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This one's 'Four' the fans

After clinching the program's first Final Four berth Sunday night, the Gamecocks returned home to a raucous crowd of young and old fans.

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Softball excited for potential deep postseason run

South!Carolina softball is trying to avoid hitting the road this postseason and they may have the team to take the program where it hasn't been in in over a decade.

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Bodybuilding: More than steroids and protein powder

South!Carolina bodybuilding has grown tremendously, with its state competition becoming one of the nation's most competitive.

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Students savor Sweet 16 berth

After!the!Gamecocks beat Duke to advance to their first Sweet 16 in 44 years, South Carolina students took to the streets to enjoy the moment.

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Greenville economy anticipating boost from NCAA Tournament bid

Greenville secured its first NCAA Tournament bid in 15 years and the local economy is expecting to reap big dollars from arriving sports fans. 

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Serving up advice on sports and life

A  former South Carolina football player has spent the last two years mentoring a group of high school football players.

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So you want to run a marathon: Training and fueling your body

Running a half-marathon, let alone a marathon, is not easy, but with the right training, dieting and mental state, it can be less of a struggle.

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Newcomers bring offense as Gamecocks take first midweek game

The Gamecocks rode the bats of newcomers and established veteran pitching to take their first win during the midweek against UNC Charlotte.

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Beach volleyball player takes familial approach to competition

Adrianna Culbert is no stranger to competition, but now she's trying to compete in an entirely new sport at South Carolina.

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Lady Gamecocks fall to No. 1 UConn

The!Lady!Gamecocks played hard last night, but trailed off in the second half, leaving the win to the top-rated Huskies.

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Quidditch flies off big screen, into Midlands

Quidditch hit the Capital City this weekend, bringing  teams and fans from across the Southeast competing for a spot in the national championship.

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Baseball using last year's loss as College World Series motivation

Justin Row makes contact with a pitch during a scrimmage. The transfer student is competeing for playing time this season in the infield. Justin Row makes contact with a pitch during a scrimmage. The transfer student is competeing for playing time this season in the infield.

Matt Williams thinks about it every day: the line drive gloved by an Oklahoma State second baseman that ended South Carolina’s season last year. The Cowboys swept the Gamecocks last year in the Super Regionals, stopping the Gamecocks two wins short of the College World Series, the pinnacle of college baseball. Williams, an infielder, watched from the dugout as the Cowboys celebrated on the Gamecocks’ home field, and the disappointment has stayed with him almost seven mont...

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Pitching staff key to Gamecocks' success in 2017

South Carolina returns a tremendous amount of talent to the mound in 2017 in hopes of returning to Omaha for the College World Series. 

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USC women's soccer team remains unbeaten, but not number one

The Gamecocks women's socer team beat Florida last Sunday in thrilling fashion to remain perfect. With an impressive record to boast, you have to wonder why this team isn't ranked #1.

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  • USC junior sets SEC 400 meter record

    USC junior sets SEC 400 meter record

    South Carolina junior sprinter, Ncincilili Titi made SEC history with a record breaking 400 meter time.

    South Carolina junior sprinter, Ncincilili Titi made SEC history with a record breaking 400 meter time.

  • Gamecock women bring home National Championship

    Gamecock women bring home National Championship

    The University of South Carolina Women's basketball team has achieved their dream. They defeated Mississippi State 67-55 Sunday night to bring home the first basketball national championship in the program's history.

    The University of South Carolina Women's basketball team has achieved their dream. They defeated Mississippi State 67-55 Sunday night to bring home the first basketball national championship in the program's history.

  • Davis and Gray leave for the WNBA Draft

    Davis and Gray leave for the WNBA Draft

    Guards Keala Davis and Allisha Grey are leaving the Gamecocks for the WNBA Draft and Head Coach Dawn Staley addresses their departure.

    Guards Keala Davis and Allisha Grey are leaving the Gamecocks for the WNBA Draft and Head Coach Dawn Staley addresses their departure.

