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Gamecocks top Cyclones in first top-10 win since 2010

On its biggest stage of the season so far, it was an old standby that would help South Carolina notch a signature win Saturday night, beating No. 9 Iowa State 64-60 at the Barclays Center in New York City. The Gamecocks (9-3) used a stingy defense to limit the Cyclones (10-2) to their lowest-scoring game since Jan. 23, 2013 while clinching its first win over a top-ten opponent since the 2009-10 season. The... 

Gamecocks beat Miami for fourth straight bowl win

It would come down to the very last minute of the game, but the South Carolina Gamecocks (7-6) secured their 11th-straight season with a record of .500 or better thanks to a 24-21 win over Miami (6-7) Saturday afternoon in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. It’s Carolina’s fourth-straight bowl win in as many seasons, making it the only SEC team to do so. A bend-but-don’t-break... 

Davis to enter NFL Draft as Gamecocks take on Miami

After a cold and windy day on Wednesday, weather conditions were much more favorable as the University of South Carolina football team practiced at Loyola Prep in Shreveport (LA)on Christmas Day. The Gamecocks (6-6) are preparing for the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes (6-6) on Saturday, December 27. Kick is set for 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 in Shreveport) and the contest... 

Gamecocks use second-half surge to blow past Tigers

Emboldened by a raucous crowd of over 11,000 fans, the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-3) earned a big win over archrival Clemson (6-4) Friday evening at Colonial Life Arena. Duane Notice would score 14 of his game-high 19 points over the final 20 minutes, helping Carolina turn a two-point halftime deficit into a 68-45 win. The sophomore guard would nearly match the entire offensive output of the Tigers,... 

Clemson, South Carolina ‘duck’ into bowl games

Like ducks, Clemson and South Carolina will be heading south for the winter to play in their respective bowl games, and both have a tie-in to the duck theme. The Gamecocks will face Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 27. Playing in a bowl sponsored by the company made famous by the popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty,” the Gamecocks will get... 

Ex-Braves coach D’Antoni’s Herd falls to Gamecocks

Ex-Socastee High basketball coach and now Marshall University head coach Dan D’Antoni got a few visitors from his former home state on Monday as South Carolina claimed a 77-59 victory over the Thundering Herd. D’Antoni spent 30 seasons at Socastee before a stint as an NBA assistant and returning to coach at his alma mater. In his first season, the Herd is off to a 3-4 start, while the Gamecocks... 

Spurrier ‘good to go’ despite Gamecocks’ subpar season

Steve Spurrier said Monday he will return as South Carolina’s coach in 2015 after the Gamecocks stumbled this season. “I’m in. I’m in,” the 69-year-old Spurrier told The State newspaper. “We had some down times and some of this, that and the other, but we’ve got a lot of good players on the way.” The Gamecocks started the season ranked No. 9 after three... 

Gamecocks seniors out in style in win over Jags

A stout defensive performance from South Carolina (6-5) would more than make up for its five turnovers, as it held South Alabama (6-5) to just 289 yards of offense and forced five turnovers of its own in a 37-12 win Saturday afternoon. It was senior day at Williams-Brice Stadium, and the class shined in its final game in front of the home fans. After the teams traded field goals on the opening drives... 

Lady Gamecocks put record beating on rival Clemson

No. 2/3 South Carolina used defense to get its offense going early in a 99-41 win over Clemson at Colonial Life Arena in front of 11,012 fans tonight. The Gamecocks (2-0) hit 8-of-15 from 3-point range to help loosen the interior defense, which led to 46 points in the paint, in the most lop-sided victory in the history of the in-state rivalry. Six Gamecocks scored in double figures, led by A’ja... 

Gamecocks use comeback magic to beat Gators in OT

After enduring so many heartaches for the season, it would be South Carolina (5-5, 3-5 SEC) that would play the role of spoiler Saturday afternoon, beating the Florida Gators (5-4, 4-4 SEC) 23-20 in overtime. Dylan Thompson would keep it on a read option from four yards out to shock The Swamp and send the Gamecocks home a winner. With under three minutes to play in the game, South Carolina was faced... 
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