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Drop Decision at Coastal Carolina 3-1
Ive Burnett scores first career goal.
S.C. – South Carolina (2-2-0) fell to Coastal Carolina (2-2-0) in
non-conference action at CCU Soccer Field. Freshman defender Ive
Burnett netted his first career goal early in the match to score for
FALL 41-30 TO GEORGIA
Ga. –A back and forth affair, “Between the Hedges,” went to the No.
11/12 Georgia Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 SEC) as the No. 6/7 South Carolina
Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1 SEC) fell 41-30 in front of sellout crowd
92,746 fans at Sanford Stadium...
EASTERN DIVISION SHOWDOWN NEARS
Travel to Georgia Saturday
S.C. – The sixth-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks worked out at the
Bluff Road practice fields. The Gamecocks (1-0, 0-0 SEC) are wrapping
up their preparations for Saturday’s SEC Eastern Division showdown with
the No. 11/12 Georgia Bulldogs (0-1, 0-0 SEC).
Offense Gives No. 6/7 Gamecocks 27-10 Win over North Carolina
S.C. - Quick offensive strikes from Connor Shaw and Mike Davis helped
No. 6/7 South Carolina (1-0) dispatch of North Carolina (0-1) 27-10 in
the college football season opener at Williams-Brice Stadium.
CAROLINA ANNOUNCES 2014 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
S.C. - The South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies will
the 2014 season with a special Thursday night contest at Williams-Brice
Stadium in Columbia, highlighting next year's football schedule
Preseason Drills Continue
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football team practiced for
about two hours on Wednesday morning at the Bluff Road practice fields.
The season is just over two weeks from commencing, as the Gamecocks
will host North Carolina in the season lidlifter on Thursday, August
29. Game time is set for 6 p.m. ET and the contest will be televised
nationally on ESPN.
SCRIMMAGE ON SATURDAY
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football squad went
inside Williams-Brice Stadium on a warm Saturday afternoon and
conducted its first scrimmage of the preseason camp.
GAMECOCKS NAMED TO MEDIA’S ALL-SEC TEAM
S.C. – South Carolina placed four players on the 2013 Preseason All-SEC
squads selected by the media attending this year’s SEC Media Days, it
was announced Thursday morning. South Carolina junior
end Jadeveon Clowney was a first-team selection as was Bruce Ellington,
who earned first-team honors as an all-purpose specialist.
end Rory Anderson received second-team accolades with guard A.J. Cann a
DANTZLER EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS FROM BASEBALL AMERICA
S.C. – South Carolina senior LB Dantzler has earned third-team
All-America honors at the designated hitter position by Baseball America
CAROLINA ROUTS UNC 8-0
HILL, N.C. – Jordan Montgomery twirled a four-hit shutout and the South
Carolina offense parlayed eight hits, nine walks and five stolen bases
into eight runs, as the Gamecocks cruised to an 8-0 win over North
Carolina in Game 2 of the best-of-3 Super Regional Series at Boshamer
HEELS OUTLAST GAMECOCKS 6-5 IN GAME ONE OF SUPER REGIONAL
HILL, N.C. – Skye Bolt’s two-out RBI single scored Parks Jordan with
the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, as North Carolina
outlasted South Carolina, 6-5, in game one of the best-of-3 Super
Regional Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.
Overpower Liberty, 19-3, in NCAA Columbia Regional
S.C. — South Carolina starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery tallied a
career-high 11 strikeouts, and the Gamecocks collected 19 hits en route
to a 19-3 victory over Liberty in game four of the NCAA Columbia
Regional on Saturday night at Carolina Stadium.
ELIMINATED IN SEC TOURNAMENT IN 4-3 LOSS TO VANDERBILT
Hoover, Ala. – For the second consecutive day, 12th ranked South
Carolina rallied from three runs down, however top ranked Vanderbilt
loaded the bases in the 10th inning and with one out a RBI base hit
from Conrad Gregor lifted the Commodores to a 4-3 win over the
Gamecocks in an elimination game on Thursday afternoon
at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
EARN 8-3 WIN OVER GEORGIA
S.C. – Eight of nine position starters for 12th ranked South Carolina
had at least one hit and freshman left-hander Jack Wynkoop worked
five-plus innings to earn his seventh win of the season as the
Gamecocks defeated Georgia 8-3 to sweep a three-game SEC series at
Carolina Stadium on Mother’s Day. South Carolina is now 37-14
16-10 in the SEC with Georgia 18-31 and 5-19 in league play.
DEFEAT LSU 4-0 TO WIN SERIES
Rouge, La. – Freshman left-hander Jack Wynkoop hurled seven scoreless
innings and combined with Adam Westmoreland and Tyler Webb for a
six-hit shutout as 10th ranked South Carolina defeated second ranked
LSU 4-0 on Sunday afternoon to win the rubber game of a three-game SEC
series at Alex Box Stadium. The Gamecocks improve to 33-12
13-8 in the SEC with LSU now 39-6 and 16-5 in league play.
Finish Runner-Up at SEC Championship
SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — The South Carolina men’s golf team made a stellar
run at the program’s first SEC title on Sunday but it came up just
short, finishing runner-up by two strokes to second-ranked Alabama at
the 2013 SEC Championship with a total of 850 (+10) at Sea Island Golf
Suffer 74-64 Loss At Vanderbilt In Regular Season Finale
Tenn. – South Carolina (14-17, 4-14 SEC) dropped their regular season
finale to Vanderbilt (14-16, 8-10 SEC) 74-64 at Memorial Gymnasium on
Saturday afternoon. For the second game in a row, junior guard Brenton
Williams led South Carolina offensively, scoring 17 points.
Sweeps Albany With 6-4 Win In Series Finale
S.C. - Fresh off a no-hitter in game one of a doubleheader, fifth
ranked South Carolina stormed ahead in the nightcap with six runs in
the first three innings on the way to a 6-4 victory over Albany to
sweep a doubleheader and the series vs. the Great Danes. Carolina is
now 5-1 on the year while the loss drops Albany to 0-5 for the season.
Hands Gamecocks First Loss of 2013
ARBOR, Mich. — The 16th-ranked Michigan Wolverines (2-0)
the No. 31 South Carolina women’s tennis team its first loss of the
2013 season Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., to drop the Gamecocks’ record
to 3-1. Michigan advanced to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship
with the second-round win in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
Escape with 52-44 Win at Florida
Fla. - No. 19/18 South Carolina survived a late surge by Florida to
claim a 52-44 win over the Gators Sunday afternoon at the Stephen C.
O’Connell Center. The Gamecocks (16-3, 4-2 SEC) captured the road
victory behind 59 rebounds, the most during head coach Dawn Staley’s
tenure, and a defensive effort that held Florida to just 17 field goals.
Drop Tough Game at Georgia
S.C. - No. 18/16 South Carolina dropped a hard-fought 42-40 decision to
No. 13/12 Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum Sunday afternoon as both teams
struggled to shoot the ball against active, aggressive defensive
BOWL CHAMPS! Gamecocks defeat Michigan 33-28
Fla. -- Dylan Thompson's 32-yard touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington with
11 seconds remaining lifted South Carolina to a 33-28 victory over
Michigan to win the 2013 Outback Bowl. South Carolina finishes the
season with an 11-2 record and matches last year's win total and school
record. Head coach Steve Spurrier won his third bowl at South Carolina
as well to set a school record by a Gamecock coach.
