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A writer whose facts may not always be correct, but whose opinions based on those facts are.

Reports: Kingston to Take the Reins of Gamecock Baseball

Multiple media outlets are now reporting that South Florida’s Mark Kingston will be the next head baseball coach at South Carolina. My official statement on this hiring:  MEH. Mark Kingston will be announced at a press conference shortly, and Ray … Continue reading

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Holbrook Resignation Complicated, But Not That Complicated

“For a program that measures itself by College World Series appearances and results, not making the 64-team field is unacceptable.” – Josh Kendall, The State, May 29 By every account, Chad Holbrook is a fine man. His son Reece fought … Continue reading

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Gamecocks’ NCAA Futility Washed Away in an Instant

I started watching college basketball when I was seven years old. The first game I can remember was the 1977 NCAA final between North Carolina and Marquette, and I was immediately hooked. It wasn’t March Madness back then, but it … Continue reading

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Loving and Losing: My 10 Greatest Sports Defeats

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2016 USC @ Clemson Edition

Embarrassment. Last week after the Western Carolina game I wrote that we just needed to chalk that game up as an anomaly. It was a bad game before our annual contest against our biggest rival, and surely we were going … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2016 Western Carolina @ USC Edition

Some quick, barely researched, not fully-formed thoughts from South Carolina’s 44-31 victory over Western Carolina.  Flush it. I saw a lot of frustration coming from the Gamecock faithful in Saturday’s win over Western Carolina. Somehow, some of it was coming from … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2016 USC @ Florida Edition

A long way to go. The three weeks before the Florida game were encouraging no matter how you look at it. Yes, we played three bad teams, but we beat three bad teams, which is something we haven’t seen much … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2016 Missouri @ USC Edition

My God the freshmen. Of course that’s a paraphrase from Larry Munson’s famous call about Herschel Walker in 1980, but I had to make it plural because it applies to two freshmen on this year’s South Carolina football team. Against Missouri … Continue reading

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TRC Unleashed 92 – Juju on that Eminence Front

The TRC Unleashed crew discusses the big win over Tennessee this past weekend, plus covers a few more topics: Buck finds out he’s the only one who hates Sandstorm They still discuss what would be a good replacement Oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2016 Tennessee @ USC Edition

Some quick, barely researched, not fully-formed thoughts from South Carolina’s 24-21 victory over 18th-ranked Tennessee. Easy like Sunday morning. If you take Gamecock football as seriously as I do (which is WAY too seriously) then Sundays the last two years have … Continue reading

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