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Pharoh Cooper and Nelson Spruce will return to practice this week

Good news, Rams fans, the debut of two exciting rookies seems like it may happen in Week 4. Fourth-round draft pick Pharoh Cooper has been nursing a shoulder injury and has missed the first three games of the season, while UDFA Nelson Spruce injured his knee during the first preseason game and has been sidelined since that point. According to Myles Simmons of the team’s official...
Via The Rams Wire
2 hours ago

Final Thoughts on the Gamecocks vs. Wildcats Football Game.

Every week here at GABA we take another look at the last game and offer up unique opinions, rants and other musings. Why rehash the Kentucky loss, a team that is dreadfully pitiful and desperate as the Gamecocks? For nothing else we can all agree or disagree on who should be the quarterback the entire season AND all the while offering the upmost reading enjoyment to our rivals...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
7 hours ago

Early Takeaways from the Start of the Will Muschamp Era at South Carolina

With the 1/3 of the season over, both positives and negatives can be drawn from the beginning of the Muschamp era. What does the Gamecocks' 2-2 (1-2 SEC) start tell us about South Carolina? When South Carolina hired Will Muschamp prior to this season, there was a sense of reasonable optimism coming from the fanbase. However, a rough start in SEC play rises new concerns and delays...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
10 hours ago

SEC Week 5 Power Poll: Gamecocks battle for the bottom spot.

Week 5 was a weird weird week in the SEC and the Gamecocks weren’t the only team picking up the pieces this morning. Alabama Crimson Tide - Cruising past Kent State 49-0 is more than enough evidence to keep the number one team in the country at the top of the polls, but there are still cracks in Nick Saban’s invincible college football death machine. Texas A&M Aggies...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
14 hours ago

South Carolina’s loss to Kentucky a major missed opportunity

Instead of a 3-1 team headed into an important home stand, there’s still a lot of questions yet to be answered. I was ready to do a report card like I do every week (it will be back next week for the Texas A&M game), but decided not to. Instead, I’ve got a few observations I wanted to lay out to sort of piggyback off of what my colleagues here at GABA have already written...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
1 day ago

From the Student Section: South Carolina at Kentucky

Gamecocks drop to 2-2 with road loss to Kentucky The South Carolina Gamecocks offensive struggles showed up yet again in the 17-10 road loss at Kentucky. The Gamecocks now face an uphill battle toward bowl eligibility. Twenty-three That is the amount of points the Gamecocks have combined to score at Vanderbilt and at Kentucky. The Gamecocks offense only managed 268 yards on...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
1 day ago

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats: Game Balls

Kentucky is known for horse racing, basketball, bourbon, and beating South Carolina Gamecocks three consecutive years in a row. Every week we give out game balls to Gamecock players, but I ‘d like to give a game ball to the late Elijah Craig who was credited for inventing bourbon. We’re going to need something with a little oomph to get through this football season, and the answer...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
1 day ago

South Carolina Gamecocks at Kentucky Wildcats: Will Muschamp Postgame Press Conference

Coach Muschamp talks about the loss to the Wildcats The Gamecocks lost a frustrating game to Kentucky to fall to 2-2 on the season. The video of his press conference can be found here and the highlights are below. On the offense: Starting the game offensively we really struggled to really get anything going, especially in the throwing game. We’re bad on 3rd down for two weeks...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
1 day ago

The GABA Cast: Post-Kentucky LIVE show.

Well that sucked, let’s talk about it. Oh well. The South Carolina Gamecocks came out of Lexington empty-handed after a tough loss to the Kentucky Wildcats thanks to exceptional individual performances from Stanley ‘Boom’ Williams and Benjamin ‘Benny’ Snell, Jr. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t even palatable at times. It looked a lot like last year. That doesn’t mean...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
1 day ago

Kentucky beats South Carolina for third straight time, 17-10

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Benny Snell Jr. scored the go-ahead touchdown from 1 yard midway through the fourth quarter, Boom Williams broke a 43-yard TD and Kentucky held off South Carolina 17-10 on Saturday night for their third straight series victory over the Gamecocks. Inconsistent offensively in the first half, the Wildcats (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) got going after halftime...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina vs. Kentucky, recap and final score: Offense, run D fails Gamecocks in 17-10 loss

The Cats get just enough on Saturday night. The Gamecocks entered Commonwealth Stadium with a chance to match their win total from last year, but failed to get much going on the scoreboard as they fell to Kentucky, 17-10, in their third straight loss to the Wildcats. Both teams spun their wheels offensively to start the game. But Kentucky struck first with a 30-yard field goal just...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
2 days ago

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats: Three Keys and a Prediction

The Gamecocks take on their third conference opponent on the road in four weeks looking to improve to 3-1. South Carolina vs. Kentucky is quickly turn into more of a rivalry than Gamecock fans ever wanted. After winning 10 in a row, the series is split 3-3 that last six seasons and the Wildcats are riding a two game winning streak and looking for their first ever three game streak...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
3 days ago

