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A'ja Wilson to make college decision Wednesday

04/14/2014 9:59pm

When the No. 1 women’s basketball recruit in the country goes home, she curls up on the couch and watches “NCIS” with her parents. She sends texts and tweets full of emojis. On weekends, she sleeps in and watches movies with her friends. She loves her pearls.


New housing plans follow national trend

12/01/2013 9:51pm

The University of South Carolina faces a quandary: as it enrolls more freshmen who must live on campus, it pushes upperclassmen out of campus housing.


South Carolina defense barely holds off Vanderbilt

09/15/2013 12:25am

As South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier exited his press conference, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward entered for his. “Whammy, we didn’t give up 300 yards,” Spurrier barked from the doorway.


Disabled find strength in adaptive yoga

04/25/2013 12:34am

Dara Brown regularly hears excuses for why someone “can’t” do yoga, so the instructor laughs when recalling how Sherwood Toatley told her he just isn’t flexible after his first class. She responded the way she would to any other student. Yoga will help make you more flexible, she told him.


Gamecocks anticipate NFL draft

04/24/2013 8:21pm

Though USC players are unlikely to hear their names called in the first round, five Gamecocks are expected to be drafted, starting with D.J. Swearinger.


Lattimore impresses at SC Pro Day

03/27/2013 6:59pm

Marcus Lattimore won’t watch the NFL Draft in one month. The former South Carolina tailback said it doesn’t matter to him where he’s drafted. He said he hasn’t even looked at draft projections. South Carolina’s Pro Timing Day on Wednesday was the first time Lattimore stepped onto the Williams-Brice Stadium field since tearing three ligaments in his knee on Oct. 27.


Pastides supports Emmert

02/28/2013 4:35am

USC president acknowledges growing mistrust of NCAA, need for change in system


Frank Martin introduced as new basketball coach

03/27/2012 4:43pm

Frank Martin was introduced as the men's basketball coach Tuesday afternoon, following board of trustee approval of his six-year contract. Martin's contract will pay him $1.9 million in his first season, $2 million the next season, and then $2.1 million for every next season, with incentives built in for how well the team plays and how many tickets are sold. A source confirmed to The Daily Gamecock that the former Kansas State coach had interviewed for the position in Columbia last week. In response to a blog report that a press conference announcing his hiring at South Carolina was scheduled for last Saturday, Martin texted several national basketball writers and K-State beat writers that he had not talked to anyone, but when appearing on CBS Saturday as a studio analyst, Martin did not directly deny any connection to USC. A Saturday press conference would not have been feasible because Hyman was leaving for Fresno, Calif. to support the women’s basketball team in the Sweet 16, while Martin was scheduled to appear on CBS in New York. “In the age of social media that we live in right now, it’s crazy,” Martin said on CBS. “I was scheduled to be at a press conference today in South Carolina and I was sitting watching a show in New York City last night. And obviously I’m sitting here with you guys today ... The stuff that gets out these days, I look at it as a compliment that we’re doing our job the right way at Kansas State that these sort of things get out.” Martin led the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to Syracuse in the second round. In his five years at Kansas State, Martin has made the NCAA Tournament four times. On CBS, he voiced his displeasure that KSU starter Jamar Samuels was suspended against Syracuse after he received money from an old AAU coach. The decision to suspend Samuels was not Martin’s, but one from university administration, which added to the speculation that Martin might be looking to coach elsewhere next season. In his press conference, Martin said the situation with Samuels and his relationship with K-State's athletic director had nothing to do with his decision to take the position at South Carolina. The Gamecocks finished the season at a program-worst mark of 10-21, but lost just one senior; however, Martin could see at least one player transfer. A source close to sophomore forward Damontre Harris said the All-SEC defensive team selection has openly contemplated transferring. Harris finished the season leading the team in blocks and rebounds. Hyman said he told the players that he would support any decision they make, but only after a new coach is hired and they have a chance to meet him. Martin could also lose point guard Bruce Ellington, who might make a return to football after originally announcing a commitment to basketball prior to Horn’s firing.  


Gamecocks lose to No. 1 Florida

03/26/2012 1:04am

{besps}simpleslideshowimages/sports/baseballvflorida{/besps} USC at 1-5 in SEC after winning Game 1 of series


Johnson expected to be named head coach at Southern Miss

12/20/2011 1:01pm

Ellis Johnson, South Carolina’s associate head coach for defense, is expected to be named the next head coach at Southern Mississippi just two weeks before the Gamecocks’ bowl game against Nebraska, multiple media outlets reported late Monday evening.


Talking Trash: USC

11/22/2011 3:00am

Tigers fall short of history thanks to late season losses


Wingo true Gamecock, leaves big shoes to fill

06/15/2011 4:26am

Second baseman’s last game at Carolina Stadium success When Scott Wingo stepped up to the plate in the ninth against the UConn Huskies in the Columbia Super Regional, the crowd cheered as it would for any other of his at-bats.


Munich experience sheds light on sports philosophy

06/01/2011 7:31am

Business model replaces love for sports MUNICH — Riding on a bike while holding his surfboard along its side, Georg Rausch is sporting a black wet suit as he heads to enjoy the wave. He casually parks his bike and walks down with his surfboard to meet his friends and fellow surfers, waiting for his turn before leaping on the board and into the water to ride along a single wave in a narrow river channel just below a bridge.


Carolina's season draws to close at hands of Michigan

11/29/2010 4:41am

Gamecocks fail to reach Elite Eight after Wolverines grab 3-1 victory When Will Traynor was given a red card in the 64th minute, just one minute after Michigan took a 1-0 lead, the Gamecocks did not panic as their chances of winning and advancing to the Elite Eight began to look bleak.


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