Another Carolina Podcast: Recruits to watch, spring practice, MBB run – Rivals.com

Another Carolina Podcast: Recruits to watch, spring practice, MBB run  Rivals.com

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS FOOTBALL. South Carolina Insiders Chris Clark and Wes Mitchell discuss the the latest on 2020 recruiting, spring football ...

Columbia airport leaders wasting money on ads, luxury suite at USC games, senator says – Raleigh News & Observer

Columbia airport leaders wasting money on ads, luxury suite at USC games, senator says  Raleigh News & Observer

State Sen. Dick Harpootlian Thursday blasted the Columbia Metropolitan Airport's board for spending nearly $457000 on a marketing agreement that gives them ...

Which Gamecocks gained and lost the most weight this offseason? – The State

Which Gamecocks gained and lost the most weight this offseason?  The State

South Carolina Gamecocks football saw some swings in weights in its new 2019 spring practice roster, including changes for Jamel Cook, Rick Sandidge, ...

Which Gamecocks gained and lost the most weight this offseason? – Charlotte Observer

Which Gamecocks gained and lost the most weight this offseason?  Charlotte Observer

South Carolina Gamecocks football saw some swings in weights in its new 2019 spring practice roster, including changes for Jamel Cook, Rick Sandidge, ...

Two former Gamecocks earn SC Hall of Fame spot – 247Sports

Two former Gamecocks earn SC Hall of Fame spot  247Sports

Two former Gamecocks earn a spot in the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Two former Gamecocks earn S.C. Hall of Fame spot – 247Sports

Two former Gamecocks earn S.C. Hall of Fame spot  247Sports

Two former Gamecocks earn a spot in the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Franchise tag could come in Clowney’s future – 247Sports

Franchise tag could come in Clowney's future  247Sports

Former South Carolina star and free agent Jadeveon Clowney is almost certain to be back in Houston next season.

Ole Miss Football Hires Tyrone Nix as Assistant Coach – HottyToddy.com

Ole Miss Football Hires Tyrone Nix as Assistant Coach  HottyToddy.com

The Ole Miss Rebels have a familiar name returning to the coaching staff this season as Tyrone Nix heads back to Oxford to become a part of head football ...

Predicting every team’s record in 2019 SEC East vs. West crossover games – Saturday Down South

Predicting every team’s record in 2019 SEC East vs. West crossover games  Saturday Down South

The SEC East followed its 2017 SEC Championship by going 9-5 against the West in the 2018 regular season. The fun ended with Alabama's comeback in the ...

Mukuamu earns high marks from Pro Football Focus – 247Sports

Mukuamu earns high marks from Pro Football Focus  247Sports

Jaycee Horn received a lot of deserved praise last season but classmate Israel Mukuamu was really good, too.

FCS Football: Expect Familiar Conference Favorites in 2019 – Athlon Sports

FCS Football: Expect Familiar Conference Favorites in 2019  Athlon Sports

The rich could be getting richer in FCS college football in 2019. Many defending champions are expected to be in the favorites role in their...

Hootie & the Blowfish adding third session of Group Therapy Tour in Columbia – The State

Hootie & the Blowfish adding third session of Group Therapy Tour in Columbia  The State

Hootie & the Blowfish announced they will play a third concert in Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena at the end of the their summer reunion tour and tickets for the ...

One metric has South Carolina as a top-20 team in 2019 … but that schedule – The State

One metric has South Carolina as a top-20 team in 2019 … but that schedule  The State

Projecting South Carolina Gamecocks football and the lines for the 2019 schedule using Bill Connolly's S&P+ ratings system. USC's schedule includes Alabama ...

Ole Miss Football Adds Tyrone Nix as Linebackers Coach – WLBT

Ole Miss Football Adds Tyrone Nix as Linebackers Coach  WLBT

Ole Miss has hired Tyrone Nix as its new assistant coach for linebackers, head coach Matt Luke announced on Wednesday.

