247Sports: Gamecocks legend buys iconic bar. After not being retained by Union County High School (where he coached Gamecocks commit Shi Smith), the great Steve Taneyhill is getting into the bar business. We’ll see how this new business endeavor goes for one of South Carolina’s most successful football players. On the field, Shurburtt looks at five defensive players set to make huge jumps. With Muschamp being a defensive coach, I feel that’s a unit we can expect to see the most improvement from.
ESPN analyzes the Gamecocks’ 2016 schedule. Spoiler alert: Kentucky is listed as a trap game. I don’t buy the writer’s final summary, but I obviously don’t foresee anything crazy in Muschamp’s first year. Also, former Gamecocks women’s basketball standout Nikki McCray appeared on the ESPNw Around the Rim podcast to talk about the late Pat Summitt.
The Charleston Post & Courier is counting down the top 10 Gamecocks, and true freshman Bryan Edwards clocks in at #10. Edwards’ play, especially with the lack of depth at WR, is key to this offense getting off the ground in 2016. No matter who’s starting under center, if you don’t have someone able to catch the ball, it doesn’t do you much good. #analysis
Also at the P&C, Dawn Staley adds a tough non-con matchup to the 2016-2017 season against Louisville, which will be on a neutral court - in Springfield, MA, as a matter of fact - the birthplace of basketball. It’s part of the Naismith Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge. So far, the non-conference schedule features Ohio State, the Cardinals, and oh, by the way, those UConn Huskies. No one will ever accuse Dawn Staley of scheduling light.
Coastal Carolina won the College World Series! Whether that excites you or not is up to you. Here’s Coastal’s recap and a nice writeup by ESPN on Chants head coach Gary Gilmore, whose father passed away a decade ago. South Carolina CWS titles: 2. Coastal CWS titles: 1. Clemson CWS titles: 0.
With that, the 2016-2017 NCAA academic season is officially over. Only 42 days until Gamecocks women’s soccer!
SDS: SEC teams using virtual reality to help quarterbacks. Well, only Arkansas, Bama, and Vandy are using it in the SEC thus far. The Razorbacks are the ones apparently using it the heaviest. There’s a joke about Arkansas head football coach #BERT and VR, but I’ll let someone else tell it. Also, SEC Media Days will miss Steve Spurrier. Indeed, they will.
DawgSports: Making peace with Tim Tebow. "I've essentially forgotten about Tim Tebow, football player, whose prime is now almost a decade in the past. Good for him for finding productive things to do outside the lines."
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