Impact Freshman: SEC East
Isaiah Crowell, RB: He arrives in Athens with a ton of hype. Georgia has yet to find its feature back and Crowell has all the talent to be that player. Some think he could start by the midpoint of the season. He was the nation’s top running back and in 2010 he rushed for 1,721 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR: Mitchell played both sides of the ball in high school, but Georgia’s staff really likes what he could do at receiver. He’s a tremendous athlete and will get a chance to earn playing time for the fall, especially with some unproven receivers already on Georgia’s roster.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE: Clowney will enter preseason camp with a mound of expectations. He was the country’s top high school player last year, and even though there is a lot of talent on South Carolina’s defensive line, it will be hard to keep him off the field with his freakish ability. He recorded 162 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, six recovered fumbles and scored five touchdowns last fall.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Gamecocks Gouge Virginia 7-1
SEC SPORTS.COM--South Carolina scored three times in the top of the first and never looked back as they handed top-ranked Virginia a 7-1 setback Tuesday night in a winner's bracket game at the 2011 College World Series.
Gamecocks Re-Instate Victor Hampton
Our sources indicate that Victor Hampton has been reinstated to the South Carolina football team. Hampton was dismissed from the team last week for violating team rules.
Hampton will be the back up to cornerback Stephon Gilmore. All the information available at this time.
Ranking the Defensive Lines in SEC
ESPN- Here's how the ESPN staff ranks the SEC defensive lines:
1) South Carolina
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Gamecocks Beat Texas A&M 5-4
The SEC goes 3-0 in opening round. SEC is 28-9 in NCAA tournament play this season, most wins by any conference this year.
Gamecocks Starting Safety Devonte Holloman Arrested---DUI
WLTX-TV--USC strong safety DeVonte Holloman was arrested late Friday night on charges of driving under the influence, that according to a South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman.
USC automatically suspends any player arrested.
Gamecocks Dismiss Victor Hampton
WLTX-TV--Victor Hampton was a highly recruited player in the class of 2010, and was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He initially committed to Florida, but switched to South Carolina before National Signing Day.
It is believed that he had academic issues.
It's Official: Stephen Garcia is Back with Gamecocks
CBS- Voluntary summer workouts start this week and Stephen Garcia is playing for now.
If eligible, Garcia is the SEC's returning leader in yards passing with 3,059 in 2010. He completed more than 64 percent of his passes with 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Garcia was instrumental in last season's Eastern Division title and may have had his best game in a 35-21 upset of then-No. 1 Alabama, South Carolina's first victory over a top-ranked team.
SEC BASEBALL: South Carolina 8, UConn 2 FINAL
South Carolina advances to College World Series for second straight season...
BASEBALL: SUPER REGIONAL SITES---GAME TIMES
GAMES BEGIN FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – All Times are Eastern
Mississippi St. (37-23) at No. 2 Florida (48-16) 12 NOON
Oregon St. (41-17) at No. 6 Vanderbilt (50-10) 8PM
GAMES BEGIN SATURDAY, JUNE 11 - All times are Eastern
Connecticut (45-18-1) at No. 3 South Carolina (48-14)
South Carolina-Georgia Game Time Announced----ESPN 4:30 pm
SPORTS TALK RADIO NETWORK- South Carolina’s contest on Sept. 10 at Georgia will begin with a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff and be televised on ESPN.
The following week, the Gamecocks’ home opener against Navy on Sept. 17 will be televised by ESPN2 with a 6 p.m. kickoff.
Spurrier Stirs It Up--Wants Head Coaches to Pay Athletes $300 Per Game
Steve Spurrier wants the head coaches to pay the student athletes from their pockets. He had a proposal on the table and challenged the other coaches to sign it.
The following coaches signed Spurrier's proposal:
Nick Saban, Derek Dooley, Will Muschamp, Les Miles, Houston Nutt, Dan Mullen
Clowney Cleared--#1 Recruit in the Nation Eligible to Play for Gamecocks
Sources indicate that Jadeveon Clowney has cleared NCAA standards and can submit his application to the University of South Carolina.
Clowney will be available for Summer school and would enroll next month.
Clowney is 6'5, 255 lbs from Rock Hill, South Carolina.
GARCIA'S BACK--Partially Reinstated, Allowed to Workout with Team
THE HERALD- Senior Quarterback Stephen Garcia has returned from his April 6 suspension. The University of South Carolina issued a statement declaring Garcia would be on probation and re-evaluated throughout the summer.
