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A new student housing development is planned to be constructed on the parking lots behind Carolina Coliseum and completed in 2015; it will house over 900 students.

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USC has submitted initial plans for a pair of privately funded dorms to a city review commission, but many of their details — including who will build them — are not yet known. Plans for the six-story dorms and a 782-spot parking garage appeared Thursday night before the city’s Design/ Development Review Commission, though they had not been finalized and the university has not officially chosen a developer. USC would lease six acres of land near the Carolina Coliseum, currently covered by two parking lots, to a private

developer, officials have said. The land is surrounded by Blossom, Lincoln, Greene and Park streets. In its proposal, the university says that construction should begin in March and be done in time for the 2015 academic year. To meet that deadline, it’s seeking the city’s approval now and plans to bring a contract to USC trustees at an October meeting, according to university spokesman Wes Hickman. Hickman would not release details of the proposed deal, pending trustee approval. The proposal up for review outlines plans for two buildings: a 716-bed building on Lincoln and Blossom streets featuring a swimming pool, a volleyball court and mostly one- and two-bedroom apartments; and a parking garage surrounded by another 203-bed

building on Lincoln and Greene streets. The development would also include classrooms, dining halls, retail space and two plazas — one by the pedestrian br idge to t he St rom T hu r mond Wellness and Fitness Center and the other, called Foundation Square, at Greene and Lincoln — keeping with the university’s 2007 Innovista master plan. The drawings also include a “future ... academic building,” but the plan does not elaborate on it. Dale Marshall of the D/DRC said that the Coliseum parking lots provide a “perfectly appropriate location for st udent housing.” USC universit y architect Derek Gruner said the location would “enhance student safety.” Though the D/DRC did not take a vote on the privately funded dorm Thursday night, commission chairman

David Ross told Gruner that the plans appear to be “on the right track.” Renderings show t he bu ildings would mimic other recent campus construction, like the Honors Residence and Patterson Hall renovation. The development would advance the march of USC’s campus toward the Congaree River, following the construction of Innovista buildings and the new Darla Moore School of Business. Officials say it would also add needed residential space to USC’s cramped campus and let the university cash in on Columbia’s off-campus housing boom. Assistant New Editor Hannah Jeffrey contributed reporting. DG

Emergency test mostly goes to plan Most of new students did not update contact information to receive alerts Thad Moore

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USC’s emergency alert system worked well in a test Thursday afternoon, but many new students and faculty may not have gotten the message. Going into the test, 60 percent of first-year students and employees hadn’t updated their contact information, said Cpl. Vinny Bocchino, USC’s emergency manager. That’s far more than the number of existing students who hadn’t: just 4.9 percent. Still, those students and employees would have received some form of the Carolina A lert test, Bocchino said; all university email addresses are automatically enrolled. “If we don’t have your information, we can’t message you in an emergency,” Bocchino said. Before this semester, officials did not check to see how many students had updated their information, so they don’t know if the 60 percent figure is typical. But t he s w itch f rom V I P to Sel f Ser v ice Carolina may have contributed. Before the move,

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Cockapella is planning to release its new CD at an upcoming release party, to be held in the next few weeks.

Cockapella releases new CD Coed a capella group releases 1st album after years of work

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Six t y percent of new students and university employees had not updated their emergency contact information before a test of the system Thursday. While they will receive emergency messages on their university email addresses, officials suggest that they fill out their information. To do so, visit my.sc.edu/emergency.

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A year and a half after a Kickstarter campaign raised nearly $3,000 for the group, Cockappella has fi nished its first CD. Cockappella, the only coed a cappella group at USC, has been in the process of recording since March 2012, when the K ickstarter campaign ended, according to the group’s president, fourthyear psychology student Benjamin Peele. “We started recording when I joined the group, like, five semesters ago,” Peele said. “So it’s been a long haul, but we fi nally got all the production, all the duplications, it’s fi nally here.” Much of t he delay came f rom scheduling

issues with the production company, located in Charlotte, and technical issues after a software crash. “It was just a big mess, but we ended up getting extra tracks on the album out of it, and he extended our contract, so that was great,” Peele said. “Just little snags like that kind of dragged out the whole thing.” The coed group will be selling the 10-song album for $10 each at a release party in the next week or two, Peele said. Details aren’t set, but he said he hopes they can host the part y on Davis Field and include cornhole, free food and a performance from the all-female a cappella group, the Cocktails. CDs can also be ordered online from the group’s Facebook page. After the release party, Peele said the album will be available on iTunes. COCKAPELLA • A2

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Beating ringleader uses Facebook in prison The ringleader of the beating of Carter Strange in Five Points two years ago, Tyheem Henrey, was reportedly updating his Facebook status from prison, according to The State. Charleston Thug Life, a Lowcountry blog that documents the social media of prisoners, posted several updates pertaining to Henrey last Sunday, which got the attention of the South Carolina Department of Corrections. This prompted a “shakedown” in two of the dorms in Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, where Henrey is serving 15 years for assault and battery. Spokesman Clark Newsom said that several contraband items were discovered in the search, including Henrey’s cell phone and its charger that he had hidden in his shoe. Henrey, now 21, w ill be placed in solitar y confinement for 23 hours a day, leaving once a day to exercise. It has not been confirmed how long Henrey will remain in lockdown.

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3 found dead in submerged vehicle

A man was found dead near the intersection of Center and McFadden streets shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, and the Columbia Police Department expects foul play, The State reported. A passerby found the body Thursday morning near the intersection of Two Notch and Covenant roads. When the man was found, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said it was likely that he had been dead for less than 12 hours. “We are treating this as a homicide,” Watts said. Watts did not reveal the suspected cause of death Thursday, saying he did not want to confi rm anything before an autopsy established the cause of death. The R ichland Cou nt y Coroner’s of f ice is assisting with the case.

Two women, one man and a dog were found dead in Penny Creek after a passerby saw a submerged SUV in the water, WIS reported. The Charleston Cou nt y Coroner’s Of f ice identified 50-year-old Don Dent, 35-year-old Mary Simmonds and 38-year-old Allyson Key as the deceased. All three died from drowning. Officers from the Charleston Police Department responded to the scene at around 7:30 a.m., when they found a Toyota 4Runner with bodies inside. Tracks at the scene showed that the SUV lost control and over-corrected twice before hitting the water and submerging. The vehicle was removed from the water around 11:30 a.m. “[ They were] best f r iends; t hey loved t he saltwater,” Sue Crawford, a friend of the trio, said. “What better place to be in the saltwater together?”

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— Hannah Jeffrey, Assistant News Editor COCKAPELLA • Continued from A1 The CD includes a cappella covers of “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen, “Pop” by N*SY NC, “Fix You,” by Coldplay and a mash-up of Taylor Sw if t ’s “ You’re Not Sor r y ” a nd OneRepublic’s “Apologize.” Because of the extended recording process, the album features a larger group of performers, Peele said. “We’ve been through two or three different generations of Cockappella now,” he said. Now that the CD is finished, it’s time for the group to start sending out the rewards promised with different g iv i ng levels on t he K ick st a r ter campaign, including about 70 free CDs, Peele estimated. But he doesn’t mind. “They paid for the CD; we owe them,” Peele said. “That’s totally cool. It’s been two years, so they kind of deserve it.” T he K ic k st a r ter h ad 71 tot a l b ac k e r s , w ho do n at e d a mou nt s ra ng i ng f rom $5 to $1,0 0 0 f rom the group’s initial founder, Bobby Arcovio.

Arcovio, who started the group in 2008 and graduated from USC in 2012 with a degree in music education, said his donation was the only way the project could get off the ground. “Our group was broke,” he said. “And if we didn’t start recording right then, I wouldn’t have been able to be on the actual CD.” Arcovio is now teaching chorus at Hand Middle School in Columbia, and said he plans to pick up his copy of the CD soon. “I’m really excited to have t he physical copy in my hands,” he said. “That’s kind of my baby, so I’m just really excited.” Arcovio came back after graduation to record the solo for his arrangement of “With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles, which Peele called his “farewell song.” “I guess it could be called that,” Arcovio said. “That song had a lot of meaning for me in terms of the group and the people who were in it, and I just thought it was pretty special to be able to be a part of that.” Arcovio said he arranged the song with a deeper meaning in mind. He

said the song starts out soft, but slowly builds until the end, when it gets “much louder and exciting.” “I thought that was a good parallel w it h how t he g roup star ted out. We were the new group on campus; nobody k new us, but now, they’ve grown a lot and gotten a lot better.” The support f rom A rcov io and family and friends of members paid off, Peele said. “Honestly, there are a couple of songs on the album where it’s like ‘OK, this sounds like a debut album for a group,’” Peele said. “But then, there are at least four or five out of the 12 on there where I just sit back and I’m like, “Hot damn. This is good. This is serious music.” The album is a culm inat ion of multiple successes for Cockappella in the past year, Peele said, including placing fi fth in the regionals for the I nter nat iona l Cha mpionsh ips of Collegiate A Cappella. The group placed just below Cocktails, but above another rival. “We’re getting there. It was actually a really proud moment for us; we beat both of Clemson’s groups, so that’s good enough for me,” he said. Cockappella also saw a significantly

larger group of people for this year’s auditions, Peele said. “When I joined, I was one of maybe six people that spring semester who auditioned, and we just had 80 people come out for this year’s auditions,” Peele said. “It’s been an enormous growth and huge interest, and we’re able to handpick the best talent we can find. It’s actually really cool. I’ve never been a part of something that’s grown that fast. Peele said his goals for the group in the next year include releasing a few singles — Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us” and a mash-up of OutKast’s “Hey Ya” and “No Diggity” by Blackstreet among them — collaborative concerts with groups from nearby colleges and to place in the top three at ICCA. Pe ele s a id he hop e s t he USC community will get behind the group as they work toward those goals. “It is i mpor t a nt to suppor t us because, I mean, we’re USC,” he said. “It was USC students and USC parents who paid for this CD. It was students both past and present who made this CD. It isn’t just buying music from a corny group; this is Carolina culture at its best.” DG


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Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire that left one person dead at the Granby Oaks apartment complex in West Columbia on Thursday night.

1 confirmed dead in Granby Oaks fire Authorities continue to investigate cause of fire in West Columbia apartment complex Hannah Jeffrey

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One person was found dead after the Granby Oaks apartment complex caught fire at around 8 p.m. Thursday night, according to West Columbia Police Capt. Shane Phillips. The deceased person has not been identified but

ALERT • Continued from A1 VIP prompted users to update their information if they hadn’t already. Self Service Carolina does not. USC hopes to bring that function back in the spring semester, Bocchino said in an email.

was confirmed to have been found inside one of the units. According to firefighters on the scene, eight of the units in the complex were damaged, though much of the damage was contained to the building where the blaze started. More than 10 firetrucks from the Cayce, Columbia and West Columbia fi re departments responded to the scene of the fire. Rachel Sharpe, a Granby Oaks resident and an athletic trainer at Williams-Brice Stadium, was home when the flames started.

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“The building was definitely burning when I came out,” Sharpe said. “I walked out, and the whole side of the building already has flames, and they’re all shooting up an estimated 10 or 20 feet.” The Red Cross was on the scene at the time of the fire and was reportedly providing shelter to those who would not be able to access their homes Thursday night. West Columbia police were unsure of how many people were displaced.

Physical Education Center, Booker T. Washington Complex, James F. Byrnes Building and Williams-Brice Building. Bocchino said the test saw typical sending success rates: 97.9 percent of 47,900 text messages went through, as did 99.1 percent of emails.

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Commuters’ concerns ignored in housing plan ISSUE New housing on campus will bring parking woes. OUR STANCE Trustees should reconsider the logistics of the plan. If you don’t live on, or at least relatively close to campus, then it’s almost a given that you have to drive to get your classes. That is, of course, if you can find a parking space remotely close to your classes. But under USC’s new plan to lease la nd — t wo of t he Carol i na Col iseu m park i ng lots — to a private developer to bu i ld more hou si ng, t he parking situation will only get worse. The public-private partnership would bring about 919 beds to a prime location. Construction will begin in the spring a nd be completed in 2015. W hile we’re glad t hat t he administ rat ion is f ix ing one problem by adding about muchneeded housing on campus, we wonder what exactly students — especially those who have

to drive to get to their classes — are supposed to do in the meantime. A f ter a l l, t a k i ng out t wo a l r e ad y at- c ap ac it y lot s du r i ng t he m idd le of t he spring semester doesn’t sound to us like a recipe for better parking. In fact, it sounds like a nightmare in the making. It’s hard to fi nd someone who doesn’t already have a parking horror story to tell about USC. Having a car on campus right now is prett y much anyone’s worst dream come true, and w h i le t he u n i ver s it y pl a n s

“Taking out two already at-capacity lots during the middle of the spring semester doesn’t sound to us like a recipe for better parking. In fact, it sounds like a nightmare in the making.”

to bu i ld a g a r age w it h t he ap a r t ment s a nd h a s t a l ked about building more nearby, we see at least a year and a half of worsened parking woes. After all, for students who have to drive to get to class, t he on ly long-ter m park ing strategy students have is paying at least $300 to park your car in a reserved spot in a garage or pay $80 for the privilege to fight for a spot in a select few crowded lots — the very same ones t he apart ment complex will take out. Yes, there will eventually be more park ing lots and more garages built further out, but what about now? The board of t r u stees hasn’t approved t he new housi ng pla n qu ite yet , a nd we hope t hey w i l l t a ke t he loom i ng log ist ica l nightmare that is parking into consideration. Don’t get us w rong: New hou si ng close to c a mpu s is great. We just wish there was a way to have great housing and great parking at the same time.

Cyrus not only bad influence for girls ‘Controversial’ VMA performance deserves fair, not sexist, critiques I feel that I need to start this by saying: I’m sorry. It pains me slightly to be bringing up Miley C y r u s ’s n a m e in The Daily Gamecock again t his mont h, but I’ve got to hand it to the girl; she knows how to get people talking. Emilie Her over-t heDawson top dancing (you Third-year public know which relations student dance) has caused back lash f rom a lot of parents of young girls, as well as all kinds of haters on her YouTube and Twitter. This week, she released t he v ideo for her song, “Wrecking Ball,” which features her treating a sledgehammer like her fiancé a nd r id i ng a w rec k i ng ba l l naked. I know I talked with people about how oppressively obscene she was, basically just attempting shock value. But, as a friend just pointed out to me, her counterpart at the MT V Video Music Awards is receiving almost no attention for being a part of the same dance. So, here are some facts about Robi n T h icke i n case you weren’t aware of them. Thicke is an American-Candian national,

who sings, and was a former judge for ABC’s singing show, “Duet s.” He was married to actress Paula Patton in 2005 and had a three-year-old son with her. This year, he put out the ridiculously popular song, “Blurred Lines,” with Pharell and T.I. Its uncensored music v ideo feat u res t h ree topless supermodels dancing on t he three men. While people are writing on ever y surface of the Internet they can about how abruptly M i le y h a s shed her for mer Disney image, a quick Google search of Thicke takes you to top results like websites that sell his CDs and tickets. Most of the fi rst ten results — the ones we all really look at — discuss his music career and general information about him. Perez Hilton makes the only mention of the VMA debacle. He notes that Thicke could have potential marital problems for “getting Miley’s ever present tongue on his neck,” but luckily his wife forgave that — and the naked models! So, what’s being exhibited is that Thicke can blur the line of adultery, and somehow, it’s Cyrus’s fault. She still could be classified as a child if we use 21 as the benchmark, and he’s the one actually raising a child. So why shouldn’t he shoulder some of the blame? If this is how we treat a young woman for using the resources

she ha s to be c reat ive, why are we collectively absolving t he adu lt ma n who was also involved? If you don’t approve of your daughter seeing Cyrus dance or writhe on a wrecking ball, then pull her away from it. But don’t bu rden a you ng w o m a n’s s p i r i t w i t h y o u r compla i nt s about it on l i ne. That little girl was watching Thicke stand back and take it, too. Don’t passively defend the g uy who’s gotten famous for getting danced on by girls in their underwear.

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US’s warmongering tastes disservice to nation US government operates military operations like business On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation about Syria, declaring he would give diplomacy a chance. Russia has produced a sensible plan of dismantling Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons, and Obama is leaving the option of a military strike on the back burner. If there is one thing history has proven, it’s that it doesn’t matter if our president is a Republican or a Democrat. There is a tendency to war with other countries as if it were American business. The U.S. has too often played the role of the international policeman in countries that pose no imminent threat or quite simply have no dealings with America: Vietnam, Grenada and Afghanistan, to name a few. But who benefits from the U.S. being in a state of perpetual war? Certainly not the citizens whose tax dollars are sent overseas and who suffer the consequences of increased commodity prices. It is the war Chris industry — an American business — Norberg that benefits, of course. Fourth-year With a population that comprises pre-pharmacy student a mere 5 percent of the world’s population, the U.S. accounts for a massive 40 percent of all military spending worldwide. For example, in 2011, America spent $711 billion on war, and China came in second place with $143 billion. The private companies involved in warfare make enormous profits off this, particularly in government contracts. In 2008, the top ten defense contractors received $150 billion dollars in federal contracts. That is $120 billion more than the Department of Education spends on subsidies for higher education. How is it that spending enormous amounts of money on war is more beneficial than education back at home itself? Well, it’s because corporations spend millions of dollars every year lobbying for America to stay in perpetual war. Between 2002 and 2011, arms sales by the top 100 military contractors grew by 51 percent. In 2011 alone, those same 100 top contractors made $410 billion dollars from arms and military services. Take, for example, United Technologies, which notably helps produce the Army’s Black Hawk and the Nav y’s Seahawk helicopters. United Technologies made $11.6 billion in arms sales — 20 percent of their total sales — grossing a total of $5.3 billion. The largest military contractor, Lockheed Martin, brought in $35 billion from the U.S. government alone. In fact, the company has been able to increase its dividend payments by more than 10 percent for seven consecutive years. Its board of directors includes former military officials that receive more than $200,000 a year in compensation. The company has spent $125 million to lobby Congress over the last 16 years. Washington will continue to use excuses like Cold War and 9/11 hysteria to keep feeding the military’s budget American tax dollars, saying that it is our patriotic duty to stop global terrorism and to spread democracy to the far-flung reaches of the world. It is time for the people of America to stand up and demand that America keeps out of the problems of the world, so we can focus on our own. CONTACT INFORMATION

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Big-name performers take over State Fair Country, rock, soul to take main stage Caitlyn McGuire

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It’s almost that time of year again. It’s almost time for rides, delicious fried candy bars, impossible games and, of course, concerts. The South Carolina State Fair will be back again from Oct. 9 to 20, and country rule the main stage this year. Some of the biggest names in country music, and some other forgotten bands, should attract crowds of students, screaming teenage girls and die-hard country fans. Last year’s less-popular and relatively disjointed lineup of unknown artists was a disappointment, but organizers are making up for it this year.

The Band Perry — Oct. 9 This band is most popular for the songs “If I Die Young” and “All Your Life” and have grown in popularity quickly since their start in 2010. The female-led trio will be a huge start to the fair’s concert series. Aside from the male members’ long, ’80s-rocker style haircuts, this was a brilliant pick and will be a big kick-off, especially compared to last year’s opener, country rapper Colt Ford. Tickets are $30.

Corey Smith — Oct. 10 Although some of the fair’s northern visitors may not be familiar with the country acoustic singer, Corey Smith’s southern fans will be ecstatic for a performance from the UGA alumnus. His songs, especially tracks about college and his song “Carolina,” are favorites here. South Carolina fans somehow get past the fact that he’s a Bulldog and applaud his unique musical style.

Foreigner — Oct. 11 This show isn’t particularly exciting, but it might be an interesting performance to watch. Foreigner is a ’70s band that struck gold with the hit “Feels like the First Time.” They could be called low-key rock legends, and they are definitely a recognizable and important band, if an odd fit for the state fair.

Hunter Hayes — Oct. 12 Watch out, everyone. A stampede of screaming girls will be hurtling towards the stage this night. This fairly new heartthrob quickly shot to stardom with songs like “Freight Train” and hasn’t stopped growing since. This performance will probably have the loudest and most enthusiastic audience of all the performances, and again, he was a very smart choice for a show.

Kirk Franklin — Oct. 13 This performance is a little different from the rest, but still should have a large and supportive audience. Franklin is a popular gospel singer who has made catchy songs with inspiring messages.

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Popular performers like The Band Perry (above) and Hunter Hayes will grace the stage at this year’s State Fair.

NEEDTOBREATHE — Oct. 18 Again, a little different the rest of the country line up, but NEEDTOBREATHE has grown on a large array of audiences. The band hails from Seneca and began their rock career singing in a local church. Their cool mix of calm acoustic and interesting rock sounds will make for a good show.

The Temptations — Oct. 19

hopefully attract all kinds of fans. The Temptations are a ’60s classic, and even if they’re not recognized by name, everyone knows at least one of their songs.

Justin Moore — Oct. 20 Justin Moore is a great way to round out a fantastic lineup. The country superstar sings hits like “Small Town USA,” “Backwoods” and “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” He epitomizes of the current country scene and is the perfect choice to close out the concert series.

Who doesn’t like the song “My Girl”? This act will be a refreshing addition to the rest of the lineup and

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Classic soul legends The Temptations will perform their timeless hit, “My Girl,” among others on the main stage at the South Carolina State Fair Oct. 19.


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Summer pieces fall into place fashionably Warm weather clothes transform for autumn Katie Cole

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Let’s be f rank. We may want fall to come earlier, but in Columbia, we generally have summer weather until late October or early November. When you’re excited to break out your sk inny jeans, thick sweaters, leather jacket and leggings, but can’t, what’s the solution? Transform your summer clothes into something that fits your state of mind. T he s ho r t- s le e v e d b lo u s e , c r o p top, maxi sk irt and a sheer tank top are all summer pieces that can be used to channel fall style in a climate with seemingly never-ending heat.

The Short-Sleeved Blouse During the summer, if you needed to get dressed up for an event, a shortsleeved blouse would be a good option. Blouses that tie in the front were, and still are, extremely popular for summer. Wear one in a darker color; pair them with a pencil skirt or some of your nicer shorts from summer instead of your goto cutoffs. While summer has a carefree attitude when it comes to your wardrobe, fall is about structure. You can translate your blouse into something you can wear out at night: Since the blouse is already structured, go for a mini skirt, and your look will be balanced.

Crop Top This summer, many girls were ecstatic to give a throwback to the ’90s with their crop tops. In the summer, you probably wore them with shorts or a maxi skirt, but you can translate them to fall with your favorite pair of skinny jeans. This will probably be more of a nighttime look when the weather is still in the ’80s during the day, but once it gets down to the high ’70s during the day, this is a great look to wear around campus.

Instead of wearing it with sandals, don your favorite pair of sneakers and a hat, if you’re feeling adventurous. Satin crop tops are great for fall, and comfortable to wear around campus. You’ll have room to breathe and not have to suffer heat exhaustion.

Maxi Skirt The maxi skirt was also a breakout star t his summer. They have ample breathing room, and they are one of the easiest pieces to style. If it’s extremely hot, you can wear a sheer tank top with it, and use a belt to accessorize. Always have a jacket on hand if you’re using this look, because classrooms tend to blast the air conditioning. A leather or denim jacket is a great choice. Burgundy is a huge fall color, so you can even channel Gamecock-esque colors with your maxi skirt.

Sheer Tank Top A sheer tank top can be worn all year long, as long as it’s st yled correctly. W het her made of ch if fon, sat i n or extremely lightweight cotton, it can be paired with a number of garments, and it can be accessorized for more of a fall ready look. If it’s a cooler day, pairing with your favorite tank with dark skinny jeans gives your look an instant upgrade to coincide with fall. Pair with sneakers or bright f lats, and add a belt around your waist. If it’s a ver y cool day, or you’re in a cold classroom, a printed blazer is a great way to update the whole look. Get crazy with prints, or play with texture, because these are big fall trends. If it’s hotter, you can pair your sheer tank top with a full high-waisted skirt in a deeper color or your favorite pair of shorts. If you’re pairing it with shorts, another ’90s throwback trend is tying a plaid shirt around your waist. Plaid is indicative of fall, and you won’t be any hotter by tying it around your waist as an accessory. Courtesty of polvyvore.com

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Career takes priority this Friday the 13, and there’s plenty of work. Talk is cheap. Post pone long conversations. Stand firm. Draw positive results to you. Consider home and family. Clean up.

Get a lot done. Weekend chores need at tent ion. G et dow n t o t he ac t u a l work . Test before sealing up ever ything. Romance d o e s n’t n e e d t o b e expensive. Candles and music soothe.

This phase is good for mak ing money. Don’t buy toys. Do what you’re good at and what you enjoy. Focus on the fun part of the job. Be smart and respectful. Express your love.

Taurus

Call ahead to save time. Make plans; travel conditions are excellent. Convince your partner. Don’t get stopped by a b out of t e mp or a r y confusion. New expenses surface. Take it all into consideration.

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Virgo

Plan some fun. Pamper yourself. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. Pull strings to get what you want. Cover all the details. Avoid con f l ic t by communicating plans early. Invite a friend.

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Prepa re to negot iate ca ref u l ly. Pla n it out thoroughly. Count wins and losses to get what’s pred ic t able. Choose your words. To avoid a potential problem, play the game exactly by the book.

Fo c u s on home a nd f a m i l y f or t he ne x t few days. You’re still determining the right choice. A critic speaks out. Look for the full s t o r y. I t c o u l d g e t awk ward. Find out what’s needed at home.

Share responsibilit ies w it h you r tea m. T he potential for accidents is high. Review instructions aga i n. Consider you r ne x t move c a ref u l l y, and practice first. Get a mentor or coach for best results.

Invite exploration and education. Dig deeper into a favorite subject. Yog a i mprove s you r spirits. Communicate wit h a group or community to discuss sha red passion a nd enthusiasms. Reach out and discover.

Take a day off if you can. A document arrives. Use your persuasive sk ills to moderate a clash between normally gentle souls. Let friends help with a household project. Guard against impetuous overspending. Relax.

Scorpio

TODAY

You’re ready to ma ke changes. List the upgrades you envision for your place. Anticipate resistance. Inspire action. It’s not a good time to travel. Provide treats. You may change your m i nd about what you wa nt. Clar if y you r direction with friends. But don’t i nvest i n it y e t . Yo u’r e e nt e r i n g t wo day s of pr ivate self-exam inat ion. A sk probing questions. Get sensitive and pensive.

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3 Awe 4 Panache 5 Basics 6 Spaghetti go-with 7 Mil. branch 8 Connection 9 Barbara who played a genie 10 Giga- x 1,000 11 Oceanic 12 State with the Big Dipper on its flag 13 Papa Smurf’s headgear 18 Pop music’s ’N__ 22 Sight 25 “More than I need to know!” 27 Suited 28 Scooby-__ 30 Mrs. Gorbachev 31 Skip church, in a way? 32 Sci-fi’s Lester __ Rey 34 Jumping chess piece 38 Comm. for the hearing-impaired 39 Military day starter 40 Shame 41 Green prefix 42 Struck (out) of the text

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Sophomore running back Mike Davis (28) says the team is looking to come out on Saturday and prove to the rest of the nation that they are a force to be reckoned with. A f ter a tough loss at G eorg ia, S o u t h Ca rol i n a w il l t a ke t he f ield ag a i n s t Va n d e r b i l t look ing to prove that de spite t hei r 1-1 r e c o r d , t he y a re st i l l one of t he mo st formidable teams in the nation. “I think we’re all looking at this as a statement game,” sophomore r u n n i ng back M ike Dav is sa id. “Everyone’s angry. We want to take it out on someone else.”

The loss to the Bulldogs pushed South Carolina’s national rank from No. 6 to No. 13. Since t he loss came against a division foe, the Gamecocks’ road to t he Sout heastern Conference Championship in Atlanta will be more of an uphill climb than if they

had lost to a West division team. Over the last two years, however, South Carolina has beaten Georgia in the regular season, only to watch the Bulldogs play for the conference title themselves. After suffering the loss in this year’s annual matchup, coach Steve

“Everyone’s angry. We want to take it out on someone else.”

Spurrier hopes t he t rend of t he loser reaching the championship continues. “We’ve learned that the winner does not necessar ily w i n t he Eastern Division,” Spurrier said. “It does put the winner in pretty good shape, but it doesn’t always certainly determine the winner.” The Gamecocks’ schedule will be on t heir side for most of t he remainder of the season. The only team currently ranked higher than South Carolina left in the season is in-state rival No. 3 Clemson, who the Gamecocks will play in the fi nal contest of the regular season.

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Head coach Steve Spurrier says that while he doesn’t want his players to think they can’t win on the road, he does want them to realize that they are better playing in Columbia.

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No. 1 Alabama @ No. 6 Texas A&M , Saturday, 3:30 p.m., CBS

The college football game of the year, one that every football fan has been waiting for since last season’s upset in Tuscaloosa, Ala., has fi nally arrived. Crimson Tide sophomore w ide receiver A mari Cooper has i n sisted t h is g a me is not ab out revenge, because it is a new year with new players for both sides. Alabama coach Nick Saban is encouraging his team to put their emotions aside and go out and play the game they want to play. In a contest that features Johnny Manziel, emotions seem to play a part in the game. Manziel made a name for himself in last year’s stunning upset victory at Alabama, and the Heisman Trophy winner would love nothing more than to add another win against college football’s dynasty team. Both sides insist this game is just another on the schedule, but college football fans know it is much more. The team that walks away the winner will put themselves in a position to make it to Atlanta to play for the Southeastern Conference Championship.

Tennessee @ No. 2 Oregon, Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ABC

For the first time in three years, No. 2 Oregon matches up against SEC Ea st hopef u l Ten ne ssee at Autzen Stadium. Heisman candidate quarterback Marcus Mariota and junior r unning back De’A nt hony Thomas w ill t r y to add to t heir stellar play this Saturday against the Volunteers. The t wo have led the Ducks’ of fense early t his season, combining for 487 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in their 2-0 start. No surprise here: The Oregon Ducks can score and score quickly. Oregon’s senior wide receiver Josh Huff has emerged has Mariota’s main target this season, collecting eight

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Top-ranked Alabama will look to avenge last year’s loss to Texas A&M when they travel to College Station, Texas, Saturday. receptions for 173 yards. Tennessee’s first-year head coach Butch Jones says the challenging part about Oregon’s offense is making them drive the ball, rather than connecting on big play after big play. The Volunteers will rely heavily on senior tailback Rajion Neal and junior running back Marlin Lane to control the tempo and keep the Ducks’ offense on the sidelines for as long as possible.

No. 7 Louisville @ Kentucky, Saturday, noon, ESPN

Louisville quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Teddy Bridgewater is set to visit Lexington, Ky., to face off with the Wildcats in their in-state rivalry. Bridgewater has done a superb job this season making the most of his talented and deep core of wide receivers. Bridgewater has a college football-best nine passing touchdowns and 76.7 percent completion rate. Bridgewater and the Cardinal offense

will provide a lot of problems for a young Kentucky defense. Last season, Br idgewater completed 19 of 21 passes for 232 yards as Louisville beat Kentucky 32-14. He, along with junior wide receiver Kai De La Cruz, will look to connect on some big plays early in this one to diminish any and all hopes the Wildcats have. Kentucky’s senior running back Jonathan George says he is ready for the challenge and believes playing the school’s biggest rival is a good way to begin their four-game stretch of facing ranked opponents. George said he respects Louisville’s talent level but that his team is focused and ready to battle.

qua r terback Zach Met tenberger recorded a single-game school record last week, throwing five touchdowns in a 56-17 victory over UAB. Kent State is a better football team than UAB, but the same opportunities will be presented to LSU. The offensive l i ne for t he Tiger s shou ld g ive Mettenberger enough time to find open wide receivers and allow them to create space between the safeties and cornerbacks. With Kent State’s star senior running back Dri Archer sidelined with an ankle injury, the Golden Flashes will need a someone to step up and make a big play in order to come out of Death Valley alive.

No. 25 Ole Miss @ Texas, Mississippi State @ Auburn, Saturday, 8 p.m., Longhorn Saturday, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Network The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Coming off a BYU loss that resulted in defensive coordinator Manny Diaz being fired and replaced by Greg Robinson, Texas now has the difficult task of facing a surging Ole Miss team. The Rebels present the Longhorns with the same troubling read-option Texas could not stop against BYU last week. Ole Miss junior quarterback Bo Wallace and senior running back Jeff Scott are the two leaders for the Rebel offense and understand what this game in Texas could mean for their season. Following last season’s beat down, Ole Miss will look to right the ship Saturday and get revenge. Ole Miss junior linebacker Serderius Bryant says it is important for his team to play with a chip on its shoulder and come out ready to play. With Texas quarterback David Ash questionable after suffering head and shoulder injuries against BYU, it will be the Longhorn defense that will be called on to score some needed points. Texas senior safety Adrian Phillips is ready for what Ole Miss is going to bring and understands the responsibilities placed on his teammates.

K ent S t ate @ No. 8 L S U, Saturday, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Kent State makes their way down to Baton Rouge, La., to test its skills against No. 8 LSU. The days of LSU’s relying on punishing defenses with a strong, physical running game have seem to come to an end. LSU senior

Auburn Tigers both play in their first Southeastern Conference matchup of the year in this week-three contest. The Tigers, led by a junior running back duo of Corey Grant and Tre Mason, have looked solid this season. The two have combined for 358 yards and four touchdowns so far this year and will look for gaps in the Bulldogs’ defense to break a few big runs and score early. The Bulldogs’ sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott has done a good job of leading his team so far this season. Following a disappointing 21-3 loss to No. 12 Oklahoma State, Prescott completed 12 of 19 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns in Mississippi State’s 51-7 win over Alcorn State. Prescott has shown he can make plays happen with his legs, if needed, but prefers to stay in the pocket and find his wide receivers down the field.

S o ut h e r n M i s s i s s i p p i @ Arkansas, Saturday, 12:21 p.m.

T he 0 -2 Sout her n M ississippi G olden Eagles v isit t he 2- 0 Arkansas Razorbacks in a game in which A rkansas should not have a problem taking care of business. The Razorbacks are led by sophomore quarterback Brandon Allen, who has completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 355 yards and five touchdowns. SEC • B4

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Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia (capacity of 80,250) Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday.

The game will be televised on ESPN. Brad Nessler will handle the playby-play duties. The analyst will be Todd Blackledge, and the sideline correspondent will be Holly Rowe. RADIO: Locally, the game will be broadcast on 107.5 FM. Todd Ellis will handle the play-by-play duties, while Tommy Suggs will be the color analyst. Langston Moore will be the sideline correspondent. You can hear the game on satellite radio by tuning to Sirius/XM channel 91.

South Carolina is favored by 13.5 points. South Carolina leads 18-4 and has won the past four meetings between the teams The forecast for Saturday calls for partly cloudy skies, with a high of 84 degrees and a low of 61. There is a 20 percent chance of rain, and winds will be coming out of the northeast at 11 mph.

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BEHIND ENEMY LINES ALLISON MAST, SPORTS EDITOR, THE VANDERBILT HUSTLER 1. How high were the expectations for Vanderbilt this season, and how much did the season-opening loss to Ole Miss diminish those expectations? Expectations for the Commodores are very high this season. This is coach James Franklin’s third year at the school, and fans are becoming accustomed to success. It was a great accomplishment to go 9-4 last season, but now fans want more. The Commodores have been “the best of the rest” in terms of the SEC, but it’s time take that next step and beat an SEC powerhouse. With talented players returning, including wide receiver Jordan Matthews, it seems like this should be the year. The loss to Ole Miss was definitely disappointing, but it didn’t lower expectations. Vanderbilt fans knew it would be a close game, and it was. 2. James Franklin has improved the team each year he has been there. After finishing last season r a n ked i n t he top - 2 5, ho w important is this game at South Carolina to kind of get the program the signature win it needs to jumpstart the team? This game could very well be the most important of the season for the Commodores. Franklin really needs a huge upset to rally the fans and transform the football culture at Vanderbilt. After two games,

it appears as though South Carolina has some holes in its game. Expect Vanderbilt to take advantage of these holes; a win this weekend could be their best chance at knocking off a high-profile opponent. 3. Ever y opponent the Gamecocks face have to deal with the Jadeveon Clowney questions. So with that said, how concerned is the Vandy coaching staff about being able to stop Clowney, and do they seem confident they can do it? Franklin acknowledges that Clowney will have an impact on the game; he’s just that type of player. The coaching staff isn’t going to reveal its specific plan, but Franklin and his staff believe that the most important thing is to be aware of Clowney. The Commodores need to treat him like any other player in the sense that they need to identify his strengths and try to eliminate them. 4. After seeing Georgia rack up over 500 yards of offense against the Gamecocks last week, do you get the feeling that the Commodores sense an opportunity to take advantage of the young defense? Absolutely. It’s no secret that the Commodores have one of the best wide receivers in the SEC in the form of Jordan Matthews. In addition, Wesley Tate, Jerron Seymour and Brian Kimbrow have all received time at running back, giving the offense some flexibility. This could be the most versatile

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The sophomore does not make many m ist a ke s, cont rols t he game well a nd allows his defense to catch its breat h on the sideline. Arkansas is the clear favorite here, but Sout hern Mississippi’s senior running back Kendrick Hardy and sophomore tailback Ty re Br acken w i l l hope to fi nd a way to score and make this a game. If the two can brea k out i nto t he open field or catch a few balls out of the backfield, the Golden Eagles cou ld make this one interesting.

