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Gamecocks showcase skills at pro day Clowney highlights class of draft-eligible former players who participated Wednesday Danny Garrison



Potential No. 1 overall draft pick and former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney performed in front of representatives from 30 of the NFL’s 32 teams during Wednesday’s pro day.

Representat ives from 30 of t he N FL’s 32 teams, 125 credentialed media members and a number of South Carolina football fans gathered at Williams-Brice Stadium Wednesday to watch 10 Gamecocks perform on their home turf for one last time. South Carolina’s annual Pro Timing Day drew more attention than ever for the 2014 edition, as the sports world continues to speculate about where Jadeveon Clowney will land in May’s NFL Draft. As Clowney displayed his skills in front of a group that included Bill O’Brien, head coach of the Houston Texans and owner of the No. 1 overall pick, the defensive end said he still had plenty to prove on and off the field. “I was trying to showcase that I could move lateral and, you know, show my cardio that I’ve been staying in shape, working out,” Clowney said. “And my work ethic. People are always questioning my work ethic, and I think my work ethic’s pretty good.” Clowney measured at 37.5 inches on the vertical jump and 124 inches on the broad jump Wednesday, and he did 21 repetitions on the bench press at 225 pounds. He did not run the 40 yard dash, instead standing on his NFL Combine time of 4.53 seconds, the fastest of his position group. As the former South Carolina star prepares for his future in the NFL, he says he has turned his focus to improving his game from a mental perspective. “Just really learning the game, that’s going to be my next, biggest hard step,” he said. “I think I’ve got all the tools talent-wise and athleticism, but just learning the game. The game is another step up, a lot of smart guys with the same talent as you’ve got can outsmart you because they’ve been around it for a while.” While a vast majority of the scouts and media members were on hand to see Clowney’s workout, the biggest cheers from the stands came when the winningest quarterback in South Carolina history got ready to compete. Connor Shaw is not a lock to be drafted like his former teammate, but he has several private workouts scheduled with NFL teams, the names of which he would not say. Throughout this process of readying for the draft, Shaw said the most beneficial opportunities he’s had have been sit-downs with scouts and coaches from the next level. PRO DAY • 8

Senate passes session’s 1st legislation Body allocates funds, creates constitutional committee Hannah Jeffrey


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Student designers showed off their novel style ideas on Wednesday’s USC Fashion Week catwalk.

Fashion show full of stylish ensembles Students demonstrate innovation in clothing design

The student senate celebrated Wednesday night after passing its fi rst few pieces of legislation, followed by a lively discussion regarding the university’s health services. A resolution to support Sexual Awareness Month will go down in Student Government history as the first piece of legislation pa s sed by t he 10 6t h sen ate , followed by a recommendation to a l lo c ate nea rly $3,0 0 0 to three on-campus organizations

and anot her recommendat ion t hat created a const it ut ional committee. Addit ionally, St udent Body President Lindsay Richardson’s nominees for her cabinet were p r e s e nt e d t o t h e b o d y a n d r e f e r r e d t o t he ap p r o p r i at e committees. But it was t he discussion at the end that may have been the most memorable portion of the meeting. Sen. Byron Thomas, of t he College of Mass Communications, took to the f loor to share compla i nt s he had received from students with the rest of the body regarding t he campus shut t le schedule.

Senate president pro tempore Jonat han Holt followed close behind, reminding the senators that matters that fall under the domain of any of senate’s ten committees should be discussed with committees before being brought to the body as a whole. But Thomas wasn’t finished there. “I k now I’ll never use [t he T h o m p s o n S t u d e nt H e a lt h Center], and I k now there are thousands of students who never w ill eit her,” Thomas said, at which point Student Body Vice President Donnie Iorio asked him to refrain from speculating about t he st udent body while SENATE • 2

Carolina Dining cooks Lowcountry boil

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An array of sequins, feathers, leather and suede fluttered down the runway at USC’s Fashion Week Student Designer Showcase Wednesday night, as six st udent designers presented collections they had worked on for months, taking inspiration everywhere from the streets of California to the ’70s. Student designer Molly McNutt sent down an eclectic mix of both men and women’s ready-towear — that is, clothing intended for the average consumer — that included T-shirts that were made of leather, floral prints and some openfaced zippers that went down the front instead of the back. More men’s looks dominated McNutt’s runway, which was no mistake. “I was so bored of everything looking the same,” McNutt said. “If you look at all of the women’s fashion, they have leather detailing mixed with sheer fabric ... so I was like, ‘Why can’t guys do it too?’” Menswear is what McNutt really takes pride in, favoring it immensely over women’s fashion. “S o m a ny wa l l s h aven’t b een broken d o w n i n m e n’s f a s h i o n , a n d t h e r e a r e s o m a n y o p p o r t u n it i e s t o d e s i g n FASHION • 5


