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South Carolina and tailback Jamari Smith (26) put to rest any upset bid Coastal Carolina had on Saturday by scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter against the Chanticleers.

Smith records first career 100-yard rushing game Danny Garrison


After a week of speculation that Sout h Carolina could be in for a trap against Football Championship Subdivision power Coastal Carolina, the Gamecocks made their doubters look silly Saturday by obliterating the Chanticleers 70-10.

“Obv iously we had Coastal outmanned, outsized and so forth,” head coach Steve Spurrier said. “I didn’t know it was going to end up like this.” Many put South Carolina on upset alert against the Chanticleers because of their 10-1 record entering the game and their No. 7 ranking in the FCS Coaches Poll. But talk of a Gamecock debacle was put to rest by the end of a commanding 28-0 first quarter. South Carolina would finish the game with 639 yards of total offense

and the program’s first 70-point game since 1995. Saturday was also only the fifth time in program histor y that South Carolina has eclipsed the 70-point mark. “Our whole offense played really great and it was fun to watch,” senior quarterback Connor Shaw said. “It was just a good overall day for us.” Shaw started t he game as quarterback for the Gamecocks and finished with 115 yards through the air, one passing touchdown and one rushing score in South Carolina’s first

three possessions of the game. Saturday’s win also saw Shaw take sole possession of the school record for most wins as a starting quarterback, earning his 25th win as a starter and moving past Gamecock great Todd Ellis. But, in accordance with the script Spurrier drew up earlier in the week, redshirt junior Dylan Thompson would take over in the first quarter for his most extensive game action of the DOMINATION • 10

Gamecocks win rivalry blood drive Clemson trounced by nearly 1,000 units Beard contest raises money, awareness

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Put down your razors, boys. It’s time to raise awareness. If you’ve seen

u nu s u a l ly h a i r y men a r o u n d c a m p u s , it ’s probably t he work of Relay for Life and Beta T he t a P i f r at e r n it y, who have dedicated the mont h t hey’re calling

“No-Shave-Ember” to raising awareness and money for prost ate cancer and other cancers whose patients are predominantly men. This Sat urday from

11 a.m. u nt i l 2 p.m., ab out 11 p eople w i l l show off their “before” and “after” pictures on Greene Street. Those BEARD • 3

Board approves construction plans Health center to expand by 64,500 square feet Amanda Coyne



The board of trustees’ buildings and grounds committee approved a $27.5 million project to expand the Thomson Student Health Center

a nd a f ive-year comprehensive permanent improvement plan at its Friday meeting. The second phase of the health center will be built between the ex ist i ng healt h center a nd t he T homas Cooper Libra r y. T he land currently has a path from the Russell House to the library. The $27.5 million bill will be


footed with $13 million in state institution bonds and $14.5 million in health center reserve funds. The new bu ild i ng w il l be connected to the existing one and will be a three-floor, 64,500-squarefoot st r uct ure. It w ill increase available space for clinics, labs,

USC won t he a n nu a l Ca rol i n aClemson Blood Drive for t he sixt h c o n s e c ut i v e y e a r, t he R e d C r o s s announced Friday. Nearly 7,500 people in Columbia and Clemson donated blood through the drive. At USC, 4,124 people donated blood. Clemson donors totaled 3,293. The overall record for the annual competition is now 15-14, with USC leading Clemson. USC will be honored for its win Saturday during halftime at the football game against Clemson. The Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive trophy will be awarded to blood drive representatives. Those who missed the drive can still donate and receive a Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive T-shirt at participating blood drives through Dec. 1. Donors in the Columbia area can call 1-800-REDCROSS to find locations.






Microsoft introduced the Xbox One, a high-tech upgrade to past game consoles.

The South Carolina defense limited a high-powered Coastal Carolina offense to just 10 points on Saturday.

Editorial Board: A new health center will be nice, but the existing one needs renovation desperately.





