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  1. With the news of Texas and Oklahoma possibly joining the SEC it leads me back to the question of are we about to see Super Conferences? The idea has been floated for years and usually gains steam when the BCS upsets one of the higher profile schools. The BCS system was a means to an end when it originally started. Over the past 10 years or so it has been a dying system only held up by the conferences allowing it to stand. Before the playoffs started their was talk that the schools may align into 4 super conferences and working together to remove the BCS. With the new possibility of Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC it seems this may be a possibility coming to fruition sooner than later. What conferences will ultimately die? Could we see another conference try to follow the path of the SEC and load up on big time schools? I don’t have the answers but with NIL now a thing and this possibility it could be a new day for college football and in all honesty may make more sense when it comes to expanding playoffs.
  2. Hello friends. I have not been to a Baseball game for 2 years now. As I understand there are no game day shuttles to and from the stadium. Are these shuttle lots still open for parking currently? If not where can one park for a reasonable price?
  3. Can a vegetarian eat "Animal Crackers"? Can you cry underwater? If poison expires is it not poison or more poisonous? Just asking for a friend.
  4. Who do you keep? See poll above, and check as many folks as you'd like.
  5. About 5 years ago I remember reading a long-form article in SI or ESPN about coaching searches and the art of the HC interview. It was FASCINATING. The case study was Doug Pederson, who months before had been hired as the new HC of my beloved Philadelphia Eagles, replacing Andy Reid (and of course both have since won Super Bowls). But the takeaway was that every HC interview involves the candidate coming into the interview with this mythical piece of interview paraphernalia - THE NOTEBOOK. The notebook is a huge three-ring binder that contains that candidate's plan, in detail, about how they were going to turn around the franchise/team, down to the most minute things. The gist of the story was that Pederson, who was a long-shot candidate when he interviewed, absolutely blew the owner and GM away with his notebook. It took his candidacy from "let's bring him in and see what he has to say" to "how can we let this guy leave? Because if we don't hire him someone else will." So who brings the best notebook in to Ray? Is that what has already kept Beamer in the mix? Will someone emerge from the pack with the best plan? I guess my point in all this is to say that there are things going on inside a search that we will never be privy to, like the strength or weakness of a notebook, or the interpersonal skills of the coach during the interview.
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    GRIFF HOSKER - Napoleonic Horseman Series/ Mr Hosker rarely fails to excite. he has quite a few book series and I recommend them all.
  7. GALLERY PHOTO POSTING TUTORIAL FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS: 1. At Top of Home Page: Click "CREATE" 2. Then Click on "Gallery Image" 3. Select the Type "Gallery Album" that you want your photo to show in. 4. Then Select A. Continue without using existing Album: Select the Album from List (You want your Photo to appear in) Select; ADD IMAGE ICON Select your file/url image Click - Submit All Images You are DONE. B. Create new Album Name it in BOX Select your file/url image Click: "Insert In Post" Click: "Create Album' 5.PS: Do nothing with Set Copyright, Set Credit, Set Tags and Notification Settings 6, Then just add all the images you want 7. That's it follow carefully then let me know if need further assistance by Posting in this FORUM.
  8. My 2nd favorite Confederate General during the "Late War Of Northern Aggression". Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest started out the war as a private and was the only soldier to rise to the highest rank that he finally did as a Lt. General for the Confederate Army in Tenn and also independent campaigns in Miss, Alabama, Tenn, GA, and some fighting in Kentucky. This man, who had very little formal education, was a millionaire before the outbreak of the War Between The States. Consider by many Union Calvary Generals who fought against Major General JEB Stuart - the great Calvary General For The Confederate Army Of Northern Virginia - under General Robert E. Lee and several other prominent Confederate Calvary Generals of this war - many of the Union Calvary Generals/Colonels all stated without a doubt that Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest was the "South's Greatest Cavalryman"!!! His exploits in battle - went against the West Point Tactical Calvary Book and that is why Lt. General Forrest pretty much always defeated whatever Union Force send out to destroy him except at the end of the war when he was totally out-numbered and surrounded due to some of his dispatches being captured by Union General Wilson. General Lee was ask after the war had ended; "Just who was his best Confederate General"? To which General Lee replied without hesitation : "although I have never met the man personally - I would have to say it would be Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest"!!! General Lee was not the type of man to causally throw words of such praise around without meaning every word of it. I use to go out and give "Historical Talks/Lectures" on Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest and I always enjoyed them due to the large crowds that would show up to hear about the South's Greatest Cavalryman. There are a lot of books out there about Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but my favorite one would be "BEDFORD FORREST & HIS CRITTER COMPANY"! The book is written by Andrew Nelson Lytle and is a very good remembrance of what/where/and how Lt. Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men fought and won so many battles at a time when many Confederate Armies and smaller forces were getting beat and pushed back all over the Confederate Nation.
