SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS NEWS

Despite Down 2014 Season, South Carolina Is Still A Solid Favorite In 2015 Opener vs. UNC

2014 did not go as planned for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Steve Spurrier’s team went from SEC East favorite and College Football Playoff contender to conference also-ran, finishing 7-6 with an Independence Bowl win over Miami. The season was uncharacteristic for Spurrier’s program of late, and they will be looking for a return to form in 2015. 5Dimes released very early lines...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitchell, Wilson combine for 40 as No. 1 South Carolina tops Vandy

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell and A'ja Wilson had 20 points apiece as No. 1 South Carolina capped an eventful week with an 89-59 victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday to stay perfect in Southeastern Conference play. The Gamecocks (24-1, 12-0 SEC) followed a blowout loss at No. 2 Connecticut on Monday with two consecutive decisive victories in league play, following up an 82-62 win...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen: Mike Davis “Knew It Was Gonna Be A Good Practice” At South Carolina When Spurrier Took His Shirt Off

Steve Spurrier’s players from Florida and South Carolina have plenty of great stories about the Head Ball Coach. Star running back Mike Davis is leaving Columbia for the NFL, but he has some stories to share about his legendary coach. Davis hopped on Bleacher Report Radio and was asked to share his favorite Spurrier stories. He decided to detail Spurrier’s penchant for taking...
Via College Spun
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: South Carolina Had 6 A.M. Conditioning Inside Williams-Brice Stadium This Morning

Preparation for the 2015 season is fully underway at South Carolina, and the Gamecocks aren’t waiting for daylight to get in their work.  This morning, Steve Spurrier’s team had a conditioning session on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium. At 6 a.m. We’re guessing that was pretty rough.  South Carolina football’s Instagram account posted a photo of the workout.   ...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Has Joined Twitter And The College Football World Is Excited

Steve Spurrier doesn’t seem like a big social media guy, but South Carolina’s head ball coach now has an account of his own on the social network. USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott confirmed that @SC_HBC is, in fact, the real Spurrier. The HBC is officially on Twitter…Go follow him @SC_HBC. #GoGamecocks — Shawn Elliott USC (@ShawnElliottUSC) March 2, 2015 Here is...
Via College Spun
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome to Twitter, Steve Spurrier

There are points in history where you will remember where you were. Stories that you will pass down to your grandchildren. At 11:48 AM this morning, my phone sent me a notification that many people that I follow on Twitter were now following @SC_HBC. Could it be true? Did the South Carolina head coach, the king of the one-line zingers, the man that likes to tweak his counterparts…finally...
Via The Student Section
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina's Henry, Sheppard won't make trip to SEC tourney

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin says suspended players Demetrius Henry and Shamiek Sheppard won't travel with the Gamecocks to the Southeastern Conference tournament this week. Martin had suspended the two last month for undisclosed actions detrimental to the team. The third-year coach said then he'd revisit the penalties at the end of the regular season. Martin...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

This SEC Network moment is just really unfortunate timing

SEC Network broadcaster Dave Neal had a moment of really bad timing during an SEC Tournament first round game between Missouri and South Carolina.  Heading to commercial break, Neal said that SC’s Michael Carrera, who hails from Venezuela, could use a taco. Before everyone gets up in arms, and before Neal gets suspended or becomes the next Bob Griese or anything like that,...
Via Awful Announcing
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Quickly Breaking Down the End of Ole Miss-South Carolina

Ole Miss was upset in the SEC tournament. This game was on the SEC Network so you might not have seen it. Don’t fear, we here at the Student Section have your back. Things started off pretty exciting. With USC up by two with 2:12 remaining, Stefan Moody of Ole Miss drilled a three for the lead. Sindarius Thornwell then converted an ‘and 1′ for the Gamecocks to put them ahead...
Via The Student Section
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier On Tennessee’s 7-6 Season: “In Knoxville They’re Still Doing Cartwheels”

South Carolina football is coming off of one of its most disappointing seasons of the Steve Spurrier era, but that doesn’t mean the Head Ball Coach is going to slow down when it comes to bashing other SEC programs. South Carolina, like Tennessee, went 7-6 and won a middling bowl game. The difference, according to Spurrier, is that Gamecock fans are disappointed, while Tennessee...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Spring Football Preview

The last time South Carolina lost six games in a season was back in 2009. After unprecedented success and 42 wins from 2010-13, the Gamecocks...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Blasted Defensive Lineman Dexter Wideman For Skipping Class During A Media Session

Spurrier has a nice Saturday planned, which includes a Kenny Chesney concert tonight, but he’s not thrilled with everything going on with the South Carolina football program right now. During a media session today, Spurrier put defensive lineman Dexter Wideman on blast for missing class, telling reporters to ask him about it if they speak to him. Steve Spurrier: “Did y’all...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Former South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia, In Gators’ Gear, Poses With Spurrier’s Statue At Florida