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football team was slated to
practice twice on Thursday as they continued preparations for their
January 1 date in the Outback Bowl with the Michigan Wolverines (8-4).
Carolina Falls to Rival Clemson 64-55
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina (5-3) fell to intrastate rival Clemson
(5-2) 64-55 in non-conference action at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday
afternoon. Junior guard Brenton Williams led the Gamecocks
Battle Past Missouri State In Overtime
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - South Carolina posted a 74-67 victory over
Missouri State in the third round of the Hoops For Hope Classic in
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Saturday in non-conference action. In his
first contest back after missing three games due to a concussion,
freshman forward Michael Carrera hit a 3 as time expired in regulation
to send the contest into overtime.
Thévenin’s 27 Kills, Gamecocks Take Thriller at Alabama in Five Sets
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A career outing from junior outside hitter Juliette
Thévenin propelled South Carolina (17-13, 5-13 SEC) to a five-set
victory at Alabama, taking the match 25-20, 25-12, 17-25, 20-25, 15-7
on Friday night at Foster Auditorium.
Roll Past Arkansas, 38-20
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina amassed 383 yards of offense and forced
three turnovers en route to a dominant 38-20 win over
With the victory, the Gamecocks improve to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the
Hold Off Tennessee, 38-35
COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 17/16 South Carolina came up with a pair of
crucial defensive plays down the stretch to hold off Tennessee for a
38-35 victory on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Cost Gamecocks In 44-11 Loss at Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No. 9/8 South Carolina was unable to overcome three
costly first-half turnovers as it fell to No. 3/4 Florida, 44-11, on
Saturday afternoon at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Come Up Short at LSU, 23-21
BATON ROUGE, La. — Third-ranked South Carolina was unable to overcome a
late nine-point deficit at LSU on Saturday night, as the No. 9/8 Tigers
held on to claim a 23-21 victory over the Gamecocks at Tiger Stadium.
Men's Soccer Earns 2-1 Victory Over UCF
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina men's soccer team (4-5-2, 1-2-1
C-USA) earned a 2-1 victory over visiting UCF (4-4-2, 1-1-0 C-USA) in
Conference USA action at Stone Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Redshirt-sophomore midfielder Hunter Wyer and freshman midfielder Ryan
Arambula both scored the first goal of their career for Carolina in the
Shut Down No. 5 Georgia, 35-7
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sixth-ranked South Carolina put together one of its
most complete efforts of the season on Saturday night against No. 5
Georgia en route to a 35-7 victory in front of a record crowd of 85,199
at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Earns 38-17 Win Over Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sixth ranked South Carolina erased a 10-point
halftime deficit and scored four touchdowns in the second half on the
way to a 38-17 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night at Commonwealth
Stadium. The Gamecocks are 5-0 on the year and 3-0 in the SEC while the
loss drops Kentucky to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the league.
Record-Setting Day Leads Gamecocks Past Missouri, 31-10
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Junior quarterback Connor Shaw threw for 249 yards and
two touchdowns and completed a school-record 20 consecutive passes to
finish the game as he led No. 7/8 South Carolina to a 31-10 victory
over Missouri on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Cruise To 49-6 Victory Over UAB
COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 8/9 South Carolina amassed 501 yards of total
offense en route to a 49-6 victory over UAB on Saturday night at
Williams-Brice Stadium, giving head coach Steve Spurrier his 200th
career victory as a collegiate head coach.
8 Gamecocks Roll Past East Carolina, 48-10
COLUMBIA, S.C. — In his first career start, sophomore quarterback Dylan
Thompson threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns to lead ninth-ranked
South Carolina to a 48-10 victory over East Carolina in its home opener
9 Gamecocks Defeat Vanderbilt, 17-13, To Open 2012 Season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Junior running back Marcus Lattimore rushed for 110
yards and two touchdowns to lead ninth-ranked South Carolina to a 17-13
victory over Vanderbilt on Thursday night in the season opener for both
teams at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Practice of the Season Held at the Bluff Road Proving Grounds
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football team hit the practice
fields for its first official practice of the 2012 campaign on Friday
night. The squad went through a two hour and 15 minute practice session
in helmets and shorts at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds.”
Pace SEC on First-Year Academic Honor Roll
first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12
S.C. – For the fifth time in as many years, South Carolina led the way
on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll. A total
of 97 first-year student-athletes achieved a minimum 3.00 grade point
average for 2011-12. The list includes 608 selections from across the
league’s 12 schools for the 2011-12 academic year.
Gamecocks Advance At US Olympic Trials
former Gamecocks advanced in the 400-meter hurdles
Ore. – Three former Gamecocks advanced in the intermediate hurdles and
two advanced in the 200-meter dash Thursday night as competition at the
US Olympic Trials continued in front of a record crowd of 22,602 after
a three-day rest period at Hayward Field in Tracktown USA.
DEFEATS CAROLINA 4-1 TO WIN THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Arizona Wildcats scored three times in the top of the ninth inning to
defeat the South Carolina Gamecocks, 4-1 Monday night in game two of
the best-of-3 College World Series Championship Series at TD Ameritrade
Park in Omaha. The hard-fought win in front of an announced attendance
of 23,872 gave Arizona a sweep of the championship series and ended
South Carolina’s hopes of a third-straight title.
CAROLINA EDGES ARKANSAS, 3-2 AT THE CWS FRIDAY
Advance to Championship Series for Third Straight Year
NE – The South Carolina Gamecocks rallied from an early two-run deficit
to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks, 3-2 at the College World Series in
front of an announced crowd of 22,184 at TD Ameritrade Park Friday
FALL 2-1 TO ARKANSAS AT COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Neb. – The Arkansas Razorbacks scored twice in the first four innings
and held on for a 2-1 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks in a
winner’s bracket game at the College World Series
Top Clemson in Walk-Off Fashion, 5-4
S.C. — Junior LB Dantzler blasted a walk-off single off the right-field
wall in the bottom of the 12th inning, scoring freshman Joey Pankake to
lift South Carolina to a thrilling 5-4 victory over rival Clemson on
Saturday in the 2012 NCAA Columbia Regional at Carolina Stadium.
Gamecocks Qualify On Final Day of NCAA Preliminary Meet
Fla. – South Carolina earned four final bids to the NCAA Outdoor
Championships on the final day of competition at the East Preliminary
held at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North
Florida. Pole vaulter Marvin Reitze advanced in the men’s pole vault,
and the Gamecocks also advanced the men’s 4x400-meter relay in addition
to both women’s relays to give South Carolina a total of nine
qualifying events to Des Moines.
Carolina Track Earns 26 Bids To NCAA East Preliminary
individual athletes will compete for berth at NCAA Outdoor Championship
S.C. – Declarations for the NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field
Championships have been announced with South Carolina qualifying 26
entries into the meet that will be held May 24-26 at Hodges Stadium on
the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.
TAKE SERIES WITH 10-7 WIN OVER ARKANSAS
Ark. – Scoreless through sixth innings, third ranked South Carolina
erupted for a combined 10 runs in the seventh and eighth innings and
held on for a 10-7 victory over 13th ranked Arkansas
NAMED TO NFF HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY
Kicker on List of Honorees
S.C. -- The National Football Foundation & College
Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2012 NFF Hampshire Honor
Society, which is comprised of college football players from all
divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better
throughout their college career.
