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Staff Writer for Garnet and Black Attack, the South Carolina Gamecocks community on SB Nation.

Attended my first USC game in '87.

Married into a Pittsburgh family and was forced to convert to the Black and Gold.

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Clemson 64 Carolina 55: Hard Loss on the Hardwood


We couldn't get it done against Clemson in hoops. What does it mean for Martin and his Garnet and Black roundballers?

SECCG Bombast and Bowl Selection Sunday Broadsides


Weighing in on the news of the day, the USC Way!

Coaching Carousel: It's the Silly Season again.


What does it mean for South Carolina football? Let's take an in-depth look.

College Gameday is coming to Columbia! Really!


Hold the presses - Chris, Kirk, Desmond and Coach will broadcast ESPN's College Gameday from Columbia, South Carolina. (Updated)

Desmond Ringer commits to Frank Martin


Frank Martin hasn't coached his first game at South Carolina, but is already succeeding on the recruiting trail.

South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball: Sindarius Thornwell - And then there were two.


In what I would consider pretty shocking news, Sindarius Thornwell - formerly of Lancaster, South Carolina and now attending Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia - has made two very...

The Feed Pail: September 24, 2012 - Psstt!! Media Blackout!! Pass it on!!


TFP - Dynamite's in the belfry playin' with the bats. Gamecock Football ESPN SEC Blog: SEC helmet stickers: Week 4 and What we learned in the SEC: Week 4. Well-deserved national recognition...

South Carolina 31 Missouri 10 - Who was the Player of the Game? Plus Gameballs, helmet stickers and notes.


The Weedeater Bowl is avenged! Connor Shaw is vindicated! And the Special Teams are heard from (in a good way). Missouri will win a lot of games in the SEC - bank on it. They're a good fit for...

Gamecock Football Recruiting: Can we make lemonade out of UGA's lemon with Kelsey Griffin?


You have to feel sorry for Kelsey Griffin of Hoschton, Georgia. Who is Kelsey Griffin you might ask? Only a consensus four-star defensive tackle prospect. He's not someone we've talked about...

South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball: And now a word about Frank Martin's recruiting of Sindarius Thornwell


We take this regularly scheduled break from football talk to remind you that (a) yes, South Carolina still has a men's basketball team; (b) we're now just twenty days from the start of basketball...

The Feed Pail: September 21, 2012 - Like James Franklin, TFP is also almost sympton free. Except they were different symptons - on further thought, never mind.


***UPDATED*** TFP - You don't know how you move me, deconstruct me and consume me. Gamecock Football Garnet Report: Randall’s History Lesson: Missouri. A look back at our last two meetings with...

WIS: Connor Shaw to Start Against Missouri


After what I saw against UAB, I am having trouble accepting that this is the right decision. But then again the man making the call is bound for the College Football Hall of Fame, while I'm a mere blogger who should get back to work.

The Feed Pail: September 17, 2012 - "Up in the air."


TFP - Signs in the street that say where you’re going, are somewhere just being their own. Gamecock Football The Sporting News: We're # 7 in the A.P. sportswriter's poll and # 8 in the USA Today...

South Carolina Gamecocks Football: Start Dylan Thompson against Missouri


If Connor Shaw told me something, I'd believe it. Anything. Except one thing, that is. I don't believe him to be an accurate reporter of whether he's 100%. Now let me be crystal clear. I'm...

Saturday Afternoon Open Thread


It's Saturday in the South. That means you're watching college football. Who's up for sounding off about the day's games before UAB and USC face off tonight? This is your place!

South Carolina Basketball: Analyzing the 2012 Schedule Part 3


This year, the second Friday in October falls on October 12. For a lucky few of you, that will be the day you board your flight down to the Big Easy so you can watch the football team play LSU...

The Feed Pail: September 14, 2012 - Game Time Decisions Part Deux


TFP - Like a game show contestant, with a parting gift, I could not believe my eyes. Gamecock Football Spur of the Moment: Spurrier says on radio show that Connor Shaw will be game-day decision...

Steve Spurrier is the rightful "Dean of SEC Coaches"


As he approaches the 200 career win mark as a college head football coach, there is one accolade that rightfully belongs to Steve Spurrier - Dean of the SEC Coaches. Despite twelve years at Florida...

The Feed Pail: September 12, 2012 - Are the Gamecocks a mixed bag?


TFP - Over in the corner, causing a commotion. Gamecock Football O'Burg Times & Democrat: A.P. writer Jeffrey Collins says Spurrier makes light of 200th win, but he’ll be in select company. Ron...

The Feed Pail - September 10, 2012 - Are we seeing vintage Spurrier?


TFP - I told her, "It's an ill wind blows no good." Gamecock Central: Scott Hood says Vintage Spurrier proves point. Read it all. Spur of the Moment: Highlights of Spurrier's Sunday call -- Shaw...

Former USC quaterback Allen Mitchell dead at 48


This is sad news. Mitchell lettered at Carolina from 1983 to 1985, and was an integral part in the great 1984 "Black Magic" season - where he platooned with Mike Hold to lead the Cocks to a 10-2 record. He is survived by his wife and two children. Please keep them all in your prayers.

Gamecocks # 8 in the AP Poll


The Gamecocks moved up to # 8 in the latest A.P. poll, and for a second straight week kept the # 9 slot in the USA Today coach's poll. Other ranked SEC teams (with USA Today rankings in [ ]) are: Alabama 1 [1]; LSU 3 [2]; Georgia 7 [7]; Florida 18 [17] and Tennessee 23 [NR]. Former # 8 Arkansas tumbled out of both polls following the Hogs' OT loss to University of Louisiana-Monroe. Razorback fans - many who have complained vociferously over the preseason whenever Carolina ever received *any* notice ahead of them (be it a poll, player rankings or a "best" unit listing) - now have sole possession of "number two" - i.e., the second biggest poll drop since App State beat then # 5 Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2007. All is not totally lost, however: the Hogs are still # 21 in the USA Today poll. How about the 'lowly' Eastern Division? Half the squads are in the top 25, and Missouri likely isn't far behind. Vanderbilt had some rough luck at Northwestern (that's what you get for selling out the whole fall camp preparing for us, Coach Franklin), but they're going to beat somebody they shouldn't this season. Or maybe two or three.

The Feed Pail: September 9, 2012 - Say After Me: There is no quarterback controversy at Carolina. There is no quarterback controversy at Carolina. There is no ...


TFP - Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there. Gamecock Football Gamecocksonline: I know a lot of you aren't big Andy Demetra fans, but I really like his "Inside the Chart" - with some...

South Carolina 48 - East Carolina 10: Post-Game Open Thread & Some Attaboys


Congratulations Gamecock fans. We'll be breaking down the tape starting later this evening but for the rest of the afternoon we can all enjoy Carolina's big 48-10 win over the East Carolina...

The Feed Pail: September 8, 2012 - Beat ECU!


TFP - I'm coming home. Gamecock Football Gamecocksonline: Game Day Information and Thursday's Practice Report. Kick-off at 12:21 on the SEC Network (check local listings here). Spur of the...

The Feed Pail: September 6, 2012 - When they same "Game Time" decision does it mean they've already decided?


TFP - Always took candy from strangers. Spurs Up Blog: "What Channel is the Game On?" ECU Edition. CBS Sports: Preview: East Carolina Pirates at No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks. Instant Radio...

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