Good (off-the-field) news: South Carolina led all SEC schools with 74 student-athletes on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll this year, marking the seventh fall in a row that the Cocks have led the conference.
Grades from the 2012 spring, summer and fall terms are used to determine who makes the list. USC had almost 20 more student-athletes named than Georgia did, and they were in second place with 57. Rounding out the Top 5, Vanderbilt had 55, Florida and Kentucky had 46. 629 student-athletes were named to the fall honor roll.
To go along with all of the recent on and off-the-field accomplishments by the Gamecocks, the USC Athletic Department posted this new video today, in which AD Ray Tanner highlights some of the recent major accomplishments from various sports teams, while scenic shots of the Athletics Village, Williams-Brice, the Colonial Life arena, and a few other locales are shown.
I don’t know about y’all, but hearing about the broken records, best-in-history performances, and general awesomeness that Gamecock athletes have brought to us over the past year or so really reminded me why I’m so proud to be a Gamecock.
And If you’re in the mood to see Carolina sports this weekend (and who wouldn’t be?), the men’s hoops team will look to get back in the win column when they host Arkansas tomorrow at the CLA. Tip-off is set for 1:30 ET and the game will also be shown on the SEC Network/ESPN3, for those of you (like me) who aren’t in Cola.
The women’s basketball team will be looking to win their fourth game in a row as they also take on the Razorbacks this weekend.The ladies are currently ranked No. 14 or 18, depending on the poll you use, and they’re coming off of a big upset of No. 4/5 Kentucky the other night. Their game against Arkansas tips off at 3 ET from Fayetteville.
The baseball team will also hold scrimmages both Saturday and Sunday, with the first pitch coming at 1:30 ET. The scrimmages will take place at Carolina Stadium and are open to the public. Coach Chad Holbrook held a press conference today, which you can watch here.