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    The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War Novel by Michael Shaara The Killer Angels is a historical novel by Michael Shaara that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975.
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    The World at War British television series A documentary series that gives a historical account of the events of World War II, from its roots in the 1920s to the aftermath and the lives it profoundly influenced.
  11. VIKINGS - History Channel Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking
  12. Changes coming 107.5 Cumulus Changes Could be Bad News for Gamecock Fans Follow or send feedback on twitter @dixiefriedsport
  13. From Home Page Click Browse. On drop down menu Click on Gallery you will see a link that says Avatar Album. Click will take you to Avatar Album where you can pick an Avatar of your choosing. Click the Avatar Image of your choice Then put your cursor on the Image Tools Button a box will drop, Click the link which says Set As Then Click Set as my Profile Photo You are Done! Any questions post in this Forum.
  14. USC adopts clear bag policy for most athletic events July 12, 2016 New rules kick in starting will fall sports Leave the backpacks, purses and fanny packs at home. The University of South Carolina is implementing a clear bag policy for all ticketed sporting events beginning with the 2016-17 athletic calendar, the school announced Tuesday. It’s a “move designed to provide a safer environment and more expedited entry for fans,” USC said in a news release, and is similar to the policies used by the NFL and many other college and professional stadiums. Fans attending such USC sports as baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and volleyball will be limited in the size and type of bags they can bring into each venue. View image on Twitter “In meetings with security personnel around the Midlands and with schools around the SEC, it has become evident that there is a new level of security measures that need to be implemented in our athletic venues,” South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner said in a statement. “We feel that this new clear bag policy will assist our security personnel in making entrance into our venues a more efficient process while making game day safer for everyone.” USC’s Athletics Department encourages fans to not bring any type of bag to games, but understands that there are some who prefer to do so. Fans will continue to be able to carry items such as binoculars, cameras and smart phones. A complete list of prohibited items is available here. The USC first game affected by the new policy is the men’s soccer contest Aug. 18 against Winthrop at Stone Stadium. Approved Bags ▪ Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” A logo no larger than 4.5” x 3.4” can be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag. ▪ One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar) ▪ Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” – approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap ▪ Medically necessary items (after proper inspection at specified gates) Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: ▪ Purses larger than a clutch bag ▪ Briefcases ▪ Backpacks ▪ Fanny packs ▪ Cinch/Drawstring bags ▪ Luggage of any kind ▪ Computer bags ▪ Diaper bags ▪ Binocular cases ▪ Camera bags ▪ Non-approved seat cushions, which include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/other-usc-sports/article89129517.html#storylink=cpy
  15. Gamecocks offer Damani Staley, son of USC great Duce Staley Jan. 22, 2016 HIGHLIGHTS Junior had Midlands-leading 21 sacks for Ridge View Staley projects as an outside linebacker in college Will Muschamp made several stops at Midlands high schools Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-recruiting/article56091145.html#storylink=cpy Ridge View defensive end Damani Staley picked up his first college offer. South Carolina coach Will Muschamp offered Staley on a visit to Ridge View High School on Friday. Muschamp and assistant coach Kurt Roper made several stops to Midlands high schools Friday. "I’m just thankful to get my first offer and it being from USC," Staley said. "It is very special to me especially, because I love my hometown that I grew up in." Staley had a breakout season junior season and was named The State’s Midlands Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 190 pounder racked up 88 tackles and led the Midlands with 21 sacks. Staley also attended the U.S. Army All-American combine earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas. He plays defensive end but is projected to play outside linebacker in college. "Coach Muschamp and coach Roper sat down and watched three plays of him and said we got to have him," Ridge View coach Perry Parks said. "It is good for him and for the program to get a big time offer like that. I’m very excited to see how he develops. He has all the tools to be a successful." Parks said Clemson assistant coach Brandon Streeter also visited this week to talk to Staley but no offer was made. Staley’s father, Duce, was a standout at Airport who went on to a successful college career at South Carolina and played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. Duce Staley is the running backs coach for the Eagles. THE STATE Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-recruiting/article56091145.html#storylink=cpy
