COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has more than doubled his salary for next season with a new contract worth more than $33 million over the next five years.
The school's board of trustees approved the agreement Friday.
Duke's Mayo Bowl: No. 25 North Carolina State (8-4, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. Maryland (7-5, Big Ten), Dec. 30, 1 p.m. Eastern (Fox)
FanDuel Sportsbook College Line: Maryland by 1/2
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer believes the 20th-ranked Gamecocks are surging forward, no matter how many players they've lost to the NCAA transfer portal or the NFL draft since the regular season ended.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer had a message for those wondering why Tennessee receiver Jalin Hyatt left town to star for the fifth-ranked Volunteers.
“I have certainly heard from people about what an idiot I am that I didn’t recruit Jalin Hyatt,” said Beamer, the second-year coach who was an Oklahoma assistant when Hyatt was a standout for Dutch Fork High Schoo, about 20 miles from the Gamecocks' campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spencer Rattler threw three touchdown passes and South Carolina became bowl-eligible with its sixth win of the season, a 38-27 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night.
“I think it’s a huge accomplishment, I really do,” Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said of his team’s bowl eligibility.
South Carolina (5-3, 2-3 SEC) at Vanderbilt (3-5, 0-4), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT (SEC Network)
Line: South Carolina by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Highly regarded Arkansas State transfer receiver Corey Rucker will miss the rest of South Carolina's season with a foot injury.
Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said Tuesday that Rucker was scheduled for surgery.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Beamer Ball is back, only this time at South Carolina and led by second-year coach Shane Beamer, who has the Gamecocks back in the national rankings and fans yelling the family catchphrase made famous by Shane's dad, Frank Beamer, at Virginia Tech.
Texas A&M (3-3, 1-2 SEC) at South Carolina (4-2, 1-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Texas A&M by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Shane Beamer had multiple reasons to savor his first road win in over a year.
Not only did South Carolina provide his initial Southeastern Conference victory away from home, it never trailed while conquering No.
South Carolina State (1-2) at South Carolina (2-2), Thursday, 7 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer was adamant about his team’s approach — and enormous challenge — during Georgia week.
He emphatically told his staff on Sunday that he didn’t want to hear about “shocking the world” or how the Gamecocks only had to better the top-ranked Bulldogs just one Saturday and not all 12.
No. 1 Georgia (2-0, 0-0 Southeastern Conference) at South Carolina (1-1, 0-1), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Line: Georgia by 24 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer's not sure of what to expect from his defense — and that's even before this weekend's game with No. 1 Georgia.
The Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) will be without starters defensive end Jordan Strachan and linebacker Mo Kaba, both lost for the year after ACL injuries in last week's 44-30 loss at No.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lost starting linebacker Mohamed Kaba and backup defensive end Jordan Strachan for the season after both suffered ACL injuries during a weekend loss at Arkansas.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's special teams led the way toward a season-opening 35-14 victory over Georgia State on Saturday night.
Special teams have always been an emphasis for Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer, who watched his father, Frank, win game after game with “Beamer Ball,” and its big special teams play.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer is looking for more out of his program heading into his second season after a debut few saw coming.
The Gamecocks were considered one of the Southeastern Conference's weakest teams when Beamer took over for Will Muschamp in December 2020.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Spencer Rattler smiled broadly and sat up his chair thinking about South Carolina's first game a month away.
“I'm just ready to go,” the ex-Oklahoma quarterback said Thursday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has joined South Carolina as a senior analyst.
The school announced the addition of Kitchens on Wednesday.
Kitchens has worked in the NFL since 2006, most recently with the New York Giants.
South Carolina coach Shane Beamer won't ever turn down someone who can improve his team. He believes he's added plenty of those players this spring.
The Gamecocks wrapped up spring workouts with the Garnet and Black game on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has added one-time Alabama director of player personnel Jody Wright as its tight ends coach.
The board of trustees approved a two-year deal for Wright, who'll make $350,000 this season and $400,000 in 2023.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Georgia's Lovasea Carroll is leaving the national champions and joining South Carolina's football program.
Carroll posted his decision Monday on social media. Carroll was moved from running back to the secondary by the Bulldogs and is expected to return to the offensive backfield with the Gamecocks.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has hired former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Sterling Lucas as its outside linebackers and defensive ends coach.
The school's board of trustees approved a two-year deal for Lucas on Friday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Wake Forest running back Christian Beal-Smith, the Demon Deacons' leading rusher the past two years, is transferring to South Carolina.
Beal-Smith, who entered the transfer portal earlier this month, announced his choice on social media Monday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer anticipated getting a bucket of mayonnaise dumped over his head would be awful.
Duke's Mayo Bowl: North Carolina (6-6) vs. South Carolina (6-6), Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, (ESPN).