  • Suds and Spokes

    Suds and Spokes

    As a part of Soda City Suds Week, a local South Carolina brewery is sponsoring a mountain bike ride at Harbison State Forest and everyone is welcome.

    A!local!South!Carolina brewery is sponsoring a mountain bike ride at Harbison State Forest and everyone is welcome.

  • Pro Day gives Gamecocks a chance to show talents

    Pro Day gives Gamecocks a chance to show off their talents

     USC Gamecocks were given the chance of a lifetime to show off their talents in front of NFL scouts at their Pro Day.

    USC!Gamecocks were given the chance of a lifetime to show off their talents in front of NFL scouts at their Pro Day.

  • Women's basketball prepares for post season

    Women's basketball prepares for post season

    The University of South Carolina Women's Basketball team is preparing for a huge game this weekend. After taking the SEC title for the fourth straight year, the basketball team earned the top-seed spot for the SEC tournament. The team is working hard this week to prepare for the tournament, and Head Coach Dawn Staley says the players must continue to focus on playing good basketball. "I think we need to concentrate on what we can do and what we can control," says Staley. ...

    The!University of South Carolina women's basketball team had another great season, and they earned a top-seed spot at the SEC tournament. How are they preparing for the big game?

  • Gamecocks hoping to keep history from repeating itself

    Gamecocks hoping to keep history from repeating itself

    The Gamecocks are in free fall and it’s not the first time this has happened.

    The Gamecocks are in free fall and it’s not the first time this has happened.

  • Jordan Anderson's drive from Columbia to NASCAR

    His drive from Columbia to NASCAR

    Columbia NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson comes back to his hometown this week, shedding light on the impact South Carolina has had on his racing career.  

    Columbia NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson comes back to his hometown this week. Anderson shows how even in a small program you can make big strides if you have the passion and drive to make it happen.  

  • USC Women's Soccer player overcomes injuries to have a historic season

    USC Women's Soccer player overcomes injuries to have a historic season

    2016 has been a record-breaking season the Gamecock Women's soccer team but the road for one midfielder on the team hasn't always been so easy.

    This has been a record-breaking season for the Gamecock Women's soccer team but the road for Lindsey Lane hasn't always been so easy. She suffered two ACL tears, but having her parents' support has made it all worthwhile. 

  • Game Day Warrior sets the example for all USC fans

    Game Day Warrior sets the example for all USC fans

    One USC student sets the example for gamecock fans. And shows them why they should always be ready for the win.

    One USC student sets the example for Gamecock fans. He takes the time to show them why they should always be ready for the win.

  • Gamecocks win first home game

    Gamecocks Win First Home Game

    The Gamecocks won 20-15 at their home opener this Saturday against the East Carolina Pirates.  South Carolina's offense was lead by freshman quarterback Brandon Mcllwain.

    The Gamecocks win 20-15 at their home opener this Saturday against the East Carolina Pirates.  South Carolina's offense was lead by freshman quarterback Brandon Mcllwain.

  • Columbia — An Olympic training hub

    Columbia — An Olympic training hub

    Many Americans do not realize that many foreign Olympians train across the country, sometimes in their own backyard. Columbia is no exception, as several Olympic athletes live and train in the area.

    Many Americans do not realize that many foreign Olympians train across the country, sometimes in their own backyard. Columbia is no exception, as several Olympic athletes live and train in the area.

  • Muschamp, Gamecocks prepare for Kentucky

    Muschamp, Gamecocks prepare for Kentucky

    By Patrick Ingraham South Carolina will travel to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday to face the Kentucky Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. With a win, the 2-1 Gamecocks could match the team’s win total from last year’s 3-9 finish just four weeks into the season. On Tuesday, when head football coach Will Muschamp addressed the media at a press conference, the coach was asked if he views winning the first two of three games as a success. He gave the impression he was not totally satisfi...

    University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp addressed the media on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 before the team travels to Lexington, Kentucky to play the Kentucky Wildcats. 