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Monday, November 25, 2013

Car lands on roof after high-speed police chase A car landed on top of a Forest Acres home early Saturday morning following a Columbia police chase, The State reported. The car was pursued after an officer believed he saw an illegal drug transaction at or near the vehicle on Senate Street, the Columbia Police Department told the newspaper. The vehicle did not have lights on and the suspect was driving erratically. The car did not stop when the officer turned on his blue lights and sirens. The suspect drove off at high speed on Gervais Street. The officer pursued the car and found it on the roof of a Grace Hill Road home in Forest Acres. People were home when the incident occurred, but no one was injured. The suspect was not found in the car, but officers discovered crack cocaine and cash in the vehicle. — Amanda Coyne, News Editor

Haley donates half of own foundation’s funds

DMX’s car, friend missing in Upstate

Slightly more than half of the money raised by Gov. Nikki Haley’s charitable foundation was given by the governor herself, The State reported. Haley gave $225,000 to The Original Six Foundation, with $20,000 coming from her personal funds and $205,595 left over from her 2011 inaugural events. The governor had planned to give any remaining funds from her inaugural committee to the communitybuilding foundation when she started it. Haley had previously contributed a $100,000 advance payment from her autobiography to the foundation. She has promised to donate the full advance to the foundation after deducting taxes from the $550,000 total. She will make that payment soon and will receive an additional book advance that will also go to the foundation. The foundation had $307,285 on hand as of June 30. Its IRS filing covers July 1, 2012 until June 30, 2013. — Amanda Coyne, News Editor

Rapper DMX told South Carolina law officers that his car and a friend who planned to sell it have both gone missing, the Associated Press reported. The artist, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, told the Spartanburg Count y Sheriff ’s Office that a friend took the 1978 Buick Regal about a month ago, never returned and changed his phone number. The friend was given a duplicate title to the car and told Simmons and Simmons’ girlfriend he could sell the 35-year-old vehicle. Neither Simmons nor his girlfriend knew the friend’s last name or address. DMX has been arrested in the Upstate multiple times, mostly on driving charges. He has been charged with a variety of things, including driving wit hout a license, possessing marijuana and driving under the influence. — Amanda Coyne, News Editor

The blotter comes from police reports released by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety and doesn’t include crimes reported by city or county law enforcement.

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Drug/Narcotics violation


Vandalism/Destruction of property


Larceny/All other


Fake/Other ID use


Alcohol/Liquor law violation


Disorderly conduct


Assault/Simple assault


All other offenses


Larceny/Theft from building


Fraud - Credit card/ATM


Burglary/Breaking and entering




Larceny of moped

— An officer was dispatched to Columbia Hall late on the night of Nov. 15 in reference to a drunk man missing a shoe. The officer found the man hiding by a dumpster near the residence hall. When the officer tried to make contact with the man, he ran off toward Pendleton Street. The officer chased the man into the back yard of a home, where the man was crawling on the ground behind some bushes, trying to hide. The officer took out his taser and ordered the man to come out with his hands up. The man was then handcuffed. He smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. The man told the officer he was 19 and had drank 16 beers that day. He was cited for possessing beer underage and trespassing before being transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. — An officer saw a man with his belt undone on National Guard Road late on the night of Nov. 16. The man returned to a group of people when he noticed the officer. The officer approached him, and the man asked the officer why he was speaking to him. The man was attempting to fasten his belt while the officer spoke to him. The officer asked him to tell the truth, and the man said he was “just fixing his belt.” However, the officer could “clearly see” that the man had urinated where he had been standing. The man was arrested for public disorderly conduct and






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having an ID that was not his, which was found upon a search. — An officer was dispatched to the Blatt P.E. Center in reference to a suspicious man putting down a bicycle early on Nov. 17. The officer found the man and asked for his information. The man became “evasive” and said he was OK. When the officer asked for the man’s information again, the man took an “aggressive stance” and mumbled what the officer took to be threats. The officer called for backup, and when the man heard this, he told the officer “You had better.” The officer told the man to back away and drew his taser. The man tried to swing his hand at the taser and the officer tased him. The man fell to the ground, hitting his left temple on the ground. The man was “not able to comply” with the officer’s orders to roll onto his stomach and put his hands behind his back, so the officer and his backup rolled the man over and handcuffed him. The man was taken to the emergency room before being transported to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. The man was charged with trespassing and assault and battery. — Amanda Coyne, News Editor Briefs don’t include every incident from the last week, and suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information could change as investigations continue.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Sigma Nu runs ball 138 miles Annual event brings Carolina, Clemson chapters together Davis Klabo


One hundred and thirty-eight miles from Clemson seemed a bit shorter last week as t he Sout h Ca rol i na and Clemson chapters of Sigma Nu fraternity fi nished their 37th annual Game Ball Run as part of a run-up to next week’s football game. The event, which this year benefited t he Cy st ic Fibrosis Fou ndat ion, started Thursday night at 5 p.m. as Clemson’s chapter began running the ball to a midway point in Greenwood, South Carolina. Baker M ills, t hird-year biolog y student and Sigma Nu’s philanthropy cha ir ma n, played a large par t i n organizing t his year’s r un, which for USC’s brothers started at 2 a.m. Friday after a meeting with Clemson’s members at a Greenwood Huddle House restaurant. “A t t he b eg i n n i n g of t he r u n everybody wants to get out and run

BEARD • Continued from 1 pictures will be printed on jars, and people can vote for their favorite beard by putting spare change in those jars, a la penny wars. People can help their favorites and sabotage others by putting dollar bills in the jars of ot her compet itors, which count as negative points. Brothers of Beta Theta Pi and members of Colleges Against Cancer will also be on Greene Street, advocating for prostate cancer awareness and motivating people to vote. Lora Stea r ns, a t h i rd-yea r environmental science student and overall director of Relay for Life, sa id a l l t he money r a ised f rom that event will be donated to the American Cancer Society through Beta Theta Pi’s Relay for Life team. “This is our second year doing it, and this year has already been so

and see how hard they can run,” said Mills. “But three hours later, you look back and see that everyone is asleep — until you can wake people back up you’ve only got about five runners still ready to go.” The brot hers were escor ted by USC’s Division of Law Enforcement and Safety all the way through their long trek, with most runners only making it a few miles before switching off to fresher legs. “Every year we have guys who will talk about how they’ll run 15 miles,” said M ills. “There was act ually a Sigma Nu at Clemson who ran it, like, 14 miles straight and we had a bunch of guys talk about how they were going to beat it. “So we made a little competition out of it, and I think we had one guy make it a bit over 10 miles, but he was pretty much dead after that.” O vera l l, t he r iva l r y bet ween Clemson and USC was momentarily set aside in favor of mut ual brot herhood in t he name of philanthropy. “We always like to talk a bunch of smack about the football teams, but we are good friends so it’s really much more successful compared to last,” Stearns said. A lt hough on ly about 11 ha ir y people are officially competing, the tradition of facial hair is spreading across campus. For second-year international business student Matt Calcagno, No-Shave-Ember gives him the opportunity to see how his beard will grow out. “I am not shaving just to see what I look like with facial hair. The longest I’ve ever gone without shaving is about a week and now it’s been over three,” Calcagno said. “I can’t wait to see the look on my mom’s face when she sees it and probably immediately shaves it off herself.” Calcag no sa id h is beard is start ing to get itchy, patchy and “embarrassing,” so he doesn’t know if he’l l be able to ma i nt a i n h is bushiness until December. John Grzymalski, a second-year

just a fun competition between us,” Mills said. “It’s fun to get together for something like this, and it brings the two schools together.” The move to benefit cystic fibrosis research over the last year’s focus on multiple sclerosis stemmed from two Sigma Nu members who have a brother diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The immediacy of the disease’s impact on the fraternity brought a sense of closeness to the event, which, for the fi rst time, included alumni observers, some of whom even volunteered to help run. “ We s aw it a s a c h a nc e t o do somet hing good closer to home,” Mills said. “It was a chance to get involved with a charity that meant a lot to us — to support them and still be involved with a good cause ... Sometimes these events just seem kind of common for us, so it’s cool to actually see that we’re making a difference in people’s lives. I think it was special to know that we could do something to help them, and to do our part, even if it was just a small part, in this huge fight against CF.” DG

criminal justice major, has also put down his razor for the month. He said he was interested in facial hair after Boston Red Sox players donned beards during the World Series this past year and wanted to see if he could grow his own. “ I h aven’t b een able to do it before because of wrestling in high school and work dress restrictions,” Grzymalski said. “I plan to last until December because I don’t have much of a reason not to.” Chase G osset t , a fou r t h-yea r marketing and management student, is helping to organize the event on behalf of Beta Theta Pi as t heir Relay for Life captain. He says most of the chapter has been involved with the fundraising because they are passionate about battling cancer. “A lot of the brothers are really passionate about Relay for Life and fighting cancer, and it really


BOARD • Cont. from 1 the pharmacy and health care education. University architect Derek Gruner said 30 percent more st udents will be able to be seen each month once the new health center is built. The comprehensive permanent improvement plan introduced multiple planned projects that the board will have to vote on in the future. Those include a $30.5 million renovat ion of Bates West , which will add about 600 beds, Gruner said; a $25 million renovation of the Law Center t hat includes a “laborator y redevelopment;” and a $125 million redevelopment of the Ca rol i na Col iseu m. Ch ief Financial Officer Ed Walton requested t he $125 million from the state initially, but withdrew that request Friday, t e l l i n g t r u s t e e s it w a s a mistake. The project is listed to take place during the 20152016 fiscal year and be funded w it h c apit a l i mprovement bonds. DG

shows t hrough t heir support for fundraisers like this,” Gossett said. “When it comes to college guys and fundraising, the simpler ideas (like not shaving for a few weeks) always seem to be the better ones.” Gossett is also looking forward to Saturday’s event and believes it will be a success. “A s of now, I am not sure how many dollars will be donated as a part of No-Shave-Ember, but I can say that each dollar donated to the A merican Cancer Societ y has an extremely profound impact on the search for a cure and in support of patients, survivors and caregivers. I would love to see the event continue to grow like it did last year,” Gossett said.


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Renovations will be good, but more should be done Health Center, built in 1973, is outdated is putting it mildly. The paint is cracking, old overnight infirmary rooms serve as offices and officials have said they’re concerned about how the structure would do in an earthquake. USC has said it plans to renovate the building, but when? It’s in need of work sooner rather than later.

ISSUE USC’s board of trustees approved an plan for renovations across campus. OUR STANCE The plans sound good, but the old health center needs renovations desperately. The plans for an addition to USC’s health center sound fantastic — 64,500 more square feet, a fresh new look and plenty of chances for Student Health Services to expand its offerings. They also raise a 40,000-squarefoot question: W hat about the current building? To say the Thomson Student

“But as the university plans renovations and construction across campus, we hope it won’t forget about the health center it’s leaving behind.”

Still, the university’s five-year facilities plan is promising. Renovating Bates West, built in 1974, would add hundreds of beds at a time when housing on campus is tighter than ever. And plans to retool the Carolina Coliseum give USC an opportunity to resolve one of its longest-standing needs: a new student union — or something like one. We hope USC will make the most of t he oppor t u n it y t hat the Coliseum presents; such an expansion is long overdue. But as t he u n iversit y pla ns renovations and construction across campus, we hope it won’t forget about the health center it’s leaving behind.

Thanksgiving losing familial values Black Friday infringing on time meant to relax Thanksgiving means lots of food, the welcoming of Christmas music and time with family, but for some it means the best shopping day of the year is almost here. Black Friday is the perfect way to get Christmas shopping out of the way and buy everything you’d ever need for cheaper than normal, but it is turning a time of giving thanks into a retail-driven nightmare. There have been endless stories of fist fights over toys and screaming fits between customers, but things are getting worse. It is already hypocritical that the day after a holiday dedicated to being with family and giving thanks is followed by a day of materialistic spending, but Black Friday is now starting to completely take over the

holiday. Some stores aren’t even waiting until midnight to open, but instead are opening as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving day. Not only is this bizarre, but it’s also unfair to workers as well. People will be ripped away from valuable time with family and friends to either go to work or to get to the store before everything is sold out. America is a fast-paced, get-it-done-now type of culture, but it’s sad that people can’t take one day to relax and do nothing but eat and watch football. Coming from a shopaholic, there’s nothing better than a great deal or the Caitlyn release of new items McGuire in honor of Black Fourth-year Friday, but at this journalism student rate, Thanksgiving is bound to be

completely overshadowed by Black Friday, turning the holiday into a two-day shopping frenzy. America will just get rid of their turkey and mashed potatoes and eat a Luna Bar while searching through racks of clothes. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to go to stores and spend large amounts of money on Black Friday, then you need to step back and give a whole lot of thanks for it. If you have food on the table and family or friends surrounding you, you’re extremely lucky and need to realize it. Take a moment to actually enjoy the holiday and the things you are fortunate to have on that day. Christmas has already lost its spirit due to the retail world, but I can’t believe that Thanksgiving has, too. So go ahead and enjoy Black Friday. Go shopping, get some gifts, but before you do it, at least take a little time to relax and actually celebrate the day.

Iran poses threat despite cooperation Mark your calendar: for t he first time since his inauguration into office almost five years ago, President Barack Obama has finally overseen something that begins to justify his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. (Remember that?) The U.S., along with five other world powers, has forged a deal with Iran limiting any future uranium en r ic h ment , d i lut i ng a l read y enriched uraniu m and calling for “enhanced monitoring” from the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). In return, the U.S. and E.U. member states will lift sanctions on oil, gold and various other expensive commodities. Ever since Hassan Rouhani was elected president of the Islamic Republic, the U.S. has been buffeted by nothing but good feelings from Tehran. This so-called “charm offensive” has resulted in the first telephone call between a U.S. and Iranian president since 1979. This deal is, without doubt, a continuation of this overall trend. With any other country, this

tent at ive relat ion wou ld be a welcome sign. Our libertarian wing will no doubt remind us that suspending economic sanctions helps everyone, in the long run. And they would be right. Except for one small problem: we’re dealing with Iran. We must remember a few things about the nature of Iran. We must remember that we are dealing w it h a t he o c r at ic state that is directly responsible for f u nd i n g t e r r o r i s t Ben organizations across Crawford t he reg ion. The First-year English student terrorist group, Hezbollah, is closely linked with Iranian statecraft. This group is one of the reasons why Syrian rebel movement is currently imploding. We must remember that the President of Iran is not the Supreme Leader of Iran; that title goes to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has

held that position since 1989. We are dealing with a nation whose elected president must be confirmed by an autocrat. Whatever President Rouhani might do, he is virtually a figurehead, designed to operate within the guidelines set out by the religious fanatics who actually run the government. We’ve done t his little dance b e f o r e . B e f o r e Nor t h K or e a developed nuclear weapons capabilities in 2006, we implored them to come to the table. You know what? They went ahead anyway, because once a regime has nuclear weapons, they become absolutely untouchable. No amount of lifted sanctions is worth something so valuable. And, lest we forget, Iran is affiliated with groups that actually want to use an apocalyptic weapon on civilians. Food for thought. The question remains: can the U.S. afford to trust a Janus-faced cou nt r y w it h u nque st ion able aspirations to nuclear weapons? Remember who we’re dealing with.

CarolinaCard replacement fee is arbitrary, needless Cost of necessity should not drain students’ wallets I would like to draw students’ attention to the excessive cost of replacing a CarolinaCard if it is lost (currently set at $35). The CarolinaCard office located in the Russell House building is responsible for the administration involved i n prov id i ng st udent s a nd f ac u lt y w it h replacement cards. I lost my wallet (or it was stolen) containing my st udent I D on t he way back f rom a n academic conference I attended in Montreal. I was upset to learn of the $35 charge for a replacement and inquired what t he cost of the card was for. I was told initially that “all fees in our office only offset our costs.” When I suggested that this was unreasonable because the cost of the card should reflect the expense of the card itself and the time gone into replacing it, I was told that “the cost of the card does not offset costs in other areas of the CarolinaCard office.” The card takes less than five minutes to print out, and it would simply be ridiculous if the price of a card with a printed barcode actually cost anywhere near the $35 demanded by the CarolinaCard office. Obviously, it does not. I again asked for more information regarding how the cost of a replacement is calculated but this information was not forthcoming. Instead, the office’s director agreed to waive the fee, as I pointed out that not having an ID adversely impacts the student experience since we rely on so many services available exclusively through the card (to access the library and gym facilities to name but two). In the end, I offered a $15 donation to the office which they received quite ungraciously, without a “thank you” email to acknowledge my gesture. I urge the relevant representatives of the student body to take up this issue and bring pressure on the CarolinaCard office to demand a fairer deal. The $35 figure is arbitrary and unreasonable because it does not reflect the cost of the service. Of course, I ack nowledge t here shou ld be a cost of replacement in order to discourage negligence, but the cost should certainly not exceed $15. Moreover, every other university I have been at (including Essex, Bristol, Sheffield, Royal Holloway — London and Uppsala in Sweden), the cost of student ID card replacement has been no more than the equivalent of $16 ... so something is obviously wrong here at USC. To students, I would encourage you to fight the unreasonable charges by writing letters of complaint to the director of the CarolinaCard office. — Anmol Kalsi, doctoral library and information science international student

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Easy fashions make flying chic, comfortable Katie Cole



eople normally fall into one of two categories: Those that dress to travel and those that wear their pajamas to the airport. Many students might be driving home for the Thanksgiving break, but for those that are flying, there are plenty of options for travel clothes that are comfortable and stylish.

Comfortable Flats

Oversized Sweater

Slippers don’t prov ide much foot support, and for those who are germconscious, feet are much more apt to pick up whatever is on the floor of the airport if half of your foot is hanging out. A pair of comfortable flats or loafers can be comfy and stylish, and they’re much easier to get off when you’re going through airport security. Don’t be that girl or guy falling all over themselves trying to put on their shoes and grab all their bags at the same time.