  16. Just a reminder Fanatics Spurrier’s first call-in show is at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
  17. This is a good tip if you've lost or broken you keyboard legs
  18. Going good should be ready by tonight or tomorrow evening, just want you all to know. Also when I got the update on mood plug in they gave us 5 moods that we can have site related. Will make for use, need your guys help in choosing a theme. Would like them to be sports related if possible Related to Gamecock sports. So post on this thread your ideals on what would make a good mood and we will pick the 5 best and the ones we use will give the 50,0000 points to the ones we use to your ideal............ Thanks Featheredcock
  19. Sunday Baseball Game vs. Clemson Postponed Game rescheduled for Monday at 4 pm March 1, 2015 COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sunday's South Carolina-Clemson baseball game has been postponed due to inclement weather in Columbia. The two teams will conclude the series on Monday at Carolina Stadium with first pitch set for 4 p.m. We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Capital City over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (800 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena shuttle, parking will be limited to 50 to 100 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes. Tickets for Sunday's game will be honored for Monday's contest. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network Plus. The game can be heard on the Gamecock IMG Network including flagship station, 107.5 FM, "The Game."
  20. Connor Shaw happy to be ‘home’ in South Carolina June 27, 2014 They stood in line, sporting umbrellas and ponchos as a late-afternoon rain shower coated the sidewalk. Most clutched helmets, footballs, posters and schedule cards, waiting for a dash of silver ink inside. As Connor Shaw took his place at the table on Friday, it wasn’t an autograph session for overzealous fans. It was another chance to say thank you to a player who won more games than anyone ever had at South Carolina. “I claim this as my home,” said Shaw, the Georgia native who came to Columbia four years ago and helped usher in a football revolution. “It’s always good to come back and see everyone, all the familiar faces.” After a whirlwind two months of signing a free-agent deal with Cleveland, then reporting for minicamps and attending the NFL rookie symposium, Shaw was enjoying a short break. He was at the Palmetto Moon at The Village at Sandhill, signing autographs in a three-hour window for $20 to $25 a pop. All proceeds are being donated to Children’s Chance, a Columbia organization that helps cancer-stricken children and their families with non-medical needs. Shaw has been a longtime supporter of the charity, remembering the Christmas events he went to as a Gamecock and the many children he met. “We just did an event about a month ago, and we had a lot of kids out, and Connor’s just an amazing individual off the field as well as he is on the field,” said Stephanie Amaker of Children’s Chance. “He takes a lot of time with these kids.” Shaw will take a cancer patient on a fishing trip during the next month, while juggling his burgeoning NFL career and his personal life. He’s getting married in a couple of weeks, and in September, he and his wife will welcome a baby daughter. Shaw can’t wait to tie the knot and then see his little girl, and, hopefully, by then he’ll know where he stands with the Browns. Shaw made it through the first round of camp and tryouts as one of four Cleveland quarterbacks (veteran Brian Hoyer, Coastal Carolina alum Tyler Thigpen and fellow rookie Johnny Manziel are the others) and he knows that once camp starts, he’ll be trying to stick on the roster. “Nothing’s guaranteed,” he said. “I’ll be competing for that third spot on the roster. I don’t know what’s going to happen. My job right now is to find a way to contribute to the Cleveland Browns and compete my butt off.” Until then, it’s seeing fiancé Molly, who lives in Columbia, preparing for his wedding and honeymoon in the Dominican Republic and studying the massive Browns playbook. Oh, and answering the two most popular questions – what’s Johnny Football really like, and how can he get used to wearing orange every day? “We’ve developed a pretty good relationship,” he said of Manziel, the hotshot known as much for his off-the-field lifestyle to his Heisman Trophy. “He’s better than most people make him out to be.” And the other? “It’s a pretty surreal feeling, seeing your name above your locker, then you see big orange stuff in your locker,” Shaw said. “That’s something I’m going to have to get used to.” Shaw has bonded with Browns punter Spencer Lanning, also a former Gamecock, and is ready for the future. Molly’s grandparents live near Cleveland, which would be a big help if he makes the roster or practice squad, and it seems as if things will work out. They had a habit of doing so when he was leading the Gamecocks to never-before-seen heights. “It was overwhelming at first, but it gets better,” Shaw said. “Just adapting to Ohio, it’s a long way from home. I’m glad I’m part of the Cleveland Browns, but it’s definitely good to be back home for a little bit.
