(Sports) USC’s Spurrier Seems Unsure When Asked If Jadeveon Clowney Wants To Play

Clowney came to the coaches before the game and said that bruised ribs that kept him from practice Thursday were too sore for him to play.

So the 6-foot-6, 274-pound All-American watched the Gamecocks’ 35-28 win against Kentucky from the sidelines, chatting with teammates as South Carolina lost a large lead for the third straight game.

If Clowney “wants to play, we will welcome him to come play for the team if he wants,” Spurrier said after the game. “But if he doesn’t want to play, he doesn’t have to play. Simple as that.”

On Sunday, Spurrier reclassified Clowney’s injury as a muscle strain. Spurrier said the frustration he expressed a day earlier was a result of how late Clowney waited to tell his coaches he wouldn’t play.

“It was just we didn’t know he wasn’t playing until right before the game,” Spurrier said. “That is always a little frustrating. Usually the trainer or doctor comes and tells you this guy is out, and that did not happen last night. But on the other side if a player is in pain and can’t play, I don’t want him to play. None of us do.”

Asked about Clowney’s commitment to the Gamecocks, Spurrier said, “You’ll have to ask him that.”

Spurrier’s kept Clowney on a short leash with the media since early August, letting him speak only after games. Spurrier said that would change this week to give Clowney a chance to explain his injury.

Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said Saturday he thought Clowney would play during the team’s walk-through and was surprised when he learned he wouldn’t be playing.

(News) South Carolina Sports Bar Suing Rapper DMX

DMX is facing a new lawsuit this morning after being sued by a sports bar in South Carolina.

According to TMZ, Dark Man was booked to appear on August 25, 2012 at the Owl’s Nest Sports Lounge to do a meet and greet for the bargain basement price of $3000. X failed to show and now the sports lounge wants their money back, plus expenses.

Owls Nest filed a lawsuit in a South Carolina court. They’re seeking repayment of their $3000 back, plus $45 for several bottles of gin and $50 for a bartender.

X was arrested last month in Greer, South Carolina for driving without a license.

(Sports) Gamecocks Beat Clemson 4th straight year

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.

(Sports) SC SH*T! Clemson’s Receiver DeAndre Hopkins Breaking Records!!!

Don’t look for Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins to talk much about his accomplishments, preferring to leave that to others. So far this season, the Tigers’ junior has given people plenty to get excited about.

Hopkins is 14th-ranked Clemson’s other receiver opposite star All-American Sammy Watkins. But it’s Hopkins who’s grabbed the headlines so far this season. He leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with 49 Continue reading

(Sports) Derek Jeter’s surgery Needs 4 to 5 months for recovery

Derek Jeter will have surgery on his broken left ankle, and the New York Yankees say he is expected to need four to five months to completely recover.

The Yankees said Wednesday that Jeter will be operated on Saturday by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. The timetable the team announced means Jeter likely would be ready to return to baseball sometime between the start of spring training in mid-February and late spring training in mid-March.

Jeter, the Yankees’ 38-year-old captain, broke his ankle Saturday in the 12th inning of the AL championship series opener while trying to field a ground ball.

The Yankees did not say whether there was any ligament damage.

(Sports) Rob Gronkowski Motto “Do It To Get Chicks”

Sports Illustrated has chosen to feature Rob Gronkowski on the cover for their 2012 NFL preview issue. Sure Gronk is toning things down during the NFL season, but he has officially released his new work-out motto:

“Do it to get chicks!”

That’s right, when Gronk and his brothers work out they use the motto “Do it to get chicks” as motivation.