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Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Feed Pail, where we gather up random but choice tidbits of South Carolina Gamecocks news to share with you. On this afternoon’s menu: All kinds of random items to tide you over through the weekend. Dive in and enjoy.


Being a member of the SEC might sometimes suck on the football field, but at least USC’s bank account has nothing to complain about — 247Sports

$651 million of total revenue for the 2018-19 fiscal year was divided up among the conference’s 14 member schools, with an average amount of slightly more than $44.6 million per school. I’m a staunch opponent of the idea of conference solidarity, but at least this is a legitimate reason to appreciate South Carolina’s SEC membership. Now, if someone could just teach them how to spend said money...

Gamecocks revamp football strength program after two years of rampant injuries — The Post and Courier

In what should come as welcome (and long-awaited) news to any USC football fan, the team is finally taking a long look at its strength and conditioning program after enduring multiple seasons of a frustratingly stubborn injury plague. The changes started when head coach Will Muschamp gave former assistant Jeff Dillman the boot earlier this offseason, but South Carolina won’t leave it at that — new coach Paul Jackson is bringing new ideas and a new approach with him. Fingers crossed.

Pitcher Dylan Harley needs season-ending surgery — TheBigSpur

In what’s a tough blow with baseball season just around the corner, the sophomore lefty needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 campaign. Harley was fairly promising as a freshman, making several weekend starts, so it’s unfortunate he won’t be able to build on that this year.

The women’s tennis team beat Clemson and we’re loving it because every win against Clemson is one to enjoy. Chalk up another point for the good guys in the Palmetto Series!

And speaking of tennis, the men’s squad is not to be outdone and is steadily marching up the polls.

In other news, former wide receiver Moe Brown is indeed going pro in something other than sports — The State

Brown, who worked for South Carolina’s commerce agency for six years, is now preparing to run for a seat in the state’s 5th Congressional District, a post currently held by Rock Hill’s Ralph Norman. Regardless of one’s personal politics, it’s pretty cool to see a former Gamecock get civically involved.