South Carolina Rumors & News

  • Spurrier: Gamecocks not pursuing Everett Golson

    The State "Steve Spurrier confirmed Wednesday what seemed to have become clear earlier this week. “We are not pursuing (Everett Golson),” Spurrier told The State on Wednesday morning. “We are not really in that.” Golson announced last week that he was transferring from Notre Dame to play his final year..." May 13

  • FSU, Alabama head Everett Golson's transfer wish list

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame will not stand in the way of Everett Golson transferring to one of the schools on his wish list. According to, Notre Dame's compliance office won't block the quarterback's attempts to join any of the approximately 10 programs on the list he submitted. That group includes..." May 12

  • Two schools in the running for Golson

    247 Sports "247Sports spoke to sources close to Everett Golson that indicated the Notre Dame transfer would most like to end up at South Carolina or Georgia. The source said that Golson wants to play his final year of eligibilty close to home, as Golson hails from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ESPN first..." May 07

  • LB Marcquis Roberts says he's transferring to Kansas

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas picked up another big transfer on Monday. Former South Carolina LB Marcquis Roberts posted to Facebook that he was heading to Kansas. Thank you to all the schools that wanted me to join their school. It feels like a 2nd chance. I will be playing football and working towards my master..." April 28

  • Petit larceny charge dropped against 4-star South Carolina signee

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The petit larceny charge against South Carolina signee Shameik Blackshear was dropped Tuesday morning after the alleged victim and a witness in the case decided not to testify. Additionally, the alleged victim requested to have Blackshear’s charge dropped, prosecutor Ben Shelton said in Bluffton..." April 21

  • Steve Spurrier offers scholarship to Atlanta-area eighth-grader

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The University of South Carolina has offered a football scholarship to one of the top middle schoolers in the Atlanta area. The Gamecocks are the first offer for Dominick Blaylock, the son of former NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock. The younger Blaylock is an eighth-grader at Dickerson Middle..." March 30

  • Steve Spurrier won't share play-calling duties in 2015

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It turns out getting a Twitter account wasn't the only major change Steve Spurrier is making this offseason. On Tuesday, the South Carolina head coach said he plans to be the team's full-time offensive play-caller in 2015 after sharing the duties with his assistants last year, when the..." March 25

  • Gamecocks unlikely to name starting QB exiting spring

    College Football Talk "If you’re a South Carolina fan looking for a quick answer to the question of who will replace Dylan Thompson at quarterback, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Following the fifth of the Gamecocks’ 15 spring practice sessions Tuesday, head coach Steve Spurrier was asked about the current..." March 25

  • South Carolina's K.J. Brent transfers to Wake Forest

    The Score "K.J. Brent has a new team. The former South Carolina wide receiver announced on Twitter that he's headed to Wake Forest. " February 23

  • Another departure pushes Gamecocks to an even 10 transfers

    College Football Talk "Did you hear the one about the South Carolina football player who decided to transfer? Sure you have. Over and over and over again you’ve heard it for the past two months, as a matter of fact. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Josh Kendall of The State is reporting that Blake..." February 19

  • Linebacker Marcquis Roberts becomes latest to leave Gamecocks football team

    The Post and Courier "Marcquis Roberts, a linebacker who redshirted two seasons because of injuries but returned to start five games last year, has become the latest player to leave the South Carolina football program. USC confirmed Tuesday that Roberts was no longer with the program. Last year as a redshirt..." February 18

  • Four-star South Carolina signee Blackshear charged with petit larceny "One of South Carolina's top recruits for the class of 2015 was arrested Friday and charged with petit larceny, according to multiple reports. Four-star defensive end signee Shameik Blackshear was booked into Beaufort County (S.C.) Detention Center Friday afternoon and released Saturday morning...." February 16