  21. On the Bears Sophomore jump Jeffery follows the leader (Marshall) as receiver reaches for new heights Dan Pompei BOURBONNAIS — It was a play near the end of practice Tuesday when Alshon Jeffery made it clear something was different. The Bears were in their red zone period, and Jay Cutler fired a high pass toward the back of the end zone. In another place and time, this would have been a throwaway, out of any receiver’s reach. But here and now, it was a touchdown, play of the day. And Jeffery could not have gotten any higher if he were doing chin-ups on the crossbar. Perhaps new heights should be the expectation for the 6-foot-3 second-round pick from last year. He is not the same player he was 12 months ago. “That play in the end zone really speaks for his offseason,” wide receiver Brandon Marshall said. “It was a really explosive offseason.” Jeffery spent six weeks of that offseason working with Marshall at Marshall’s training facility, Fit Speed, in Weston, Fla. Marshall said Jeffery’s body fat got down to 8 percent at 215 pounds. “He was softer last year, much softer,” Marshall said. “Now he’s strong. He’s a beast.” Jeffery’s strength and conditioning has been scrutinized because he let himself go a little when he was at South Carolina, reportedly weighing in the 230s during his final season. “If he wasn’t in shape his senior year, that’s the past,” Bears general manager Phil Emery said. “The Alshon I’ve known has taken very good care of his body. Alshon came in in tremendous shape. I thought he came in in good shape last year.” For Jeffery, it has been about more than lifting weights and overspeed training. It also has been about listening and following a player who has been where he wants to go. “He’s like a sponge,” said Marshall, a four-time Pro Bowler. “I say, ‘Hey, bro, this is how you take care of your body.’ So he’s eating right. Got a chef. Seeing a chiropractor. Getting massages. Studying film. Working out hard. I can’t say enough about what he put in.” One play after Jeffery’s end zone catch, Marshall caught a fade in the corner of the end zone over Charles Tillman. With Jeffery’s development, the Bears should get more out of big receivers than they have in decades. Jeffery and the 6-4 Marshall should form the Bears’ most dynamic big receiver combination since the 1950s, when 6-4 Jim Dooley and 6-3 Harlon Hill were causing matchup problems for defenses. In 1954, the Bears had the No. 1-ranked passing offense in the league. That year, Hill had 1,124 receiving yards and Dooley 658. The Bears have not had the top-ranked passing offense since. And they haven’t had two big receivers capable of doing what Hill and Dooley did that year since. Until now. After practice, Cutler talked about having “some big dudes out there” to throw to. He also mentioned tight ends Martellus Bennett and Fendi Onubun, both of whom stand 6-6. And he gave Jeffery this endorsement: “He has a different edge to him. He got a little bit stronger in the offseason. He understands football. He’s not a rookie anymore. He wants to make plays for us. He knows that he’s going to get some opportunities opposite B (Marshall) and with Martellus in there. He’s going to get some single coverage. He had a great minicamp and (organized team activities) and training camp so far.” For Jeffery to reach his potential this year, he will need Cutler to believe in him. He has begun to convince his quarterback in part because he is getting open more often. Receivers coach Mike Groh said Jeffery has made improvements in his stance, his get-off at the line, the way he gets out of breaks, the way he drops his weight and his release at the top of his route. “And he always has had tremendous ball skills,” Groh said. “That’s what makes him an elite player — his ability to judge the football and make contested plays.” Jeffery will give Marc Trestman more play-calling options than he gave Mike Tice one year ago because he can run more routes at a higher level. “So far in practice, I see a more complete player in understanding spacing on the field and getting open versus various coverages,” Emery said. “I’ve seen him grow his overall package of skills. He can help this offense grow, and he has shown that.” You might even say with Jeffery elevating, the offense could grow in leaps. dpompei@tribune.com   Twitter @danpompei SCOTT STRAZZANTE/TRIBUNE PHOTO(ABOVE); NUCCIO DINUZZO/TRIBUNE PHOTO (BELOW) Alshon Jeffery will give coach Marc Trestman more play-calling options because he can run more routes at a higher level than last season.
