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Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 12/5 Top 10 Finish, Capital One Bowl Awaits

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition the Gamecocks finish in the Top 10 in the BCS standings and learn they will face Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl, Melvin Ingram was selected to the AFCA All-America Team, Men's Basketball notch another win over Clemson, Women's Soccer Coach Shelley Smith Named 2011 NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year, and more!



GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Football: SEC Power Rankings: Week 15 (ESPN SEC Blog)

Football: USC, Huskers will clash in Capital One (The Post and Courier)

Football: USC going bowling in Orlando, Capital One (GoGamecocks.com)

Football: Gamecocks finish in top 10 (TheBigSpur.com)

Football: Gamecocks land 4 on AP's All-SEC teams (GoGamecocks.com)

Men's Basketball: Gamecocks take another bite out of Clemson (The Greenville News)

Men's Basketball: Smith's clutch jumper lifts USC over Clemson (The Post and Courier)

Men's Basketball: Horn's Gamecocks are Tiger tamers too (GoGamecocks.com)

Men's Basketball: Gamecocks topple Tigers (TheBigSpur.com)



GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS

Former Gamecock Men's Soccer goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who you may recognize from time spent on the U.S. Men's National Team, will make his first career start in the Premier League this Saturday for Aston Villa. Good luck, Brad!



GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

Football. Ingram Named AFCA All-American

Football. Capital One Bowl Acception Quotes

Football. Gamecocks Draw Nebraska in Capital One Bowl


Football. Gamecocks Ranked in Final Regular Season Top Ten

Swimming & Diving. Gamecocks Compete at Winter National Championships

Women's Soccer. Shelley Smith Named 2011 NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year

Men's Basketball. Gamecocks Win Second Straight Over Clemson, 58-55

Women's Basketball. Gamecocks Drop Nail-Biter at NC State



COCK-A-DOODLE-TWEET


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SPURS  UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS


"Inside the Roost" Tonight: Let's Talk Bowl!

New Themed Fan Photo Albums on Gamecock Facebook Page

Gamecocks Return for All-Sports Reunion

Spurs Up Play of the Game - Defense: Sack Attack

Spurs Up Play of the Game - Offense: Bruce Ellington Touchdown

Pre-Game & Fan Photos: South Carolina vs. Clemson



VIDEO OF THE DAY


Watch videos from last night's press conference as Coach Spurrier, Connor Shaw, Travian Robertson and Melvin Ingram discuss the Gamecocks earning a Capital One Bowl bid.

http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120411aad.html



ROOSTER CROWS


This year marks the first time the Gamecocks have been ranked among the nation's top 10 teams at the end of the regular season since the 1987 squad was 8-3 and ranked ninth by the AP.

Men's Basketball's 58-55 win over Clemson gives them two straight victories over the Tigers. As a Gamecock in two sports, Bruce Ellington is now 3-0 vs. Clemson for his career (two wins in basketball and one in football).



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

Today's photo is from Jennifer Sexton of York, SC, with a great story:

"Our house is loaded with Gamecock love!  But, for me, no seasons were as special as the years that Spencer Lanning played for the Gamecocks!  Spencer was one of my first students my first year of teaching 6th grade in York, SC.  Watching him play was very much like watching my child play!  He became my son, Landon's, hero!  Landon decided he would grow up to be a kicker just like Spencer!  Last year, for Christmas, we decided to have a jersey specially made for Landon with Spencer's number.  Spencer, being the awesome young man he is, agreed to meet Landon and sign his jersey when he came home from pre-bowl practice to celebrate Christmas with his family.  He even played football with him before we left.  I have never seen a more excited little boy - Santa was definitely one-upped!  GO COCKS!"

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We've got a lot of great submissions so keep them coming! Feel free to send in your photos (any sport/season, either of you or taken by you!) with your name to GamecockAthletics@gmail.com!A lot of the best photos include some Gamecock gear and 'showing your spurs'! We'd love to share with the rest of Gamecock Nation!


You can see the entire Fan Photo of the Day series on our Facebook page!


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