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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... 

Gamecocks gear up for launch of SEC Network

The clock is ticking down for the launch of the SEC Network, and South Carolina is ready to maximize its opportunities for national exposure. After investing in technology, equipment and personnel, South Carolina aims to broadcast all home events for most of its varsity sports in year one of the network. “This is the inaugural launch of a new network,” says Mark Slice, South Carolina’s... 

Gamecocks’ Cann, Davis named preseason All-SEC

South Carolina senior guard A.J. Cann and junior tailback Mike Davis received Preseason All-America accolades from Athlon Sports. Cann is a preseason first-team honoree with Davis a preseason third-team selection. South Carolina opens the 2014 season on Thursday, Aug. 28 hosting Texas A&M at Williams-Brice Stadium. Cann, a 6-4, 311-pound offensive guard from Bamberg, S.C., was named to Steele’s... 

Clemson’s Death Valley top football stadium in ACC

Clemson’s Memorial Stadium has been ranked as the No. 1 college football stadium in the ACC by Athlon Sports. The publication solicited a ranking from 12 beat media members from ACC schools and Clemson received nine of the 12 first-place votes to win the poll by a large margin. Earlier this summer, the same publication announced its rating of the top 25 college football stadiums in the nation... 

Gamecocks fan Carpenter presented Medal of Honor

US Marine and University of South Carolina student Cpl. Kyle Carpenter received the Medal of Honor Thursday afternoon at the White House in Washington, D.C. for his actions in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Carpenter, who has been heavily involved with Gamecock athletics while enrolled at South Carolina, threw his body on a grenade blast to shield a fellow Marine. The 24-year-old is only the... 

Clowney undergoes surgery for pre-existing hernia injury

Houston Texans rookie linebacker and former South Carolina Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery on Thursday. Clowney flew to Philadelphia to have a groin injury examined and wound having surgery. He will likely miss the Texans’ scheduled OTA but hopes to be ready for the start of training camp in July. “We just looked at it as, let’s take care of it now, and he’ll... 

Cann leads six Gamecocks on preseason All-SEC team

Six University of South Carolina football players have earned spots on Athlon’s preseason All-SEC teams, it was announced today. Senior offensive guard A.J. Cann was the lone Gamecock to garner a spot on Athlon’s first-team unit. Cann, a 6-4, 311-pounder from Bamberg, S.C., owns a team-high 38 starts over the past three seasons and served as a team captain in 2013. Mike Davis, a 5-9, 223-pound... 

Maryland ends Gamecocks’ season in NCAA Regionals

First Maryland snapped South Carolina’s NCAA record 28-game home playoff winning streak. Then the Terrapins broke the Gamecocks’ hearts. Top-seeded South Carolina (44-18) was eliminated following a 10-1 loss to the Terps on Sunday night, their second meeting in 24 hours and the third game during the same time span for the Gamecocks. After USC dropped a 4-3 decision to second-seeded Maryland... 

Montgomery, Gamecocks get over first hump vs. Camels

Behind another stellar postseason performance from starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery, top-seeded South Carolina won its 28th straight home NCAA Tournament game, defeating fourth-seeded Campbell, 5-2, on Friday in the Columbia Regional in front of a Carolina Stadium crowd of 7,382. With the win, the Gamecocks (43-16) advance to Saturday’s winner’s bracket game against No. 2 seed Maryland.... 
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