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Ward:Totally Ignoring Outside Noise

USC defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward says he's totally ignoring the outside noise swirling around the Gamecock football program and it has no effect on him. Ward met with the media after Thursday's practice for the first time since the Clemson game. Click to watch the story from the Thursday ABC Columbia News at Six. Read more »

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USC Back In Action Against Clemson Friday

South Carolina hosts Clemson on Friday in the 165th meeting all-time between the two rivals. The matchup will be broadcast on the SEC Network with Mike Morgan and Will Perdue on the call. Clemson has won two-straight games in the series entering Friday's matchup. Read More »

USC Women Hammer Hampton 69-49

No. 1/1 South Carolina used a 19-5 run in the first half to pull away en route to a 69-49 win at Hampton Wednesday night. Junior Tiffany Mitchell matched her career high with six 3-pointers to finish with 20 points, while Alaina Coates posted her fourth-straight double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. With the win, the Gamecocks matched their best start under head coach Dawn Staley with their third-straight 10-0 start to the season. Click to watch Staley's postgame comments courtesy of Read More »

Spurrier Amends Future Plan Comments

Following Tuesday afternoon's 2nd bowl practice Steve Spurrier addressed his statement about coaching for another two-to-three years. “You’re right, you need to always go under the four-to-five (more years plan),” said Coach Spurrier. “The pay's pretty good for college football coaches as all of you know. We’ve got an excellent group of coaches here. If there’s some help we need somewhere along the way then I need to do that. I’m back on the four-to-five (year plan).” Read More »

Cann Earns Top Honors From Sporting News

University of South Carolina senior offensive guard A.J. Cann was named to the first-team All-America squad by Sporting News, it was announced today. Read More »

USC's Silvers Earns Tour Card

Former South Carolina men’s golfer Mark Silvers earned his Tour card for 2015 on Tuesday as he finished tied for 14th at the Tour Qualifying School at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Read More »

Carolina Football Loses 6th Commitment

Tuesday night Carolina football reportedly lost its 6th commitment from a recruiting class once ranked as high as #2 in the country. Highly-touted Cornelius, NC defensive back Mark Fields Jr. told Kornblut the uncertainty around Steve Spurrier and his coaching staff's future caused him to back out of his verbal commitment to the Gamecocks. Click to watch more from the Tuesday ABC Columbia News at 11. Read More »

Gamecock Bowl Practice #1 Reaction

USC assistant coach Grady Brown was one of a handful of Gamecock football representatives to meet with the media after Tuesday's first bowl practice to prepare for December 27th's Independence Bowl match-up against Miami. Click to watch the Carolina secondary coach's comments on handling criticism from fans and recruiting challenges. Read More »

Gamecocks Get Back To Work

The University of South Carolina football team held the first practice of its bowl mini-camp on Tuesday at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds.” The Gamecocks (6-6, 3-5 SEC) are preparing for the Saturday, December 27, Duck Commander Independence Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes (6-6, 3-5 ACC). Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and the contest will be televised nationally on ABC. Read More »

Cann Adds AP 2nd Team To Growing Resume

University of South Carolina senior offensive guard A.J. Cann earned second-team All-America honors according to the Associated Press, it was announced today. Read More »

Holbrook Receives Contract Extension

The Board of Trustees at the University of South Carolina has approved a two-year contract extension for head baseball coach Chad Holbrook. The contract extension puts Holbrook under contract through the end of the 2019 season. Read More »

Holbrook to Receive Contract Extension

Gamecocks Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook will receive a two-year contract extension, pending approval from the University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees Tuesday. Read More »

No. 1/1 Gamecocks Power Past Savannah State

No. 1/1 South Carolina showed little rust from its week-long exam break in a 111-49 win over Savannah State in the Gamecocks’ final non-conference home game of the season, marking the most points scored in the Dawn Staley era. Read More »

Cann and Cooper Recognized by ESPN

Two University of South Carolina football players were recognized by for their outstanding play during the 2014 season. Read More »

South Carolina, Miami meet in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — South Carolina will face Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl right here on ABC COLUMBIA Dec. 27. Read More »

Cann Named Second Team Walter Camp All-American

The postseason accolades continue to pour in for University of South Carolina senior offensive guard A.J. Cann. Tonight, Cann was named to the Walter Camp All-America second-team unit. Read More »

Al Harris Jr. Named to Freshman All-SEC Team

University of South Carolina freshman cornerback Al Harris Jr. has been selected by the league’s 14 coaches to the SEC All-Freshman squad, it was announced today. Read More »

A.J. Cann Named First-Team All-America by CBS Sports

South Carolina senior guard A.J. Cann earned first-team All-America honors from CBS Sports, it was announced on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Thompson Wins Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award

University of South Carolina senior quarterback Dylan Thompson was honored as the Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award winner at a dinner held Wednesday night at the InterContinental Hotel in Tampa, Fla. Read More »

Four Gamecocks on Naismith Trophy Top 50 Watch List

With four entries – Alaina Coates, Tiffany Mitchell, Aleighsa Welch and A’ja Wilson – South Carolina headlines the Naismith Trophy Top 50 Watch List announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club Wednesday. Read More »

Clowney Has Second Surgery On Knee

Houston's Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall pick in this year's draft, had microfracture surgery on his right knee. General manager Rick Smith said Clowney had the surgery on Monday. Read More »

Cann & Cooper Make Coaches All-SEC 1st Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina senior offensive lineman A.J. Cann and sophomore wide receiver Pharoh Cooper earned first-team All-SEC recognition, according to the league's 14 coaches, while Cooper, garnering distinction as an all-purpose back, joined sophomore placekicker Elliott Fry on the coaches' All-SEC second team, which was announced on Tuesday. Read More »

Wilson Earns National Weekly Honor

South Carolina guard/forward A’ja Wilson picked up her first college national award with the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) selected her for its first ever Women’s National Freshman of the Week award today. The reigning two-time SEC Freshman of the Week helped power the Gamecocks to three wins last week, including their first top-10 road win since February 2012. Read More »

USC Women Match Program's Best Final Ranking

South Carolina finished the 2014 campaign ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I National Poll, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday. The result matches the 2009 squad’s final ranking as the highest in program history and is the second-straight top-15 finish by head coach Shelley Smith’s team. Read More »

Cooper Lone Gamecock On All-SEC First Team

Sophomore wide receiver Pharoh Cooper's breakout season was rewarded in a big way Monday afternoon, as he was named to the Associated Press' All-SEC first team as a wide receiver and second team as an all-purpose back. Senior offensive lineman A.J. Cann made the second team, the first postseason honor from the AP for the four-year starter. Read More »

Wilson Earns SEC Weekly Honors Again

For the second-straight week, South Carolina guard/forward A’ja Wilson earned Freshman of the Week honors, the league office announced today. The Heathwood Hall product was the team’s top scorer last week, posted several career highs and helped the Gamecocks stay undefeated with three victories, including one against No. 9/8 Duke in their first top-10 match-up of the season. Wilson averaged 14.3 points per game for the week, scoring in double figures in all three games to stretch her streak of seven games. The final two points to keep the streak alive came on a put-back in the final two seconds at Duke, giving her 10 points for the game on 4-of-8 shooting. Read More »

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