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The Daily Feed: May 4, 2012

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<em>RHP Colby Holmes (L) is out for the Arkansas series - a big loss for the Cocks - but C Grayson Greiner (R) will be doing his part against the Hogs behind the plate and in the batter's box.</em>
RHP Colby Holmes (L) is out for the Arkansas series - a big loss for the Cocks - but C Grayson Greiner (R) will be doing his part against the Hogs behind the plate and in the batter's box.

Gamecocksonline: South Carolina Heads to Arkansas for Weekend Series. First pitch is tonight at 8:00 p.m. E.T.; TV - ESPNU. Gamecocks (and Reptar) hit the road to Arkansas. No chance the fish was being left behind. The guys landed safely yesterday afternoon - Andy Demetra congratulated Jordan Montgomery on making his first plane trip!

Post & Courier: South Carolina freshman Joey Pankake settling down at shortstop; Gamecocks take SEC win streak to Arkansas.

Anderson Independent-Mail: USC faces Arkansas without Holmes.

It's Link City after The Jump - with more baseball, basketball recruiting and football stuff. Trust me, you'll like it.

Leftover Hotdog: Know Your Next Baseball Enemy: Arkansas.

Gamecock Central: Diamond Extra: Youth Movement.

Baxter (Ark) Bulletin: Razorbacks set to host No. 5 South Carolina. What they're thinking in the Natural State. More Hawg-centric news from Ft. Smith-Fayetteville's - Arkansas Faces South Carolina In Pivotal SEC Series.

Anchor of Gold: SEC Baseball Power Rankings: Week 7. The SEC-ers on SBNation ought to consider the concept of a power-rankings poll for baseball like we do in hoops and football.

Palmetto Recruiting: Sheldon Jeter commits to Vanderbilt. According to this article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Penn State was likely his second choice, so we probably were never really in the running. With Vandy having lost their entire starting line-up, Jeter was a huge pick-up for the 'Dores; meanwhile, they're being philosophical about losing out on Jeter up in State College. As for Frank Martin, do you think he was the least bit down in the mouth last night? Not a chance.

Life of a Gamecock: Adam Garrett thinks we're on the verge of knowing what Frank Martins 2012-2013 roster will look like, but there are still a lot of balls up in the air - Gamecock Basketball Recruiting: Updates on Final Targets For 2012-2013.

Bleacher Report: South Carolina Football: The 5 Strongest Positions on the Roster.

Sportstalkgolive: Mangus pays a visit to QB Kevin Olsen - and other recruiting shorts from Phil Kornblut.

O'burg Times & Democrat: T&D Sports Editor Brian Linder checks in with Brandon Golson in his Prep Notebook: Former T&D Region star Golson still wants to be a Gamecock. I'm really rooting for Brandon to qualify and make the 2013 squad.

So Fried Sports: Lisa posts her Football Preview: SEC East and SEC West; she ranks them all top-to-bottom here.

The Rubber Chickens: Buck awards USC career grades to the newly-drafted ex-Gamecocks, plus the free-agent signees too - The Buck Sweep – Meaningless Grades Edition. The way Buck marks some guys down, I'd say that I would have avoided him if he were a prof; let's just say he's got a heavy hand. Heh.

Gamecocksonline: 63 Gamecock Student-Athletes Set for Graduation This Weekend (video) - a nice touch from the Sports Information Department.

GoUpstate: USC product Thompson finding control of his swing. Checking in with the former Gamecock from Easley, who's off to a great start at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.

Team Speed Kills: The BCS What If ... ?, Part II: The Years Before the Formula Made Sense. Cocknfire continues from yesterday with his thoughts on the BCS.