Friday, February 08, 2008

How about some poll questions

JR requested some trivia questions, but I don’t have time to research questions so I will provide some friendly poll questions.

What % does Clemson have of winning this weekend in Chapel Hill?

Name your favorite gamecock basketball player from when you were in college?

Favorite Fred Savage movie?

Favorite quote from a movie from the 90’s?

How this helps your Friday boredom JR>

Vote for USC Point Guard

Vote for Devan Downey, Univ of South Carolina PG, for the Bob Cousy Award!

The Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford is given to the top collegiate male basketball point guard annually spanning across all divisions within the game by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The selection criteria emphasize leadership, team work, success, and fundamentals as being critical parts for the game of basketball as a point guard. Nominations are solicited from across the country from head coaches and the winner is selected by a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee made up of the biggest names in college basketball.


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Signing day...

Clemson is eating our lunch but I trust USC knows what they are doing, right?

“I’m a little surprised, to be honest with you, that South Carolina is struggling as much as they are,” said Jamie Newberg, national recruiting analyst for

I agree with ya Newberg but then again we have a some coaching changes, a 6-6 season and a vacation at home over the holidays while 60+ teams were having some bowl fun.

Yes, at the end of the day - Clemson will end up with a highly rated recruiting class. Big whoop, I say and we had a top 5 class last year (according to ESPN). And one thing the papers and critics are not saying is the facts. Here's the breakdown of team recruiting rankings ( since 2002

  • USC: #11, #8, #35 , #23, #24, #6

Average = #18

  • Clemson: #22, #67, #53, #17, #15, #16

Average = #32

What I do find odd however is this: Clemson is actually recruiting better against Spurrier than they did against Holtz. USC's rankings haven't changed that much from one coach to the next. Pretty much the same pattern through the Holtz and Spurrier eras so far. But ever since Spurrier arrived in Columbia, Clemson has been doing much better. This will be the 3rd time in Spurrier's 4 recruiting seasons that Tommy has signed a higher rated class even though they struggled mightily a few years when Holtz was their primary recruiting opposition. I wouldn't have guessed it would turn out that way back in November of 2004. What are they selling?

Well no Streeter but the Class USC is putting together is hopefully going to stay within the Top 25 (thanks to Sutton).

I know there is more to it than rankings and I only hope that Spurrier & Co know what they are doing.

Updates -

Why isn't a single member of the Top 100 prospects list put out by recruiting website coming to USC?

-Team Rankings (updated at 1pm)

---USC Signees
---Clemson signees

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Hitler talking about the Gamecocks...

Simply a great video! And boy do we know how he feels....

USC fourth in composite baseball rankings

The Greenville News reported today in a article (here) that Arizona State is a consensus No. 1 selection and rival Arizona is No. 2 for the upcoming baseball season according to a compilation of five major college baseball preseason polls.

The University of South Carolina shares fourth in the rankings with Rice. Clemson is No. 19.

Polls from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and USA Today Weekly were included in the compilation.

Monday, February 04, 2008

USC strikes a $50 million dollar deal

USC intends to enter into a new $50.57 million, nine-year contract with ISP Sports, the current rights holders, for the multi-media and advertising rights to Gamecocks athletics, including radio broadcasts of football, basketball and baseball games and various coaches' shows, according to Gamecockcentral.

The new deal will become effective on July 1, 2008, and will run through June 30, 2017. The average payout per year is $5.62 million, a 150 percent increase over the current five-year, $11 million deal.

Seems the General was right when he reported about the "Gamecock Value;" and with this new deal --- it just when up, so I am sure parking, ticket prices, gamecock club dues will continue to go up also....who said college sports is not a business?

back on track

Is the Gamecock basketball team back on track or is this just an illusion? Look at the ole miss fans in the background, how awesome is that.

it all comes down to this

Well now that football is over, except for the pro bowl. I figured I would give you some entertaining songs written by Ryan Parker.

Just want to congratulation Billy for winning the wing eating contest during the super bowl, taking down 40 wings. I wasn’t the biggest let down of the night (patriots) , but I was a close 2nd, only eating 20 wings.

Eli & Crew Win

What was a closer game than I ever expected it to be, the New York Giants shut down the New England Patriots offense to win the 42nd Super Bowl Game by the score of 17-14.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

USC Wins in Oxford

The Gamecocks (11-10, 3-4) managed to escape Oxford with a 80-77 win. It gives USC its' first back-to-back Southeastern Conference victories for the first time in more than a year by upsetting the Rebels (16-4, 3-4). Oh and Ole Miss was #24 so it is extra sweet for the team b/c let's be honest it has been a while.

The game broke Ole Miss' 17-game home winning streak dating back to last season. It is also the first time SC has ever won in Oxford. Thank you Dominique Archie for the late 3 pointer to take the lead with 6 seconds!

Read more -here

Signing Day getting close...

To get caught up on the how things are shaping up, as far as commitments, leading up to the day they must sign - click on the links below: