Former #Gamecocks QB Phil Petty dies at age 43

Former USC QB and current assistant coach at Gray Collegiate, Phil Petty has died. The 43-year-old became ill on Wednesday and was hospitalized. He passed away on Thursday morning around 9:00 AM. The Boiling Springs standout was a three-year starter at quarterback and led the Gamecocks to back-to-back Outback Bowl victories against Ohio State in …

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Michigan baseball coach Erik Bakich reportedly headed to #Clemson

Clemson Athletics Director Graham Neff has decided on Erik Bakich of Michigan as the Tigers’ new baseball coach according to reports both locally, in Michigan and nationally. Bakich will replace Monte Lee who was fired at the end of this season. Columbia sports radio personality Teddy Heffner broke the news of the hiring Tuesday morning. …

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Talented #Clemson Wide Receiver set for operation, then NFL Draft

Story provided by Digital Content Zone Justyn Ross is heading for surgery to fix a stress fracture in his foot. Ross will miss the remainder of the college football season, and work to rehabilitate from the injury before preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft. Health concerns have impacted Ross’ draft pedigree. While he had the …

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#Gamecocks coaching search spit-blog December 6th and final

The University of South Carolina officially commenced the search for its 36th head football coach November 15th with the announcement that Will Muschamp had been relieved of his duties after 58 games. So, let the spit-balling begin. There’s nothing more common to a coaching search than the media and fans spewing out the names of …

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Dale Jr. set to get back behind the wheel at Darlington (AUDIO)

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. met with the media Friday at Darlington Raceway for the first time since he and his family were involved in a fiery plane crash in mid-August. Earnhardt said, “It’s good to be doing something normal. We’ve been taking some time to ourselves. Things have been very good. My wife loves to be …

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#Gamecocks lose tight end Pollard to neck injury

Senior tight end Kiel Pollard, who was expected to be a major contributor for USC again this season, announced today on Instagram he is having to give up the sport due to a neck injury he suffered in practice last week. Pollard stated in his post he thought he would be able to return within …

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#ACCKickoff: Dabo Swinney previews #Clemson (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been all smiles throughout yesterday’s Clemson Media Outing and Wednesday’s #ACCKickoff. He has everyone reason to be confident about repeating a the conference champions and pursuing his third national championship. Swinney did spend some time, however, discussing the trouble that divisional foe Syracuse has given his team the last …

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#ACCKickoff: Tanner Muse and John Simpson (AUDIO)

Clemson safety Tanner Muse and guard John Simpson joined Dabo Swinney Wednesday in Charlotte at the ACC Kickoff. Muse is entering his senior season with the Tigers and is expected to be one of the team’s defensive leaders while Simpson is anchoring an offensive line absorbing the loss of Mitch Hyatt. Since Muse was last …

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ACC Network will feature #Clemson Championship documentary

ACC Media Days in Charlotte kicked off with announcements regarding the new ACC Network. The network will launch August 22nd and will feature a Clemson documentary as part of its programming. Greatest Ever: The 2018 Clemson Tigers, a 30-minute recap of the National Championship winning Tigers will be a part of the programming exclusive to …

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Swinney and Radakovich look ahead to the Fall (AUDIO)

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney and Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich met with the media at the conclusion of the Clemson Media Outing and Media Olympics, Tuesday. Coach Swinney echoed his defensive coordinator’s thoughts on linebacker James Skalski from earlier in the day. Both Swinney and Brent Venables are excited to see Skalski in …

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#STRecruiting: #Clemson pulls TE away from Florida State

Long time Florida State fan TE Sage Ennis (6-4 225) of Tallahassee camped at Clemson earlier this month, earned an offer from the Tigers, and that changed his entire approach to his recruiting. Florida State is is rebuild mode, and Clemson is on top of the college football mountain. That’s too much for Ennis to …

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#STRecruiting Weekend Notebook (UPDATE Saturday Night)

USC commitment OL Issiah Walker visited UCF Saturday. He was at Florida Friday. 2022 WR Jaleel Skinner of Greer camped at USC Saturday and said he’s “real close” with USC. However, he doesn’t plan a commitment anywhere until his senior season. 2023 QB Raheim Jeter of Greer was offered by USC Saturday. He was in …

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#STRecruiting: Huge offensive lineman commits to #Gamecocks

OL Jazston Turnetine (6-8 340) of Hutchinson JC, KS and Ellenwood, GA has given USC an answer for its left tackle position for 2020 and ’21 with his commitment to the Gamecocks Sunday while on his official visit. Gamecock offensive line coach Eric Wolford offered Turnetine in February and the Gamecocks were the team to …

