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(2) USC Hosts Hampton Wednesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- No. 2/2 South Carolina wraps up a three-game homestand with a 7 p.m. tipoff against Hampton on Wed., Dec. 16, at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks have won three of their four home games by double digits so…

Saint Leo Edges Benedict, 75-73

SAINT LEO, Fla. - Trey Griseck hit a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left for his only field goal of the game for the go-ahead points and the Saint Leo Lions rallied for a 75-73 victory over the Benedict College Tigers…

USC Tops Drexel, 79-54

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina men’s basketball team is 9-0 for the first time in 44 years, after a big second half carried it to a 79-54 win over Drexel (1-7) Tuesday night. Freshman PJ Dozier led the team with 16…

Tigers Down Presbyterian College, 69-41

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Clemson rebounded from a difficult loss to Alabama less than 48 hours later with a 69-41 victory over Presbyterian College on Tuesday. The win improved Clemson to 7-3 on the season, while dropping the Blue Hose to 4-6…

USC Approves Phase 1 of Ops Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 15, 2015) – The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees has approved Phase 1 on the construction of a new Football Operations Facility, it was announced today. “We have completed a feasibility study to construct a…

USC to Name Indoor Practice Facility After Spurriers

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina will honor former USC football coach Steve Spurrier and his wife by naming USC's new indoor practice facility after the Spurriers. The USC Board of Trustees agreed Tuesday to name the new…

Watson Wins Davey O’Brien Award

ATLANTA – Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was the recipient of the Davey O’Brien Award on Thursday night. The award was the first presented at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Watson…

Bailey Named to All-Freshman Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 10, 2015) -- University of South Carolina freshman offensive center Zack Bailey has been named to the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman team, it was announced today. Bailey, a 6-6, 320-pounder from Summerville, S.C., played in all 12 games…

NeSmith Named SCGA Player of the Year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — University of South Carolina senior men’s golfer and North Augusta native Matt NeSmith has been named the South Carolina Golf Association’s Player of the Year. NeSmith claimed the SEC Championship in April at Sea Island…

Deshaun Watson Makes Cover of SI

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has become the second ever Tiger to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, the university announced Tuesday. Watson will be pictured on the Nov. 16 regional issue of the…

Swinney Named ACC Coach of the Year

  The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award will be presented to Clemson’s Dabo Swinney as a part of The Home Depot 25th Anniversary College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN. Swinney led…

Missouri Suspends Mauk For USC Game

Tuesday, Missouri announced junior starting quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended for this Saturday's noon game for violating team rules.

Game Times Released For 2015-16 USC Basketball Season

Game times and broadcast details have been finalized for nearly all of South Carolina’s games for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Thus far, all of the Gamecocks’ regular-season contests will be broadcast this season, with the possibility of eight games on the ESPN family of networks, 21 games on SEC Network platforms and four games on CBS Sports Network.

USC in 9th Place at ANNIKA Tournament

South Carolina women’s golfers Katelyn Dambaugh and Sarah Schmelzel both finished under par on day two of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at Reunion Resort’s Watson Course. The Gamecocks shot a 293 (5-over) in the second round and currently sit in ninth place (3-over) for the tournament.

USC Tops Alabama, Winning Streak at 8

Paced by first half goals from forwards Raina Johnson and Savannah McCaskill, the No. 17 South Carolina women’s soccer team (10-1-0, 4-0-0 SEC) pushed its winning streak to eight games with a 3-0 victory over Alabama (4-6-2, 1-3-0 SEC) on Sunday night at Stone Stadium.

Gamecocks Begin Play at ANNIKA InterCollegiate

South Carolina women’s golf heads to its second tournament of the fall, travelling to Reunion, Fla., for the second-annual ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M, a 54-hole stroke play event at Reunion Resort which features 12 of the top programs from throughout the country.

USC's Defense Relentless in Second Half Win Over UCF

USC's defense propelled the Gamecocks to a win Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Click the video to watch Mike Gillespie's wrap of Saturday's UCF/USC game. Click the video to watch Mike Gillespie's story on the Gamecocks' defense.

Nunez & Cooper Lead USC To 31-14 Win

Freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez threw for two touchdowns and Pharoh Cooper turned a broken play into a 29-yard go-ahead scoring run to rally South Carolina to a much-needed 31-14 victory over UCF on Saturday.

