The Daily Feed // 10.21.10

FOOTBALL

Gamecocks Continue Vandy Preparations | Gamecocks Online
Videos from Coach Spurrier, Jr., Coach Graham, Marcus Lattimore, and Patrick DiMarco.

Resting Lattimore might be smartest move | SEC Blog - ESPN
Chris Low provides a good case for why Kenny Miles should start Saturday even if Marcus Lattimore is ready to go.

USC releases more documents in NCAA probe | GoGamecocks.com

This is ridiculous. The University needs to find out whoever this booster is and revoke his Gamecock Club membership for good. I don't care if it is Doddie Freaking Anderson, whatever money they're going to donate is outweighed ten fold by these types of shenanigans.

What the heck is this booster thinking? Taking kids out to dinner? There is no way that this guy didn't think that was against the rules. And the players thought he was just being a "nice guy." Listen, no one just takes random college students out to dinner. In fact, no normal person even takes well-known college athletes to dinner unless they're some creepy hanger-on type or wants something from them. Case in point: do you think it's a coincidence that Chris Culliver was directed to purchase insurance from someone offering him a significantly higher rate rather than what the NCAA could provide?

Under the contract, Culliver would have to repay the loan, plus the fee and interested by Aug. 1, 2011, at a total cost of $10,363. The NCAA works with athletes to secure loans through traditional banks at lower interest rates and with smaller processing fees, a letter from USC to the NCAA said. As a result, the university said Culliver did not receive special benefits because the interest rates and fees were much higher than what he would have received had he gone through the university and the NCAA.

This is disgusting behavior in one way or another. I don't need to know the circumstances surrounding a grown man acting like some sort of teary-eyed preteen at a Jonas Brother's concert to know that it's not right. Find out who this guy is and kick him out of the Gamecock Club for life. And ban him from attending USC sporting events. And maybe slash his tires. I have no tolerance for this sort of behavior.

University Docs Show Boosters Close to Players | Spur of the Moment
Really? You drove from California Dreaming to East Quad? Unbelievable.

From the docs: "After lunch, X showed X the car he was driving ... X asked if he would like to drive the vehicle. X accepted and drove the car (with X in the passenger seat) from California Dreaming to his on-campus residence hall across the street and approximately 0.2 miles from the restaurant."

Gamecocks Podcast: Discussion on UK, SEC Midseason and Vandy | Leftover Hot Dog

This week's "Gamecocks Podcast" is about the heart-wrenching loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, some thoughts on the SEC at the halfway point, chances for USC to take the East and a preview of Vanderbilt.

Kellen Moore, LaMichael James headline midseason All-America team | SI.com
Alshon Jeffery makes SI's mid-season All-American team.

Notes From The Gamecocks Rooster Den | Leftover Hot Dog

USC has been nationally ranked for 7 straight weeks

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USC has gone 0-4 in SEC road games only 4 times since 1992. One of those years was 2009. USC looking to snap 7-game SEC road skid.

Gamecocks head to Music City to challenge Commodores | Kansas City Star

"We got to play four quarters of football," said Garcia after the team's second setback in three weeks. "We can't play a half and expect to win in the SEC on the road against anybody, or even at home. We have to put together a four-quarter game."

Crazy SEC East surprises South Carolina's Spurrier | The Washinton Post

But the statistics from the Kentucky game are troubling. South Carolina gained 377 yards before Lattimore's injury on its second offensive snap of the third quarter. After he was sidelined, the Gamecocks mustered just 95 yards the rest of the game.

 

RECRUITING

Byrd selects South Carolina | Varsity Football
In case you missed it. And take a look at our man looking dapper in his Gamecock hat.

"The campus is amazing – not too big, not too small. When I walked around the campus, students would say hello. It was like I was already part of it. It was like I was already a part of the family.’’

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER

No. 18 South Carolina Faces Arkansas On Thursday | Gamecocks Online

No. 18 South Carolina hopes to finish the 2010 regular season with its first unbeaten road season as the Gamecocks travel to Arkansas for a Thursday night SEC tilt at Razorback Field. The match between the Gamecocks and Lady'Backs will kickoff at 8 p.m ET with South Carolina taking a 6-0-1 road record to Fayetteville.

 

SOFTBALL

NPF All-Stars game will include Cat Osterman, post-game autograph sesison | Spurs Up

This Friday, South Carolina Softball is taking on the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars team. The NPF All-Stars team is made up of former collegiate stars and Olympians now playing softball professionally. Star pitchers Cat Osterman and Danielle Lawrie will be playing for the NPF squad.

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