Line: North Carolina by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Highly touted quarterback Spencer Rattler will try to restart his college career with South Carolina in a major acquisition for Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer.
Rattler, who threw for 28 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman for Oklahoma in 2020 before losing his starting job with the Sooners this season, tweeted Monday night that he had committed to the Gamecocks.
North Carolina (6-6, ACC) vs South Carolina (6-6, SEC), Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m. ET
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-year South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has had the same message driven home nearly each day since taking the job last December: Beat Clemson.
Missouri and South Carolina have been mirror images of each other for much of the season.
Both of them were blown out by Tennessee and Texas A&M but played Kentucky tough in a loss. Both have played three different quarterbacks due to injuries, forcing each of them to lean on their star running backs.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Shane Beamer had a strong, concise message to his resurgent South Carolina players this week: Stop thinking about a bowl game.
That's nearly impossible after the Gamecocks moved to the edge of postseason eligibility with their 40-17 stunner over Florida.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Shane Beamer accepted the South Carolina job last December, he recalled his days as Steve Spurrier's assistant and the big wins and raucous atmosphere when the Gamecocks were rolling.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's graduate assistant coach turned quarterback Zeb Noland will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
The team said in a statement Noland would have the procedure Tuesday and be available for the Gamecocks' next contest against Florida on Nov.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starting quarterback Luke Doty needs surgery on his injured foot and will miss the rest of the season.
Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said Tuesday Doty would have the operation later this week and would not return until spring practice.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former graduate assistant coach Zeb Noland is set to start at quarterback for South Carolina against No. 17 Texas A&M on Saturday.
Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said Sunday night starter Luke Doty re-injured his foot in a 21-20 victory over Vanderbilt and Noland would make his fourth start of the season when South Carolina (4-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) travels to play the Aggies (5-2, 2-2).
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zeb Noland's played more than enough football to be ready when called on and cherish the moments of success. The former graduate assistant did both to rally South Carolina to its first Southeastern Conference win in more than year.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There may be debate over the Southeastern Conference's top team this season. After Saturday, though, there should be little doubt about who's at the bottom when Vanderbilt faces South Carolina.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Part of the growth process of a college football program is getting the players to believe.
Tennessee's last two Southeastern Conference victories have played a significant role in the development of first-year coach Josh Heupel's team.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of the Southeastern Conference’s new head coaches will square off when South Carolina visits Tennessee this week.
Shane Beamer will lead the Gamecocks into Knoxville on Saturday to take on Josh Heupel and the Volunteers in a pivotal test for both teams.
First-year South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has a message for worried Gamecock fans: “The sky is not falling.”
Beamer hopes his team has an improved showing this week against Troy of the Sun Belt Conference on Saturday can further help talk supporters off the ledge.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has an extra reminder for his undefeated Wildcats at South Carolina: Be ready for a loud, wild atmosphere unlike anything they've seen in a while.
The Wildcats (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) haven't experienced a full-sized, full-throated opposing crowd for nearly two seasons.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina sophomore Luke Doty will get his first start of the season at quarterback.
Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said Tuesday that Doty would get the call at home against Kentucky on Saturday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Adam Anderson believes No. 2 Georgia's defense hasn't come close to realizing its potential.
Anderson said the Bulldogs can generate much more havoc.
“We can get so much better,” Anderson said Monday before Georgia (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) began its practice schedule for Saturday's visit to Vanderbilt (1-2, 0-0).
South Carolina (2-0) at No. 2 Georgia (2-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Georgia by 31 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has new challenge with his first-year program — handling early success.
The Gamecocks, picked sixth in the seven-team SEC East Division, are 2-0 for the first time in four years and just the second time since starting 2012 with six straight wins under Steve Spurrier, who Beamer worked for at South Carolina.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The turnovers and penalties kept coming to put South Carolina in a 14-point hole. An aggressive defense, a stick-with-it running game and a clutch kick kept the Gamecocks from stumbling.
South Carolina coach Shane Beamer savored his team earning a shutout victory to start his tenure. He’s also focused on improving smaller details, like cutting down on penalties.
The Gamecocks visit East Carolina on Saturday after committing eight penalties for 61 yards in the 46-0 win against Eastern Illinois.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harris is finally healthy enough to play college football again after his breakthrough season as one of the Southeastern Conference's top rushers.
Harris finished with 1,138 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns, leading the SEC with 113.8 yards a game last season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach turned quarterback Zeb Noland threw for four touchdowns on 13 completions as the Gamecocks beat Eastern Illinois 46-0 on Saturday night.
It was the debut for South Carolina coach Shane Beamer.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer counseled his team this week not to let emotions overwhelm them in their season opener with Eastern Illinois.
“And I told the guys," Beamer recalled with a grin, "I'm in the same boat.”