Both the University of South Carolina and Clemson University’s football programs are ranked in the Top Ten of an “early preseason” poll released this week by Fox Sports. Head coach Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks – one of only four programs in the nation to put together back-to-back 11-win campaigns – are ranked No. 8, while Clemson checks [...]
Headlines across the country are already blaring the news: University of South Carolina superstar Jadeveon Clowney caught a 54-yard touchdown pass during the Gamecocks’ spring football game (in plain clothes, no less).
It’s the latest addition to his growing legend …
The reality, however, is that the 6-foot-6, 272-pound defensive lineman tripped and fell (awkwardly we might [...]
University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is pleased with the performance of his offensive line during 2013 “Spractice” (a.k.a. spring practice).
Well, except for one thing … blocking.
“The offensive line has got to learn how to block,” Spurrier said after USC’s seventh spring practice. ” They’re pretty good at everything except blocking. Unfortunately [...]
University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has had his share of run-ins with the press, but this week he rewarded a pair of reporters with cash prizes for correctly answering a college football trivia question.
During a press conference to discuss the hiring of new defensive line coach Deke Adams, Spurrier asked the [...]
CLEMSON ALSO IMPROVES ITS NATIONAL STANDING
During its first 118 years of football competition, the University of South Carolina never finished a season ranked higher than No. 11 – and recorded ten wins just once.
How times have changed …
The Gamecocks – who knocked off Michigan in the 2013 Outback Bowl – finished the 2012 season ranked [...]
CORNHUSKERS HAVE AN INFLATED SENSE OF SELF
A year ago, Nebraska got blown out in the second half of the 2012 Capital One Bowl to the University of South Carolina. The Cornhuskers lost the game 30-13, and were out-gained 351-253 yards.
Still, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini insisted his 9-4 Cornhuskers were better than Steve Spurrier’s 11-2 Gamecocks.
GAMECOCK HEAD FOOTBALL COACH SIGNED THROUGH 2017
University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has received a two-year contract extension from the school’s board of trustees, a deal which will keep him coaching the Gamecocks through the 2017 season. Spurrier – who makes $2.9 million a year – did not receive a pay raise [...]
BACK TO OUTBACK? OR GATOR?
The University of South Carolina football team will likely play either Wisconsin or Northwestern in the 2013 Outback Bowl – no matter who wins next week’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship game between Alabama and Georgia. Or the Gamecocks could wind up in Jacksonville, Florida at the Gator Bowl – depending on [...]
GAMECOCKS OUTLAST CLEMSON FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT RIVALRY WIN
Thanks to a clutch performance from backup quarterback Dylan Thompson – and four-and-a-half sacks from standout defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney – the University of South Carolina football team took its fourth game in a row over arch rival Clemson. In the process the No. 12 Gamecocks made Steve [...]
GAMECOCKS PULL IT TOGETHER LATE TO BEAT WOFFORD
What is the University of South Carolina football team’s problem with Wofford? Seriously … the ninth-ranked Gamecocks play Division I-A (a.k.a. FBS) ball in a stadium that holds nearly 85,000. The Terriers play Division I-AA (a.k.a. FCS) ball in a stadium that seats around 13,000.
Yet this rivalry – [...]
GAMECOCKS LOOK TO GO UNDEFEATED AT HOME
By John Loveday || Even though the University of South Carolina football team will not win the SEC this year, there are plenty of records that can still be broken – or at least tied.
For example, if the Gamecocks beat Wofford this weekend they would finish the season a [...]
IMAGES FROM THE GAMECOCKS’ LONG OVERDUE VICTORY OVER THE RAZORBACKS
After three years of lopsided losses, the University of South Carolina football team finally beat Arkansas this weekend – riding the arm of junior quarterback Connor Shaw and the strength of its defense to a 38-20 win over the Razorbacks.
Two-sport star Bruce Ellington (who plays point [...]