TUESDAY SPORTS: Gameday returning to Clemson; USC/Mizzou gametime set; Early receives national honor
*For the second time this season, ESPN’s iconic college football pregame show, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot, will be in Clemson. The crew will be on hand this weekend for the matchup between #3 Clemson and #5 Florida State. The show will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday from the north end of Bowman Field and precede the Clemson vs. Florida State game at 8:22 PM on ABC. The Seminoles are a 3-point favorite.
*The South Carolina Gamecocks will travel to Columbia, Mo. to face the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, October 26. The game is set for 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local) from Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium. Either ESPN or ESPN2 will have the national broadcast. The Gamecocks are headed to Knoxville this week to face Tennessee. South Carolina is a 7-point favorite in that one.
*Furman placekicker Ray Early has been named National Placekicker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his stellar play Saturday against Chattanooga. Early, a senior from Darlington, converted all three field goal attempts from distances of 50, 31, and 43 yards against the Mocs for the first three-field goal performance of his career.
*The San Diego Chargers defeated the Indianapolis Colts 19-9 at home in Monday Night Football. Other than a 22-yard touchdown pass from Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, all of last night’s scoring came on field goals, four by San Diego’s Nick Novak and three from the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri. Rivers was 22 of 33 for 237 yards, while Colts quarterback Andrew Luck went 18 of 30 for 202 yards.
*The Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Monday night to cut the Cardinals’ lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series to 2 games to 1. Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up just three hits in seven innings, while Yasiel Puig had an RBI triple and Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI double. Game 4 will be played Tuesday in Los Angeles.
*The South Carolina baseball team announced Monday 2014 schedule that features 37 home games at Carolina Stadium as well as 19 games against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams. The Gamecocks open the season on Friday, Feb. 14, hosting a three-game series vs. Bucknell. The complete schedule can be viewed at gamecocksonline.com.
*In high school volleyball on Monday, Seneca defeated Emerald 3-0 by scores of 25-18, 25-9 and 25-16. Next up for the Bobcats is a trip to Belton Honea Path on Wednesday.