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Repeat performance for South Carolina defense

In South Carolina’s last three contests, the Gamecocks have not left fans wanting for drama. In Saturday’s 35-28 win over Kentucky, coach Steve Spurrier’s team allowed its third straight fourth-quarter battle after building a lead of at least 18 points.

Shaw, Davis shine in victory

While the late-game defensive woes continued, the South Carolina offense shined in both the running and passing game against Kentucky.

Cooper's time 'is coming'

A defensive back turned wide receiver, freshman Pharoh Cooper may find himself playing more of a role for South Carolina beginning next week at Arkansas.

Offense relying on Davis

Only three days after he announced quarterback Connor Shaw would be out for two to three weeks, coach Steve Spurrier said that Shaw would be starting in this week’s game against Kentucky.

Behind enemy lines

1. What do Kentucky fans think of Mark Stoops so far this season? I imagine most fans understood that the team would struggle, but is there still positive energy surrounding the team?

	Junior goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo said the women’s soccer team’s aspirations go beyond an SEC championship; they hope to win a national championship this year.

D'Angelo leads defense

The No. 9 Gamecocks (9-1-1, 2-1 SEC) head to Gainesville Friday to play No. 23 Florida (8-2-1, 2-1 SEC) in a battle to remain atop the conference. South Carolina will then travel to Tennessee Sunday, where it will face the Volunteers (6-3-2, 1-1-1 SEC), who are hungry for a win.

Equestrian hits road

When Katherine Schmidt first arrived at South Carolina, she expected to ride and compete, but she didn’t expect to be all that successful. Three years and 51 wins later, Schmidt has seen a good bit of success. The junior has led the team in wins in each of her first two seasons and was named the AgSouth Female Athlete of the Year her freshman season. She has also racked up 12 MVPs in 68 rides.

Volleyball hosts 4 straight games

Volleyball coach Scott Swanson has made his expectations of his players abundantly clear to them throughout the season. “You go out there and compete your butt off for however long it takes and see what happens,” Swanson said. “We’re just trying to preach to our kids, ‘Do the best you can, and if you walk away and that best wasn’t good enough, you still have to hold your head up high.’”

	Junior Mahamoudou Kaba scored his third and fourth goals of the season Tuesday.

Men's soccer earns 2nd straight victory

The lights were on, students stood in a line that ran outside the gate, and the Gamecock men’s soccer team took care of business, winning 3-0 Tuesday night against Presbyterian. South Carolina (4-4-2) jumped out to an early lead in 20th minute when sophomore midfielder Ryan Arambula assisted junior defender Mahamoudou Kaba off a corner kick that connected at the far post.

	South Carolina women’s basketball held its first practice of the season Tuesday.

Welch prepares to lead

With the squeaks of sneakers on hardwood and the swish of the ball hitting the net, the women’s basketball team hit the court Tuesday for its first practice of the year.

	Junior Jadeveon Clowney said he needs to see more out of his defensive line.

Spurrier: defensive changes on the horizon

If you watched Steve Spurrier’s press conference without seeing the game Saturday, you’d probably have thought that the Gamecocks had just suffered a loss. Spurrier was frustrated that his team let the Knights get back into the game in the fourth quarter. It was the second game in a row in which the defense allowed an opponent to fight its way back.