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Cam Newton Goes with Zebra Pants for Trip to Super Bowl

SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- Cam Newton went with zebra stripes instead of a Panther theme on his trip to the Super Bowl. Carolina's star quarterback likes to do his own thing. Newton not only leads his team in dabs,…

Clemson Drops Heartbreaker to Pitt

CLEMSON, S.C. (Clemson SID) -- Nelly Perry and Paige Mosley each poured in 16 points to lead Clemson but their offensive production was not enough as Clemson (4-17, 0-8 ACC) fell to Pittsburgh (9-12, 2-7 ACC) by a final score…

Claflin Upsets (13) Tigers

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Benedict Athletics) -- Claflin University held Benedict to a season-low 29.4 percent shooting and upset the 13th-ranked Lady Tigers 58-47 on Saturday in an SIAC contest in Claflin's Edward Tullis Arena. Benedict made just 5-of-27 shots in the…

Benedict Basketball Moves Monday's Game Against Morehouse College

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Benedict Athletics) -- Benedict College's men's basketball game against Morehouse College, originally scheduled for Monday, has been moved back to Tuesday, February 2. Tipoff will remain at 7:30 p.m. Morehouse College requested the change. Benedict's game at Morehouse…

Luke and Von: The Linebackers Who Make a Difference

Luke and Von. Sounds like a beach band from the Sixties, or maybe offshoots of the "Dukes of Hazzard." In reality, Luke Kuechly and Von Miller are exactly what successful teams need in the NFL. The All-Pro linebackers are versatile,…

(2) USC in Top-10 SEC Showdown Sunday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- No. 2/2 South Carolina kicks off a stretch of three straight games against top 15 opponents with a trip to No. 10/10 Texas A&M for a Sunday showdown at 6 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2. The…

Martin: "You Don't Compete and be a Nice Guy"

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After Carolina's (19-2, 6-2 SEC) 78-64 win over Alabama Saturday night at Colonial Life Arena, the two teams, which combined accumulated 49 personal fouls, exchanged heated words during the postgame handshake. "That's why in the NBA, they…

SC State Tops Delaware State, 56-41

DOVER, Del. (SC St SID) -- Junior guard Eric Eaves scored a game-high 20 points on 7-for-12 shooting  to  lead South Carolina State to a 56-41 win over Delaware State on Saturday(Jan. 30) at Memorial Hall. The Bulldogs complete the…

Gamecocks Remain Perfect at Home With 78-64 Win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- The RV/22 South Carolina men's basketball team earned a hard-fought win over Alabama (11-9, 2-6 SEC) Saturday night, winning 78-64. Michael Carrera's second-straight game with a double-double led the way, with Sindarius Thornwell and Chris Silva joining him in double figures.…

Carpenter Breaks Clemson Triple-Jump Record

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) -- On a day in which the Tigers turned in seven first place performances, it was Shai Carpenter who stole the spotlight with a record-breaking jump in the final day of the Bob Pollock Classic. The redshirt senior…

Shortstop Stokes Out Six to Eight Weeks with Foot Fracture

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- According to USC Athletics, Carolina sophomore infielder Madison Stokes will be out six to eight weeks after sustaining a Jones Fracture to his right foot. Stokes injured his foot in Friday’s scrimmage and is scheduled to have…

Tigers Drop ACC Game at FSU

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (CU SID) -- A fourth consecutive game of at least 20 points from Jaron Blossomgame was not enough for Clemson as it fell at Florida State on Saturday, 76-65. The loss dropped the Tigers to 13-8 on the…

Nate Davis Honored to be A Part of "Legends Weekend"

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The USC basketball program is hosting some of Carolina's most talented former basketball players this weekend in Frank Martin's annual "Legends Weekend". Alex English, Jamel Bradley, Jimmy Collins, Nate Davis, Chuck Eidson, Zam Fredrick, Hank Martin and…

Thornwell Wants to Turn Tide Against Tide

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Alabama (11-8) comes to Colonial Life Arena Saturday night for a weekend, SEC trip to play USC (18-2), but Carolina Guard Sindarius Thornwell wants the rematch from January 13th's Alabama win to be a little different. "Just…

Gamecocks Host Alabama On Legends Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina hosts Alabama on Saturday in Columbia, marking the second meeting between the two schools this season. Alabama won on its home court just over two weeks ago to give the Gamecocks their first…

Tigers Head To Tallahassee

GAME SETUP CLEMSON (13-7, 6-2 ACC) vs. FLORIDA STATE (13-7, 3-5 ACC) Date: Saturday, January 30 Tipoff: 12 p.m. ET Arena: Donald L. Tucker Center (11,500) Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color) TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Dan Bonner-color) • Clemson is coming off its sixth…

Mitchell Makes Cut For Staley Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina senior guard Tiffany Mitchell has been named to the 2016 Dawn Staley Award Watch List, the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia announced on Friday. Mitchell, who won the honor last season and was one…

Chad Holbrook Previews 2016 Baseball Season

  COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Just one season removed from a 32-25 (13-17 SEC) season, Chad Holbrook and the Carolina baseball team is putting the past in the past, but certainly not forgetting the struggles of 2015. "It wasn't much fun,"…

Meet Gamecock Eli

The 20-0 and #2-ranked women's basketball team in the country has a new mascot. His name is Eli. He is a teddy bear. His Twitter handle is @GamecockEli. He is introduced to us by USC sophomore star forward A'ja Wilson…

Benedict Women Win 15th In A Row

ATLANTA (BC SID) -- The 13th-ranked Benedict College Lady Tigers held Clark Atlanta without a field goal in the first quarter and went on to win their 15th straight game with a dominating 77-48 victory over Clark Atlanta University on…

Dawn Staley Ole Miss Postgame Comments

Click to watch USC coach Dawn Staley's postgame comments after Carolina's 81-62 win Thursday night at the Colonial Life Arena that upped the Gamecocks' record to 20-0 on the season.

USC Women Run Home Win Streak To 44

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- A'ja Wilson sounded like one of South Carolina's opponents breaking down the challenge they'd face in the Gamecocks. "We're not," she said, "undersized folks." South Carolina showed that once again with the 6-foot-5 Wilson and…

Davis Will Play With Arm Brace In Super Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis isn't worried about his broken arm affecting his tackling ability in the Super Bowl. The 11-year veteran had surgery Monday to have a plate inserted into his right forearm. He injured…

Gamecocks #23 In Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina is ranked No. 23 in the nation in the USA Today preseason coaches poll released on Thursday afternoon. The Gamecocks begin the 2016 season on Friday, Feb. 19 hosting Albany at Founders Park.…

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