July 28, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - GamecocksOnline.com will break down each of the Gamecocks' non-conference opponents this week, following the release of the non-conference schedule on July 22. We conclude our non-conference breakdown with a look at cross-state rival Clemson, first-time opponents Coker and NC A&T and the Big 12's Iowa State.
Head Coach: Dan Schmotzer (353-380 (.482), 27 seasons at Coker)
2013-14 Record/Conference Finish: 15-13/11-11 SAC, 7th
2013-14 Postseason: SAC Tournament Semifinals, 100-89 loss to Anderson
Final 2013-14 AP Ranking: N/A
2013-14 Season Notables: Junior Larry Felder was named the SAC Player of the Week in November, making him the first Coker basketball player to do so in the conference ... Senior Julian Nelson reached the 1,000 point mark and finished his career with 1,418 total points, good enough for fourth on the all-time scoring list at Coker ... Senior Sharod Williams would move to fourth on the all-time rebound list at Coker with 508 career boards ... Nelson was also named the All-SAC honorable mention team after averaging 19 points a game this past season.
Top Returners: Larry Felder (Sr. - F - 6-2 - 190 - Hopkins, S.C. - Lower Richland HS), 11.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg ... Errick Bethel (Sr. - G - 5-9 - 150 - Irmo, S.C. - Dutch Fork HS), 12.1 ppg, 1.5 apg ... Trey Marshall (Jr. - G - 5-11 - 180 - Lithonia, Ga. - Miller Grove HS/Southern University A&M), 10.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 3.4 apg.
North Carolina A&T
Season ticket prices for the upcoming season remain unchanged from the 2013-14 campaign, with full season packages starting at $90. Like last season, fans can purchase lower level season tickets for $260 (Gamecock Club membership required for sections 104-106, 113-115) and University faculty and staff can buy tickets for $210. The Coke Family Section is available for $600 (four tickets). Upper level tickets are available for $200 (no Gamecock Club membership required) and faculty and staff can purchase tickets in the upper bowl for $160. End zone seating in the upper level is priced at four seats for $360.
Gamecock fans who have already renewed their season tickets for the 2014-15 campaign and those fans who purchase new or renew their season tickets during the "8K In 8 Days" campaign, are eligible to win a prize each day of the initiative. Prizes include a game-worn jersey, an autographed basketball, a $100 gift card to Garnet and Black Traditions, and the grand prize, a VIP trip with the team for an away game to an exciting destination.
To place a deposit for season tickets, fans are encouraged to visit GamecocksOnline.com/Tickets, or all 1-800-4SC-FANS. Fans should stay tuned to GamecocksOnline.com for updates on the "8K In 8 Days" campaign.
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