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Sidney Rice Retires From Football

Former Gamecock and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL after an injury-plagued career that included issues with concussions. Read more »

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USC Hoops Earns Academic Award

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the second annual 2013-14 Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. South Carolina was one of 125 colleges and universities recognized for outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2013-14 season. Read More »

Sanders Seeks Help, Facing 4-Game Suspension

Former Gamecock and current Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders said Tuesday he is facing a four-game suspension and won’t be around for the majority of training camp. Sanders held a conference call with reporters to disclose his looming punishment. He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says “personal issues” will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday. Read More »

USC Hoops Hosts Special Olympians

The South Carolina men's basketball team concluded the first day of the "8K In 8 Days" campaign by hosting Special Olympics of South Carolina in a community outreach event Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena. Read More »

Gamecock Men's Basketball Releases 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule

South Carolina men's basketball kicked off its "8K In 8 Days" campaign on Tuesday when third-year head coach Frank Martin released the non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season. The slate features 13 contests, including eight home games, which includes one exhibition (to be announced at a later date). Highlighting the non-conference schedule is the Gamecocks' participation in the 2014 Charleston Classic in late November. Read More »

Spurrier Finishes Celebrity Tourney Strong

When preseason practice starts for the Gamecocks soon, Steve Spurrier can put away his golf clubs a satisfied man. Spurrier finished the celebrity American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, NV Sunday with a solid round of 82. The Ball Coach made his final putt from about 30 feet for his third birdie of the day. Spurrier tied with Roger Clemens for 58th place in the tournament. Read More »

Staley Hosts Celebrity Softball Game

In the First Annual Innersole Celebrity Softball Fun-Raiser, South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley and her charity hosted an entertaining event for both players and fans at Carolina Softball Stadium Saturday night. Staley’s team picked up the 11-5 win in regulation, but South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner’s squad rallied for eight runs in the “extra” eighth inning for a 13-12 final. Click to watch this story from the Saturday ABC Columbia News at 11. Read More »

Davis Named to Camp Watch List

University of South Carolina running back Mike Davis has been selected as one of 50 “players to watch” for the Walter Camp Foundation’s 2104 Player of the Year award, the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. Read More »

Davis named to Doak Walker watch list

University of South Carolina junior Mike Davis is a preseason candidate for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced today. The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back. Read More »

Gamecocks picked to win East

The University of 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. Read More »

Britt transferring to NC State

South Carolina pitcher Curt Britt has decided to transfer to N.C. State. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander announced his decision to transfer on his Twitter account Wednesday. Read More »

USC basketball trying to vamp up support

Gamecock Athletics has announced the "8K In 8 Days" campaign for men's basketball, which is aimed at reaching 8,000 fans in the greater Columbia community and the State of South Carolina over the course of eight days. Read More »

Thompson Named To 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

University of South Carolina senior quarterback Dylan Thompson is one of 182 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of volunteerism and leadership among their peers, it was announced today. Read More »

Spurrier And Garcia Reunite At Media Days

Steve Spurrier couldn't resist throwing out at least one verbal jab at SEC Media Days Tuesday. Former Gamecock quarterback turned new media member Stephen Garcia was on the receiving end. "Did he join the media, or did he join Duck Dynasty?" Spurrier quipped when he saw Garcia Tuesday. Garcia responded simply, "Good seeing you, Coach." He went on to ask his former coach a question about the upcoming season for Carolina football. Click to watch the scene from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL. Read More »

Spurrier: More To Life Than Winning SEC

Steve Spurrier says there is more to life than winning an SEC championship, especially at South Carolina. Tuesday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL, the Ball Coach took his turn at the microphone without taking any shots at opponents. Spurrier says most Gamecock fans would take a win against Clemson over winning an SEC championship. Spurrier says he would prefer to win USC's first ever SEC title. Click to watch Spurrier's comments from SEC Media Days. Read More »

Spurrier speaks at SEC Media Days

Steve Spurrier addressed the media Tuesday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama. The 10th year head coach of the Gamecocks previewed the upcoming season and shared his thoughts on several topics. Read More »

Cann named to Lombardi watch list

University of South Carolina senior left guard A.J. Cann is one of 123 athletes from 76 universities named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list, it was announced today. Read More »

College Football Playoff unveils its new trophy

The College Football Playoff (CFP) unveiled the new trophy to be presented to the winner of the College Football Playoff National Championship annually beginning this season. Read More »

SEC Set To Kick Off Media Days

The league opens its annual media days on Monday with radical change in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network soon to take the airwaves. A fourth day has been added to the event in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, and the SEC has issued about 1,100 media credentials. Read More »

SC Kickers Come Together At Camp

College rivals combined again Saturday when Carolina's Spencer Lanning and Clemson's Chandler Catanzaro hosted their first SC Special Teams Camp in Greenville. Read More »

Ellingtons Reunite For Lowcountry Camp

Former Gamecock Bruce Ellington hosted a youth camp Friday at his high school with his older cousin, Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington who twice rushed for 1,000 yards while playing college ball at Clemson. Read More »

Gamecocks Lead Way on 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll List

South Carolina topped the 2013-14 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll for the seventh-straight year, with 97 student-athletes earning the accolade this year, the conference released on Friday. Read More »

SC Pro Am Summer League Tips Off

For the third straight summer, Gamecock basketball players get a chance to improve their games close to home. The SC Pro Am summer league tipped off Thursday night at Heathwood Hall. USC's Duane Notice and Clemson's Rod Hall matched up in one of the early games. Read More »

Three Gamecocks named to Outland watch list

Three University of South Carolina offensive lineman are among the 19 Southeastern Conference players represented on the 64-man 2014 Outland Trophy Watch List, released today by the Football Writers Association of America. The Outland Trophy annually recognizes the nation’s top interior lineman. Read More »

Fry named to Groza watch list

University of South Carolina sophomore placekicker Elliott Fry has been named to the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award watch list, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced today. Read More »

Future Gamecock wins 'Fastest Man' event

South Carolina 2015 commit Mark Fields (Cornelius, NC) won the Fastest Man competition on Tuesday at The Opening. Fields ran a 4.34 40-yard dash to beat Miami commit Jordan Scarlett in a one-on-one final. Read More »

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