Transfer DB adds weight for first spring with Gamecocks – 247Sports

Transfer DB adds weight for first spring with Gamecocks  247Sports

Jamel Cook is heavier now than he was when arrived to the South Carolina football team from Southern California. That's probably a good sign for the former ...

Ole Miss Football Brings Back Nix – WCBI

Ole Miss Football Brings Back Nix  WCBI

OXFORD, Miss. (Ole Miss Athletics) – Ole Miss has hired Tyrone Nix as its new assistant coach for linebackers, head coach Matt Luke announced on ...

Member of Will Muschamp’s first class no longer on USC football roster – The State

Member of Will Muschamp’s first class no longer on USC football roster  The State

The South Carolina Gamecocks football roster no longer includes veteran lineman Will Putnam, a Shawn Elliott recruit who did not see any game action in three ...

Member of Will Muschamp’s first class no longer on USC football roster – Rock Hill Herald

Member of Will Muschamp’s first class no longer on USC football roster  Rock Hill Herald

The South Carolina Gamecocks football roster no longer includes veteran lineman Will Putnam, a Shawn Elliott recruit who did not see any game action in three ...

Scholarship lineman leaves, other roster updates – 247Sports

Scholarship lineman leaves, other roster updates  247Sports

The South Carolina football program has updated its roster for the 2019 spring and one scholarship player expected to be on the list has left the program.

Spurs Up Tour will hit nine cities – 247Sports

Spurs Up Tour will hit nine cities  247Sports

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp will hit seven different cities in the Palmetto State in this spring's round of Spurs Up Tour stops.

Services for former USC coach/administrator to take place Friday in West Columbia – Lexington County Chronicle

Services for former USC coach/administrator to take place Friday in West Columbia  Lexington County Chronicle

Funeral and memorial services have been set for former University of South Carolina coach / administrator Harold White, who passed away on Friday, Feb.

This freshman QB was coached by Connor Shaw’s dad. Now he has a Gamecocks offer – The State

This freshman QB was coached by Connor Shaw’s dad. Now he has a Gamecocks offer  The State

The South Carolina Gamecocks football team offered Rabun County QB recruit Gunner Stockton who played for Lee Shaw, the father of USC great Connor ...

Hammond standout Alex Huntley makes huge jump in Rivals.com rankings – Rivals.com

Hammond standout Alex Huntley makes huge jump in Rivals.com rankings  Rivals.com

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS FOOTBALL RECRUITING. One day after Columbia (S.C.) Hammond defensive end. Jordan Burch. RANK. NATIONAL.

Ole Miss Basketball: Rebels Drop SEC Road Game At South Carolina – FanSided

Ole Miss Basketball: Rebels Drop SEC Road Game At South Carolina  FanSided

Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball were back in action Tuesday night as they traveled to face the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Pre-spring SEC quarterback room rankings for 2019 – 247Sports

Pre-spring SEC quarterback room rankings for 2019  247Sports

Looking at every SEC team's situation at quarterback entering spring practice.

Gamecock women continues win streak at NBA All-Star Weekend

Dawn Staley, Lisa Boyer, A’Ja Wilson represented the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Home Team in a close win.

The NBA All-Star Weekend is a star-studded event that pays homage to some of the best current players in the league (every year features a snub or three). The weekend is packed with various activities culminating in the All-Star Game itself.

One of the features is the All-Star Celebrity Game, which features celebrities on both ends of the spectrum. For one evening, A-listers and B-listers (and even some C-listers) alike can live out their hoop dreams in a watered-down game that includes retired NBA players and, in recent years, WNBA players. The game has a major sponsor (because: NBA) and raises money for an earmarked charity. This year, the event was hosted by Ruffles potato chips, which brought back the 4-point line for the entire game (instead of just the second half in last year’s celebrity game), and donated $4,000 for every shot made from the 4-point line to sports that fostered inclusion in partnership with the Special Olympics.

[sidebar: Was a this a trial run before incorporating the 4-point line into the regular NBA season sometime in the near future? Stay tuned.]

