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Please don't do the following things on the 'net


In our semi-regular off-season feature of things we like, we pivot into things we don't like - social media faux paus that leave us cringing every time we see them.


What school record did the 2013 Gamecocks break?

The 2013 Gamecock offense broke another school record, though nobody noticed until today.

Spurrier remains undefeated at Media Day

The Head Ball Coach once again put on the most entertaining performance of the SEC coaches assembled in Hoover for SEC Media Days.

Gamecocks arrive in Hoover


No word on why it's considered a reward to travel to Hoover, AL, but the SEC is a weird place with weird rules. Also, as someone who normally doesn't mind flying, not sure I'd be thrilled on that plane. Coverage coming once the guys take the microphones.

What pop culture item gets you through to fall?


We all find ourselves doing different things during the summer months to help pass the time until the fall. This week, we discuss our favorite pop culture comfort foods.

Things We Like: Funny Internet Stuff


We compiled a list of our favorite things on the internet because it's a Friday in the offseason and what else do we have to do today?

#tbt: Gamecocks finally win in Knoxville, 16-15

The 2005 Gamecocks set out to do something never done by a South Carolina football team in the program's over 100 years - beat Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. In a nip-and-tuck game on a cold night...

Gamecock basketball player arrested

James Thompson was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated battery and domestic abuse by battery.

Former Gamecock heads to Brazil for World Cup


Brad Guzan finds himself in the role of back-up goalkeeper for the United States as they prepare themselves for the 2014 World Cup, which opens for them on June 16 against Ghana.

Robert Carter commits to Maryland


The Gamecocks miss out on both former five-star recruits that considered transferring to Carolina this off-season. Given the assumption that Carlton Geathers will not return to the team next season, the 13-man roster for the 2014-15 season now appears set.

Greiner, Montgomery likely selections on Day 2


Some key pieces of the 2014 South Carolina baseball team will learn the team where they will begin their professional careers today during Day 2 of the MLB Draft.

Gamecock Retrospective: The 2000 win over Georgia

In the second game of the 2000 season, South Carolina fans felt relieved they'd finally gotten a win. Little did they expect they'd soon notch a victory over

SEC SIDs pick Gamecocks as SEC East champions


The conference's sports information directors selected South Carolina as their choice to represent the SEC East in Atlanta this December.

Gamecocks to add two permanent opponents in hoops


The SEC announced a change to its scheduling format last week at its league meetings in Destin, Florida. That means South Carolina now needs to find two new permanent rivals in addition to Georgia...

Danuel House commits to Texas A&M


The Gamecocks miss out on the chance to add a former five-star small forward, as he decided to stay near Houston and attend Texas A&M. Thus, Gamecock fans will get to watch House play next season, just not in the garnet and black. He'll be immediately eligible and have two years to play two. The Gamecocks continue to pursue former five-star recruit Robert Carter Jr. from Georgia Tech. If he joins, he'll need to sit out the 2014-15 season. After that, he'll have two seasons of college eligibility remaining.

South Carolina gives away outs, game in 8th inning


Chad Holbrook bunted Grayson Greiner in the 8th inning last night, ultimately leaving the game in the hands of freshman Gene Cone. Twelve months after making the same mistake with Joey Pankake, his...

Today, a team goes home, a team advances to finals


The Camels and Monarchs start the day trying to keep their respective seasons alive. The Gamecocks and Terrapins square off in the nightcap, with both trying to advance to the championship round of...

James Thomspon commits to South Carolina

The Gamecocks land their fourth commitment of 2014 and their first post player of the recruiting cycle.

Former five-star recruit visits Columbia

Former Georgia Tech post player Robert Carter Jr. plans to stop by campus this weekend as he considers whether to transfer to South Carolina to continue his playing career.

Bruce Ellington signs with 49ers


Bruce Ellington inks a 4-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers today. He also shows off an interesting taste in writing utensils.

The Final Cockdown: No. 93, Deon Green

Deon Green tries to break into the starting lineup during his redshirt sophomore season.

Gamecocks host Terps, Monarchs, and Camels


The Gamecocks host the Maryland Terrapins, Old Dominion, and the Campbell Camels in Columbia this weekend as they seek to return to the super regionals for the fifth-straight season.

Buy the Gamecock basketball court for $98,000


An entrepreneurial poster on Craigslist offers a priceless item for the Carolina fan that truly needs to have everything - the basketball court used in the Frank McGuire Arena and Colonial Center...

Gamecocks add Cyclones to schedule


South Carolina will take on Iowa State in Brooklyn next season.

Tennessee and Mizzou changes opens door for 'Cocks


South Carolina football reached a plateau under both Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier because of the strength of the rest of the SEC, until it seized the opportunity that came with the struggles of...

Should we ignore things defenses can't control when rating them?


Dan Hanner builds on an e-mail I wrote him discussing whether rating systems should consider 3-point percentage defense or free-throw percentage defense when they rate teams. In my e-mail to Dan, I focused on a specific example - North Dakota State. If you're interested in the details, here's the relevant portion of that e-mail excerpted below: In 2013, NDSU allowed 26.2 free throws per effective (non-turnover) possession, and that number ticked up slightly to 28.7 per 100 in 2014. Yet the difference in "free throw defense" came from the FT% of its opponents, which moved from 69.6% to 75.3%. While in 2013 NDSU gave up about the number of points you would expect from the line given its defensive capabilities, in 2014 it gave up 1.7 more points per 100 possession thanks solely to FT shooting by its opposition, completely out of its control. The same story with 3s, though that requires a belief in Pomeroy's theory on the topic. You'd have expected the opposition to score 11.9 points per 100 effective possessions on 3s against NDSU in 2014, but they scored 13.2. That's another 1.4 points outside their control (rounding). Add it up, and that's a 3.1 point swing in 2014 based on luck, not talent. Take 3.1 points off their defensive rating, and you get to a fair defensive rating of 100.0 points per 100 possessions, which would rate 74th in Pomeroy. If you did the same exercise for 2013 and strip out the Bisons' good fortune, you'll get a fair defensive rating of 70th. Basically the same as their fair rating in 2014.

Jaylen Shaw transfers from South Carolina

The freshman point guard from Hartsville decides to ply his trade elsewhere next season.

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