GARCIA WATCH--SC QB Expected in Cola Over Weekend
Our sources indicate Stephen Garcia will be arriving in Columbia sometime this weekend and will be meeting with school officials and teammates early next week.
Spurrier: "Garcia Has Changed"--Could Start Workouts Next Week
POST AND COURIER-- During the past couple of weeks, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has gotten closer and closer to saying that suspended quarterback Stephen Garcia will be reinstated.
Wednesday's final Gamecock Club Fan Fest stop at Darlington Raceway was yet another step in that direction, with Spurrier even chiming in with his own thought.
Read full story by clicking web link
More Specifics on "Oversigning"
THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS- Both Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier claim that what they are doing is legal within the NCAA rules.
The SEC may change all of that starting with only allowing 25 per recruiting class, SEC signing off on medical hardships and an end to early enrollees for the January semester...
Spurrier in Sumter--Rumors Are Garcia Will Be Back June 1
WLTX- Coach Spurrier is still out seeing Gamecock Clubs and the #1 question is about when QB Stephen Garcia will be back.
We are hearing that Garcia could be back as soon as June 1.
RECRUITING: Gators Lead SEC East with Commitments 5-24-11
Approaching Memorial Day Weekend, the Florida Gators are leading with commitments for the SEC East:
Florida Gators 10
Georgia Bulldogs 6
Vandy Commodores 6
South Carolina Gamecocks 5
Kentucky Wildcats 3
Tennessee Volunteers 2
Lattimore Getting Bigger, Better and StrongerESPN-
Marcus Lattimore has proved he is going to do what it takes to be a superstar in the SEC. Lat's fresh year was impressive with 1197 yards and 17 tds but wait til you see what 2011 looks like for SEC freshman of the Year....
ELIGIBILITY ISSUES----GRADES ARE COMING IN-- WHO'S IN? WHO'S OUT?
SEC Football Breaking News APP- As the school year ends there should be some more dismissals, transfers and players leaving for personal reasons.
Top two Questions on the Big Board?
1) Will Georgia Running Back Caleb King qualify academically?
2) Will Gamecock #1 Recruit Jadeveon Clowney qualify?
Spurrier Traveling to Gamecock Clubs---Says Garcia May Have Probationary Period
TIMES AND DEMOCRAT- Coach Steve Spurrier continued to travel to Gamecock Clubs and told the Charleston group of about 500 that Garcia's suspension is not permanent.
Spurrier continues to use language that appears to open the door for Stephen Garcia to return to the program for his Senior season.
Garcia Was Not Suspended by AD's Wife
SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTSTALK- One junk news source (fitsnews) continues to create wild stories on SC football and then it is re-hashed thru the social media as fact. Kevin Mc lives in Cola and breaks down the facts and the innuendo...
We can't cover every rumor but this one won't seem to die.
Spurrier Talks about Garcia to Gamecock Club in Fort Mill
SPARTANBURG HERALD- Coach Steve Spurrier made his first Gamecock Club meeting on 2011 and all the fans want to know the status of QB Stephen Garcia.
It appears Garcia wants to come back to play football and is working toward that goal but a number of requirements still have to be met.
Garcia Graduates USC--Meets with Ole Ball CoachSPARTANBURG HERALD
- South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia took the first step toward being reinstated to the Gamecock football team. On Saturday, Garcia graduated from USC. Immediately following graduation, he met with Coach Spurrier in his office....
With Garcia, Gamecocks Win SEC East
POST AND COURIER- Suspended QB Stephen Garcia passed for more yards in 2010 than Cam Newton....
Only Aaron Murray had a better pass efficiency rating among returning QBs....
RECRUITING UPDATE: SEC EAST EARLY MAY
SEC SPORTS REPORT-- SEC East verbal commitments through early May:
South Carolina 3
SEC Dominates NFL Draft with 38 Players--LSU/UGA Send 6
ORLANDO SENTINEL- ACC 35, PAC 10 (31), Big 12 (30), Big 10 (29) Big East 22....
Georgia sends 6 to the NFL with a 6-7 record. The Gamecocks won the SEC East with only 2 players drafted in the 3rd and 7th rounds...
