Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In a text to the team chaplain during Monday's birthday-get well ceremony, Marcus Lattimore told fans that he plans to return to football.
No. 21, Marcus Lattimore, celebrated his 21st birthday from a hospital room, but the students at USC gave him more than a few birthday wishes. In a special ceremony hosted on campus for the injured running back, head coach Steve Spurrier--along with Sen. Lindsey Graham and others--spoke highly of Lattimore and seemed optimistic about his return to football. Lattimore was able to watch the event live from his hospital room and sent text messages to the team chaplain. The last report stated that Lattimore suffered from a dislocated knee and injured ligaments in the USC-Tennessee game. Lattimore was also recognized by Gov. Nikki Haley. Haley issued a gubernatorial proclamation designating Monday, Oct. 29, as “Marcus Lattimore Day." Haley …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Was the injured player's birthday the right time to bring up a rivalry?
Steve Spurrier knows his audience. In speaking to thousands of USC students Monday afternoon, Spurrier launched into a series of back-handed compliments and outright insults at Clemson's head coach, Dabo Swinney. It started innocently enough: Swinney had spoken out about how highly he thought of Marcus Lattimore. Since the ceremony was in honor of Lattimore's birthday and recovery, Spurrier discussed the public figures who had wished him well. Although he never named Swinney, he alluded to Clemson in a way that the students clearly understood (as judged from the cheers.) "That school that used to beat us a lot and doesn't beat us much anymore," Spurrier said. "Usually when that coach talks about South Carolina, it's a bunch of garbage." …
The University of South Carolina will host a “Happy Birthday and Get Well Marcus” event Monday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. on the Horseshoe.
Fans of the University of South Carolina are invited to a celebration Monday night. The University will honor the school's standout running back Marcus Lattimore at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 on the Horseshoe of the campus. The school will celebrate Lattimore's birthday and wish him a speedy recovery, after he was injured in Saturday's game against Tennessee. The event is expected to last about 30 minutes. Speakers include student body president Kenny Tracy, university president Harris Pastides, Steve Spurrier and members of the Gamecock football team. Can't make the event? You can send Lattimore a birthday or get-well card in care of the university by addressing to Lattimore and sending it to this address: Rice Athletics Center 1304 Heyward …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Dabo Swinney responds to the Old Ball Coach's jabs about the Tigers' stadium.
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney responded Wednesday with jabs of his own after University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier knocked the Tigers' stadium, WYFF reports. Spurrier, speaking at a press conference about his team's matchup with LSU on Saturday, took aim at Clemson's Memorial Stadium, which shares the nickname "Death Valley" with LSU. "Most of our guys have never been to Death Valley," Spurrier said Tuesday. "That is the Death Valley, isn't it? Or is there another one? There's two of them. That's right there's two Death Valleys. Was LSU the first one or the second one? They were first? Oh, okay." Swinney responded Wednesday night after the Tigers practiced. "It's amazing people are interested in Clemson so much, but …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll is out. The Gamecocks are ranked No. 9, Clemson is ranked No. 14. Tell us who will have the better ranking at the end of the season. Vote in our poll and then tell us why in the comment section below.
It's the Gamecocks over the Tigers in the first USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll released Thursday. According to the poll, the Gamecocks are ranked No. 9 in the nation while the Tigers are ranked No. 14. The top five teams are LSU, Alabama, Southern California, Oklahoma and Oregon. See the Top 25 ranked teams. The Associated Press will release its 2012 preseason poll on Aug. 18. Is the poll correct? Do the Gamecocks deserve a higher ranking than the Tigers? Vote in our poll and then sound off in our comments section below.
Friday, July 13, 2012
A success on the baseball diamond, but does he have what it takes to lead USC to success in all sports? Vote in our poll and then leave a comment in the section below.
Update: 3:07 p.m. USC President Harris Pastides didn't have to look far to find a gem of an athletics director, as he already was manning the baseball diamond. Coach Ray Tanner was officially named the athletics director at the school on Friday afternoon. Vote in our poll below: Is Tanner the right person to lead USC athletics Tanner, 54, will begin his new duties on Aug. 2. “Sometimes you can search the world over for the perfect candidate and at times you know you have the right leader within your organization,” said Dr. Pastides. “For USC, we knew we had the right person on our team already. When Coach Tanner approached me two years ago and sought more administrative responsibilities, I clearly knew that this was an individual who was …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Announcement expected on Friday
Coach Ray Tanner could be the next athletic director at the University of South Carolina. Sources close to the deal have told The State newspaper Tanner is expected to be named to the top post at a press conference on Friday. Tanner, 54, would replace Eric Hyman, who resigned June 29 to accept the same job at Texas A&M. Tanner, 54, came to USC in 1997 and has a 738-316 record in 16 seasons with the Gamecocks. Tanner has led USC teams to 14 NCAA tournament appearances and six College World Series appearances and two National Championships. With Tanner's expected promotion, it could mean a promotion for Chad Holbrook, the paper said.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Greer native Michael Roth started spreading the good news via Twitter Monday.
USC's Michael Roth of Greer made it official and signed with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. WIS reported that Roth told friends and fans via Twitter, "Just signed my first contract (hopefully of many to come)! I'm officially an Angel!" Roth was 297th overall in the ninth round of this year's Major League Draft.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Players from throughout the state selected in top 15 rounds of the draft.
University of South Carolina senior pitcher Michael Roth of Greer, a former Riverside High School star, was picked Tuesday in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball first-year players draft by the Anaheim Angels. Roth has helped lead the two-time national championship Gamecocks into the NCAA Super Regional this weekend against Oklahoma. The Gamecocks are two wins away from another trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Roth is 6-1 with a 2.68 ERA this season. In 107 innings, he has allowed only 83 hits and opponents are batting .215. Roth was picked in the 31st round last year by the Cleveland Indians but chose to return to school in hopes of winning another championship and raising his stock as a prospect. He already has …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Greenville Drive is hosting the Hot Stove Event and silent auction from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the Huguenot Mill in downtown Greenville.
The Greenville Drive is hosting its annual Hot Stove Event and silent auction tonight at the Huguenot Mill in downtown Greenville. The meet and greet will begin at 5 p.m., according to the Drive's website. The newly named Boston Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine and University of South Carolina baseball standout Jackie Bradley Jr. will be signing autographs at the event. The event is free and is open to the public. For more information, visit the Drive's website.