What If Carolina hosted a Tournament?

Earlier this week when I was writing up the C of C series, I mentioned how nice it was to see a good team coming through Carolina Stadium early in the season.  A few years ago Long Beach State came through for an even more high profile matchup.  Those games are fun, maybe a little […]

Gamecocks beat Furman 5-2

Tuesday afternoon’s game started out a lot like the first game against the College of Charleston.  Neither the offense nor the defense was especially sharp, and Carolina fell into an early hole. The Paladins led 2-0 headed to the home half of the third inning, and they had chased Matthew Vogel, the Carolina starting pitcher, […]

Gamecocks Take Opening Weekend

South Carolina took two of three games from the College of Charleston on Friday and Saturday to win the first series of the season. USC started off slowly, very slowly, on Friday night.  Wynkoop didn’t pitch quite as well as he might have hoped, but that was a small part of the loss.  The offense […]

Opening Weekend Rotation Set

South Carolina opens its baseball season on Friday, and junior Jack Wynkoop will be on the hill.  Wynkoop, last year’s Saturday starter, started a team high 16 games last season.  He finished 7-6 with a 2.86 ERA. On Saturday sophomore Will Crowe, last season’s Sunday starter, will be on the mound.  Crowe finished last season […]

Gamecocks hire New Co-Coordinator

South Carolina took a big step toward fixing its defensive woes today.  The Gamecocks hired Jon Hoke, recently of the Chicago Bears, to run their defense.  Well, they hired him to be a co-coordinator with Lorenzo Ward.  At the press conference earlier today, Coach Spurrier stated that Hoke would be the primary defensive play caller. […]

Maybe Next Year

I called last night’s game against Tennessee a must win, and despite a valiant comeback, South Carolina was not able to win it.  With that loss USC is now 1-4 in conference with two home losses and the meat of the schedule coming up.  They aren’t technically out of the running for the NCAA tournament, […]

Another Must Win

Last week, we said that South Carolina needed to beat Alabama to keep realistic hopes of making the tournament alive. They did that and then went on the road and lost a very winnable game at Auburn. Now Carolina comes back home to play Tennessee in another must win game. At 1-3 in conference USC's […]

Must win Tuesday night

After finishing the out of conference schedule on a high note, the Gamecocks have floundered in conference play and face a must win situation against Alabama on Tuesday night.  If Carolina wants to make it to the NCAA tournament, they can’t afford to lose to the Crimson Tide.  Technically, I suppose it’s not a must […]

We’re talking about basketball

With the recent success of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, most of the state and all of Columbia is talking about basketball.  And since you’re here, I’m guessing you’d like to spend more time talking about Gamecock basketball, here are a few things to check out while you wait for the Florida game on […]

Gamecocks are Also Receiving Votes

South Carolina isn’t yet back in the Top 25, but at the conclusion of non-conference play USC has made enough noise that they are showing up on some voters’ ballots.  Carolina received the 35th most votes in the AP poll and the 37th in the Coaches’ poll. Saturday’s victory over then Top 10 Iowa State […]

I Can Watch Basketball Again

I’m not as big a fan of basketball as I am of football or baseball, but I still do like the game, and I watch almost all of South Carolina’s games.  Even when things were going very badly, I still watched most all of the games.  Obviously a losing team isn’t as much fun to […]

Marcus Lattimore, Retiring?

It appears, though it isn’t certain, that former South Carolina football player Marcus Lattimore may be retiring from the NFL. Here is ESPN’s latest. The 49ers selected Lattimore in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft. He spent all of last season working to overcome the injury. He signed a four-year deal worth more […]

South Carolina vs. Auburn: Anatomy of an upset

Most Gamecock fans aren’t expecting a lot on Saturday night against Auburn.  Late game collapses against Missouri and Kentucky have deflated the optimism of the season.  The team’s performance against Furman didn’t reignite the fanbase, so they can be forgiven if they are not predicting a glorious victory on the Plains. But, upsets happen everyday, […]

Gamecocks Football: The Rain Game Notes

Do you think we’ll always call this the Georgia Rain Game?  I bet so.  That’s certainly the way I’ll remember it. This was a big win for many reasons.  It keeps South Carolina in the SEC East race, which is obviously important.  It also gives this team, especially some of the younger players something positive […]

What to watch for

Everyone’s hoping that South Carolina is a better football team than they showed last Thursday.  That’s been the theme of message boards, call in shows and water cooler talk.  Are they?  We’ll see on Saturday.  Here are some things to look for: Tackle better – For all of the missed assignments and lack of pressure […]