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Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 1/24 Facilities & Melvin Ingram Updates

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: great article from the Post & Courier about Carolina's facilities improvements, two facilities updates including the Athletics Village, Farmer's Market and video board, Melvin Ingram is grabbing attention in Senior Bowl practices and will compete in an All-Stars challenge in early February, Swim & Dive coach McGee Moody earns an award, and more!



GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Facilities/Football: USC football gets big upgrade (Charleston Post & Courier)
*a great feature on the many facilities improvements at Carolina and their importance*

Football: Five observations from first padded practices at Senior Bowl (NFL.com Blog)
"I thought the most impressive group was the South's defensive line. Melvin Ingram, Courtney Upshaw and Quinton Coples, to me, are all first-round picks, and they've all played like first-round picks. I'm particularly interested in Ingram, because he's got an atypical body type at 6-foot-2 and 276 pounds. You've got to figure out how to use him, but he's played really well so far."

Track & Field: Gamecocks' Razick finding his running legs (GoGamecocks.com)

Football: Head Ball Coach giddy about future (ESPN College Football)

Men's Basketball: Hyman preaching patience with hoops (GamecockCentral.com)

Women's Basketball: Vandy win traded for Auburn loss (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: 2012 preview: Outfield comfort (GamecockCentral.com)


GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS

Baseball: Ex-USC star Bradley eager to contribute (GoGamecocks.com)
*Jackie Bradley Jr.*



GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

Football. Football Walk-on Orientation Meeting Set

Football. Ingram to Participate in All-Star Football Challenge

Women's Tennis. Gamecocks Prepare to Open Season Versus Furman

Men's Basketball. Gamecocks Set To Host Alabama Wednesday Night

Equestrian. Sixth Annual Spurs & Saddles Set for Wednesday

Track & Field. Gamecock Quick Sprints: Meet The Men's Captains

Swimming & Diving. Moody Receives ASCA Coach of Excellence Honor

Baseball. South Carolina Ranked No. 3 By Baseball America



COCK-A-DOODLE-TWEET

My favorite part of today's facilities update was this little nugget. Can't wait to see it and hopefully everything goes smoothly to not affect the color!

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SPURS  UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

This Week's Home Events: Seven SC Squads in Action

Facilities Update: Farmer's Market project, Football Video Board

Facilities Update: Carolina Tennis Center, Rice Athletics Center

ESPN: "Head Ball Coach giddy about future"

Women's Hoops Attracting New Fans

Gamecocks Help Kick-Off Local "Fuel Up to Play 60" Event



VIDEO OF THE DAY

La'Keisha Sutton is our latest Gamecock Spotlight... can you picture her playing hoops with the boys as a kid... "the only girl and with goggles" as she says.





ROOSTER CROWS

From today's Post & Courier article on facilities improvements at Carolina,

"Since the early 1980s, Hyman has conducted exit interviews with the athletes in his department. He asks them why they chose one school over another. One of the top four answers is almost always facilities, Hyman said."



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

Great story from Ashlea Darracott, whose picture from the Capital One Bowl is Fan Photo of the Day:

"I took my husband to his very FIRST college football game that day. He is a deprived Canadian and had yet to participate in the Gamecock Experience. We live in Orlando, so it is rare that I am able to make it home for a game. However, I have tormented him for several years with my "exuberance" (ha ha) during all of our televised games. Especially, Clemson. I will always treasure my time spent at Carolina, and it was great to spend time with my people. Goooooo Gamecocks!!!!!!"

Love it!

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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!

Previous fan photos may be seen here:
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2012
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2011

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