Catch up on the day’s buzz about the Gamecocks! In today’s edition: men’s soccer Alex Long honored with AgSouth athlete of the week; football remains 8th in BCS
standings after bye week; women’s basketball tickets available; get to know senior defensive end Devin Taylor; check up on this week’s home events; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge;and more!
Football. Gamecocks Remain 8th in BCS
Track & Field. Ready. Set. Rewind: Lashinda Demus
Men’s Soccer. Alex Long Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week
Women’s Soccer. Neary Named to SEC Community Service Team
Women’s Basketball. Women’s Hoops Single-Game Tickets and Family Four-Packs Available
VOTE FOR COCKY
Cocky just keeps winning! He’s 9-0 after another victory last week over Truman the Tiger from Missouri. This week he is taking on Maryland’s Testudo. Vote for Cocky daily in the Capital One Mascot Challenge! Go to http://www.capitalonebowl.com/vote or use the #CapitalOneCocky hashtag on Twitter to cast your vote.
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
Football: Week 11 in the SEC (ESPN SEC Blog)
Men’s Basketball: Anthony Grant’s biggest fan? It may be South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin (AL.com)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Razorbacks May Challenge USC After All (Columbia Free Times)
Football: Peters Becomes Hogs 4th Starter At Mike Linebacker (KNWA Arkansas)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Football: Alshon Jeffery closer to returning for Bears (SB Nation)
Keep up with updates on Gamecocks in the NFL here.
We can always count on the Gamecock Nation for their encouragement and support! Keep it up! Go Gamecocks!
I stay with my #Gamecocks pride no matter what!
– Nathan Howard (@nathanhoward18) November 6, 2012
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
South Carolina women’s basketball single-game tickets and Family Four-Packs are now on sale at the Colonial Life Arena box office and GamecocksOnline.com/tickets. Single-game tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for youth 12 and under. A Single-Game Family Four-Pack is available for all games and includes four general admission tickets, four drinks, four boxes of popcorn and four hot dogs for just $34.
Men’s soccer goalkeeper Alex Long has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week. Long played just one half against No. 25 Kentucky on Sunday, but the Gamecock netminder played a stellar 45 minutes in frame, posting a challenging four saves in the fifth Gamecock shutout of the season. Late in the contest Long was challenged with several shots, including some at point-blank range, that he was able to save. With just 11 minutes remaining in the match, Long posted a save on a strike from UK’s Matt Lodge over the crossbar, and another from Lodge from point-blank range just six yards from goal. The anchor of the defense, Long and the Gamecocks played solid the remainder of the match to secure the win.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today’s fan photo was sent to us by Jose Rivera. He is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. We appreciate the support from our troops stationed around the world and we look forward to their safe return home!
“This is a family picture we recently took living in Naples, Italy. There are more Gamecocks here than we expected!!”
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Include your name and any backstory. Some of the best submissions include Gamecock gear and showing your spurs!