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Men's golf begins season over weekend

The South Carolina men’s golf team finished in 10th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate tournament Sunday at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga. The Gamecocks ended play Sunday with a three-round score of 888 ( 24). Will Starke, a sophomore from Chapin S.C., was the low scorer for the Gamecocks finishing two under par for three rounds. Starke recorded his second career top-five finish and carded a team best seven birdies in round three.

Heck: Ward to simplify defensive scheme

On Saturday against the Bulldogs, the South Carolina defense was exposed like it hasn’t been in quite some time. Over the past four or five years, the Gamecocks were developing a defense that was comparable to that of other top SEC teams, like Alabama and LSU.

	Sophomore midfielder Bay Daniel found the net for the first time in her career with her 51st-minute goal against the Mustangs.

Gamecocks beat SMU, remain undefeated

South Carolina’s women’s soccer was back in action Sunday, defeating SMU 2-0 to remain undefeated. The Gamecock victory dropped SMU to .500, with three wins and as many losses.

Gamecocks fly by High Point

The Gamecock offense got off to a slow start in their match against High Point on Friday night, but they exploded with four second-half goals.

Hampton suspended for violating team rules

South Carolina was without senior defensive back Victor Hampton for the first half of the Gamecock’s game against Georgia. Coach Steve Spurrier said that Hampton violated team rules and decided that a half would be a good punishment.

Heading back home

Twenty-seven players.That is how many players on the South Carolina roster hail from the state of Georgia. That is the second-highest any one state, by a wide margin. 46 players are from the Palmetto State.

Behind enemy lines

1. What was the reaction around Athens when Clemson beat Georgia? And how quickly did the focus turn toward making sure that wouldn’t happen again against South Carolina this weekend?

SC Golf, NCAA Regionals 2013.

Gamecocks to open season ranked No. 20

The South Carolina women’s golf team is set to kick off its much anticipated 2013 season this weekend at the Cougar Classic in Hanahan, S.C. The Gamecocks, ranked No. 20 by Golfweek’s preseason countdown, return from a year in which the team reached its fourth consecutive NCAA Championship finals appearance under coach Kalen Harris.

	Senior Danielle Au has scored three goals in South Carolina’s first four games, citing strong chemistry in the young Gamecock offense as a reason for her early production.

Women's soccer set to renew rivalry

One of the most anticipated matches of the season has arrived for the South Carolina women’s soccer team. The Gamecocks will travel to Clemson on Friday at 5:30 p.m. to play the Tigers (1-0-2). South Carolina is undefeated at 3-0-1 after finishing up a road trip in Boston last week. The Gamecocks tied Boston University 0-0 Friday, and Sunday the Gamecocks won 3-0 against Northeastern.

	Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney failed to record a sack against the Tar Heels

National media criticize Clowney in opener

After months of building up the Jadeveon-Clowney-is-unstoppable hype, the junior star finally hit the field for a new season last Thursday against North Carolina. Because of the constant replay of Clowney’s hit on Michigan’s Vincent Smith in January, it appears that fans and critics around the nation expected that highlight to be a given every week this season.