Gamecocks Stock Report: Week of Jan. 29, 2012


In this Gamecocks Stock Report, we give you a quick snapshot concerning the state of the program.  One thing about it, it is a great time to be a gamecock.

Here goes:


Gamecocks Football Recruiting – Spurrier and crew are putting the finishing touches on a strong class that will certainly land in the top 15 amongst the major recruiting outlets.  Just a few more days until National Signing Day.

Baseball – The champs have been ranked near the top in the major outlets.  Scrimmages have started.  Where is the peanuts?

Swimming – I know what…but the Gamecocks can get wet and do well doing so. The South Carolina women finish the year at 7-3 overall and 2-2 in the SEC to give them back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1994-95. The Gamecock men are now 5-4 on the season and 0-3 in the conference, giving them back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1993-94.


USC Men’s Hoops – Darrin Horn gave us hope in beating Alabama earlier this week but shortly there after, we had a reality check in losing to Ole Miss.  USC is 1-5 in SEC play.  Did I mention baseball starts soon?


Coaches Moving on From Football Team – I know it is part of the process and the intention is to improve but stop the bleeding.  The football team won 11 games.  Seems the program is strong and let’s not let it dip.  From a PR standpoint, it does not help that so many new business cards must be printed.  Let’s hope this is the last of it and the team can get to thinking about football again.


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Two-time grad of THE University of South Carolina.