South Carolina

South Carolina rallies, beats Vanderbilt 13-10 in SEC opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Elliott Fry kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal with 35 seconds left, and the South Carolina Gamecocks rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Vanderbilt 13-10 Thursday night in Will Muschamp’s debut as head coach. Muschamp started Perry Orth at quarterback and also played freshman Brandon McIlwain. But it was Orth who went back into…

Ex-starting cornerback McWilliams leaves South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina coach Will Muschamp says backup cornerback Rico McWilliams has chosen to give up football. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound McWilliams is from Hampton, Georgia. He started 18 of 33 games the past three seasons, including 10 of 12 last year. But the senior was listed behind sophomore Rashad Fenton on the depth chart for South Carolina’s…

South Carolina reports 22 NCAA, SEC infractions in past year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s athletic department reported 23 violations of NCAA or Southeastern Conference rules in the past year, nine involving the football team. All but one of the infractions were classified as Level III and outlined by the NCAA as violations isolated or limited in nature; provide no more than a minimal recruiting, competitive or other advantage;…

South Carolina’s Muschamp not ready to name starting QB

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – New South Carolina coach Will Muschamp says he’s not ready to name a starting quarterback and will wait until closer to the Gamecocks’ opener against Vanderbilt on Sept. 1. Muschamp and his offensive staff have been looking at senior Perry Orth and freshmen Brandon McIlwain and Jake Bentley throughout the summer. Orth, a former walk-on, started…

Auburn softball rolls with the weather, plans Saturday doubleheader

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn softball has announced a time change for this weekend’s series against South Carolina in anticipation of inclement weather. The two teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. instead of playing on Sunday. First pitch for Friday’s game is set for the regularly scheduled 6 p.m. time. SCHEDULE Friday, March…

Gamecocks’ Wilson unanimous choice for SEC player of year

ATLANTA (AP) – South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson is a unanimous choice for The Associated Press Southeastern Conference player of the year award. The honor announced Tuesday goes the Gamecocks for the second year in a row. Tiffany Mitchell won it last season. Wilson is a sophomore forward who led South Carolina (31-1) to a perfect league record in the regular…