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Allden returns to Gamecock cross country

Andrew Allden, USC’s new distances and cross country assistant coach, believes the cross country team has the potential to be a top-ranked program nationally. Allden, who has 27 years of coaching experience, coached at South Carolina from 1996 to 2001. During his stint in Columbia, Allden led the Gamecock cross country team to their best Southeastern Conference Championship finish in program history — No. 5 — in 1999.

	Highly touted players such as junior defensive Jadeveon Clowney have helped draw nationally-ranked recruits to South Carolina.

Future recruiting classes take shape

While attention has been focused on the season opener against North Carolina, coach Steve Spurrier and his staff are quietly putting together a nice recruiting class for the next couple of years.

Women’s soccer to begin season today

When the South Carolina women’s soccer team kicks off its 2013 campaign Friday against UNC-Wilmington, the program will look to rebound from its first losing season since 2005 after finishing 7-10-4 in 2012.

Sand volleyball team taking shape

For Moritz Moritz, there could not be a more perfect time to be developing a sand volleyball team. With the immense success of the sport in the recent Summer Olympics, interest has never been higher.

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.