Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Baseball continued their SEC winning streak with a sweep of Alabama; Marvin Reitze set a school record at Penn Relays and was named Outstanding Men's Athlete of the Meet; six Gamecocks were selected in the NFL Draft; Voting for a College GameDay commercial re-opens tomorrow and more!
Football. Six Gamecocks Selected in NFL Draft
Men's Basketball. Gamecock Spotlight: Frank Martin (Part 3)
Baseball. South Carolina Baseball Notebook
Track & Field. Reitze Sets School Record, Named Top Individual Athlete at Penn Relays
GAMECOCKS IN THE NFL DRAFT
NFL Draft Wrapup: 6 Gamecocks Get Call (GamecockCentral.com)
Chargers select "complete linebacker" Ingram (Chargers.com)
Jeffery headed to the Windy City (GamecockCentral.com)
Jeffery ready to start NFL career with Chicago Bears (The Times and Democrat)
Watkins selected by Rams in 5th round (GamecockCentral.com)
Allen, Robertson land in seventh round (GamecockCentral.com)
Jets take South Carolina safety Antonio Allen in seventh round (The Washington Post)
VOTE FOR MICHAEL ROTH!
Senior left-handed pitcher Michael Roth is one of 10 finalists selected for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for baseball. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award website through June 11. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I men's head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
VOTE TO BRING ESPN GAMEDAY TO COLUMBIA!
ESPN 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!
The voting will begin TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 1st. Get ready!
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
Baseball: USC baseball sweeps Alabama to extend SEC winning streak to 11, its second-longest ever (The Post and Courier)
Baseball: Gamecocks sweep Tide (GamecockCentral.com)
Baseball: Gamecocks rise into tie for first (GamecockCentral.com)
Baseball: Gamecocks back in position for title run (GamecockCentral.com)
6 gamecocks taken in this years draft!! Proud to be a gamecock! #gamecock nation-- Justin Maas (@Justinmaas96) April 29, 2012
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Check out highlights from the Gamecocks exciting come-from-behind win over Alabama Friday night to clinch the series victory!
Freshman Katherine Schmidt was named the 2011-2012 AgSouth Female Athlete of the Year. She lead the Equestrian team in regular season, postseason, and overall wins; Schmidt finished the season with a team-high 25 wins. Her 25 wins in a single season is a Gamecock record and led the entire nation in wins this year.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's photo is from Amy Shaw who says, "We live just outside of Philadelphia, but my boys (Jake and Dylan) know there's only one college we cheer for... Mommy's alma mater! GO GAMECOCKS!"
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: