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Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 4/24 Gamecock Gala; Two Days Til NFL Draft

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: coverage from last night's Gamecock Gala; the NFL Draft is just two days away; a look back at this weekend's Spurrier Ladies Clinic; the latest Gamecock Spotlight and more!



AGSOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Get your votes in for the AgSouth Athlete of the Year! Voting closes TOMORROW! There is one male and one female winner. Gamecocks who were named AgSouth Athletes of the Week throughout the 2011-12 year are eligible for the award.

Click here to cast your votes!



GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

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Michael Roth, winner of the President's Award, with Dr. Pastides


South Carolina Athletics Holds 2012 Gamecock Gala - List of award winners, photo gallery and video!

Women's Soccer. Kayla Grimsley Signs With Professional Team In Iceland

Baseball. South Carolina Baseball Notebook




VOTE TO BRING ESPN GAMEDAY TO COLUMBIA!

ESPN College Gameday logo.jpgESPN will film a College GameDay commercial this summer on a campus selected by fans. The school with the most votes wins, so vote daily to bring GameDay to Columbia! Voting ends May 2nd!

They're taking a "time out" from voting right now after some fishy Day 1 results, so stay tuned and we'll give you the heads up once voting is live again!

http://www.gamedayvote.com/


While you're at it, let ESPN know some ins and outs of Columbia for their "Home Turf" series! Click here to fill them in!



GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Football: Audio: Steve Spurrier on Marcus Lattimore (Tim Brando Show)

Women's Basketball: Wrapping Up, Part 1 (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: Will South Carolina's baseball improvement be enough? (Anderson Independent Mail)

Gamecock Gala Photos (GamecockCentral.com)



NFL DRAFT - TWO days...

South Carolina turning into Cornerback U. (Rivals.com)

When it comes to making plays, Ingram is best pass rusher in the draft (CBSSports.com)

"There has been a lot of chatter lately that because of Melvin Ingram's arm length (31 1/2 inches), he is sliding down draft boards. Our sources have told us this rumor is false.

There is a consensus among our sources that their teams have the South Carolina standout ranked as the best pass rusher in the draft. Furthermore, Ingram (6-2, 264) is considered the No. 1 defensive end in a 4-3 scheme and the No. 1 outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme." - Sporting News



COCK-A-DOODLE-TWEET

It's a nice thought! Tune in as the first round of the NFL Draft starts Thursday at 8 p.m.





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SPURS  UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

This Week's Home Events: Final Home Softball Series; Baseball Hosts Alabama

IMG_7996.JPGFans Enjoy Annual Spurrier Ladies Clinic

Travelle Wharton Adjusting to "Home"

Student-Athletes Attend Networking Event

Demand Grows as Darius Rucker Intercollegiate a Hit with Golf Teams

Draft Buzz Growing for Gamecocks' Stephon Gilmore

Download Your Block C at the 50 Photo from Fan Fest







VIDEO OF THE DAY

Check out the latest Gamecock Spotlight on sophomore pitcher Forrest Koumas:






ROOSTER CROWS

Ace pitcher Michael Roth won the night's most prestigious honor at Monday's Gamecock Gala, the President's Award, which was presented to him by University of South Carolina President Dr. Harris Pastides. Roth will earn his degree in international business and marketing in May.

Roth improved to 4-0 with a win in Friday night's 12-5 victory over Auburn. Roth allowed four runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings with two walks and eight strikeouts The eight strikeouts marked the most for Roth this season against a SEC team and the second highest strikeout total for him on the year. Roth has a 2.84 ERA in 66.2 innings pitched with 16 walks to 57 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting just .194 against him.



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

Check out today's great photo from the Chavous family!

This is a picture of our family enjoying a Carolina Baseball win over Auburn Saturday. It was our daughter's first Carolina baseball game.
Jon Chavous '01
Sally Chavous '01
Carolina Chavous

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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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