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South Carolina Football: Previewing the WR’s

South Carolina football has lost yet another star receiver to the NFL due to Bruce Ellington’s early departure from Columbia.  What does the receiving corp look like without him? The Gamecocks have a very talented group of receivers that have a fair amount of experience, but it will be imperative for someone to replace Ellington as the clear leader of the group. Shaq Roland was...
Via isportsweb.com
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Badgers vs. Gamecocks

South Carolina and Wisconsin both had BCS bowl aspirations. They'll play in the Capital One Bowl to determine which was better suited for the bigger stage. The eighth-ranked Gamecocks and 19th-ranked Badgers meet for the first time on New Year's Day in Orlando in a matchup of hard-nosed teams with elite defenses. "We're not taking this game lightly at all,"...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-South Carolina Preview

South Carolina and Wisconsin both had BCS bowl aspirations. They'll play in the Capital One Bowl to determine which was better suited for the bigger stage. The eighth-ranked Gamecocks and 19th-ranked Badgers meet for the first time on New Year's Day in Orlando in a matchup of hard-nosed teams with elite defenses. "We're not taking this game lightly at all,"...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina loses WR Byrd to knee injury, will miss bowl game

No. 8 South Carolina will be without second-leading receiver Damiere Byrd for the Capital One Bowl after he injured his knee at practice this week. The school said Friday that Byrd would have arthroscopic surgery in a day or two. The Gamecocks (10-2) will face No. 19 Wisconsin (9-3) in Orlando, Fla., on New Year's Day. The 5-foot-9 Byrd is from Sicklerville, N.J. He had 33...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney could miss South Carolina opener

The South Carolina Gamecocks could be without junior DE Jadeveon Clowney in their season opener. Clowney has a bruised shoulder. “If (Clowney’s shoulder) doesn’t come around real soon, we may play without him the first game,” head coach Steve Spurrier told the media. “We’ve got a bunch of hurt guys who act like they are really hurt so right now they may not play.” South...
Via Tireball.com
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Football: 2013 Preseason Depth Chart

With the start of the South Carolina football practice, here is the preseason depth chart to keep your mind on and watch how it changes:   Offense   WR: Damiere Byrd OR Shaq Roland/Shamier Jeffery WR: Bruce Ellington/K.J. Brent/Jody Fuller WR: Nick Jones/Kwinton Smith/David Wilkins LT: Corey Robinson/Mason Zandi/Mike Matulis LG: A.J. Cann/Brock Stadnik...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia Field Report

Saturday night's game was better than many could have dreamed. South Carolina took an early and commanding lead and pounded Georgia into submission. The only blemish on the scoreboard was a face-saving touchdown by UGa in the waning minutes. The Gamecocks dominated the Bulldogs thoroughly and win 35-7. South Carolina's performance was a complete team performance. As...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Small receivers making big plays

Three Gamecock receivers under 5-foot-9 are starting to make a name for themselves in this South Carolina offense. Behind the hands of Ace Sanders, Bruce Ellington and Damiere Byrd, these three totaled 247 yards on 10 catches with two touchdowns against UAB.
Via southcarolina.scout.com
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 8 South Carolina 49, UAB 6

Connor Shaw went 8 of 14 for 107 yards before reinjuring his throwing shoulder as No. 8 South Carolina beat UAB 49-6 on Saturday night. Shaw left the game after taking a brutal hit just late in the first half. Team officials said the junior aggravated the bruised right shoulder that kept him out of last week's game. Sophomore Dylan Thompson took over again, throwing a 95-yard...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Thompson takes over in SCarolina's 48-10 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dylan Thompson completed 21 of 37 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 9 South Carolina (2-0) beat East Carolina 48-10 Saturday. Thompson started the game in place of the injured Connor Shaw, and left little doubt coach Steve Spurrier made the right choice to let Shaw rest. Thompson's first completion was a 53-yard pass to Damiere Byrd. He...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Most exciting players in the SEC

With today’s stunning removal of Tyrann Mathieu from LSU, the debate of who is the most exciting player in the SEC has been turned on its head.  There was no question the ‘Honey Badger’ was the most explosive player, now things just got more interesting.  With this in mind, I’m going to give you all some clarity and quiet this debate with my top 3: Honorable Mention: Damiere...
Via Air It Out Sport
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina spent 535,00 to defend NCAA allegations

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina spent more than 535,000 to defend itself in its recent infractions case with the NCAA. The school said Wednesday it spent 535,667.50 in connection with the NCAA investigation. Last Friday, the governing body placed South Carolina on three years of probation and said it failed to properly monitor its athletic department. But the NCAA did not...
Via Fox Sports South
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA to discuss South Carolina sanctions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The NCAA is set to release its decision on the South Carolina infractions case involving athletes receiving about 55,000 in improper benefits. The governing body says it will discuss the Committee on Infractions' decision in a conference call Friday afternoon. The NCAA alleges South Carolina athletes received 47,000 in impermissible benefits by staying...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA to discuss South Carolina sanctions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The NCAA is set to release its decision on the South Carolina infractions case involving athletes receiving about 55,000 in improper benefits. The governing body says it will discuss the Committee on Infractions' decision in a conference call Friday afternoon. The NCAA alleges South Carolina athletes received 47,000 in impermissible benefits by staying...
Via Fox Sports South
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Track. Gamecock Track Completes Day One at Arkansas and Clemson

South Carolina senior hurdler Kierre Beckles, junior long jumper Jarrod Hutchen and freshman sprinter Damiere Byrd all improved their NCAA prospects Friday night in the first day of competition at the Tyson Invitational on the campus of the University of Arkansas.
Via gamecocksonline.com
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football and the NCAA Allegations Soap Opera Continues

The University of South Carolina and the NCAA continue their saga.  Just a few days ago, USC issued an official response to an NCAA Notice of Allegations.  Next step in this process is a meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions in February. Us nerds here read over the stuff on the website devoted to this issue - http://sc.edu/ncaaresponse/ .Here is our summary of the events...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

USC will lose six scholarships over next three years

South Carolina will eliminate six football scholarships in the next three years as punishment for committing three major NCAA violations, the school announced Wednesday. In a 111-page response to the NCAA, the school also said it will reduce official recruiting visits in football and track and field. The NCAA said 10 South Carolina football players and two members of its women...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

USC will lose 6 scholarships over next 3 years

South Carolina will eliminate six football scholarships in the next three years as punishment for committing three major NCAA violations, the school announced Wednesday. In a 111-page response to the NCAA, the school also said it will reduce official recruiting visits in football and track and field. The NCAA said 10 South Carolina football players and two members of its women...
Via Fox Sports South
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

South Carolina will cut six scholarships

South Carolina will eliminate six football scholarships in the next three years as punishment for committing three major NCAA violations, the school announced Wednesday. In a 111-page response to the NCAA, the school also said it will reduce official recruiting visits in football and track and field. The NCAA said 10 South Carolina football players and two members of its women...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Field Report: Tennessee Edition

South Carolina won in Knoxville for the second time in their last 4 trips by beating Tennessee 14-3 Breaking it Down...1st Quarter...South Carolina won the toss and deferred to the second half.  The defense forced a quick 3 and out, but Ace Sanders muffed the punt and Tennessee recovered on the Gamecock 18 yard line.  The Vols made one first down before stalling at the 4.  They...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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