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When you're in the stadium this Saturday be sure to pick up the gameday program for just $5. Sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the cover star this week as well as the focus of a feature story written by Media Relations Student Assistant Bernice Woodard. Check out an excerpt and read the full feature in this week's program:
"My personal goal is to be better than I was last year and try to make more sacks than I did last season," said Clowney. "I want to try to help the team out more this year."
With the Gamecocks off to a 4-0 start you can see the improvements from both Clowney and the whole team. Through the first three games this season South Carolina's defense did not allow a single touchdown to be scored from within the red zone. Clowney credits this defensive showing to the work put in during the offseason by the team.
"Everyone is trying to get better from last year, said Clowney. "You can see the difference out of all of us coming into this season. We are looking better."
One of the things Clowney has improved on most is not just relying on his amazing natural talent. He has a much better knowledge of the team's playbook as well as a better grasp on proper technique. [DeVonte] Holloman, who has watched Clowney mature into the athlete he is today, stated that he has seen a number of differences in him.
"He is learning what he is supposed to do," said Holloman. "He is playing more assignment football instead of just being an athlete and playing the game."
Other features will include team previews for men's and women's tennis as well as this week's Carolina's Finest feature that takes a look at head men's soccer coach Mark Berson and 35 years of men's soccer at South Carolina. Our Inside the University feature takes a closer look at the new prized book collection on campus of Ernest Hemingway courtesy of South Carolina donor C. Edgar Grissom.
In the "On This Date" feature by Assistant Media Relations Director Andrew Kitick we look back on October 6th, 2001. It was the last time the Gamecocks started a season 5-0, as Carolina defeated Kentucky in a 42-6 victory at Williams-Brice Stadium. We also have an additional note on another landmark October 6th Carolina victory, can you guess what it is and the significance of the win?
Be sure to pick up the program on Saturday at the game vs. Georgia presented by Nationwide Insurance.
Thank you to the Media Relations staff for their hard work on the program and their help with this post!