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South Carolina's AJ Lawson is a preseason first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection. Lawson and the Gamecocks open their season today against North Alabama.

South Carolina's Frank Martin welcomes back familiar roster

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Frank Martin found himself with extra time on his hands this offseason instead of scrambling around searching for players to plug holes in a roster riddled with transfers and departures. "We've had the first summer …

South Carolina wide receiver Bryan Edwards (89) and running back Deshaun Fenwick (14) celebrate Edwards' touchdown during the Gamecocks' 24-7 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday in Columbia.

South Carolina beats Vandy 24-7 with career game from Edwards

COLUMBIA - With one of their key playmakers out injured, South Carolina again turned to dependable "old man" Bryan Edwards. Edwards caught a school record 14 passes for a career best 139 yards to lead the Gamecocks (4-5, 3-4 Southeastern) to a …

South Carolina tight end Kyle Markway (84) runs with the football after a catch in the Gamecocks' 41-21 loss to Tennessee last week. The Gamecocks play host to Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Vandy, South Carolina meet, both looking for strong finish

COLUMBIA - If there were ever two football coaches needing a strong finish to the regular season, it's South Carolina's Will Muschamp and Vanderbilt's Derek Mason. The pair have been subject to whispers about their futures as their teams have …

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South Carolina faces difficult stretch run for bowl game

COLUMBIA - These are desperate times for South Carolina's football team - again. It was only a month ago the Gamecocks had to right themselves after a 1-3 start with two straight wins, including a stunning 20-17, double overtime upset at …

South Carolina starting tailback Rico Dowdle will miss his second straight game as he recovers from a sprained right knee.

Injured USC RB Dowdle to miss Vanderbilt game

COLUMBIA - South Carolina starting tailback Rico Dowdle will miss his second straight game as he recovers from a sprained right knee. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp says Dowdle won't play Saturday against Vanderbilt after missing last week's 41-21 …

South Carolina defensive back Israel Mukuamu holds up three fingers after intercepting his third pass of the game during the first overtime of the Gamecocks' 20-17 double-overtime win over Georgia on Saturday in Athens, Georgia.

USC's Hilinski expected to start against Gators despite injury

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski has a sprained left knee, but was expected to play when the Gamecocks face No. 9 Florida on Saturday.Muschamp said Hilinski's injury was "nothing serious" and …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Carolina tight end Kyle Markway (84) holds a piece of the Sanford Stadium hedge in his teeth as he celebrates defeating Georgia 20-17 in double overtime of an NCAA college football game on Oct. 12 in Athens, Ga.

Mukuamu's 3 picks help SC shock No. 3 Georgia 20-17 in 2OT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Israel Mukuamu returned the first of his three interceptions 53 yards for a touchdown and South Carolina took advantage of Jake Fromm's four turnovers to beat No. 3 Georgia 17-10 in double overtime on Saturday.

South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) and the Gamecocks will look to upset No. 3 Georgia on the road on Saturday.

Smart, No. 3 Georgia look for 4th straight win over Muschamp

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart remembers a time he didn't feel like he could call Georgia teammate Will Muschamp a good friend. After all, Smart was just starting his playing career in 1994 and Muschamp was a senior and team captain. "It was not …

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Georgia pass catcher Bell lists USC among final schools

Wide receiver/tight end Jaheim Bell of Valdosta, Ga., announced a final three of South Carolina, Florida State and Oklahoma last Friday. On last Thursday night, Bell said he would be announcing a commitment the next day, but that was refuted on …

South Carolina defensive lineman Kingsley Enagbare (52), linebacker Sherrod Greene (44), cornerback Jaycee Horn (1) and linebacker T.J. Brunson (6) tackle Kentucky running back Asim Rose (10) during the Gamecocks' 24-7 win on Saturday in Columbia.

South Carolina looks to build on 2nd win during week off

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is finally glad the Gamecocks played like the team he expected to see this season. He only hopes the bye week doesn't blunt the positive energy picked up with their second win of the season. Muschamp …

South Carolina wide receiver Shi Smith, right, runs past Missouri safety Joshuah Bledsoe, left, during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Columbia, Mo.

Studious Garrett helps Missouri rout South Carolina

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As Missouri senior linebacker Cale Garrett prepared to answer reporters' questions after a 34-14 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, he reached for the remote control clicker on the table in front of him in the Tigers' meeting room. For a football film buff, it's a habit.

Micah Green / The Sumter Item  The South Carolina offense has taken some strides with Ryan Hilinski under center, but The Gamecocks will need to keep up their creative play calling if they want their true freshman quarterback to succeed.

USC's offensive play calling must continue to be inspired

In his first two starts as a college quarterback, South Carolina's Ryan Hilinski has gone up against one of the worst teams in the lower echelon Football Championship Subdivision in Charleston Southern and one of the two best in the country in …

MICAH GREENSouth Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski, center, looks to pitch the ball to running back Rico Dowdle during the Gamecocks' 47-23 loss to Alabama on Saturday in Columbia. USC will be on the road against Missouri this Saturday.

Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control. There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this …

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Georgia wide receiver Powers commits to USC

Wide receiver Rico Powers (6-feet-2-inches, 181 pounds), a native of Savannah, Ga., who attends Hapeville Charter outside of Atlanta, announced a commitment to the South Carolina football program on Tuesday, giving USC three WRs in its 2020 …

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM  Alabama running back Najee Harris leaps over a South Carolina defender on the way to a 42-yard touchdown pass in the Crimson Tide's 47-23 victory on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

Gamecocks look to shore up defense

COLUMBIA - Will Muschamp and his South Carolina football team knew coming into Saturday's matchup with No. 2 Alabama they had to limit big plays from the Crimson Tide. The Gamecocks didn't succeed in that, but those big plays didn't end up coming …