Friday, March 07, 2008
I thought the LOHD addressed some of this here and here.
Glad to see we are not the only school in the state with some misfits.
Here is the lead in to the story:
According to multiple sources familiar with the situation, Vincent is facing a possible suspension for the entire spring practice because of a violation of team policy. Vincent, who will be a senior in the 2008 season, still has charges pending for a December DUI arrest.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
It will be the final home game of head coach Dave Odom's South Carolina career as he is retiring at the end of the season. It is also the final home game of senior Dwayne Day. Day will graduate with a degree in African-American Studies in May.
Let's hope Devan Downey's and Mike Holmes have big games like they did recently against Auburn. Glad to see Mike Holmes finally show up b/c we all know he is good. I also hope, with at least three games to play, Downey breaks the steals record. He is 12 steals from breaking the SEC record and has 3 to go to break the USC record. Chuck Eidson is No. 2 in the SEC with the 93 steals (2000), but the SEC record was set by Arkansas' Clint McDaniel who stole the ball 102 times in 37 games in 1994-95.
Interesting fact of our season thus far ---USC is 9-8 in games decided by seven points or less this season.
Anyway...go cocks - let's finish the season strong!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Also in the article it says a few other names that will miss some time, here is the caption:
The Gamecocks are already set to be without one starter in their first two games --left offensive tackle Jamon Meredith of Simpsonville. The NCAA mandated Meredith miss the first two games when it granted him a redshirt year for 2004 after he played three plays against Vanderbilt. Spurrier also said redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Garcia may miss a few practices this spring because of missed classes. Garcia is expected to vie with Chris Smelley for the starting job when spring drills begin March 19.
Monday, March 03, 2008
What does it take for everyone to realize that Five Points and USC football players just don't mix well. Today we here the latest tale of Kyle Young but let's take a moment and look at some recent history. Defensive end Jordin Lindsey was stabbed in the neck there in early December. Quarterback Stephen Garcia was arrested for public drunkenness last February, also outside Red Hot Tomatoes. In 2006, former quarterback Blake Mitchell had his infamous Pavlov’s arrest for trying to fight a bouncer. Oh and to top it off, let's not forget right tackle Justin Sorensen partying it up in a dress the night before a season-changing loss to Arkansas.
Our plea here at LOHD is simple for the football team - stay away from 5 points or at least act like you have a brain if you go down there.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
The two wins over Clemson gave South Carolina coach Ray Tanner his 900th career victory in 21 years with North Carolina State and the Gamecocks. It was also South Carolina's fifth win in its past six games with Clemson (5-2) - a rare run of dominance in a state series where the Gamecocks (5-1) came in with a slight 17-15 edge since 2000.
The teams play twice more this season, at South Carolina on April 9 and at Clemson on April 16.
It also should be a great day to watch some college baseball and we should have good seats this game. I must say one thing and that is the field at the Sarge looked in great shape yesterday but of course we are in desperate need for a new baseball complex. There are 30 games remaining at the Sarge this year so make sure you catch at least one before they move near the colonial center next year.
I hope the hot bat of carolina continues but what needs to continue is the good pitching backed up by great defense..that was the key yesterday and that will be the key today. Clemson had their chances yesterday but thanks to great defense, SC never suffered damage. I hope SC can pull out another big win and do it early b/c those tiger fans were in the game till Reese hit the grand slam and oh did they shut up quick. I hope that happens today with the 'cocks gaining a early lead and keeping it. Anyway off to clemson.....