“In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. "Ultimately, I’m charged with putting the team in the best position to succeed, and I felt these moves were necessary in order to do that.”
South Carolina finally knows its bowl game destination with certainty. After posting a 7-5 record overall with a 4-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference, the Gamecocks will play in the Belk Bowl against the Virginia Cavaliers.
Dabo Swinney’s squad have all but made Charlotte their second home as they’ve won the last three ACC titles at Bank of America Stadium over the last three seasons. This year, they look to make history as the only team to capture four straight conference championships in ACC history.
Hurricane Florence, bowl season make for odd South Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech are closing their seasons at home a week later than usual with makeup games canceled by Hurricane Florence.
South Carolina senior forward Alexis Jennings dominated the game with 12 points and 14 rebounds in her most extended minutes of the season – 31 after logging no more than 17 in her previous three games as she worked her way back from injury.
Will Muschamp and his players have gone by the mantra “Each Week Is A Season” since the start of the 2018 campaign. If that is truly the case, this week is the season that fans across the Palmetto State have been looking forward to the most.
No. 10/11 South Carolina takes on a ranked opponent for the first time this season when the Gamecocks host No. 9/10 Maryland Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks (2-0) and Terrapins (3-0) are meeting for the second time in as many seasons and for the first time in Columbia.
Clemson held South Carolina to just eight third-quarter points to rally from a 16-point halftime deficit, but the Gamecocks outlasted the Tigers 69-57 at Colonial Life Arena on Thursday for their second win of the season.
South Carolina was up 31-14 against No. 15 Florida midway through the third quarter. However, the Gators fought back scoring 21 unanswered points using a physical rushing attack to take a 35-31 win over the Gamecocks.
Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton wore black and gold cleats with the words “Stronger than Hate” printed on them multiple times. The cleats also had the words “Hatred can’t weaken a city of steel” and the Star of David displayed on them.