Senior Day Crowd Watches Gamecocks Drop 4-1 Decision to Auburn
of South Carolina’s four hits come from seniors
S.C. – Another overcapacity crowd of 921 fans packed into Beckham Field
for the final home game of 2012, trying to cheer South Carolina (23-29,
3-22 SEC) to victory on Senior Day, but Auburn (31-19, 10-15 SEC)
spoiled things with a 4-1 win.
ASSIST WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
$60,000 Raised for Non-Profit Organization
S.C.– The University of South Carolina football program’s participation
in the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) helped net the organization
approximately $60,000 from the 2011 auction items, it was announced
Carolina Comes Up Short in 7-5 Loss at No. 2/2 Alabama
senior Kaela Jackson went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the
Ala. – A hard-fought contest by both teams, No. 2/2 Alabama (39-2, 16-2
SEC) came through in the end to take a 7-5 win over South Carolina
(23-22, 3-15 SEC) on Saturday afternoon in front of a record-high crowd
at Rhoads Stadium of 3,940 fans.
TAKE SERIES WITH 5-3 WIN OVER MISSISSIPPI STATE
S.C. – Ninth ranked South Carolina raced out to a 5-0 lead with all
five runs coming with two outs and freshman left-hander Jordan
Montgomery allowed just one run in 6.1 innings of work as the Gamecocks
held on to defeat Mississippi State 5-3 on Saturday afternoon in front
of a sellout crowd of 8,242 fans at Carolina Stadium.
TAKE SERIES WITH 6-4 WIN OVER VANDERBILT IN 13 INNINGS
Tenn – Christian Walker’s two-out two-run homer in the top of the 13th
inning helped lift 10th ranked South Carolina to a 6-4 victory over
Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon to clinch the weekend series for the
EARN 9-3 WIN OVER FLORIDA IN SERIES OPENER
S.C. – Sixth ranked South Carolina scored seven runs in the seventh and
eighth innings on the way to a 9-3 victory over Florida on Thursday
night in the series opener at Carolina Stadium in front of a sellout
crowd of 8,242 fans.
FALL 5-4 TO WOFFORD IN 11 INNINGS
S.C. – Mac Doyle hit two home runs including a two-run homer in the
eighth inning that tied the game and Konstantine Diamaduros had a RBI
single in the 11th inning as Wofford defeated sixth ranked South
Carolina 5-4 on Wednesday night at Carolina Stadium.
Women’s Soccer Schedule
slate expands to 13 matches from September 14 to October 25
S.C. – The Southeastern Conference has expanded the women’s soccer
league slate to 13 games with the additions of Missouri (Eastern
Division) and Texas A&M (Western Division) with Wednesday's
announcement of the 2012 conference schedule.
Keep Dancing, Head to Sweet 16
LAFAYETTE Ind. – No. 25 South Carolina scrapped its way to the NCAA
Tournament Sweet 16 with a 72-61 win at No. 13/15 Purdue Monday night.
It is the Gamecocks’ third Sweet 16 appearance with the last coming in
2002, when they reached the Elite Eight.
Carolina Baseball Week
Carolina continued the 2012 season with non-conference wins vs.
Charleston Southern and Appalachian State. The Gamecocks were
swept in a weekend series at Kentucky in the first week of conference
play. South Carolina is 15-4 on the year including a 14-0
at Carolina Stadium.
Leads Gamecocks in 8-7 Comeback Win over Arkansas
posts second career two-homer game as South Carolina comes from five
runs back to capture the win
S.C. – South Carolina (18-7, 2-1 SEC) came from behind, led by two
homers from senior third baseman Evan Childs, to capture an 8-7 win
over Arkansas (17-6, 1-4 SEC) to take the series on Sunday afternoon in
front of 514 fans at Beckham Field.
Split on Final Day at FIU
Fla. -- South Carolina moved to 6-3 on the season, dropping a 7-6
decision to Jacksonville (4-6) before defeating Villanova 15-3 in five
innings. Senior Evan Childs had a homer in both games, while senior
Lauren Lackey tripled in both. Four unearned runs gave the Dolphins the
win in the first game. Senior Kaitlin Westfall went 3-for-4 with two
doubles and two RBI in the Villanova win.
Score 20th Win, 69-55 Over Alabama
Ala. – No. 25 South Carolina collected its 20th win of the season with
a 69-55 decision over Alabama Sunday afternoon at Foster Auditorium.
The Gamecocks (20-7, 9-5 SEC) took a 12-point lead into the locker room
at halftime and survived a sloppy second half for both teams. La’Keisha
Sutton led the way with 13 points, all in the second half, and a
career-high tying seven rebounds.
Swimming & Diving Heads to SEC Championships
S.C. — The South Carolina swimming and diving teams are set to begin
competition at the SEC Championships on Wednesday at the Allan Jones
Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee.
Beckles Paces Gamecocks In NYC
hurdler takes fifth in 60m hurdle championship
YORK CITY – South Carolina senior Kierre Beckles set the example for
Curtis Frye’s youth-laden team Friday at the New Balance Collegiate in
being the first Gamecock to qualify and place in a championship final
at the first premier meet of the indoor season.
Rip Down 65-60 OT Win at #25/22 Vanderbilt
– South Carolina needed extra time but held off a charging No. 25/22
Vanderbilt team to score a 65-60 victory Sunday afternoon at Memorial
Gymnasium. The Gamecocks (15-5, 4-3 SEC) snapped a three-game losing
streak with what had previously delivered a seven-game win streak –
stingy, disciplined defense, aggressive offense and gutty plays when
they counted most. Senior La’Keisha Sutton finished with 20 points,
including a career-high four 3-pointers, and five of the team’s nine
points in overtime.
Carolina Falls to No. 9/8 Kentucky 66-58
S.C. – No. 24 South Carolina dropped a 66-58 decision to No. 9/8
Kentucky Sunday afternoon in SEC women’s basketball action at Colonial
Life Arena. The Gamecocks (14-4, 3-2 SEC) out-rebounded the Wildcats
(16-2, 5-0 SEC) on the afternoon but saw Kentucky’s 11 second-half
offensive rebounds help them to the comeback victory.
BOTKIN ADDED TO COACHING STAFF
Hires Linebackers Coach
S.C. – University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier
has tabbed Kirk Botkin as the team’s linebackers coach, it was
ROBINSON ADDED TO COACHING STAFF
Hires Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach
S.C. – University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier
has tabbed Joe Robinson as the team’s special teams coordinator and
tight ends coach..
Swimming & Diving Hosts Duke, Queens to Open 2012 Schedule
S.C. — After going through a grueling winter workout schedule, the
South Carolina swimming and diving teams are set to open the 2012
portion of the schedule on Saturday at home in a meet with Duke and
Queens University of Charlotte.
TO PLAY IN EAST-WEST SHRINE
Defensive Tackle Invited to All-Star Game
S.C. (January 12, 2012) – University of South Carolina defensive tackle
Travian Robertson has accepted an invitation to play in the 87th
East-West Shrine Game®. The Game will be held Jan. 21, 2012 at
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla...
Tennis Opens Spring Season at SEC Indoor Championships
S.C. – South Carolina men’s tennis kicks off its spring campaign with a
trip to the SEC Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky. The tournament
begins on Fri., Jan. 13, with six other teams joining the Gamecocks at
the annual event – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss and
Vanderbilt. South Carolina has seven singles entries in the 64-player
draw, and four doubles tandems will compete in the 32-team bracket.
FINISH IN TOP 10
Season-Ending Ranking in School History
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football team reached another
benchmark in a long-line of “firsts” under head coach Steve Spurrier.
