Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Clowney named 2012 Defensive End of the Year; Clowney and Sanders named first team All-SEC; Coach Spurrier goes for third bowl victory; Gamecocks continue to prepare for Outback Bowl; Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach Brad Underwood talks offensive rebounding; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge; and more!
Men's Basketball. Gamecock Spotlight: Brenton Williams
Men's Tennis. Video - A Look Back at a Solid Fall Season
VOTE FOR COCKY
Round two of the playoffs is underway! This week Cocky is up against Cam the Ram of Colorado State! 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: Spurrier Goes For 3rd Bowl Victory As USC Head Coach (ABCColumbia.com)
Football: Michigan seeks redemption against another highly-ranked opponent (GreenvilleOnline.com)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Michigan By The Numbers (ABCColumbia.com)
Football: Tested Michigan To Play South Carolina In Outback (Detriot.CBSLocal.com)
We forget sometimes too - so much talent in such a young athlete! The Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award was definitely well deserved!
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
South Carolina Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach Brad Underwood takes you inside the Gamecocks' philosophy on offensive rebounding in this One on One feature from The Frank Martin Show.
Jadeveon Clowney has been named the 2012 Defensive End of the Year by the The Ted Hendricks Foundation. Clowney has set new South Carolina standards for sacks in a season (13.0), tackles for loss in a season (21.5) and sacks in a single game (4.5 vs Clemson). All of this came as a follow-up to his extremely successful freshman season, when Clowney totaled eight sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Clowney's other football accolades this season include a unanimous selection to Associated Press All-SEC First Team, coaches All-SEC First Team, three-time SEC Lineman of the Week, AFCA All-America selection, and Sporting News Midseason All-American.
Junior return specialist Ace Sanders was named to the first-team All-SEC squad as selected by the league's coaches as announced by the Southeastern Conference.Sanders set the Carolina single-season record for punt return yards with 363. He was the top punt returner in the SEC, averaging 14.5 yards per return, with seven returns of 27 yards or more. Sanders was a second-team selection by the Associated Press.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Loving all of the holiday themed photos, so keep them coming! Today's photo was sent to us by Jennifer Cook!
"This was caught by my mom Sherry Alley in Greenville SC. We love Cocky so much and I am giving Cocky a sweet Christmas kiss!"
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