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Tigers take bite out of #Gamecocks in series opener 7-2 (AUDIO)

5th ranked USC gave up seven unanswered runs to Missouri Friday night in falling to the Tigers 7-2 in the opening game of the weekend series at Founders Park. The Gamecocks took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd on an RBI single by Brady Allen and a bases loaded wild pitch. That …

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(UPDATED with Ray Tanner press conference) #Gamecocks board finalizes two year extension for Martin with major changes to contract

USC men’s basketball coach Frank Martin, and the school’s board of trustees, Friday signed off on a revised contract which comes after weeks of political pressure to save Martin’s job. USC president Bob Caslen, according to sources, wanted to replace Martin after the season, but after some state senators implied funding for some university projects …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks Martin continues to dine at the portal buffet

USC basketball coach Frank Martin Wednesday added a second transfer piece to his reforming roster for 2021-22 in 6-7 AJ Wilson of George Mason. He’s the second transfer to announce plans to join Martin’s program following last Saturday’s commitment from 6-2 Chico Carter Jr. of Murray State. Wilson would be the 13th scholarship player on …

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Mark Kingston previews #Gamecocks next SEC series with Missouri (AUDIO)

USC lost a 10-inning game against North Carolina Tuesday night in Charlotte managing just three hits. But they’ve quickly flushed that game from their system and moved ahead to their next SEC weekend. That will start Friday night in Columbia against a Missouri team that’s 10-17 overall and 3-6 in the SEC, but it coming …

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Practice #5 in the books for #Gamecocks, Stepp and Gray update their positions; plus comments from some defensive guys (AUDIO)

The USC football team held spring practice #5 on Wednesday morning. They will knock off two more practices this week leaving them halfway thru their schedule leading up to the spring game April 24th. The Gamecocks will practice again Friday morning then hold a scrimmage on Saturday. Head coach Shane Beamer will next meet with …

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Tar Heels cool off #Gamecocks bats in 3-2 10 inning win (AUDIO)

North Carolina scored the go ahead run in the top of the 10th, and five Tar Heel pitchers limited USC to just three hits, in a 3-2 win in Charlotte Tuesday night. This was the fifth meeting of the teams in Charlotte and the fourth win for the Tar Heels. Each team scored a run …

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With Minaya out, a look at the #Gamecocks 2021-22 roster

The most veteran member of the USC basketball team, redshirt junior forward Justin Minaya, announced Tuesday he has put his name into the NBA Draft, but will not sign with an agent. He also has put his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal indicating a desire to look elsewhere if he withdraws from the Draft. …

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#STRecruiting: Newest #Gamecock basketball recruit Chico Carter Jr. on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Columbia native and Cardinal Newman graduate 6-2 Chico Carter Jr. is coming home to complete his college career. After two seasons at Murray State, Carter announced Saturday he will transfer to USC where he will have at least three years of eligibility. Carter averaged over 12 points per game last season and developed into an …

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#Gamecocks return to the practice field

The USC football team returned to on the field work Monday morning for their fourth practice of the spring. The Gamecocks used last week for off the field learning and weight training. They will also practice Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week. Saturday will feature the first scrimmage of the spring. Following Monday’s practice offensive …

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Allen, Sanders lead #Gamecocks to series clinching win at Georgia 5-1 (AUDIO)

Brady Allen hit a pair of home runs and drove in three, and freshman Will Sanders allowed one run over eight innings, as USC downed Georgia 5-1 in Athens Sunday to win that SEC series two games to one. It’s the Gamecocks’ first series win at Georgia since 2010. Allen led off the game with …

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#Gamecocks back on track with 13-7 victory over Dawgs (AUDIO)

The South Carolina offense lit up Georgia pitching, belting four home runs, en route to a 13-7 victory at Athens, Ga., Saturday. Defensive specialist George Callil ignited the Gamecocks attack with a two-run homer in the top of the second. Andrew Eyster followed with a two-run homer of his own to put Carolina up 4-1 …

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#STRecruiting: Former Cardinal Newman star transferring to #Gamecocks

USC basketball coach Frank Martin will have some holes to fill on his roster for next season, and one spot was taken on Saturday when 6-2 guard Chico Carter Jr. announced he will transfer from Murray State. Carter prepped at Cardinal Newman and signed with the Racers in 2019. “A lot of schools reached out …

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