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Marcus Lattimore Prepares for the Next Step

Marcus Lattimore retired from the NFL without ever having the opportunity to play a single down. Lattimore may be one of the most beloved South Carolina football players of all time, not only for how performed on the field, but for how he carried himself off the field. He is at peace with his football [...]

Marcus Lattimore Prepares for the Next Step 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00

Finishing What They Started

Finishing what they started is important to former South Carolina football student-athletes Marcus Lattimore, Fred Bennett, and Darian Stewart. It's important to many other Gamecocks as well as those student-athletes who chose to leave school early for personal reasons or to pursue professional sports careers are coming back to campus thanks to the Carolina Degree [...]

Finishing What They Started 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00

Degree Completion Program Offers Student-Athletes a Second Chance

Not every student-athlete finishes school, but now they have a chance. The University of South Carolina gives student-athletes a second chance to come back and earn that diploma through the Carolina Degree Completion Program, which is part of the Gamecock Student-Athlete Promise. "We provide funding," said Maria Hickman, Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student [...]

Degree Completion Program Offers Student-Athletes a Second Chance 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00

Catching Up with Patrick DiMarco

Patrick DiMarco's bruising blue-collar style of play made him a fan favorite during his playing days at South Carolina from 2007 through 2010. After making his way to the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011, the fullback has found a home with the Atlanta Falcons and is cementing that reputation with another appreciative [...]

Catching Up with Patrick DiMarco 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00

Former Gamecock La’Keisha Sutton Builds Her Own Brand

La'Keisha Sutton was brick number one in Dawn Staley's building of the South Carolina women's basketball program. Now the 24 year old is building her own business, a clothing apparel line named Fan Favorite, hoping it will enjoy the same steady climb to success that she was a part of on the basketball floor. "It's [...]

Former Gamecock La’Keisha Sutton Builds Her Own Brand 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00

Tennis Alumnus Seth Rose Welcomes New Challenges

Seth Rose doesn't back down from a challenge. The former Gamecock All-American and two-time All-SEC tennis player was praised by his coach during his playing days for out-working everybody else, and that philosophy has carried over into his career as a lawyer and a county councilman. Now 33 years old, Rose came to South Carolina [...]

Tennis Alumnus Seth Rose Welcomes New Challenges 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00

Former Gamecock Na’Shan Goddard Earns Respect at Every Level

Offensive linemen aren't always remembered, unless they are guilty of a crucial penalty in a big game. Former Gamecock Na'Shan Goddard is just fine without the recognition. He had an outstanding career for South Carolina from 2001 through 2005 and also has a pair of Super Bowl rings to his credit. "I don't usually wear [...]

Former Gamecock Na’Shan Goddard Earns Respect at Every Level 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00

Jose Salibi Neto credits South Carolina for opportunities to succeed

José Salibi Neto is a former standout for South Carolina's tennis program, but his achievements on the court pale to the success he has found after his playing days ended. Living in his native Brazil, Salibi Neto still holds a tremendous love for his alma mater and enjoys seeing the men's tennis program continue to [...]

Jose Salibi Neto credits South Carolina for opportunities to succeed 2015-09-15T18:13:11+00:00

Catching Up with Dan Reeves

Former Gamecock Dan Reeves has found success at every turn. After quarterbacking the Gamecocks from 1962-1964, his professional football career took him to a record nine Super Bowls as a player and a coach. Reeves, who was inducted into the South Carolina Association of Lettermen Hall of Fame in 1977, was recently inducted into the [...]

Catching Up with Dan Reeves 2015-09-15T16:55:31+00:00

Hall of Fame Career is All About Relationships for Karen (Sanchelli) Johns

Karen (Sanchelli) Johns has enjoyed a remarkable career as a student-athlete, college coach, national team coach, and most recently as a high school athletics director. Despite the success for the former Gamecock softball All-American catcher, who is part of the 2015 USC Association of Lettermen Athletics Hall of Fame class, Johns’ fondest memories are not [...]

Hall of Fame Career is All About Relationships for Karen (Sanchelli) Johns 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00