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Student ticket requests for UNC game open today

Today is the first day to request student tickets for next week’s football home opener against North Carolina. Tickets can be requested on Ticketmaster beginning at 9 a.m., and the first request period will stay open until 5 p.m. Friday.

Men's soccer wins exhibition after lightning delay

It was stalled nearly an hour and a half for a lightning delay, but the USC men’s soccer season has finally begun. The drenched grass made for tough conditions, but South Carolina on Sunday beat Mercer 1-0 in their first of two exhibition matches this season.

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.