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Two of South Carolina’s top players - quarterback Connor Shaw and wide receiver Bruce Ellington - were knocked out of the second half of Saturday’s 49-6 victory over UAB. Did either player take the field on Monday night to practice? Find out in the VIP Room.
The secondary suffered a big blow for Saturday’s game against pass-happy Missouri with the suspension of D.J. Swearinger. Find out just how the Gamecocks plan to cope with the loss and how it affects different defensive packages.
On the recruiting front, there’s always plenty of news to report. Georgia is making a push for one of South Carolina’s current commitments and sent one of their coaches out to a game last Friday. Who is it and did it make an impact on the prospect in question?
We also have updates on the top four players in the state in the 2014 class according to 247Sports. Get the latest scoop on Shaq Davidson, Donell Stanley, Christian Miller, and Dexter Wideman in this edition of the VIP Room.
On the basketball recruiting front, South Carolina is expected to host a big-time unofficial visitor for the Missouri football game this weekend. Who is coming into town to watch the Gamecocks practice on the court and then see what the atmosphere is like at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Also, the Gamecocks hosted an official visitor, Desmond Ringer, over the weekend. South Carolina is up against Mercer for his services. Is it really a tough decision between the Gamecocks and Bears?
A key hire was just made in the athletic department in the last several days. Find out who is returning to Columbia, their role, and what it means for the athletic department going forward. Also, get the latest on the video board completion, reaction to changes in the football game day experience, and more in this edition of the VIP Room!
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