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#Gamecocks put historic win behind them with the “24-hour rule” (AUDIO)

Several Gamecocks players met with the media just days after pulling off a monumental upset in Athens by knocking off third-ranked and previously unbeaten Georgia. But according to seniors Javon Kinlaw, Tavien Feaster, TJ Brunson and others, the “24-hour rule” was in effect and South Carolina is no longer in celebration mode. Center Donnell Stanley …

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Talking Tuesday: Muschamp expects #Gamecocks to prepare the right way following emotional victory (AUDIO)

Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp held his weekly press conference, Tuesday, to address how his team is preparing for another top-10 opponent following an emotional double-overtime victory in Athens. The Florida Gators, Muschamp’s former team, is in the third leg of a difficult stretch that started with a win over Auburn and will finish in …

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Sunday Review: #Clemson has plenty to clean up ahead of Louisville according to Swinney (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the media during his weekly teleconference following his team’s dominant 45-14 win over division rival Florida State. After dismantling a once proud program, Saturday, Swinney has turned his attention inward, “You watch the tape and there’s so much we’ve got to improve on. There’s a lot of stuff we’ve …

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#Clemson puts Florida State to bed early, 45-14 (VIDEO/AUDIO)

Clemson wasted little time in asserting its dominance over Florida State in a 45-14 victory, Saturday. Looking refreshed after an open date, the Tigers stormed to a 28-0 halftime lead behind three passing touchdowns from Trevor Lawrence. Two of those first-half scores went to Justyn Ross and another to Travis Etienne. Lawrence finished with 170 …

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#Gamecocks preparing for fast and physical Bulldogs (AUDIO)

Several South Carolina players met with the media this week to discuss the challenges presented by Georgia’s rough and tumble style of play. For some Gamecocks, the Georgia game takes on a special meaning. Linebacker Ernest Jones is from Waycross, Georgia, and grew up in the shadow of the “G.” “I did not like Georgia …

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Talking Tuesday: #Gamecocks have uphill climb in Athens (AUDIO)

Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp addressed the media, Tuesday, ahead of South Carolina’s sixth game of the season. After breaking a losing streak to Kentucky and an open date, the Gamecocks are looking to end another streak, having lost four consecutive games to Georgia. Making the task even more daunting, South Carolina will be making …

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Brownell adjusting style to suit deeper #Clemson roster (AUDIO)

Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell addressed the media, Wednesday, and laid out his expectations for a revamped roster that includes seven newcomers. Clemson won 20 games last season behind the scoring of guard Marcquise Reed (19.4 ppg), but Reed has departed and according to Brownell, the no. 1 scoring option in this new group of …

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Sunday Review: Muschamp likes seeing #Gamecocks get physical (AUDIO)

Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp addressed the media via teleconference a day after South Carolina‘s 24-7 victory over Kentucky. The win broke a five-game skid to the Wildcats and was sorely needed to keep bowl hopes alive. Coach Muschamp named running backs Rico Dowdle and Tavien Feaster the offensive players of the game as they …

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#Clemson slips to No. 2 in polls after close call in Chapel Hill, Tide reclaims top spot

Clemson is off to a 5-0 start and has won 20 consecutive games, but its less than convincing 21-20 victory over North Carolina didn’t impress voters enough to keep the Tigers atop the polls. Clemson was edged by Alabama in the Coaches‘ Poll despite receiving more first-place votes (30-29). It’s the first time this season …

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#Clemson withstands Tar Heels’ charge (VIDEO/AUDIO)

Clemson needed to thwart a 2-point conversion and withstand an onside kick to escape Chapel Hill 21-20, Saturday. The Tigers fell behind 7-0 in the game’s opening moments and fought uphill much of the afternoon. Clemson’s offense churned out only 331 yards and struggled to find its rhythm. The Tigers weren’t able to capture the …

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#Gamecocks focused on 2019 Kentucky, not the streak (AUDIO)

South Carolina leads the all-time series with Kentucky 17-12. But none of those wins have come since 2013 and memories of victories under Lou Holtz (2000-04) and Steve Spurrier (2005-09, 2011-13) seem distant now. For many Gamecock fans, it’s not just that South Carolina has dropped five straight to the Wildcats, it’s the manner in …

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Talking Tuesday: Muschamp says internal pressure is greater than external pressure #Gamecocks (AUDIO)

Will Muschamp addressed a number of topics, including the pending transfer of safety Jamyest Williams, during his weekly press conference. Muschamp answered questions on Williams curtly, saying only that he “loved coaching Jam” and “supported him 100 percent.” Muschamp also touched on the lack of running game in the loss to Missouri. While Muschamp would …

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