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VIP Room: Hoops scoop and more

Welcome to the VIP Room, a comprehensive report brought to you by the staff of designed to take you behind the scenes of South Carolina athletics.

South Carolina was hit with a bunch of injuries lately on the football field, which included bumps and bruises to Connor Shaw, Jadeveon Clowney, Kelcy Quarles, and Akeem Auguste. All were expected back at practice on Monday night but at least one of the aforementioned players is still sidelined with an injury. Get the latest injury report in this edition of the VIP Room.

Four-star cornerback commit Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) returned to Georgia for an unofficial visit to see the big victory over Ole Miss on Saturday. Should South Carolina be overly concerned about another unofficial visit to Athens?

Four-star linebacker Yannick Ngakoue (Washington D.C./Friendship) has a top five and plans to take an official visit to each of his finalists. Where do the Gamecocks fit in and what are some of the factors going to be in his decision? Also, 247Sports national recruiting analyst Keith Neibuhr reported that 2014 quarterback Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Conner) may make an earlier than anticipated decision. Get the latest on what we’re hearing from our end.

South Carolina held a closed-door scrimmage on Saturday morning against Virginia Tech. Coaches are not allowed to discuss these scrimmages but we have the scoop on just how that scrimmage went. Who played well? Who didn’t? And what is the status of the three injured players who missed the exhibition game against Kentucky Wesleyan last week? Get all the scoop in the VIP Room.

The men’s hoops program is also expecting an official visitor this weekend. Who is coming to campus and has commitment watch started? How would this player impact the rest of the 2013 recruiting class?

Fall baseball practice has ended, so what is happening now with the team? Get the latest on the newest surgery for the Gamecocks and what offseason activity the team is involved in. Also, the showcase circuit has ended and we have the latest on how the Gamecocks’ commitments finished at the South Atlantic Border Battle. Scouts and coaches talked to us about some of the South Carolina commitments. Get the scoop and analysis in the latest edition of the VIP Room.

Also, we have our first bit of bowl scoop. There’s a long way to go before the Gamecocks know where they will spend bowl season, but we know what it’s going to take for South Carolina to be under consideration at one New Year’s Day site.

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