W hen Sout h Carolina plays Va n d e r b i lt t h i s weekend , it w i l l do so on it s home t u r f of W illiams-Brice Stadium, where t hey have seen considerable success recently. The Gamecock s have amassed a 25-3 record at home since 2 0 0 9, i n c l u d i n g a n unblemished 7-0 mark last year. “ I don’t wa nt ou r guys to feel like they can’t play away from home,” Spurrier said. “But when you look at the facts ... we’re better at home.” Vanderbilt will come

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Kentucky will welcome in-state rival Louisville this weekend after getting its first win last week.

offense of the James Franklin regime. Expect the Commodores to try everything they can to put points on the board. 5. Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn CartaSamuels has looked pretty good during the first two games of the season, but how confident is Vandy in his ability to play in a hostile SEC environment? People have been questioning Carta-Samuels’ maturity since the spring. What many don’t realize is that he started as a freshman at the University of Wyoming and earned Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. He is no stranger to the pressure that accompanies big games. To be better prepared for the hostile environment, the team has been practicing with crowd sounds blasting on speakers. It might take Carta-Samuels a few plays to adjust, but the team expects him to perform well at Williams-Brice. Prediction: Vanderbilt 28 South Carolina 24 It was a pretty close game between the two teams last year, and I think Vanderbilt fi nally has what it takes to get a big win. Clowney hasn’t been a factor in the last two games, and the South Carolina defense has looked immature. The Commodores have the tools to silence Williams-Brice and bring home a much-needed victory to Nashville.

to C olu mbia w it h a 1-1 record that could have easily been 2-0 if not for an interception off t he hands of star wide receiver Jordan Matthews that allowed Ole Miss to win one of the best games of the season so far. W h i le t he Sout h Carolina locker room looks for a sacrificial lamb to project l a s t w e e k ’s l a t e n t frustration onto, Davis i nsist s t hat recent history should caution the Gamecocks not to look past t he Commodores. “Vanderbilt has been a team that’s been on the uprise,” Davis said. “They’ve done a great

job in recruiting and get t i ng t hose g uy s prepared to play us. We played t hem last year, and it was a close game. So we don’t take anybody lightly.” South Carolina escaped Nashv i l le, Tenn., by the skin of its teeth in last year’s season opener, pulling out a 17-14 win over t he Com modores i n the fourth quarter. W it h G eorg ia one step ahead of t he G amecock s in t he race for t he SEC East crown, all South Carolina ca n now is foc u s on defeat i ng each opponent t he y face from here on out and hope to get some help a long t he way. A nd t hat starts w it h Vanderbilt Saturday at 7 p.m. “This is a game that we just need to play footba l l. We shou ld feel t h at way e ver y time we play,” Spurrier s a id . “ We a l l k now you have to have the ability to forget what happened last week , whether it was good or bad, and move on and try to improve as the season goes.”


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The Bruins will look to defeat the Cornhuskers for the second straight year when they roll into Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday. UCLA won last year’s game 36-30.

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No. 16 UCLA @ No. 23 Nebraska

16th-ranked UCLA and No. 23 Nebraska meet this weekend for a rematch following the Bruins’ 36-30 win over Nebraska last season. UCLA sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns in last season’s victory. Hundley will look to pick apart Nebraska’s shaky defensive, utilizing senior wide receiver Shaquelle Evans in the open field. Jordan James, UCLA’s junior running back, carried the football 21 times for 155 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against Nevada. James should be able to find gaps and break to the outside for some big plays in this one as well. Although Nebraska’s defense is uncertain, its offense is nothing to joke about. Cornhusker quarterback Taylor Martinez has had back-to-back games with three passing touchdowns. Martinez, a senior, is an athletic, quick-footed quarterback with the ability to bust into the open field and make his opponents pay.

No. 4 Ohio State @ California

With Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller sidelined with an MCL strain, fourth-ranked Ohio State will call on senior quarterback Kenny Guiton to come in and manage the clock in this ball game. California runs an upbeat, fast-paced offense that can wear and tear opposing defenses. Guiton is not as much of a threat through the air as he is on the ground. The senior quarterback along, with senior tailback Jordan Hall, will be responsible for controlling the tempo, shedding time off the clock and keeping California’s offense on the sidelines. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said the key for his team to walk out of Memorial Stadium with a win is for his Buckeyes to control the game’s tempo and not allow them to get into a shootout with

OFFENSE • Cont. from B6 to ever move it very far.” Ju n i o r w i d e r e c e i v e r Nick Jones, or “Nicky,” as Spurrier likes to call him, broke out onto the scene and caught the second and third touchdown passes of his career against Georgia. While the team suffered a loss, Jones said that game gave him confidence moving for wa rd a nd t hat it was finally a reward for his hard work. “I just feel good out there,” Jones said. “I’m one of the guys that has been working real hard. Everything hasn’t been given to me; I’ve been working for it all my life. Just to have that game on Sat u rday made me a lot more confident and ready to go.”

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller suffered an MCL sprain in the No. 4 Buckeye’s game last week. the Golden Bears. Jared Goff, California’s freshman quarterback, is already making a name for himself in college football, totaling 935 passing yards and four touchdowns in two games.

No. 19 Washington @ Illinois

Turn on the lights and get ready for No. 19 Washington to make its way to Soldier Field in Chicago to match up against the Fighting Illini. Pac12-versus-Big Ten clashes always prove to be great football games, so expect nothing less here. Illinois is an underrated team led by senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase. Scheelhaase does not make many mistakes and has shown that early in his 2013 campaign with a 74-percent completion rate. Huskies junior tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins returns to action this Saturday following his one-game suspension for an off-the-field incident. Seferian-Jenkins, 6-foot-6 and 276 pounds, is Washington’s biggest offensive threat. The Fighting Illini will try to contain him as much as possible, but the junior is due for a breakout performance in this

Because of the recent rise of the Vanderbilt program t h a n k s t o c o ac h Ja me s Franklin, Spurrier said that t he Com modores a ren’t the team of slow athletes that they were four or five years ago. It is also harder to recruit at Vanderbilt because of the stringent academic requirements that the school has. “They’re fast, and they’re in excellent shape,” Spurrier said. “You don’t see many overweight guys playing for Vanderbilt. If you’re going to play in the SEC, you’ve got to recruit very closely to the standards that everyone else has.”

DEFENSE • Continued from B6 “He has a combination of a lot of skills,” Brown said. “He’s long, he has good hands, he runs good routes and he’s tough. He has deceptive speed. On tape, it may look like he’s not running very fast, but when you line up on him, if he catches a pass on you and you’re not close, it’s going to be tough to catch him.” Sophomore boundary safety T.J. Gurley said that Vanderbilt likes to get the ball to Matthews any way it can and t hat he expects to see the receiver line up at different positions on the field. Gurley said that after last week’s performance on defense, he expects the Commodores to go up-tempo on offense to keep the Gamecocks from getting lined up. Sout h Carolina’s coaching staff and players have

Florida State redshirt freshman Jameis Winston took care of business on “Monday Night Football” against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in week one. At home against a shaky Nevada defense this week, look for Winston to make some plays again. Nevada’s defense allowed UCLA to score 58 points, and all signs point to a big day for the Seminoles’ offense. Winston can distribute the ball all over the field and, when necessary, can make progress with his legs. Nevada’s junior quarterback, Cody Fajardo, will look to lead his team to a victory at Doak Campbell Stadium, but do not expect too much from the Wolf Pack in this contest. Florida State is a good football team this season, and many college football fans will soon be aware of them. The Seminoles shouldn’t have a problem walking away with a victory.

