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No. 1 Gamecocks focused on Georgia with No. 2 UConn up next

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The countdown to Connecticut is on - and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley realizes there's little she or her top-ranked Gamecocks can do to squelch the anticipation of next week's No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown. But the Huskies don't have next on the Gamecocks' slate, that would be No. 22 Georgia on Thursday night. Staley and South Carolina (21-0, 9-0 Southeastern...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina still No. 1 in AP women's hoops poll

South Carolina remains No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the 11th straight week, while George Washington enters the Top 25 for the first time since 2008. The Gamecocks stayed perfect at 21-0 after winning all three of their games this past week by an average of nearly 22 points. South Carolina is followed Monday by UConn, Baylor, Notre Dame and Maryland. Tennessee, Oregon State...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina WR to transfer

South Carolina wide receiver KJ Brent is to transfer. "After careful consideration, I have asked USC for my release to explore the opportunity of playing my final year at another school", he tweeted. "It is a personal decision." South Carolina's 24-7 site noted that Brent had played in every game for the Gamecocks bar one, and wasn't ineffective, hauling in 9 catches for 111 yards...
Via SEC Football Blog
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilson's 18 lead No. 1 South Carolina to 79-61 victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Monday night. The Gamecocks (19-0, 7-0 SEC), who remained on top of the rankings for a 10th...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Women's basketball: Gamecocks No. 1 for 10th week running

Jim Foster has become the first coach to lead four schools into The Associated Press women's poll, with Chattanooga entering the rankings at No. 25 on Monday. Foster guided Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State to the rankings before coming to Chattanooga in 2013. It's the Mocs first appearance in the poll since 1984 when they were ranked for four weeks. Chattanooga hosts Samford...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 South Carolina women gaining comfort, wins in SEC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley sees her young stars getting comfortable - and that could mean problems for opponents hoping to knock off the No. 1 Gamecocks. South Carolina is off to its best start in school history and its longest winning streak at 16-0. Staley believes her younger players - she brought in the country's second-best recruiting class including...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina, UConn hold strong atop AP women's poll

South Carolina and UConn seem on a collision course for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Feb. 9. The top two teams in The Associated Press women's poll kept alive the chance of 54th matchup featuring No. 1 vs. No. 2 by winning their games this past week. The Gamecocks survived their first real test in the Southeastern Conference, beating No. 10 Kentucky 68-60 at home Sunday in front of...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 South Carolina coasts to 102-59 win over Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alaina Coates scored 20 points and No. 1 South Carolina had six players in double figures in a 102-59 win over Alabama Thursday night. The Gamecocks (15-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) made 19 of 21 field goals during a couldn't-miss stretch extending well into the second half. They have breezed to wins in their first three SEC games by a collective 86 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Met With The Media Tonight And, As Usual, His Quotes Were Awesome

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the best quote in college football – Steve Spurrier. We last heard from the South Carolina coach on Dec. 27, the day the Gamecocks defeated Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, 24-21.  Thankfully, the 69-year-old coach took some time out of his schedule to talk with the media Wednesday evening.  As usual, his quotes were...
Via College Spun
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: South Carolina Basketball To Wear Sharp New Black Camouflage Uniforms vs. Iowa State

The South Carolina Gamecocks basketball team has been a pleasant surprise in the SEC so far this season. Since back-to-back ugly losses to UNC-Charlotte and Akron in November, the Gamecocks have rattled off six straight wins, including blowouts of Oklahoma State and Clemson. Tonight, USC will face its biggest challenge of the non-conference slate, and perhaps the season as a whole...
Via College Spun
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen: Steve Spurrier Turned Down Chance For South Carolina To Open 2016 Season vs. FSU At Citrus Bowl

South Carolina generally plays a pretty solid non-conference slate every year, with Clemson on the schedule every year, and other solid opponents like North Carolina, East Carolina, and UCF appearing fairly frequently. When given the chance to open the 2016 season with Florida State in Orlando, however, Steve Spurrier politely declined that opportunity. Spurrier was on the radio...
Via College Spun
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 South Carolina women prepped for SEC start