Gamecocks Get Second Straight Top Ten Win

South Carolina (5-2-1, 2-0 Conference USA) picked up its second-consecutive win over a top-10 team, downing No. 7 New Mexico (5-2-1, 0-1 C-USA) 2-1 in overtime on Friday night at Stone Stadium.

USC Defense Making Changes For UCF

The defense will have some new faces in the starting lineup, confirmed co-defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward. David Johnson will get the call at defensive end in place of Cedrick Cooper. Skai Moore moves from MIKE linebacker to WILL linebacker and T.J. Holloman steps in at the MIKE position.

USC Women Top #4 Texas A&M 2-1

Senior forward Raina Johnson’s game-winner in the 89th minute propelled the No. 17 South Carolina women’s soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 win over No. 4 Texas A&M in its SEC home opener on Thursday night at Stone Stadium. The Gamecocks, winners of seven straight, moved to 9-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in SEC play with the victory, while the Aggies (9-2-0, 2-1-0 SEC) suffered their first conference loss with the setback.

USC Women Kick Off SEC Slate

The South Carolina women’s soccer team begins its SEC home slate on Thursday, hosting No. 4 Texas A&M on Thursday and Alabama on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday and 6 p.m. on Sunday from Stone Stadium. Thursday’s contest will be televised on the SEC Network while Sunday’s game is available on SEC Network +.

USC Soccer Beats #8 Elon 3-1

Two big second-half goals from junior Danny Deakin propelled South Carolina (4-2-1) to a 3-1 victory over No. 8 Elon (7-1) on Tuesday night in front of an announced crowd of 2,458 fans at Stone Stadium.

USC and Missouri to Kick Off at Noon Oct. 3

The South Carolina Gamecocks and Missouri Tigers will kick at noon ET (11 a.m. local) on Saturday, October 3, it was announced today. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

Dawgs Dominate USC 52-20

Greyson Lambert answered his skeptics with a near-perfect performance, throwing for 330 yards, three touchdowns and setting a Georgia record with 20 straight completions to lead the No. 7 Bulldogs to a 52-20 rout of South Carolina on Saturday night.

Gamecocks Down 24-13 To Dawgs At Half

Georgia senior quarterback went 14 for 15 for 190 passing yards and a touchdown pass to lead the Bulldogs to a 24-13 lead at halftime against the Gamecocks.

USC Starts C-USA Play With Win At UAB

South Carolina (3-2-1, 1-0 C-USA) picked up a 1-0 win in its Conference USA opener at UAB (3-4, 0-1 C-USA) on Friday night at West Campus Field, with redshirt senior Asa Kryst’s first goal of the season providing the winning margin.

USC's Samuel Back To Full Speed

Wide receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. indicated the Deebo Samuel is back to full speed and is expected to start after missing most of last week’s game after suffering a hamstring injury in the season opener against North Carolina.

Gamecocks Gear Up For Georgia Ground Game

The Carolina coaching staff knows the key to winning on Saturday is to stop the Georgia running attack, led by Nick Chubb. “They’re going to run the football,” conceded Ward. “Georgia’s always been that way and that’s what we expect. We’ve faced Georgia before. They’re going to run at you. They’ve got great running backs and a great offensive line.”

USC vs. UCF to Kick Off at Noon Sept. 26

South Carolina will host UCF at noon on Saturday, September 26, it was announced by the SEC today as the conference office released the TV selections and game times for that week.

Kentucky Knocks Off Gamecocks 26-22

A sellout crowd welcomed home the Gamecocks as the 2015 home season began Saturday night in Williams-Brice Stadium. The Kentucky Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 SEC) would do just enough to hold off a furious second-half comeback attempt in a 26-22 win over Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC).

Gamecocks Gashed, Kentucky Up 24-7 At Half

After taking a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game, the Gamecocks gave up 24 unanswered points to Kentucky to go into halftime of their SEC and home opener down 24-7.

USC Women Win SEC Opener At UGA

A trio of Gamecocks scored as 17th ranked South Carolina opened SEC play with a 3-1 victory over Georgia on Friday night. South Carolina improves to 6-1-0 and 1-0-0 in the SEC while the loss drops the Bulldogs to 0-5-1 and 0-1-0 in league play.