No. 20 Wisconsin @ Arizona State

No. 20 Wisconsin’s season gets serious Saturday in the desert when they play Arizona State in Sun Devil Stadium. After defeating two inferior teams — Massachusetts and Tennessee Tech — by a combined 93-0, the Badgers will have their first real test this week. Wisconsin sophomore quarterback Joel Stave will have the tough task of grinding out yards and keeping his defense fresh and cool on the sidelines. Wisconsin is not used to hot, muggy weather like Arizona State is, so it will fall on Stave to manage the clock well enough to give his defense a breather. The Badgers will also have to deal with the time change. Head coach Gary Andersen decided to fly his team out Thursday to adjust to the time zone. The Sun Devils, led by junior quarterback Taylor Kelly, will try to improve to 9-0 all-time at Sun Devil Stadium against Big Ten opponents in this contest, so do not be surprised if they pull off the upset.

been working in practice to keep from being caught off guard for a second week. A f ter hav i ng pract iced throughout the week, there is a chance junior Kadetrix Marcus will return this week to take Gurley’s spot after missing t he G e org ia g a me w it h a separated shoulder. Also on the injury report is redshirt junior cornerback Victor Hampton, who has been dealing with a bad ankle. it is uncertain if he will play Saturday. The secondary will be key i n keepi ng Ca r t a-Sa muels from finding a rhythm. It is the senior’s first year starting at Vanderbilt after transferring from Wyoming, where he was the starting quarterback for two seasons. “We’re not going into this game ex pect ing h im to be rattled,” Brown said. “We know

our fans will do a great job and make it loud for him. But we have to treat him like he’s been starting at Vanderbilt for three years.” Sophomore lineback Kaiwan L e w i s ac k nowle dg e d t h at Vanderbilt is on the rise and that practice has been more intense. He said there is more attention to detail this week and that the Gamecocks need to come out with a dominant mentality that they lacked against Georgia. “The best thing we can do is come out and make a statement on Saturday,” Lewis said. “One thing we got to stress this week is having fun. The season’s still alive, and we have a lot to play for.”


B6

THE BLITZ

OFFENSE

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South Carolina junior wide receiver Nick Jones (3) says the two touchdowns he caught last week helped him to gain more confidence going into the game against Vanderbilt.

Gamecocks look to correct mistakes South Carolina has historically struggled to score against Vanderbilt Kyle Heck

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South Carolina’s offense piled up more than 400 yards of offense last week against Georgia and scored 30 points in a conference game. Most weeks, that stat line would have resulted in a win and praise for the offensive production. But because t he defense allowed over 50 0 yards and 41 points, the Gamecock offense was overshadowed this week. While the unit did put up nice numbers, they did leave some points on the field. With the scored tied at 24 and the Gamecocks facing a fourth-down with five yards to go at the Georgia 34 yard line, quarterback Connor Shaw ran

for nine yards to get the first down, but fumbled the ball, allowing Georgia to take the lead for good a few minutes later. In addition, running back Mike Davis was stopped on the goal line on fourth down in the fourth quarter. “That was a bad call on the fourth and a foot line,” coach Steve Spurrier said. “We should have came up the middle on that one. So we had some mistakes, and hopefully we can correct them.” One surprise from the early season has been the lack of production from the fleet of tight ends South Carolina uses. So far this year, the tight ends have a combined two catches. Junior Rory Anderson has one, while redshirt sophomore Drew Owens has the other. However, there is still time to get things going, Anderson said. “We’re only going into the third game of the

season, so we have a lot of time on our hands to get open and get balls,” Anderson said. Anderson also said he thinks the tight ends will get more targets this game because of the defense the Commodores run. There is a good possibility that the Gamecocks will need everything they can get from the tight ends, because South Carolina has historically had a difficult time moving the ball against Vanderbilt. Over the last six matchups between the teams, the Gamecocks have failed to score more than 21 points against Vanderbilt. The last time they scored more was a 31-13 win in Nashville, Tenn., in 2006. “We seem to always struggle (against Vanderbilt),” Spurrier said. “We were in there watching Vanderbilt tape, and their defense is very similar year in and year out, and you wonder why can’t we figure it out and move the ball against them. But we don’t seem OFFENSE • B5

DEFENSE

Defensive unit hopes for better performance Coaches says calls need to come in quicker Tanner Abel

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After allowing 41 points and 536 total yards in last Saturday’s game against Georgia, coach Steve Spurrier was the first to say his defense’s performance was not pretty. Spurrier called South Carolina’s thirddown defense “lousy” and said it is not acceptable to allow long conversions. He added that the Gamecocks need to improve on the fundamentals and get lined up correctly. Spurrier said he blames himself for the team’s issues in those areas. “We had a bad coaching day against Georgia,” Spurrier said. “There’s no shame in losing if you play smart and you play with a lot of effort, but we didn’t do those two things.” Almost every defensive player that spoke to the media this week said the focuses in practice were getting calls in and lining up quickly, as well as tackling better. Secondary coach Grady Brown agreed that the Gamecocks’ performance on defense was poor and knows they have to be improved before Vanderbilt on Saturday. “We did not perform well as a group,” Brown said. “I have to do a better job as a coach of preparing my guys to go out and perform at a high level. If they did not perform well, it means I did not do a good enough job as a coach preparing them to play. I didn’t do a good job of making sure my guys understood the game plan.” R e d s h i r t j u n io r s p u r Sh a r r o d Golightly said two things were preached this week: being physical and keeping a short memory, with South Carolina’s concentration on the Commodores. Golightly and his defensive teammates

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Sophomore safety T.J. Gurley, who suffered a season-ending knee injury at Florida last year, has performed well this season. will have to deal with a Vanderbilt team that is constructed primarily of upperclassmen at the skill positions. Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels, running back Wesley Tate and wide receivers Jonathan Krause and Jordan Matthews are all seniors. Matthews, especially, will be a key player for South Carolina to stop, as he

was the most productive receiver in the Southeastern Conference last season. He f i n i s he d t he y e a r w it h 9 4 receptions for 1,323 yards and eight touchdowns. Through two games this season, he already has 16 catches for 289 yards and two touchdowns. “Of course he’s a great player, but I think we can match up with him,”

Golightly said. “I think the point of emphasis this week is to win the line of scrimmage and stop the run.” Brow n called Matt hews a smart receiver and said that he will be a challenge for the Gamecocks’ secondary this week. DEFENSE • B5

TDG 09/13/2013  

The Daily Gamecock Print Edition for 9/13/2013

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