IT’S GREAT TO BE A GAMECOCK!!!!!!!! Shouts outs to the SIX Gamecocks that was drafted to the NFL. The follow Gamecocks are Devin Taylor, DeVonte Holloman, Devin Taylor, Marcus Lattimore, Ace Sanders, and D.J. Swearinger. Read the jump for more info.
Months after the South Carolina High School League disqualified the undefeated Goose Creek High School football team from the playoffs for using an ineligible player, the Gators will be presented with championship rings on Monday.
A community ceremony is being held at the high school’s gym at 7 p.m. and all Gator fans are invited to attend for free.
The community raised $25,000 to pay for the rings and the event.
The rings will have “INTEGRITY” engraved on them.
After all the big talk Peterson’s year is complete with the rightfully deserved MVP award.
The Minnesota Vikings running back was announced Saturday night at “NFL Honors” as the 2012 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player, a well-earned distinction following one of the most remarkable comeback seasons in the game’s history.
Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards, just 9 shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s NFL single-season mark. Peterson put the Vikings on his back, leading them to 10 wins and a playoff berth. It was an epic season of production made even more impressive on the heels of reconstructive surgery of his left knee.
Peterson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his knee on Dec. 24, 2011, and that type of injury is known to rob players of the quickness and burst necessary to play at a high level. Peterson had surgery Dec. 30 (leading to the saddest picture ever), but he furiously rehabilitated and never missed a game. World-renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews said Peterson “defied all odds.”
Peterson expressed confidence over the past month that he would win both the MVP and Comeback Player of the Year awards. Peyton Manning kept him from the sweep, but we’re sure Peterson will sleep well nonetheless. A year of hard work has ended with the NFL’s highest individual honor.
Oregon is known for it’s flashy facilities and uniforms (thanks to Nike) but Baylor is stepping up. They’ve garnered attention thanks to Heisman winner and Rookie of the Year nominee Robert Griffin III and they’re continuing to bring more attention to it’s football program. These new football helmets are guaranteed to make sure you see them coming.
First up is the Seattle Seahawks as they take on the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons will be looking to break the stigma of their playoff losses curse and win today. The Seahawks will be led by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson who’s continuing his quest to prove everyone wrong that passed on him. In their last meeting the Falcons defeated the Seahawks 30-28 and I’m looking forward to another close game.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
TV Schedule: FOX
NFL odds: Falcons -2.5
NFL picks: Seahawks, 24-20
Following that game the Houston Texans pay a visit to the New England Patriots in Foxborough. The Texans once “elite” defense has faltered down the stretch and they’ll need every bit of it to contain Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. In their last meeting the Patriots blew out the Texans 42-14 and I’m sure we’re all hoping for a much closer result.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV Schedule: CBS
NFL odds: Patriots -9.5
NFL picks: Patriots, 35-20
The championship was locked up by halftime. By the time the confetti landed, Alabama was already looking ahead to the next one.
Quieting the Irish on the very first drive, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame, 42-14, for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years with another laugher of a title game. The Bear would’ve been especially proud of this one, with Nick Saban and the Tide romping to the second-biggest rout of the BCS era that began in 1999.
“The process is ongoing,” said Saban, still tightlipped as ever and showing little emotion after the fourth national title of Continue reading
Spartanburg, SC– Women!! How many times has it been said to leave your guy, or significant other, alone when they are being entertained by watching their favorite sport(s) on tv??
On Wednesday, at a home in Spartanburg SC, 51-year-old Dwight Anthony Boyd got in an argument with his girlfriend because she wouldn’t leave him alone while he was watching a football game.
At one point, police say he told her that if she didn’t leave him alone, he would throw feces (yea feces, doodoo, dookie, etc.) from a portable toilet belonging to an elderly man living in the home.
The man made good on his promise, officers say, and also hit her and knocked her to the floor.
So not only did she get hit with shit, she got knocked out too!! DAAMMMMMNNNNN!!
Needless to say, Boyd is facing charges.
The University of South Carolina placed three players on the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman squad as selected by the 14 head football coaches, the league office announced today.
Earning spots on the squad were tight end Jerell Adams, offensive tackle Brandon Shell and defensive back T.J. Gurley.
Adams, a 6-5, 224-pound true freshman from Pinewood, S.C. caught four passes for 90 yards, an average of 22.5 yards per reception, with one touchdown in eight games. His touchdown reception came from 29 yards out in the win over Arkansas.
