June 30th, 2010
In a wonderful upset, the Gamecocks pulled a victory out tonight in the 11th inning to win their first ever baseball national championships.
Before tonight, the only national title the Cocks held was for women’s track and field. Oh the irony….
Congrat fellas on a game well played!!
June 1st, 2010
There was once a Carolina Football player and a Clemson Football player who lived next door to each other. The Carolina Football Player owned a hen and each morning would look in his garden and pick up one of his hen’s eggs for breakfast. One day he looked into his garden and saw that the hen had laid an egg in the Clemson Football player’s garden. He was about to go next door when he saw the Clemson Football player pick up the egg. The Carolina player ran up to the Clemson player and told him that the egg belonged to him because he owned the hen. The Clemson player disagreed because the Egg was laid on his property. They argued for a while until finally the Carolina player said, “In my family we normally solve disputes by the following actions: I kick you in the groin and time how long it takes you to get back up, then you kick me in the groin and time how long it takes for me to get up, whoever gets up quicker wins the egg.”
The Clemson player agreed to this and so the Carolina player found his heaviest pair of boots and put them on. He took a few steps back, then ran toward the Clemson player and kicked as hard as he could in the groin. The Clemson player fell to the floor clutching his groin howling in agony for 30 minutes. Eventually the Clemson player stood up and said, “Now it’s my turn to kick you.” The Carolina player said, “You can keep the egg.”
June 1st, 2010
Three members of the Clemson football team wander into restuarant and sit down at the bar and order some food and drinks. A few minutes later, one of them yells out “51”. All three jump up and give eachother high-fives and start chanting “51”, “51”, “51”. Then they sit back down and continue on with their meal. Then, about five minutes later it hapens again. One of them yells out “51”. All three jump up and give eachother high-fives and start chanting “51”, “51”, “51”. Then they sit back down and continue on with their meal.
This goes on for about an hour. Finally the bartender, curious about the goings on, comes over and asks “what is the significance of 51”. Once again, the three Clemson football team members jump up and go through their routine. After they finish, one of them explains that they had just finished putting together a puzzle in 51 days. <more chanting>. The bartender says, “why are you so excited that it took you 51 days to put together a puzzle?”. Proudly and triumphantly, one of the players says “The box said 3 to 4 years”
January 1st, 2010
The University of South Carolina‘s 19 varsity sports teams are known as the Gamecocks. The unique moniker is held in honor of Thomas Sumter, a South Carolina war hero who was given the name “The Carolina Gamecock” during the American Revolution for his fierce fighting tactics, regardless of his physical stature or the size of his regiment. A British General commented that Sumter “fought like a gamecock.” While the men have traditionally been the Fighting Gamecocks and the women were previously the Lady Gamecocks, this distinction was discontinued in part to help eliminate gender bias in their athletic department, and to discount the oft-held misconception that their mascot is meant to honor/promote animal bloodsport in any way.
All of the University’s varsity teams compete at the Division I level of the NCAA, and all but men’s soccer compete in the Southeastern Conference. Men’s soccer competes in Conference USA because the SEC does not sponsor men’s soccer.
The official school colors are garnet and black. However, some officially licensed merchandise also contain gold, which represents the spurs historically worn by gamecocks in cockfights. The colors of garnet and black were chosen by the family of Dr. J. William Flinn when they presented a banner composed of those colors to the football team in November 1895. There was no definite act of adoption of the colors, but an unsuccessful attempt was made shortly after 1900 to change the colors.
The athletics department is supported with private money from the Gamecock Club. It was originally formed as the B.A.M. (“Buck-A-Month”) Club in 1939 and 1940 to benefit the athletics programs from privately raised funds.
Although the University’s varsity teams have won only a few national titles, many league championships and tournament titles have been won over the years. Tim Brando of CBS Sports has said, “You won’t find any more loyal fans in the country than those who follow the South Carolina Gamecocks.” 
South Carolina usually calls itself either simply “Carolina,” or “USC” in athletics, causing some confusion with the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Southern California Trojans