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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.

Gamecock captures silver for Team USA

South Carolina senior Michael Flach earned a silver medal in the 4×200-meter relay for Team USA at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. Flach, earning his first-career international medal Monday, was a part of Team USA’s final swim time of 7:13.58 to finish in second place.

Former Gamecocks win 2 national titles

Hastings wins first championship, Beckles sets meet record A busy week for former and current South Carolina track athletes ended with two ex-Gamecocks capturing national titles. Natasha Hastings, who competed for the Gamecocks from 2005 to 2008, won the 400-meter dash at the USATF Senior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa to claim her first national title USA Outdoor Championship.

Basketball roster undergoes changes

Seven new players joining Frank Martin’s team The South Carolina men’s basketball team will have a much different look this season. The Gamecocks’ roster feature seven new recruits, including the No. 11 ranked shooting guard Sindarius Thornwell.

USC baseball players begin professional careers

Four departing seniors debuting in minors While their former teammates are honing their skills at summer leagues around the country, four members of South Carolina’s 2013 baseball squad are beginning their journeys as professionals. L.B. Dantzler, Tyler Webb, Colby Holmes and Adam Westmoreland all signed contracts with their respective clubs and have begun their first season in the minor leagues.

SC Pro Am Basketball brings together former Gamecocks

Summer league runs through August While baseball and football workouts consume the thoughts of most sports fans during the summer, basketball lovers in the Capital City don’t have to feel left out. The South Carolina Pro Am Basketball League returns to Columbia for its second season.

Lane: Baseball season a success

Gamecocks advanced to Supers despite injuries, roster shuffling When South Carolina opened up the 2013 baseball season in February, the outlook for the Gamecocks went something like this: On the mound, Jordan Montgomery would emerge as the dominant Friday night starter, veteran Colby Holmes would anchor the Saturday spot and Nolan Belcher would grow into his role as a Sunday starter.

USC adds to 2014 football recruiting class

Group features pair of four-star recruits The South Carolina football team upgraded its future roster earlier this month with the commitment of another four-star recruit. Kevin Crosby, from Bamberg, S.C., is the second four-star recruit in the 2014 recruiting class to commit to the Gamecocks.

3 Gamecock seniors chosen in MLB draft

Dantzler, Webb, Westmoreland chosen by Blue Jays, Yankees, Marlins As South Carolina’s season came to an end in Chapel Hill, three Gamecocks were chosen to continue their baseball careers in the big leagues. Tyler Webb, L.B.