September 1, 2015 |
USUALLY, COLLEGE football players wear stickers on their helmets to signify individual or team accomplishments. South Carolina is doing something powerfully different. The Gamecocks will wear stickers to commemorate the nine black men and women who were killed in a shooting June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. The sticker features a palmetto tree - the state tree - with nine doves flying around it. "Our team felt like it would be appropriate to have a sticker on our helmet in honor and memory of the nine people that lost their lives in Charleston this summer," coach Steve Spurrier said yesterday.
July 25, 2015 |
La Salle continued a busy offseason by adding 6-foot-9 forward/center Demetrius Henry, who is transferring from South Carolina. Henry started 48 games over two seasons for the Gamecocks. He must sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility at La Salle. He averaged 6.0 points and 3.6 rebounds last season. "Demetrius is versatile and can face and post up, and is really athletic," La Salle coach John Giannini said Thursday. "He is really what we needed and will give us a strong roster.
April 7, 2015 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Notre Dame's players practically bounded to the podium inside Amalie Arena, still full of adrenaline, their energy matching the wattage of the smile on Muffet McGraw's face. Yes, McGraw has a national title and is coaching at her fifth straight Final Four. This one will stay with her. "This is pretty high up there - it's definitely in the top 10," McGraw said later in Notre Dame's locker room, still sounding a little giddy after the Irish had survived a street fight with South Carolina, shoving into Tuesday's NCAA title game, 66-65.
February 25, 2015 |
Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds remaining, and No. 2 South Carolina outlasted No. 6 Tennessee, 71-66, in Columbia, S.C., Monday night. Big Five honors. The Big Five named St. Joseph's senior guard Natasha Cloud as the women's player of the week. In a blowout of George Mason, she finished with 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds. On senior day against Richmond, she scored 17 points and hit the game-winning shot.
January 2, 2015 |
Brandon McIlwain, a dual-threat junior quarterback from Council Rock North, committed Wednesday afternoon to play at South Carolina. "I like everything about the school," the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder said. "And it feels like home. I have a lot of family around the area. " McIlwain's parents, Roddy and Lena, are South Carolina natives. His grandmother lives in Irmo, a suburb of Columbia. "We usually visit about two times a year," Brandon McIlwain said. McIlwain chose the Gamecocks, who went 7-6 this season and closed Saturday with a 24-21 win over Miami in the Independence Bowl, over Auburn, California, and Penn State.
December 23, 2014 |
The top-ranked South Carolina women, guided by former Temple coach Dawn Staley, matched the school's longest winning streak Sunday with an 84-44 win over Liberty (6-5) in the Subway Classic final in Minneapolis. A'ja Wilson had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks (12-0). South Carolina also won 12 in a row in 1979-80 and 2001-02. Notre Dame 64, St. Joseph's 50 - Brianna Turner scored 10 points in her return from a shoulder injury to help the fifth-ranked Irish (11-1) beat the Hawks (3-7)
September 12, 2014 |
IT COULD ALREADY be too late for South Carolina to save its season, at least if you're talking about maybe still getting into the inaugural four-team playoff. But one of the best perks about playing in the SEC is you're never that far away from being in yet another spot where you can make an impression. In a week otherwise devoid of marquee matchups, sixth-ranked Georgia is at No. 24 South Carolina, which was ninth before it opened with a 52-28 home loss to a Texas A & M team without Johnny Football that has risen in the poll from 21 to 7. Anyway, the Dawgs have lost their last two in Columbia.
March 4, 2014 |
SIX YEARS AGO when Dawn Staley took over the women's basketball team at South Carolina, she was coming off a year in which her Temple team went 21-13, and 12-2 in the Atlantic 10. The first year as coach was the rough one, with the Gamecocks managing only two wins in the Southeastern Conference. Now, the Gamecocks are a national power. They sit at 26-3 after yesterday's loss to No. 10 Tennessee and are ranked fourth in the nation by the Associated Press . Much of the quick turnaround can be credited to the Philadelphia native Staley, though she will deflect credit to her players.
February 15, 2013 |
SOUTH CAROLINA coach Steve Spurrier says star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney doesn't want to quit on his team and is looking forward to playing football for the Gamecocks in 2013. Clowney's status become a trending topic this week, with some columnists suggesting the sophomore might sit out the season to protect his health and likely high draft position in 2014. Spurrier said Thursday while attending a South Carolina basketball game that Clowney wants another season to improve.
January 5, 2013 |
A few thousand miles from his North Philadelphia home, David Williams said he was at peace. Imhotep Charter's star running back, who will play in Friday's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, has settled on his college decision. But he is waiting to announce it during the nationally televised game in Carson, Calif. "It feels good. It's like a relief to not be doing the recruiting thing anymore," Williams said. "It's stress-free. " The 6-foot-1, 202-pounder will choose between South Carolina and Arizona State.