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Cornerbacks may be high priority again for South Carolina in 2018 recruiting cycle

In this multi-part look at South Carolina recruiting for the 2018 cycle, SEC Country evaluates which cornerbacks could be signing to play for Will Muschamp. Below is a look at how the cornerback depth could shake out for the 2018 season. The returning roster The following assumes everyone plays in 2017 and there is no attrition to the NFL or transfer departures. Rashad Fenton...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

South Carolina recruiting: The latest on Xavier Thomas

Five-star defensive end Xavier Thomas is 99 percent certain that he will come back to the state of South Carolina to play college football. Clinging to that other 1 percent, Thomas told Jeff Sentell of DawgNation, is national powerhouse Alabama. Thomas, who’s currently enrolled at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., updated the status of his recruitment on Sunday at The Opening in...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Is South Carolina basketball losing its grip down the stretch - again?

After losing three out of their last four, the road trip to #15 Florida on Tuesday is daunting It is time to sound the metaphorical alarm. After another loss in a winnable game against Vanderbilt, something has to change in a drastic fashion in order for this team to reach its potential. This marks the third time in the past two weeks that South Carolina has not found a way to close...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
2 days ago

Vanderbilt rallies to beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ��� Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 17 points and Riley LaChance had 14 to help Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night. The lead changed hands nine times during a frantic second half before the Commodores (14-13, 7-7 Southeastern Conference took the lead for good at 55-54 on Fisher-Davis' free throw with 7:54 left. The Commodores...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina falls apart down the stretch in 71-62 loss to Vanderbilt

Going over nine minutes without a field goal isn’t a recipe for success. You can pick from several stats from this evening: Vanderbilt’s seven made threes in the second half, South Carolina’s 1-9 showing from beyond the arc, or the Commodores’ 22-5 edge in bench points. But the number (or numbers) that might stick out the most in the Gamecocks’ 71-62 loss at Vandy might...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
2 days ago

South Carolina basketball: Recap, box score from 71-62 loss at Vanderbilt

Less than two weeks ago, South Carolina basketball was atop the SEC standings and cruising along toward good things. But everything has changed in the course of the past four games, as the Gamecocks have been sliding and slumping. On Saturday night, it was a 71-62 loss at the hands of Vanderbilt, USC’s second-straight defeat – the first time it has lost two games in a row this...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Clemson LB Ben Boulware trolls South Carolina with autographed Gamecocks helmet

Ben Boulware got some revenge on Connor Shaw and South Carolina on Saturday. The former Clemson linebacker was signing autographs for fans in North Charleston on Saturday, and came across a piece of Gamecocks memorabilia. He signed it “This is our State/Country. 2016/2017 National Champions,” accompanied by the score of this year’s contest between the in-state rivals. Shaw...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

South Carolina baseball players believe the Earth is round

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The world is round. At least, that’s what South Carolina baseball players said Saturday. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has made headlines in recent days after he declared “the Earth is flat” on a podcast with teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson. South Carolina’s Wil Crowe and Alex Destino disagreed and Destino came out with life...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

#4 South Carolina vs. UNCG Game 2 Recap: Gamecocks Beat Spartans 5-1, Win Series

Wil Crowe looked great in his first game back since 2015 The Gamecocks are still undefeated on the diamond in 2017 after beating UNCG in game two of their series on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans threatened early, getting two batters on with one out inn the first, but they weren’t able to capitalize. Both teams’ offenses were pretty quiet otherwise until the third inning,...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
3 days ago

South Carolina baseball: Wil Crowe wins his first game in two years

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The questions about Tommy John and the feeling of throwing a game at South Carolina again are a thing of the past for Wil Crowe. The Gamecocks junior pitcher made his return to the mound at Founders Park on Saturday, throwing his first game in a South Carolina uniform since April 2015. Crowe threw five innings, striking out seven and setting down the final nine...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

SI: Frank Martin a possible ‘sleeper’ candidate for NC State job

South Carolina coach Frank Martin just signed a contract extension last year, but the Gamecocks coach could be an attractive name for job openings this summer. Martin already is being mentioned among the possible choices at NC State, which fired coach Mark Gottfried on Thursday. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel included Martin as a choice that could be an intriguing name at NC...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

South Carolina basketball: Gamecocks working to ‘rally together’ after down week

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Duane Notice had never seen South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin walk out of a practice before. Understandably so, as Martin has walked out of only two in his 33 years of coaching. Seeing it happen Monday naturally left Notice and his teammates feeling a strong sense of disappointment. “It was a disappointing feeling because we felt like we let him down...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

