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Big Week: South Carolina could move to top of SEC standings

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina could end up atop the Southeastern Conference standings, if the Gamecocks can defend their homecourt this week. South Carolina (20-3, 7-3 SEC) hosts league-leader LSU (15-8, 8-2) on Wednesday night before playing No. 22 Kentucky, which is tied with the Gamecocks and No. 15 Texas A&M in second place, on Saturday. The Gamecocks have already...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier says he should have retired after 2014 season

Midway through the 2015 college football season, Steve Spurrier decided he had enough. After the South Carolina Gamecocks started the season with a 2-4 record, the Head Coach announced his immediate resignation … ending a head coaching career that saw him win SEC titles and a national championship with the Florida Gators and turn around the Gamecocks into a perennial winner. Now...
Via Gamedayr
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier becomes special assistant to South Carolina AD

Months after Steve Spurrier turned in his Head Ball Coach title at South Carolina, he’s taking on a new one. Spurrier is now a special assistant to the president and athletic director for the school. He confirmed the news during a broadcast of The Paul Finebaum Show. This isn’t a position extended to him out of charity. In his contract he had a clause that would allow him to...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 UConn women top South Carolina in 1-2 bout of unbeatens

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women's game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night.The Gamecocks had won their first 22 games and, in front of their first sold out crowd at 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena, figured to give the three-time defending NCAA champion Huskies (23-0) their sternest...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women's game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night. The Gamecocks had won their first 22 games and, in front of their first sold out crowd at 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena, figured to give the three-time defending NCAA champion Huskies (23-0) their sternest...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn's Stewart

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut's Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game's best player a quarter-century ago. Now, it's up to Staley to gameplan against Stewart when the second-ranked Gamecocks (22-0) take on the No. 1 Huskies (22-0...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 25 South Carolina Gets Big Win Over No. 8 Texas A&M

Texas A&M got its third loss in four games after falling to No. 25 South Carolina 81-78 on Saturday. Sindarius Thornwell led the Gamecocks with 25 points. He also added nine assists to help his team overcome No. 8 Texas A&M. South Carolina was able to bounce back from its loss at Georgia on Tuesday to make a statement with a win over a top ten team. Michael Carerra scored...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 South Carolina vs. No. 1 UConn Gamecocks 1st sellout

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) No. 2 South Carolina will have a packed house when the Gamecocks host No. 1 Connecticut on Monday night, the program's first sellout at 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena. The school's ticket office announced the sellout on Friday. The contest features a matchup of the last undefeated Division I programs with three-time defending NCAA champion Connecticut coming...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Defensive Tackle Karamo Dioubate Commits To Temple Over South Carolina

One of the final blue chip recruits left unsigned will be staying in his native Philadelphia. Four-star defensive tackle Karamo Dioubate committed to Matt Rhule’s Temple Owls over the SEC’s South Carolina Gamecocks during a ceremony moments ago.  LIVE on #Periscope: Karamo Dioubate is about to decide between Temple, South Carolina and Alabama. https://t.co/36aPP4a49N — Kyle...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina braces for the defining stretch of its season

The date was January 13, 2016. The South Carolina Gamecocks had not lost a basketball game this season. At 15-0, they joined the SMU Mustangs as one of only two unbeaten teams in the country. SMU, being ineligible for the NCAA tournament, will unavoidably become a team which will miss the Dance after entering January without a blemish on its record. South Carolina, though? Come on...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-Star Wide Receiver Flips From Arkansas To South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks received a nice boost to their receiving corps on Sunday when three-star receiver Kiel Pollard announced he was flipping from Arkansas over to South Carolina. With much thought & prayers I have decided to flip my commitment to the University of South Carolina #SpursUp! pic.twitter.com/2uYetgEFwr — Kiel pollard (@biggtime_2) January 31, 2016 ...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Linebacker JaCorey Morris Becomes 2nd Player To Leave South Carolina’s 2016 Class Today

Recruiting has taken some wild turns, both good and bad, for the South Carolina Gamecocks in recent days. On Sunday, former Alabama running back Tyren Jones committed to the ‘Cocks, and earlier today, reports emerged that Randrecous Davis has decommitted from Georgia and now has Miami and USC as his final two. It hasn’t all been good news however. Four-star Tre Jackson decommitted...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina garners pledge from 'versatile kid with very high IQ'

Since Will Muschamp has taken over the post as head coach of South Carolina, a trend has taken place via his recruiting. Muschamp and his staff have seemingly targeted players with great positional versatility. This helps in the event of an injury, or simply when depth gets thin at a specific position. The Gamecocks' latest pledge Dennis "D.J." Wonnum fits the bill in this capacity...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Tide RB Tyren Jones commits to South Carolina

Former Alabama running back Tyren Jones has committed to South Carolina, according to 247 Sports. Jones, a former four-star recruit from the Atlanta area, was dismissed from Alabama early last year after being arrested for marijuana possession and spent the 2015 season at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. On top of South Carolina, he had offers from Louisville and Auburn. And...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp thinks his new offensive coordinator could have saved his job at Florida

Will Muschamp is talking up his new offensive coordinator, saying he’d still be at Florida had he hired him in his first year there. The newly-hired South Carolina coach was effusive in his praise for Kurt Roper, currently an offensive assistant for the Browns and Muschamp’s offensive coordinator in his final season with the Gators. Roper will take the reigns of South Carolina’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore added to Will Muschamp's staff

Former South Carolina star running back Marcus Lattimore has been added to Will Muschamp’s staff.  Lattimore, 24, played with the Gamecocks from 2010-12. He had a prolific freshman season but knee injuries derailed his sophomore and junior seasons. They also prevented his NFL career from taking off.  The former tailback will “not be a coach—instead, he will talk to the...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Spurrier donates final paycheck from South Carolina to Gamecock Club

Twitter/@llakejordan Steve Spurrier stepped down as South Carolina head coach on October 12, but he’s not done giving back to the school’s athletics programs. According to The State, Spurrier donated his final check from South Carolina to the Gamecock Club.  Former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier returned his final payment from the school, a check for more than ...
Via College Spun
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp on ability to recruit: 'Look at my wife'

    Will Muschamp was officially introduced as the new head football coach at South Carolina on Monday morning, and he answered a wide range of questions about how he can turn things around for the Gamecocks. He really knocked it out of the park with his take on recruiting. When a reporter asked Muschamp if he envisions having any issues getting players to come play for him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Recruit decommits from South Carolina after coaching change

Four-star defensive end recruit Jordan Smith, who committed to play for South Carolina back in July, has changed his mind after the team’s coaching changes. Smith tweeted out the news Monday afternoon, adding that while he was able to handle losing head coach Steve Spurrier, not having defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward on the staff pushed him over the edge.  Smith’s posts...
Via College Spun
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mother of top recruit calls Will Muschamp a 'pure liar'

There were mixed feelings in the college football world when Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp stepped down and took the head coaching job with South Carolina. The mother of the top 2016 recruit that knows exactly where she stands with Muschamp, though. Jennifer Coney, mother of Rashan Gray, a defensive tackle that has a perfect .9999 score on 247sports, is upset that...
Via Gamedayr
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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