Previewing preseason practice, plus top 25 attendance across multiple sports
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‘We talkin’ ’bout practice’
The South Carolina football team released its preseason practice schedule on Tuesday.
The Gamecocks are holding Fan Appreciation Night on Monday, Aug. 21 at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Detailing the de-commitment
The Columbia, S.C., native is reportedly down to South Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech in his recruitment search.
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp offered his two cents on the recent SEC-vs.-ACC debate while on The Paul Finebaum Show on Tuesday.
“Who’s the best league? I have no idea,” Muschamp said. “But I know our league is very difficult. And I think it speaks for itself over the past 10, 15 years what the SEC has accomplished.”
Tough to catch
According to Pro Football Focus College, South Carolina WR Deebo Samuel leads returning SEC receivers in most missed tackles forced.
Watch list watch
Samuel and LB Antoine Wilder were both named to award watch lists on Tuesday, according to releases from the school.
The rising redshirt junior receiver earned a spot on the 2017 Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list.
Wilder, a rising redshirt sophomore linebacker, is one of more than 100 players under consideration for the Wuerffel Trophy, recognizing outstanding community service.
According to Gamecocks Online, the Gamecocks ranked in the top 25 for attendance in seven different sports during the 2016-17 seasons: women’s basketball, women’s soccer, baseball, men’s soccer, softball, football and men’s basketball.
South Carolina is taking over the SEC Network all day Wednesday.
The programming is made up entirely of classic South Carolina games and shows. Gamecocks Online has the full schedule.
Nod your head
Allow me to reintroduce myself
Former South Carolina forward Sindarius Thornwell was officially introduced as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 18, 2017