Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Clowney named finalist for Bednarik Award; men's basketball defeats Rider; Michael Flach and Juliette Thevenin earn honors; women's basketball Tiffany Mitchell earns SEC honor; soccer teams honored for academics; check out the home events for Thanksgiving/Clemson week; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge; and more!
Football. Gamecocks Slip In Polls Despite Win
Swimming & Diving/Volleyball. Michael Flach, Juliette Thevenin Named Co-AgSouth Athletes of the Week
Men's Basketball. Gamecocks Get Past Rider 88-76
Women's Basketball. Tiffany Mitchell Named SEC Freshman of the Week
VOTE FOR COCKY
We're Cocky for a reason! He's 11-0 after defeating Nevada's Wolfie Jr. This is the final week of the 'regular season' and he's facing off 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: Hobbled USC could lean on Miles (GreenvilleOnline.com)
Football: SEC power rankings (Dallas Morning News Blog)
Football: Clemson-Carolina game to be 'green-powered' (TheTandD.com)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Clemson offense looks to flaunt improvement in rivalry game (GreenvilleOnline.com)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Football: Bears WR Alshon Jeffery says his knee is fine (Chicago Sun-Times) *Alshon Jeffery
Football: 34th Chargers Blood Drive (San Diego 6) *Melvin Ingram
Keep up with updates on Gamecocks in the NFL here.
First-year Men's Basketball Coach Frank Martin has gotten lots of positive feedback from fans on his team's play! Keep up the support, fans! GO GAMECOCKS!
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Walker Changes Number to Honor Teammate
This Week's Home Events: Happy Thanksgiving & Clemson Week!
Facebook Fan of the Week: Grace Turner
29 Football Players Being Honored for Senior Day
Darius Rucker's Visit Home to Carolina Chronicled by Yahoo Music
Saturday's Military Appreciation Day Honorees
VIDEO OF THE DAY
South Carolina Women's Basketball dominated Clemson 64-43 for their third-straight victory over their rival Tigers on Sunday! Check out the highlights!
South Carolina (3-0) defeated Rider (2-2) 88-76 at Colonial Life Arena on Monday night as a part of the Hoops for Hope Classic. Junior guard Brenton Williams led the way for the Gamecocks with the best stat line of his career. In his 38 minutes of play, Williams scored 22 points, hit 5-8 from behind the arc, pulled down four rebounds and dished out four assists. All numbers were career highs.
The University of South Carolina men's and women's soccer team were announced as recipients of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year. A total of 717 college soccer teams (220 men, 497 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the award. A sum of 148 schools, including the University of South Carolina, had both their men's and women's programs recognized with the honor. The men's team was recognized as tying for the fifth-highest GPA in the country while the women's team stands 34th in their Division I listing.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's fan photo was sent to us by Christy Martin. This shot was taken before the USC vs. Arkansas game!
"Jordan Slocum and Becca Martin (both from Walterboro) with Coach Tanner. What a GREAT guy! We love Ray Tanner!"
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!