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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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Top Freshmen in SEC

Stephon Gilmore and Alshon Jeffery made Chris Low’s list of the best ten true freshmen football players in the league. (ESPN.com)

2. Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina: Led all SEC freshman receivers with 43 catches for 735 yards and six touchdowns. Jeffery finished sixth in the SEC in receiving yards per game (61.2) and also averaged 17.1 yards per catch.

3. Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina: Started at cornerback all 12 games for the Gamecocks. He led the team with nine passes defended and was fifth with 52 tackles. Also returned punts and lined up at quarterback in the Wildcat formation in the win over Clemson.

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SEC Week 11 Recap

Ole Miss 42 (7-4, 3-3 SEC), Tennessee 17 (5-5, 2-4 SEC)
McCluster sets two Ole Miss records in victory

Kentucky 24 (6-4, 1-4), Vanderbilt 13 (2-9, 0-7)
Kentucky bowl-eligible after beating Vanderbilt

No. 2 Alabama 31 (10-0, 7-0), Mississippi State 3 (4-6, 2-4)
No. 2 Alabama stays perfect in rout of Miss. St

No. 8 LSU 24 (8-2, 4-2), Louisiana Tech 16 (3-7)
No. 8 LSU holds off upset-hungry Louisiana Tech

Georgia 31 (6-4, 4-3), Auburn 24 (7-4, 3-4)
Georgia rolls past Auburn, earns bowl eligibility

Arkansas 56 (6-4, 2-4), Troy 20 (7-3)
Mallet sets Arkansas passing mark, routs Troy

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Valiant Effort

With an injury-depleted lineup and the prospect of facing Tim Tebow and the No. 1 Florida Gators, many wrote off the possibility of the South Carolina defense having an impact on Saturday’s game.

After the Gators scored in a minute and a half on their opening drive, even those who had thought it possible probably gave up hope.

But the defense rebounded and put in a valiant performance that kept the chance of an upset win alive for much of the game.

“I’m proud of the effort of our players, especially our defensive guys,” said South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. “Our guys hung in there and fought the whole game.”

“I was proud of the effort,” said Assistant Head Coach Ellis Johnson. “From a character and effort standpoint, these kids have really got something to them. To have as little age and experience as we do and they still respond the way they do…they came back out and really fought hard.”

Five different times in the game, the Gators either started or made it into South Carolina territory and came away with no points.

“They had good field position and the defense responded and made some good plays,” said defensive end Clifton Geathers.

While it’s hard to see victories on a stat sheet, the Gamecocks put in their best defensive performance against the Gators in the last three years. Florida finished with 339 yards, nearly 100 yards below their season average.

“This was a very emotional game with the veterans out there and all the players were just trying to play their best and show their capability,” said Geathers. “”I think we did great as a team. We had 100% effort. We need to find a way to turn it up to 110.”

Geathers responded with a big game, finishing the night with seven tackles, one sack and 4.5 tackles for loss.

“I’m real proud of him, Clifton has played and practiced hurt the past few weeks,” said Johnson. “I’m really proud of the way he’s played and practiced.”

“I felt great – felt like I turned it up to a different level,” said Geathers.

Youth and inexperience has impacted decision-making at times by the South Carolina defense. Injuries on the defensive side of the ball have also affected the Gamecocks’ ability to maintain a cohesive unit.

“It’s not an effort or commitment thing, it’s been because we can’t keep a consistent lineup,” said Johnson. “We don’t have the same 14 or 15 guys on the field week after week so they become gelled together. Every time we go into a game, there’s a safety looking over at another safety and they’re talking to someone they didn’t talk to the week before. It’s a lot like a pitcher and a catcher. Those things make a difference.”

With the SEC season complete, it’s time for the Gamecocks to look ahead to the annual matchup with in-state rival Clemson on November 28 at Williams-Brice Stadium.

“We’re going to play even harder for the Clemson game – no doubt about it,” said Geathers.

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SEC Football Week 11

Read previews of this week’s games at SECSports.com

Tennessee (5-4, 2-3 SEC) at Ole Miss (6-4, 2-3 SEC)
Kickoff 12 p.m; CBS

Kentucky (5-4, 1-4) at Vanderbilt (2-8, 0-6)
Kickoff 12:21 pm; SEC Network

No. 2 Alabama (9-0, 6-0) at Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3)
Kickoff 7 pm; ESPN

Louisiana Tech (3-6) at No. 8 LSU (7-2, 4-2)
Kickoff 7 pm; ESPNU

Auburn (7-3, 3-3) at Georgia (5-4, 3-3)
Kickoff 7 pm; ESPN2

Troy (7-2) at Arkansas (5-4, 2-4)
Kickoff 7:30 pm; CSS

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SEC Football Week 10 Wrap

Georgia 38 (5-4), Tennessee Tech 0 (5-4)
Georgia rebounds, takes apart Tennessee Tech

Kentucky 37 (5-4), Eastern Kentucky 12 (5-4)
Newton’s TD passes lead UK rout of E. Kentucky

Auburn 63 (7-3), Furman 31 (4-5)
Todd completes first 14 as Auburn rolls Furman

No. 3 Alabama 24 (9-0, 6-0), No. 9 LSU 15 (7-2, 4-2)
No. 3 Alabama holds off LSU, books trip to Atlanta

Tennessee 56 (5-4), Memphis 28 (2-7)
Crompton sets career mark, Vols roll Memphis

No. 1 Florida 27 (9-0, 7-0), Vanderbilt 3 (2-8, 0-6)
No. 1 Florida puts away Vandy despite struggles

Mississippi 38 (6-3), Northern Arizona (5-4)
Snead, Hodge boost Ole Miss past N. Arizona

Bye: Mississippi State

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SEC Football Week 10

Tennessee Tech (5-3) at Georgia (4-4)
Kickoff 1 p.m; PPV

Eastern Kentucky (5-3) at Kentucky (4-4)
Kickoff 1 pm; Local Broadcast Only

Furman (4-4) at Auburn (6-3)
Kickoff 1:30 pm; PPV

No. 9 LSU (7-1, 4-1) at No. 3 Alabama (8-0, 5-0)
Kickoff 3:30 pm; CBS

Memphis (2-6) at Tennessee (4-4)
Kickoff 7 pm; ESPNU

Vanderbilt (2-7, 0-5) at No. 1 Florida (8-0, 6-0)
Kickoff 7:15 pm; ESPN2

Northern Arizona (5-3) at Mississippi (5-3, 2-3)
Kickoff 7:30 pm; CSS

Bye: Mississippi State

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