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SEC Indoor Track Championships 2013 at the Randall Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Gravesande sets goals on track

Olympic trials, Second Team All-America status and a gold medal are just a few of the things on junior sprinter Clayton Gravesande’s resume. Gravesande, who is a captain on the track and field team, competed for the United States in the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, running the 4×400 meter relay.


	Sophomore forward Michael Carrera said that having the support of his young teammates has made his transformation into a role model a much smoother process.

Young players continue to adapt to system

It is no secret that the majority of the South Carolina men’s basketball team is made up of players who are fresh out of high school. But despite the team’s youthful nucleus, head coach Frank Martin is embracing the growing process of his younger players as he attempts to combat the learning curve.


Women's soccer goes winless on the road

The South Carolina women’s soccer team went back-to-back games without recording a win for the first time this season during their two game road trip this weekend. The Gamecocks lost 2-1 at Missouri on Friday night before drawing 1-1 at No. 24 Ole Miss on Sunday afternoon.


Indecision costs Gamecocks 2 costly timeouts

Many people were left scratching their heads after Tennessee kicker Michael Palardy kicked through the game-winning field goal against South Carolina this past Saturday, and for good reason.


Byrd continues impressive streak

For the third consecutive week, junior wide receiver Damiere Byrd caught a touchdown pass off a deep ball. He was responsible for South Carolina’s first score of the day, a 76-yard reception after beating one-on-one coverage once again.


Louisiana quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws under pressure from Texas Christian's Jonathan Anderson in the second quarter at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

Upset-minded Auburn travels to Texas A&M

Arkansas @ No. 1 Alabama, Sat. 7 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN Coming off its 48-7 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats, the Alabama Crimson Tide switches focus to an Arkansas team that suffered a 52-7 home loss to South Carolina last weekend. Alabama’s ground game destroyed a mediocre Kentucky defense last Saturday, accounting for five touchdowns from three different players.


Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws against the Maryland defense at Doak Campbell Stadium in Talahasses, Florida, Saturday, October 5, 2013. FSU defeated Maryland, 63-0. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

ACC undefeateds meet in Death Valley

No. 16 Texas Tech @ West Virginia, Sat. noon, Fox Sports 1 A pair of Big 12 teams face off Saturday. One of them is Texas Tech, led by first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury. It is uncertain who will start for the Red Raiders this weekend, as freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield missed last weekend’s victory against Iowa State.


	Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney recorded one tackle Saturday, but his coaches said he impacted the game in other ways.

Adams: Clowney's statistics will come soon

While the defensive line did not record a sack at Arkansas last weekend, it performed well, defensive line coach Deke Adams said. Adams said he saw progress in Saturday’s game, even though the unit still made some mistakes.


	Sophomore running back Mike Davis could have more room to run against Tennessee when South Carolina increases the number of plays run out of the shotgun formation.

Davis prepares for Tennessee D-Line

It is hard to complain about the South Carolina offense when it put up 52 points and more than 500 yards last week at Arkansas. However, coach Steve Spurrier is hoping there won’t be a letdown against Tennessee.


	Senior quarterback Connor Shaw said that despite scoring 52 in last week’s win over Arkansas, the Gamecocks still must cut down on mistakes in order to beat Tennessee.

Building momentum

After a three game stretch that saw South Carolina earn a reputation for blowing leads late in games, last weekend’s 52-7 pummeling of Arkansas was just what the doctor ordered for the Gamecocks.


Equestrian loses tiebreaker to No. 1 Georgia

Through its first four meets of the season, No. 3 South Carolina jumped out to an early lead against its opponents. Against No. 1 Georgia on Friday, the Gamecocks did the same thing, jumping out to a 4-1 lead after the first event.