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Augusta Chronicle 6 hours ago

South Carolina coach Frank Martin has better feel for rivalry with Clemson

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Frank Martin has a better understanding of his school’s rivalry with Clemson after losing his first two matchups with the Tigers. Now he’s ready to feel what it’s like on the winning side of the series. Martin and the Gamecocks (5-3) will get the next chance against the Tigers (6-3) tonight. When Martin came from Kansas State after the 2011-12 season, he was accustomed to his rivalry games with Kansas also counting heavily in the Big 12 Conference chase so it took a bit to tap into the ferocity of this nonconference matchup. read more
Augusta Chronicle Dec 17, 2014

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier expects Mike Davis to turn pro

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said he expects running back Mike Davis to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft after the Gamecocks face Miami in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27. Spurrier said after practice Wednesday that he and Davis have discussed the running back turning pro on several occasions. read more
Augusta Chronicle Dec 8, 2014

South Carolina women remain No. 1 in basketball poll

A last-second putback kept South Carolina at No. 1 and dropped Duke out of the top 10 for the first time in six years. The Gamecocks trailed by four late to the Blue Devils on Sunday and appeared to see their run atop The Associated Press women’s basketball poll be a short one. But a 3-pointer by Tiffany Mitchell and a basket with 1.8 seconds left by freshman star A’ja Wilson gave the Gamecocks a 51-50 win and kept the team unbeaten and No. 1. It also dropped Duke out of the first 10 for the first time since Dec. 8, 2008. The Blue Devils fell to 13th. read more
Augusta Chronicle Dec 7, 2014

South Carolina to play Miami in Independence Bowl

Associated Press South Carolina will face Miami in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., on Dec. 27. The game will be televised by ABC.
Augusta Chronicle Dec 7, 2014

Top-ranked South Carolina women edge No. 9 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — With the game on the line, No. 1 South Carolina put the ball in the hands of its preseason All-American. It wound up going to the Gamecocks’ freshman star — and that turned out just fine, too. A’ja Wilson’s putback of Tiffany Mitchell’s miss with 1.8 seconds remaining lifted South Carolina past No. 9 Duke 51-50 on Sunday. read more
Augusta Chronicle Dec 6, 2014

Gamecocks rout previously unbeaten Cowboys in basketball

COLUMBIA — Something’s clicked the past few games for Duane Notice and it’s led to success for South Carolina. Notice had 20 points, his fourth straight game in double digits, as the Gamecocks ended cold-shooting Oklahoma State’s perfect start to the season with a 75-49 victory Saturday. Notice had a career high 27 points in South Carolina’s win at Marshall on Monday night. He and fellow guards Sindarius Thornwell and Tyrone Johnson locked down the Cowboy’s high-scoring backcourt to hold Oklahoma State to its fewest points in five seasons. read more
Augusta Chronicle Dec 1, 2014

Grounded Gamecocks cruise to victory

COLUMBIA — Don’t count on South Carolina to get too excited over its No. 1 ranking. A’ja Wilson scored 16 points and reigning Southeastern Con­ference Player of the Year Tiffany Mitchell had 14 in South Carolina’s 90-26 victory over North Carolina Central on Monday night, the first time the Gamecocks played at home as the top-rated women’s team. Throughout the romp, the South Carolina players were the same, loose, steady group that coach Dawn Staley has seen since practice started three months ago. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 29, 2014

No. 23 Clemson dominates Gamecocks

CLEMSON, S.C. — Long after Clemson had walloped South Carolina to end its longest losing drought in the rivalry series, a countdown clock was still running. The Tigers can turn it off now. No. 23 Clemson used relentless pressure and three freshmen combined to score all five touchdowns as it dominated the Gamecocks, 35-17, to win the Palmetto Bowl on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney installed the clocks to remind everyone involved with the football program that South Carolina had won five in a row in the series. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 29, 2014

South Carolna quarterback Dylan Thompson struggles on this trip to Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. — Dylan Thompson couldn’t replicate the magic he produced the last time he played at Memorial Stadium. South Carolina’s senior quarterback was harassed and hurried into a forgettable afternoon as the Gamecocks lost 35-17 to Clemson. In 2012, Thompson filled in for injured starter Connor Shaw and led the Gamecocks to a 27-17 victory over Clemson. In that game, he connected on 23 of 41 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 29, 2014

Tigers end five-game skid against Gamecocks

CLEMSON, S.C. — Artavis Scott had two long touchdown catches, Wayne Gallman ran for 191 yards and No. 23 Clemson ended a five-game losing streak to rival South Carolina with a 35-17 victory Saturday. The Tigers (9-3) hadn’t beaten the Gamecocks (6-6) since 2008, an unprecedented run of failure that overshadowed their 32-8 record the past three seasons. This time, Clemson showed off a perked up offense bolstered by the return of freshman starter Deshaun Watson at quarterback. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 28, 2014

Clemson has had enough of losing to South Carolina

Clemson hopes its five-year dry spell is coming to a close. The Tigers (8-3) have lost a school-worst five consecutive games to rival South Carolina (6-5). “We’ve never been part of a team owning somebody for five years, but we want to get that taste out of our mouths,” Clemson defensive tackle DeShawn Williams said. “Enough is enough. We have to make up our minds to just play.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 27, 2014

South Caroilna's win over Clemson in 1984 was one of the classics in the series

A furious comeback. A missed kick. The orange pants. And a symbolic gesture when it was all said and done. The 1984 Clemson-South Carolina football game seemingly had it all. The Gamecocks go for their sixth win in a row over the Tigers on Saturday, but success at Death Valley was anything but a given for South Carolina in the early 1980s. Before the hard-fought 22-21 win in 1984, South Carolina had not won on Clemson’s home field since 1970. In the 30 years since, the Gamecocks have posted a 6-7-1 mark and will go for three in a row Saturday at Death Valley. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 27, 2014

Top-ranked South Carolina routs Wisconsin in Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas — A’ja Wilson scored 11 points and Jatarie White added 10 to help No. 1 South Carolina beat Wisconsin 67-44 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam. It was South Carolina’s first game as the No. 1 team. The Gamecocks (4-0) will face No. 22 Syracuse today. After a sluggish start, the Gamecocks got going. They led 15-14 before going on a 16-4 run to close the half. South Carolina scored the first 10 points during the burst that was capped by Tina Roy’s 3-pointer. Michala Johnson scored 13 to lead the Badgers (1-3). read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

Clemson-South Carolina football rivalry dubbed The Palmetto Bowl

From Wire Reports Clemson and South Carolina have officially dubbed their yearly football game as “The Palmetto Bowl.” The schools announced the name Wednesday, three days before the No. 23 Tigers (8-3) play host to the Gamecocks (6-5) in the 112th meeting. South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said the name gives the game an identity that highlights the state, which is nicknamed the Palmetto State. read more
Augusta Chronicle Nov 25, 2014

South Carolina's defense hitting its stride at right time

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s defense and its line of NFL standouts the past five years are big reasons for the unprecedented run of success against rival Clemson. And while defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, safety D.J. Swearinger and cornerback Stephon Gilmore won’t suit up this time, the Gamecocks’ defense is finding that familiar form at precisely the right time to try for a sixth consecutive win over the 23rd-ranked Tigers (8-3) on Saturday. read more

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