  • Wrestling in a man's world

    Wrestling in a man's world

    By Shannon Murphy Wrestling is commonly known as a male dominated sport, but that didn't stop one female from joining her high school team. Elizabeth Dwinnell is a freshman at Cardinal Gibbons High School and the only girl on the wrestling team.

    Wrestling is a male dominated sport but that doesn't stop one 15-year-old girl from competing on her high school team.  Although odds aren't on her side, Elizabeth Dwinnell is driven to be one of the best.

  • USC women's basketball dominates this weekend

    USC women's basketball dominates this weekend

    The Gamecocks took on Ohio State and UNC Greensboro this weekend and many players had stellar performances. The team is now looking forward to a few road games, including one in Hawaii.

    The Gamecocks took on Ohio State and UNC Greensboro this weekend and many players had stellar performances. The team is now looking forward to a few road games, including one in Hawaii.

  • Gamecocks expecting a better season

    Gamecocks expecting a better season

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    Gamecock baseball kicks off Friday with a three-game series against Albany at Founders Park. Coach Chad Holbrook is expecting great things this season.

  • First pitch of Bull Street project crosses home plate

    First pitch of Bull Street project crosses home plate

    Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s ceremonial first pitch for the Columbia Fireflies struggled to reach home plate last Thursday. The big question is whether the new Spirit Communications Park and the ultimate redevelopment of Bull Street will have that same fate or be a home run.

    Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s ceremonial first pitch for the Columbia Fireflies struggled to reach home plate last Thursday. The big question is whether the new Spirit Communications Park and the ultimate redevelopment of Bull Street will have that same fate or be a home run.

  • Cooper more satisfied with pro day

    Cooper more satisfied with pro day

    Pharoh Cooper wasn’t particularly happy with his performance at the NFL Combine. Back in his comfort zone at Williams-Brice Stadium,  the former South Carolina star wide receiver walked away feeling good about his pro timing day. 

    Pharoh Cooper wasn’t particularly happy with his performance at the NFL Combine. Back in his comfort zone at Williams-Brice Stadium,  the former South Carolina star wide receiver walked away feeling good about his pro timing day. 

  • Midlands students find a second family through lacrosse

    Midlands students find a second family through lacrosse

    By Edwin Santamaria Lacrosse is on the rise in the nation. It is not only growing in popularity it is leaving it's mark on the players.

    Lacrosse is has always been associated with a sport that is normally played in the Northeast United States. Despite that reputation, the sport has found a home in South Carolina, and is having a positive impact for one Midlands team.

  • USC's Men's Basketball Team Presses Forward Towards Championship

    USC's men's basketball team takes first step toward NITChampionship

    Disappointment fueled motivation after USC's men's basketball team was named the number one seed in the NIT after failing to make the NCAA tournament this year. 

    Disappointment fueled motivation after USC's men's basketball team was named the number one seed in the NIT after failing to make the NCAA tournament this year. 

  • Back to the Dance

    Back to the Dance

    Gamecock women were dancing with their fans to celebrate their No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Gamecock fans were invited to watch the NCAA tournament bracket reveal with the team at the Colonial Life Arena.

    Gamecock women were dancing with their fans to celebrate their No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Gamecock fans were invited to watch the NCAA tournament bracket reveal with the team at the Colonial Life Arena.

  • Gamecock men's basketball soaring forward

    Gamecock men's basketball soaring forward

    Gamecock men's basketball is having its most successful season in over a decade, breaking school records left and right. As the regular season winds down Coach Frank Martin and the Gamecocks have a lot to look forward to.

    Gamecock men's basketball is having its most successful season in over a decade, breaking school records left and right. As the regular season winds down Coach Frank Martin and the Gamecocks have a lot to look forward to.

  • Gamecock basketball programs notch two big SEC home wins

    Gamecock basketball programs notch two big SEC home wins

    Momentum was gained by South Carolina's men's and women's basketball programs with big SEC wins at home this week. Frank Martin and Dawn Staley are now running the table as their teams both sit atop the SEC.