Airplanes are freezing. Bringing an oversized sweater will be both warm and fashionable. Black is always a great color, and so are beige and brown. A sweater will always be able to fit in a carry-on bag and it’s a much better alternative to your sweatshirt from high school or a velour hoodie. Tailored Pants For those who are not skirt or dress people, wearing a good pair of tailored pants to t he airport is a wonderf ul option compared to sweatpants. There are awesome printed silk pants that are making a comeback, and they feel as good as sweatpants while looking much better. Ultimately, there’s no way to know who will be seen at the airport. People have gotten jobs because they were dressed well and ran into someone that admired how put-together they looked. You might run into old friends from high school or worse, an ex, and it’s better to look absolutely phenomenal than look like someone who has just rolled out of bed and can barely keep their eyes open. Take a risk and try something new on a flight this break! DG

Xbox One a high-tech upgrade of console Newest game system step up from 360, but not without flaws Richard Lipkin


The Xbox 360 that sits in my living room is hardly the system I purchased back in 2005. Since the release of the popular video game console, Microsoft has taken the liberty to integrate media to coincide with the era of smart phones and tablets. Microsoft’s goal was to make the Xbox 360 an all-in-one home entertainment device. In the case of the newly released Xbox One, it is what Microsoft has been striving toward all these years. The Xbox One is a leap into the future, while still clinging to the great foundation the system was founded on. The console itself is large and bulky and the thick black box-shape is not subtle. The goal for Microsoft was to have the system blend in with other entertainment devices and the system would look at home among DVD players and sound systems. The Kinect is also larger than its predecessor and the not-so-welcome gigantic power brick also rears its ugly head. Due to this increase in size, it allows the console to run much more quietly and it stays cooler. The Xbox One also sports a variety of cord inputs for an entertainment system. For example, the console has three USB 3.0 ports with two on the back and one on the side, along with an HDMI input in the back designed for the system’s television capabilities. The Xbox One also includes a Blu-ray drive and a 500 GB internal hard drive. While it might sound like a lot of space, considering the Xbox 360 launched with only a 20 GB internal hard drive, the Xbox One requires that games be downloaded to the hard drive and most titles at launch come with a 50 GB install so space will fill up quickly. However, Microsoft did say that it would support external storage after launch so this is an improvement with the capacity issues the Xbox 360 faced eight years ago. Many gamers believe that the Xbox 360 controller was among the best in the industry and pondered why Microsoft would want to fix something that did not seem broken. The Xbox One controller sits comfortably in the player’s hands with two thumbsticks which are much smaller but more accurate, a pair of triggers on the back which are sensitive to touch and include rumble motors and the D-pad now resembles a cross and feels much more accurate than its predecessor. The controller captures a similar feel and improves in almost every way. The only conflict with the controller is the two shoulder buttons above the triggers. The buttons are built into the controller and no longer stick out, which makes it difficult for fi ngers to fi nd the buttons.


The Xbox One is an impressive high-tech gaming system, but it fails to produce games that match its technology. Anyone familiar with the bright colored tiles from Windows 8 will feel right at home trying to navigate the Xbox One. The user interface is clean and sophisticated and quick to respond when compared to the cluttered pages on the Xbox 360. It was difficult to manipulate some of the settings on the console as they are buried behind the multitude of menus. Navigation with the Kinect is simple and easy, with a few vocal commands such as “Xbox select” and “Xbox store,” which launches the system’s online store. It appears that Microsoft’s intention was to have voice navigation to be the goto tool while navigating the Xbox One, but anyone who still wants to interact with the console can still do so comfortably with the controller. The Kinect is also used for a lot of other things throughout the user’s experience with the Xbox One. A player profile supports facial recognition through the Kinect’s camera, so when playing with a group of friends on a couch, all they have to do to sign in is grab a controller and sit in front of the console. The best part is that these functionalities actually work and feel very futuristic and mind-shattering when considering the possibilities. While the Xbox One has a variety of games that launched alongside the system, most of them are not exactly the best the industry has ever seen. “Dead Rising 3” is fun, but frustrating to control and

can be a real pain listening to the poorly written characters. “Madden 25” feels like a step backward for the franchise and doesn’t really take advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware capabilities and still looks like it belongs on the Xbox 360. “Call of Duty: Ghosts” also suffers from being designed to perform on last-generation consoles, and lacks some, if any, visual distinction from its counterparts. Not only do these games not look compelling, they also include long loading times which are quite frustrating considering this is supposed to be “the future of gaming.” However, the system has a decent lineup of games now and Microsoft is banking on “Titanfall” to be a system-seller in early 2014. Microsoft set sail with the idea that this generation is more than just the games. The next generation of games is meant to be aligned with apps, music, television and integrated experiences which can all be tied together by the Kinect. The Kinect feels unfi nished and not yet fully realized, but the Xbox One has fi rmly shown that Microsoft’s bold direction is a boon to all gamers. The combination of easy-to-use software and hardware raises the bar on an already impressive system. Microsoft is really looking forward more than backward, and the Xbox One feels like a next-generation entertainment device. DG

