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Stronger, faster Samuel ready for return

COLUMBIA - After being sidelined for most of last season with a broken leg in the team's third game against Kentucky, standout South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel is ready to step back on the gridiron this Saturday against Coastal Carolina at … more

Back to the drawing board

COLUMBIA - The Georgia Bulldogs presented a host of problems for the South Carolina football team on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium, but must notably was the Gamecocks' struggles to stop the Bulldogs on the defensive side of the ball in the … more

South Carolina confident after earning consecutive conference wins

COLUMBIA - South Carolina has finally won consecutive games this year, something the Gamecocks believe has given them a jolt of confidence that will help them the rest of the season. "It's all a confidence thing," quarterback Jake Bentley said. … more

Clemson transfer Belk can play immediately at USC

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina says highly touted freshman defensive lineman Josh Belk has been declared eligible to play immediately and doesn't have to sit out a year under NCAA transfer rules. Belk graduated from high school in December and … more

Gamecocks hope early season woes fixed during bye week

COLUMBIA - The first half of the season has not gone the way South Carolina had expected. The Gamecocks believe there's still plenty of time left to turn things back in the winning direction. "We're not where we want to be. We know that we can … more

South Carolina cruises past Norfolk State

COLUMBIA (AP) - Senior guard Hassani Gravett and freshman guard A.J. Lawson scored 18 points apiece and South Carolina whipped Norfolk State 81-64 Tuesday night in its final tuneup before the conclusion of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame … more

South Carolina rallies from 12 down to beat Vols 27-24

South Carolina rallies from 12 down to beat Vols 27-24 By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jake Bentley lay on the field after a hard hit on his game-tying two-point … more

Gamecocks struggling with up-tempo attack

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's offense was supposed to be a highly efficient, quick moving machine this season. Instead, the Gamecocks' attack has been sluggish in South Carolina's two biggest Southeastern Conference games so far. Everyone agrees … more

No. 24 South Carolina eager for showdown with No. 3 Georgia

COLUMBIA - South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley is excited about his team's new, fast-paced offense. He believes the 24th-ranked Gamecocks will be able to move the ball effectively this week against No. 3 Georgia. Bentley passed for a … more

QB Bentley looks past boos to try and help Carolina win

COLUMBIA - In football, if a team is struggling on offense the most popular person on the field is likely to be the backup quarterback. University of South Carolina starting quarterback Jake Bentley, returning to the field after sitting out the … more

Gamecocks fall flat in 24-10 loss to Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For one half, No. 17 Kentucky's offense showed the intensity that helped earn its first Top 25 in nearly 11 years. When things sputtered afterward against South Carolina, the Wildcats' defense rose to the challenge with clutch plays … more

Carolina looking ahead, not back at Georgia

COLUMBIA - South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has an additional job this week. While preparing for South Carolina's upcoming game against Marshall, Bentley is making sure teammates have put last week's loss to Georgia behind them. "I … more

Stony Brook gets 2nd stunner in 83-81 win over South Carolina

COLUMBIA (AP) - Stony Brook coach Jeff Boals told his team if they played with no fear, they could knock off South Carolina. So his Seawolves drove at the Gamecocks, beat them to rebounds and loose balls and pulled off their second big upset of … more

No. 19 Gators beat South Carolina 35-31

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Feleipe Franks placed his index finger across his lips after both touchdown runs, sending a message to a home crowd that booed him earlier. After the second one, there was nothing Franks could have done to silence the Florida … more

Gamecocks use big run to outlast SC Upstate 65-52

South Carolina used a 20-0 run to get and stay ahead of SC Upstate in a 65-52 season-opening win Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks, featuring reigning SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Chris Silva and nine newcomers, struggled to … more

Former Crestwood standout Williams turns in solid day

COLUMBIA - Former Crestwood High School running back Ty'Son Williams was a huge reason for the South Carolina Gamecocks' success against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium, a game which the Gamecocks won with … more

South Carolina rolls up over 550 yards of offense, cruises past Coastal 49-15 in opener

COLUMBIA -- For the University of South Carolina football team, Saturday was all about living up to expectations and coming away with a dominant win in their season opener against in-state opponent Coastal Carolina at Williams-Brice … more

Scarnecchia's 3 TDs lead Gamecocks to 37-35 win vs. Missouri

COLUMBIA - In a game that took 5 hours, 13 minutes, to complete and had more twists and turns than a Stephen King novel, the University of South Carolina needed the arm of senior backup quarterback Michael Scarnecchia and the leg of placekicker … more

South Carolina turns offensive focus to run against Tennessee

COLUMBIA - In South Carolina's 27-24 comeback football win over Tennessee at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, it was very apparent the Gamecocks wanted to establish the run game early and often, … more

Scarnecchia makes most of long-awaited opportunity

COLUMBIA - It took Michael Scarnecchia almost midway through his senior redshirt season to get an opportunity to start at quarterback for the University of South Carolina football team. It came on Saturday against Missouri and Scarnecchia certainly … more
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