Cocky Country: Thanks To Freshmen, Yardcocks Keep Rolling, Top Davidson.
Sportstalkgolive: Gamecocks call the Hogs after taking down Davidson (AUDIO) by Phil Kornblut.
Willie Smith of the Greenville News tweets: "Question asked in tonight's post USC/Davidson game by Ray Tanner. Can a fish survive in high altitudes?" It's all a matter of priorities.
Gamecock Central: Freshman lead the way over Davidson with video of the post-game presser.
Baseball America: Check out what BA's all-everything college baseball guru Aaron Fitt thinks about the Cocks being a national seed and a NCAA Tournament regional host - Stock Report: Week 11.
College Baseball Daily: These NCAA Tournament seeding projections are largely irrelevant at this point, but that being said, I like this regional situation better than what prior projections were giving us - CBD Column: 2012 NCAA Regional Projections (May 2nd).
Check out Hoops, Football, Draft and other links after The Jump!
Palmetto Recruiting: Frank Martin looks to add the two final pieces to the 2012-2013 squad, but will he be able to reel them in? We're still waiting to here from 6-6 Sheldon Jeter of Beaver Falls, PA; meanwhile 6-3 Willie Moore of Cincinnati began his official visit to Oregon Wednesday. In football recruiting, Phil confirms what Adam Garrett broke yesterday - LB Brandon Golson (6-2 230) is back on USC's radar.
Bleacher Report: College Football 2012 Top 150 Players: No. 128 DJ Swearinger South Carolina by Micheal Felder and Alex Roberts has 1 Word for Every Projected Offensive Starter.
Anderson Independent-Mail: Summer gives Clowney a chance to put it all together.
Saturday Down South: Jon gives his take on each of the SEC's pre-season Heisman hopefuls - 6 SEC Players Make The Heisman Watch List. He also posts his rundown on SEC's Top 10 Out-Of-Conference Games. Guess which of our tilts made the cut? Chris Low at ESPN's SEC Blog adds his two cents in here on the SEC's Heisman contenders - including Marcus Lattimore.
Team Speed Kills: Our own Cocknfire posts The BCS What If ... ?: Looking at What the Leading Proposal Might Mean.
Bear Goggles: Bears Ink Second Round Pick Alshon Jeffery to 4-Year Contract. Hey, wait a minute! Wasn't this Jeffery guy supposed to be a prima donna? Why is he signing so soon after the draft? Something's not adding up here; how could we have expected this after everything the smart football guys were saying about him? Hmmm?
David Cloninger tweets about the Jeffery deal: "Four years, 4.52M, 1.75M signing bonus, says John Clayton. That's a lot of pumped gas." No doubt.
Chicago Tribune: Bears quickly sign Jeffery. AJ1's agent Eugene Parker apparently has a decent relationship with the Bears' front office, and the Bears like to move fast on these rookie contracts.
Rotoworld: The Charger's GM A.J. Smith isn't the least bit worried about Melvin Ingram's short wingspan - "I think Melvin will have the same problem Tyrannosaurus Rex had millions of years ago," Smith deadpanned. Great line.
GoUpstate.com: Matt Conolly writes that NFL Teams will regret passing on Allen. I second that emotion.
SI.com: South Carolina spent more than $535K in NCAA case - this A.P. story by Pete Iacobelli is running nationally in most of the major CFB outlets. Escaping by the hair on our chinny chin chin apparently comes with a hefty price tag; having to fly out a phalanx of lawyers, administrators and coaches to L.A. to appear before the
Star Chamber Committee on Infractions probably didn't help keep the costs down, either.
Gamecocksonline: Men's sophomore doubles duo Cox and Jones Earn Spot in NCAA Doubles Championships and Women's Tennis Senior Anya Morgina Receives second straight Invitation to NCAA Singles Championship.
Senator Blutarsky: Is the SEC on the verge of becoming a passing league in 2012? Considering we have a RB stable of Lattimore, Miles, Wilds and Carson - not to mention Mike Davis - I still think USC is primarily going to be a running team, even if Connor Shaw improves his passing skills (not to mention the fact that he's pretty nifty as a runner himself). If the rest of the league wants to pass against our secondary, and face the pass rush of Jadeveon Clowney and Devin Taylor, then by all means be our guests.