The 11-2 Gamecocks finished the season ranked among the nation’s Top-10
teams for the first time in school history.
Women’s Basketball Ranked No.24
S.C. – University of South Carolina women’s basketball is ranked No. 24
in the nation this week in the Associated Press poll. It is the first
national ranking for the Gamecocks since March 17, 2003. The Gamecocks
are 14-2 on the season, including a 3-0 start in SEC play, making it
the best start to a season in nearly a decade.
Earns SEC Freshman of the Week Honors
S.C. – University of South Carolina forward Aleighsa Welch (Goose
Creek, S.C./Goose Creek) was named SEC Women’s Basketball Freshman of
the Week, the league office announced today. Welch led the team with
14.5 points per game while pulling in 6.5 rebounds per game in wins
over then-No. 24/21 Vanderbilt and Florida last week ...
Gamecocks Ranked in ITA Top 100
S.C. — Anya Morgina, Jaklin Alawi and Dijana Stojic of the
Carolina women’s tennis team earned singles rankings in the
Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s first poll of 2012
Carolina Hosts #24/21 Vanderbilt
Carolina women's basketball (12-2, 1-0 SEC) is looking for its
seventh-straight victory Thursday night when #24/21 Vanderbilt comes to
Colonial Life Arena
Defeat Nebraska, 30-13 in Capital One Bowl
Fla. -- No. 10/9 South Carolina wrapped up one of the most successful
seasons in school history on Monday afternoon with a 30-13 victory over
No. 21/20 Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
With the win, the Gamecocks finish the season at 11-2, becoming the
first team in school history to reach 11 wins.
D’Angelo Named Semifinalist For Three Awards
Carolina freshman goalkeeper a semifinalist for three All White Kit
S.C. – South Carolina freshman goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo has been
named a semifinalist for three end of the year awards by All White Kit,
a premier women’s soccer blog that covers collegiate and professional
soccer in the United States and overseas.
HOLD SECOND WORKOUT IN CELEBRATION FLORIDA
Continue for Capital One Bowl
coach G.A. Mangus has been pleased with the practices of sophomore
signal caller Connor Shaw. “He had a good one today,” said Mangus. “He
threw it around very, very well. Connor does all that stuff. You don’t
have to worry about a bunch of stuff, he’s going to be ready to go.
He’s a focused kid."
Leads Offense, Seals Win at Drexel
– Junior guard Ieasia Walker hit both ends of her 1-and-1 in the final
seven seconds to help South Carolina hold onto a 62-58 victory over
Drexel in women’s basketball action Wednesday night at John. A.
Daskalakis Athletic Center.
Posts 76 in Opening Round of Patriot All-America Golf Invitational
PARK, Ariz. — South Carolina sophomore Blaine Woodruff carded an
opening-round 76 (+5) on Wednesday on the Gold Course at Wigwam Golf
Club at the inaugural Patriot All-America Invitational.
HOLD FIRST WORKOUT IN FLORIDA
Continue for Capital One Bowl
FLA. – The University of South Carolina football team worked out at
Celebration High School in Celebration on Wednesday. It was the squad’s
first workout in Florida as they prepare for Monday’s Capital One Bowl
against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Open Campaign at Vanderbilt
S.C. – The Southeastern Conference has announced its 14-team conference
game schedule for the 2012 season. In conjunction with that
announcement, The University of South Carolina has released its
complete 12-game 2012 schedule.
TAKES INTERIM TITLE OFF WARD
FLA. – The University of South Carolina football team arrived in
Orlando Tuesday afternoon, as they ready for Monday’s Capital One Bowl
against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Gamecocks will enter the bowl
game with a 10-2 record, while the Huskers, out of the Big Ten
Conference, are 9-3.
Sign South Carolina Native Savanna Southard
S.C. - South Carolina equestrian coach Boo Major has announced the
signing of Savanna Southard (Moncks Corner, S.C./Berkeley) to a
national letter of intent to join the Gamecocks for the 2012-2013
season. Smith will be competing with South Carolina's Western team.
Mini-Camp Practices Conclude
S.C. - The University of South Carolina football team worked out twice
on Thursday at the Bluff Road practice fields. The squad continues its
preparations for the 2012 Capital One Bowl, which will match the 10-2
Gamecocks against the 9-3 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Monday, January 2 in
Fire on All Cylinders to Knock Off No. 18/16 North Carolina
S.C. – South Carolina used efficient offense, stifling defense and
strong rebounding to upend No. 18/16 North Carolina 79-48 in the
Carolina’s Challenge Sunday afternoon at the Myrtle Beach Convention
Center. The Gamecocks (9-2) exploded out of the gate and never looked
back, executing the game plan to perfection from the opening tip.
S.C. - The University of South Carolina football team returned to the
Bluff Road practice fields Sunday afternoon. It was the squad's second
practice session in preparation for the 2012 Capital One Bowl, which
will pit the 10-2 Gamecocks against the 9-3 Nebraska Cornhuskers on
Monday, January 2 in Orlando, Fla.
Leads Gamecocks Past Paladins, 72-33
S.C. – Senior guard Markeshia Grant scored 14 of her career-high 22
points in the first eight minutes of the game, setting the tone for a
72-33 South Carolina win over Furman (5-3) in women’s basketball action
at Colonial Life Arena .
DRAWS NEBRASKA IN CAPITAL ONE BOWL
Set for Monday, January 2, 2012 in Orlando
FLA. -- On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports’
Chairman Michel Champagne and CEO Steve Hogan announced today that the
South Carolina Gamecocks and Nebraska Cornhuskers have been selected to
play in the 2012 Capital One Bowl. The New Year’s classic
kick off at 1:00 p.m. on January 2 from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in
Orlando and will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Hoops Hosts Providence In Big East/SEC Challenge
South Carolina men's basketball team (2-4) will host Providence (5-2)
in the Big East/SEC Challenge on Thursday at Colonial Life Arena. Game
time for the contest is set for 7 p.m., with the event to be televised
on ESPNU with Dari Nowkhah and Dino Gaudio on the call.
Defeat Presbyterian, 52-24
S.C. – South Carolina locked down defensively, especially in the second
half, en route to a 52-24 win over Presbyterian in women’s basketball
action Sunday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks (5-1)
allowed a school record-tying low points, including a record 13 in the
second half, while the bench sparked an offensive surge in the second
Soar Past Tigers, 34-13
S.C. — Sophomore quarterback Connor Shaw rushed for a career-high 107
yards and a touchdown and threw for three scores to lead No. 14/13
South Carolina to a 34-13 victory over No. 18/17 Clemson on Saturday
night at Williams-Brice Stadium to close out the regular season.
Half Charge Leads Gamecocks Past Cougars
S.C. – South Carolina ramped up the defense in the second half, which
sparked a sluggish offense, as the Gamecocks topped College of
Charleston 59-40 Wednesday night in women’s basketball action at
Colonial Life Arena.
Carolina Releases 2012 Track & Field Schedule
to host two indoor and two outdoor meets
S.C. – South Carolina head coach Curtis Frye has released a 2012 track
& field schedule that includes four home meets – two indoor and
outdoor – to be held at the USC Fieldhouse and the Weems Baskin Track.
The 2012 season marks the 10th anniversary of the women’s outdoor track
and field team that won the first NCAA team title in the history of
South Carolina athletics.
Hosts Clemson Saturday
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football squad worked out
Tuesday afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields. The 9-2 Gamecocks
are preparing for their regular season finale on Saturday against their
in-state rivals, the 9-2 Clemson Tigers.
