August 21, 2014

USC edges Auburn in opening game of series

Michael Roth (file photo)

The second ranked USC baseball team scored a run in the ninth to edge Auburn 2-1 Friday night in front of 8,016 fans at Carolina Stadium. Scott Wingo drove in the winning run with one out in the ninth to give the Gamecocks their 15th SEC win of the season.

AUDIO: Ray Tanner postgame presser

Michael Roth gave USC another quality start on the mound. He gave up seven hits in his eight innings of work. He allowed just one run and struck out six. He threw 124 pitches and ended up with a no-decision. John Taylor threw 11 pitches in the top of the ninth and earned his fourth win of the season (4-1) on the mound.

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NFL Draft: Clemson 2nd round notes

Bowers was the third and final Tiger drafted Friday

Here are some Clemson draft notes compiled by Tim Bourret.  He’s not one of the best SIDs in the business for nothing folks:

Clemson had three players selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft on Friday night. Defensive Tackle Jarvis Jenkins was named as the 41st selection by the Washington Redskins, defensive back Marcus Gilchrist was chosen with the 50th pick by the San Diego Chargers and defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was the 51st selection of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Below are some notes on the Clemson selections.

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SportsTalk Rewind 4.29.11: In The Pits

Every Friday, SportsTalk makes it a point to get ahold of Frank Kerr, Crew Chief of the #47 car, driven by Bobby Labonte.  Frank is our guy when it comes to what NASCAR fans can expect heading into the upcoming race, and getting you inside the pits.

AUDIO: Frank Kerr

This week, the Sprint Cup boys are headed to Richmond International Speedway for the “Crown Royal Presents: The Matthew and Daniel Henson 400″.  Juan Pablo Montoya is on the pole, with Regan Smith in the two spot.  The “Official racecar of SportsTalk” is sitting pretty in the 12 position, looking for a good showing.  Considering this is Frank’s “favorite racetrack to come to”, we feel good about our chances.

SportsTalk Rewind 4.29.11: Braves Report

All season long SportsTalk is committed to bringing you comprehensive coverage of the Atlanta Braves.  Our friend, Mike Morgan, of the Braves Radio Network, joins us to talk all things Braves.

AUDIO: Braves Report

Tonight’s report was a little less baseball, and a little more TMZ.  Sunday’s scheduled Starting Pitcher, Derek Lowe, was arrested for suspicion of DUI, and apparently taking his Porsche for a spin just a little over the speed limit in downtown Atlanta.  As if this weren’t enough of an off-field distraction, Pitching Coach, Roger Mcdowell, has been put on administrative leave for allegedly making unbecoming gestures towards some fans, earlier in the week.

Brad Brownell gets contract extension

Brownell led Clemson to the NCAA Tournament in his first year

Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips announced Friday that Head Basketball Coach Brad Brownell has agreed to a contract extension that will add a year to his previous contract and enhance his compensation package by 33 percent to over $1.2 million per year. His contract now runs through the 2016-17 season

“We could not be more pleased with what Coach Brownell and his staff accomplished in his first year,” said Phillips. “He did a great job assembling a tremendous staff. I have worked with a National Championship program at Arkansas and a Final Four program at Oklahoma State, and I believe this staff is as good as I have been around. I was impressed with Brad in every phase of the program this year.”

Clemson finished Brownell’s first year with a 22-12 record, including a 9-7 ledger in the ACC. He established Clemson coaching records for total wins and ACC wins by a first-year coach. His nine ACC wins tied for the third most in league history for a first-year head coach, and the figure was four more ACC wins than any other first year Clemson head coach. The .647 overall winning percentage was the best by a first-year Clemson coach since the 1920-21 season.

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