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THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY...

After big road wins for both squads this past weekend, both baseball and softball return home to Columbia this weekend for big SEC series. Softball hosts #3 Florida in the final home series of the season at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Senior Day festivities will take place before Sunday's final game. The weekend has SEC Tournament implications for the Gamecocks as they aim to be among the top 10 teams in the conference who make the tourney. Meanwhile over at Carolina Stadium the baseball team will take on another Top 10 match-up against #2 Vanderbilt in a three game series with the postseason looming. Tickets are going fast so purchase online in advance!



Friday, May 3, 2013

Softball vs. #3 Florida - 6:00 PM
-    Field of Dreams - a local softball team, U12 Lexington Lightning, accompanies the Softball team out on the field during the National Anthem.
-    Stadium replica key chain giveaway
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters

#9 Baseball vs. #2 Vanderbilt - 7:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters
-     National Anthem by Patrick Davis


Saturday, May 4, 2013

#9 Baseball vs. #2 Vanderbilt - 12:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters

Softball vs. #3 Florida - 2:00 PM
-    Alumni Recognition - Pregame presentation recognizing team alumni on the field
-    First Pitch - former head coach Joyce Compton
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters
-    Gamecock sunglasses giveaway


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Softball vs. #3 Florida - 1:00 PM
-    Senior Day - be sure to get there early!
-    First pitch - University President Harris Pastides
-    Field of Dreams  - Legends Softball team
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters

#9 Baseball vs. #2 Vanderbilt - 1:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team posters

Facebook Fan of the Week: Janet Stacks

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Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner Janet Stacks! This is Janet's " grand" niece, Aria Annabelle Taylor at one-day old! Aria was born amongst Tiger fans in Greenville, SC, but is all-Gamecock, born and bred!


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THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY...

With both baseball and softball hitting the road this weekend for SEC series, only softball will host a home event this week! The Gamecocks will host the Charlotte 49ers for a doubleheader on Wednesday. Game times are set for 4:00 and 6:15 PM at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Softball vs. Charlotte - DOUBLEHEADER - 4:00 PM and 6:15 PM
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters


Gamecocks on the road...

Baseball @ Gardner Webb (Keeter Stadium in Shelby, NC) - Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Baseball @ LSU
Friday, 8:00 PM
Saturday, 7:30 PM
Sunday, 3:00 PM
Softball @ Mississippi State
Friday, 7:00 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM

Track & Field - Penn Relays - Thursday - Saturday



1075 the game logo.jpgTune in to "Inside the Roost" tonight from 7-8 p.m. on 107.5 The Game! Joining host Derek Scott as tonight's guests are: Director of Golf Puggy Blackmon to discuss the performances of the men's and women's teams at the SEC Championships over the weekend, Special Asst. to the AD Clyde Wrenn to talk about his efforts to reach out to Gamecock alums and build those relationships, and Aaron Fitt from Baseball America to talk about the South Carolina vs. LSU series coming up this weekend. 

Listen to "Inside the Roost" every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 107.5 The Game for weekly insights into Gamecock Athletics and special guests. You can also listen online!  

 Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner, Suzanne and Gud Malarche of Arlington, VA. "Julia was born 8 weeks early and spent almost one month in the NICU.  While her early arrival caught us off guard, we like to think that she just couldn't wait any longer to start cheering on the Gamecocks!"


 

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Throwback Thursday: Kip Bouknight

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Kip Bouknight is the only Golden Spikes Award and Rotary Smith Award winner in South Carolina Baseball history. He was a two-time All-American including one of the greatest single seasons in college history in 2000, posting a 17-1 record to help lead the Gamecocks to a 56-10 record and an SEC Title. Bouknight remains the winningest pitcher in South Carolina history with a 45-12 career record in a four-year span, pitching a school-record 482 innings and starting a school-record 66 games. He also holds school records for strikeouts (457) and decisions (57).