RECRUITING: UGA Picks Up Big Recruit--Leonard Floyd 12:54 pmSEC SPORTS REPORT-
6'4" 215 Lbs Defensive End from Eastman, Georgia. Had offers from Bama, S Carolina, Florida, Miss State
Gamecocks Depth Chart Released 5:24 pm Monday
GAMECOCKCENTRAL.COM--At Quarterback: Stephen Garcia OR Connor Shaw
*Stephen Garcia remains indefinitely suspended
College Baseball Rankings 5-25-11 2:02 pm
USA TODAY--SEC holding on to top spots...1) Virginia 2) Vanderbilt 3) South Carolina 4) Florida 5) Texas
Full rankings USA Today
GAMECOCKS GARCIA SUSPENDED.....AGAIN
Stephen Garcia showed up for the SEC mandated life skills class with alcohol on his breath....AD Eric Hyman dismissed Garcia indefinitely...
BREAKING......CLOWNEY IS A GAMECOCK-----HAPPY VALENTINES DAY SPURRIER
Breaking......Clowney made his choice on ESPN......He is a Gamecock.....
The state of South Carolina will be celebrating tonight...
Spurrier got the #1 recruit in the country and made his recruiting class a Top 15 class...
BREAKING.......OUR TOP STORY----#1 RECRUIT IN THE COUNTRY---JADEVEON CLOWNEY
Our story on Clowney is done.....What's his best choice??....What are the final choices for the #1 recruit in the country in the final days for signing his letter of intent....click on blue link to read full story
Breaking.....SEC COACH OF THE YEAR.....STEVE SPURRIER
AWARDS VOTED ON BY SEC COACHES:
Cam Newton Auburn SEC Offensive Player of the Year
Patrick Peterson LSU SEC Defensive Player of the Year
Marcus Lattimore South Carolina SEC Freshman of the Year
Greg McElroy Alabama SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SEC Bowl Games
Ten SEC teams will play in postseason bowl games.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27– FINAL
AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Georgia 6 Central Florida 10 FINAL
Chick-fil-A Bowl – South Carolina 17 Florida State 26 FINAL– ESPN
Outback Bowl - Florida 37 Penn State 24 FINAL
Gator Bowl– Michigan 14 Mississippi State 52 FINAL--
Capital One Bowl - Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 FINAL--
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Arkansas 26. Ohio State 31 final
AT&T Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M 24 LSU 41 final
BBVA Compass Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky – Noon ET, ESPN (Pitt favored by 3 points)
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game – Oregon vs. Auburn -8:30 pm ET, ESPN (Auburn Tigers favored by 3 points)
ROAD TO ATLANTA: SEC CHAMPIONSHIP--CAN SOUTH CAROLINA UPSET AUBURN?
SEC Championship game is here in Atlanta and its time to start looking at the match-ups. Check out the SEC Championship Game preview...
Auburn favored by 5.5 points
SC QB Garcia playing...sore shoulder healing
Kick-Off 4 pm Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA CBS Sports
UPDATE Lines Week 9-- GEORGIA FAVORED BY 3 OVER FLORIDA
***UPDATE***Florida vs Georgia in Jacksonville, EVEN on Tuesday---Dawgs by 3 on Wednesday pm...
#1 Auburn vs Ole Miss in the Grove, Tigers by 7 points
Vandy vs #19 Arkansas in Fayetteville, Hawgs by 22.5 points.
Tennessee vs #20 SouthCarolina in Cock Pit, Gamecocks by 17.5 points
Kentucky vs #21 Miss State in Starkville, Dogs by 7 points
AP TOP 25-- Auburn Top SEC Team, Alabama Toppled to #8, Gamecocks in Top 10, Florida Demoted to #22
#7 Auburn Tigers
#8 Alabama Crimson Tide
#10 South Carolina
To see full AP Top 25, click link.
PREDICTION: #12 South Carolina Gamecocks vs #17 Auburn TigersSEC SPORTS REPORT
- The biggest game of the week could be the #12 South Carolina Gamecocks vs the #17 Auburn Tigers. SEC analyst Jay Holgate breaks it all down and makes his prediction....
MARCUS LATTIMORESEC SPORTS-
Pete Cordelli breaks down some game film on why Marcus Lattimore is such a great running back. True Freshman Lattimore had 184 yards on 37 carries against Georgia....
AP TOP 25---Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina
13) South Carolina
See Full Rankings
Gamecocks Dominate Bulldogs 17-6 Final
SEC SPORTS REPORT-
SC Running Back Marcus Lattimore was the star of the game running for 182 yds on 37 carries. Georgia knew Lattimore was going to get the ball but could not stop him.
South Carolina scored on the opening drive with a touch down. Georgia answered with a field goal. South Carolina had the edge on both the offensive line and defensive line for the first time in a decade. Every time running back Washaun Ealey touched the ball he had three guys tackling him starting at the line of scrimmage.