Carolina Dining threw a Lowcountry boil for students Wednesday evening. Pots of steaming shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage were poured into pans, so that for hungry eaters could line up and fill their plates to the brim.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bill to name mammoth Observatory dome lifted SC Supreme Court rules state fossil objected to top of state museum against Gamecock Club State Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, objected to a bill that would make the Columbian mammoth the official state fossil of South Carolina, The State reported. Olivia McConnell, 8, was the inspiration behind the bill Peeler halted after passing the House and heading to the Senate. “It’s past time for the state of South Carolina to recognize we have enough state official whatevers,” Peeler said. Peeler said he plans to draw up legislation that would put an end to adopting any new animals, foods, symbols, dances and events as officially South Carolina’s. “The end needs to be now,” Peeler said. South Carolina currently has 50 state symbols that range from a state migratory marine mammal to a state hospitality beverage. —Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor

After two decades of planning, an observatory dome was lifted to the top of the South Carolina State Museum Wednesday, The State reported. Plans for the observatory were put off several times due to high costs, but the dome, part of a $23 million Windows to New Worlds project, finally sits atop the museum. The shiny 5,000-pound steel dome was lifted to the top of the 62-foot roof and pivoted to land on a steel circle that will allow the observatory to rotate 360 degrees. “People said this would never happen, so we’re pretty excited,” said Tom Falvey, the museum’s director of education. Falvey said finally getting the dome to the top of the museum was “one of those I-told-you-so moments” to all of the people who doubted the project over the years. —Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor

The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Gamecock Club breached the longtime agreement it had with a member when it imposed an annual seat licensing fee for season tickets at Williams-Brice Stadium. George M. Lee III took out a $100,000 life insurance policy with USC as a sole beneficiary at one point and has been fighting the Yearly Equitable Seating program the Gamecock Club implemented in 2008. This seatlicensing fee required Lee to pay $325 for each of his eight seats every year. The state Supreme Court reversed the decision of a jury trial that ruled in favor of the Gamecock Club. “We conclude that the agreement unambiguously prohibits the university from requiring Lee to pay the seat license fee as a prerequisite for the opportunity to purchase tickets pursuant to the agreement,” the court said in its decision. “We reverse the decision of the trial court and remand for entry of judgment for Lee.” —Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor

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bringing issues to the senate floor. Several senators responded to Thomas’ qualms, but a heated debate did not ensue. “We discussed and learned a lot about the student health fee, and a vast majorit y of senate was ver y favorable and appreciative,” Iorio said after the meeting. Furthermore, Iorio made it clear after the meeting that Thomas’ words were not representative of the views of the senate, Student Government or the student body. “Senators only represent their constituencies,” he said. “His voice is his voice. He might have heard from those students, but their delegation has not said the same, so that’s literally just him as a senator.” DG

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New construction project needs city oversight ISSUE A new development is in the works on Assembly Street. OUR STANCE While this is good in theory, the city should be wary. A s Columbia embarks on a series of construction projects focused around both business and student living, it looks like the city has yet another appointment with the bulldozers, this time along Assembly Street. The Capital City Stadium, once home to the Capital City Bombers and Columbia Blowfish, is on the verge of being contracted to Bright-Meyers, a developer that plans to build a Kroger grocery store and more student housing in the area. This isn’t the first time BrightMeyers has eyed the area. WalMart has offered claims for the space before, but crucially failed to set up environmental protections to prevent runoff into Rocky Branch

creek. After residents around the city, the company sweetened the deal with environmentally friendly solutions like putting rain gardens in parking areas. On its face, the deal has few downsides. Keeping such a large space unused isn’t good for anyone, and new construction could give the area the facelift it so sorely needs. It’s no secret that USC students need more places to live near campus; t hat’s why t here’s a growing boom of housing closer to dow ntow n. T he K roger’s location is conveniently placed for students in that area. Getting there would be just a short drive from many spots on campus. And