Ridenour Named SEC Divers of the Week
S.C. — South Carolina senior Courtney Forcucci and junior Rylan
Ridenour have been named the SEC Divers of the Week, the league
HOLBROOK NAMED 2011 ABCA/BASEBALL AMERICA ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
S.C. – South Carolina associate head baseball coach Chad Holbrook has
been named the 2011 American Baseball Coaches Association/Baseball
America Assistant Coach of the Year. Now in his fourth season
associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the baseball
program, Holbrook serves as hitting instructor, oversees the Gamecock
offense, including base running and the short game, and is the third
Set To Host Mississippi Valley State
South Carolina men's basketball team will host Mississippi Valley State
on Tuesday, continuing play in the Continental Tire Las Vegas
Carolina Closes Home Slate with Four-Set Win over Georgia
freshman Cara Howley posted a team-best 14 kills and a .333 hitting
percentage in the win
S.C. – Behind a relentless defensive effort and big offensive days from
senior middle blocker Teresa Stenlund and redshirt freshman outside
hitter Cara Howley, South Carolina (14-15, 5-14 SEC) downed Georgia
(11-18, 7-12 SEC) in four sets, 15-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-15, on Sunday
afternoon at the Volleyball Competition Facility.
Fall to No. 11/12 Penn State, 55-50
S.C. – Despite 25 offensive rebounds that helped South Carolina to 34
more shots, No. 11/12 Penn State escaped Colonial Life Arena with a
55-50 victory in women’s basketball action Sunday afternoon.
Bounce Bulldogs, 41-20
S.C. — Sophomore quarterback Connor Shaw completed 16-of-18 passes for
217 yards and three touchdowns and added a career-high 90 yards and a
score on the ground to lead No. 14 South Carolina to a 41-20 victory
over The Citadel on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Get Win on Senior Night over Auburn in Four Sets
Taylor Bruns and sophomore Juliette Thévenin both tally double-doubles,
senior Teresa Stenlund with 10 kills
S.C. – In a hard-fought match on Senior Night, South Carolina (13-15,
4-14 SEC) came through with a four-set win over Auburn (10-18, 4-14
SEC), taking the sets 25-17, 25-19, 20-25, 30-28 in front of 706 fans
at the Volleyball Competition Facility
Post Four NCAA ‘B’ Cuts on Day Two at Nike Cup Invitational
HILL, N.C. — The South Carolina swimming and diving teams had one of
their best efforts of the season on day two at the Nike Cup
Invitational on Friday at Koury Natatorium. The Gamecocks posted 37
times in the preliminaries that qualified for the finals, achieved four
NCAA ‘B’ cuts and had 23 personal bests.
Powers Gamecocks Past Tigers
S.C. - South Carolina took advantage of ball movement on offense and
aggressive defense to earn a 65-48 win over Clemson in women’s
basketball action at Littlejohn Coliseum Thursday night. The Gamecocks
got 19 points from senior Charenee Stephens and a stat-filling
five-point, six-assist, seven-steal night from senior co-captain
La’Keisha Sutton. South Carolina shot 50.0 percent in the first half
for a commanding 17-point halftime lead.
Drop Thrilling NCAA Tournament Match to Wake Forest on Penalty Kicks
S.C. -- The 23rd-ranked South Carolina men's soccer team and Wake
Forest played to a 1-1 tie through two overtimes before the Demon
Deacons claimed the thrilling match, 4-3, on penalty kicks on Thursday
night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Stone Stadium.
Wrap Up First Day at Nike Cup Invitational
HILL, N.C. — The South Carolina swimming and diving teams wrapped up
their first day of competition at the Nike Cup Invitational on Thursday
night at Koury Natatorium. The Gamecock men are in fourth place, while
the Carolina women are third heading into Friday’s preliminaries.
South Carolina Takes On #1 Stanford In NCAA Second Round Action
S.C. – No. 22 South Carolina travels to top-ranked Stanford in the
second round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, marking the third
consecutive year that the Gamecocks have advanced to the Round of 32.
The Gamecocks (16-6-0) and Cardinal (20-0-1) will kickoff Friday at 10
p.m. (ET) at Cagan Stadium in the first meeting between the two teams.
Hosts The Citadel Saturday
Gamecocks (8-2, 6-2 SEC) are ranked 14th in both national polls and
come in 12th in this week's BCS Standings. They will be facing a
Citadel Bulldog team that is playing its final game of the season. The
Bulldogs are 4-6 overall and finished the 2011 season with a 2-5 in the
Southern Conference under seventh-year head coach Kevin Higgins.
Underway for The Citadel
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina football squad
returned to the Bluff Road practice fields Tuesday afternoon. It was
the squad’s first practice session since its 17-12 win over Florida on
Hold Off Florida for a 17-12 Victory
rushes for 88 yards and two scores to lead Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sophomore quarterback Connor Shaw rushed for a
career-high 88 yards and two touchdowns and completed 6-of-12 passes
for 81 yards to lead No. 15 South Carolina to a 17-12 victory over
Florida on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Gamecocks Garner All-Conference USA Honors, Berson Coach Of The Year
DALLAS, Texas - Four South Carolina men's soccer players garnered
All-Conference USA honors on Tuesday, while Gamecock head coach Mark
Berson was named the league's Coach of the Year. The awards were voted
on by the league head coaches. The honors were announced a day before
the 2011 C-USA Tournament kicks off in Tulsa, Okla., at the Hurricane
Soccer and Track Complex.
Fall at Arkansas, 44-28
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — No. 10 South Carolina pulled to within two points
of No. 8 Arkansas early in the fourth quarter, but the Razorbacks
responded with 14 unanswered points to claim a 44-28 victory on
Saturday night at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
With the loss, the Gamecocks fall to 7-2 on the season and 5-2 in the
SEC. The loss also snaps Carolina’s six-game “true” road winning
South Carolina Meets Alabama In SEC Quarterfinals
COLUMBIA, S.C. – No. 19 South Carolina has earned the top seed in the
league and will face eight-seed Alabama in the SEC Tournament
quarterfinals Wednesday at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach,
Ala. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (ET). Carolina won the regular
season meeting between the two teams by a 4-1 margin.
RETURN TO WORK
COLUMBIA, S.C.– The University of South Carolina football squad
returned to the Bluff Road practice fields. The Gamecocks (7-1, 5-1
SEC) are ranked ninth in this week’s BCS Standings. They are preparing
for Saturday night’s top-10 matchup at No. 7 Arkansas (7-1, 3-1 SEC).
Game time is set for 7:15 p.m. ET in Fayetteville’s Reynolds Stadium.
The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Carolina Ranked 10th in Both Major Polls
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Gamecocks are ranked 10th in both
the Associated Press and USA TODAY/Coaches polls released today. They
climbed four spots in both polls this week.
Defeat Tennessee 14-3 To Improve To 7-1 For The Season
running back Brandon Wilds rushed for career-high 137 yards.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - South Carolina freshman tailback Brandon Wilds
rushed for a career-high 137 yards on 28 carries in his first career
start and the Gamecock defense limited Tennessee to just 186 total
yards as the No. 13 Gamecocks defeated the Volunteers 14-3 on Saturday
evening at Neyland Stadium.
Preparations Continue for Tennessee
The Gamecocks (6-1, 4-1 SEC) are ranked 14th in both major polls
entering the week and are ranked 13th in this week's BCS Standings.