Kentucky seeks 3rd straight victory against South Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky is feeling good about itself heading into its matchup with South Carolina after the Wildcats stumbled out of the gate to start the season. The Wildcats (1-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) enter Saturday night's game against the Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1) having won the past two in the series. A third win puts Kentucky at .500 overall and in the conference...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Friday Morning Optimist: South Carolina vs. Kentucky

With a win this week, the Gamecocks will have matched their win total from last season. Not bad, considering it’s Week Four. 2005. It’s Steve Spurrier’s first season as head coach, and after three weeks, the Gamecocks are sitting pretty with a 1-2 record. Flash forward eleven years, and Coach Will Muschamp is calling the shots in Columbia, boasting a 2-1 record through three...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
3 days ago

OUR DIGITAL SEASON - South Carolina vs Kentucky

The digi-Gamecocks invade Lexington Welcome back to Our Digital Season! Before we start, let’s review the parameters of how ODS works: Each quarter is 7 minutes long. This seems to equate to 15 minute quarters in real time, and also doesn’t take more than an hour to complete. I will also use the Duke playbook during ODS. Kurt Roper was the Duke OC for the NCAA 14 video game...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
4 days ago

South Carolina Football's Top 5 Games Against Kentucky

Looking back at the highlights of the Gamecocks-Wildcats Rivalry. "The Gamecocks have brought virtually nothing to the table in football. They are the SEC family's embarrassing cousin." Billy Reed, Lexington Herald-Journal columnist (1999) [calling for the ouster of USC from the SEC]. History The history of the University of Kentucky is a little difficult to follow.  Before...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
4 days ago

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats: Q&A with A Sea of Blue

Will over at A Sea of Blue shares us his thoughts on the Wildcats and his expectations for Saturday and moving forward. 1. It was thought we'd see two Kentucky QB's this weekend with Stephon Johnson and Drew Barker, but a back injury is going to keep Barker sidelined. Who do you prefer to see taking the snaps for the Wildcats? And, if we're gonna see a heavy dose of Johnson, what...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
5 days ago

Texas A&M to wear 1956 classic throwbacks Oct. 1

The Texas A&M Aggies will be rocking some pretty awesome uniforms next weekend when they take the field against the South Carolina Gamecocks. They will be honoring teams of the past with some pretty amazing throwbacks. The Aggies and apparel company adidas revealed the awesome uniforms for the game in two weeks. The uniform features decal-less white helmets and an awesome pair...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago

The GABA Cast, Episode 44: The Gamecocks hijack a Pirate ship.

Kevin McCrarey from Sportstalk joins Sam and DC3 to discuss the win over a (maybe) good ECU team, and the upcoming trip to the bizarro-world that is Commonwealth Stadium. Week Three is in the books and the boys are back in town to discuss a hard-fought win over an East Carolina football team that might actually be decent. As a special treat, friend of the show and all-around good...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
5 days ago

The Wednesday Morning Realist: South Carolina preps for Kentucky

The Gamecocks got the W, but a tough match-up against Kentucky is looming. 2-1. The Gamecocks have already achieved over half our win total from last year, in three games. And even though the offense sputtered at times and the defense allowed over 500 (!) yards of offense, they made some huge strides. But still, we have to remember that this was against ECU. Granted, the Pirates...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
5 days ago

Will Muschamp weekly press conference: Deebo Samuel likely to return at Kentucky

Wondering what Will Muschamp had to say during his media session Tuesday? To some, Deebo Samuel’s absence from South Carolina’s third game of the season against East Carolina came as a surprise when they saw him in shorts on the South Gamecocks’ sideline. The cause those didn’t. The same hamstring injury that kept Samuel out for most of 2015 seems to be lingering around again...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
6 days ago

South Carolina AD: School considers bidding on NCAA tourney

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner says the university is considering a bid for the NCAA Tournament men's basketball first- and second-round games the NCAA has removed from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people. Tanner said South Carolina has until Sept. 27 to submit its bid. If successful, the men's tournament would...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshman Brandon McIlwain emerges as Gamecocks QB

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Freshman Brandon McIlwain made a fast impression on his South Carolina teammates last January. McIlwain's impact has continued, so far, on the football field his first season. The young quarterback led the Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) to a 20-15 victory over pesky East Carolina last week in his first start and will look to equal South Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp updates Skai Moore’s condition during weekly press conference

The LB’s recovery is coming along well. Skai Moore is on the shelf for the entire 2016 season after having surgery on a herniated disc in his neck. While his experience is missed on the Gamecocks’ roster, he continues to progress and get healthy for his return in 2017. Will Muschamp updated Moore’s recovery in his weekly press conference on Tuesday, saying that the linebacker...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
6 days ago

Colonial Life Arena, University of South Carolina will bid to host 2017 NCAA first and second round

USC would replace Greensboro as a tournament host after the NCAA pulled out due to the controversial HB2 bill. The aftermath of the state of North Carolina passing the controversial HB2 law has resulted in the relocation of many events originally scheduled to be held there. Most notably, in the sporting world, this includes the 2017 NBA All-Star game being moved from Charlotte to...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
6 days ago
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