Junior QB Stephen Garcia was 12/17 passing for 165 yds. Freshman QB Aaron Murray was 14/21 passing for 192 yds.
Georgia needed a couple more big plays to make it close. SC seemed to be in better physical condition in the 4th quarter under a humid, hot day in Columbia.
#22 Georgia Bulldogs vs #24 South Carolina Gamecocks
ATLANTA JOURNAL- Huge game for both teams. The biggest SEC match-up for the weekend. The Bulldogs travel to Columbia for what should be another great game...
Our Pick SC wins 21-17.
Gamecocks Win Big on ESPN; Spurrier Happy
THE STATE- Steve Spurrier finally got a great performance from his quarterback and a big win that his program definitely needed...A number of players stepped up with big plays and forced turnovers to finish strong....Final 41-13
ITS GAME DAY----South Carolina vs Southern Miss --ESPN
THE STATE- It's been a long hot summer but now it's time for redemption. The Gamecocks and Steve Spurrier open up the college football season for the fifth time in six years for ESPN....We're at the game....
Spurrier Says Hotel Bills Will Be Paid by Players--Not a DistractionTHE STATE-
The Whitney Hotel is the subject of some controversy in Columbia. Looks like some Gamecock football players have been living there but Spurrier wants them to find another place to live...and get back to football...
Spurrier Pleased with Offense--Both QBs will Play in OpenerTHE STATE-
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier finally got some good production from his offense. RB Lattimore got 63 yards on 6 carries, and both quarterbacks were completing passes. Spurrier said both quarterbacks will play in season opener...
Southern Temperatures Scorching Players for Two a Days
Current Temperatures 5:58 pm Eastern Time
Tuscaloosa, AL 102*, Starkville, MS 100*,Columbia, SC 96*,
Fayetteville, AR 95*, Athens, GA 94*,Auburn, AL 93*
Oxford, MS 91*, Lexington, KY 91*,Baton Rouge, LA 86*
Gainesville, FL 85*, Knoxville, TN 84*,Nashville, TN 75*
Gamecocks Garcia Bringing New Attitude, Work EthicTHE STATE-
South Carolina Quarterback Stephen Garcia appears to have gotten the message from Coach Spurrier. Work harder....After a good Spring and Summer the Florida native is ready to show his new game on the field...
DAY TWO SEC MEDIA DAYS: BOBBY PETRINO, MARK RICHT, ROBBIE CALDWELL, STEVE SPURRIER
HOOVER, AL- Day Two of SEC Media Days features Arkansas, Georgia, Vandy and South Carolina.
GAMECOCKS CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WIN WITH PARADE
SEC SPORTS REPORT- Thousand of South Carolina Gamecocks piled into downtown Columbia to celebrate the National Championship win of the baseball team....
EARLY NOTICE: More Changes for Tennessee Vols Coming
SEC SPORTS REPORT- SEC analyst Jay Holgate makes the case that there will be more changes coming in Knoxville within a year. Football drives SEC programs and when it's down, somebody's head has to roll. The next cut will go all the way to the top....
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS BASEBALL 2010 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!
THE STATE- It was destiny. The Gamecocks were destined to be the 2010 National Champions. The USC pitching was great, hitting was always enough and in the final game, the Gamecocks won 2-1 to win the series 2-0...
CWS GAME 1: GAMECOCKS 7 UCLA 1 FINALTHE STATE--
It was all South Carolina on Monday night as the Gamecocks won game one of the College World Series. Blake Cooper was on a mission as he shredded the Bruins batters...
Gamecocks Play for College World Series ChampionshipTHE STATE-
The South Carolina Gamecocks beat rival Clemson Saturday to advance to the College World Series Championship game. Next up....UCLA. First Game starts Monday night....7:30 pm ESPN
Athlon Sports SEC Football Predictions 2010
SEC EAST SEC WEST
1) Florida 1) Alabama
2) Georgia 2) Arkansas
3) South Carolina 3) Auburn
4) Tennessee 4) LSU
5) Kentucky 5) Ole Miss
6) Vanderbilt 6) Mississippi State
SEC SPORTS REPORT EXCLUSIVE: Radio Interview with Marcus LattimoreSEC SPORTS REPORT-
SEC analyst Jay Holgate will be doing an exclusive interview with #1 Running Back Marcus Lattimore on South Carolina Upstate Radio....developing
Are Spurrier's Motivational Tactics Working with QB Garcia?THE STATE-
The Ole Ball Coach has been on his quarterback Stephen Garcia for awhile. Apparantly, Spurrier believes Garcia isn't motivated by praise. Coach Spurrier's wife says her husband will push every button Garcia has which will only help him in the long run....
