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South Carolina's Head Coaching Search: Where should Mark Richt go from here?

The recently fired Georgia head coach will receive numerous phone calls from suitors. Does South Carolina have a chance at landing the veteran coach? Possibly one of the biggest names in today's saturated market for a head college football coach, Mark Richt is forced with quick decision. Is the former head man at UGA ready to move on immediately to take on a new gig after being ousted Sunday after 15 years in Athens? And, if so, what's the best fit for him? Two of the biggest schools with presumed interest in Richt are South Carolina and Miami. Both schools are likely to come after him...

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Augusta Chronicle Nov 28, 2015

Pharoh Cooper plays his last game as a Gamecock

COLUMBIA — Pharoh Cooper played his final game as a Gamecock on Saturday. The junior all-purpose player declared his intentions to turn pro after this season, and he was recognized with the seniors before the Clemson game at Williams-Brice Stadium. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 28, 2015

Deshaun Watson helps Clemson get past South Carolina

COLUMBIA — Dabo Swinney and the Clemson faithful knew they would be in for a fight against arch-rival South Carolina. Few expected the struggling Gamecocks to take the No. 1 Tigers down to the final second, but that’s what happened Saturday in front of 81,409 fans at Williams-Brice Stadium. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 28, 2015

Watson's 4 TDs lead Clemson to win over South Carolina

COLUMBIA — Deshaun Watson ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth as No. 1 Clemson capped an undefeated regular season by holding off rival South Carolina 37-32 on Saturday. Watson passed for 279 yards and ran for 114 to keep the Tigers on track for a spot in the College Football Playoff – and moved their record to 12-0 for the first time since their 1981 national championship winning season. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 27, 2015

South Carolina standing in the way of Clemson's championship hopes

COLUMBIA — Top-ranked Clemson has been here before: With its undefeated season on the line and facing its bitter rival. “It’s definitely a different dynamic you have to get through,” said Bill Smith, a defensive lineman on the 1981 title team that won 29-13 at South Carolina on the way to the championship. Clemson fans are hoping for a bit of déjà vu. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 26, 2015

A taste of Paradise: South Carolina wins Bahamas tourney and is 5-0 for best start in 12 years

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Frank Martin was confident his team would get off to a good start. The Gamecocks are doing just that. South Carolina won the Paradise Jam and is 5-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season, the last time the Gamecocks made the NCAA Tournament. “Our upperclassmen, their off-season work and preparation have allowed them to start this season off the right way,” Martin said. “It’s been fun to be part of. It’s been fun to watch those kids grow and go out there and compete.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 23, 2015

Mindaugas Kacinas lifts South Carolina past Hofstra, 94-84

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Mindaugas Kacinas might not want to leave the Virgin Islands. Given the way he’s played so far in the tropics, that’s completely understandable. Kacinas made 9 of 10 shots, finishing with 18 points and South Carolina reached the championship game of the Paradise Jam with a 94-84 win over Hofstra on Sunday night. Laimonas Chatkevicius and Michael Carrera each scored 17 points for the Gamecocks (4-0), who play Tulsa for the tournament title today. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 22, 2015

Tiffany Mitchell leads South Carolina past UCLA

LOS ANGELES — Tiffany Mitchell scored 17 points, including six in a deciding final run, and No. 2 South Carolina struggled mightily before pulling away late to beat UCLA 68-65 on Sunday night. Tina Roy also had 17 points for South Carolina (4-0), and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 12 rebounds even though the Bruins (2-1) effectively limited South Carolina’s size advantage with their 2-3 zone. Against a defense that repeatedly denied the entry pass, the Gamecocks committed 21 turnovers. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 21, 2015

Citadel stuns big brother USC in 23-22 win

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tyler Renew scored the winning touchdown with a 56-yard run up the middle as lower division The Citadel shocked South Carolina 23-22 on Saturday. The Gamecocks (3-8) hadn’t lost to a Football Championship Subdivision team in 25 years. The Bulldogs (8-3) beat them back then too. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 20, 2015

South Carolina assistant Everette Sands was on the other side when The Citadel sprung upset

South Carolina hasn’t lost to a lower division team in 25 years. But plenty of people in the stands today will remember the last shocking upset when the Gamecocks take on The Citadel. The Bulldogs beat South Carolina on a touchdown with 22 seconds left in 1990 in a 38-35 win. Gamecocks running backs coach Everette Sands remembers it well. He threw the block that allowed quarterback Jack Douglas to score. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 18, 2015

No. 2 South Carolina women top rival Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. — Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points to lead No. 2 South Carolina to a sluggish 67-41 win over Clemson on Wednesday night. The Gamecocks struggled at times against the Tigers’ zone, but started on a 33-9 run that carried it through the end of the third quarter. The Gamecocks were 7-of-25 on 3-pointers. Justice Wright scored 13 to lead Clemson. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 17, 2015

Gamecocks are in need of a victory against The Citadel

COLUMBIA — With his team’s first losing season since 2003 assured and a game against a lower division opponent coming up, interim South Carolina coach Shawn Elliott said Tuesday there is a simple motivation for the Gamecocks against The Citadel this weekend. “How many times have we went out there and celebrated a victory?” Elliott said. “So any opportunity to go out there and face a football team and get a win is going to feel good at this point.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 15, 2015

Second-ranked South Carolina too much for UNC Greensboro

COLUMBIA— A’ja Wilson had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks to lead another dominant showing by No. 2 South Carolina’s inside players in a 92-44 victory over UNC Greensboro on Sunday. Virginia transfer Sarah Imovbioh had 14 points and 11 rebounds while Coates added 12 points and seven boards to run past the much smaller Spartans. South Carolina put the game away early with a 30-6 run in the first and second quarters. NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 85, BUCKNELL 54 read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 14, 2015

Florida fends off feisty South Carolina

COLUMBIA — Coach Jim McElwain is glad his 11th-ranked Florida Gators are learning to succeed – by trying very hard. The latest example came Saturday when the SEC East champions held off a South Carolina rally for a 24-14 victory. “There’s something special about that because wins are hard to come by,” McElwain said. “I’m proud for our guys and proud for Gator fans out there who didn’t think much of this season, probably.” Now, the Gators are thinking big. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 14, 2015

No. 11 Florida holds off USC 24-14

  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jordan Cronkrite had two first-half touchdowns and Kelvin Taylor’s long run in the fourth quarter helped No. 11 Florida hold off South Carolina 24-14 on Saturday. The Gators (9-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) were up 17-0 heading to the fourth quarter, with the defense having allowed only 44 yards. read more

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