No. 21 South Carolina looks to rebound at Vanderbilt

South Carolina and Vanderbilt both posted damaging losses within the last week, but each still enters Saturday night's game at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn., with a lot on the line. The Gamecocks' Southeastern Conference title hopes took a hit after Wednesday's 83-76 home loss to Arkansas. No. 21 South Carolina (20-6, 10-3 SEC) is in great shape for its first NCAA Tournament...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

SEC Bracketology: Florida and Kentucky are locks, South Carolina and Arkansas are in the field

SEC has four teams in but only two are looking comfortable. After the NCAA released their top 16 teams in mid-season for the first time ever this week, the SEC found out where it stood. The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats were three seeds while the South Carolina Gamecocks and the rest of the league only knew they were outside of the top 16. After another week of hoops, the...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
3 days ago

#4 South Carolina vs. UNCG Recap: Gamecocks Start 2017 Season With 7-1 Win Over Spartans

South Carolina is undefeated in 2017! Baseball is back and the Gamecocks are starting off the season in the win column after taking advantage of some miscues by UNCG and wrapping up a 7-1 win on Friday in Columbia. South Carolina took an early lead, getting on the board in the bottom of the first inning. TJ Hopkins started things off with a double, then came home on a one-out RBI...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
4 days ago

South Carolina baseball: Gamecocks roll on opening day behind Schmidt, Hopkins

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina baseball finally got to its season opener Friday, putting all the preseason hype in the past and just getting down to playing baseball again. And things went pretty much according to plan. Junior pitcher Clarke Schmidt had a strong first outing, sophomore TJ Hopkins and junior Alex Destino got the work done at the plate and the Gamecocks cruised...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

South Carolina recruiting: Looking ahead to Gamecocks 2018 WR targets

In this multi-part look at South Carolina recruiting for the 2018 cycle, SEC Country evaluates which wide receivers could be signing to play for Will Muschamp. Below is a look at how the wide receiver depth could shake out for the 2018 season. The returning roster The following assumes everyone plays in 2017 and there is no attrition to the NFL or transfer departures. Terry...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

South Carolina Board of Trustees approve multiple athletic facility upgrades

South Carolina is set to receive a new number of upgrades in its athletic facilities, as the school’s Board of Trustees approved three projects for renovations. The Board approved a $995,000 project that will renovate the suites in the on the west-side of the 100 level in Williams-Brice Stadium. The project is expected to be finished by the start of next football season. Another...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Approval rating for South Carolina coach Will Muschamp: You decide

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp has an unusual distinction. Muschamp has coached at three different SEC programs in each of the past three seasons. The 45-year-old Muschamp was head coach at Florida from 2011 through 2014, spent 2015 in Auburn as defensive coordinator and replaced Steve Spurrier in Columbia, S.C., last season. Considered one of the top defensive...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

5 spring breakout candidates for South Carolina football

This time last year, Deebo Samuel was on the verge of breaking out as a key player for South Carolina football. The talented sophomore wide receiver built on a big spring and had a standout season in the fall. This year, the Gamecocks will be looking for more players to take a big jump during spring football and we have 5 possible breakout candidates with spring football a week away...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Outfielder TJ Hopkins ‘knows he belongs’ with South Carolina baseball

COLUMBIA, S.C. – TJ Hopkins can easily rattle off the reasons he feels ready to take major steps forward in his second season with South Carolina baseball. It starts with having the experience of having a full season under his belt and it continues into having an offseason defined by working toward an even better season as a sophomore. Rolled together, Hopkins sums it up as a feeling...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Which South Carolina newcomer makes biggest impact? Praise for Gamecocks’ QBs

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. Early impact for the Gamecocks As much-ballyhooed as CB Jamyest Williams’ signing with South Carolina has been, it was...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Last year’s Gamecocks pulling hard for South Carolina baseball to reach Omaha

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was familiar and yet completely different. Marcus Mooney and Matt Vogel laced up their cleats and grabbed their gloves in the South Carolina dugout Thursday afternoon. But the pair of former South Carolina baseball players lingered behind as the current Gamecocks got their final preseason practice going. Eight months ago, Mooney and Vogel were in that same dugout...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

South Carolina recruiting: Another round of offers out from Gamecocks

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting. Miss a previous edition? Find every episode of SEC Country’s daily SpursUp Surveillance recruiting notebook right here. JUCO via the 704 Dantrell Barkley was one of seven recruits to...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

#6 South Carolina rolls past Vanderbilt 82-51

No sign of a hangover after the loss to UConn. After dropping a decision to UConn just days prior, the South Carolina Gamecocks were able to take out their frustrations on an overmatched Vanderbilt team, coming away with an 82-51 blowout victory at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks practically controlled the game from the opening tipoff as they forced the Commodores into nine...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
4 days ago
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