They are facing a Tennessee team that is 3-4 overall and 0-4 in league
play. Game time is set for 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in
Knoxville's Neyland Stadium. ESPN2 will carry the broadcast nationally
with Mark Jones and Ed Cunningham in the booth and Jessica Mendoza
working the sidelines.
Carolina Women’s Soccer SEC Championship Scenario
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s 3-1 victory over Arkansas, coupled
with Florida’s 1-0 loss to LSU and Georgia’s 2-2 draw against Alabama,
gives the Gamecocks at least a share of the 2011 SEC regular season
The Gamecocks lead the league with an 8-2-0 record and 24 points, and
Florida is second in the SEC with a 7-3-0 record and 21 points. The
Gamecock and Gators play in Gainesville this Friday at 7 p.m. in a
match that will be broadcast on FS Florida.
4-1 at LSU
Lukens scores first two career goals; SC sits first in SEC
BATON ROUGE, La. – South Carolina (13-5-0, 7-2-0 SEC) scored three
goals off of set pieces and got a brace from freshman Ariane Lukens to
defeat LSU 4-1 Thursday night in Baton Rouge and stay atop the SEC
ladder with two matches remaining.
Rally to Defeat Mississippi State, 14-12
hauls in game-winning touchdown reception from Shaw with 3:50 remaining
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Junior wide receiver Alshon Jeffery hauled in a
4-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Connor Shaw for the game-winning
touchdown with 3:50 remaining to lift No. 15/13 South Carolina to a
14-12 comeback win over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon at
The Gamecocks trailed 10-7 with 9:50 left in the fourth quarter but
they put together a 12-play, 79-yard scoring drive to take their first
lead of the contest on Jeffery's touchdown reception. Jeffery outleaped
two defenders to come down with the reception, which moved him into
sole possession second place on the school's all-time list for
touchdown receptions with 20, trailing only Sidney Rice's (2005-06) 23.
Knock Off No. 22 Auburn, 3-1
Au caps three-goal weekend with final tally of the day
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina scored at least three goals for the
third consecutive game to knock off No. 22 Auburn 3-1 Sunday afternoon
at Stone Stadium. Maria Petroni and Gabrielle Gilbert scored first half
goals off corner kicks before Danielle Au iced the win in the 66th
minute to leads the Gamecocks to their second victory against a ranked
opponent this season.
Leads Gamecocks to 54-3 Victory Over Kentucky
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sophomore quarterback Connor Shaw threw for a
career-high 311 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 18/14 South
Carolina to a convincing 54-3 victory over Kentucky on Saturday
afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Shaw completed 26-of-39 passes and added 42 yards rushing to help the
Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 SEC) amass 639 yards of total offense, their most
since Oct. 20, 2001 against Vanderbilt (656).
Earn 1-0 Win At UAB
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The South Carolina men's soccer team (5-4-1, 3-0-0
Conference USA) earned a 1-0 win on the road at UAB (5-3-2, 0-1-0
Conference USA) on Tuesday night in Conference USA action from West
Campus Field in Birmingham, Ala. The win, Carolina's fourth straight
overall, is also the Gamecocks' third-consecutive win to start the
C-USA season. It marks the best start to a conference season for the
squad since the 2005 campaign, Carolina's first in the league.
NAMED STARTER FOR SATURDAY
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina football squad
returned to the Bluff Road practice fields Monday night. It was their
first workout since Saturday’s 16-13 loss to Auburn. The Gamecocks
(4-1, 2-1 SEC) are preparing for Saturday’s SEC Eastern Division
showdown with the Kentucky Wildcats (2-3, 0-2 SEC). Game time is set
for 12:21 p.m. ET
Stojic Set to Compete in ITA All-American Qualifying
Look to Reach Main Draw at ITA Grand Slam Event
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Anya Morgina and Dijana Stojic from the South Carolina
women’s tennis team will play in the qualifying draw of the ITA/Riviera
All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif., starting
The ITA/Riviera All-American Championships are the first of three ITA
Grand Slam tournaments. The second is the USTA/ITA National
Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November and the third is the
season-ending NCAA Singles Championship in May.
Fall to Auburn, 16-13
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Auburn's Philip Lutzenkirchen hauled in a 9-yard
touchdown pass fromBarrett Trotter with 1:38 left in the fourth quarter
to lift the Tigers to a 16-13 victory over No. 10/9 South Carolina on
Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Claim Seventh at Charlotte Invitational
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —The South Carolina cross country team competed for the
third straight week on Friday afternoon, running against 36 teams in
the Charlotte Invitational (5K) Gold Race at McAlpine Park. The
Gamecocks finished the day with 225 points to claim seventh place.
CONTINUE PREPARATIONS FOR AUBURN
is putting up good numbers and they have a really good offense,” said
Coach Johnson. It’s not the same team as last year but it
doesn’t matter. It’s the same offense and they are having the
same effectiveness. They are moving the football – (they are
making) first downs, touchdowns and scoring points. "
Carolina Hosts SEC East Rivals Kentucky & Vandy
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina hosts SEC rivals Kentucky and
Vanderbilt in the 2011 SEC home opening weekend with the Eastern
Division teams looking to separate from a five-way tie after the start
of conference play.
The South Carolina men's and women's soccer teams will host a
conference doubleheader at Stone Stadium on Friday night, with the
women hosting SEC opponent Kentucky, before the men's team hosts
Conference USA opponent Tulsa
Hit Road to Face Georgia, Auburn
South Carolina looks to take
a road SEC win to break slide
matches into the season, the Gamecocks are among the nation's top 50 in
four stat categories. The highest ranking comes in digs, where the
squad's 17.94 average ranks ninth. Offensively, South Carolina is 21st
in assists (13.15), 26th in kills (14.06) and 41st in hitting (.250).
The full stats breakdown for the Gamecocks come on page seven of the
PDF version of the notes linked above.
RETURN TO BLUFF ROAD PRACTICE FIELDS
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The No. 10/9 South Carolina Gamecocks returned to the
Bluff Road practice fields Monday night. It was the squad’s first
practice since its 21-3 win over previously undefeated Vanderbilt last
This week in Gamecock Country the South Carolina Football team
continues with the third of four straight home games, taking on Auburn
on Saturday, October 1st, at 3:30 p.m. The game is sold out and will
air nationally on CBS. The Gamecocks will be wearing custom uniforms in
honor of the Wounded Warrior Project’s “Believe in Heroes” campaign.
NAMED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Honors Gamecock Senior
COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 26, 2011) – University of South Carolina
senior defensive end Melvin Ingram has been selected as the
Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his
performance in Saturday’s 21-3 win over previously undefeated
Win Two Singles Titles at Furman Fall Classic
Guzairova Remain Unbeaten in 2011
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 25, 2011) — Josefin Andersson and Dina
Guzairova from the South Carolina women’s tennis team won their
respective singles flights Sunday at the Furman Fall Classic in
Greenville, S.C. Andersson and Guzairova both moved to 5-0 this fall
after consecutive undefeated weekends to open the season.
Shut Down Vanderbilt, 21-3
COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 12/10 South Carolina used a dominant effort from
its defense to defeat Vanderbilt, 21-3, on Saturday night at
The Gamecocks held the Commodores to just 77 yards of offense (73
passing, four rushing), forced three turnovers and recorded six sacks
in their best defensive performance of the season.
CAROLINA BASEBALL LANDS TOP RECRUITING CLASS
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina baseball has landed the top recruiting
class in the country as announced by Collegiate Baseball on Tuesday
afternoon. The Gamecock newcomers include seven players that
have been drafted as well as several standouts from both the high
school and junior college ranks.
