Michael Martin Murphey Leads Historic Ride

“Good mornin’, America, how are ya?” The words should be familiar — they kick off the chorus of the pop-and-country classic “City Of New Orleans” — and Michael Martin Murphey puts the train the song was named after to good use beginning this Fourth of July weekend. Starting Friday, Michael plays three straight days at the Fir Amphitheater, a mountain-top venue in Colorado that can only be accessed by riding the rails through La Veta Pass. And the train that fans take to reach the Fir is indeed the City of New Orleans, the same train Steve Goodman rode through Illinois when he was inspired to write his best-known song. “City Of New Orleans” became a pop hit in the early ‘70s for Arlo Guthrie and a No. 1 country hit for Willie Nelson in 1984. Read More

Merrifield?s single in 11th gives Gamecocks first national title

OMAHA, Neb. – Whit Merrifield delivered the biggest hit in the history of the South Carolina baseball program Tuesday night in the final College World Series game at Rosenblatt Stadium.Merrifield lined a sharp RBI single to right field in the 11th inni… Read More

Kings to look at Downey

Devan Downey’s pro career will start on the West Coast.The former South Carolina star has signed to play for the Sacramento Kings’ summer league team, the team confirmed Tuesday.This is the first step for Downey making the Kings or any NBA … Read More

Florida defender makes USC commitment

Defensive lineman Deon Green (6-3 268) of Orlando committed to USC Tuesday while on an unofficial visit. Green grew up in Orangeburg before moving prior to his freshman season and was always a Gamecock fan. He said he just needed to take one visit t… Read More

Share your CWS living room experience

As Gamecock fans across the state gather in front of their television sets tonight to watch USC play for the national championship, many will be sitting in their familiar seats or wearing their ?lucky? baseball hats. Others will be keeping a close wa… Read More