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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 9:25 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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South Carolina Gamecocks Land Future 5-Star Recruit Shameik Blackshear

May 21st, 2013 at 9:08 PM
By Seth Forrester

South Carolina's 2015 recruiting class got a major boost this afternoon. Shameik Blackshear, a defensive end from Bluffton, S.C., has verbally committed to the Gamecocks. At 6'4” and 235 pounds, with potential for growth, Blackshear is one of the most desired recruits in the state of South Carolina.

“I have verbally committed to South Carolina,” said Blackshear. “I chose South Carolina because I know I can guide and lead the program when it is my turn. South Carolina is a great place to be and I am loved all over Columbia."

The Gamecocks were not the only school to try and land the highly-touted defensive end. Blackshear has received offers from Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Clemson, and many others. It should come as no surprise that there have been multiple schools trying to land the talents of Blackshear, he has a great set of skills and raw physical abilities. 

Gamecock fans who have followed the recruitment of Shameik Blackshear have already compared him to 2013 Heisman hopeful Jadeveon Clowney. Living up to the expectation as the “next Clowney,” will be a tough task. However, if Blackshear lives up to half of the hype surrounding him, South Carolina will have another dominant defensive end suiting up in garnet and black.

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Frank Martin Takes South Carolina to the Top 25 in Basketball Recruiting

May 21st, 2013 at 8:34 PM
By Seth Forrester

 

According to ESPN, Frank Martin and his staff at South Carolina have done quite well in recruiting for the 2013 season. In fact, the Gamecocks are listed as having the 25th best recruiting class in the country. It should come as no surprise that Frank Martin would not settle for average recruits. Following his first year as head coach he definitely exceeded expectations.

Coach Martin has landed and signed eight, yes you read the number correctly, incoming players to overhaul the Gamecocks roster. With the large amount of incoming players, several names that are familiar to Gamecock fans have decided to leave the program. Eric Smith, Damien Leonard, RJ Slawson, and Brian Richardson will all finish their collegiate careers elsewhere, allowing for a complete roster transformation for the Gamecocks. Newcomers to the Gamecock basketball program are: Sindarius Thornwell, Desmond Ringer, Justin McKie, Duane Notice, Reggie Theus Jr., Tyrone Johnson, Demetrius Henry, and Jaylen Shaw.

South Carolina has some much needed talent on the way to Columbia. A class that is headlined by 5-star recruit Sindarius Thornwell, will get Gamecock fans more than excited about basketball once again. Along with Thornwell, there are seven other recruits ready to start a tradition of winning at South Carolina. When asked about his stellar recruiting class, Frank Martin had something to say about a few of his newest signees.

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South Carolina Loses a Must Win Game Against the Mississippi State Bulldogs

May 18th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
By Seth Forrester

 

LB Dantzler knocked in a pair of homers in South Carolina's game against Mississippi State this afternoon. However, those were the only runs scored for the Gamecocks en route to a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs. The 16th ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs finish off the regular season by taking the series against the 12th ranked Gamecocks.

LB Dantzler would hit his first home run in the top of the second inning, giving the Gamecocks a 1-0 lead. Yet, in the second half of the inning the Bulldogs would take advantage of two fielding errors and score two runs to overtake the lead and head into the third inning up 2-1.

Mississippi State was not finished putting points up on the board. In the sixth inning, the Bulldogs managed to get two of their first three batters on base. Then, Jack Wynkoop would throw a wild pitch allowing another Bulldog run. A fielder's choice would allow for Mississippi State's second run of the inning, putting the Bulldogs up 4-1.

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South Carolina Gamecocks Enter a Must Win Game with the Mississippi State Bulldogs

May 18th, 2013 at 11:54 AM
By Seth Forrester

 

The South Carolina Gamecock baseball team is in the hunt for one of eight national seeds in the upcoming College World Series. In order for the Gamecocks to claim one of these highly coveted seeds, winning is a premium.

The next step for the Gamecock baseball team is to win their current series, and final series of the regular season, against the Bulldogs from Mississippi State. With the first two games complete, both teams winning one each, today's game is a must win for the Gamecocks.

Thursday night's game was a heart-breaker for the Gamecocks. The 12th ranked Gamecocks were able to mount a 4-1 lead on the 16th ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs. However, the Gamecocks would watch their lead and potential series win disappear in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Bulldogs would take game one of the series by a score of 5-4.

The Gamecocks took their 4-1 lead and entered the bottom of the eighth inning with confidence. However, the Bulldogs were not ready to give up the fight. “Their backs were against the wall and they didn't stop playing,” said Gamecock baseball coach Chad Holbrook.

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