    Momentum was gained by South Carolina's men's and women's basketball programs with big SEC wins at home this week. Frank Martin and Dawn Staley are now running the table as their teams both sit atop the SEC.

  • LSU's Leonard Fournette auctions jersey for South Carolina flood relief

    LSU's Leonard Fournette auctions jersey for South Carolina flood relief

    The October South Carolina flooding showed the strong bond between the SEC member schools. LSU treated the South Carolina game like a home game and one of LSU's players donated his jersey.

    The October South Carolina flooding sparked a strong bond between the SEC member schools. LSU treated the South Carolina contest that was moved to Baton Rouge like a USC home game for the Gamecocks.  One of LSU's players donated his jersey to raise money for flood relief.

  • Smart, Fedora among names mentioned for next Gamecock head coach

    Smart, Fedora among candidates for next Gamecock head coach

    Now that the Gamecock football season is over, fans are wondering who will be the next head coach to try and get things going in the right direction.

    Now that the Gamecock football season is over, fans are wondering who will be the next head coach to try and get things going in the right direction.

  • Too little too late: Clemson downs South Carolina

    Too little too late: Clemson downs South Carolina

    Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers finished the regular season undefeated after defeating South Carolina 37-32 Saturday for their first win at Williams-Brice Stadium since 2007.

    Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers finished the regular season undefeated after defeating South Carolina 37-32 Saturday for their first win at Williams-Brice Stadium since 2007.

  • USC Quarterback Perry Orth beats the odds

    USC Quarterback Perry Orth beats the odds

    Most quarterbacks in the SEC aren’t walk ons. USC Quarterback Perry Orth accepted an offer from Coach Spurrier to walk on to the team. He made the most of that opportunity finding himself in a position he never saw himself in.

    Most quarterbacks in the SEC aren’t walk ons. USC Quarterback Perry Orth accepted an offer from Coach Spurrier to walk on to the team. He made the most of that opportunity finding himself in a position he never saw himself in.

  • The Wounded Warrior Softball Team wins at Carolina Softball Stadium

    The Wounded Warrior Softball Team wins at Carolina Softball Stadium

    Former Gamecock Softball players were joined by Columbia First Responders to take on the Wounded Warrior Softball Team to help raise money for Wounded Warrior Amputees. Sheriff Leon Lott even laced up his cleats for the cause.

    Former Gamecock Softball players were joined by Columbia First Responders to take on the Wounded Warrior Softball Team to help raise money for Wounded Warrior amputees. Sheriff Leon Lott even laced up his cleats for the cause.

  • Meet Nation Ford's First Girl Kicker

    Meet Nation Ford's First Girl Kicker

    Who says girls can't play football? One junior at Nation Ford High School is proving them all wrong.

    Who says girls can't play football? One junior at Nation Ford High School is proving them all wrong.  Meet Lexi Dressing, who wants to take her talents on to the college gridiron some day.

  • The Football Wives of South Carolina

    The Football Wives of South Carolina

    Football season is not only a joy for spectators, but a grind for those involved. While most fans worry about whether the coaches bring home a win, who's worried about the coaches?
    Football season is not only a joy for spectators, but a grind for those involved. While most fans worry about whether the coaches bring home a win, who's worried about the coaches?
  • The man behind a tradition

    The keys behind Williams-Brice

    Gamecock football would not be possible without the hard work of those operating behind-the-scenes that fans may not notice. In particular is one man who has stayed dedicated to his job and the individuals at South Carolina, as others have come and gone.

    Gamecock football would not be possible without the hard work of those operating behind-the-scenes that fans may not notice. In particular is one man who has stayed dedicated to his job and the individuals at South Carolina, as others have come and gone.

