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Men's basketball practice underway

Before South Carolina’s first official team practice of the 2013-14 season Monday, coach Frank Martin was asked about his concern about the overall youth of his team this season.

Gamecocks make second-half comeback to top UCF

At halftime of South Carolina’s game at Central Florida, the Gamecocks were trailing 10-0 and had 45 rushing yards. Sophomore tailback Mike Davis had 17 yards on five attempts. On the first drive of the second half, Davis had 70 yards on three carries, including a 53-yard touchdown run that woke the Gamecocks up.

Thompson leads comeback with Shaw injured

One of the most polarizing topics in South Carolina football this year has been coach Steve Spurrier’s use of junior quarterback Dylan Thompson. While senior Connor Shaw has started all four games under center this season with Thompson occupying the backup role, some fans have called for the younger of the two to see more playing time.

South Carolina scores 28 unanswered in 2nd half

South Carolina’s dynamic duo of sophomore running backs Mike Davis and Brandon Wilds took a hit on Saturday after Wilds dislocated his elbow in the third quarter. Head coach Steve Spurrier said Wilds is expected to miss two to three weeks. The injury occurred on a third-and-seven where Wilds actually picked up the first down off a running play but fumbled. The injury seemed to happen after the fumble, when a Central Florida defender nailed Wilds as the running back was reaching for the loose ball. The Knights recovered the ball at the USC 47-yard line, but were unable to cash in, going three-and-out.

Behind enemy lines

1. How much hype is surrounding this game? UCF will be on ABC for the first time, and they will be playing at home, so I imagine a lot of people are excited for this game.

Center position still uncertain for offense

South Carolina running backs coach Everette Sands mentioned a key statistic after Wednesday’s practice: Central Florida’s defense has allowed just a 33-percent conversion rate on third down this season.

Henter back from injury

Equestrian prepares to take on Fresno State South Carolina’s Alexa Anthony participated sparingly during her first two years with the equestrian team.

Volleyball to open conference season

Thevenin will play against Missouri, Tennessee despite ailing ankle The Gamecocks volleyball team is set to hit the road Friday to open up its conference season with a two–game road trip. South Carolina will look to improve on last year’s 6–14 conference record as they head to Missouri Friday, then head straight to Knoxville, Tenn., for a clash with the Volunteers. “We’ve got a really tough starting weekend on the road against Missouri, who is undefeated right now and are pretty veteran in some areas,” coach Scott Swanson said.

	Senior midfielder Elizabeth Sinclair (7) said fan support will be a major factor in this weekend’s two home games after the team lost to Georgia on the road in its last game.

Women's soccer seeks first SEC victory

Coming off a loss at the hands of Georgia last Friday, the South Carolina women’s soccer team is set to return home this weekend to play its first two conference home games. The Gamecocks host the Auburn Tigers Friday followed by Arkansas Sunday.

	Major programs schedule weak nonconference opponents, such as Wofford vs. South Carolina in 2012.

USC takes on non-SEC tests

South Carolina will travel to Orlando, Fla., this week to take on Central Florida. While the name may not strike fear into Gamecock fans’ hearts, they should be worried about the Knights. UCF is coming off a win at Penn State, is 3-0 this season and is receiving votes in both major football polls.

Women's golf turns in 2nd place finish

Just like the rain that stormed into Nashville, Tenn., this weekend, the South Carolina women’s golf team watched as Arkansas stormed back to beat them in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic.

	Sophomore midfielder Ryan Arambula leads the team in shots, but has not scored

Gamecocks open conference season

The young, battle-tested South Carolina men’s soccer team will travel this Friday to take on a big, physical Charlotte team. Coach Mark Berson said that in the contest, his Gamecocks (2-4-2) will look to convert scoring opportunities, be more aggressive on the offensive side of the ball and work on placing the ball in position for attackers to score.