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Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 4/3 EQ All-Americans, NFL Draft Buzz

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: two Equestrian All-Americans; Men's Soccer collects academic honors; Baseball heads to Charleston tomorrow; remembering Arlo Elkins; positive buzz for three potential first-round NFL draft picks; SEC domination continues; and more!   



GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

Equestrian. Johnna Letchworth and Katherine Schmidt Named NCEA All-Americans

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Men's Soccer. Conference USA Announces Commissioner's Academic Medal Honorees

Track & Field. Track To Host Gamecock Open Meet Wednesday

Baseball. South Carolina To Face College Of Charleston On Wednesday

Baseball. South Carolina Baseball Notebook

Baseball. Christian Walker Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week

Softball. Kristen Struett Named SEC Softball Freshman of the Week

Volleyball. Gamecocks Sweep Three Foes at Wake Forest Spring Invitational

General News. SEC Announces 2011-12 Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominees



FOOTBALL SPRING PRACTICE

The Gamecocks will hold their next spring practice today (Tuesday) at 4:15 p.m. at the Proving Grounds practice fields on Bluff Rd. Fans are welcome to attend. Photography is allowed for the first 15 minutes only and no autographs are allowed. Thank you for your cooperation!

More coverage:

Spring shoes to fill: South Carolina (ESPN SEC Blog)

Jared Shaw back looking to achieve goals (GamecockCentral.com)

Quarterbacks battle for backup role in spring (Daily Gamecock)




GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Baseball: Gamecocks' Roth Up For SEC Honor (Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch)



ARLO ELKINS

WTN Arlo Elkins.jpegArlo Elkins, Palmetto State tennis icon and longtime University of South Carolina women's tennis head coach, died Saturday at his home in Columbia, S.C. He was 62. Elkins stepped aside from day-to-day activities as head coach in February for health-related reasons. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Tennis Coaching Legend Arlo Elkins Passes Away (GamecocksOnline.com)

USC tennis: Elkins' legacy spans decades (GoGamecocks.com)



GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS

Five most likely first-round picks: No 4 -- CB Gilmore (CBS Sports.com Bengals Rapid Reports)

A CB with Tannehill-like buzz (Inside the Bills Blog) *Stephon Gilmore


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South Carolina showcases stellar class at pro day (NFL.com Blog)

"[Melvin] Ingram stayed in school for one more season and is going to make a lot of money because of it. All he did at the pro day was get weighed and measured, and did position drills. If he had entered the draft last year, he would have gone in the fourth or fifth round. Now he's a top-12 pick. In the next two weeks, he has 12 visits scheduled with teams."

"[Alshon] Jeffery had a very good pro day...Jeffery likely made himself a potential first-round pick with this workout. He could be selected anywhere from No. 25 to No. 40. He was highly touted, then his stock fell, but now it's way up again."

[Jaguars] First Round Pick: Taking A Look At Melvin Ingram (BlackAndTeal.com)



VOTE FOR DAWN STALEY - only 6 days left!!!!

Dawn Staley Olympic gold.jpegDawn 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

SEC continues to dominate at the highest levels (read more here):



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SPURS  UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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Gamecock Swimmers Help Give Hope to Harper

Red Sox Follow Day in the Life of Jackie Bradley Jr.

Former SC Student-Athlete Featured in National Commercial

Gamecock Fans Rave About Frank Martin

Vote Daily for Staley, Team USA in Olympic Hall of Fame



VIDEO OF THE DAY

Get to know Men's Tennis freshman Carl Eguez in today's Gamecock Spotlight:





ROOSTER CROWS

Kristin Struett's SEC Freshman of the Week honor is the first weekly award earned by the softball team from the conference so far this season.

South Carolina sophomore Johnna Letchworth and freshman Katherine Schmidt have been named to this year's National Collegiate Equestrian Association's All-America Team.



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

Today's photo is from Courtney Lytton:

"Left to right: Bailee, Courtney, Hughes and Madison cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks! We were hanging out in "The Coop" until it was time for the game! We go early because Hughes loves watching the football team warm-up! He goes to all the home games!"

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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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