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Monday, November 25, 2013



Junior defensive back Victor Hampton (27) recorded an interception, three pass breakups and six solo tackles in the 70-10 win against Coastal Carolina on Saturday. DEFENSE • Continued from 10

caught six passes for 83 yards. Redshirt junior cornerback Victor Hampton often played coverage on Hazel and helped keep the senior in check. “He’s one of the best corners that I’ve ever faced,” Hazel said about Hampton. “He’s quick, strong, physical and just a great player.” Hampton intercepted a pass from Chanticleer quarterback Alex Ross in the end zone when Coastal was trying to chip away at the lead right before halftime. He added six solo tackles and three pass breakups in the contest. Hampton said after the game that Hazel could play in the SEC and was great competition. “I k new I was going to have to come ready,” FRESHMEN • Cont. from 10 ref lect on it, but just for a moment before he def lected the attention back onto his team. “Obviously, it’s pretty special to me,” Shaw said. “Just the way we did it today too, ou r whole offense did really great and it was fun to watch. It’s good that no one got hurt, so it was an overall

good day for us.” Brandon Wilds returns Sophomore tailback Brandon Wilds picked a good time to come back from his assortment of injuries and immediately made an impact in the game. In his first carry since t he UCF game, Wilds went for 27 yards. Four plays later, Wilds fi nished what he started,

Hampton said. “They were going to put me one-onone with him, so that’s what I did.” Sophomore safet y T.J. Gu rley nabbed t he Gamecocks third and final turnover of the game when he picked off an errant throw, eventually leading South Carolina to another touchdown. The fact that South Carolina jumped to such an early lead allowed players like junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to relax a bit. Ward said that Clowney would have been ready to go in the fi rst half on any important third down passing situation if he was needed. The coaches never deemed it necessary for him to play, and by the second half, Clowney was back in street clothes to rest for the coming game against Clemson. Ward was glad to see many second and third–

stringers get a good amount of time against Coastal. He did not notice much of a drop-off in level of play from them, attributing it to the fact that many of those young players saw action earlier in the season. The defense was able to keep Coastal from getting in the game — something that escaped them earlier in the season. “We struggled with that earlier in the year,” Hampton said. “But, since it happened earlier in the year, it prepared us for situations like this to go in and stay focused.”


plu nging it in f rom a y a rd out to g i ve t he Gamecocks a 42-0 lead. “It felt great,” Wilds said. “I knew that when I got back into the game, I had to do something big.”

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Senior quarterback Connor Shaw became the school leader in career wins (25) in the 70-10 trouncing of Coastal Carolina. Shaw superseded former signal-caller Todd Ellis. DOMINATION • Continued from 1 year. Thompson said after the game that he was just happy to take his snaps where he could get them. “It’s always good to get in the game,” Thompson said. “Obviously you want to play every week, but Connor’s been playing great.” The junior threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown of his own in the process. The two Gamecock signal callers each completed the same amount of passes on the same number of attempts at 8-11. While the South Carolina passing attack was f iring on all cylinders

against the Chanticleers, the ground game was on as well. With Mike Davis resting up for precautionary purposes, the door was wide open for another Gamecock running back to make a name for himself in front of the home crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium. Redshirt sophomore tailback Shon Carson received the f irst start of his career Saturday and amassed 38 yards on 11 carries and punched in a touchdown in his opportunity. But when all was said and done, it was true freshman Jamari Smith that would steal the show. “During the practices [last] week I was getting a lot of reps and things like that,” Smith said. “But when I got in, it was a shocker.”

