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Clemson outlasts Buccaneers, 4-1

Caden Grice, Joe Allen and Jackson Lindley combined to limit East Tennessee State to one run on six hits in Clemson’s 4-1 victory at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

NCAA Selection Show FAMdemonium is Back

South Carolina women’s basketball invites fans to FAMdemonium at Colonial Life Arena on Sun., March 12. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the event, which features food trucks, photo ops around the concourse and a performance art creation by Jared Emerson ahead of the NCAA Selection Show airing at 8 p.m. Admission to the event is free with general admission seating.

Zia Cooke named a finalist for Dawn Staley Award

South Carolina senior Zia Cooke is one of four finalists for the 2023 Dawn Staley Award, the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia announced over the weekend. She is the fourth Gamecock guard to be a finalist for the award, joining Destanni Henderson and award winners Tyasha Harris (2020) and Tiffany Mitchell (2015).

No. 1 South Carolina women rout Mississippi, reach SEC final

Laeticia Amihere scored 17 points and Aliyah Boston posted her 80th career double-double to lead No. 1 South Carolina into the SEC Tournament final for the eighth time in nine seasons with an 80-51 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.

No. 23 South Carolina rallies, toping Tigers 11-9

Carson Hornung’s three-run homer in the seventh inning gave No. 23 South Carolina an 8-7 lead in its 11-9 victory over Clemson at Fluor Field on Saturday afternoon. The Gamecocks, who evened the series 1-1 and snapped Clemson’s five-game winning streak in the rivalry series, improved to 10-1, while the Tigers fell to 5-5.

Late free throws lift South Carolina past Georgia, 61-55

Meechie Johnson scored 18 points and Jacobi Wright had 14 and the pair combined for five free throws in the last 3.6 seconds to give South Carolina a 61-55 win over Georgia on Saturday to close the regular season.

Boston on Wooden Award national ballot

South Carolina senior Aliyah Boston earned a spot on the 2023 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s National Ballot, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced today on She has appeared on the national ballot every year of her career, and she won the award in 2022.

Beal, Boston Named Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalists

SEC Champion South Carolina women’s basketball seniors Brea Beal and Aliyah Boston are among the 10 semifinalists for Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today. Boston became the first Gamecock to win the award last season, and Beal is making her debut on the list this season.

Gamecocks sweep Penn behind solo blasts in eighth

Gavin Casas and Will McGillis hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn a come-from-behind, 6-5 win over Penn to sweep the three-game series Sunday afternoon (Feb. 26) at Founders Park.

Five-run seventh leads UCF over Tigers, 13-6

UCF scored five unearned runs with two outs in the seventh inning to break a 6-6 tie and defeat Clemson 13-6 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Knights, who swept the series 3-0, improved to 6-1, while the Tigers dropped to 4-3.

Four-run eighth pushes UCF past Tigers, 10-7

UCF broke a 6-6 tie with four runs in the eighth inning in its 10-7 win over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Knights, who took a 2-0 lead in the series, improved to 5-1, while the Tigers fell to 4-2.

Gamecocks pick up, 1-0, win over Penn Saturday

Ethan Petry belted a solo home run in the second inning and the University of South Carolina pitching duo of Noah Hall and Matthew Becker made that stand as the Gamecocks clinched a series win, 1-0, over Penn Saturday afternoon (Feb. 25) at Founders Park.

Gamecocks use longball in,19-3, win over Winthrop

The University of South Carolina baseball team bashed five home runs, two off the bat of freshman Ethan Petry, and the Gamecock pitching staff had nine strikeouts with just one walk in a 19-3 win over Winthrop Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 21) at Founders Park.

Tigers rally past Charlotte, 9-5

The Clemson Tigers broke a 5-5 tie with four runs in the seventh inning in their 9-5 victory over Charlotte at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

All-Around performance lifts baseball past UMass Lowell, 17-1

The University of South Carolina baseball team’s offense erupted for the second straight day and the pitching staff did not allow a hit after the first inning as the Gamecocks bested UMass Lowell, 17-1, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 18) at Founders Park.

Clemson rallies to top Bearcats, 3-2

Cam Cannarella’s double in the eighth inning plated the go-ahead run in Clemson’s 3-2 win over Binghamton at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Gamecocks Score 20 in Season-Opening Win over UMass Lowell

The University of South Carolina baseball team’s offense exploded for 20 runs, scoring in six of the eight innings, in a 20-3 win over UMass Lowell to open the 2023 season Friday night (Feb. 17) at Founders Park.

Wright, Ammons Lead Tigers Over Bearcats, 11-3, In Opener

Blake Wright went 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBIs, a walk and three steals in Clemson’s 11-3 victory over Binghamton at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday afternoon in both teams’ season opener. It marked the first game of the Erik Bakich era at Clemson, as he was named head coach last summer.

