22 Syracuse. Notre Dame, Connecticut, Texas and Texas A&M round out the first five. The Irish play No. 15 Maryland on Wednesday before hosting the Huskies...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier Will Return To Coach The Gamecocks In 2015

Steve Spurrier will be back next season (YouTube/gamdedayespn) Steve Spurrier isn’t going anywhere. According to Josh Kendall of The State, the 69-year-old Spurrier will return to Columbia to coach South Carolina during the 2015 season.  “I’m in. I’m in,” Spurrier said. “We had some down times and some of this, that and the other, but we’ve got a lot of good players...
Via College Spun
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson, No. 1 South Carolina rout NC Central 90-26

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 16 points, reigning Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell had 14 and South Carolina showed off its No. 1 ranking at home for the first time in a 90-26 victory over North Carolina Central on Monday night. The Gamecocks (6-0) were already on their way to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam tournament last Monday when...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Marcus Lattimore Discusses His Retirement, His Role At South Carolina On ‘We Need To Talk’

Marcus Lattimore’s early retirment was deeply disappointing for those, especially South Carolina fans, who followed his college career. Lattimore was a star running back for the Gamecocks, but was never able to recover from an awful 2012 knee injury to play in the NFL. Now, Lattimore is going back to finish his degree at South Carolina, and will have a role with Steve Spurrier’s...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Refutes Report That Claims Will Muschamp Is Heading To South Carolina

Steve Spurrier has denied a Scout.com report claiming the South Carolina coach has hired former Florida coach Will Muschamp to be his defensive coordinator.  According to GamecockPride.com, Muschamp has agreed to terms with the Gamecocks to be their new defensive coordinator. The report says Muschamp will make between $1.6 and $1.9 million a season and was intrigued by the “opportunity...
Via College Spun
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: Will Muschamp agrees to go to South Carolina as DC

David Whitlock While Will Muschamp’s tenure as Florida Head Football Coach did not necessarily garner a lot of interest from rivals, his defensive mind was heavily sought in the Southeast once his services became available.  It appears that Steve Spurrier and South Carolina have won the Will Muschamp sweepstakes.  Burton Fowles of GamecockPride.com (Scout Network) reports that...
Via Sports-Kings
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Cornerback Flips Commitment From South Carolina To Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Football program received some great news on Sunday morning. Following an official visit, Jaire Alexander, a three star cornerback from Charlotte, NC., flipped his commitment from South Carolina to Louisville. Alexander is just one of the many recruits who visited Louisville this weekend. This is the second time that the 5-foot...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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