Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: men's basketball on the road at St. John's tonight; women's basketball earns overtime victory over Drexel; post-season accolades pouring in for Clowney; equestrian ranked No. 1 at mid-season; Facebook Fan of the Week; golfer NeSmith makes history; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge; and more!
Men's Basketball. Gamecocks Travel To St. John's For SEC/BIG EAST Challenge
Football. Clowney Named Hendricks Award Finalist
Football. Clowney Named to AFCA All-America Team
Women's Basketball. Gamecocks Battle Back for OT Win Over Drexel
Women's Basketball. Gamecock Spotlight: Tina Roy
Men's Golf. NeSmith Named Rolex Player of the Year
Volleyball. Gamecocks Bring Aboard Three for 2013
Swimming & Diving. Gamecocks Ranked No. 13 In Endless Pools Top 25
VOTE FOR COCKY
Undefeated Cocky is in the playoffs! For the first round he's facing off again with Michigan State's Sparty. Vote for Cocky daily in the Capital One Mascot Challenge! Go to http://www.capitalonebowl.com/vote or use the #CapitalOneCocky hashtag on Twitter to cast your vote.
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
Football/Men's Basketball: USC's Ellington returns to basketball (GreenvilleOnline.com)
Football: Clowney, Boyd make AFCA's Coaches All-America team (HeraldOnline.com)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Georgia's D' confident heading into Atlanta (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Football: Notebook: Shoulder injury won't force Jasper Brinkley to sit out (1500 ESPN - Twin Cities) *Jasper Brinkley
Keep up with updates on Gamecocks in the NFL here.
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SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Throwback Thursday: 1971 ACC Champion Men's Basketball Team Photo
Facebook Fan of the Week: Sophia Morago
This Week's Home Events: Men's Hoops Next to Face Clemson
Pre-Game Photos - South Carolina at Clemson
"Inside The Chart" with Andy Demetra - November 23
Frank Martin Comments on New Signees
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Jadeveon Clowney recorded 4.5 sacks in the Gamecocks' 27-17 win over Clemson on Nov. 24, 2012. The sophomore from Rock Hill leads the nation in sacks (13, also a single-season school record) and tackles for loss (21.5) so far this season.
Women's Basketball fought back from 14 points down at halftime to defeat Drexel 58-55 Wednesday night at Colonial Life Arena. After trailing for most of the game, Gamecock senior Sancheon White hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to tie the score with just over a minute left and force overtime. In the extra period, a bucket by Ashley Bruner gave South Carolina the go-ahead points, and Aleighsa Welch sealed her fourth double-double of the season with a free throw to give the Gamecocks a three-point victory. The Gamecocks are now 8-0 on the season, which is the program's best start since 2002-03.
The South Carolina equestrian team will head in to the mid-season break as the No. 1 team in the country. In the most split coaches poll of the season, the Gamecocks held on to the top spot over Auburn, as Carolina received six of eleven first-place votes, while the Tigers received four first-place votes in the final coaches poll of the fall semester. South Carolina is currently 4-2 overall and 3-0 in SEC play, as the Gamecocks are the only SEC school with a perfect conference record.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's fan photo was sent to us by Matt Lass. This is a shot of him and his brother, Andy, at the Carolina-Clemson game last weekend. Although they support different schools, they have made a tradition of going to games together!
"We've only missed 2 games in last 10 years but it's always great fun to get together for the Clemson/Carolina game, especially these last 4!!! Go Cocks!!!"
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!