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Samuel's 3 TDs lift South Carolina to 44-31 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Deebo Samuel scored three touchdowns, including a 100-yard kickoff return, Rico Dowdle ran for 226 yards and South Carolina became eligible for a bowl in coach Will Muschamp's first year with a 44-31 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday night. Samuel, the sophomore receiver, made his mark in the running game with a pair of 2-yard TD runs and with his dazzling...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 South Carolina blows past Main 79-42

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A'ja Wilson had 14 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 14 rebounds as No. 3 South Carolina used its height advantage to blow past Maine 79-42 on Monday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge. The 6-foot-5 Wilson and 6-4 Coates did about whatever they wanted against the undersized Black Bears (2-3). Wilson hit seven of her eight shots while...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 South Carolina blows past Maine 79-42

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A'ja Wilson had 14 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 14 rebounds as No. 3 South Carolina used its height advantage to blow past Maine 79-42 on Monday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge. The 6-foot-5 Wilson and 6-4 Coates did about whatever they wanted against the undersized Black Bears (2-3). Wilson hit seven of her eight shots while...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp has interesting theory on Thanksgiving

This coming Thursday isn’t just any old Thursday, it’s Thanksgiving. That’s apparently not how Will Muschamp sees it. There are several rivalry games this weekend in college football. Among them is the game between Clemson and South Carolina on Saturday. Ahead of the matchup, the Gamecocks will hold practice Thursday morning. Later, they’re going to have a meal, which is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Coates leads No. 3 South Carolina to 93-38 rout

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Alaina Coates scored 16 points while A'ja Wilson and Kaela Davis added 14 each as No. 3 South Carolina handed St. Peter's its 19th straight loss, 93-38, on Tuesday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge. It was the Gamecocks third blowout tournament win the past three days. Things will get significantly harder for South Carolina (4-0), starting...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Thornwell leads South Carolina over No. 25 Michigan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Sindarius Thornwell had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina past cold-shooting and 25th-ranked Michigan 61-46 on Wednesday night. The Gamecocks improved to 5-0 for a second straight season and knocked off their first ranked opponent since an 81-78 win at No. 8 Texas A&M last February. South Carolina got a big assist in this one from Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cold-shooting Michigan routed by South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Sindarius Thornwell had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina past cold-shooting and 25th-ranked Michigan 61-46 on Wednesday night.The Gamecocks improved to 5-0 for a second straight season and knocked off their first ranked opponent since an 81-78 win at No. 8 Texas A&M last February. South Carolina got a big assist in this one from Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

With bowl secured, South Carolina sees no need to be uptight at Clemson

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina football team had a clearly-defined goal going into its game against Western Carolina last Saturday: Get bowl eligible for its seniors. The Gamecocks are happy they got the job done, leaving the clearly-defined goal of winning the state against No. 4 Clemson on Saturday (7:30 p.m., ESPN) to stand without the pressure of having postseason eligibility...
Via SEC Country
14 days ago

South Carolina women’s soccer falls 1-0 to North Carolina in Elite Eight

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s women’s soccer team did a lot of things never seen in the program’s history this season. But the Gamecocks (21-2-1) came up one win short of reaching their first national semifinal, falling 1-0 to North Carolina on Friday night at Stone Stadium. South Carolina could not strike magic again on a second-half penalty kick for the third straight...
Via SEC Country
14 days ago

South Carolina women’s soccer seniors ‘made Gamecock soccer what it is now’

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sophie Groff stood alone in the heavy moments following South Carolina’s heartbreaking loss Friday night. For the second time on the night, the USC women’s soccer forward was standing by herself. Not far away was the place she stood and took a penalty kick in the 54th minute to try and tie the game and keep South Carolina’s historic season moving toward the...
Via SEC Country
14 days ago

South Carolina basketball: Recap, box score from 64-50 upset win over No. 18 Syracuse

South Carolina basketball led by 12 points at halftime and rolled for an upset win over No. 18 Syracuse on Saturday in Brooklyn. For the Gamecocks, its their second win over a Top-25 in the last week. On Wednesday, South Carolina beat No. 25 Michigan in Columbia. Frank Martin’s team is now 6-0 on the young season, and is one of two undefeated SEC teams — No. 1 Kentucky being...
Via SEC Country
13 days ago

Things got pretty tense during pregame between Clemson and South Carolina

When Clemson and South Carolina get together, things get tense and heated. Just take a look at the pregame scene in Death Valley tonight as the Tigers and Gamecocks prepared to renew their rivalry. As is customary with rivalry games, the teams got into a pregame pushing and shouting match that needed to be broken up by coaches, staffers, and security. Okay, nothing too bad here...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How about just “South Carolina LB Bryson Allen-Williams: ‘(Clemson) disrespected us’

CLEMSON, S.C. – The disrespect that began during pre-game continued after kickoff in South Carolina’s 56-7 loss to Clemson on Saturday night. Gamecocks linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams told reporters after the game that a Clemson player directed a racial slur at one of his teammates. “They called one of our defensive linemen … they used the n-word, one of the offensive linemen...
Via SEC Country
13 days ago

