East Carolina Gameday
TV: 4:00 p.m. kickoff / SEC Network (ESPN)
WIS: Keep in mind there is a new bag policy on entering W-B: What you need to know if you're going to the USC football game Saturday. It's also Parent's Weekend at Carolina so things might be a tad bit more crowded than usual. Here is more on the draconian bag policy implemented by USC over the summer: No backpacks; diaper bags, sacks, camera cases, fanny packs. (Ed. - No fanny packs, are you s******* me?). Leave 'em in the car or you might miss Boom's first 2001 (while wearing the Block C, obviously).
Scott Hood: Preview: Home sweet home for Gamecocks?
John Del Bianco: Abandons ship to give aid and comfort to the Pirates - Game day objectives: East Carolina.
Hoist the Colors: ECU @ South Carolina: The Edge (slideshow).
Josh Kendall: Is East Carolina taking a ‘jab’ at its bigger neighbor? If this is bulletin board material, it's pretty weak sauce.
Grace Raynor: Inside The Game: East Carolina at South Carolina and On the beat: Muschamp talks ECU, recruiting and more during Thursday night radio show. (Ed. - I can't figure out if David Caraviello is phasing out as the P&C's USC beat writer in favor of Grace; David has been one of the best ones).
Fox Sports: East Carolina looks to topple another Power 5 foe: Gamecocks. The AP preview.
Football Study Hall: Dr. Bob says: ECU will take down South Carolina. Some harsh criticisms for Kurt Roper; did we hire the wrong OC from Duke? Stay tuned to find out.
SEC Country: Mike Wilson posts South Carolina vs. East Carolina matchup: Time to find a rushing attack. Amen. Plus - Gamecock Productions has a short-but-cool video ... Welcome home Gamecocks.
Facilities & Media
Saturday Down South: South Carolina announces extension with IMG for multimedia rights. Read A.D. Ray Tanner's press release here.
Gamecock Radio: Several Elite Recruits Set to Visit South Carolina (audio) - a trio of 2018 5 stars: Xavier Thomas, Zamir White, and K.J. Henry. The HBC would have been, like - who? Click clack. Check out GABA's own David Salley's take on this recruiting visit here.
J.C. Shurburtt: More on Zamir - Carolina set to host game-changing Zamir White; Scotland County is just across the line.
Saturday Down South: Big 2017 WR narrows down list to three, has South Carolina as a finalist.
Sportstalksc: 2018 QB Dakereon Joyner of Fort Dorchester has a good feeling for his top schools. Getting kids to come to USC from Ft. D. was an uphill struggle for the last staff; maybe things will improve under Boom & Co. BTW, Fort pounded Wando last night 54-14
In Other Gamecock Sports
Gamecock Central: Collyn White pens Gamecocks managing lofty expectations heading into fall scrimmages and Gamecock newcomers on display at first baseball scrimmage. Plus - gallery from scrimmage # 1 (download).
Gamecocksonline: In volleyball Gamecocks Sweep Davidson Behind Shields' Career Night and in women's soccer, Drennan Lifts No. 14 Gamecocks To Win Over UNCG In Non-Conference Finale. Plus - Alabama-ed. Way to sock it to 'em, ladies.
Odds & Ends
247: Charlotte neutral site games in jeopardy by Jon Whittle. Serious politics.
CBS: The NCAA could send a message by moving tourney games to South Carolina. More serious politics
ESPN: B1G Jerk. Yes, sports should be fun, so lighten up, Francis. (Reference? - anyone? [under 30 allowed only, Chuckles!])