June 20, 2002 |
Trey Dyson hit two two-run homers and South Carolina stayed alive in the College World Series Wednesday night with a 12-4 victory over Clemson. Landon Powell and Steve Thomas added solo homers for the Gamecocks (56-17), who will play their state rivals one more time Friday, with the winner advancing to Saturday's championship game. Matt Campbell (4-2) shut out the Tigers over the final 5 1/3 innings and struck out a career-high eight.
June 22, 2004 |
Kevin Melillo had four hits and was ejected and reinstated after a collision at home plate, leading South Carolina to a 15-4 win over Louisiana State on Monday that eliminated the Tigers from the College World Series. The Gamecocks trailed, 3-1, before they scored six runs, four unearned, with two out in the sixth. South Carolina had the bases loaded with two out when Nick Gardiner singled to right off Lane Mestepey (7-4).
June 23, 2004 |
Bryan Triplett had four hits, and Nick Gardiner and Brendan Winn drove in three runs each as South Carolina defeated Miami, 15-11, at Omaha, to eliminate the Hurricanes from the College World Series. Winn, Steven Tolleson and Steve Pearce homered, and the Gamecocks scored the most runs against Miami since Florida got 15 in last year's NCAA regionals. Winn scored five times to tie a CWS record.
October 21, 2007 |
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Vanderbilt Coach Bobby Johnson had no doubt how his Commodores would react, even if many others did, after last week's disheartening loss to Georgia. "It made us a little angry," he said. And Vanderbilt took it out on Coach Steve Spurrier and No. 6 South Carolina on Saturday with a 17-6 Southeastern Conference victory. The win was Vanderbilt's first over Spurrier in 15 tries and the highest-ranked opponent it defeated in more than 70 years.
October 5, 2007 |
South Carolina defensive end Eric Norwood tied an NCAA mark with two touchdown returns and Steve Spurrier improved to 15-0 all-time against No. 8 Kentucky in the 11th-ranked Gamecocks' 38-23 victory Thursday night at Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks, 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference, forced Wildcats quarterback Andre Woodson into several errors. It was the poorest performance of the season for Kentucky (5-1, 1-1), which was held to half its SEC-leading average of 46.6 points a game.
February 25, 2013 |
A South Carolina man has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California against the founders of Snapchat, claiming he originally came up with the idea of the popular mobile app. Snapchat lets users send each other photos and videos that disappear within seconds after the recipient opens the content. The app has been gaining traction and was recently copied by Facebook, which released an app called Poke that functions similarly. Frank Reginald Brown IV, 23, filed his lawsuit against the Los Angeles-based company as well as co-founders Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel, alleging Murphy and Spiegel betrayed him and shut him out of the company after they began working on it while students at Stanford.
November 11, 2001 |
Rex Grossman turned "Black Out Florida" into knock South Carolina out of the Southeastern Conference race. Grossman had his school-record ninth consecutive 300-yard game, passing for three touchdowns and running for a fourth as the fourth-ranked Gators beat No. 14 South Carolina, 54-17, on Saturday night. Grossman and his teammates were more amused than overwhelmed when much of the record 84,900 at Williams-Brice Stadium turned out in black. "It was fun," Grossman said.
November 22, 2000 |
Lou Holtz, who turned a 21-game losing streak into a 7-4 record at South Carolina, will get a contract extension and raise. "Coach Holtz is responsible for one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of college football," Athletic Director Mike McGee said. Holtz, completing his second year at the school, will have his contract reinstated to the original five-year term. His raise has not been determined. He currently makes a base salary of $150,000 and a total package worth $883,600.
March 13, 2001 |
Eddie Fogler will not return as South Carolina's basketball coach after a 15-14 regular season, ending his stay of eight years at the school and possibly his career as a college coach. Athletic Director Mike McGee said Monday that when he would not extend Fogler's contract, the coach agreed to leave. Fogler will be paid $750,000 to buy out the remaining three years of his contract. "He was not fired," McGee said.
October 30, 2013 |
Authorities in Greenwood, S.C., are investigating what they said appeared to be a domestic dispute that turned violent Tuesday night, leaving four adults and two children dead. “It's just a situation that takes your heart,” Greenwood County Sheriff Tony Davis told reporters at the scene, according to video broadcast on several local stations. “It's sad, it's horrific,” said the sheriff, who said he has never seen so many victims at one crime scene in his 40 years of law enforcement.