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 earn SEC awards; check out men's basketball coach Frank Martin's press conference and quotes; Outback Bowl tickets available; Gamecock Throwback with Jamel Bradley; Gamecocks family reunion tops 2012 best college football moments; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge; and more!
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Football. Clowney Named Hendricks Award Winner
Football. Clowney, Sanders Earn SEC Awards
Men's Basketball. Frank Martin Wednesday Press Conference Quotes & Video
Women's Basketball. Gamecock Spotlight: Aleighsa Welch
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: Gamecocks family reunion tops 2012 best moments in college football (CBSSports.com)
Football: Spurrier: Playing Michigan Is Special (ABCColumbia.com)
Football: Gamecocks' Jadeveon Clowney named nation's top defensive end (HeraldOnline.com)
Men's Basketball: USC's Martin is a break from the norm (Anderson Independent Mail)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Michigan sells 6,000 bowl tickets in 2 days, lagging behind last year's pace (Mlive.com)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Football: OK, critics: Find something wrong with John Abraham (Atlanta Journal Constitution Blog)
Football: Alshon Jeffery, Devin Hester return to practice for Bears (NBCSports.com)
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Throwback Thursday: Jamel Bradley
"Inside The Chart" with Andy Demetra - December 6, 2012
GoHorseShow.com Features Two Equestrian Signees
Gamecock Basketball: Gamecock Confidential
"Inside the Roost": Talking Outback Bowl
Facebook Fan of the Week: Paul Menges
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Feature from The Frank Martin Show on South Carolina Men's Basketball great Jamel Bradley (1999-2002) who led the Gamecocks in scoring in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons and still holds the Carolina career and single-season records for three-point field goals made and attempted.
SEC coaches have selected Jadeveon Clowney as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and have named punt returner Ace Sanders as the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year. They are the first Gamecocks to win those awards since Carolina joined the SEC in 1992.
Men's Tennis got strong showings across the board this fall with Andrew Adams playing in the qualifying rounds of the ITA All-American and reaching the quarterfinals of the ITA Carolina Regional, Thiago Pinheiro winning the back draw of the Carolina Regional, Kyle Koch playing in the singles final at Chattanooga, and Harry Menzies reaching the final of the Carolinas Invitational at Winthrop while teaming with Ben Barnette to win the doubles at the event. The team combined for 29 singles victories and 12 doubles wins over the four fall events.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's fan photo was sent to us by Daniel Cooper. They love the Gamecocks and have made Carolina apart of their holiday tradition!
"It's our family tradition to do Christmas photos in our Carolina gear."