A converted defensive back, Smith was the only Gamecock to pass the century mark on the ground, racking up 103 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. The true freshman said much of his success against Coastal Carolina can be traced back to the lessons he learned from the other members of South Carolina’s stable of running backs, in Mike Davis, Brandon Wilds and Carson. The G a mecock s cou ld have ended the day Saturday as SEC East champions, but Missouri took care of business against Ole Miss in the night cap, leaving one more game to decide the Eastern Division race when Missouri takes on Texas A&M next

week. During the rout of Coastal Carolina, the pieces fell into place elsewhere that allowed the Chanticleers to claim the Big South title. With an SEC championship game still up for grabs for the Gamecocks, Coastal Carolina’s fate gave Spurrier a glimpse into what could be for South Carolina in just one week’s time. “The entire team played well and we had them outmanned,” Spurrier said. “They’re to be commended on being their conference champion, something that we hope to do some day. A nd we’re still alive for this year, so who k nows what can happen down the road?” DG

Defense smothers high-powered Coastal off ense Gamecocks force 3 turnovers in one-sided affair Tanner Abel



Freshman wide receiver Pharoh Cooper made a diving touchdown catch and also had a 71-yard scoring run out of the wildcat formation on Saturday. The catch was Cooper’s first career touchdown as a member of the Gamecocks.

Freshmen shine in blowout win Shaw picks up 25th victory as starting quarterback, setting a new school record Kyle Heck


After the 70-10 squashing of Coastal Carolina on Saturday, coach Steve Spurrier said it was nice to put on a performance like that this late in the season, something the Gamecocks haven’t had since a 69-24 win against Troy in 2010. When a team wins by 60 points, a variety of players tend to get their feet wet, and that was no different against the Chanticleers. Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of increased playing time was receiver Pharoh Cooper, who had 42 yards and a diving touchdown catch early in the second quarter to put the Gamecocks up 35-0. Spurrier also likes to use Cooper in the wildcat formation, and midway through the third quarter, the true freshman zipped his way to a 71-yard touchdown run out of the formation to give South Carolina a 56-7 lead. They were Pharoh’s f irst t wo touchdowns as a Gamecock. “It was a great feeling,” Cooper said. “I haven’t scored since last year in high school. (I’m) truly blessed just to get the opportunity to play at this level and get into the

endzone. It put a smile on my face.” Cooper wasn’t the only one to record his fi rst career touchdown. Tailbacks Jamari Smith and Shon Carson also got into the endzone for the first time in their college careers. When all was said and done, five different quarterbacks appeared in the game, four different tailbacks had a carry and 11 different receivers and tight ends caught passes. Even walk-on tailback Devin Potter got a few carries late in the game. “Troy (game) was the last time we were able to empty the bench and get everybody in and let everybody catch a pass and run the ball,” Spurrier said. “(Potter) is a walk-on player that really hustles and gives us a good pitch in practice every day.” Shaw in unchartered territory While he didn’t play much, senior quarterback Connor Shaw may have garnered the biggest accomplishment on the day. With the start and win, Shaw became the school leader in career wins with 25. Shaw’s record of 25-5 eclipsed former signal-caller Todd Ellis’ record of 24-16. “I have to remind Todd, I didn’t know he had that many losses in all those years,” Spurrier said. Shaw has a chance to extend the record with at least two — or maybe three — more games to be played. After finally having the record, Shaw was able to FRESHMEN • 9

C o a s t a l C a r ol i n a i s a Fo o t b a l l Championship Subdivision school, but its offense was not something to take lightly, as it put up 45.5 points and a little over 500 yards per game before Saturday’s game at Williams-Brice Stadium. Those averages will dwindle, though, after South Carolina handed the Chanticleers a 70-10 loss. Coastal managed just 294 yards of total offense, as the Gamecock defense made it diff icult right from the start. South Carolina kept the Chanticleers from getting in a rhythm on offense and kept them off the field, which helped fuel the Gamecock offense. Coastal could not get anything going on the ground, running for just 72 yards. The Gamecocks held Chanticleer senior running back Lorenzo Taliaferro to only 21 yards rushing on 10 carries even though he came into the game with an impressive 23 rushing touchdowns alongside 1,498 rushing yards. “Anytime you don’t allow a team to run the football, we must have played well up front,” defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said. “If we stop the run, we have a chance to beat any team we play.” In the first quarter, the Chanticleers fumbled during a handoff exchange in their own territory. Redshirt junior Sharrod Golightly recovered it for the Gamecocks to help set up a touchdown. The Gamecocks did not allow Coastal to score a touchdown until late in the second quarter after South Carolina already put up 42 unanswered points to start the game. A lot of attention went to Chanticleers senior receiver Matt Hazel during the week with people like head coach Steve Spurrier saying he could play for any team in the SEC. He came into the game with 734 receiving yards and six touchdowns on the season. Against the Gamecocks, Hazel DEFENSE • 9

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