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Today's Date In Gamecock History
January 3rd
1966 - USC rode the shoulders of forward Al Salvadori to a win over in-state rival Clemson, as the 6-9 West Virginia native scored eight points in six minutes in a 57-48 win. The Gamecocks held Tiger star Randy Mahaffey to just five points in the first half though Clemson jumped out to an early 10-4 lead. Carolina would take its first lead behind a four point run from Earl Lovelace and Jack Thompson that put USC up 23-22. Points from Frank Standard and Lyn Burklholder ensured the Gamecocks were up at the half, as the score stood 28-24 at the break. USC stretched the lead out to 34-24 early in the second but Clemson mounted a comeback and drew within 43-42 before Salvadori stepped to the fore. Mahaffey twice got Clemson within one, but Salvadori, Thompson and Standard each took a turn pushing the lead back to three before Salvadori did it one more time and the Gamecocks pulled away. Carolina's record stood at 6-1 after winning their ACC opener.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
FBKareem AugusteSafety20122012Akeem's brother was walk-on DB for one season
FBTony GuytonDefensive End198119852-year starter. All-South Independent in 1985 when he had 94 tackles and 6.5 sacks
FBDoug JacobsDefensive End19861986Massive (6-9) end redshirted then transferred to Ole Miss
BBJohn ParkePitcher20142017Went 4-1 over 29 career appearances
BBJohn SullivanThird Baseman198119841982 All-Regional Team, hit .341 that year.
FBBobby WallaceRunning Back20052008Spurrier's first recruit had 88 yard TD run in 2006
BBTray WittCatcher19871989Backup catcher hit .351 with 18 RBI in final season

Games Played on January 3rd
Football
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Men's Basketball
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1931-01-03 Georgia 31 , South Carolina 16
1939-01-03 Georgia 39 , South Carolina 24
1940-01-03 Furman 32 , South Carolina 25
1946-01-03 Duke 52 , South Carolina 35
1950-01-03 South Carolina 52 , Furman 41
1953-01-03 South Carolina 66 , Davidson 57
1955-01-03 Virginia 89 , South Carolina 69
1956-01-03 Virginia 84 , South Carolina 83
1958-01-03 Maryland 72 , South Carolina 59
1961-01-03 Georgia Tech 85 , South Carolina 65
1966-01-03 South Carolina 57 , Clemson 48
1968-01-03 South Carolina 68 , Maryland 59
1973-01-03 South Carolina 81 , Lafayette 48
1976-01-03 Marquette 82 , South Carolina 70
1977-01-03 South Carolina 54 , Nebraska 49
1980-01-03 South Carolina 90 , Georgia Southern 74
1981-01-03 South Carolina 72 , East Tennessee State 68
1983-01-03 South Carolina 73 , Richmond 72
1984-01-03 South Carolina 76 , Florida State 68
1985-01-03 South Carolina 73 , Wofford 65
1987-01-03 South Carolina 63 , Davidson 56
1995-01-03 Mississippi State 71 , South Carolina 56
1996-01-03 Kentucky 89 , South Carolina 60
1998-01-03 Mississippi 73 , South Carolina 54
2006-01-03 South Carolina 81 , S.C. State 46
2007-01-03 South Carolina 67 , Western Carolina 53
2012-01-03 South Carolina 79 , S.C. State 51
2014-01-03 South Carolina 82 , S.C. State 75
2015-01-03 South Carolina 64 , Iowa State 60
2018-01-03 Missouri 79 , South Carolina 68
Baseball
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