The Daily Round-Up makes its triumphant return as the 2012-13 school season draws near! Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: football continues preseason training camp while men's soccer opens practice today and women's soccer prepares for their first exhibition game tomorrow night; two Gamecocks win Olympic medals today; a big Equestrian win; photo update on the Farmer's Market renovation; and more!
Football. Gamecocks Hit the Practice Fields Wednesday Morning
*Some members of the team also did a video shoot for CBS after practice:
Men's Soccer. Gamecock Men's Soccer Begins 2012 Preseason Training
Men's Soccer. Gamecocks Selected First In Conference USA Preseason Poll
Women's Soccer. No. 24 Gamecocks To Host No. 2 Duke In Thursday Exhibition
Women's Soccer. Meet the Coaches: Shelley Smith
Women's Soccer. Sabrina D'Angelo Named To Canada U-20 World Cup Team
Women's Basketball. Ballin' With Brett - Season 2, Episode 2
Women's Golf. Swinehart Advances To Match Play at U.S. Amateur
Men's Tennis. Cox Reaches USTA Boys 18 Doubles Quarterfinals
Equestrian. Sam Chiodo Wins 2012 World Championship in Showmanship
General. South Carolina Partners with Tailgate Guys For Football Hospitality
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
General: 2012 Best of Columbia List (Free Times)
Biggest Local Hero: Ray Tanner (Runner-up: Michael Roth)
Equestrian: Big trot and a big win for Samantha Chiodo (AQHA.com)
Men's Soccer: Berson expects a banner year (GoGamecocks.com)
Football: Healthy again, South Carolina's Lattimore more than ready for return (CBSSports.com - Tony Barnhart)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Track & Field: Ex-USC track stars eye medals (The State)
*Updated to reflect Silver medal wins for both Lashinda Demus (400-m Hurdles) and Jason Richardson (110-m Hurdles)!
Ray Tanner let everyone know via his new Twitter account that you'll get a greeting from him when you arrive at Columbia Metropolitan Airport! (Check out the audio here.)
You'll soon hear my voice in the Columbia Metropolitan Airport saying "Welcome to Gamecock Country!" I recorded the greeting this morning!-- Ray Tanner (@RayTannerSC) August 7, 2012
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Photo Update: Farmer's Market Renovation
Tim Brando Talks Spurrier, Gamecocks' Big Potential in 2012
#TannerOnTwitter Q&A Recap
This Week's Home Events: Women's Soccer Hosts Exhibition; Fan Appreciation Day Sunday
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Be sure to check out today's football practice report for post-practice interviews by Coach Spurrier, Coach Ward, Coach Botkin, Jadeveon Clowney, Kelcy Quarles, and D.J. Swearinger.
Men's Soccer was picked to finish first in Conference USA this season, the first time the Gamecocks have been selected as the preseason favorite in the league. Their previous high mark was when the team was projected to finish second in 2006. The Gamecocks were the 2011 regular season co-champs last year.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Fan Photo of the Day returns as we begin the 2012-13 school year! Check out today's photo from Amy Nardiello:
"This is my daughter Mary and she is five months old. Both her Mommy and Daddy are Gamecocks and met in college in Five Points. We currently live in Ashburn, VA and watch the Gamecocks every time they are on tv up here. These pictures were all taken during the Regionals and Super Regionals."
Previous fan photos may be seen here:
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2012
Fan Photo of the Day series - 2011