Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: football practice recap; women's basketball schedule released; less than two weeks til kickoff and Coach Ward looks for the defense to bring the heat; women's soccer season opener on the road tonight; and more!
Women's Soccer at Milwaukee - 8 p.m. ET
Men's Soccer vs. Elon - 7 p.m. - Stone Stadium
Exhibition game, free admission
Free official team posters available
Women's Soccer at Minnesota - 1 p.m. ET
Football. Gamecocks Practice Friday Morning
Football. Gamecocks Return to Practice Fields Thursday Morning
Men's Soccer. Men's Soccer Hosts Elon Saturday In Exhibition
Women's Basketball. Women's Basketball 2012-13 Schedule Released
Men's Golf. NeSmith Opens PGA Wyndham Championship With Even-Par 70
Men's Golf. Gamecock Men's Golf Releases 2012-13 Schedule
Women's Soccer. No. 24 Gamecocks Open 2012 In Great Lakes Region
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
Football: State of the conference: SEC (ESPN SEC Blog)
Football: Gamecocks' Lattimore healthy, ready to win (Lindy's Sports)
Football: Marcus Lattimore gets warm welcome at scrimmage (Post & Courier)
Football: Ward ready for USC's defense to bring the heat (Anderson Independent Mail)
Women's Basketball: SEC Releases Women's Hoops Conference Schedule (SEC Digital Network)
Women's Soccer: Au transitions to leadership role (The State)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Football: Chargers Notebook: Melvin Ingram consistently in backfield (CBSsports.com blog)
OLB Melvin Ingram (round one, 18th overall pick) has frequently been in the face of QB Philip Rivers. Before Rivers could throw the ball, Ingram came up on his blind side and tapped Rivers on the shoulder as if to say, "Hello, I'm here." Rivers ended the play by spiking the ball in disgust.
Football: San Diego Chargers rookie Melvin Ingram throws his weight around (LA Times)
Men's Golf: Future stars: 'Big Break Greenbrier' cast released (GolfChannel.com)
*SC alum Mark Silvers named as part of the cast! Show premieres Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.
He's right - the season is just around the corner...
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Q&A with New Sideline Reporter Langston Moore
Men's Golf Alum to Appear on Golf Channel's "Big Break"
Update: Softball Stadium Construction Photos
12,000 Lbs. of Lettering to Adorn Video Board Exterior
This Week's Home Events: Men's Soccer Exhibitions
Tim Brando Talks Spurrier, Gamecocks' Big Potential in 2012
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Who else is ready to see #21 back in action?
Three-game mini plans go on sale exclusively to Gamecock Club members and university faculty/staff this Monday, August 20, at 10 a.m. Gamecock Club members also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase single game tickets for the Georgia game starting August 20. Go to GamecocksOnline.com/Tickets and log in to account manager to purchase tickets.
Men's Golf incoming freshman Matt NeSmith posted a solid round of even-par 70 on Thursday as he played against some of the best golfers in the world in the first round of the PGA Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's photo is from Ronda Templeton of her cat, Bea. Send in photos of your Gamecock Pets for our album on Facebook!
"Bea became a Gamecock fan early in life. Here, she awaits kickoff in her Gamecock Hut."
Send in your own fan photo submissions to GamecockAthletics@gmail.com. Include your name and any backstory. Some of the best submissions include Gamecock gear and showing your spurs!
Previous fan photos may be seen here:
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2012
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2011