Mr. College Football Picks Florida To Win SEC East in 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION-
Tony Barnhart breaks down the SEC East in early May to give us something to chew on until 2 a days get cranked up. No real surprises for how Mr. College Football sees the SEC East....
ROUND 4 NFL DRAFT of SEC PLAYERS
#103 LSU Perry Riley LB to Washington Redskins
#105 Kentucky Trevard Lindley CB to Philadelphia Eagles
#113 Florida Aaron Hernandez TE to New England Patriots
#120 Georgia Geno Atkins DT to Cincinnati Bengals
#123 LSU Al Woods DT to New Orleans Saints
#124 South Carolina Eric Norwood LB to Carolina Panthers
#129 Tennessee Jacques McClendon OG to Indianapolis Colts
Emerging SEC Quarterbacks for 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
- Tony Barnhardt takes a closer look at the quarterbacks who will taking the snaps in 2010. Barnhardt believes there are only 2 solid qbs....read full story
Bottom Line: Gamecock Quarterback Stephen Garcia Must Step UpTHE STATE-
Coach Spurrier reiterated at a Columbia Gamecock Club meeting that he needs his quarterback to step it up a notch. Gamecock fans know they cannot take it to the next level without a great quarterback...
Gamecocks Believe Taller Receivers Will Be a ThreatTHE STATE
- Steve Spurrier Jr. has some tall wide receivers for 2010. He has five guys in the 6' 3" or taller which should cause some problems for defenders. If they are all on the field at the same time, there should be some match-up problems for opponents...
Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron in California (HUMOR VIDEO)SEC SPORTS REPORT-
We caught up with Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron in California and wanted SEC fans to know what they are doing. The two are in a private restaurant right arriving in Los Angelos...
SEC Coaching Seats Getting WarmSCOUT-
At this point, it doesn't look like any SEC coaches jobs are in danger for 2010 but a few have seats getting warm. Check out the latest on the 12 SEC coaches and where they rank going into the Spring of 2010...
South Carolina Gamecocks- Quick Look from ESPNESPN-
South Carolina returns most of the defense and should be strong on that side of the ball. The big questions for Carolina is will the offensive line step up, can Garcia do what the Ole Ball Coach needs to win...
Could 2010 Be The Year of the Gamecocks?SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
- Some sports writers think the Ole Ball Coach has his best chance to win the SEC East in 2010. With a few changes on offense and a tough defense, anything can happen...
Spurrier Trying No Huddle Offense?WIS-TV
- Steve Spurrier is giving the no huddle offense a try because his new offensive line coach said it could cut down on mistakes...
Tony Barnhardt Top 5 Questions about SEC EastAJC-
Mr. College Football Tony Barnhardt answers 5 big questions about the SEC East in the Spring of 2010...
Spurrier Wants More QB Options in 2010THE STATE
- Steve Spurrier believes he will have two competitors at the quarterback position for 2010 SEC football...
Alabama Rolls South CarolinaSEC Sports
-Alabama was down 18 points in the second half but the Tide just kept chipping away. In the end, Tide Rolls by USC 68-63...
SEC Mens Basketball Tournament ScheduleESPN
- Its March Madness. We found the brackets listed for you so you can pick a winner.
Devan Downey Upsets KentuckySEC SPORTS REPORT
- Devan Downey had a spectacular night as the South Carolina Gamecocks upset #1 Kentucky...
Holgate Signs With Football Speakers GroupSEC SPORTS REPORT
-Jay Holgate has joined Football Speakers
as a professional speaker. Jay is an SEC sports writer and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
POLL: Who Will Win the SEC East in Football in 2010?SEC SPORTS REPORT
- Fan feedback. Tell us who you think will win SEC football in the East in 2010...
SEC East Breakdown 2010 SchedulesSCOUT
- See who has the toughest schedule in the East, best case record for 2010 and worst case scenario....
South Carolina Football Recruiting 2010SEC Sports Report
-SEC Analyst Jay Holgate talks with Joe Person of The State newspaper about the Gamecocks 2010 recruiting class..
Marcus Lattimore Signing DaySEC SPORTS REPORT
- SEC Analyst Jay Holgate was on the front row for the Marcus Lattimore signing in Duncan, South Carolina...