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Columbia, SC: State capital and largest city in South Carolina. Home to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, the largest university in South Carolina.

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Ranked 9th by Coaches

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Ranked 9th by Coaches

Carolina Opens Fall Camp Friday COLUMBIA, SC July 31, 2014 – The University of South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released by USA Today. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks football (SEC) The Gamecocks, coming off their third-straight 11-2 campaign, received 1,009 points, including one first-place vote. Defending national champion Florida State was an overwhelming pick to repeat as national champions, collecting 56 of the 62 first place votes and 1,543 points overall. Alabama (1,455), Oklahoma (1,382), Oregon (1,314) and Auburn (1,271) round out the top five. Ohio State (1,267), UCLA (1,085) and Michigan State (1,050) begin the second five, just ahead of South Carolina. Baylor (965) rounds out the top 10. In […]

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Second Round of 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

Second Round of 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship Camden Country Club Camden, SC Round Two Results   CAMDEN, SC July 30, 2014 – Henry Shimp of Charlotte, North Carolina takes the lead upon conclusion of the second round of play in the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship. Shimp’s second round, 67, is the low round of the tournament. “I hit my approach shots closer today,” said Shimp, a rising junior in high school, when talking about his second round compared to his first round 72. Shimp’s good friend and golfing buddy, Nolan Mills of Charlotte, NC, will join him in the final grouping for the final round of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship hosted by Camden Country Club in Camden, SC. Mills […]

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Round One 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

Round One 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship Camden Country Club Camden, SC Round One Results   CAMDEN, SC July 29, 2014 – After one round of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys Championship hosted by Camden Country Club in Camden, SC only three players of the 130 man field managed to score under the par for the day. Christian Baliker of Simpsonville, SC fired a two under par 68, which included six birdies. “I putted the ball really well. The greens here are firm but once you putted the ball online it stayed online,” said Baliker after his round. John Freeman of Asheville, NC and Will Stewart of Charlotte, NC both finished at one under par 69 on the fair but punishing 6,300 […]

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South Carolina Gamecocks Fall Football Camp Schedule Announced

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall Football Camp Schedule Announced

2014 Football Gets Underway Friday, August 1 COLUMBIA, SC July 29, 2014 – The South Carolina Gamecock football team will open fall camp on Friday, August 1. The first week of practices, which are open to the public, will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bluff Road practice fields, across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football Players will not be available for autographs prior to, during or after the practices. Pets are not permitted on the practice fields. All fans and media attending the practices must stay behind the yellow rope. Cameras (still and video) are allowed to shoot the first 30 minutes of each open practice only. Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day is set for […]

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South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Fort Jackson

South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Fort Jackson

COLUMBIA, SC July 28, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team, along with head coach Frank Martin, spent time at Fort Jackson in Columbia today, holding an event for children at the Solomon Center. The community outreach is part of the “8K In 8 Days” campaign for Gamecock men’s basketball. The event opened with Major General Bradley Becker, the Fort Jackson Commanding General, addressing the crowd and introducing Martin. The team members were next introduced before Major General Becker presented Coach Martin with a gift. The over 250 children in attendance next split into groups and learned fundamentals of basketball, such as dribbling, stretching, lay-ups and more drills, with team members leadings the groups. Coach Martin spoke about why […]

CGA Announces 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

CGA Announces 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th CAROLINAS JUNIOR BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIPAT CAMDEN COUNTRY CLUB IN CAMDEN, SC – JULY 29-31, 2014 WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – The 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship will be held at the Camden Country Club in Camden, SC on July 29-31, 2014. 131 players have qualified for the 2014 Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship. The championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. The field will be reduced to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes. Boys will compete in one division. There are no age divisions. Trophies are awarded to the champion and the top 6 players. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has not reached his 19th birthday by July 31, 2014, who […]

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Morehead City Marlins drop wacky 19-8 ballgame to Columbia Blowfish

Morehead City Marlins drop wacky 19-8 ballgame to Columbia Blowfish

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 28, 2014 – The Marlins lost their second straight game Sunday—a 19-8 defeat at the hands of the Columbia Blowfish in a game that featured five home runs, five hit by pitches, a position player pitching, and relief pitchers batting. The Blowfish scored nine times in the eighth inning off relievers Scott Edge and Michael Barber, which made it a 17-5 game at the time. In that inning, Julian Santos left the yard with a grand slam to right field, his second home run of the day. Santos had not homered yet this season, but finished the night 2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, five runs scored and two walks. Erik Barber also went deep […]

Nikki McCray Inducted into Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

Nikki McCray Inducted into Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

KNOXVILLE, TN July 28, 2014 – South Carolina women’s basketball assistant coach Nikki McCray added another hall of fame induction to her accolades as the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame welcomed her as part of its Class of 2014 Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. She was honored for her outstanding career as a Tennessee Lady Vol as well as her professional and international highlights. “I’m really excited about being inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame,” McCray said. “I feel like it’s a reflection of my career starting at Tennessee playing for the great Pat Summitt and of all the people who have influenced my life. It is another great blessing, and I’m humbled to […]

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Dawn Staley, A’ja Wilson Open USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

Dawn Staley, A’ja Wilson Open USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO July 28, 2014 – South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley and incoming freshman A’ja Wilson began their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship as the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team began training camp on Sat., July 26, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Staley is the team’s head coach, while Wilson headlines a trio of USA Basketball gold medalists on the team, which is on a mission to secure a seventh-consecutive gold medal at the event. “I’m excited to finally start this journey with this versatile group of U18 players,” Staley said. “We will utilize our players in a way that will increase […]

South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Palmetto Children’s Hospital

South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Palmetto Children’s Hospital

COLUMBIA, SC July 25, 2014 – Members of the South Carolina men’s basketball team spent time visiting the Palmetto Children’s Hospital on Friday afternoon, signing autographs and playing with kids. The community outreach is part of the “8K In 8 Days” campaign for Gamecock men’s basketball. Sophomore guards Justin McKie and Duane Notice, and freshman forward TeMarcus Blanton attended the hour-long event. Playing several games with children and even stopping by a few rooms at the hospital to bring Happy Birthday wishes. Notice spoke about the community service event, and how it brings the team closer together to attend events like today’s. “It definitely warms my heart to see all of the kids in here today playing board games and […]

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