  22. COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina taxpayers spend about $635,400 yearly on traffic control provided by highway troopers, with three college football teams accounting for three-quarters of that. For each game at Williams-Brice Stadium and Death Valley this fall, 90 troopers will work 12-hour shifts to direct the tens of thousands of reveling South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers fans to and from their tailgating spots for home games. Seven troopers will control traffic flow at each South Carolina State home game. According to the Department of Public Safety, troopers' time will cost taxpayers a combined $469,000 at the rival universities in Clemson and Columbia, as well as $10,850 for the S.C. State Bulldogs' season in Orangeburg. No other school sport gets the game-day service aimed at keeping drivers and pedestrians safe. The agency can't bill the schools. Since at least 1996, legislators have inserted a clause in the state budget barring the agency from charging for their special event services. Exactly how long it's been in the budget is unclear. Senate President Pro Tem John Courson, R-Columbia, said efforts to remove the prohibition pop up every few years. "This has ping-ponged back and forth almost as long as I've been in the Senate," said Courson, who was first elected in 1984 and believes the public safety effort should continue at no cost to colleges. "With the security problems we have in this country, it's certainly appropriate to have state law enforcement at large sporting events." A proposal allowing DPS to charge a fee arose briefly during the budget process in May, but it was pulled before the Senate Finance Committee could debate it. "The universities win the argument before it even becomes an issue anymore," Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, said Friday. Next year, he said, legislators could try to break out the cost on a specific line in DPS' budget. Over his tenure, then-Gov. Mark Sanford tried three times — in 2003, 2004 and 2009 — to get rid of the billing ban with his veto pen, arguing that colleges and other beneficiaries should pay for the service out of the revenue their events generate. Each time, legislators overrode the vetoes. "The agency should not be forced to subsidize traffic control ... especially since the universities are achieving record revenue from the television broadcasts of athletic games." he wrote in his June 2009 veto message, noting the agency's budget had been slashed by $26 million that year. "If USC and other colleges can afford to begin multi-million dollar athletic infrastructure projects, then they can certainly afford to pay for the traffic control at the events that bring in this substantial revenue." Then-state Rep. Nikki Haley voted to uphold that veto. Since becoming governor, Haley, also a Republican, has twice struck the ban from her executive budget proposals, but unlike her predecessor, she has not vetoed it on the back end of the budget process. Haley believes a fee-for-service model between DPS and the universities would better serve taxpayers, but she focused her vetoes on spending, said her spokesman, Rob Godfrey. She "could not veto every single item we'd like to see funded in a different way," he said. Sen. Larry Grooms voted in 2004 and 2009 to uphold Sanford's vetoes of the ban. But he said Thursday he does not want DPS to bill for the service. If that happens, he said, the universities will provide it for as cheaply as they can, potentially putting public safety at risk. "I'm at a lot of home college ball games. I can't imagine what it would be like if we didn't have adequate traffic flows," said Grooms, R-Bonneau, noting that he has season tickets to both Clemson and South Carolina football games. "I don't want university police and their volunteers being a substitute for the highway patrol." Clemson spokeswoman Cathy Sams raised similar concerns. After praising the training and expertise of the Highway Patrol, she said, "We would not want to see traffic safety handled by the lowest bidder." She also pointed to a Clemson study that found each home football game provides $733,000 in net tax revenue to the state and $542,000 to local government. "Football games have a tremendous positive economic impact on the state — generating revenues far in excess of the cost of traffic control," Sams said. While the discussion over the years has centered on college football, the prohibition on fees applies to other events too. Troopers also provide traffic control for horse races in Camden and Elloree, two events at Darlington Raceway, the Heritage golf tournament on Hilton Head Island, the four-day Eastern Carolina Fair in Florence and the 10-day Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson. The most costly single-day event for the agency is the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway, estimated at $39,100 for 105 troopers working 12-hour shifts. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/28/3064002/sc-agency-spends-635k-to-provide.html
  23. A lot of articles about past games, Big George, Taneyhill, 84,87, and articles about every coach from Carlen to Spurrier. Good stuff.
  24. http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/22385155/unc-emails-indicate-academically-corrupt-environment http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/10/2953631/massaging-image-wont-solve-unc.html
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