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Top-ranked South Carolina is ready for the next - and perhaps hardest - stretch of the season when it opens Southeastern Conference play this week. The defending SEC champion Gamecocks (12-0) have been the No. 1 team for the past six weeks, a position that's sure to be tested once league play begins Friday night against Auburn (9-4). South Carolina forward Aleighsa...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gamecocks arriving via Martin’s signature

Send to Kindle Credit: K-State Athletics Communications The pen signing Frank Martin’s signature in the third year with the South Carolina Gamecocks is the same writing utensil he used in six years as the highly successful head coach at Kansas State.  The ink comes out of a well known for a grinding defense that uses immeasurable length of different players and quickness of...
Via College Chalktalk
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina's Pharoh Cooper Makes the Catch of the Bowl Season

With around 30-something games during the Bowl Season there are going to be hundreds of catches. Many will be routine and easy. Many others will be difficult and somewhat challenging. A few will be the kind of catch that you want to watch over and over again because they are that awesome. Those catches become known as the best of the bowl season.So far I'd have to say this one by...
Via FatManWriting
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Pharoh Cooper Made A Ridiculous Catch Behind A Miami Defender’s Back To Set Up A Touchdown

Phraoh Cooper has had a huge game for the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Independence Bowl against Miami, and his latest catch may be the most important of the game. With under five minutes left, Cooper made an absurd grab around a Miami defender, giving USC a 25 yard gain and putting the ball at the ‘Canes two yard line. Quarterback Dylan Thompson ran it in on the next play to...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: South Carolina QB Dylan Thompson Tosses 78-Yard TD to Pharoh Cooper in Independence Bowl

The season did not go anything like the South Carolina Gamecocks had thought it was going to go, but that does not appear to be detering them from trying to end it on a high note with a win against the Miami Hurricanes in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. After falling behind by a six the Gamecocks took the lead on this beauty of a 78-yard bomb from Dylan Thompson to Pharoh Cooper...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Pharoh Cooper Puts South Carolina On The Board With A Huge 78-Yard Touchdown Catch

South Carolina had a slow start during today’s Independence Bowl against Miami, but the Gamecocks are starting to gain momentum, and naturally, it is Pharoh Cooper who gave them the jolt that they needed. Trailing 6-0, Dylan Thompson found Cooper over the middle with plenty of room to run, and the speedy sophomore had no problem turning that into a 78-yard go-ahead touchdown reception...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: South Carolina Has New Cleats And Gloves For The Independence Bowl

South Carolina faces off against Miami in this year’s Independence Bowl, and the Gamecocks will have some cool new gear from Under Armour when they hit the field. USC has new garnet cleats and gloves for this afternoon’s showdown with the ‘Canes, and showed them off on Twitter this morning. New @DCIBowl cleats! #Gamecocks @UnderArmour pic.twitter.com/FNEW1RZwg9 — Gamecock...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: South Carolina Junior WR Shaq Roland Has Left The Gamecocks’ Program

South Carolina will be without one of its most talented wide receivers when it faces Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.  Gameocks’ junior wide receiver Shaq Roland has departed from the South Carolina program, according to a report by 247 Sports.  Roland, who caught 26 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns this season, did not attend South Carolina’s last two...
Via College Spun
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP Top 25 women's basketball poll

South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's poll for the fifth straight week while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years. The Gamecocks had a busy week, sweeping Hampton, Central Michigan and Liberty by an average of 32 points. Connecticut and Texas stay second and third in Monday's Top 25. Notre Dame and Texas A&M changed places after the Aggies lost...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP women's poll

South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's poll for the fifth straight week while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years. The Gamecocks had a busy week, sweeping Hampton, Central Michigan and Liberty by an average of 32 points. Connecticut and Texas stay second and third in Monday's Top 25. Notre Dame and Texas A&M changed places after the Aggies lost...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball Coaches Rock Ugly X-Mas Sweaters During Game

If Mr. Intensity Frank Martin can get into the holiday spirit, anybody can. The South Carolina head basketball coach and his coaching staff all sported Gamecock themed ugly Christmas sweaters for their game against Coker College Sunday afternoon…and it was glorious. We highly doubt Martin will be rocking something similar during Christmas dinner. He tried [&hellip (Visited...
Via No Coast Bias
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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