Gamecocks get Georgia D-lineman

DL Kelsey Griffin (6-2 290) of Hoschton, GA Wednesday announced a commitment to play football at South Carolina. Griffin is considered to be one of the top defensive line prospects in the country. Last season Griffin had 98 tackles with 24 tackles for loss. He is the 21st commitment for the Gamecocks’ 2013 class.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Armstrong Report: 11 teammates testified against him

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Wednesday released a report on its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which revealed that 11 former teammates testified against him. It also details the way those 11 and other others say performance-enhancing drugs were delivered and administered to Armstrong’s teams, as well as his continuing relationship and payments to an Italian doctor tied to doping, years […]

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Former NFL and TV star Alex Karras dies

Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions’ defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom Webster and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy Blazing Saddles, died Wednesday.  He was 77.  Karras, who had recently suffered kidney failure, died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by […]

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Sandusky sentenced

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison Tuesday for abusing 10 boys he met over 15 years through his charity for troubled children.  Sandusky, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, could have faced as long as […]

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Major League Baseball Playoffs

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 12-4 in St. Louis Monday night to tie their best-of-five National League Division Series at 1-1. Game 3 will be played Wednesday in Washington.  Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles topped the New York Yankees 3-2 in Baltimore Monday night to tie their best-of-five American League Championship Series at 1-1. Orioles […]

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Furman’s Early Grabs SoCon, National Accolades

Furman punter/placekicker Ray Early has been named Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week and College Football Performance Awards National Punter Of The Week for his outstanding work in the Paladins’ 20-17 loss to Wofford on Saturday in Spartanburg.  Early, a 6-foot, 184-pound junior, averaged a career best 57.3 yards on three punts, all of which were downed inside […]

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BJ McKie’s son commits to South Carolina

The son of a Gamecock legend is following in his father’s footsteps.  The 6-4 shooting guard Justin McKie of Irmo, the son of USC’s all time leading scorer BJ McKie, announced a commitment to the Gamecocks Monday morning. McKie made an official visit to USC over the weekend and contacted head coach Frank Martin Sunday night with the news. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Texans down Jets 23-17

The Houston Texans downed the New York Jets 23-17 in Monday Night Football in the Jets home stadium, leading Houston to a 5-0 start for the first time. Houston quarterback Matt Schaub was 14 of 28 for 209 yards and a touchdown, while Jets QB Mark Sanchez went 14 of 31 for 230 yards and one touchdown. Joe McKnight had […]

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Johnson and Sanders Honored by SEC

A pair South Carolina football players were honored for their performances in Saturday’s 35-7 win over fifth-ranked Georgia.  Senior center T.J. Johnson was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week. Johnson, a 6-6, 319-pounder from Aynor, S.C., graded out at 86 percent against the Bulldogs with seven knockdowns and no quarterback pressures in the win. He helped Carolina amass […]

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