Friday, May 09, 2008

USC Baseball faces a big weekend series

USC (34-15) travels to ARK-kanas (28-20, 10-13) for a crucial weekend series in Baum Stadium, Fayetteville, Ark.

This weekend’s series is the first between the two since 2005. The teams faced each other twice in last year’s SEC tournament, with Arkansas winning both games.

The Gamecocks have plenty of work to do. Yes, they’re 13-11, but a berth in the SEC Tournament is still far from a sure thing. By this time next week, we’ll be talking about how USC did in its series at Arkansas. Without question, the road has been a difficult place for USC to play since the middle of March. The fact they’re even 4-8 on the road in conference play this season is due largely to the three-game sweep over Auburn on the Plains. USC is 1-7 in the other three series. Arkansas is one-half game behind Kentucky and Tennessee in the race for the final berth in the SEC Tournament. You know the Razorbacks will come ready to play.

It is time for Tanner and the boys to step up and play some is May and the CWS is round the corner!

Horn and Deloach break up

What started out as a perfect marriage is over. Just kidding but it seems that Horn is settling in nicely and is getting serious about USC Basketball, which is a good sign. Seems Deloach did not fit into the strategy to win the SEC. Without Deloach, the Gamecocks will have 10 scholarship players next year. Fredrick will be the only senior, leaving Horn four scholarships available for the 2009-10 season.

Here is what next year's team looks like as of 5/9/08:

G Zam Fredrick

G Devan Downey
F Dominique Archie
F Evka Baniulis
G Brandis Raley-Ross
F Chad Gray
C Mitchell Carter

F Mike Holmes
F-C Sam Muldrow
F Austin Steed


So as you can tell...depth will be a issue...HERE is the story from THE State.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Where have I been

Flounder you have been doing a great job, I will start posting again here in a week or two. Any thoughts on what the Gamecocks might do this weekend against the Hogs? We really could use a sweep to get a top seed in the up coming NCAA tournament.

Quote of the weekend: “Meredith without a cigarette is like a redneck without a mullet or rat tail.”

It is Staley time at USC

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley will leave Temple to become the women’s basketball coach at South Carolina.

Both schools said Wednesday that Staley will take over for Susan Walvius, who resigned after 11 seasons as her program struggled to stay competitive in the rugged Southeastern Conference.

Read more HERE and HERE is her bio. Good luck to Dawn !

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

USC Basketball Star Out of Jail

"FREEDOM" what USC men's basketball player Devan Downey screamed when he was released from the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center late Monday night, after posting a personal recognizance bond. Seems the Detention Center has a special wing for USC student-athletes these dayz....

Downey, a 20-year-old sophomore, was charged Monday afternoon with simple assault and battery, a misdemeanor. The arrest stemmed from an April 25 incident in which a fellow student, Curtis Lowery of Irmo, alleges that Downey hit him once.

Seems it was over a woman....Downey is suspended from team activities because of the arrest, per athletics department policy.

Seems AD Hyman needs to have a little sit down with Spurrier and Horn to address some issues with behavior and this.

Monday, May 05, 2008

USC should welcome Perrilloux

We all know by now that Ryan Perrilloux has gotten kicked off the team at LSU for some "trouble" -- well I think he would fit in nicely at THE University of South Carolina and we should offer him a scholarship. Our team of misfits, I mean football team has not had the best record and I am not talking about 6-6 either. It would be great to see Spurrier and Co offer Ryan the chance to come to USC.

We like our QBs to be trouble makers...I mean outstanding playmakers. Steve has shown that he believes in giving kids plenty of chances and I agree with that to an extent but let's give Ryan a chance.

There have been seven USC players arrested or cited since Dec. 31, including five charged with alcohol- or drug-related taking one more player like this onto the team is not a big deal, right?

I know he would have to sit out a year but I am okay with that and it would be great to see Ryan take the field in the garnet and black in 09. Seriously, not kidding here...we should ask Ryan to join the Gamecock nation. And don't say it would be a black eye for the school because after our football team (and womens basketball team) we are becoming use to getting black eyes.


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Holtz: Should he or shouldn't he?

After a lifetime of being around college football from player to coach now a analyst (if that is what you want to call it) on ESPN, Lou Holtz has been selected to enter the College Football Hall of Fame for the Class of 09.

Holtz enters the Hall of Fame with 249 career victories and is the only
coach to lead six schools to bowl games. Nationally, he is best known for
coaching Notre Dame to the 1988 national championship and winning 100 games with the Fighting Irish. McGee hired Holtz to replace Brad Scott after a 1-10 season in 1998. The Gamecocks were 0-11 in Holtz’s first season, but then went 8-4 and 9-3 in 2000-01 — the most wins by USC in a two-year span — and won back-to-back Outback Bowls. Holtz’s success waned his final three seasons at USC, with a pair of 5-7 records and a 6-5 mark in 2004 that was marred by a benches-clearing brawl between members of his team and Clemson players in the season finale. Holtz resigned the day after USC and Clemson officials decided to decline bowl bids because of the incident. His record at USC was 33-37.

So I ask you - Do you think Lou Holtz belongs in the Hall of Fame?

Spear from THE STATE says "yes" HERE and then Gillespie from THE STATE says "NO" HERE....what is your thought?