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Michael Carrera's haircut was one of the few bright spots in Thursday's 90-68 loss.
Michael Carrera's haircut was one of the few bright spots in Thursday's 90-68 loss.
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Board of Trustees grant financials approval for upgrades
The South Carolina Board of Trustees gave approval for 11 different facilities projects on Tuesday morning.

Gamecock Football

Gamecocks assistants receive raises and extensions
To summarize: errrrbody gettin' paid. Well, errrrbody except G.A. Mangus, for whom a pay freeze was one of our sacrificial offerings to the NCAA committee on infractions.

Former backups being counted on
As TheBigSpur continues its countdown to spring practice, they take a look at four former backups who will likely be starters this season. - Spring storylines - Defense
Chris Clark gives a position-by-position breakdown of the big storylines and position battles as inch closer to the beginning of spring practice.

A few defensive personnel tidbits...
Tony Morrell of The Big Spur gives some insight into where the several underclassmen and defensive backs and linebackers will be lining up when the Gamecocks hit the Proving Grounds.

Spring preview: Quarterbacks
G.A. Mangus talked to Gamecock Central about the Brendan Nosovitch and Connor Mitch this spring.

Gamecock Basketball

TRC Unleashed Episode 42 – Talkin’ Hoops with the Captain
The Rubber Chickens return from their month-long podcasting hiatus to interview former Gamecock basketballer and radio host Carey Rich about the direction of the South Carolina basketball program. I've made no secret of my relative lack of interest in this year's basketball team, but listening to Rich talk about about Sindarius Thornwell, Tyrone Johnson, and the other young players expected to join the South Carolina program, I honestly got excited about next year's team. For real.

Frazier says its even between USC & Aggies
One of those young players could be 6-4 Chad Frazier of Gulf Coast State JC, who said Wednesday night he is evenly split between USC and Texas A&M and plans to have a decision soon after his official visit to USC in mid-March.

Missouri demolishes Gamecocks inside, 90-68
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, there's still the balance of the 2012-13 yet to be played, and thank god Chicken Hoops is here to help us understand the horror we witnessed last night. (OK, the horror that people that people who didn't start playing NCAA 13 at halftime witnessed.)

Better Know An Opponent: Texas A&M
And lookit! They've even gone ahead and broken down Saturday's game against the Aggies.

Gamecock Baseball

A look at what the Gamecocks will see from the Clemson Tigers
Get an in-depth breakdown on Clemson as the Gamecocks and Tigers get set to do battle in a three-game series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

NY Mets catcher Landon Powell reveals how rare disease, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, led to death of infant daughter Izzy - NY Daily News

Loose Feed

All in: Gus Malzahn speeds up Auburn, Ellis Johnson vows to keep pace -
Before Gus Malzahn reinstalls his hurry-up, no-huddle offense at Auburn, he's already won something he's never had in the SEC: total support of a veteran defensive mind.

Quarterbacks and the passes they throw - Football Study Hall
They only charted 4 games for South Carolina (and we don't know which ones), so the results that they present for Conner Shaw (sic) and Dylan Thompson might not be particularly meaningful, but it's interesting work nonetheless.