  • Four-star 2015 Gamecock signee Shameik Blackshear arrested

    College Football Talk "BYU’s not the only football program in the country dealing with the arrest of a member of its most recent recruiting class. According to a report from The State newspaper, South Carolina signee Shameik Blackshear was arrested Friday at his Bluffton (SC) high school following an incident that..." February 15

  • Utah transfer from Gamecocks injured ‘pretty severely’ in workout

    College Football Talk "Ahmad Christian will be expected to compete for a starting job in Utah’s secondary this year, although joining that defensive backfield fray has been put off indefinitely. One day after revealing during a radio interview that a quarterback transfer was switching positions, Kyle Whittingham..." February 13

  • WR K.J. Brent transferring from Gamecocks

    Greenville Online "South Carolina has lost another player as rising senior wide receiver K.J. Brent announced, via Twitter, he has asked for his release. Brent, who is slated to graduate following the spring semester had nine catches for 111 yards during the 2014 season. He played in all the Gamecocks' 13 games,..." January 28

  • Former Wake Forest lineman Cory Helms transfers to South Carolina

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "After two seasons of starting on the offensive line for Wake Forest, Cory Helms is headed to the SEC. Helms, a freshman All-America selection in 2013 who decided to transfer earlier this month, announced Sunday that he will round out his career at South Carolina. Helms visited South Carolina..." January 26

  • Shaq Roland ‘pretty excited’ about moving on to Prairie View A&M

    GoGamecocks "A local legend and would-be USC superstar will finish his collegiate career far away from his home state, and that’s probably where Shaq Roland should have started it, say some of the people closest to him. Roland will play his senior season at Prairie View A&M, an FCS program 45 miles..." January 26

  • Spurrier admits he considered calling it quits "There might have been a time (or two) over the last few months when Steve Spurrier wondered if the time had come to pull the shade on his Hall of Fame coaching career, but any reports of his coaching demise have been greatly exaggerated. "It was a disappointing season for all of us, some dark..." January 16

  • Gamecocks await decision of QB prospect Brandon McIlwain

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina won't have to wait much longer to learn if it's won the recruiting battle for junior quarterback Brandon McIlwain of Newtown, Pa. McIlwain said he has made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. McIlwain's final four schools were USC, Penn State, Auburn and..." December 29

  • South Carolina RB Mike Davis announces he will enter NFL Draft "South Carolina junior running back Mike Davis announced Thursday during a media availability that he will forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Davis, the Gamecocks' leading rusher in each of the last two seasons with 1,183 yards in 2013 and 927 yards so..." December 27

  • Marcus Lattimore to serve as ambassador at South Carolina "Lattimore, a former San Francisco 49ers running back who retired last month just days after his 23rd birthday because of knee injuries, will return to South Carolina to complete an undergraduate degree and work in the athletic department in an "ambassador" role. "There's been some..." December 22

  • Spurrier's "2-3 more years" comment is backfiring

    247 Sports "South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is no stranger to saying exactly what is on his mind. His early December comments about the remainder of his tenure with the program, however, are proving costly. “Give me two or three more (years),” Spurrier told The State. “I used to say four or five,..." December 13

  • Steve Spurrier: 'Give me 2 or 3 more' seasons at South Carolina

    GoGamecocks "Steve Spurrier will return for his 11th season as South Carolina’s coach in 2015, he told The State on Monday. “I’m in. I’m in,” Spurrier said. “We had some down times and some of this, that and the other, but we’ve got a lot of good players on the way.” The Gamecocks just completed a 6-6..." December 01

  • Steve Spurrier says he'd find a job for Marcus Lattimore at South Carolina if he wants it

    Yahoo! Sports "Former South Carolina and San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. In his announcement, Lattimore said he was going back to South Carolina to get his degree. If he wants to work for South Carolina in the future, Gamecocks coach Steve..." November 06

  • Spurrier says 'the plan is' to return in 2015

    GoGamecocks "Steve Spurrier plans to be coaching South Carolina’s football team in the 2015 season, but that’s about all the Gamecocks’ all-time winningest coach wants to talk about the future at the moment. “The plan is to definitely be back here and so forth,” he told The State on Tuesday. “Just say..." November 04

