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Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 2/17 #SCopeningday

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition it's Opening Day in Gamecock Country, great features on Matt Price, Joey Pankake, and Tanner English, senior diver Courtney Forcucci wins the SEC title in the 3-meter springboard, Men's Basketball hosts LSU tomorrow afternoon, and more!

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**NOTE: Saturday's Baseball game vs. VMI has been moved up to a NOON start time due to anticipated rain.




GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Baseball: Opening weekend is here (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: Two-time champion Gamecocks take the field (GoGamecocks.com)

Baseball: No Problem (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: VMI eager for chance to face USC (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: From closer to starter, Gamecocks' Matt Price ready to make the transition (The Post and Courier)

Baseball: With a shorter swing, freshman LF English ready to contribute to USC (The Post and Courier)

Baseball: 5 questions facing USC baseball (Anderson Independent Mail)

Baseball: Gamecocks not overwhelmed by high expectations (The Daily Gamecock)

Baseball: In our opinion: USC baseball inspires pride in community (The Daily Gamecock)

Baseball: 4-for-4 with Joey Pankake (TheBigSpur.com)

Baseball: Pitching is king in the SEC as Florida, South Carolina start as favorites for league title (The Washington Post)

Baseball: Gamecocks aim for rare baseball 3-peat (Associated Press)



GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

Baseball: Baseball Opens 2012 Season On Friday Vs. VMI

Men's Basketball. Gamecocks To Host LSU On Saturday Afternoon

Men's Tennis. Men's Tennis Ends Road Swing at UNC Wilmington

Swimming&Diving. Forcucci Breaks SEC Record on Three-Meter Springboard to Win Gold at SEC Championships

Women's Basketball. No. 25 Gamecocks Fall To No. 18/15 Georgia, 61-59



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SPURS  UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

"Inside The Chart" with Andy Demetra (@GamecockRadio) - February 17, 2012

"Carolina Calls" Thursday to Feature Ray Tanner, Former Players

This Week's Home Events: Baseball Opening Day, Hoops vs. Georgia

Athletics Holds Carolina Tennis Center Dedication

New Photos of Farmer's Market Project

Spurrier Jr. Happy with Signing Class, Recruiting Efforts



VIDEO OF THE DAY

Join us at Men's Basketball tomorrow!





ROOSTER CROWS

South Carolina senior Courtney Forcucci claimed the women's 3-meter diving championship with an SEC-record score of 392.40. It marked the second championship in a row for the Gamecocks in that event after South Carolina's Taryn Zack won last season. Forcucci also finished third in the women's 1-meter springboard competition



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

In honor of Opening Day we're heading back to baseball for today's Fan Photo of the Day from Beth DeWolf of her son, Charlie, with Cocky at a baseball game last season.

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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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