  • USC star center talks tough transition to American game

    USC basketball player Laimonas Chatkevicius discusses improvement during career

    Gamecock senior men's basketball center Laimonas Chatkevicius remembers the challenges he faced when he came to South Carolina from overseas. He discusses the differences of living in South Carolina vs. Europe and his favorite memories while at USC.  
    Gamecock senior men's basketball center Laimonas Chatkevicius remembers the challenges he faced when he came to South Carolina from overseas. He discusses the differences of living in South Carolina vs. Europe and his favorite memories while at USC.  
  • Gamecock fans: Next coach must command respect

    Gamecock fans: Next coach must command respect

    Gamecock fans may not know Shawn Elliott's tenure as leader of the Garnet and Black, but they know what qualities the next coach must have.
    Gamecock fans may not know Shawn Elliott's tenure as leader of the Garnet and Black, but they know what qualities the next coach must have.
  • Youth Sports cost are going up and parents are footing the bill

    Youth Sports cost are going up and parents are footing the bill

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    Parents have been coming out of their pockets lately to support their childrens dreams of playing sports. Most have hopes of their kids even playing in college. Statistics show that the money they're shelling out may not lead to kids playing under the big lights.
    Parents have been coming out of their pockets lately to support their childrens dreams of playing sports. Most have hopes of their kids even playing in college. Statistics show that the money they're shelling out may not lead to kids playing under the big lights.
  • Nunez, Holloman lead Gamecocks past Central Florida

    Nunez, Holloman lead Gamecocks past Central Florida

    True freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez threw for two touchdowns and ran for 123 yards in his first career start as South Carolina beat Central Florida, 31-14.
    True freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez threw for two touchdowns and ran for 123 yards in his first career start as South Carolina beat Central Florida, 31-14.
  • The End of an Era: Spurrier Calls It Quits

    The End of an Era: Spurrier Calls It Quits

    Steve Spurrier announced that he would be resigning as the Head Ball Coach of the University of South Carolina, leaving the team with a moment of reflection as they gear up for Saturday's game.
    Steve Spurrier announced that he was resigning immediately as the Head Ball Coach of the University of South Carolina, leaving the team with a moment of reflection as they gear up for Saturday's game.
  • Reactions to the Head Ball Coach's resignation

    Reactions to the Head Ball Coach's resignation

    Some respectful, some disappointed. It's hard to please everyone. Fans and players react to the Head Ball Coach's mid season resignation.
    Some respectful, some disappointed. It's hard to please everyone. Fans and players react to the Head Ball Coach's mid season resignation.
  • Nunez gives a much-needed spark to Gamecock football

    Nunez gives a much-needed spark to Gamecock football

    USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier announces Nunez as the starting quarterback for this Saturday's game. He refers to Nunez as the spark that the Gamecocks need.

    USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier announces Nunez as the starting quarterback for this Saturday's game. He refers to Nunez as the spark that the Gamecocks need.

  • Some USC football recruits getting early exposure to campus life

    Some USC football recruits getting early exposure to campus life

    South Carolina added 24 players to its football program on Wednesday, but six are already a step ahead, integrating into campus life and college football.

    South Carolina added 24 players to its football program on Wednesday, but six are already a step ahead, integrating into campus life and college football.

  • Spring Football Practices Kick Off

    Spring Football Practices Kick Off

    New head ball coach Will Muschamp oversaw his first practice on Tuesday night. Muschamp will be coaching the gamecocks alongside an almost entirely new coaching staff.

    Columbia weather is warming up and that can only mean one thing: spring football has begun. The Gamecocks dug their cleats in the grass for the first time Tuesday night, kicking off the 2016 season.

  • Gamecock baseball fans tailgating early

    Gamecock baseball fans tailgating early

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    Excitement surrounding opening weekend for Gamecock baseball was evident as fans showed up bright and early to tailgate.

  • Lady Gamecocks End 22 Game Win Streak

    Lady Gamecocks End 22 Game Win Streak

    Number one University of Connecticut ended the Lady Gamecock's 22 game win streak last night. Fans filled up the Colonial Life Arena which made the game the first ever sold out women's basketball game in the state.

    Number one University of Connecticut ended the Lady Gamecock's 22 game win streak last night. Fans filled up the Colonial Life Arena which made the game the first ever sold out women's basketball game in the state.