Shell, a 6-6, 331-pound redshirt freshman from Goose Creek, S.C. started nine games during the season, including the final eight at right tackle. He was also the starting left tackle in the season opener at Vanderbilt.
Gurley, a 5-10, 183-pound true freshman from Cairo, Ga., played in eight games including a pair of starts (Missouri and Florida) before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Florida. He logged 13 tackles, including eight solo stops.
ESPN announced the three players who will be heading to New York for the most prestigious award in college football . The presentation takes place this Saturday, Dec. 8th at Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but check out who made the list…
Johnny Manziel, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Texas A&M, Manti Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker, along with Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, were invited Monday to attend the Heisman presentation ceremony.
Manziel is the favorite to win college football’s most famous player of the year award on Saturday night in Manhattan. He would be the first freshman to win the Heisman and the first Texas A&M player since halfback John David Crow won the school’s only Heisman in 1957.
A Chiefs player shot and killed himself in front of the head coach and general manager after allegedly killing his girlfriend Saturday morning.
The shootings involved linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, now identified as 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins. Perkins and Belcher had a 3-month-old daughter together.
When police arrived at the home, a woman came out of the house and told them her daughter had been shot several times by her boyfriend. Despite calling Perkins her daughter, the woman was actually Belcher’s mother. Police said the Chiefs player was renting the home on Crysler Avenue.
Police said Perkins was taken to the hospital where she died.
Officials said Belcher, 25, shot and killed his girlfriend and then drove to the practice facility, where he shot and killed himself. Belcher approached Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel outside of the practice facility, thanked them for all they had done for him and shot himself in the head as police arrived.
While Officer Darin Snapp didn’t confirm what was believed to have led up to the shooting, he did say Belcher and his girlfriend had been known to argue in the past and had argued the morning of the shooting.
Friends of Perkins said the argument that led up to the shooting may have been centered around a Trey Songz concert. Perkins allegedly went to the performer’s show Friday night at the Midland Theatre and stayed out later than Belcher would have liked. When she returned, the two started arguing.
The South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Clemson Tigers 27-17 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina on Saturday night, before a crowd of more than 82,000 fans. It marked the fourth straight season that South Carolina had beaten their arch-rivals.
Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier picked up his 65th career win at USC to become the winningest football coach in school history, surpassing Rex Enright.
Back-up quarterback Dylan Thompson, filling in for Connor Shaw who sprained his foot last week against Wofford, threw for three touchdowns, and Jadeveon Clowney had four and a half sacks in the Gamecocks victory. Clowney has 13 sacks this year to set a Gamecocks single-season record.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs (5-6 overall, 4-4 MEAC) close out the regular season with a, 27-13 victory over Savannah State (1-10, 0-8 MEAC) Saturday at Dawson Stadium/Jeffries Field. South Carolina State saluted and honored 17 seniors who played their final home game against Savannah State on the day.
Red-shirt junior quarterback Richard Cue (6-1, 180) finished with 214 yards pass throwing 14-of-33-2 for two touchdowns in the victory. Freshman Tamarrick Hemingway (6-5, 210) led the receiving corps with five catches for 81 yards.
The Bulldogs defense was spearheaded by senior linebacker Cortney Ingram (5-10, 190) with 10 tackles to close out his career. Sophomore’s Andrew Carter (6-1, 240) and Justin Hughes (6-1, 220) each added 10 tackles, two sacks, and two tackles for loss on the day.
“First I would like to thank those seniors who played their heart out for SC State, this football team, and our coaches and me,” said SC State head coach Buddy Pough. “We when thru some things this year that we are not accustomed to, but we made it thru the storm.”
Tajh Boyd threw for 344 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes for the second straight week to help No. 10 Clemson beat Duke 56-20 on Saturday night.
DeAndre Hopkins caught 3 of those TD tosses in the opening quarter for the Tigers (8-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored 42 points by halftime and rolled to their fifth straight win – all by at least 14 points. Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant also had first-half touchdown catches, helping Clemson rack up nearly 500 yards by halftime and 718 for the game.
The win moved Clemson into a tie with No. 9 Florida State atop the ACC’s Atlantic Division, though the Seminoles beat the Tigers in September for the head-to-head tiebreaker in the division race to reach the ACC championship game.
The loss dropped Duke (6-4, 3-3) a game behind Miami for the Coastal Division lead.