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Spurs Up Daily Round-Up: 1/9 Bowl Buzz Continues

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The Daily Round-Up returns with the new year! Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Football seniors prep for postseason all-star games; Men's Basketball opens SEC play on the road tonight; Gamecock Spotlight on freshman standout Tiffany Mitchell; PGA golfer Dustin Johnson says NO to Clemson orange; and more!


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GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM NEWS

MBB-12 Eric Smith-SEC logo.jpegMen's Basketball. Gamecocks Open SEC Play At Mississippi State Wednesday

Football. Parents Weekend, Homecoming 2013 Dates Set

Football. Seniors Headed to All-Star Games

Football. Clowney Named All-America Player of the Year

Football. Gamecocks Post Highest Finish in History

Women's Basketball. Women's Hoops Bus Trip to Georgia

Volleyball. Looking Back at the 2012 Volleyball Season



GAMECOCK GEAR

New football items including a Clemson game-used football, rally towels, and an Outback Bowl package available now on our online auctions.

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GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB

Go SC! DJ says no Clemson colors on his bag (GolfChannel.com)

Outback Bowl - Jadeveon Clowney.jpegFootball: Apologies to Jadeveon Clowney, SEC (ESPN SEC Blog)
"Clowney probably had the body and the skill to go straight to the league after his high school graduation, but this isn't baseball. And in fairness to the NFL, 99.9999 percent of high school players aren't ready for the NFL. But Clowney was the exception then and he's the exception now."

Football: 1-to-35: Ranking the 2012-13 bowl games (CBSsports.com)
*Picks Carolina-Michigan Outback Bowl as the best bowl game of the season

Football: Three Year Old Girl Bad Outback Bowl Call (YouTube)

Football: Dylan Thompson ends sophomore season on a high note (GoUpstate.com)

Football: Way-Too-Early 2013 Top 25 (ESPN)
*Gamecocks at No. 7

Football: Top 10 SEC bowl performances (Saturday Down South)
*Picks Clowney at No. 4, Gamecock QB's at No. 5

Men's Basketball: Ellington Back In Time For SEC Opener (ABC Columbia)

Men's Basketball: The Real Frank Martin (Columbia Metro)






COCK-A-DOODLE TWEET

We sure think so, "Pops"! Former Gamecock Tim Frisby shares his excitement for the Gamecocks on Twitter. Give him a follow!





SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

Faile Family Holiday Surprise from The Ellen Show

Facebook Fan of the Week: Bill & Ethan Cook

This Week's Home Events: Basketball SEC Play

"Inside The Chart" with Andy Demetra - January 4, 2013

Jadeveon Clowney Hit the Talk of College Football




VIDEO OF THE DAY

Freshman standout Tiffany Mitchell is off to a great start, averaging 11.1 points per game, the second-highest average on the team. Get to know her better in her Gamecock Spotlight and come cheer her on this Thursday vs. Vanderbilt at 7:00 PM.





ROOSTER CROWS

Among the seven Gamecocks playing in postseason all-star games, three will play in the East-West Shrine Game on January 19. Representing the East squad are center T.J. Johnson and defensive end Devin Taylor. Johnson started every game over the past four seasons - a school record 53 consecutive starts. The 6-6, 319-pound team captain from Aynor, S.C., was a second-team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches. Taylor, a 6-8, 267-pounder from Beaufort, S.C., logged 45 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss in 2012. He finished his Carolina career with 35.5 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks, ranking among the school's all-time top-10 in both categories. Playing for the West squad will be linebacker DeVonte Holloman. The 6-2, 241-pounder from Charlotte, N.C., played the Spur position for the Gamecocks in 2012. He logged 57 tackles with 8.0 tackles for loss, forced a pair of fumbles, and tied for the team lead with three interceptions.  



FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY


Today's fan photo was sent to us by Marcia Young from the Outback Bowl with the following caption: "Bob and his two sons, Michael and Ryan, celebrating the Gamecocks win! Extreme happiness! We love our Gamecocks!"

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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!

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