  • USC's Newest four star recruit is stealing the show

    USC's Newest four star recruit is stealing the show

    The newest four star recruit to enroll at the University of South Carolina is already making a name for himself. But this is only the beginning for the freshman. 

    Brandon McIlwain, the newest four star recruit to enroll at the University of South Carolina, is already making a name for himself. But this is only the beginning for the freshman. 

  • With suspensions, Gamecocks depth to be tested

    With suspensions, Gamecocks depth to be tested

    Suspensions will test the USC men's basketball team as they progress through the NIT. However, the five player suspensions did not stop South Carolina from winning its first round game. 

    Suspensions will test the USC men's basketball team as they progress through the NIT. However, the five player suspensions did not stop South Carolina from winning its first round game. 

  • Gamecocks have more to play for

    Gamecocks have more to play for

    South Carolina's men’s basketball team was passed over during the NCAA Tournament selection show Sunday. Just 90 minutes later, the Gamecocks were chosen as a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), a less prestigious but still reputable tourney. Rather than sitting around wondering what could have been, the team recycled its disappointment into motivation. 

    South Carolina's men’s basketball team was passed over during the NCAA Tournament selection show Sunday. Just 90 minutes later, the Gamecocks were chosen as a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), a less prestigious but still reputable tourney. Rather than sitting around wondering what could have been, the team recycled its disappointment into motivation. 

  • Muschamp continues quarterback search through Spring Game

    Muschamp continues quarterback search through Spring Game

    As spring practice comes to a close, Gamecock Football Head Coach Will Muschamp uses the Garnet and Black Spring Game to test the performance of his quarterbacks.

    Gamecock football Head Coach Will Muschamp used this weekend's Garnet and Black Spring Game to test the performance of his quarterbacks.  Six signal-callers are vying for the starting job.

  • Spring practice: Gamecocks on offense have to prove themselves

    Spring practice: Gamecocks on offense have to prove themselves

    Players are trying to prove themselves this spring as there are multiple positions without a proven track record and inexperience. 

    Players are trying to prove themselves this spring as there are multiple positions without a proven track record and inexperience. 

  • USC matching records on way to NCAA Tournament berth

    USC matching records on way to NCAA Tournament berth

    After matching another record Wednesday, the South Carolina men's basketball team continues to trend towards its first major postseason appearance in 12 years.

    Gamecocks matched another record Wednesday, as the South Carolina men's basketball team continues to trend towards its first major postseason appearance in 12 years.

  • Two USC basketball players charged with vandalism

    Two USC basketball players charged with vandalism

    Freshmen Eric Cobb and Jamall Gregory were arrested early Thursday morning by the Columbia Police Department but were released on bond later in the day.

    Freshmen USC basketball players Eric Cobb and Jamall Gregory were arrested early Thursday morning by the Columbia Police and charged with vandalism.  Both were released on bond later in the day and have been suspended from the team.

  • Play Ball!; Retailers look forward to opening weekend too

    Play Ball!; Retailers look forward to opening weekend too

    Sporting goods stores like Todd & Moore, which is less than a half-mile away from Founders Park, are preparing for another South Carolina baseball season. Todd and Moore's close proximity to the ballpark and available USC baseball merchandise drives traffic on game days in the spring. 

    Sporting goods stores like Todd & Moore, which is less than a half-mile away from Founders Park, are preparing for another South Carolina baseball season. Todd and Moore's close proximity to the ballpark and available USC baseball merchandise drives store traffic on spring game days. 

  • Gamecock Volleyball's freshman setter making waves in the SEC

    South Carolina's Volleyball Team has a Young New Standout

    University of South Carolina volleyball team's new young setter  Aubrey Ezell is exceeding all expectations that are normally set for a freshman.  She's making her name known in the Southeastern Conference standings.

    University of South Carolina volleyball team's new setter Aubrey Ezell is exceeding all expectations normally set for a freshman.  She's making her name known in the Southeastern Conference standings.

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