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The Daily Feed // 11.29.10


Report Card: No. 18 South Carolina 29, Clemson 7 | Spur of the Moment
This about sums it up.

Here's the thing: USC didn't play particularly well tonight. It played well enough and made enough plays, especially early in the ballgame. Meanwhile, after a blistering opening drive, Clemson retreated deeper and deeper into an offensive shell that has characterized this season for the Tigers.

South Carolina Gamecocks Football vs. Clemson Field Report | Leftover Hot Dog
The General provides his field report.

When we look back at the rise of the program under Coach Spurrier, we will look at becoming consistently better than Clemson as a key, and we can point to this year's game as the beginning of the change. Last year wasn't a fluke; the Gamecocks are moving ahead of the Tigers.

Clemson Tigers, Carolina Perspective – A Graphic Explanation | The Rubber Chickens
Onward to Atlanta!

Hitler responds to Clemson losing to Carolina yet again. 2010 | Youtube
This has become a strange tradition in our rivalry with the Tigers. Nevertheless, I submit for your viewing pleasure, Hitler is a Clemson fan. Warning: explicit language. (H/T: Leftover Hot Dog)

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly |
Add this to the list of notches in our belt this season.

The Gamecocks won three games in November for the first time since 1984. The Gamecocks swept the murderous "Orange Crush" stretch (Tennessee, Florida and Clemson) for the first time ever. Spurrier got his third win over Clemson (more than the last six coaches ever got) and improved to 44 wins at USC, which is in third place on the career chart and only one win behind Jim Carlen.

helmet stickers 112710 - College Football Nation Blog | ESPN
The USC defense gets a helmet sticker.

Gamecocks Hold Steady in Rankings | Gamecocks Online
Up to 16th in the USA TODAY/ Coaches poll, staying still at 18th in the AP. Man, tough crowd.

Spurs Up Q&A with Cliff Mathews | Spurs Up
Better know a Cliff Mathews.




Letter to the editor: SEC Championship ticket lottery equally unfair to Auburn students | The Daily Gamecock
Hey, it's tough to get tickets everywhere. At least we won't have to deal with those ungrateful bastards selling their student tickets for a profit. USC students have to pick up their tickets in Atlanta with voucher in hand.

Letter to the editor: Donor generously provides family with tickets to SEC Championship | The Daily Gamecock
Nice to know some people who get tickets to the SEC championship actually deserve them.



No. 18 Gamecocks Suffer Loss To No. 19 Michigan In NCAA Tournament | Gamecocks Online
Welp, that's that. Any year with a conference championship is a good year, though. Would have liked a better performance at home, though.

Seventh-seeded South Carolina (13-7-2) battled but could not overcome playing with a man down as 10-seed Michigan earned a 3-1 victory Sunday afternoon in NCAA Round of 16 action at Eugene E. Stone III Stadium in Columbia. The Wolverines (16-4-3) advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 2003.




Gamecocks Defeat Western Kentucky In Double OT Thriller | Gamecocks Online
That's right, the Gamecocks won TWO games on Saturday.

Ramon Galloway came off the bench and had seven of his 22 points in the second overtime to give South Carolina an 87-85 double-overtime victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

Gamecock 360: Bruce Ellington | Gamecocks Online
Better know Bruce Ellington




Gamecocks Fall at No. 3/2 Stanford | Gamecocks Online
Ouch. When does it get better?

South Carolina suffered a 70-32 loss at No. 3/2 Stanford Friday afternoon as the Cardinal limited the Gamecock offense throughout the contest. A difficult first half put South Carolina (2-3) into a halftime hole from which it could not recover, despite a better offensive effort in the second half.

Second Half Lull Steals Victory from Gamecocks | Gamecocks Online
Is UC Irvine known for its powerful women's basketball program?

South Carolina dropped a 61-52 decision at UC Davis Sunday afternoon as the Aggies (5-1) battled back from a 16-point second-half deficit. The Gamecocks (2-4) found their shot early in the game, hitting 45.5 percent from the field, but 23 turnovers pair with Davis' nine 3-pointers, including five in the second half, spelled South Carolina demise.