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"What happens after history? Why don't you come and see for yourself." 

2011 Freshman All-American Jadeveon Clowney is the latest It's Great To Be A Gamecock photo feature. We posted on Facebook earlier that if the picture got over 300 shares we would release the Clowney It's Great To Be A Gamecock video
tomorrow. Well, Gamecock Country did that and more with over 400 shares in just one afternoon.

Here's the photo below and stay tuned tomorrow for the video:

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2012 Football season tickets are available now. Click here to check out more information!
 

Clever Gamecock Fan Gets "Go Cocks" on Google Maps

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Gamecock fan Ken Dewitt in Neptune Beach, Florida, posted on our Facebook timeline letting us know that you can see the "GO COCKS" he mowed into his front lawn when using Google Maps!

Pretty impressive!

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We have an album on Facebook for Gamecock rooms and home design/decor. If you have a photo you'd like to share email it to us at GamecockAthletics@gmail.com!


Info on Postseason Baseball Radio Coverage

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Our friends with the Gamecock IMG Sports Network asked to pass along some helpful tips on postseason baseball radio coverage and how to listen to the games. The Gamecocks face Kent State today at noon ET in a College World Series elimination game postponed from last night.

During our regular season, we made the Gamecock IMG Sports Network broadcast of baseball games available as premium content on GamecocksOnline.com All-Access as well as the official Gamecocks Online mobile app. However, in the postseason the NCAA holds the rights to online audio and video streaming and they have different rules.

Within the NCAA rules, we are unable to live stream or archive our Gamecock radio broadcast on our website or our mobile app.

If you want to listen to Carolina's games online, the NCAA has offered its national Westwood One broadcast available for free. Click here for the live stream audio player or click here for more information on mobile and online listening options. While it won't be our broadcast, it will still allow you to follow the Gamecocks.  

As always the game is available on our Gamecock IMG Sports Network radio affiliates, click here to check out the list of affiliates.
Since the NCAA controls postseason audio streaming rights (and IMG College holds the streaming rights during the regular season), none of these stations can stream Gamecock IMG Sports Network broadcasts online on their websites.

The game is also airing on XM Channel 91 (XM College Sports Nation). The game is televised on ESPN2 and online on ESPN3.com.

If you have further questions (including how to sync up your radio to the TV), please check the Radio Network FAQ's:  http://www.gamecocksonline.com/blog/2012/02/10-burning-questions-about-the-gamecock-img-sports-network.html

Thanks to Gamecock radio's own Andy Demetra for compiling the info for this post and GO GAMECOCKS!

Photo: Softball Stadium Construction Update

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Construction of the Gamecocks' new softball stadium officially began two weeks ago with the demolition of Beckham Field (see photos here). Check out the latest photos below! You can also read a great feature on some of the historic moments at Beckham Field here.

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Check out the conceptual renderings of the new stadium below. We look forward to having everyone out to see it in person!





 

"Turning 'Wait til next year,' from a consolation -- into a threat."

New series of Football 2012 images from James Quantz Jr Photography starts with hard-hitting senior safety and Greenwood native D.J. Swearinger! 71 days...


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2012 season tickets are available, go to http://bit.ly/SCfootball2012 for photos, videos and more info on ticket options.









Check out this data from sportsfangraph.com with the top gainers in Twitter followers among NCAA programs' official accounts. Our main account, @GamecocksOnline, comes in at fourth-highest in growth in the past 24 hours. Overall, @GamecocksOnline has the 14th-largest Twitter following among NCAA programs and conferences on the platform.

Their data only tracks the primary official account, so if you add in the @GamecockBasebll account which has our most frequent updates live from Omaha, our overall growth the past few days is probably even higher!






During almost every big game we've seen a Gamecock-related topic, whether it's #FearTheFish, a student-athlete's name after a big play or just "South Carolina" end up trending on Twitter across the country. Let's keep it going Wednesday night again Kent State! (ESPN/ESPN3.com, 8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 6/18 Calling the Hogs

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Baseball continues in the College World Series with another SEC foe tonight at 9 p.m. ET as they take on Arkansas; Gamecocks make some noise in MLB; and more!


**As news slows down heading into the summer months, the Daily Round-Up will still be posted on a regular basis, but will not appear daily. We'll return to a regular daily schedule in the fall!




GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

Baseball. Gamecocks Set To Face Arkansas At College World Series
Game time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2, ESPN3.com
Radio: Gamecock IMG Sports Network

Baseball. Video - Coach Tanner Post-Game Extra

Baseball. Cory & Andy Recap Saturday's Win Over No. 1 Florida

Baseball. Gamecocks Open CWS With 7-3 Win over Florida

Men's Golf. Harbin Claims Southeastern Amateur Title

Swimming & Diving. Forcucci, Ridenour Head to U.S. Olympic Diving Trials



COCK-A-DOODLE-TWEET

Deservedly so!




