South Carolina football

South Carolina Fires Head Football Coach Will Muschamp

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp heads to check on an injured player during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bruce Newman) South Carolina has fired football coach Will Muschamp, the second time he’s been let go from a Southeastern Conference program in midseason. The school said…

Bentley stays perfect, South Carolina defeats Missouri 31-21

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Freshman quarterback Jake Bentley improved to 3-0 as a starter, throwing for 254 yards and two touchdowns as South Carolina handed Missouri its 11th straight SEC loss 31-21 on Saturday. Bentley showed poise, strength and accuracy in the pocket, completing 22 of 28 passes to lead the Gamecocks (5-4, 3-4 SEC) to their third straight victory….

Gamecocks TE Tucker giving up football for medical reasons

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina coach Will Muschamp says freshman tight end Robert Tucker III is giving up football due to medical concerns. Muschamp said Tuesday that the 6-foot-3, 238-pound player from Atlanta, Georgia, met with a spinal specialist after having some numbness in his neck. Muschamp says the conclusion after the exam was that Tucker needs to give…

Starting CB Lammons thrown out for punching Tennessee WR

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina starting cornerback Chris Lammons was ejected against No. 18 Tennessee for throwing two punches at Vols receiver Jauan Jennings. Lammons was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and thrown out in the opening quarter. He was locked up Jennings away from the play on a long run by Vols quarterback Joshua Dobbs when he freed his…

Bentley Time: South Carolina freshman QB leads 34-28 victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Freshman Jake Bentley threw for two touchdowns and 201 yards in his first college game and South Carolina matched its victory total from last year with a 34-28 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday. South Carolina coach Will Muschamp was expecting to redshirt Bentley this season before the team’s mounting offensive problems – they entered dead last…

Hurricane Matthew moves Dawgs, Gamecocks game in Columbia

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – The Georgia at South Carolina football game scheduled for Saturday night in Columbia has been moved to Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET due to Hurricane Matthew, it was announced Thursday. The game will air on the SEC Network. “Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and the surrounding area, it is in the…

South Carolina bracing for Hurricane Matthew

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – With Hurricane Matthew approaching, the South Carolina-Georgia football game is still on for Saturday night even though Gov. Nikki Haley says she “can’t imagine” the game being played as scheduled. South Carolina administrators said Tuesday they were consulting with the Southeastern Conference, the National Weather Service and local authorities. Matthew is a category 4 storm with…

Starting South Carolina P Kelly arrested; won’t miss time

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina coach Will Muschamp says punter Sean Kelly won’t miss any game time after being arrested on charges including disorderly conduct and trespassing. State Judicial Department records show that Kelly was arrested Friday and released on a personal recognizance bond of $2,125. Kelly was charged with public disorderly conducting, causing malicious injury to a tree…

Gamecocks’ ex-starting QB Mitch to transfer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Former South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Mitch will leave the Gamecocks after he graduates this summer. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp says he spoke with on Friday about his decision. Mitch won the starting job on coach Steve Spurrier’s team last summer. He led the Gamecocks to a 17-13 victory over North Carolina in the opener, but…