  • Na’Ty Rodgers reinstated, moved to defense

    GoGamecocks "Na’Ty Rodgers has been given another chance. Rodgers, said by coach Steve Spurrier to have been dismissed from South Carolina’s football team on Sunday, is back with the squad. A USC sports information official confirmed that Rodgers was back on Monday night. A team source confirmed that..." November 04

  • Georgia at South Carolina delayed due to bad weather "Kickoff between Georgia and South Carolina has been delayed due to bad weather. The game, which is on CBS and available live on, was scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET but has been delayed. " September 14

  • Spurrier: Mike Davis has indicated he might go pro "South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has already predicted that Gamecocks junior running back Mike Davis will turn pro after the season if he has a quality 2014 campaign. On Thursday, he took it a step further, saying that Davis himself has hinted that this could be his final college season." September 12

  • Steve Spurrier weighs in on Ray Rice situation

    Garnet and Black Attack "During his Tuesday press conference, Steve Spurrier was asked to share his thoughts on Ray Rice getting cut from the Baltimore Ravens in response to the leaked video of Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. The Head Ball Coach did not mince words regarding his zero tolerance policy for assaulting..." September 09

  • South Carolina's Mike Davis 'sort of doubtful' for East Carolina "Steve Spurrier continues to be an innovator, as the Ol' Ball Coach has invented a new term for all those injury reports out there. Spurrier said that South Carolina running back Mike Davis was "sort of doubtful" for the Gamecocks next game against East Carolina. I'm guessing that "sort of..." August 31

  • Gamecocks' star linebacker Moore won't start against Texas A&M

    The Post and Courier "Skai Moore, the linebacker who led South Carolina in tackles and interceptions last year as a true freshman, will not start the season opener against Texas A&M, Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said after practice Tuesday. "He'll play. He'll play early," Ward said, referring to..." August 27

  • Report: USC AD Pat Haden hospitalized twice in last two days "USC athletic director Pat Haden was not at USC's annual "Salute To Troy" event on campus Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Haden has been hospitalized twice in the last two days because he hasn't been feeling well. USC has not issued a comment on Haden's status." August 25

  • Gamecocks RB Mike Davis questionable for opener "A week from tonight South Carolina and Texas A&M will kick off the SEC season, but there's a possibility that South Carolina could be without its starting running back when the game begins. Mike Davis has missed the last few days of practice with a rib injury, and according to Steve Spurrier,..." August 22

  • South Carolina's Mike Davis questionable for season opener against Texas A&M "South Carolina running back Mike Davis hasn't practiced all week and could be questionable to play in the ninth-ranked Gamecocks' season-opener on Aug. 28 against No. 21 Texas A&M, according to a report in The State. "Mike Davis has been hurt, he hasn't practiced all week," Gamecocks coach..." August 21

  • South Carolina CB Jamari Smith to miss season after breaking foot

    SI - College Football "South Carolina sophomore cornerback Jamari Smith will miss the upcoming season after breaking his foot during a scrimmage, the school announced Monday. Smith moved from running back to cornerback during fall camp last year, but rushed for 108 yards on 14 carries after he was switched back to..." August 19

  • Nosovitch reverses course, plans to remain a Gamecock

    The Times and Democrat "After making the decision on Wednesday to transfer from the University of South Carolina, redshirt sophomore quarterback Brendan Nosovitch has reversed course and will remain with the football program, has learned. The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder entered the preseason behind..." August 12

  • Zack Bailey commits to South Carolina over Clemson

    The Post and Courier "Summerville's Zack Bailey, a 6-6, 315-pound offensive lineman, committed to South Carolina on Monday morning. Bailey, the state's most coveted offensive lineman in the 2015 class, said he had narrowed his choices to USC and Clemson before making his decision. Bailey contacted USC offensive..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Brendan Nosovitch transferring from South Carolina

