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Today's Date In Gamecock History
February 12th
1985 - The Gamecocks captured national attention as they beat out Stanford, LSU, North Carolina and Georgia for the services of Todd Ellis. The 6-3 quarterback was the North Carolina Player of the Year and had set eleven passing records while leading his team to three state championship games. Several of his suitors brought big guns, as Stanford enlisted the services of alumni John Elway and Jim Plunkett to try and secure Ellis' commitment. Rated the nation's number one quarterback, Ellis was won over by the pitches from USC coaches Joe Morrison and Jim Washburn and a simulated game played over the speakers at Williams-Brice where he quarterbacked the Gamecocks to a come from behind win over Nebraska.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
FBClark GastonFullback20062008Worked at FB, TE and DE before transferring to Elon
FBDeVonte HollomanSpur20092012Underrated player made 33 starts, 207 tackles, 15 TFL and picked off 7 passes including 3 in Clemson games
BBDennis LubertPitcher19791982Tied for 7th in career wins, was 31-9 over four years

Games Played on February 12th
Football
DateScore
Men's Basketball
DateScore
1916-02-12 Wofford 41 , South Carolina 17
1918-02-12 Camp Jackson Qtrm 24 , South Carolina 20
1921-02-12 Wofford 25 , South Carolina 21
1925-02-12 South Carolina 28 , North Carolina 27
1926-02-12 South Carolina 30 , Florida 22
1927-02-12 South Carolina 34 , Virginia 32
1930-02-12 South Carolina 32 , The Citadel 31
1931-02-12 The Citadel 22 , South Carolina 19
1932-02-12 Clemson 31 , South Carolina 22
1934-02-12 South Carolina 52 , Florida 31
1935-02-12 South Carolina 54 , The Citadel 25
1936-02-12 South Carolina 45 , Wofford 32
1942-02-12 Wake Forest 40 , South Carolina 38
1944-02-12 South Carolina 66 , Clemson 37
1949-02-12 Furman 68 , South Carolina 59
1951-02-12 Maryland 47 , South Carolina 37
1952-02-12 South Carolina 75 , North Carolina 68
1954-02-12 South Carolina 79 , The Citadel 59
1957-02-12 Clemson 79 , South Carolina 71
1958-02-12 Furman 79 , South Carolina 78
1966-02-12 Wake Forest 65 , South Carolina 63
1972-02-12 South Carolina 86 , Davidson 71
1973-02-12 South Carolina 84 , Niagra 74
1975-02-12 South Carolina 98 , Georgia Southern 72
1976-02-12 South Carolina 75 , Fordham 65
1977-02-12 Notre Dame 68 , South Carolina 66
1979-02-12 South Carolina 100 , Baptist 67
1983-02-12 Clemson 86 , South Carolina 81
1994-02-12 Vanderbilt 96 , South Carolina 91
1997-02-12 Georgia 77 , South Carolina 74
2003-02-12 South Carolina 76 , Clemson 59
2005-02-12 Auburn 74 , South Carolina 71
2011-02-12 Georgia 60 , South Carolina 56
Baseball
DateScore
1994-02-12 South Carolina 11 , Charleston Southern 5
1995-02-12 The Citadel 9 , South Carolina 5
1997-02-12 South Carolina 22 , Davidson 1
2000-02-12 South Carolina 12 , East Carolina 1
2005-02-12 South Carolina 4 , Longwood 1
2006-02-12 South Carolina 8 , Elon 3