Gamecocks Drop Game to Vanderbilt, 75-64

Liam Robbins scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Ezra Manjon added 15 points and Vanderbilt beat South Carolina 75-64 on Tuesday night for its fourth straight conference victory.

Gamecocks Announce Opening-Weekend Rotation

Head Coach Mark Kingston announced his opening weekend rotation this afternoon (Tuesday, Feb. 14) for the three-game series against UMass Lowell. The Gamecocks will go with junior Will Sanders, senior Noah Hall and junior Jack Mahoney for the first three contests.

Kamilla Cardoso, Gamecocks grab weekly awards

South Carolina women’s basketball and junior center Kamilla Cardoso picked up weekly awards today with Cardoso grabbing SEC co-Player of the Week honors and the Gamecocks earning USBWA Team of the Week recognition.

No. 1 Gamecocks stay perfect in showdown win over No. 3 LSU

Kamilla Cardoso had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Zia Cooke scored 17 points and the top-ranked Gamecocks (25-0, 12-0 Southeastern Conference) stayed perfect with an 88-64 victory over No. 3 LSU for their 31st straight win.

Gamecocks Prevail Late at Ole Miss, 64-61

Meechie Johnson made a three-point play and Jacobi Wright drilled a 3-pointer from the corner with 44 seconds left to lift South Carolina past Ole Miss, 64-61 on Saturday.

Sold-Out Colonial Life Arena Set for Sunday Showdown

No. 1 South Carolina hosts No. 3 LSU Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN in a top-three battle in a sold-out Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks and Tigers are the last two undefeated college women’s basketball teams of the season.

Gamecocks drop home contest to Mississippi State, 66-51

Shakeel Moore scored a career-high 22 points, Tolu Smith had 15 points and eight rebounds and Mississippi State beat South Carolina 66-51 on Tuesday night for its second SEC victory of the season.

Boston sets record, No. 1 Gamecocks top Arkansas 92-46

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston showed once more her consistency is every bit as important as her enormous talent. Boston had her program record-setting 73rd double double with 13 points and 14 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina moved…

Taylor leads Texas A&M in 94-53 rout of South Carolina

Wade Taylor IV knocked down 8 of his 10 shots from the field, with his only misses coming from behind the 3-point arc where he was 4 of 6, and Texas A&M led wire-to-wire in a 94-53 rout of South Carolina on Saturday.

2023 Fireflies Field Staff Announced

The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the Kansas City Royals, today announced their 2023 Field Staff. Tony Peña Jr. will return to the soda city for his second season as the Fireflies’ Manager and he will be joined by 2022 pitching coach John Habyan.

Johnson Leads Gamecocks to First Win at Rupp Since 2009

Meechie Johnson hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points to lead South Carolina over Kentucky 71-68, winning at Rupp Arena for the first time in 14 years and giving coach Lamont Paris his first SEC victory.

Clemson claims top spot in ACC with 75-74 win over Pitt

Chase Hunter scored 17 points, Hunter Tyson and PJ Hall added double-doubles and Clemson rallied late to beat Pittsburgh 75-74 on Saturday in a showdown for the top spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Lonnie Teasley Named Offensive Line Coach

University of South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer has announced that Lonnie Teasley will assume the role as the Gamecocks’ offensive line coach on a full-time basis, replacing Greg Adkins as one of the Gamecocks’ 10 on-field coaches.

ECU’s Ahlers throws Birmingham Bowl-record 5 TD passes

Holton Ahlers threw a Birmingham Bowl-record five touchdown passes and accounted for a game-record six TDs to help East Carolina beat Coastal Carolina 53-29 in the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl at Protective Stadium.

Darnold leads Panthers past reeling Broncos 23-10

Sam Darnold threw for a touchdown and recovered his own fumble for another score in his first game of the season, helping the Carolina Panthers beat the Denver Broncos 23-10 on Sunday.

Gamecocks Ranked 20th in Both Polls

Following back-to-back wins over top-10 teams, the South Carolina Gamecocks are ranked 20th this week in both the Associated Press and AFCA Coaches poll.

No. 1 Gamecocks Tally 85-38 Win Over Hampton

Aliyah Boston missed the second half of No. 1 South Carolina’s game against Hampton on Sunday with her right foot in a walking boot, but reserves Bree Hall and Ashlyn Watkins scored 14 points each in an 85-38 win.

Jackson II Powers Gamecocks Over Upstate

Freshman Gregory “GG” Jackson II scored 22 points, as South Carolina snapped a three-game losing streak with a 68-53 victory over USC Upstate on Friday.

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