For some reason, former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia was the man who threw passes to Florida’s NFL hopefuls at the Gators’ pro day Tuesday morning.  Here’s Garcia playing QB for Florida in The Swamp.  Who is that spinning it at Florida’s pro day? It’s @StephenGarcia, who played for a Gator at South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/Cz8SC8xAaE — Andy Staples (...
Via College Spun
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Check Out This South Carolina Concept Helmet, Featuring A Giant Gamecock Logo

Big logos are definitely an emerging trend in college football helmets, and a new design by Helmet Concepts brings that style to the South Carolina Gamecocks. This pattern puts a big garnet Gamecock on a patterns dark gray helmet. We expect this fan-made concept to get mixed reviews from traditionalists, but it is definitely an interesting idea. To cocky #SouthCarolina...
Via College Spun
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Martin Lets Twitter Troll Know That South Carolina Actually Did Have A Winning Season

If you’re going to troll a college basketball coach on Twitter, you better have your facts straight.  The following troll did not.  Jon Granderson, @JonMac124, tweeted at South Carolina’s Frank Martin, telling him that he should focus on leading the Gamecocks to a winning season. Unfortunately for the troll, South Carolina did have a winning season in 2014-15. The Gamecocks...
Via College Spun
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 South Carolina Football Schedule Poster Has Been Released

College football programs generally release their schedule posters around the spring game, and many programs have unveiled some very slick looking posters over the last few years. South Carolina spent the morning teasing this year’s poster on Twitter, and finally released the full thing via social media this afternoon. Check it out: 2015 is all about TEAM! Check out the...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Football Program Held A 10-Year Reunion Last Night

Last night, the South Carolina football program hosted a 10-year reunion, hosted by Steve Spurrier’s wife Jerri. The Head Ball Coach has been in Columbia since 2005, and players from throughout his tenure came to hang out. 10 yrs of Gamecock ball players! strong group! Great night! pic.twitter.com/URyyLlRmCk — Steve Spurrier Jr (@coachspurrierjr) April 10, 2015 One of the...
Via College Spun
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas Safety Isaiah Johnson Will Transfer To South Carolina For Final Season

South Carolina added a new piece to its 2015 secondary this morning with the commitment of Kansas transfer Isaiah Johnson. The Big 12′s Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2013, Johnson committed to the Gamecocks while on an official visit to campus.  He’ll graduate in May and will be eligible immediately for Steve Spurrier’s squad.  Officially playing my senior year at the...
Via College Spun
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier still works out like a champ (Video)

We would venture to guess that South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier is in better shape than most men his age. In fact, he is probably in better shape than a number of kids around the country who watch their beer belly grow by the hour. Now, we have confirmation. Thanks to The State columnist Josh Kendall, we can all get a nice look at one of Steve Spurrier’s workouts...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt struggles vs. South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks had been struggling in SEC play so far this season, entering a weekend against No. 4 Vanderbilt with just a 6-9 record in conference. But after a couple of wins on Friday and Saturday, the Gamecocks may be getting things turned around at the right time. Vanderbilt looked like their normal Vanderbilt selves to open the series on Thursday. Carson Fulmer...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier says Joe Paterno got a terrible deal at Penn State

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier turned 70 yesterday,, and the Head Ball Coach has not lost one step along the way. Spurrier is still working out like a machine, spouting off one-liners about his rivals out of the blue and he recently got started on Twitter. The guy is as in touch with the college football world as any. He also still has the back of former Penn State head...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: South Carolina Hoping To Land Everett Golson

Twitter/Whitfield The Everett Golson sweepstakes is officially underway, and from the looks of it, there are going to be a number of suitors for the former Notre Dame quarterback. While most will likely pursue the former Irish starting signal-caller quietly, it looks like the South Carolina Gamecocks have no problem making it known that they’re in the market. Yesterday, a number...
Via College Spun
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Gamecocks lose their top commit, could he flip to Georgia?

The South Carolina Gamecocks got a huge blow to their 2016 recruiting efforts, as Kyle Davis of Lawrenceville, Georgia has decommitted from the school. Davis is a four-star receiver and had been committed to South Carolina since July of 2014. The six-foot-three 215-pound target has been rated as high as the number seven overall player in the state and could be one of the nation...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star WR Kyle Davis De-Commits From South Carolina

One of the top wide receiver recruits in the nation is back up for grabs. Late Monday night, Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer wide receiver Kyle Davis, a four-star recruit, announced that he would be re-opening his recruiting process after choosing to de-commit from Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks. Davis took to Twitter to share the news. after a long talk with my family...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Preview and Prediction

South Carolina’s season was lost in essence before the first Saturday of the season. The Gamecocks lost 52-28 at home to Texas A&M on the...
Via Athlon Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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