Gamecocks Ready For Another Big Year

The eighth-ranked South Carolina men’s golf team will open the 2015-16 season this weekend at the 27th Carpet Capital Collegiate. The 54-hole event will be contested Friday through Sunday at the par-72, 7,012-yard The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga.

Gamecocks Head Up To Michigan

The South Carolina volleyball team will be on the road for the second-straight week as it heads to Ann Arbor, Mich., this weekend for the Michigan Challenge.

USC Open SEC Play At Georgia

The South Carolina women’s soccer team travels to Athens, Ga. to open SEC play with Georgia on Friday before returning home on Monday to host Kennesaw State at Stone Stadium. The match with the Bulldogs is set for 7 p.m. on Friday while kickoff against the Owls is set for 6 p.m. Both games are available on SEC Network + through participating providers.

Number Switch: USC Lineman Honors Teammate

Gamecock starting right tackle Mason Zandi, who normally wears number 74, will don number 51 this week in honor of Cody Waldrop, who suffered a broken ankle during practice earlier in the week.

Gamecocks Tie UNC-Greensboro 3-3

South Carolina (2-1-1) returned home and collected a 3-3 tie against UNC Greensboro (2-1-1) in front of 2,906 fans at Stone Stadium on Tuesday night. Junior midfielder Danny Deakin tallied all three goals, the first hat trick for a Gamecock in 14 years.

No. 16 USC Tops Charlotte, 4-1

Sophomore forward Savannah McCaskill scored two goals with a pair of assists from junior midfielder Chelsea Drennan in 16th ranked South Carolina’s 4-1 victory over Charlotte on Monday night. The Gamecocks improve to 5-1-0 on the season, while the loss drops the 49ers to 4-2-0.

Injuries Stacking for USC

USC Head Coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday in his weekly teleconference that the Gamecocks could be without a few key players this Saturday when the Gamecocks face the Kentucky Wildcats.

Clemson Blanks USC Men 3-0

South Carolina (2-1) fell in its first road match of the season, dropping a 3-0 decision at No. 9 Clemson on Friday night at Riggs Field.

USC Women Beat Colgate 2-0

The No. 16 South Carolina women’s soccer team concluded its homestand with a 2-0 win over Colgate on Friday night at Stone Stadium. The Gamecocks improved to 4-1-0 overall with the victory, while the Raiders dropped to 1-4-0 in 2015.

USC Faces Colgate Friday

The South Carolina women’s soccer team hosts Colgate on Fri., Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. before hitting the road to face the 49ers in Charlotte, N.C. on Mon., Sept. 7.

USC And UNC To Play In 2019 & 2023

The University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina will renew their border war twice more in the coming years, as the teams agreed to play in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Labor Day weekend in both 2019 and 2023, it was announced today by the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF).

USC Beats Georgia Southern 4-2

South Carolina (2-0) kept its record perfect in the young 2015 season with a 4-2 victory over Georgia Southern on Monday evening at Stone Stadium.

Gamecocks to Honor Emanuel AME Victims

This season, the Gamecock football players will wear a sticker on their helmets honoring the nine lives lost in the Emanuel AME Church shootings.

Gamecocks Cruise Past North Carolina Central in Three Sets

The South Carolina volleyball team moved to 2-0 on the season on Saturday afternoon as it swept North Carolina Central by the scores of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-19 in the Gamecock Invitational at the Carolina Volleyball Center.

USC Volleyball Starts Season With Sweep

The South Carolina volleyball team turned in a stellar performance to open its 2015 season on Friday as it swept Southeastern Louisiana by the scores of 25-17, 25-18 and 25-12 in the Gamecock Invitational at the Carolina Volleyball Center.

USC Men Open Season With 2-1 Win

In front of the eighth-largest attendance for a men’s soccer match in Stone Stadium history, South Carolina (1-0) started the 2015 season with a 2-1 victory over defending Southern Conference regular-season champion Mercer on Friday night.

Tigers Top Gamecocks 2-1

Eighth ranked South Carolina fell 2-1 to 23rd ranked Clemson on Friday night at Riggs Field in women’s soccer action. The Gamecocks are now 2-1-0 on the year, while the win lifted the Tigers to 2-0 for the season.

