Columbia SC

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

Kurtis Turner’s Strike Before Midnight Gives South Carolina a 1-0 Win in Opener vs. Belmont

Kurtis Turner’s Strike Before Midnight Gives South Carolina a 1-0 Win in Opener vs. Belmont

Gamecocks host Clemson on Tuesday at 7 PM Boxscore: South Carolina vs Belmont men’s soccer (PDF) COLUMBIA, SC August 30, 2014 – With a couple of ticks left before midnight, South Carolina sophomore midfielder Kurtis Turner blasted home a goal to send the Gamecocks (1-0-0) a winner in their season-opening match against Belmont (0-1-0) on Friday night in front of the fourth-largest crowd at a men’s match in Stone Stadium history. Turner drove home the winner from 25 yards away, polishing off a rebound from junior midfielder Ryan Arambula after his shot was blocked near the top of the box. The Gamecocks had many chances, firing 26 shots, with eight coming on goal, compared to Belmont’s five that never threatened […]

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No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks Topped by No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28

No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks Topped by No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28

Jones grabs career-high 113 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions Final Stats COLUMBIA, SC August 28, 2014 – No. 9 South Carolina saw its 18-game home winning streak end tonight to No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28 at Williams-Brice Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.  Aggie sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill passed for a school record 511 yards and three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for 366 yards and four touchdowns and senior wide receiver Nick Jones had a career-high 113 yards receiving and two touchdowns. On a third-and five on the opening drive, Hill stepped up in the pocket to create time and found an open Ricky Seals-Jones over the middle where he weaved his way […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Opens 2014 Season On Thursday Vs. Texas A&M

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Opens 2014 Season On Thursday Vs. Texas A&M

Kickoff set for 6 p.m. on the SEC Network South Carolina Gamecocks vs Texas A&M Aggies football Gamenotes (PDF) COLUMBIA, SC August 28, 2014 – The 2014 South Carolina football season gets underway Thursday, August 28, when the Gamecocks begin SEC action against Texas A&M. It’s the first gridiron meeting between the two schools. The 6 p.m. ET game will be televised nationally by the SEC Network with Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer in the booth and Kaylee Hartung and Maria Taylor on the sidelines. Westwood One has the national radio broadcast with John Sadak handling the play-by-play and Chris Doering providing the color commentary. Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Langston […]

South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

South Carolina Football Tuesday Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC August 26, 2014 – Tbe South Carolina football team is putting the finishing touches on their game preparations for the 2014 season opener. The No. 9 Gamecocks will host No 21 Texas A&M on Thursday, August 28. Game time is set for 6 p.m. ET at a sold-out Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Following Tuesday’s practice, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said that sophomore Jonathan Walton would get the nod at WILL linebacker over projected starter Skai Moore, although Moore would play early. “You just got to make sure he does what he was supposed to do when you ask him to do something,” said Ward of […]

New XYCAST Stadium Technology Delivers Rich, Interactive, Game-Time Content to College Football Fans

New XYCAST Stadium Technology Delivers Rich, Interactive, Game-Time Content to College Football Fans

Select Fans At Five Elite College Football Stadiums Will Be Chosen To Receive Custom Game-Time Content On Their Mobile Phones   ATLANTA, GA August 26, 2014 – Atlanta-based, XYCAST, is revolutionizing the live sports and entertainment industry. Starting this month, select sports venues will broadcast customized video highlights, photos, stats, play-by-play analysis, interactive games and more, via an app on a mobile phone. “This technology is the equivalent of an interactive personal jumbotron delivering a custom broadcast simultaneous to the live event,” says Bruce Cox, chief executive officer of XYCAST. “The XYCAST platform is valuable technology that teams and venue owners will use as a tool to enhance the fan experience before, during and after the game. Programming can be […]

South Carolina Gamecocks just days away from opener

South Carolina Gamecocks just days away from opener

Carolina Football Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC August 24, 2014 – The South Carolina football team continued preparations for Thursday’s season opener against Texas A&M by working out for two hours at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds” on Sunday afternoon. Linebackers coach Kirk Botkin said that the competition between T.J. Holloman and Kaiwan Lewis is still tight, with Holloman holding a slight edge. “He has just brought a little more of a physical presence,” said Botkin. “He’s always been really good in pass coverage and has some great ball skills. He’s just been a little bit more physical in his play and a little more consistent. Against spread teams, we like (Holloman) a little better. Kaiwan does a good job too. […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Men’s Soccer Fights for Tie at Furman, 2-2

South Carolina Gamecocks Men’s Soccer Fights for Tie at Furman, 2-2

South Carolina begins its regular season on Friday at home against Belmont GREENVILLE, SC August 23, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s soccer team came away with a 2-2 draw at Furman on Saturday night, the final exhibition match of 2014 for the Gamecocks. “Our team showed a lot of character tonight,” said Gamecock head men’s soccer coach Mark Berson, “coming from behind twice on the road against a good opponent. Again, we gave up a penalty, and we need to stop making mistakes that are costly for us. But the attacking power that we showed in the second half and the fight was exceptional. Overall, there is a lot for us to build from going into Friday night’s opener.” […]

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ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

Pirates Draw 883 Fans, Set New Stadium Attendance Record In Season Opener ECU vs SC Gamecocks women’s soccer BoxScore 08/22/2014 (PDF) GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – In front of a record crowd of 883 fans, the East Carolina women’s soccer team fell victim to a pair of set-piece goals as 14th-ranked South Carolina picked up a 2-0 victory on Friday evening at Johnson Stadium. The final attendance number tops the 853 total from the stadiums inaugural game on Aug. 19, 2011 against the Gamecocks.   “South Carolina is a very good team and they made us work defensively,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said after the game. “I thought we played a little nervous at times and our touches were […]

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Senior defender scores two set piece goals in shutout victory. Box Score | Printable Box Score GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – Senior centerback Taylor Leach netted a pair of second-half goals to give No. 14 South Carolina a 2-0 win in the season opener at East Carolina on Friday night in Johnson Soccer Stadium. The Gamecocks kept possession for most of the first half, and the few times the Pirates moved the ball into their attacking third, the South Carolina defense thwarted any opportunities.   In the ninth minute freshman Savannah McCaskill saw an excellent chance off a long ball from Christa Neary, firing a shot towards goal on a one-on-one opportunity. The ball hit the crossbar and bounced […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Volleyball Set for Garnet & Black Match

South Carolina Gamecocks Volleyball Set for Garnet & Black Match

COLUMBIA, SC August 22, 2014 — The South Carolina volleyball team will have the opportunity to play in front of Gamecock fans for the first time in 2014 on Saturday in its annual Garnet and Black Match. The scrimmage is set to begin at 3 p.m. at the Volleyball Competition Facility. Doors will open to the public at 2, and admission to the event is free. A meet and greet with the team will be held after the match, allowing fans to get autographs and pictures. South Carolina head coach Scott Swanson, who enters his fourth year at the helm of the program, has announced the rosters for the first set of the match. Freshman Allie Monserez (setter), junior Sarah […]