Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Marcus Lattimore announced he will enter the 2013 NFL Draft; Equestrian's Amber Henter earns national honor; Softball gives back to the community; exclusive Q&A with Marcus Lattimore; check out our Facebook Fan of the Week; Outback Bowl tickets available; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge FINALS; and more!
Tickets are available in the Gamecocks' sections for the Outback Bowl! Click here to purchase online.
Football. Lattimore Opts For NFL (full video from press conference, photo gallery, and quotes)
Football. Clowney A Consensus All-American
Equestrian. Amber Henter Named National Rider of the Month
Women's Basketball. Dates for 2013 Dawn Staley Basketball Academy Announced
Men's Soccer. Baladez Earns NSCAA All-South Honors
Men's Tennis. Men's Tennis Announces 2013 Spring Schedule
Women's Tennis. Women's Tennis Announces 2013 Spring Schedule
VOTE FOR COCKY
Cocky is in the FINALS! He's taking on Raider Red from Texas Tech. The winning mascot earns $20,000 for its school's mascot program so 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: Marcus Lattimore to NFL: No mistaking resolve to return (Sporting News)
Football: Assessing Marcus Lattimore's NFL decision (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Football: Marcus Lattimore making right move to NFL (FOX Sports Carolinas)
Football: SEC's 'Dandy Dozen' of assistant coaches (ESPN SEC Blog)
Football: Hood: Clowney now the face of USC (GamecockCentral.com)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Best case/worst case: Big Ten bowls (ESPN Big Ten Blog)
It's bittersweet to see the beloved #21 put his days in Garnet and Black behind him but we know Marcus has a great NFL career ahead of him. Good Luck, Marcus!
I'm gonna miss hearing "TOUCHDOWN MARCUS LATTIMORE!"-- Josh Willaby (@jwillaby5) December 13, 2012
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
"Inside the Roost" with Jamie Speronis on Outback Bowl Prep
Exclusive Q&A: Marcus Lattimore Reflects on Carolina; Message for Fans
Facebook Fan of the Week: Kristen Oates & Brock
Classroom and On-Field Success Are One Goal for Football Program
CBSsports.com Picks Gamecocks' Military Surprise Reunion as Best Moment
VIDEO OF THE DAY
What's even better than a funny behind the scenes moment? Catching it on video!! Check out Coach Staley "singing" along with her women's basketball team's original song while in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam tourney:
Marcus Lattimore leaves Carolina as one of the Gamecocks' all-time greats. He finished his career with 2,677 rushing yards, sixth on Carolina's all-time list. He is the school record-holder in both rushing touchdowns (38) and touchdowns scored (41). He ranks fourth in rushing attempts (555), third in points scored (246 - most among non-kickers) and tied for second in 100-yard rushing games (11).
Equestrian redshirt sophomore Amber Henter was named the national rider of the month for November by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. Henter picked up the national accolade in her event, Equitation Over Fences, after going 4-0 during the month of November. "I'm really proud of Amber and she certainly deserves all the recognition she has received this season," South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. "She's been a great captain and leader for our Hunt Seat team, and we're all really excited for her."
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's fan photo was sent to us by Karla Miller! Even if they aren't all together, she and her family all sport their Gamecocks gear for every game! Go Gamecocks!
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!