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Aggies QB Hill dismantles Gamecocks in season debut

ForgetĀ  Johnny Football; Texas A&M has Kenny Backup, and he won’t be soon forgotten by the South Carolina Gamecocks. Texas A&M sophomore Kenny Hill showed solid command of the Texas A&M juggernaut offensive attack and then some in the season opener Thursday night. Hill threw for a school-record 511 yards and directed the offense efficiently in the No. 21 Aggies’ 52-28 dismantling... 

Gamecocks RB Davis may miss opener vs. Aggies

South Carolina starting running back Mike Davis sat out practice most of the week with injured ribs and is questionable for Thursday’s season opener against Texas A&M. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier is taking a wait-and-see approach on the junior’s status for his team’s debut against the visiting Aggies. “Mike Davis has been hurt and hasn’t practiced all week,”... 

Gamecocks ranked ninth, Tigers 16th in first AP poll

South Carolina football team enters the 2014 season ranked ninth in the Associated Press preseason poll, released today. The Gamecocks were also ranked ninth in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll, released earlier this month. Carolina finished the 2013 season ranked fourth in both major polls. The Gamecocks, coming off three straight 11-2 campaigns, received 1,015 points to place ninth. Florida State... 

Gamecocks suffer first key injury in final scrimmage

South Carolina football squad scrimmaged on a steamy Saturday morning at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. After being fortunate on the injury front throughout much of the preseason camp, the Gamecocks suffered a blow when junior starting right guard Mike Matulis had to be helped off the field with a left knee sprain. “Mike Matulis sprained his knee fairly severely,” said head coach Steve... 

Gamecocks seize spotlight during SEC Network launch

More than 500 South Carolina alumni and fans had a chance to be part of history along with football coach Steve Spurrier, 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, athletics director Ray Tanner, and several other Gamecock coaches with the launch of the SEC Network Thursday night in Columbia. The SEC Network went on the air at 6 p.m. with its three-hour “SEC Now” news show and had live reports... 

Gamecocks hold season’s first scrimmage in the rain

The South Carolina football team held its first scrimmage of the fall preseason camp on Saturday morning at Williams-Brice Stadium. A few hundred fans braved the inclement weather, which kept the Gamecocks inside for an extra 30 minutes, but the rain subsided, allowing the team to conduct a 1 hour and 45 minute workout session. “It was a good scrimmage I think,” said USC coach Steve Spurrier.... 

Gamecocks open practice with strong QB showings

The South Carolina football team avoided the showers that lingered throughout the day in Columbia and opened fall camp Friday night with a two-hour session at the Bluff Road practice fields in front of a few hundred fans. “We had a pretty good workout,” said head coach Steve Spurrier. “The guys are in excellent shape. Joe Connolly and our strength staff have done a super job as usual... 

Gamecocks crack top 10, Tigers in top 20 of poll

The South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth in the preseason US Today Coaches Poll, while Clemson starts the season at No. 16. The Gamecocks, coming off their third-straight 11-2 campaign, received 1,009 points, including one first-place vote. Clemson also went 11-2 last season and earned 530 total points. Alabama (1,455), Oklahoma (1,382), Oregon (1,314) and Auburn (1,271)... 

Gamecocks favored to win division at SEC Media Days

South Carolina football squad has been tabbed as favorites to win the 2014 Eastern Division title, according to the media attending the annual SEC Media Days in Birmingham. The Gamecocks received 1,895 points to outdistance Georgia (1,777) for the top spot in the East. Florida (1,362) and Missouri (1,263) were picked third and fourth respectively, while Tennessee (893), Vanderbilt (619) and Kentucky... 

Spurrier considering return to his Fun ‘N Gun offense

South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has had to make some adjustments since taking over a struggling gamecocks’ program, but this season he might return to the air-it-out offense from his Fun ‘N Gun days with the Florida Gators. With a duel threat quarterb ack liike Connor Shaw running his offense for the past three seasons and record-setting running back Marcus Lattimore also carrying... 
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