The Daily Gamecock: Women's soccer tallies 7 goals (!) in NCAA Tournament win over Alabama State. Seven goals (five in the opening period), a 29-7 shot advantage, a clean sheet on D, playing the whole bench and a Gatorade shower at the end ... what a way to celebrate Coach Shelley Smith's 200th win in 16 seasons managing the Garnet & Black. Our next match will be on the 18th when we face the winner of OK State-Colorado (who play today). Congrats Coach Smith on reaching the double-century milestone.
The State: Matt Connolly writes Winning, Emergence of Jake Bentley benefit Gamecocks in recruiting. Since the two are connected, call it the "Bentley Effect."
Campus Insiders: Florida v. South Carolina Prediction Roundtable.
Gamecock Central: Emmerson Phillips and Wes Mitchell break down USC-UF in the podcast.
Gamecocks Online: Volleyball falls in straight sets at #6 UF. At 17-8 (5-8 SEC) the Gamecocks can try to bounce back when we host # 21 Mizzou on Sunday at 4:00.
Post & Courier: Gene Sapakoff is feeling bullish on the Cocks. Gene always loves a winning streak, bless his heart. Plus - David Caraviello writes Hello again, HBC. Make sure the Ole Ball Coach remembers today, men, cuz he is pulling for the Orange & Blue.
"We're expecting to beat him," USC linebacker Jonathan Walton said. "He got Coach Muschamp fired, so hopefully we can do something else."
So, to please their current coach, Gamecocks.v2016 want to avenge a loss that Gamecocks.v2014 laid on him 23-20 while he was working for the other guys, in order to get pay-back to the coach who led them for the big late-season W in '14 [that incidentally that put the Cocks into a bowl berth]. That's the spirit, right? OK ... I admit it, I'm confused.
Island Packet: Speaking of the 2014 UF-USC game, The Game that got Muschamp Fired by David Cloninger. Plus - Josh Kendall writes Zack Bailey pulling out the stops to be best guard. Bailey has really come along; when he pulls for Dowdle, he has been obliterating guys.
ESPN SEC Blog: Gamecocks surging heading into Muschamp's return to Gainesville. Check out the video with both Pollack and Desmond trying to outdo each other as the biggest wet blanket for Boom.
SEC Country: Is that so, coach? Spurrier a reluctant part of the storyline as Florida hosts South Carolina. Plus - CFB's most intriguing match of the weekend by Hale McGranahan.
Saturday Down South: Ray Tanner opens up about the hiring of Boom.
ESPN Jacksonville: Bruised Gators Ready to Spoil Muschamp's Return to the Swamp.
Spurs & Feathers: Legendary Fan has lifetime of memories with the Gamecocks. Best. Fans. Anywhere. Always.