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USC looks to replace lead players in 2013

With Baladez gone, South Carolina will need new faces to find the net this year With about a week to go before the regular season starts, the South Carolina men’s soccer team will have its final tune-up against Elon on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Davis named starter for first game

With just one week left until the season opener, South Carolina has a starting runningback. Runningback coach Everette Sands announced on Tuesday that sophomore Mike Davis would be the starter when the Gamecocks take on North Carolina in next week’s season opener.

Equestrian gets top recruits

For any college coach, the offseason is anything but a vacation. Recruiting is in full swing and coaches still have to look after their players to make sure they will be in shape when next season rolls around.

Lane: Amazing era is worth staying for

Last year, the student section at South Carolina’s football games started to get a reputation. A bad one. In the home opener against East Carolina, the student section was nearly empty midway through the third quarter.

Up-and-comers eye championship bids

With the 2013-2014 sports seasons right around the corner, South Carolina will be looking to capture conference and national championships. Here are eight athletes to watch as the Gamecocks battle for titles.

Young players look to emerge as standouts

South Carolina will need contributions from household names like Jadeveon Clowney, Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson, but here are eight players keep an eye on as USC tries to capture the conference title.

Carolina football facing favorable foes

For the first time in a few seasons, the South Carolina Gamecocks have a favorable schedule, in-conference and out. The Gamecocks open the college football season on Thursday night when the North Carolina Tar Heels come into Columbia for the battle of the Carolinas.

After down year, Smith setting high goals

Shelley Smith is used to winning, not rebuilding. As a high school athlete at Mount Anthony Union High School in Vermont, Smith captured state titles in soccer, basketball and softball.

Swanson aiming for bigger, better things in 2013 season

A winning season for a team that had just one winning record in the past decade would probably make most coaches happy. A winning season for a team that competes in a conference that sent five teams to the NCAA tournament last year would probably make even more coaches happy.

Gamecocks fall a game short of Omaha

Chad Holbrook’s first season as head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina ended at the same school where his coaching career began. The Gamecocks fell in the Chapel Hill Super Regional against the North Carolina Tar Heels, Holbrook’s alma mater and the school where he coached for fifteen seasons before coming to Columbia.

USC building 2014 football recruiting class

On the heels of back-to-back 11-win seasons, the Gamecocks are continuing to build for the future. USC has 12 hard commitments for the class of 2014 and head coach Steve Spurrier’s staff will likely add to that haul as the high school football season gets under way.