Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gamecocks Win in Basketball

Led by Zam Fredrick, who had a season-high 23 points, the Gamecocks beat USC-Upstate 75-53 after pouring in on in the 1st half. First-year coach Darrin Horn became the first South Carolina coach to win his first three games since Johnnie McMillian started 5-0 in 1944.

This is the 3rd win for USC and in those 3 games the margin of victory has been 19.3 points.

Final Stats

USC-Upstate coach Eddie Payne had a interesting quote in the above referenced story from The State....he said...
“South Carolina has some depth issues that they’ll have to manage,” Payne said. “Their guards are good enough that I think they will keep them involved in some games when they get into higher-level teams. ... “Their low-post thing is going to be a little bit of a problem as they get into SEC play.”


LOHD declares support for the Cavaliers today

With Clemson traveling to Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Va. to take on Virginia (5-5, 3-3) there is a lot on the line for both teams. It all boils down to a 'W' that both teams are in search of and need to bring their bowl dreams one step closer.

LOHD is making it official today by backing the Cavs and hoping they win as it would ruin the hopes of Tiger Nation for a bowl game. It also would relieve some of the pressure of next week's match-up of USC vs CU. I do not want to hear about...CU has to win against USC to go to a bowl, that is why we are pulling for UVa today. And the fact that this blog really does not care too much for the Tigers.

As you will read below, the Cavaliers have won three of the last four against the Tigers. We hope they get another win today....Go Cavs! A Tiger loss could put a end to the Dabo talk which I am not sure is good or bad for us Gamecock fans.

Gameday preview: Clemson vs. Virginia
Cavaliers next test for Tigers
Clemson Pick 3
Harper is quietly saving his season
Virginia's offense has Clemson wary
Clemson at Virginia: Three story lines to watch

Prediction - As long as UVa can limit the big plays from Clemson then UVa will win 23-17 today.

USC to play USC - Upstate

The Gamecocks will play USC Upstate in basketball today while the football team enjoys a bye week. Go COCKS!

Related News:
Pregame: USC vs. USC Upstate
USC Upstate excited to play South Carolina
Conrad doesn't let dream sail away
Horn has Gamecocks playing up-tempo

Congrats to Former Gamecock Steve Tolleson

Tolleson makes the short list of 40.

Tolleson was a former gamecock baseball player who is having success at the next level. We wish him well.

Tolleson, a fifth-round pick by the Twins in 2005, just finished his winter season in the prestigious Arizona Fall League, where he hit .383 in 27 games. He had seven doubles, two homers and a .449 on-base percentage. During the summer, Tolleson hit .300 in 93 games on the Double-A level and was named to the Eastern League all-star team.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Baseball early recruits

Player Pos. Hometown (School)
Robert Beary C/UTApopka, Fla. (Pensacola JC)
Ethan Carter RHP Newport News, Va. (Menchville HS)
Brison Celek C/1B Charleston (Bishop England HS)

Greg Harrison RHP Hilton Head (Hilton Head HS)
Colby Holmes RHP Conway (Conway HS)
Anthony Iacomini 2B/SS Cross River, N.Y. (John Jay HS)
Evan Marzilli OF Cransten, R.I. (Bishop Hendricken)
Adrian Morales 2B Hialeah, Fla. (Miami-Dade CC)
Wil Myers 3B/C Thomasville, N.C. (Wesleyan Christian Acad.)
Chris Owings SS Leesville (Gilbert HS)
Christian Walker 3B/1B Limerick, Pa. (Kennedy-Kenrick HS)
Tyler Webb LHP Nassawadox, Va. (Northampton HS)

This class includes the top rated player out of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and NC.

Way to go Ray.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spurrier denies rumor of leaving Gamecocks

LOHD reported yesterday - here - that there was a rumor floating that Spurrier was going to retire at the end of the 2008 season. We asked if it was true and we got our answer....

Seems yesterday he disputed this claim -
Spurrier dispels rumor of retirement

Muschamp not in hunt for Clemson job

Muschamp will not seek out the Clemson job nor any other as he seems poised to take over when Mack Brown leaves.

Thsi is a update to our story HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Spurrier to retire after season?

Per the NFL network, there is a rumor going around the NFL that Spurrier is going to retire at the end of the season.

No source is giving but people are saying Spurrier is not happy that Spurrier Jr. won't be next in line for the coaching job at USC.

I wonder how true this is?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Clemson Coach Hunt Update

Just to provide a update on the hunt for a Clemson Coach. I gave you the list of coaches for the job....
Now it is being narrowed down but I wonder if people will throw some garbage at Clemson about things like this, since there are no black coaches on the search list that we here of....where is Jesse Jackson on this?

Here is the latest that the coach hunt...
  • Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster interviewed Friday.
  • Former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin interviewed last weekend
  • And University of Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables interviewed last week
  • Will Muschamp, the University of Texas defensive coordinator, could be interviewed next week.
  • Carr Sports Associates of Gainesville, Fla., has conducted a preliminary review of prospects and submitted reports to Phillips.
  • Rumored to be on the list ---Head coaches Bobby Johnson of Vanderbilt, Todd Graham of Tulsa, Gary Patterson of Texas Christian, Brian Kelly of Cincinnati and Brady Hoke of Ball State are among the prospects on the CU radar.
Oh and to keep up with where in the world is Terry Don, just follow his plane ---

So who do you think is the leading candidates right now for the job?

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