South Carolina Gamecocks news from the last week, including updates from football, basketball, baseball, and more

The latest South Carolina Gamecocks news from the last week, including updates from football, recruiting, basketball, baseball, and more
South Carolina Gamecocks mascot Cocky with the USC cheerleaders
South Carolina Gamecocks mascot Cocky with the USC cheerleaders / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The latest South Carolina Gamecocks news from the last week, starting with some updates on the South Carolina football recruiting efforts

In-state 3-star quarterback Cutter Woods announced his commitment to the Gamecocks. He flipped from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

3-star linebacker/EDGE Taeshawn Alston announced his college decision, picking South Carolina.

4-star quarterback commitment Landon Duckworth decommitted from the Gamecocks.

Several other Gamecock targets made their college decision, and still others announced they were getting close to making theirs.

4-star offensive lineman Dontrell Glover committed to the Georgia Bulldogs.

5-star defensive end Isaiah Gibson pledged his services to the Georgia Bulldogs, as well.

4-star defensive tackle Kevin Wynn committed to the Florida State Seminoles.

4-star athlete/cornerback Brandon Finney announced his decision to join the Oregon Ducks.

3-star defensive tackle EJ Thomas picked the Syracuse Orange last week.

3-star running back target Jeff Overton committed to the Virginia Tech Hokies.

4-star safety Lagonza Hayward has set his commitmend date for July 27th.

4-star defensive tackle Bryce Jenkins put out his top-4 (the Gamecocks made the list) and announced a commitment date of July 6th.

Gamecock wide receiver target Malik Clark is now a consensus 4-star prospect.

A pair of South Carolina football alums have new coaching jobs.

Former All-American cornerback Sheldon Brown is now the head baseball coach at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.

Former wide receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders has been hired to be the head football coach of the Bayshore High School.

A national analyst is not a believer in the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2024 season.

CBS Sports analyst Will Backus picked Carolina to go 4-8 next season.

Lamont Paris' team has a new game on its schedule.

The Gamecocks will face off against the Radford Highlanders in December.

A former Gamecock starter signed his first NBA contract.

Ta'Lon Cooper, the 2023-2024 season's starting point guard) signed an Exhibit-10 contract with the Orlando Magic.

2025 NBA Draft projections are including a Gamecock early in the proceedings.

Forward Collin-Murray Boyles is returning for another year in Columbia, but it could be his last as multiple national outlets have slotted him in the first half of the 1st round next year.

The Gamecocks made the top-5 for an elite prospect.

5-star Agot Makeer put Dawn Staley's South Carolina basketball team in her top-12.

Dawn Staley is winning an honor, and her program is up for three ESPYs.

Dawn Staley will be given the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this year's ESPYs for her work in raising support for cancer research, screenings, treatments, and more

USC alum A'ja Wilson was nominated for Best WNBA Player and Best Athlete, Women's Sports.

The 2023-2024 undefeated National Championship-winning South Carolina basketball team was nominated collectively for Best Team.

South Carolina basketball legend A'ja Wilson won an award.

Wilson was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week again last week.

Carolina will play in an early-season tournament.

The Fort Myers Tip-Off now will feature the South Carolina Gamecocks. Carolina will play against the Iowa State Cyclones and Purdue Boilermakers in the Thanksgiving event. The Gamecock men also will play at the Tip-Off earlier in the week.

Paul Mainieri's team picked up a few transfer portal commitments.

Left-handed pitchers Ashton Crowther (Miami Hurricanes) and Jarvis Evans (Georgia Bulldogs) committed to the Gamecocks recently.

Outfielder Nathan Hall is transferring to Carolina from the rival Clemson Tigers, and former Campbell Fighting Camels infielder Charlie Meglio is the newest Gamecock from the transfer portal.

Former South Carolina track and field star Quincy Hall is headed to Paris.

After running the fastest 400-meter sprint time of any American in 2024, Quincy Hall will be headed to the Summer Olympics in Paris.

The Learfield Director's Cup standings for the 2023-2024 season were finalized.

The University of South Carolina ranked higher than the rival Clemson Tigers. The Gamecocks finished the 2023-2024 season as the 30th-best athletic department in the country.

The South Carolina Gamecocks SEC Network Takeover has been set.

The Gamecocks will be on television all day on July 4th.

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