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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Dawn Staley recaps #Gamecocks 65-52 win at Alabama (AUDIO)

Top ranked USC extended their winning streak to 27 games Sunday with a 65-52 win at Alabama. The Gamecocks led by just four in the third quarter, but they eventually gained control and stretched their lead to 48-35. Bree Hall led the Gamecocks in scoring with 18 points off the bench. Aliyah Boston recorded her …

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#STRecruiting: DT Champ Thompson commits to #Clemson

Clemson is used to winning championships. Late Saturday night, Dabo Swinney won the champ of Norcross, GA, better known as DT Champ Thompson (6-3 280). Thompson visited Clemson for the junior day Saturday and later put out on social media that he was now a Clemson commitment. Thompson sits among the nation’s elite when it …

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Georgia finally gets the #Gamecocks 81-78 in OT (AUDIO)

Athens, GA: South Carolina’s school record 12 game winning streak over Georgia ended Saturday night at Stegeman Coliseum amidst a flurry of turnovers, fouls and missed shots in the game’s final 25 minutes. The Gamecocks fell to the Dogs in overtime 81-78 in front of a capacity crowd of over 10,000 fans, their first loss …

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And 1: Hunter flexes on FSU and lifts #Clemson to 82-81 victory (AUDIO)

Florida State had no. 24 Clemson on the ropes in the waning moments at the Tucker Center, Saturday, leading by a basket with just ten seconds left on the clock. But that proved to be more than enough time for Chase Hunter to go the length of the floor, beat his man off the dribble, …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks keep it rolling for 2024 class with addition of LB Wendell Gregory

The hot recruiting start for Shane Beamer and USC in the 2024 recruiting season continued Friday afternoon with a public commitment on social media from LB Wendell Gregory (6-4 220) of Marietta, GA. Gregory, whose birthday also was Friday, was a heavily recruited prospect whose offers also included Tennessee, Southern Cal, Auburn, North Carolina, Missouri, …

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#STRecruiting: CB Omillio Agard excited about Saturday’s visit to #Clemson

Saturday will be Clemson’s major junior day event for January and the Tigers are bringing in around 25 of their top targets for the 2024 class. One of those is highly regarded CB Omillio Agard (6-0 170) of Philadelphia. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and corners coach Mike Reed made Agard one of their early …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks go overseas with a pair of offers

USC basketball coach Lamont Paris is starting to look overseas for talent. Last weekend Paris offered a pair of prospects who play for the Omnia Basketball Academy in Finland, 6-3 Morris Ugusuk and 6-0 Okku Federiko. According to Ugusuk, Paris became familiar with him and his teammate when Federiko’s brother, who is now at Pitt, …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 1-28

Yet another top USC target is set to make his commitment announcement Friday. LB Wendell Gregory (6-4 220) of Marietta, GA plans to post his decision on social media at 4:30 PM. Gregory has been sitting on his decision for nearly two weeks after narrowing his focus to USC, Tennessee and Missouri. Gregory attended the …

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#STRecruiting: How did the #Gamecocks in-home with Nyck Harbor go? Here’s the latest!

Shane Beamer led a contingent of USC coaches into the home of TE/DE Nyck Harbor of Washington, DC Wednesday night. Beamer was the last of three head coaches to visit with the family that night following Mike Locksley of Maryland and Mario Cristobal of Miami. Earlier in the week Dan Lanning of Oregon and Jim …

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#STRecruiting: Northwestern WR Elijah Caldwell commits to USC #Gamecocks

Northwestern WR Elijah Caldwell (6-1 190) is the latest standout from South Carolina’s football city, Rock Hill, to commit to USC. Caldwell announced his commitment today picking the Gamecocks over NC State. Caldwell originally committed to West Virginia but decommitted in December. Some of Caldwell’s other offers were from Georgia Tech, Purdue, East Carolina, Duke, …

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#Gamecocks baseball coach Mark Kingston previews upcoming season (AUDIO)

College baseball practice across the country begins on Friday and at USC the excitement level is running high. The Gamecocks suffered through a losing season in 2022. In the offseason, coach Mark Kingston brought in former Clemson coach Monte Lee as an assistant, and he hit the transfer portal hard. The Gamecocks also got healthy …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 1-26

Northwestern WR Elijah Caldwell will make his college commitment announcement Thursday afternoon according to Trojans coach Page Wofford. Caldwell is not holding a ceremony but will just post his decision on social media between 1-2 PM according to Wofford. Caldwell made his decision between USC and NC State. He visited the Gamecocks last weekend and …

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