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#Gamecocks take care of business against Bulldogs 50-10 (AUDIO/VIDEO)

The “get right” games are now over for USC with their win over South Carolina State Thursday night at Williams-Brice Stadium. Five days after a 56-20 victory over Charlotte in which they rolled up over 500 yards, the Gamecocks overcame a stumble here and sputter there to put away their FCS opponents from Orangeburg 50-10. …

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Weather forces kickoff change for #CCU and Georgia Southern

The remnants of Hurricane Ian are forecasted to bring high winds and heavy rains to the SC coast on Friday into Saturday, and because of that threat, Coastal Carolina’s home football game with Georgia Southern will now kickoff at 7pm on Saturday, as opposed to the original 4pm start time. According to CCU, “in the …

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Boston is ready to do it again as #Gamecocks prepare to defend national championship (AUDIO)

The USC women’s basketball team officially went to work Wednesday to defend the national championship they won last spring in Minneapolis. Leading the charge will be senior power forward Aliyah Boston, last year’s SEC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, and the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year. Boston has worked …

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#STRecruiting: Bolden set for return visit to #Clemson this weekend; #Gamecocks also a strong factor in his recruiting

SAF/WR KJ Bolden (6-1 185) of Buford, GA is one of the top athletes in the nation for the 2024 class. Not only does he standout on the football field catching passes and roaming the secondary, he’s also a track athlete running the sprints and competing in the triple-jump. Bolden has family spread throughout the …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 9-29

Clemson offensive line coach Thomas Austin Wednesday night handed out another 2023 offer to a big Georgia offensive tackle he’s known about for a while. OT DJ Chester (6-5 305) is a teammate of Clemson commitment OT Zechariah Owens, so Austin has put eyes on him in the past, but until Wednesday night, the depth …

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#STRecruiting: Two official visits down for Harbor, no more until after his season

DE/TE Nyck Harbor of Washington, DC made his second official visit of the month last weekend with a stop at Michigan. The visit came two weeks after Harbor and his parents spent the weekend at USC. He came out of that visit with the Gamecocks excited about the possibilities for him in Columbia. Likewise, he …

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#Gamecocks women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley on Brittney Griner and her decision to cancel series with BYU (AUDIO)

The defending national champion USC women’s basketball team officially opened pre-season practice Wednesday afternoon. Earlier in the day it was learned East Tennessee State would be the season opening opponent on November 7th to replace the BYU game which was cancelled by coach Dawn Staley over claims by a Duke volleyball player that she was …

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SC State coach Buddy Pough believes his team is capable of coming to Williams-Brice Stadium and playing the #Gamecocks tough (AUDIO)

Road weary South Carolina State makes the 40-mile drive to Columbia tomorrow night for their second so-called “money game” of the season. The Bulldogs opened the season with a 56-10 loss at UCF. Since then, they have defeated Bethune-Cookman and lost to North Carolina A&T, both on the road. Their first home game won’t come …

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Jamey Chadwell prepares #CCU for the Eagles and the weather (AUDIO)

The Coastal Carolina football team is 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in Sun Belt Conference play following a 41-24 victory at Georgia State last Thursday. To remain unbeaten, CCU may have to beat two opponents this Saturday: Georgia Southern and “Mother Nature”. With the remnants of Hurricane Ian expected to roll through South Carolina …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks have the hometown advantage when it comes to 2024 WR/SAF Channing Goodwin

USC has moved into the competition for 2024 WR/SAF Channing Goodwin (6-1 165) of Charlotte, and it makes sense for the Gamecocks to be heavily involved for reasons other than Goodwin’s athletic skills. His dad is Jonathan Goodwin. His uncle is Harold Goodwin. Both were stars first at Lower Richland and later at Michigan and …

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Talking Tuesday: Beamer preps #Gamecocks for quick turnaround (AUDIO)

Head coach Shane Beamer and several Gamecocks players met with the media, Tuesday, just hours after it was announced that this week’s home game against SC State has been moved up to Thursday due to concerns over the impact of Hurricane Ida. South Carolina (2-2) is coming off its best offensive performance of the season, …

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Talking Tuesday: Dabo Swinney previews the top-ten matchup with NC State (AUDIO)

Clemson is coming off a road win over a ranked Wake Forest team to face 10th ranked NC State Saturday night in Death Valley. This will be the 27th top-ten match up in Clemson history. The Tigers are 14-12 in those games. For State, this will mark the first time they have played a top …

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