(
Jeff Beiermann -- AP )


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GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Baseball: Holmes' arsenal is fully loaded (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Baseball: Red-hot Holmes gets ball against Hogs (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: 'We want to knock them off their perch' (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: Marzilli adds to his highlight reel (TheBigSpur.com)

Baseball: Secrets few between SEC rivals (Omaha World-Herald)



FROM THE OTHER SIDE...

Baseball: Stanek Returns To Omaha Prepared For Big Start (Arkansas News)



GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS



Baseball: Smoak singles Seattle to win over San Francisco (The Olympian)

Baseball: Steve Pearce delivers 5 RBIs in Orioles win (Baltimore Sun) *Pictured above; Video available on his Orioles bio page here.

Football: Giving back at Special Olympics (Inside the Bills blog)
*Stephon Gilmore



SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

CAMP KEMO Cheers on the Gamecocks (Video)

Pre-Game Fan Gatherings in Omaha for College World Series

#FearTheFish: Reptar Traveled by Ground to Omaha

Photos: New Softball Stadium Project Officially Underway

Inside the Creative Process of "It's Great to be a Gamecock" Series



VIDEO OF THE DAY

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Cory and Andy preview tonight's game vs. Arkansas!

http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/061712aah.html




FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

We're going retro for today's fan photo from Stacey Eckman!

"This is me as a baby Gamecock, 1985! Thank goodness for my daddy and my papa Billy Ranew for being die hard Gamecock supporters for as long as I can remember!!! My 2 kids are now Junior Gamecocks!!! It's a family raised right, that's for sure!"

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Previous fan photos may be seen here:
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2012
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2011

Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 6/15 Omaha Updates

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Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Baseball gets ready to take on Florida tomorrow and the Gamecocks excel in the classroom with record-breaking GPAs.


**As news slows down heading into the summer months, the Daily Round-Up will still be posted on a regular basis, but will not appear daily. We'll return to a regular daily schedule in the fall!




GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

Baseball. Erik Payne Wins Elite 89 Award For NCAA Division I Baseball Championship

Baseball. Video - Cory & Andy Recap Day Two in Omaha

Baseball. Ticket Information For Gamecock Fans In Omaha

Baseball. CWS Pre-Series Press Conference

Academics. Student-Athletes Strong in the Classroom

Track & Field. Gamecocks Prepare For USA Junior National Championships



COCK-A-DOODLE-TWEET

Still on pace to be ready before the season starts!



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GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Baseball: Tanner: Nothing will hold back Marzilli (GamecockCentral.com)

Baseball: Gamecock assistant, Shelby native grateful for 6th Omaha trip in 7 years (The Shelby Star) **Chad Holbrook

Baseball: Pastides: America's team? Certainly South Carolina's (The State) *Dr. Pastides editorial column in The State 

Baseball: Roth wrapping up unique, successful career at USC (Spartanburg Herald Journal)

Baseball: Baseball success excites Martin (GamecockCentral.com)

Football: Gamecocks and Hogs trending up in SEC (ESPN SEC Blog)



GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS

Gamecock and San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver in a segment with Comcast Sports Net, "The Lunch Box":

 





SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

Gamecock Kyle Thompson Playing in U.S. Open

CAMP KEMO Cheers on the Gamecocks (Video)

Pre-Game Fan Gatherings in Omaha for College World Series

#FearTheFish: Reptar Traveled by Ground to Omaha

Photos: New Softball Stadium Project Officially Underway

Inside the Creative Process of "It's Great to be a Gamecock" Series



VIDEO OF THE DAY

Check out a recap of all the
action of Day 2 in Omaha as the team practiced for the first time at TD Ameritrade Park, press conference clips from the coaches, thoughts on the South Carolina-Florida rivalry and more:


http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/061412aaf.html



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

We're going retro for today's fan photo from Stacey Eckman!

"This is me as a baby Gamecock, 1985! Thank goodness for my daddy and my papa Billy Ranew for being die hard Gamecock supporters for as long as I can remember!!! My 2 kids are now Junior Gamecocks!!! It's a family raised right, that's for sure!"

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Previous fan photos may be seen here:
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2012
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2011

Gamecock Kyle Thompson Playing in U.S. Open

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Round 1 of the U.S. Open kicks off today in San Francisco. Gamecock and PGA TOUR player Kyle Thompson is playing in the tournament.





According to the U.S. Open website, Thompson is in group 52 and tees off at 2:42 p.m. Pacific time (5:42 p.m. ET). You can follow the leaderboard online here. The U.S. Open is also televised today, noon-3 p.m. on ESPN, 3-5 p.m. on NBC, and 5-10 p.m. on ESPN. Tune in to hopefully get to catch a bit of Thompson representing the Gamecocks.


Thompson was recently back in the Carolinas as he attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Coop, our new golf practice facility in Cayce.  


CAMP KEMO Cheers on the Gamecocks (Video)

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Check out what the kids and staff at CAMP KEMO, a Palmetto Health summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings, came up with to cheer on the Gamecocks as t