Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Must Read for Gamecock Fans

Our pals over at the Garnet and Black Attack have a 'must-read' up that dives into the Gamecocks first football game. Never to early to think about the 2009 season....

Post-Spring Preview: NC State Wolfpack

Gamecocks loss in baseball

Thursday’s 5-4 loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament at Regions Park not only dropped the fifth-seeded Gamecocks into the loser’s bracket, but also into an elimination showdown with top-seeded LSU at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Vandy scored in the ninth on a bases-loaded walk allowed by USC reliever Michael Roth (1-1) to Jonathan White, whose nine-pitch at-bat produced the game-winner after two singles and a throwing error by third baseman Andrew Crisp.

Carolina Falls 5-4 To Vanderbilt At SEC Tournament

Spurrier going soft?

While hitting the golf links for an afternoon round at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, Spurrier passed on the opportunity to talk smack against fellow Southeastern Conference rivals.

When asked why he wouldn’t address the back-and-forth that has taken place for years between SEC coaches, Spurrier bluntly said, “I haven’t won enough games to banter with anybody right now. So when you’re 7-5 and 7-6, which is about what we’ve averaged, you just try to worry about your team.”

Don't get soft on us Coach....we need the "fire" to come from you to get the team juiced about the 2009 season!

Say it ain't so Ben...

USC Gamecock signee RB Ben Axon, who just completed his senior season, was arrested on a marijuana charge, according to a Bradenton Police Department report. Axon originally committed to play at Clemson, and was also recruited by Florida State, Purdue and West Virginia before choosing to play for Spurrier.

Hard to spin this....

"Axon gave the officer marijuana divided into 23 small bags and said the marijuana was his, the police report said."

That my friend is not good.....

USC recruit arrested on marijuana charges

Ajiboye, Whitlock each to miss at least one game during season

Welcome back to the team! South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says - HERE- that suspended defenders Ladi Ajiboye and C.C. Whitlock are back on the team.

USC WR LeCron update

From this....LeCorn broke his left fibula during the final play of the spring game in April when he was – what else? – sealing a downfield block on Jarvis Giles’ touchdown run. He was expected to be out six to eight weeks, and Spurrier said LeCorn could be back running by mid-June.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Breaking News

If anybody cares Michael Vick just made it to his house in Virginia, to start his 2 month house arrest party.  

Gamecocks beat Bama in SEC Tourney

After a late night start and a late night finish the South Carolina baseball team scored four runs in the top of the 11th inning on its way to a 9-5 extra inning victory over Alabama on the first day of the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala.

The Gamecocks are now 38-19 on the year and have won 11 of its last 12 games played.

Carolina returns to action vs. No. 8 seed Vanderbilt with first pitch scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET at Regions Park.

USC beats Bama in extra innings

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gamecocks on All-SEC team

South Carolina baseball had four players earn second-team All-SEC honors in addition to two honorees on this year's All-Freshman team and two players selected to the All-Defensive squad.

Junior catcher Justin Dalles, junior first baseman Nick Ebert, junior shortstop Bobby Haney and junior outfielder DeAngelo Mack were named to the all-conference team.

Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and left-handed pitcher Nolan Belcher received All-Freshman team recognition with Haney and sophomore outfielder Whit Merrifield named to the All-Defensive team.

The conference office also recognized senior pitcher Jay Brown on the 2009 SEC Baseball Community Service team.

SEC Announces Annual Baseball Honors

USC commitment Kelcy Quarles sticks with USC

USC commitment Kelcy Quarles (DL, 6-5, 270) of Greenwood has ended the recruiting process and will stick with his commitment to the Gamecocks, his father said Tuesday.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rihn gone from USC Baseball team

Casey Rihn, reserve 2nd baseman on the Carolina baseball team has been kicked off the team after his altercation in five points this past weekend. In a limited back up roll for the yardcocks this season Rihn batted .321.

It looks like the cops did a pretty good number on his face. Nobody seems to be comparing this to the Kevin Young situation back in the Fall of last year.

Congrats Dyson and Ebert

Sam Dyson was named SEC pitcher of the week for his performance against UGA this past Thursday. 

Nick Ebert was named National player of the week but was not SEC player of the week.

 1B Nick Ebert, South Carolina: Ebert finished a 3-game series against Georgia with 4 home runs and 10 RBI as he went 5-for-8 at the plate

Some Random Gamecock Clippings

Some News updates for ya today ---

  1. Seth Emerson provides a Dominique Archie and Downey Downey update HERE.
  2. Joe Person has a update HERE on Notre Dame cornerback Gary Gray, the Columbia native and one-time Gamecock commitment.
  3. Brad Edwards, former All-American football player at USC, was introduced Monday as the new athletics director at Newberry College.
  4. Person also writes about some members of the USC football team HERE. Within that post are some updates which I have copied below as they give a quick update on some floating topics related to the USC football team that LOHD has covered in the past....
Suspended cornerback C.C. Whitlock, who enrolled early in ’08, has to do well in summer school (perhaps as well as straight-As) to be eligible in the fall.
Defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye, who is also suspended, appears to be in better shape. Even if both players are eligible, Steve Spurrier said both would be suspended for an undetermined number of games.
There are others on the bubble, but as of now USC has two signees it does not expect to qualify – South Pointe receiver Charles Holmes and Beaufort defensive lineman Duane Chisolm. Holmes likely will be placed in a junior college, while Chisolm will either go the JUCO or prep school route.
Free safety Chris Culliver is recovering from his April shoulder surgery, although Ellis Johnson believes it will be mid-June before Culliver is cleared to resume physical activities.
Fifth-year offensive lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre had minor knee surgery to clean out loose cartilage from his spring injury.