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Cinderella Wears Spurs: Gamecocks in Final Four

Seventh-seeded South Carolina continued its Cinderella run through the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday, rallying in the second half for the fourth straight game to defeat fourth-seeded Florida 77-70 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. South Carolina reached the Final Four for the first time in school history. The Gamecocks will face top-seeded Gonzaga in the semifinals on... 

Gamecocks bounce Baylor for first-ever Elite Eight bid

The magic continued for South Carolina (25-10) at Madison Square Garden Friday night, as it matched a school record for wins (25) in a 70-50 Sweet 16 victory over third-seeded Baylor (27-8). With the win, the Gamecocks have advanced to the program’s first Elite Eight. Sindarius Thornwell led all scorers for the third consecutive game, scoring 24 points. Carolina led 5-2 at the first media timeout... 

South Carolina stuns Duke to leap into Sweet Sixteen

It was another magical night for South Carolina (24-10) men’s basketball as the team upset second-seeded Duke (28-9) 88-81 to advance to the school’s first Sweet Sixteen in the current NCAA Tournament format. The Gamecocks exploded for 65 points in the second half and shot 71 percent (20-for-28) in the game’s final 20 minutes. SEC Player of the Year Sindarius Thornwell led all... 

Coastal falls to Gamecocks in beach volleyball opener

The Coastal Carolina beach volleyball suffered a loss in its 2017 season opener Tuesday evening, falling 4 -1 to #10 South Carolina at Wheeler Beach. Coastal (0-1) received its lone point from its top pairing, while South Carolina (8-0) won courts 2-5 to claim the rest of the available points and remain undefeated. Natasa Savovic and Tahleia Bishop, pairing for the first time, defeated the Gamecock’s... 

MB’s McGonigal chooses to walk on with Gamecocks

The Grand Strand will have another major college football walk-on to root for next season – Myrtle Beach High senior defensive end/linebacker Sean McGonigal. Following in the footsteps of former Socastee and current Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow, McGonigal has decided to attend rival South Carolina as a preferred walk-on, bypassing the Ivy League colleges and smaller schools that have been... 

Gamecocks’ comeback bid falls short to South Florida

South Carolina (6-7) stormed back from an 18-point deficit to force overtime, but USF (11-2) came through in the end to claim a 46-39 victory in the 2016 Birmingham Bowl from Legion Field. The Bulls wasted no time in taking the advantage in overtime, as quarterback Quinton Flowers scrambled before finding Elkanah Dillon in the end zone for the decisive score. The Gamecocks benefited from a face... 

Clemson edges Gamecocks in back-and-forth contest

No. 22/20 South Carolina (9-2) fell at home Wednesday night to Clemson (9-2), 62-60, giving the Tigers the season sweep over the rival Gamecocks in football and men’s basketball. Colonial Life Arena was electric from the start and to the finish as the game went down to the wire. The Gamecocks led 54-52 at the final media timeout with 3:32 remaining. Dozier made a tough, second-effort bucket... 

Tigers destroy Gamecocks in lopsided Palmetto Bowl

Behind the strong passing of Deshaun Watson, No. 4 Clemson (11-1) claimed a 56-7 victory over South Carolina (6-6) on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium. Clemson held a 21-0 lead after the first quarter, all coming from the arm of Deshaun Watson. He hit Mike Williams for the first two scores, with Williams bringing down 19- and 34-yard receptions. Jordan Leggett made it 21-0 with an 11-yard scoring... 

Gamecocks, Tigers square off for state championship

Clemson and South Carolina recently came together to agree on one thing; their historic football rivalry needed an official nickname. The gridiron enemies put their stamps of approval on the “Palmetto Bowl”, the two coaches just call it the state championship game. The Tigers (10-1, 7-1 ACC) will host the arch-rival Gamecocks (6-5, 3-5 SEC) on Saturday in a matchup that might seem meaningless... 

Don’t look now: Gamecocks in thick of SEC East title race

Three turnovers forced by the Gamecock defense and a big day rushing by freshman Rico Dowdle led South Carolina (5-4, 3-4 SEC) to a 31-21 win over Missouri (2-7, 0-5 SEC) on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. A forced fumble helped the Gamecocks get on the board first. Sophomore Steven Montac ripped the ball away from a Missouri receiver after a pass play deep in Tiger territory, and junior Chris... 
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