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<em>USC President Harris Pastides:  Great School Spirit.</em>
USC President Harris Pastides: Great School Spirit.

TDF - I'm worth a million in prizes.

The Daily Gamecock: Pastides hopes possible athletics changes suit fans. Read the rest of this very important article by Sports Editor Isabelle Kurshudyan.

Spurs Up Blog: THIS WEEK IN GAMECOCK COUNTRY... some great home games coming up.

Gamecock Baseball

Gamecock Central: Is Walker the best hitter in the country?

Gamecocksonline: Limited Tickets Remain For Opening Baseball Weekend. We start our defense of the 2012 CWS Title on Friday, February 17 versus VMI.

Gamecock Football

Bleacher Report: South Carolina Football Recruiting: Grading Every Commitment and Melvin Ingram Should Be a Top 10 NFL Draft Pick.

Gamecock Central: Lorenzo Ward is one of the nation's top 25 recruiters and Elliot eyes developing O-line talent.

Gamecocks Online: Mangus, Ward On Top 50 Recruiters List. This is the 247 rating.

ESPN: Mark Schlabach revises his "way-too-early" latest 2012 look; Carolina holds pat in the top 10. In just the sort of cross-promotional synergy you've come to expect from the World Wide Leader, Chis Low breaks down Schlabach - Where the SEC ranks in latest power poll. Good - that means I don't have to. Meanwhile, Ed Aschoff files his Post-signing day SEC Power Rankings and also runs down SEC postseason positions rankings: OLs - are you a bit surprised at how high he places us in both his rankings?

Sports Talk Radio Network: Phil Kornblut's Monday recruiting column for February 6th - no, it's not too early to get excited about 2013 recruiting. (Good Heavens - we're recruiting Richard Seymour's son?!? Now I feel really, really old.) Looking back to the 2011 recruits, Phil asks Did recruiting rankings pan out this season for USC, Clemson?

Rock Hill Herald: SC lawmaker wants to require USC-Clemson annual football game. That's just what is needed in the Clemson-Carolina rivalry - more legislative interference.

Lady Gamecock Basketball

GoGamecocks: Lady Gamecocks in AP top 25.

Cocky Country: Lady Gamecocks Back In The Top 25, Grant Honored.

Gamecock Anthem: Tournament Watch.

Gamecock Basketball

Ron Morris: Getting that empty feeling - Small crowds show loyalty is waning for USC basketball fans. Ron gets to take a swipe at both a USC coach and USC fans; naturally, he is in hog-heaven. He's also spot-on - more's the pity.

Life of a Gamecock: South Carolina Basketball: Sounding off on "The Horn". Also check out The Garnet Buzz - 2/6.

ESPN: Andy Katz releases his latest Conference Power Rankings: SEC. Do you agree with what he says about Carolina?

Anderson Independent-Mail: A breakdown of the SEC at halfway point shows a league on the rise.

Chattanooga Times Free Press: SEC basketball teams close to predictions.

Olympic Sports

The Daily Gamecock: Softball relying on veterans in 2012.

Gamecocksonline: Softball - Coach Smith Pre-Season Press Conference; Women's Soccer - Sabrina D'Angelo & Coach Cosgriff Press Conference.

Loose Feed

Mr. SEC: Alabama Football: Karma And The Price Of Omelettes.

Lost Lettermen: SEC, Pac-12 Helmet Concepts Hit Web. Gut-wrenchingly bad. And a black helmet? In South Carolina? In September? We tried it once and it was a bad idea then.

NBC Sports: Big Ten kicking around idea of on-campus playoff games. If the NCAA approves this plan, then it changes the entire CFB landscape.

ESPN: More on the subject by Addam Rittenberg - B1G playoff plan primarily benefits ... B1G.

CBS Sports: Dennis Dodd weighs in here - Big 10 "kicking around" idea of Plus One.

Team Speed Kills: Sprints Will Not Let Rivalries Die Without a Fight // 02.07.12. Sprints is back with a vengeance.