    Garnet and Black Attack "Buried on the depth chart in Columbia, the former three-star signee has decided to seek better opportunities elsewhere. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brendan Nosovitch plans to transfer from South Carolina, according to a report by John Whittle of The Big Spur. Nosovitch fell to fourth-string..." August 07

  • South Carolina self-reports impermissible icing on cookie cakes "o: here is an exhaustive Associated Press report on the 22 secondary violations self-reported by South Carolina athletics over the past 12 months, obtained by the AP in an open records request. Much of it is interesting. Some of it is not. And one particular item is this: One infraction..." August 04

  • Three-star running back Mon Denson commits to South Carolina

    Garnet and Black Attack "Three-star running back Mon Denson of Lagrange (Ga.) High School committed to South Carolina on Tuesday. The 6'0, 214-pound prospect chose the Gamecocks over 16 other offers, including North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Kansas State, and West Virginia. Denson picked up an offer..." July 29

  • Spurrier fine with Davis leaving after 2014 "South Carolina running back Mike Davis enjoyed quite the breakout season in 2013, but bigger things could be in store for one of the SEC's best offensive weapons. Built like a miniature tank, Davis could build on his 1,183-yard, 11-touchdown performance in 2013 with a run at the Heisman or at..." July 29

  • Spurrier fine with Davis leaving after 2014 "South Carolina running back Mike Davis enjoyed quite the breakout season in 2013, but bigger things could be in store for one of the SEC's best offensive weapons. Built like a miniature tank, Davis could build on his 1,183-yard, 11-touchdown performance in 2013 with a run at the Heisman or at..." July 28

  • South Carolina CB Ahmad Christian to join Utes this fall, sit out one year

    Salt Lake Tribune "Former South Carolina cornerback Ahmad Christian will transfer to Utah this fall and be eligible to play in 2015, he told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night. As a redshirt sophomore last season, Christian was credited with 18 tackles, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He played in..." July 21

  • Spurrier salutes Saban as 'greatest recruiter' "Steve Spurrier has taken a few jabs at Alabama and its head coach this offseason, but when he came to SEC media days Tuesday morning he was full of compliments, calling Nick Saban a recruiter for the ages. "They've done extremely well, there's no question about that," South Carolina's coach..." July 15

  • Florida cornerback Damon Arnette commits to South Carolina

    The Post and Courier "Defensive back Damon Arnette of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who was on the verge of committing to South Carolina following a visit last month, followed through on those plans Tuesday night when he announced his commitment on Twitter. Arnette is the 21st commitment for USC's 2015 class and the fifth..." July 09

  • South Carolina player organizes free football clinic for kids

    College Football Talk "We happen to share plenty of the negative stories surrounding college football players in the offseason, so it is refreshing to be able to share a positive story. Kaiwan Lewis, a starting linebacker at South Carolina, took it upon himself to organize a free football clinic for the Pleasantville..." July 07

  • 2015 QB recruit who gave USC a verbal when he was 13 decommits

    College Football Talk "It appears the speculation has, finally come to fruition. In February of 2010 and as a 13-year-old seventh grader, David Sills verbally committed to — eventually — play his college football at USC. Fast-forward to September of last year and the firing of the head coach to whom Sills committed,..." June 29

  • Spurrier: Nick Saban hasn't won as much as he should at Alabama

    Fox Sports "Steve Spurrier is one of college football's true gems. The South Carolina coach isn't afraid to give his honest opinion, even if that means having a little fun at a rival's expense or jokingly suggesting Alabama should be forced to sit out a year of recruiting if the SEC is concerned about..." June 24

  • Opelika DE Quandeski Whitlow commits to South Carolina "It isn't too far from home, it's in the SEC and it just felt right. After visiting South Carolina and landing a scholarship offer this past weekend, Quandeski Whitlow didn't have to wait long to know that's where he wanted to be. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end from Opelika High School..." June 17