Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Gamecocks earn All-SEC selection; women's basketball's Aleighsa Welch earns AgSouth honor; Coach Spurrier receives contract extension; Football is ready to head to Tampa for the Outback Bowl to take on Michigan; Facebook Fan of the Week; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge; and more!
Football. Clowney Unanimous AP All-SEC Selection
Women's Basketball. Aleighsa Welch Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week
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: Sound off: Bowl games to watch (The Collegian - Kansas State University)
Football: Rock Hill native among Nagurski Trophy hopefuls, Te'o wins (WBTV.com)
Men's Basketball. Patience needed for South Carolina fans (NBCSports.com - College Basketball Talk)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Notebook: Michigan playing to restore Big Ten's battered image (Michigan Daily)
Football: Michigan's win over Northwestern helped set up meeting with USC (GreenvilleOnline.com)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Football: Browns vs. Raiders: Sheldon Brown comes through in Cleveland win (SB Nation - Cleveland) *Sheldon Brown
Keep up with updates on Gamecocks in the NFL here.
Although Sophomore defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney, did not win the Nagurski Award last night, Gamecock Nation is still so proud to be represented! Go Gamecocks!
So proud of JD Clowney for representing the #Gamecocks tonight. You'll get it next year. Keep up the good work and continue to work hard.-- Sade Tramble (@SadeTramble) December 4, 2012
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
"Inside the Roost": Talking Outback Bowl
Facebook Fan of the Week: Paul Menges
Throwback Thursday: 1971 ACC Champion Men's Basketball Team Photo
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Ballin' with Brett: Season 2, Episode 4 - Shelbretta Ball takes you along for the ride as South Carolina Women's Basketball headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands over the Thanksgiving holiday for the Paradise Jam tournament. The Gamecocks went undefeated to bring home the tourney title to Columbia!
University of South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was a unanimous selection to the Associated Press first-team All-SEC squad, it was announced today. Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pounder from Rock Hill, S.C., is second in the nation in both sacks (13.0) and tackles for loss (21.5), both single season school records. He is a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi, Bednarik and Hendricks awards. Carolina junior all-purpose back Ace Sanders and senior safety D.J. Swearinger earned spots on the AP's second team, while junior running back Marcus Lattimore earned honorable mention, despite having his season end prematurely following a knee injury.
Sophomore Aleighsa Welch from the Gamecock women's basketball team has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week. Welch scored a career-high 15 rebounds against Drexel, including 10 in the second half and a total of eight on the offensive end. It was the most rebounds by a Gamecock since Nov. 20, 2011. She averaged a double-double for the second week in a row and scored four of the team's first six points in the second half against Drexel to spark a comeback from a 14-point halftime deficit.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's fan photo was sent to us by April Reeves. This is a shot of her daughter, Lilly, and "Gi Gi" Sherrie Jackson and they love their Gamecocks!
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