South Carolina’s bowl picture gaining clarity

Though bowl destinations haven’t been determined, it would appear that a few are in position to host Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks. With matching records, both overall and in league play, South Carolina and Vanderbilt (6-6, 3-5 SEC) are last among the SEC’s bowl eligible teams. The destinations at the bottom of the SEC’s pecking order are Birmingham, Ala. and Shreveport,...
Via SEC Country
13 days ago

South Carolina player says Clemson player used racial slur

Tempers flared before the opening kickoff of Saturday’s game between South Carolina and Clemson, and players on the Gamecocks side claim the scuffle began over a racist remark. South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams told reporters after his team’s 56-7 loss that a Clemson offensive lineman used the N-word during warmups. “They called one of our defensive linemen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina to regroup, take frustration out on bowl opponent

CLEMSON, S.C. — Whoever South Carolina plays in next month’s bowl game will be dealing with a bunch of angry dudes. On the heels of a 56-7 loss to Clemson on Saturday night, linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams suggested that the Gamecocks’ bowl opponent might want to come ready for a fight. “Whoever we get in the bowl game, we’ve just got to take our frustration out on them...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

2016 SEC Country Power Poll: Where South Carolina is ranked (Week 13)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina used the momentum of becoming bowl eligible last week to move up in the SEC Country Power Poll. But after a blowout loss at Clemson on Saturday, the Gamecocks dropped a spot. South Carolina checked in at No. 12 in this week’s power poll. USC was voted as high as No. 10 this week and as low as No. 14. The SEC Country Power Poll consists of 21...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

South Carolina bowl projections after Week 13: Looks like it’s the Independence Bowl

Shreveport, here we come? While the Gamecocks were getting pummeled by Clemson, the Vanderbilt Commodores were facing a Tennessee team that was, by all accounts, probably supposed to win. Didn’t happen. Instead, the ‘Dores turned the tables in an upset, got to bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013, and basically sealed the Gamecocks’ destination in a few weeks. Interestingly...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
12 days ago

South Carolina cornerback commitment Tavyn Jackson sets official visit to Maryland

South Carolina cornerback commitment Tavyn Jackson will take an official visit to Maryland this weekend. Earlier this fall, Maryland was mentioned as a potential visit destination for the 3-star from Tallahassee, Fla., so Monday morning’s news arrived without surprise. Now that coaches are permitted to hit the road recruiting, Jackson is expecting to see South Carolina coach...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

South Carolina basketball: Gamecocks jump into Top 25

On the heels of a big week, South Carolina took a huge leap in rankings this week. The Gamecocks moved to No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll after not receiving any votes a week ago. South Carolina is 6-0 this season after two wins against ranked opponents last week. The Gamecocks knocked off No. 25 Michigan on Wednesday at Colonial Life Arena in a 61-46 win. They went to New York...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin teaches math at press conference

At his press conference to announce “Martin’s Math Club,” South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin did the only thing any real mathematician would do: teach math. Martin, a former high school math educator, started the initiative to show young people that math can be fun and is relevant to their daily lives, according to the press release. “Math is everywhere in the game...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

Bowl practices key chance for improvement for South Carolina’s young roster

CLEMSON, S.C. — Bowl practices can’t get here soon enough for South Carolina, as the Gamecocks will get the chance to get back on the field and wash the taste of the Clemson game out of their mouths. But when the Gamecocks will get that chance has yet to be determined, as coach Will Muschamp will set up the schedule upon learning the bowl game’s date. What is certain is that...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

South Carolina at #20 in AP poll; Sindarius Thornwell is SEC player of the week

The Gamecocks break into the national rankings after beating two top-25 teams last week. No surprise, but the Gamecocks found themselves in the AP Top 25 after victories over #25 Michigan at home and #18 Syracuse in Brooklyn last week. South Carolina came in at #20, one of three SEC teams in the poll (#1 Kentucky and #24 Florida). Michigan and Syracuse’s losses dropped them: the...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
12 days ago

A look back at a remarkable season for South Carolina women’s soccer

South Carolina’s women’s soccer team lost to North Carolina 1-0 in the Elite Eight, but still enjoyed a great year. On Friday, the second-national seed UNC defeated fourth-seeded South Carolina 1-0 to advance to their 27th College Cup (nation’s best). They are joined by USC, Georgetown, and West Virginia. For the first time in national tournament play, South Carolina’s...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
12 days ago

South Carolina being ranked ‘doesn’t mean a thing’ if it doesn’t last

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina men’s basketball is back in the Top 25 polls, and all the evidence Frank Martin needed was his cell phone. “I can tell that we got ranked, because this thing hasn’t stopped,” Martin said as he wrapped up the basketball portion of a press conference that also featured talk about math and Fidel Castro’s death. Now, Martin and the Gamecocks...
Via SEC Country
11 days ago
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