Since the All-Star Game was held in Charlotte, NC this year, naturally almost every player who had a tie to Charlotte basketball had a part in the weekend’s festivities. One of those players was none other than Gamecocks women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley, who was the point guard of the WNBA’s now-defunct Charlotte Sting from 1999-2005.

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Staley was tapped to coach the Home team of the celebrity game and she brought along some reinforcements in Gamecocks associate head coach Lisa Boyer and former Gamecock star/reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces.

2019 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Home team got off to a hot start, but let the Away team get within two points in the second quarter behind the hot shooting of former Boston Celtics/Miami Heat 3-point sniper Ray Allen (who could still help out some current playoff-bound teams, even though he’s been retired for three years. Ball don’t lie), and the coaching of 3-time WNBA champion Sue Bird of the reigning champion Seattle Storm.

But Staley did what Staley almost always does: adapts and overcomes. Some key substitutions allowed the Home team to come back and squeak out a nerve-wracking 82-80 win in the final seconds of the 4th quarter behind a clutch block from retired NFL Carolina Panthers player Steve Smith.

Not that fans of the game expected anything less than excellence from the highly decorated Staley. This included Wilson, who honored her former coach by wearing Staley’s Charlotte Sting jersey to judge the All-Star Dunk Contest.

Alas, Staley and Boyer didn’t have time to bask in the afterglow of the Celebrity Game win, as they ushered the Gamecocks to Florida to face the Gators in what ended up as a 71-40 road game blowout over Florida.

The magic of Staley keeps flowing. Bless up.

As always, follow Garnet and Black Attack and Gamecock WBB for all the latest South Carolina women’s hoops happenings. You can also follow the hashtags #OwnIt, #GHive, and #FAMs on social media.

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Gamecocks grab 79-64 win over Ole Miss, sole possession of fourth place in SEC standings

Also, A.J. Lawson stole a man’s soul.

Why win easy when you can fall into double-digit holes and then Houdini yourself out of it?

The South Carolina Gamecocks pulled yet another entertaining encore of their come-from-behind theatrics on Tuesday, snagging a 79-64 win against Mississippi and securing fourth place in the SEC standings to continue what has been a miraculous turnaround since conference play began.

As usual, things got off to unenviable start for South Carolina, with the Gamecocks quickly down 13-2 before the game was even five minutes old. But Chris Silva started to heat up for USC, ultimately keying a 16-0 run that ended with the Gamecocks taking a 40-32 lead into halftime. It also featured yet another incredible A.J. Lawson highlight, possibly his play of the year:

While USC righted the ship before the buzzer, some sloppy play near the end of the period let the Rebels narrow an 11-point deficit into single digits, and one got the sense this thing wasn’t over.

Fortunately, although Ole Miss kept fighting and tied the score once — and threatened to lead several times throughout the second half — South Carolina never trailed. Hassani Gravett, continuing his role as Mr. Clutch, made a few dagger 3-pointers late, and Keyshawn Bryant, of all players, had some key free throws as well to keep the Rebels at bay.

Speaking of, performance from the foul line was the biggest negative in this one: South Carolina was 16 of 27, with several of those misses looming large when Ole Miss was within just a point or two for stretches of the second half. But it’s hard to complain too much when the 3-point shooting (9 of 19 for 47 percent) was once again sizzling, and the Gamecocks won the rebounding battle 46-38.

Silva led USC with 18 points, while Lawson and Gravett added 15 (the latter draining four 3-pointers) and Bryant posted 10. While Felipe Haase and Alanzo Frink didn’t stuff the stat sheet (five and six points, respectively), the big men had some huge baskets in relief of Silva that helped keep the momentum going for USC.

South Carolina now finds itself in the bizarre position of playing like a team worthy of some NCAA Tournament chatter, given its strong SEC showing, but also having the albatross of an atrocious out-of-conference effort on its resume. By no means I am expecting USC to start entering the bubble conversation, but if the Gamecocks keeps winning and some other teams fall off, well...we’ll see.

