By Frankie Mansfield @fjmansfield On the court, USC women’s head basketball coach Dawn Staley leads her team with the same intensity and fiery passion that made her a three-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame player. Staley’s voice echoes throughout the practice facility as players work hard to satisfy her tough demands. But they […]

By Frankie Mansfield @fjmansfield Go to a Gamecock basketball game, and you’ll probably quickly notice “Baseline Jesus,” the stamping, Gamecock flag-waving, 57-year-old alum with a long gray beard and hair  to the middle of his back who leads the cheers. But unless you look past that, you’re less likely to notice the group of friends, […]

By Frankie Mansfield @fjmansfield Doug Liperote remembers seeing the news of USC’s hiring of Frank Martin scrolling across the bottom of the small TV in his office – and he remembers leaning back in his chair and laughing in excitement. He’d been here before. It was in the mid-1990s when USC hired Eddie Fogler, or […]

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By Frankie Mansfield @fjmansfield Don’t blink. You might miss Casey Gladney streaking down the sideline after hauling in a long pass. Or evading defenders on an option run. Maybe he was returning a kickoff back to midfield or breaking up a pass attempt on defense. The 6-foot-2, 180 pound do-it-all speedster from Columbia High accumulated […]

By Frankie Mansfield @fjmansfield At 6 feet, 8 inches and 265 pounds, it’s been hard for Chapin fans and their opponents to miss Mason Zandi on the Eagles’ offensive and defensive lines. Next season, Zandi’s hoping it will be hard for South Carolina fans to miss him, too, as he trades Chapin’s blue uniform for […]