USC Volleyball Ready To Start Season

The South Carolina volleyball team will open its 2015 season this weekend as it hosts the Gamecock Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Carolina Volleyball Center.

Gamecocks Get Ready For Tar Heels

The South Carolina Gamecocks were back on the practice fields Wednesday afternoon as they continued their preseason camp. Many of the younger players were dressed in black jerseys as the scout team to help the first- and second-team units prepare for North Carolina.

Gamecocks Go Live Thursday

This Thursday, August 27, South Carolina Athletics will share a series of live video streams throughout the day via the @GamecocksOnline accounts on Periscope and Twitter. Follow along with the #GamecocksLIVE hashtag. Miss a stream? No worries - all videos will be posted to after the live stream!

USC Women's Soccer No. 8 in New Poll

The South Carolina women’s soccer team has moved up three spots to No. 8 in the latest NSCAA poll, as released by the organization on Tuesday.

USC Women Improve To 2-0

South Carolina sophomore midfielder Lindsey Lane tallied the game-winner in the 106th minute to lift the No. 11 Gamecocks to a 2-1 win over Oklahoma on Sunday night at Stone Stadium. The victory improved South Carolina’s record to 2-0 on the year, while the Sooners fell to 0-2.

USC Men Win Final Exhibition Game

South Carolina used two goals from junior Kurtis Turner to claim a 2-1 win over Furman at Stone Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the final exhibition prior to the 2015 season.

No. 11 USC Tops Northeastern in Season Opener

South Carolina junior midfielder Chelsea Drennan tallied a career-high four points in a winning effort for the No. 11 Gamecocks, who opened their 2015 campaign with a 4-1 victory over Northeastern on Friday night at Stone Stadium.

USC Gets Back to Work Friday

After enjoying an off day with the beginning of fall semester classes on Thursday, the University of South Carolina football team returned to the practice fields on Friday afternoon, working out in full pads.

USC's NeSmith Falls Out of U.S. Amateur

South Carolina senior Matt NeSmith lost his match to SMU’s Bryson DeChambeau, 5 and 4, in the round of 32 at the 115th U.S. Amateur Championship on Thursday at Olympia Fields Country Club’s North Course.

USC Announces Recipients of Endowed Scholarships

University of South Carolina Athletics announced today the recipients of eight endowed scholarships across four sports. Seven members of the group have appeared on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, two have earned All-SEC honors and two were All-America selections. Recipients for endowed scholarships are selected each year by the sport’s head coach.

USC Releases 2016 SEC Schedule

The Southeastern Conference released its men's basketball league schedule for the 2016 campaign on Wednesday evening on SEC Now on the SEC Network. The schedule, which features an 18-game lineup, will see each of Carolina's games broadcast with the possibility of six contests on the ESPN family of networks and 13 on the SEC Network. All of the games will be available to be seen from anywhere in the nation.

Spurrier Not Happy with USC's Offense Wednesday

Preseason drills continued Wednesday morning for the University of South Carolina football squad, as the team worked out at the practice fields for about two hours in full pads.

USC Ranked No. 12 in Preseason Poll

The South Carolina women’s soccer team has been ranked No. 12 in’s preseason poll, as announced on Monday afternoon.

USC Soccer Wins Exhibition 3-0

South Carolina started its 2015 men’s soccer exhibition slate in fine fashion, shutting out Gardner-Webb 3-0 on Sunday evening at Stone Stadium.

No. 11 USC Tops NC State, 3-0

Sophomore forward Savannah McCaskill recorded three points and the Gamecocks allowed just one shot on goal, as No. 11 South Carolina moved past North Carolina State, 3-0, in its only exhibition match of the 2015 season on Friday night.

USC Soccer Hosts Exhibition Game Sunday

The first glimpse at the 2015 South Carolina men’s soccer team comes on Sunday under the lights at Stone Stadium, as the Gamecocks host Gardner-Webb in a 7 p.m. exhibition that is free to any fan wanting to attend.

USC WBB Releases Non-Conference Slate

South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley announced today her team’s non-conference schedule for 2015-16, which features seven teams that recorded 20 or more wins last season and 10 that played in the 2015 postseason, including the NCAA and WNIT champions.