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This Week's Home Events: Baseball Hosts Kentucky

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THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY

Both softball and baseball host Tuesday games vs. in-state foes. Softball will take on Presbyterian out at Pine Grove Complex in West Columbia while construction continues at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Admission is free for this game. Baseball hosts College of Charleston tonight with the game televised on SportSouth. Softball will then hit the road to Auburn this weekend for a three-game series, while Baseball hosts #19 Kentucky Friday through Sunday. Tickets available online here


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Softball vs. Presbyterian - 6:00 PM
-    Location has been moved to Pine Grove Complex in West Columbia
-    Address: 701 Old Barnwell Road West Columbia, SC 29169
-    Free admission

#14 Baseball vs. College of Charleston - 7:00 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    TD Bank giveaways


Friday, April 19, 2013

#14 Baseball vs. #19 Kentucky - 7:00 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Bojangles gift card sampling as fans enter the stadium!
-    John Deere and Crescent Construction displays


Saturday, April 20, 2013

#14 Baseball vs. #19 Kentucky - 3:00 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Waffle House gift card sampling as fans enter the stadium!
-    John Deere and Crescent Construction displays

Sunday, April 21, 2013

#14 Baseball vs. #19 Kentucky - 1:30 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Palmetto Pride trash clean-up
-    Safe FCU display and t-shirts
-    John Deere and Crescent Construction displays


Good luck on the road to Men's and Women's Golf and Men's and Women's Tennis - all competing in their respective SEC Championships this weekend! We're also sending our best wishes to SEC Champion Equestrian as they head to Waco for the NCEA National Championships this weekend!


Gamecock Gala Award Finalists

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Gamecock Gala logo.pngEach year the athletics department hosts its Gamecock Gala to honor our student-athletes and all their accomplishments. This year's Gala is Monday, April 22, so be sure to check back to GamecocksOnline.com for a full list of winners, along with video and photos from the event.

Here are finalists for some of the night's awards:

Female New Student-Athlete of the Year:
Caroline Bixler (Swimming)
Kayla Lampe (Cross Country)
Sarah Schmelzel (Golf)

Male New Student-Athlete of the Year:
Michael Carrera (Basketball)
Dondre Echols (Track & Field)
Matt NeSmith (Golf)

Female Student-Athlete of the Year:
Samie Garcia (Softball)
Jeannelle Scheper (Track & Field)
Ieasia Walker (Basketball)

Male Student-Athlete of the Year:
Nolan Belcher (Baseball)
Jadeveon Clowney (Football)
Michael Flach (Swimming)
Robert Razick (Track & Field)

Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Whitney Avers (Swimming)
Taylor Bruns (Volleyball)
Kimberly McCormack (Equestrian)

Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Harry Menzies (Tennis)
Robert Razick (Track & Field)
Kevin Stam (Soccer)

IT'S GREAT TO BE A GAMECOCK!

Facebook Fan of the Week: Ashley Cagle

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Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner, Ashley Cagle of Lexington, SC .  Ashley's two boys love the Gamecocks!


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THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY...

Baseball hosts The Citadel Tuesday night before hitting the road to Gainesville to face Florida this weekend. All three road games are televised. Softball takes on Coastal Carolina in a doubleheader Wednesday before welcoming Georgia to town for a three game series this weekend. Make it a full Gamecock day Saturday - Fan Fest in the morning, football Garnet & Black Spring Game at 1:00, then head to Softball vs. Georgia at 4:00 in the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Men's Tennis hosts their final home matches this weekend vs. Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Sunday's match will also be Senior Day.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

#8 Baseball vs. The Citadel - 7:00 PM
-    Baseball Bingo
-    Team Posters


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Softball vs. Coastal Carolina - Doubleheader - 5:00 PM & 7:15 PM
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters


Friday, April 12, 2013

#20 Men's Tennis vs. #14 Vanderbilt - 5:00 PM
-    Fan Ball Toss - each fan will receive a numbered tennis ball when they arrive to the Carolina Tennis Center and will have the opportunity to toss their tennis ball from the stands into a bucket for the chance to win a free iPod Shuffle.

