The Daily Feed // 09.15.10

FOOTBALL

Steve Spurrier Weekly Press Conference Quotes & Videos | Gamecocks Online
Do yourself a favor and listen to what Marcus Lattimore has to say. It will make you feel good about our team.

Furman Prepares To Face AP 13th-Ranked South Carolina On Saturday | Furman
Make no mistake, this is a ravenge game. To wit:

The clash will mark the first meeting between the Paladins and Gamecocks since Oct. 16, 1982, when Furman under head coach Dick Sheridan stunned USC, 28-23, on the strength of two touchdown passes by quarterback David Charpia and a blocked punt recovery in the end zone by Ernest Gibson, who later spent six years in the NFL.

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Furman is South Carolina's oldest football foe, having whipped USC, 44-0, on Dec. 24, 1892, in Charleston in the Gamecocks' first collegiate football game.

(H/T: silver82blade)

A Response to "Furman Week – Please, No" | The Rubber Chickens
TRC gets a little schizophrenic. I like buck's version of events much better.

"Behind the Numbers: MU vs. Furman" | ColumbiaTribune.com
This is an article published last year about Missouri vs. Furman. It includes some interesting facts about Furman's competitiveness against FBS competition over the years.

Lattimore Compared To Adrian Peterson | Saturday Down South
While I'm sure he likes the comparison, on Tuesday he said he most admires Colts running back Joseph Adai.

SEC Heisman Watch | College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Our boy is #4 out of 5 on Chris Low's list.

Yeah, he’s only a freshman, but he’s going to put up big numbers for the Gamecocks all season. He has 236 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his first two games, and he did it on a big stage last Saturday against Georgia.

College Football Heisman Watch | CBSSports.com
And Marcus comes in at #5 on CBS's Heisman watch.

Gridiron Extra: Lattimore Wants To Get Better | Rivals.com
Don't think he's content, though.

Notes, Quotes, & Anecdotes | Inside the Chart
Gamecock fans can't get enough of this kid.

Do you want one last Lattimore log to throw onto the fire? Georgia allowed 128 total yards against Louisiana-Lafayette last week. Marcus Lattimore gained 127 total yards by himself by the 6:05 mark of the 3rd quarter.

Spurrier's Gamecocks WILL Beat Florida In The Swamp and Win The East | Bleacher Report
Wow. Someone is drinking the Gamecock Kool-aid. I'm almost afraid to post this for fear of the expectations it might beget.

 

TICKETS

Game no-shows decrease | The Daily Gamecock
The number of students who had tickets but did not enter Williams-Brice decreased from around 1,200 to 646. This still seems pretty high to me. What are these people doing?

 

BASEBALL

Obama honors champs | The Post and Courier
How great is this exchange?

After exchanging greetings with pitchers John Taylor and Jose Mata, Obama started to walk away when Taylor shouted out: "Mr. President, what do you think about Manny (Ramirez) going to the White Sox?"

Obama, a former U.S. senator from Illinois, is a huge fan of sports teams from his hometown of Chicago.

The president stopped, shook his head and delivered his verdict on last month's trade of the slugger from the Los Angeles Dodgers to his beloved Chicago White Sox. "It's too late to help us," the president said. "Maybe we should pick up one of you guys."

Photos from Baseball's Visit to the White House | Spurs Up
Coach Tanner looks like he belongs up on Capital Hill.  It also looks like everyone involved had a great time. Lord knows they earned it.

 

SOCCER

Danielle Au Earns SEC and National Weekly Honors | Gamecocks Online

South Carolina freshman midfielder Danielle Au has picked up conference and national accolades after her breakout performance to lead the Gamecocks to the Carolina's Cup tournament title last weekend. Au was named the SEC Freshman of the Week and also earned a spot on the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers of the Week list, the two organizations announced Monday afternoon.

USC splits New England trip | The Daily Gamecock
The men's team dropped a game to Brown 1-0. More evidence that this is not a championship ball club. Carolina is now 2 and 1 on the year.

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