USC Hoops Releases Non-Conference Schedule

South Carolina head men's basketball coach Frank Martin announced on Tuesday his team's non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 campaign, Martin's fourth season in Columbia. The lineup features 14 games, with nine home games, including one exhibition. Highlighting the non-conference slate is the Gamecocks' trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam in November and a neutral site matchup against St. John's in the Naismith Hall of Fame Shootout just before the Christmas holiday.

USC Fan Appreciation Info

University of South Carolina fans are invited to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Sunday, August 16, for the annual Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day.

RNE's Paulk Earns Scholarship At USC

The University of South Carolina football team returned to the practice fields on Monday morning for their sixth practice of the spring. Following the two-hour workout, head coach Steve Spurrier announced to the team that running backs Darius Paulk and Rod Talley would be placed on scholarship.

Gamecocks Scrimmage To Mixed Results

The University of South Carolina football team practiced in full pads for the first time during the fall preseason camp on Saturday morning at the new practice fields. The squad used the final hour of the nearly two-and-a-half-hour long open practice to go 11-on-11 in a scrimmage format.

Gamecocks Put On Pads

The 2015 University of South Carolina football team donned shoulder pads for the first time as they practiced Thursday morning at the new practice facility. It was the squad’s third workout of the preseason camp.

USC Women's Soccer Ranked 11th

South Carolina women’s soccer will open the 2015 season ranked No. 11 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. It is the program’s highest preseason ranking by the NSCAA, topping the previous best of No. 12 to start the 2010 season.

USC Basketball to Face St. Johns in 2015

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Monday that South Carolina will play St. John’s as part of the organization’s Hall of Fame Shootout on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Marist and Brown will also play each other as part of the event.

USC Commit Register Bracing for Big Season

[gtxvideo vid="kav5tjKV" playlist="" pid="rkijshg2" thumb="" vtitle="Will Register Preps for 2015 Season”] COLUMBIA, S.C. -- While Gamecock Tight End Jerell Adams will graduate and, more than likely, be playing on Sundays in one year, the Gamecocks reload at the position in…

USC Aiken Hires Former Gamecock

The University of South Carolina Aiken, in conjunction with head baseball coach Kenny Thomas, is pleased to announce the hiring of Phil Disher as assistant coach.

USC Swimming and Diving Releases Schedule

South Carolina head swimming and diving head coach McGee Moody announced his team's 2015-16 schedule on Thursday, which features four home meets at the Blatt P.E. Center/Carolina Natatorium.

USC Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

The South Carolina men's basketball team was one of over 175 colleges and university programs honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday, when the squad was honored with the Team Academic Excellence Award for their achievements in the classroom for the 2014-15 school year.

USC Preseason Practices Closed To Public

USC football announced Monday the Gamecocks will kick off preseason practice at 9 a.m. Tuesday August 4th. Unlike in previous seasons, all Carolina practices will be closed to the public unless determined otherwise by Spurrier.

Gamecocks Close 8K8 Campaign

The South Carolina men's basketball team had a fun-filled day of games at the Greenview Park gymnasium Friday afternoon, playing with an energetic group of area children from My Brother's Keeper on the final day of its 8K in 8 Days event.

USC Visits Camp McCrady For 8K In 8 Days Campaign

The South Carolina men's basketball team visited with military families Thursday afternoon, continuing it's 8K in 8 Days initiative. A group of student-athletes traveled to Camp McCrady to spend time with the children of the servicemen and women and teach them some basketball fundamentals in partnership with USO.

USC Equestrian Releases 2015 Schedule

Defending national champion South Carolina has announced its schedule for the 2015-16 season, featuring five competitions against teams that advanced to the semifinals at last year’s national championship.

Gamecocks Visit VA Medical Center

The South Carolina men’s basketball team visited with a special group of heroes Tuesday afternoon, spending time with veterans at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

Gamecocks Team Up With RCSD For Camp

Members of the South Carolina men's basketball team spent Monday afternoon at the Richland County Sheriff Department's Character Camp, which was held at Blythewood High School. The community outreach initiative is part of the "8K in 8 Days" campaign for Gamecock men's basketball.

USC Basketball Kicks Off 8K in 8 Days

The South Carolina men's basketball team kicked off its second "8K in 8 Days" campaign on Friday afternoon with a visit to Greenview Park for "Moving and Learning with Gamecock Basketball" in conjunction with the City of Columbia.

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