Today's edition of The Garnet Buzz is just a little look around to see what's new in the world of the South Carolina Gamecocks.
- Malik Cooke was named to the SEC All-Community Team for 2012. Cooke volunteered to help promote literacy in local schools, visited soldiers at Fort Jackson with the Wounded Warriors and took part in Darrin Horn's annual Ladies Clinic. This is a perfect example of the type of student-athlete that Malik Cooke has been since becoming a Gamecock. This is an exceptional young man and he'll be missed on the basketball team next season.
- The baseball team stays put in the rankings this week holding strong at the #2 spot in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30 poll and the #3 spot in the Baseball America rankings. South Carolina went 3-1 last week including two wins over the Clemson Tigers. USC next plays UNC Asheville who they hold a 7-0 record against all-time.
- Our friends, The Garnet and Black Attack, take a look at the USC administration and their apparent hatred for the South Carolina fans.
- USC President Harris Pastides went on record saying that Texas A&M will be the new permanent cross-divisional rival for South Carolina instead of Arkansas. Mike Slive spoke to Andy Shain of The State over the weekend and shot this down. Pastides is also known for saying the SEC would go to nine games in conference play with the recent expansion to 14 teams. We all see how that turned out...
- If you are curious as to what Stephen Garcia is up to, take a look at this article from the Meat Locker Sports blog. He seems like a different person and I hope he's a changed man. There's football talent there and could require someone taking a big chance for him to get another shot. Let's hope that happens.
- The men's basketball team is the #12 seed in the upcoming SEC Tournament and will play Alabama in the first round. USC finished the regular season at 10-20 on the year.
This will finish up today's The Garnet Buzz.
South Carolina baseball is still near the top of the polls and looks like they will stay there. The Texas A&M news is intriguing if it indeed does happen. I just can't imagine making that road trip to Texas. The women's basketball team lost at a chance to compete for the SEC Championship by losing to Tennessee on Saturday. It was a great year for Dawn Staley and South Carolina and they are expected to be a firm seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.