4:45 AM EDT, Mon August 31, 2015
Augusta Chronicle 10 hours ago

Gamecocks to wear stickers to honor Charleston shooting victims

South Carolina players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in June. Coach Steve Spurrier says the team will have a decal with a Palmetto Tree with nine doves around it for the nine black victims at the church June 17. Dylann Roof has been charged with murder in the shootings. Spurrier says the players felt it was appropriate to honor those killed in the tragedy “so it will be on our helmets this year, in honored memory of those folks.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 29, 2015

Michaux: New season brings hope to fans, prognosticators

For all the faults the game of football has – and they are numerous – there is nothing better than this time of season on the sports calendar. We love the anticipation. We love the promise. We love the hope. These last days before the opening kickoff are all about hope. Hope that South Carolina bows up and proves last season was an aberration, not an omen. Hope that Georgia can find a quarterback and finally fulfill its ubiquitous potential. Hope that Georgia Tech has fresh talent to build on last year and take the next step. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 25, 2015

Gamecocks name Connor Mitch starting QB for season opener

COLUMBIA — Sophomore Connor Mitch will start at quarterback for South Carolina when it opens the season on Sept. 3 against North Carolina. Coach Steve Spurrier announced the decision Tuesday, ending a four-way race. Mitch was the favorite coming into fall practice, but Spurrier has said Mitch struggled during scrimmages. Spurrier has also said he may use more than one quarterback in the Thursday night opener against the Tar Heels in Charlotte. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 22, 2015

Steve Spurrier still undecided on South Carolina's starting quarterback

COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier said South Carolina’s offense improved on Saturday, just not enough to show a clear frontrunner among the four players competing for starting quarterback. The Gamecocks coach said he was happier with the offensive showing in the second stadium scrimmage of fall camp. However, he said Connor Mitch, Perry Orth, Michael Scarnecchia and Lorenzo Nunez didn’t separate themselves in the race. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 15, 2015

Steve Spurrier unhappy with quarterbacks' effort during South Carolina scrimmage

COLUMBIA — If Steve Spurrier expected to hone in on a starting quarterback Saturday, South Carolina’s scrimmage barely helped. None of the team’s four passers vying for the starting job stood out in a poor overall performance. Spurrier said quarterbacks Connor Mitch, Perry Orth, Michael Scarnecchia and Lorenzo Nunez were slow and hesitant to fire balls into receivers. “We didn’t have a ‘best’ quarterback,” Spurrier said when asked if any of his passers had an edge. “You see any best ones?” None of the quarterbacks were available to media after the scrimmage. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 9, 2015

Gamecocks' quarterback situation remains unsettled

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has had a mostly smooth stretch of succession at his favorite position the past six years with Stephen Garcia from 2009-11, Connor Shaw in 2012-13 and Dylan Thompson last summer the unquestioned starters heading into camp. These days, Spurrier is sorting out a four-way race for quarterback. Third-year sophomore Connor Mitch figured to be the favorite but is being pressured by junior Perry Orth, redshirt freshman Michael Scarnecchia and true freshman Lorenzo Nunez. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 8, 2015

NeSmith, three Jaguars to play in U.S. Amateur tournaments

Many Augusta eyes will be focused on the U.S. Amateur men’s and women’s events the next two weeks. Three Georgia Regents golfers will compete in the U.S. Golf Association events, along with North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith. First, Teresa Caballer Hernani will tee it up in the U.S. Wo­men’s Amateur on Monday at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Ore. A field of 156 golfers will compete in two days of stroke play, with the low 64 advancing to match play Wednesday. The 36-hole championship will be held Sunday. Each day of match play will be televised from 4-7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 8, 2015

Jon Hoke confident Gamecocks' defense will improve

COLUMBIA — Jon Hoke isn’t talking about last year’s defensive unit at South Carolina. Not about the lack of sacks or quarterback pressure. Not about the group that allowed 30.4 points per game. And not about a defense that allowed opponents to rally three times from double-digit deficits late in games that the Gamecocks eventually lost. “I’ve never talked about last year,” said Hoke, who was hired in the off-season to serve as South Carolina’s co-defensive coordinator. “That’s the respect you give them.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 5, 2015

South Carolina lineman Brock Stadnik still not ready to play

South Carolina backup offensive lineman Brock Stadnik won’t play this season because of problems after shoulder surgery. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday that Stadnik, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior from Greensboro, N.C., hadn’t recovered as well as hoped after surgery on his right shoulder. Coming into summer camp, Stadnik was listed as the backup right guard behind senior starter Will Sport. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 4, 2015

South Carolina looks for improved defense after changes

COLUMBIA — New defensive tackle Ulric Jones can’t wait to make an impact at South Carolina. And he’s not the only one as the Gamecocks opened practice Tuesday. Jones, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman, is among several new faces seeking a spot this fall to fix one of the team’s weaknesses a year ago. The Gamecocks were among one of the fiercest defensive lines in the Southeastern Conference from 2011-13, featuring high NFL draft picks Melvin Ingram, Kelcy Quarles and Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall selection in 2014. read more

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