Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Softball hosts Tennessee this weekend including Student Night tonight; Baseball faces Auburn on the road; Fan Fest dates announced; vote for AgSouth Athlete of the Year and more!
It's Student Night tonight at Softball vs. Tennessee at 7 p.m.! - students can earn double Student Rewards points, get free pizza and enter to win our Under Armour giveaways (pictured below). More info on all of this weekend's softball promotions here.
AGSOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Voting is open for the AgSouth Athlete of the Year! 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!
Softball. Gamecocks Begin Final 2012 Home Stand vs. No. 8/7 Tennessee
Baseball. Baseball Travels To Auburn For Weekend Series
Gamecock Club. Fan Fest Dates Announced
Football. Gamecocks Assist Wounded Warrior Project
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
Baseball: USC looks to take series at Auburn (Anderson Independent Mail)
Baseball: USC tries to extend mastery of Auburn (GamecockCentral.com)
Baseball: Pitcher Jordan Montgomery off to a hot start for South Carolina (The Post and Courier)
NFL DRAFT - 6 days...
Stephon Gilmore's Skills in Zone Defense Fit Perfectly for Patriots If He Falls in Draft (NESN.com)
Chavous predicts Titans will pick Gilmore in draft (The Tennessean)
Chicago Bears Visit South Carolina's Melvin Ingram: A Fan's Take (Yahoo! Sports)
Happy 67th Birthday to Coach Spurrier!
Happy Birthday to the one and only Steve Spurrier #Gamecocknation-- Jarrod Murbarger (@Murbarger7) April 20, 2012
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SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Student-Athletes Attend Networking Event
Demand Grows as Darius Rucker Intercollegiate a Hit with Golf Teams
This Week's Home Events: Softball Hosts Tennessee, Student Night Friday
Draft Buzz Growing for Gamecocks' Stephon Gilmore
Download Your Block C at the 50 Photo from Fan Fest
Jordan Montgomery Q&A
Partnership with Quantz Photo Producing New Style of Images
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Get to know junior men's tennis player Harry Menzies - his grandmother was a Wimbledon champion!
First baseman Christian Walker became the 25th player in South Carolina history to reach the 200 career hits mark during the Vanderbilt series. After this week, he has 218 hits which is 17th overall in school history.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's photo was submitted by Matt Kim, who said:
"On the morning of the Capital One Bowl game, my 2 year old son Paxton sees me in my #21 Gamecocks jersey. Anytime he sees me wearing Gamecock apparel he constantly yells "GO GAMECOCKS!" The whole game he was yelling "GO GAMECOCKS" and after seeing me get excited about a play he'd yell "TOUCHDOWN" with his arms up even if it wasn't a touchdown. I'm pretty sure I can safely say he'll be a Gamecock 4 Life!"
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