TheBigSpur (247): Five keys to victory against Florida. What do the Gamecocks need to do to beat the Gators? Also, Hargreaves and Gators look to ground Gamecocks' air attack, and some injury updates from the practice field. The Gamecocks are also in the mix for JUCO WR Dre Massey.
GC: The Gamecocks are looking to get off to a quicker start; the slow starts have hurt them and have put them behind the 8-ball early in many of their games this weekend. Also, Matt O'Brien gives his breakdown of the Gators ($$) and gives his thoughts on how South Carolina can win the game tomorrow; and a few notes and quotes from practice.
The State: Big night tonight! South Carolina women's basketball opens the season against #6 Ohio State. Their ultimate goal is to return to the Women's Final Four - and win it this time. It will be a battle between a pair of All-Americans - the Gamecocks' Tiffany Mitchell and the Buckeyes' super-sophomore Kelsey Mitchell. On the men's side, men's hoops is looking to draw more fans to CLA this season; they were fourth in the league in attendance in 2014-15. Back on the field, Connor Mitch is ready to contribute; what exactly that will look like (and when it will happen) is still up in the air. And Shawn Elliott has taken more of a hands-on role with the Gamecocks' defense.
Alligator Army: How have the Gamecocks changed under Shawn Elliott?
FOX Sports: A look at how the offense has performed under G.A. Mangus. If I'm the next Gamecocks coach, I do everything I can to keep him in the fold.
GamecocksOnline: Big match for the men's soccer team as they take on Marshall in the C-USA semifinals. The winner heads to Sunday's final with the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. If the Gamecocks run the table, there's a good chance that they'll host at least one tournament game at Stone Stadium, and even if they don't, they're still likely to get in as an at-large team and get a decent draw.