RETURN TO PRACTICE FIELDS
COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 19, 2011) – The University of South Carolina
football team returned to the practice fields Monday night for the
first time since Saturday’s 24-21 win over Navy. The Gamecocks (3-0,
1-0 SEC) are beginning preparations for their Saturday night SEC
Eastern Division showdown with the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-0, 1-0
SEC). Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium, with
ESPN2 televising the game nationwide. Mark Neely and Ray Bentley will
have the call.
CONTINUE PREPARATIONS FOR NAVY
Columbia, S.C. – 10th ranked South Carolina (2-0) continued preparation
on Wednesday for Saturday’s game vs. Navy (2-0). Kickoff for
the home opener on Saturday is set for 6 p.m. ET at Williams-Brice
Stadium with the game televised live on ESPN2.
Top Bulldogs, 45-42, In SEC Thriller
Carolina scored twice off turnovers
ATHENS, Ga. -- Twelfth-ranked South Carolina gained an early advantage
in the race to repeat as Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
champions with a thrilling 45-42 victory over Georgia on Saturday at
PREPARATIONS BEING MADE FOR GEORGIA
The University of South Carolina football squad worked out Thursday
afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields as preparations continued
for Saturday’s SEC Eastern Division showdown at Georgia. The
12th-ranked Gamecocks are 1-0 on the season, while Georgia enters the
game 0-1. It’s the first time South Carolina has faced an unranked
Georgia team since the 1997 season.
Showdown with Georgia Set For Saturday on ESPN
COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 7, 2011) – The 12th-ranked University of
South Carolina football squad (1-0, 0-0 SEC) practiced Wednesday
afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s SEC showdown in Athens against
the Georgia Bulldogs (0-1, 0-0 SEC). Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. ET
at Sanford Stadium and the contest will be televised nationally on
NAMED SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Right Tackle Honored for Performance vs. ECU
COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina senior
offensive right tackle Rokevious Watkins has been selected as the
Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was
announced by the league office today.
Carolina Moves to 7-0, Wins Gamecock Invite with Sweep of UNC Asheville
Bethanie Thomas named tournament MVP, Frankie Vain, Taylor Bruns join
her on all-tourney team
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina swept its way past UNC Asheville (3-4),
25-16, 25-14, 25-10, to claim the Gamecock Invitational title on
Saturday night at the Volleyball Competition Facility. The Gamecocks
move to 7-0 under first-year head coach Scott Swanson, just the fourth
time South Carolina has been 7-0 in volleyball since entering the
Southeastern Conference in 1991, joining the 1992, 1995 and 2009 teams
with that record.
Defeat Pirates 56-37
runs for two touchdowns and throws for another
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No. 12 South Carolina used a huge third-quarter rally
to overcome four first-half turnovers to pull away for a 56-37 victory
over East Carolina in its season opener on Saturday night at Bank of
Carolina 56 - East Carolina 37
- The season-opening victory extends South Carolina’s opening-game
winning streak to 13 games. The Gamecocks last season-opening
loss came in the 1999 season.
- Saturday night’s win over East Carolina also improves head coach
Steve Spurrier’s record to 22-1 all-time in season-opening games.
- With the victory, head coach Steve Spurrier is now tied for second
the all-time wins list at South Carolina with Jim Carlen at 45
victories. Rex Enright is the school record holder with 64
GO INDOORS MONDAY
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football team began game week
for the season opener indoors on Monday night, as a thunderstorm moved
through the Columbia metropolitan area. The Gamecocks are preparing for
Saturday’s season lidlifter in Charlotte against East Carolina. Game
time is set for 7p.m.
Claim Temple Invitational Title
Gamecocks moved to 3-0 in volleyball with a four-set win over Stony
Brook (0-3) and a three-set sweep of Temple (1-1). South Carolina
claimed the Temple Invitational title with its three wins. Sophomore
outside hitter Juliette Thévenin earned tournament MVP and most
valuable attacker honors after posting three double-doubles in the
tourney. Junior setter Taylor Bruns tallied most valuable setter honors
Golden Goal Propels Gamecocks To 1-0 Win
TUCSON, Ariz. – South Carolina freshman Ali Whitney scored a screamer
from over 30 yards out to propel the Gamecocks (2-1-0) to a 1-0 golden
goal victory at Arizona (0-3-0) in double overtime Friday night. The
match lasted three hours after the play was suspended for 45 minutes at
halftime due to inclement weather near Mulcahy Stadium, ending at 1
Turn In Solid Day
quarterbacks had one of their more productive scrimmages in recent
memory, as the three signal-callers who saw action combined to complete
19-of-25 passes for 310 yards with two touchdowns. Fifth-year senior
quarterback Stephen Garcia hit on 9-of-13 attempts for 136 yards and a
15 South Carolina Men's Soccer Ties Elon In Exhibition Contest
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The 15th ranked Gamecock men's soccer team posted a
1-1 tie with Elon in exhibition action at Stone Stadium on Saturday
evening. After Elon held a 1-0 lead at the half, senior midfielder
Stephen Morrissey scored for Carolina in the 54th minute on an assist
from sophomore forward Bradlee Baladez to even the match in the second
Until Season Opener vs. East Carolina
“The defense took charge today,” admitted head coach Steve Spurrier
following the workout. “They shut out the offense. We put the ball on
the 30 and the offense barely made a first down or two. In the goal
line period, the defense got the best of the offense. The offense
scored here and there, but overall, the defense had a much better day
today. They made very few mistakes, tackled well. I was impressed the
way the defense played."
RETURN TO BLUFF ROAD PRACTICE FIELDS
practice, offensive line coach Shawn Elliott:
On the play of the offensive line in the scrimmage: “As an overall
group, it wasn’t too bad. The first group played about 35 or 40 plays.
A lot of progress is being made. We still have a lot of work to do.
We’re trying to work hard. We have two weeks left to get as good as we
can. They didn’t do bad. They didn’t do great either.”
Football- PRACTICE CONTINUES
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of
South Carolina football squad returned to the Bluff Road practice
fields for a two-hour workout.
Following the practice session, running backs coach Jay Graham was
asked if he had named a No. 2 back behind incumbent Marcus Lattimore.
“Not yet,” said Graham. “We have a scrimmage tomorrow. I
think we’ll let it play itself out. Kenny (Miles) has done well. Kenny
has played in games. He is in that position where he could easily be
the number two guy.”
HOLD FIRST SCRIMMAGE SATURDAY
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The
University of South Carolina football squad held its first official
scrimmage of the fall on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium.
“We had a typical scrimmage,” said head coach Steve Spurrier following
the two-hour practice session. “Nobody got hurt seriously I don’t
think. It was an interesting scrimmage. I told our guys we looked like
the seventh best offense in the league and about the seventh best
defense. We’ll look at it, grade our guys and put them in first, second
and third (string units) next week when we start practice.”
TAYLOR NAMED TO
HENDRICKS AWARD WATCH LIST
Defensive End on Preseason List
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- University of South Carolina junior defensive end
Devin Taylor is one of 35 preseason candidates for the Ted Hendricks
Defensive End of the Year Award, the Ted Hendricks Foundation announced
Taylor, a 6-7, 260-pounder from Beaufort, S.C., is a preseason All-SEC
pick after earning first-team All-SEC honors in 2010 when he recorded
13.0 tackles for loss including 7.5 sacks. He was also credited with 11
quarterback hurries and eight pass breakups. He recovered a pair of
fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown against Tennessee.