South Carolina (14-12, 9-4 SEC) hits the road to Mississippi State on Saturday.

South Carolina vs. Winthrop game recap: Gamecocks rally to top Eagles 8-6

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USC pulled off a comeback victory to extend their win streak to three

South Carolina got off to a slow start against Winthrop on Tuesday afternoon, but the Gamecocks rallied in the second half of the game and came away with their third-straight win.

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after a leadoff walk and a pair of doubles, then they made it 3-0 on a throwing error. Two more runs scored in the second inning, one on another throwing error and the other on a wild pitch, putting Winthrop up 5-0.

An RBI single gave the Eagles a 6-0 lead in the top of the third, then USC ended the shutout in the bottom of the inning. Brady Allen was safe on a fielder’s choice, then with two outs, Noah Campbell walked, Quinntin Perez got hit by a pitch, and TJ Hopkins also walked to bring Allen home and make the score 6-1.

The Gamecocks added another run in the fourth inning. Jacob Olson singled to start things off, Andrew Eyster and Allen both walked with one out, and Olson scored on a fielding error. Two more South Carolina runs came in the fifth inning. Hopkins led off with a single, then came home on an RBI double from Luke Berryhill, who later scored on a groundout by Chris Cullen, making it 6-4.

The sixth inning featured three more runs for the Gamecocks. Campbell knocked a base hit with two outs, Perez reached on a fielding error, and Hopkins brought Campbell in with an RBI double. Berryhill then came through again, scoring Hopkins and Perez with a base hit to put USC up 7-4.

The final run of the game came in the eighth inning, when Campbell doubled to start things off and a throwing error allowed him to come home.

Starter TJ Shook worked just one inning and allowed three hits and four runs, walked one batter, and struck out three. Cam Tringali, Parker Coyne, Daniel Lloyd, Hayden Lehman, and Sawyer Bridges combined to pitch the rest of the game. Coyne earned the win and is 1-0, while Bridges got the save, his first of the season. Winthrop’s Colten Rendon took the loss and is 0-1.

South Carolina improves to 3-1 on the season, while Winthrop is now 1-3. The Gamecocks will be back in action on Wednesday, when they host Presbyterian. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Founders Park.

Game preview: South Carolina closes homestand against Ole Miss

First and only matchup against the Rebs this season.

South Carolina (13-12, 8-4 SEC) vs. Ole Miss (18-7, 8-4)

Start time: 7 p.m.

TV: SEC Network

Live stream: watchespn.com

Last game

The Gamecocks rained a program record-tying 16 3-pointers in their 84-77 win over Texas A&M, which was yet another double-digit comeback victory for South Carolina. A.J. Lawson led USC with 23 points, making an eye-popping six of his seven 3s, and Chris Silva had himself a day in the post with a 22-point, 14-rebound performance. Hassani Gravett and Tre Campbell rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Gamecocks with 18 and 13 points respectively, and South Carolina enjoyed a 42 percent shooting performance overall in another encouraging offensive effort.

What to watch for

Aside from a potential matchup in the SEC Tournament, this is the only time the Gamecocks and Rebels will face off this season. Ole Miss has been on a roll lately, having won four straight (against A&M, Georgia, Auburn, and Missouri). Two of those games — Georgia and Auburn — were on the road as well. Guard Breein Tyree (18.4) and forward Terence Davis (15.6) are in double-figures for the Rebs, who excel from the free-throw line (hitting 77.3 percent for the year). South Carolina’s got a road trip to Mississippi State on deck after this, so it’d be nice to break the recent trend and get a couple games above .500.

A Glimpse Of What’s Going On In The SEC East – 247Sports

A Glimpse Of What’s Going On In The SEC East  247Sports

Part two of a two-part series. When the Southeastern Conference expanded to 12 teams (adding Arkansas and South Carolina) in 1992 and divided into West ...

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