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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 […]

What if

Almost no one saw Thursday night coming.  Many in Texas are ready to crown Kenny Hill; many in Carolina are ready to wait for next year.  Of course it’s not as good or as bad as it seems.  Until more games are played, it’s tough to say what to make of Thursday, but consider these […]

Is this the Injury Year?

First it was starting guard Mike Matulis, then it was back up corner Jamari Smith.  In the last few days South Carolina has lost two players to significant injuries that could be season ending.  How many more will they lose before Texas A&M comes to town? The last three or four seasons have been incredibly […]

Steve Spurrier: The Believer

Yesterday we mentioned there is going to be a special on Steve Spurrier the night before the Texas A&M game.  It’s part of the SEC Storied series and is called The Believer.  Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMyxkLw0GD4

The SEC Network is going to be awesome

The SEC Network debuts on Thursday night, and from the looks of things, it’s going to be awesome.  So many cable and satellite companies have signed on to carry the network that when it goes live at 6 pm nearly everyone will be able to watch.  And every SEC fan will want to. Friends and […]

New Look Defense

There are going to be some new defensive sets this season.  Of those the most talked about has been the new three man front.  A three man front has always been a popular topic among Gamecock fans, especially when Todd Grantham took over at Georgia, installed a 3-4, and South Carolina started beating the Bulldogs […]

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