S.C. – The University of South Carolina football squad worked out for
about two hours again on Wednesday morning under sunny skies and warm
and humid conditions at the Bluff Road practice fields. The squad
practiced in full uniforms on Wednesday.
– The University of South Carolina football squad went indoors for the
first time this fall as rains covered the Columbia area during the
evening hours. The squad put on shoulder pads for the first time in
their third practice of fall camp.
“We have a solid front five, then we have to develop these young kids,”
offensive line coach Shawn Elliott said about his group after practice.
“This was the first pad day, so the guys are getting the full effect.
There’s a lot of speed out there.”
Staley, Nikki McCray Among Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012
– University of South Carolina head women’s basketball coach Dawn
Staley and assistant coach Nikki McCray are among the six inductees to
the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012 as announced by the
organization at halftime of the WNBA All-Star game today. Additionally,
Staley was voted one of the WNBA’s Top 15 players of all time, a list
voted on by fans, select national and WNBA-market media as well as
current players and coaches to honor the most influential players since
the league’s inception in 1997.
PICKED TO WIN
COLUMBIA, S.C. – For the first time since joining the
Southeastern Conference in 1992, the South Carolina Gamecocks are the
preseason favorite to win the Eastern Division, according to a poll of
media members attending the SEC Media Days in Birmingham, it was
Miles Nominated for Allstate AFCA Community Service Award
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football
Coaches Association (AFCA) has announced a record 132 nominees for the
2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. The award recognizes the
selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by
college football student-athletes across the nation.
Women’s Soccer Matches Picked Up By SEC-TV
– The Southeastern Conference has announced a slate of 14 conference
games that will be televised in the 2011 women’s soccer season as part
of the SEC-ESPN television agreement, and the television schedule
includes two games that will be played at Stone Stadium in Columbia,
Announces 2011-12 Women’s Golf Schedule
– South Carolina women’s golf head coach Kalen Anderson today released
her team’s 2011-12 schedule that has the Gamecocks playing in the
Carolinas five times in its eight regular-season tournaments. The slate
includes most of the same events as last season with the addition of
the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate on Hilton Head Island, S.C., this
season. The schedule tees off on Sept. 11 at the Cougar Classic, and
the team is aiming for a third-straight trip to the NCAA Championship,
which this season will be in Franklin, Tenn.
Gamecocks Make Preseason Lists
(July 5, 2011) -- The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch
lists for the 75th annual Maxwell Award and the 17th annual Bednarik
University of South Carolina has three players listed on the Maxwell
Award watch list, including quarterback Stephen Garcia, running back
Marcus Lattimore and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Two Gamecocks –
defensive end Devin Taylor and cornerback Stephon Gilmore – were named
to the Bednarik Watch List.
Releases 2011-2012 Schedule
S.C. - The South Carolina equestrian team announced its 2011-2012
competition schedule on Sunday.
The Gamecocks will have 13 regular season competitions on the schedule
this year, six of which will take place at One Wood Farm in Blythewood.
“We have put together a strong schedule for 2011-2012,” South Carolina
head coach Boo Major has said. “We’ll compete twice against Auburn and
Georgia like we do each season, and we have added some strong teams for
both home and away meets.”
TANNER NAMED NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina
head coach Ray Tanner has been named National Coach of The Year by
"Collegiate Baseball" newspaper. One of the most respected coaches in
college baseball, Tanner led the Gamecocks to their second consecutive
national championship at the recent College World Series.
This is the third time in Tanner’s career that he has earned National
Coach of the Year honors as he also picked up the accolade in 2000 from
Baseball America as well as in 2010 by Baseball America and Collegiate
CAROLINA EARNS 2-1 WIN OVER FLORIDA IN 11 INNINGS IN CWS CHAMPIONSHIP
Omaha, Neb - For the second
straight game, the Gamecocks used a pair of throwing errors to score
the winning run in extra innings, as No. 4 national seed South Carolina
outlasted the No. 2 national seed Florida Gators, 2-1 in 11 innings, in
the first game of the best-of-three College World Series Championship
Series on Monday night in Omaha.
CAROLINA ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WITH 3-2 WIN OVER VIRGINIA IN
Thomas led off the bottom of the 13th with a solid single to center for
the Gamecocks (53-14). Cody Winiarski, the fourth Cavalier pitcher of
the evening, tried to nail pinch runner Adam Matthews at second base on
Peter Mooney’s bunt attempt, but threw wildly and both runners were
safe. Robert Beary then laid down a sacrifice bunt that Winiarski threw
past the third base bag and bounced out of play, allowing Matthews to
scamper home with the winning run. The win sends the defending national
champion Gamecocks to the Championship round for the second straight
Athletes Open USA Outdoor Championships Day One
– Five athletes with University of South Carolina ties advanced to
their respective semifinals to open competition Thursday at the 2011
USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Heyward Field in
Track Town, USA.
Men’s Soccer Releases 2011 Schedule
S.C. – University of South Carolina head men’s soccer coach Mark Berson
announced on Wednesday his team’s schedule for the upcoming 2011
season. For the defending Conference USA Tournament
champions, the slate features contests against four teams ranked in the
final 2010 NSCAA Top 25 Poll and eight teams that advanced to the 2010
NCAA Tournament. Three of those teams advanced to the Round
of 16 and one to the College Cup, while 12 of the 18 regular-season
opponents for 2011 amassed double-digit win totals last
season. The Gamecocks will host 11 home dates at Stone
Stadium, including one exhibition contest this fall.
Wins Women’s Eastern Amateur
HANAHAN, S.C. – South Carolina rising senior Katie Burnett got her
summer season off to a great start as she captured medalist honors at
the 100th Women’s Eastern Amateur Championship, which wrapped up
Thursday at Yeamans Hall Club just outside Charleston.
S.C. – South Carolina women's soccer coach Shelley Smith announced
Saturday a 20-match 2011 schedule that includes the program’s first
trip to the state of Arizona, five fixtures against teams that advanced
to last season’s NCAA Tournament and a Sept. 9 rivalry game at Historic
Riggs Field against Clemson.
Roth Wins Elite 88 Award At NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
Roth, a junior at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, is the
recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s
The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence
of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the
pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or
her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his
or her peers.
Ellington to Begin Playing Football
COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina's starting point guard and leading
scorer, Bruce Ellington, will be joining the Gamecock football team.
According to multiple reports the freshman All-SEC guard has informed
head basketball coach Darrin Horn of his intentions, and spoken with
multiple coaches on the football staff.
Carolina Defeats Wofford, 8-4
Gamecock sophomore right-hander Colby Holmes worked a career-high 5.1
innings to earn his first win of the year and was backed by an offense
that featured a 3-for-3 day by Adrian Morales with a home run as well
as a career-high four RBI by junior outfielder Jake Williams as South
Carolina snapped a two-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over Wofford
on Wednesday night at Carolina Stadium.
announces postgame Fan Fest
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina will provide a postgame entertainment
experience for its April 9 spring game, the school announced Tuesday.
A first ever Fan Fest will take place a half-hour after the annual
Garnet and Black Game, set to begin at 1 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium.
"We really want to create an event that is welcoming to all Gamecock
fans in conjunction with the spring game," Gamecock Club director
Patrick McFarland said. "Interest in Gamecock football is at an
all-time high and we want to connect with as many fans as possible to
continue the momentum."