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Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 3/22 Great Team Send-Off for WBB

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Women's Basketball got a great send-off from fans today as they head to Fresno to play Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. against Stanford, the Gamecocks and Gators face off on the baseball diamond, Softball prepares to host LSU for the weekend, both tennis teams in action, the SEC releases conference schedules for next year, and more!



GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

AMJ_8837.jpgWomen's Basketball. Gamecocks Bound for Sweet 16 Game vs. Stanford

Baseball. Gamecocks & Gators Meet On Diamond Tonight

Baseball. SEC Releases 2013 Conference Baseball Slate

Softball. South Carolina Welcomes LSU to Beckham Field for Weekend Set

Softball. Softball Announces SEC Slate for 2013

Track & Field. Weems Baskin Invite Schedule

Women's Tennis. South Carolina Takes on Ole Miss on Friday, MSU on Sunday

Women's Tennis. SEC Releases 2013 Conference Women's Tennis Schedule

Men's Tennis. Gamecocks Take on Top-15 Foes This Weekend

Men's Tennis. SEC Releases 2013 Conference Men's Tennis Slate

Volleyball. Gamecock Spring Bash Set for Saturday

General News. GamecocksOnline.com Launches Spring Update For Mobile Applications



FOOTBALL SPRING PRACTICE

FB-11 Byron Jerideau vs. Florida.jpegThe Gamecocks continue spring practice tomorrow (Friday) at 4:15 p.m. followed by a scrimmage on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Grateful Gamecock: Jerideau working way back into USC's starting lineup (The Post & Courier)

Gamecock FanFest Returns to Garnet & Black Game
*Join us at the Garnet & Black Spring Game on April 14!



GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Dawn Staley first pitch 2012.jpegVideo: Dawn Staley Throws Out First Pitch (GamecocksOnline Official  YouTube)

Women's Basketball: Off WLTX Goes to Fresno to Cover the Gamecocks (WLTX.com)

Women's Basketball: 'It's a proud time to be a Gamecock' (The State)

Baseball: Pankake enduring growing pains for Gamecocks (Anderson Independent Mail)









GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS

Jamon Meredith.jpgFootball: Former Gamecock Jamon Meredith Signs With Tampa Bay (WCSC)


Track & Field: Lashinda Demus clears obstacles on and off the track (Los Angeles Times) **Lashinda has her sights set on the London 2012 Olympics. Thank you to reader Deni Pulte who emailed us about this story!








VOTE FOR DAWN STALEY

Dawn Staley has been nominated for induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame both as an individual and as a member of the 1996 Women's Basketball gold medal team. The '96 team also included Gamecock assistant coach Nikki McCray. Fan votes will count toward the final voting tallies. Fans can vote once per day through April 9, 2012. Let's help get Coach Staley this much-deserved honor!
http://halloffamevoting.teamusa.org/



COCK-A-DOODLE-TWEET
 
National writer Kendall Rogers in town to cover baseball this weekend as the back-to-back national champs host No. 1-ranked Florida.



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SPURS  UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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Aleighsa Welch's Ascent Helped by Confidence, Maturity

Tips & Features for the New Gamecock Club Playbook

Tips and Features on the New GamecocksOnline.com



VIDEO OF THE DAY

Thank you to all the fans who came out to today's send-off as women's basketball left Columbia to head to Fresno for their Sweet Sixteen match-up with Stanford.






ROOSTER CROWS

If the women's basketball team upsets Stanford on Saturday, it would be head coach Dawn Staley's first win over her former USA Basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer, who coached both Staley and assistant coach Nikki McCray in the Olympics.

A win would also give the Gamecocks 26 victories on the season, the most for the program since the 1979-80 squad won a school-record 30 games en route to the AIAW Final Four.



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

Everyone knows we're a sucker for Gamecock babies and kids. Today's photo is from Chelsea of her six-month-old Gamecock fan, Isaiah, sporting his new hat and polo!

Chelsea Nicole.jpg































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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