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Hey Gamecocks! We've had fun here on Spurs Up Blog the past few years, but we're taking a new step and shifting our GamecocksOnline.com/South Carolina Athletics blog efforts to Tumblr. Check us out on our new GamecocksOnline Tumblr here.

We'll post pictures, graphics, the "best of" stuff we see in social media (including content created by fans), fan photos, articles from around the web, and other notes about the Gamecocks. You can get to our posts directly on Tumblr or click on the "Blog" tab on the front page of GamecocksOnline.com.



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Facebook Fan of the Week: Kristen Bell & Kaylee

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Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner Kristen Bell! She submitted her photo with this story: "This is my 3-month-old daughter, Kaylee. She entered this world on 1/29/13 & spent a month in the NICU. She's doing much better now though & is looking forward to her first Gamecock football game...in a few years!"

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THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY...

While many of the Gamecocks' teams hit the road for SEC Championships and NCAA Tournaments, the baseball squad is the last team in action at home this week. Carolina will host Wofford Wednesday night followed by the final home weekend series of the regular season vs. Georgia this weekend. We'll be celebrating Senior Day before Saturday's game so be sure to arrive early for the ceremony. Buy tickets in advance online



Tuesday, May 8, 2013

#12 Baseball vs. Wofford - 7:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters
-    TD Bank and Waffle House giveaways


Friday, May 10, 2013

#12 Baseball vs. Georgia - 7:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters


Saturday, May 11, 2013

#12 Baseball vs. Georgia - 1:00 PM
**Senior Day -- please arrive to your seats early to recognize a special class of senior Gamecocks!
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters


Sunday, May 12, 2013

#12 Baseball vs. Georgia - 1:30 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters
-    SC Sunglasses give away courtesy of University Licensing and Trademarks office

THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY...

After big road wins for both squads this past weekend, both baseball and softball return home to Columbia this weekend for big SEC series. Softball hosts #3 Florida in the final home series of the season at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Senior Day festivities will take place before Sunday's final game. The weekend has SEC Tournament implications for the Gamecocks as they aim to be among the top 10 teams in the conference who make the tourney. Meanwhile over at Carolina Stadium the baseball team will take on another Top 10 match-up against #2 Vanderbilt in a three game series with the postseason looming. Tickets are going fast so purchase online in advance!



Friday, May 3, 2013

Softball vs. #3 Florida - 6:00 PM
-    Field of Dreams - a local softball team, U12 Lexington Lightning, accompanies the Softball team out on the field during the National Anthem.
-    Stadium replica key chain giveaway
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters

#9 Baseball vs. #2 Vanderbilt - 7:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters
-     National Anthem by Patrick Davis


Saturday, May 4, 2013

#9 Baseball vs. #2 Vanderbilt - 12:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters

Softball vs. #3 Florida - 2:00 PM
-    Alumni Recognition - Pregame presentation recognizing team alumni on the field
-    First Pitch - former head coach Joyce Compton
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters
-    Gamecock sunglasses giveaway


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Softball vs. #3 Florida - 1:00 PM
-    Senior Day - be sure to get there early!
-    First pitch - University President Harris Pastides
-    Field of Dreams  - Legends Softball team
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters

#9 Baseball vs. #2 Vanderbilt - 1:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team posters

Facebook Fan of the Week: Janet Stacks

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Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner Janet Stacks! This is Janet's " grand" niece, Aria Annabelle Taylor at one-day old! Aria was born amongst Tiger fans in Greenville, SC, but is all-Gamecock, born and bred!


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THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY...

With both baseball and softball hitting the road this weekend for SEC series, only softball will host a home event this week! The Gamecocks will host the Charlotte 49ers for a doubleheader on Wednesday. Game times are set for 4:00 and 6:15 PM at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Softball vs. Charlotte - DOUBLEHEADER - 4:00 PM and 6:15 PM
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters


Gamecocks on the road...

Baseball @ Gardner Webb (Keeter Stadium in Shelby, NC) - Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Baseball @ LSU
Friday, 8:00 PM
Saturday, 7:30 PM
Sunday, 3:00 PM
Softball @ Mississippi State
Friday, 7:00 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM

Track & Field - Penn Relays - Thursday - Saturday



1075 the game logo.jpgTune in to "Inside the Roost" tonight from 7-8 p.m. on 107.5 The Game! Joining host Derek Scott as tonight's guests are: Director of Golf Puggy Blackmon to discuss the performances of the men's and women's teams at the SEC Championships over the weekend, Special Asst. to the AD Clyde Wrenn to talk about his efforts to reach out to Gamecock alums and build those relationships, and Aaron Fitt from Baseball America to talk about the South Carolina vs. LSU series coming up this weekend. 

Listen to "Inside the Roost" every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 107.5 The Game for weekly insights into Gamecock Athletics and special guests. You can also listen online!  

 Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner, Suzanne and Gud Malarche of Arlington, VA. "Julia was born 8 weeks early and spent almost one month in the NICU.  While her early arrival caught us off guard, we like to think that she just couldn't wait any longer to start cheering on the Gamecocks!"


 

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Throwback Thursday: Kip Bouknight

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Kip Bouknight is the only Golden Spikes Award and Rotary Smith Award winner in South Carolina Baseball history. He was a two-time All-American including one of the greatest single seasons in college history in 2000, posting a 17-1 record to help lead the Gamecocks to a 56-10 record and an SEC Title. Bouknight remains the winningest pitcher in South Carolina history with a 45-12 career record in a four-year span, pitching a school-record 482 innings and starting a school-record 66 games. He also holds school records for strikeouts (457) and decisions (57).

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This Week's Home Events: Baseball Hosts Kentucky

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THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY

Both softball and baseball host Tuesday games vs. in-state foes. Softball will take on Presbyterian out at Pine Grove Complex in West Columbia while construction continues at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Admission is free for this game. Baseball hosts College of Charleston tonight with the game televised on SportSouth. Softball will then hit the road to Auburn this weekend for a three-game series, while Baseball hosts #19 Kentucky Friday through Sunday. Tickets available online here


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Softball vs. Presbyterian - 6:00 PM
-    Location has been moved to Pine Grove Complex in West Columbia
-    Address: 701 Old Barnwell Road West Columbia, SC 29169
-    Free admission

#14 Baseball vs. College of Charleston - 7:00 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    TD Bank giveaways


Friday, April 19, 2013

#14 Baseball vs. #19 Kentucky - 7:00 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Bojangles gift card sampling as fans enter the stadium!
-    John Deere and Crescent Construction displays


Saturday, April 20, 2013

#14 Baseball vs. #19 Kentucky - 3:00 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Waffle House gift card sampling as fans enter the stadium!
-    John Deere and Crescent Construction displays

Sunday, April 21, 2013

#14 Baseball vs. #19 Kentucky - 1:30 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Palmetto Pride trash clean-up
-    Safe FCU display and t-shirts
-    John Deere and Crescent Construction displays


Good luck on the road to Men's and Women's Golf and Men's and Women's Tennis - all competing in their respective SEC Championships this weekend! We're also sending our best wishes to SEC Champion Equestrian as they head to Waco for the NCEA National Championships this weekend!