Softball vs. Georgia - 7:00 PM
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Football - Garnet and Black Spring Game - 1:00 PM
-    Gamecock Club Fan Fest activities start at 9:00 AM, including a concert by Patrick Davis at 11:00 AM. Click here for more info on the Fan Fest!
-    Pregame Concert by Patrick Davis

Softball vs. Georgia - 4:00 PM
-    Softball Bingo
-    Team Posters
-    High School Day - High schools from around South Carolina are invited to attend the Softball game


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Softball vs. Georgia - 1:00 PM
-    Active Gamecocks Day - those elementary age students that participated in the Active Gamecocks program are invited to attend the game
-    Team Posters
-    Softball Bingo

#20 Men's Tennis vs. #8 Kentucky - 1:00 PM
-    Senior Day - will begin at 12:50 PM
-    Team Posters
-    Fan Ball Toss - each fan will receive a numbered tennis ball when they arrive to the Carolina Tennis Center and will have the opportunity to toss their tennis ball from the stands into a bucket for the chance to win a free iPod Shuffle.


1075 the game logo.jpgTune in to "Inside the Roost" tonight from 7-8 p.m. on 107.5 The Game! Joining host Derek Scott as tonight's guests are: country music songwriter and singer Patrick Davis and Gamecock Club Director Patrick McFarland to discuss the Gamecock Fan Fest scheduled for Saturday in conjunction with the Garnet & Black Spring Game (click here for more information on the event).  Also, senior pitcher Adam Westmoreland from the baseball team will be on to discuss his performance and that of the team at Tennessee this past weekend.

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Facebook Fan of the Week: Caitlin Smith

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Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner, Caitlin Smith of Summerville, SC. This is a picture of Caitlin's son Hayden Carson Smith. Hayden was born on April 2, 2013, and is still in the hospital, supporting the Gamecocks!

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This week Gamecock Softball returns home to their new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field for a three-game series vs. Kentucky as well as a midweek game vs. Appalachian State. We will have limited seating capacity this week similar to opening weekend vs. Alabama, so please stay tuned to GamecocksOnline.com for information on ticket availability. Baseball will host Charleston Southern on Tuesday in a televised game on SportSouth. Game time is at 7:00 PM (there may have been some game time confusion due to a newspaper misprint - it is definitely at 7:00). Baseball will then play at Fluor Field in Greenville on Wednesday vs. Furman before hitting the road to Knoxville for a three-game weekend series at Tennessee. After a sweep of Arkansas and LSU on the road this past weekend, Women's Tennis will host Mississippi State and Ole Miss at home at Carolina Tennis Center this weekend. The Sunday match vs. Ole Miss is the final home match of the season. Track & Field will host their final home meet of the season on Wednesday, the Gamecock Outdoor Invitational. 


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

#11 Baseball vs. Charleston Southern - 7:00 PM
-   Baseball Bingo
-   Team posters
-   CPI reusable grocery bags giveaway (while supplies last!)


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Softball vs. Appalachian State - 7:00 PM
-          Softball Bingo
-          Team Posters

Track & Field - Gamecock Outdoor Invitational - 12:30 PM
-          Team Posters


Friday, April 5, 2013

#31 Women's Tennis vs. Mississippi State - 5:00 PM
-          Team Posters
-          Fan Ball Toss - each fan will receive a numbered tennis ball when they arrive to the Carolina Tennis Center and will have the opportunity to toss their tennis ball from the stands into a bucket for the chance to win a free iPod Shuffle.

Softball vs. #21 Kentucky - 7:00 PM
-          Softball Bingo
-          Team Posters


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Softball vs. #21 Kentucky - 4:00 PM
-          Softball Bingo
-          Team Posters


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Softball vs. #21 Kentucky - 1:00 PM
-          Softball Bingo
-          Team Posters

#31 Women's Tennis vs. #37 Ole Miss - 1:30 PM
-          Team Posters
-          Final home match of the season!

Facebook Fan of the Week: Shari Holloway

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Check out this week's Facebook Fan of the Week winner, Shari Holloway of Apex, NC.  Shari and her son were taking a tour of Williams-Brice Stadium with the Raleigh chapter of the Gamecock Club and ran into Coach Spurrier, who happily paused for a picture! 




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