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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.


Martin preparing for new season

Head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin is taking all the necessary preparations this off-season to ensure the Gamecocks have a successful 2013-2014 campaign. Martin, entering his second season as men’s head coach, believes that despite a 14-18 record (4-14 SEC record), the team played some good basketball down the stretch of the season and left a lot of room for improvement.


Tanner settling in for second year as AD

When Ray Tanner left the baseball diamond to take over the South Carolina athletics program in August of 2012, USC’s athletic teams were experiencing one their the most successful streaks in school history. Now, with a year as athletic director under his belt and the Gamecock athletic programs continuing to excel, it’s understandable why Tanner feels like he’s landed the ideal coaching job.


Not Clownin' Around

From start to finish, it took approximately 3.5 seconds. From the moment the ball was snapped off the grass of Raymond James Stadium until the moment that a member of the Big East officiating crew assigned to the 2013 Outback Bowl blew his whistle, Jadeveon Clowney was one of college football’s best players. Once the whistle blew, he was a rockstar.


Carolina soccer earns accolades

The 36th season of men’s varsity soccer at USC will begin Aug. 30, the Friday night after the football season opener, against East Tennessee State University at Stone Stadium.


Gamecocks begin preparing for 2013 season

Fans hoping to see the 2013 Gamecock football team will finally get their chance, starting this week. South Carolina will open fall camp Friday evening as the Gamecocks search for their third consecutive 11-win season.


Los Angeles Angels pitcher Billy Buckner throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Four USC alumni in big leagues

With two national championships in the past four seasons, Gamecock baseball has attracted attention of USC students, alumni, baseball fans, and most importantly for the players, Major League Baseball scouts.


Lane: Real football can't come soon enough for fans

College football’s silly season is in full swing and I’m not talking about Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison being arrested for barking at a police dog. Jadeveon Clowney made waves at SEC Media Days by calling out Clemson’s Tajh Boyd and Georgia’s Aaron Murray, claiming that the two signal-callers are scared to face him.


Gamecocks eyeing an SEC title in 2013

South Carolina is preparing for another successful season, and head coach Steve Spurrier and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney spoke about that preparation and last year’s 11-wins season last Thursday at the Southeastern Conference Media Days. “Our message this year about South Carolina football is pretty simple,” Spurrier said, “We believe we’re capable of winning the SEC … Win the division, and win our first ever SEC Championship, that’s the goal,” This upcoming season for the Gamecocks is centered on hype, potential and a more favorable schedule then in recent seasons.


Three Gamecock WRs added to award watch list

South Carolina may have lost Ace Sanders to the NFL Draft, but USC’s wide receiving corps appears to be in capable hands this season. Gamecock receivers Damiere Byrd, Bruce Ellington and Shaq Roland were each named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Tuesday.