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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â" It wasn't the storybook ending that Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Tigers fans were hoping for against Nebraska in Thursday's Gator Bowl. Twenty-seven years earlier, the Tigers came to Florida, beat the Cornhuskers, 22-15, in the Orange Bowl and left the state of Florida with their first and only national championship.
| USC blames loss on a lack of execution |
TAMPA, Fla. â" From Steve Spurrier down, South Carolina insists it was ready for Thursday's Outback Bowl. But losing 31-10 to Iowa â" trailing 31-0 entering the fourth quarter â" doesn't really back that up. "We came in and didn't look prepared, even though we were," said sophomore quarterback Chris Smelley, who had to relieve the in-over-his-head Stephen Garcia in the second half.Stingrays fulfill victory promise
The South Carolina Stingrays guaranteed a victory Friday night against the Gwinnett Gladiators. South Carolina goalie Bobby Goepfert made sure the Stingrays were as good as their word. Goepfert stopped all 35 shots and Bryson Busniuk had the game-winning goal to lead South Carolina past Gwinnett, 2-0, before a crowd of 4,601 at the North Charleston Coliseum.Gamecocks knock off No. 19 Baylor
WACO, Texas â" Devan Downey entered Friday's game against Baylor as South Carolina's leading scorer. After he shot 1-for-7 from the field and scored only four points in the first half, his coach wasn't worried. "I thought he was terrific in the first half," USC first-year basketball coach Darrin Horn said. "He ran our team, he got other guys shots, he defended. He did all the little things. In the second half, he did the same things."Inside-outside merger sought
It sounded simple at first. Add 6-8 senior Demetrius Nelson and his variety of post moves to The Citadel's young 3-point shooters and there you have it â" instant improvement. And while the 5-7 Bulldogs already have won as many Southern Conference games (one) and beaten more Division I teams (three) than they did all last season, the inside-outside formula has not been that easy to perfect.
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