Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: previews of the weekend action in baseball, softball and tennis; a great feature on "comeback kid" Sean Sullivan and a view from the other side from Princeton; Stephon Gilmore rising on NFL Draft boards; Molly Brossart in the Gamecock Spotlight and more!
Baseball vs. Princeton - Click here for more information on all this weekend's home events.
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
Baseball: Sean Sullivan: The Gamecocks' comeback kid (GoGamecocks.com)
Baseball: USC set to face a different breed of Tigers (GamecockCentral.com)
Football: Let the competition commence (TheBigSpurs.com) *Coach Mangus talks QB's*
FROM THE OTHER SIDE....
Baseball: Team visits defending national champions (The Daily Princetonian)
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!
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Football: Stephon Gilmore could be fit for Lions in Round 1 of NFL Draft (Detroit Free Press)
"CB Stephon Gilmore (South Carolina) is on the rise and now challenging Dre' Kirkpatrick (Alabama) as the second-rated corner. He looks like a solid first-round pick now. Gilmore's strong 40 time at the combine (4.4) helped show recovery speed, which when paired with how physical he plays, is a nice combination." - ESPN NFL Blog
Men's Soccer: Q&A with Tyler Ruthven (NewYorkRedBulls.com)
Women's Basketball. Ballin With Brett - Episode 6: SEC Tournament Part-2
Softball. Gamecocks Open SEC Play, Hosting Arkansas
Baseball. South Carolina Welcomes Princeton For Weekend Series
Women's Tennis. Women's Tennis Hosts Kentucky, Vanderbilt
Men's Basketball. Gamecocks Fall to Alabama in SEC Tournament
Men's Tennis. Men's Tennis Travels to Kentucky and Vanderbilt
Track & Field. Gamecock Quick Sprints - NCAA Indoors Live Online
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In Mel Kiper's latest mock draft Wednesday, Melvin Ingram is a top 10 pick and Stephon Gilmore is in the 1st round.. #Gamecocks represent!-- Mark Cormack (@Mark_Cormack) March 9, 2012
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SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Info on Gamecocks Home Events This Weekend
Tips and Features on the New GamecocksOnline.com
Gamecock Tyler Ruthven Signs with New York Red Bulls (MLS)
Brettschneider Signs with New England Revolution (MLS)
Gamecock Tennis Player Earns Acceptance to International Business Program
Scoreboard: South Carolina Leads Clemson in 2011-12
SC Students Meet Warren Buffett, Present Gamecock Baseball Jersey
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Get to know softball senior Molly Brossart (first base) in her Gamecock Spotlight. Gotta love the story about building her own batting cage!
Did You Know? South Carolina head coach Ray Tanner and Princeton head coach Scott Bradley earned All-ACC honors at third base in 1980. Bradley was a first-team selection for North Carolina and Tanner a second-team selection for NC State.
Softball combined to hit 13 homers in the seven-game stretch from Feb. 28-March 4. That total matches what the 2009 team did in 45 games that season and surpassed the outputs of both 2008 and 2010. Twenty-two games into 2012, South Carolina has hit 23 homers, two shy of the 2011 team's total. The program record is 38 long balls in a season, set in 2003.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Lisa Liddle sent in today's Fan Photo of the Day with the following (very appropriate) caption:
"Watts Liddle....did some serious cheering for the Gamecocks this year!"
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