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Watch South Carolina Baseball Live

Thirteen of South Carolina’s baseball games will be televised this season – click here to see the schedule of televised games. But did you know that if you sign up for Gamecock All-Access, you can also watch live streaming of every non-televised home baseball game? In addition to that, you can also hear the radio broadcast for every baseball game, home or away, for the 2010 season.

Click here to sign up for All-Access and purchase a subscription for just $9.95 per month. For the entire 2010 baseball season, that’s just $40! That’s less than 75 cents per radio broadcast and just over $1 to watch a live stream of a home game at Carolina Stadium.

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Baseball Ticket and Parking Update

Baseball tickets for the 2010 season are being mailed in two shipments.  The first shipment is to all donors who did not request seat changes and will be mailed the week of January 25th.  The second shipment is to donors who requested changes to their seat locations and will be mailed the week of February 1st.  Please wait until February 8th before calling the South Carolina Ticket Office concerning undelivered baseball tickets.  Baseball season tickets are still available for purchase.

Baseball parking passes for the 2010 season will be mailed the week of February 1st.  Season parking passes are still available for purchase in most lots.  Parking in the stadium lot is not available.  For additional information concerning baseball parking, please visit GamecocksOnline.com.  Once there, select “Fan Zone,” click on “Game Day Parking Information,” and then select “Baseball.” You can fax your parking order to the ticket office at 803-777-7971.

To order baseball season tickets and parking, please contact the South Carolina Ticket Office at 803-777-4274.

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Top of the Key: MBB vs. No. 1 Kentucky

South Carolina looks to knock off No. 1 Kentucky, the nation’s only undefeated team (19-0), at 9 p.m. in the Colonial Life Arena. The game will broadcast live on ESPN, and will be called by Brad Nessler and Jimmy Dykes. You can also listen live on the Gamecock Radio Network where Andy Demetra and Casey Manning will have the call.

South Carolina (11-8, 2-3) Notes

  • South Carolina swept the Kentucky series last season. Devan Downey clinched the first win with 3 seconds left in the game at Rupp Arena for a 78-77 victory.
  • Colonial Life Arena hosts a No. 1 team for the first time. South Carolina has hosted a No.1 team just one other time (vs. Michigan in 1977).
  • Senior guard Devan Downey has posted at least 20 points in all five SEC games. In Saturday’s game versus Florida, Downey scored 36 of the Gamecocks 56 points.
  • Downey enters Tuesday’s game vs. Kentucky leading the SEC in scoring in overall games (21.9) and league games (31.6).
  • Carolina’s 7.1 blocked shots per game rank third in the Southeastern Conference, behind Mississippi State’s 8.4 and Kentucky’s 7.3 per contest, and eighth in the nation (as of Jan. 25 NCAA stats). Junior forward Sam Muldrow paces the Gamecocks with 3.3 blocks per game, second in the SEC and eighth in the nation.
  • Tuesday night’s game marks the fifth of 10 for the Gamecocks on the ESPN family of networks during 1009-10 regular season. South Carolina holds a 10-13 record in games played on the family of networks since the 2005-06 season.

No. 1/1 Kentucky (19-0, 4-0) Notes

  • Kentucky leads the series 41-9. The Wildcats have won six of the last 10 meetings, including three of the last five in Columbia.
  • Freshman forward DeMarcus Cousins recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 16 points and 14 rebounds in only 17 minutes of work against Arkansas.
  • Sophomore guard Darius Miller led the Wildcats against Arkansas on Saturday with a career best 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
  • John Wall and Eric Bledsoe joined Miller and Cousins in double-figures with 16 and 10 points respectively. Wall also tallied a game-high seven assists, three steals, and two blocks against Arkansas.

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Yahoo! Sports SEC Baseball Preview

Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports posted his preview of the 2010 SEC Baseball season and expects the Gamecocks to have a strong showing. Rogers puts the Gamecocks at No. 2 in the East behind Florida and expects South Carolina to reach regional play this year. Outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. makes his preseason All-Conference team. Click here to read the full preview.

2. South Carolina – The Gamecocks actually could have a solid pitching staff for a change with the return of several seasoned and talented arms. The offense, as usual, is expected to be productive.

Season tickets for the 2010 season are still available. Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS.

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Baseball Alumni Game Friday Night

Over 114 former players, coaches and support staff will be in Columbia this weekend for the baseball program’s annual alumni weekend. After a morning golf outing, the alumni will be divided into two teams for the Alumni Game. Several current major leaguers will be in attendance including Justin Smoak, Landon Powell and Brian Buscher.  For a full list of returning players, click here. Admission is free for all fans – the game begins at 7 p.m.

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Ray Tanner Home Run this Saturday

If you’re not making the trip to Alabama this weekend for the football, support a good cause through Coach Tanner’s Home Run, a running and walking event bringing together people of all levels to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and their families through the Ray Tanner Foundation, while promoting the benefits of healthy and active lifestyles.

Held on Saturday morning, the event includes a 12K, 5K, Fun Run and Walk for all types of runners to enjoy the event.  The race finish line is home plate at Carolina Stadium. So far, over 500 people have entered the event. You can click here for the race flier and click here to register online.

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The Closer: Ray Tanner

Did you know? With Alabama’s Jim Wells announcing his retirement last week, South Carolina head coach Ray Tanner is now the dean of the SEC.  Tanner is entering his 14th season at the helm with the Gamecocks and his 23rd year as a collegiate head coach. Tanner’s career record is 975-439-3 (.689) with a 580-266 (.686) mark at South Carolina. The .686 winning percentage is third highest in SEC history.

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