“On its face, the deal has few downsides. Keeping such a large space unused isn’t good for anyone.”

no one’s complaining about more convenient access to food. Nevert heless, const r uct ion projects on this scale are always worth looking at with a healthy dose of skepticism. Because the city proceedings won’t be finalized until May 8, it is the responsibility of the Cit y Council to ensure t hat Bright-Meyers keeps its word, should the deal go through. It must ensure bot h t hat t he environmental side of the deal is put into practice and that the new housing fits with the area’s unique aesthetic, like the developer has promised. Analyzing the potential impacts, especially as the compare to those of the Wal-Mart proposal, is crucial here. I n ot her words, if t he deal pans out t he way it has been presented to the public, then this construction would be a welcome addition to the numerous student housing projects lined up in the near future. But it’s key that we have plenty of assurance that those plans become reality.

‘#CancelColbert’ campaign off-point Claims of ‘racism’ unfounded, frivolous So, a not her race-related controversy has balled out of control. The Colbert Report’s official twitter account posted: “I’m willing to show the #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivit y to Orientals or Whatever.” As you might expect, Twitter went absolutely out of its mind. Calls for # Ca ncelColber t ricocheted across the Internet, prompting him to address the concept next week on-air. He refused to apologize for the tweet, which neither he or his team had any part in producing, instead repeating the phrase twice on his show and making fun of the whole brouhaha. What he said was racist, right? Well, no. Not really. Before someone starts drawing the long k nives, there’s some muc h-neede d cont e x t here. The tweet was prompted by the hilariously named Washington Redsk ins Original A mericans Foundation, created by Daniel Snyder, who owns the team in question. A n organization devoted to helping Native Americans which uses the word “Redskins” in its title is absurd. Using a well-known concept c a l le d “s at i re ,” C olb er t , i n defending t he joke which he did not write, thinks that the “Redskins” foundation nonsense was as silly as naming a charitable organization for the purpose of helping Asian-Americans “the Ch ing- Chong Ding-Dong Foundation.”

Now t hat I’ve pa i nf u l ly dissected (and thereby k illed forever) this joke, there’s a whole host of issues that deserve a some mention. The fact is that some people are much more attuned to offense t h a n hu mor. Shou ld a jok e touch on race or religion, these individuals immediately become defensive. To them, these jokes are not only inappropriate, but might even be considered “hate speech,” which might call for lawfully restricting the teller’s right to speak. “Bad taste” is the calling cry. I don’t want to be taken the wrong way here. One of the first rules of comedy is to “know your audience.” But the difference between not liking certain kinds of jokes and keeping up a morally outraged position is that the former people don’t want you telling anyone else these jokes to anyone, in any context. Ben A rg u i ng w it h Crawford these k ind of First-year people is pointless. English and Russian student A ny t hing t hat one says is neatly deflected by, “Well, that hurts my feelings.” This is where identity politics neatly steps into the conversation. The leader of t he whole #CancelColbert business, Suey Park, is very good at starting these kind of flash pan movements. A self proclaimed “hashtag activist,” she started t he movement to “critique white liberals who use forms of racial humor to mock more blatant forms of racism,” as reported by the New Yorker.

There’s a trap here. By implying that racial humor abets racism, she drops a huge generalization on everyone: If you write satire concerning race, you are a racist. A nd, according to her, “Only white people CAN be racist.” So, it follows that only nonwhite people can mention race and humor in the same breath, even in cases of satire. Also, white people, no matter what, can’t be discriminated against at all. Again, I guess you can go around believing this. If you ca n f i nd you rself emotionally shaken by reading an out-of-context tweet (written by a well-known satirist) on the Internet, my question is this: How exactly does such a person get through the day without breaking down internally? Nothing changes the fact that t his is a non-issue, as shown by the lack of seriousness and contradictions in the person who started it. Could it be, perhaps, that this individual likes being offended? That being a part of a large, self-righteous, self-pitying social media wave is a fun way to spend some time? ( Park said herself t hat she doesn’t actually want to see the show canceled. So what was that whole #CancelColbert t hing about? Just for fun?) People don’t think about race enough. People don’t talk about race enough. But misquoting and trying to elicit apologies from a satirist isn’t the way to go about it. No matter how you cut it, you know what happens if that apology comes out? Nothing. A professional jokester tunes down his rhetoric. Nothing happens. Racism remains.

Students deserve safer environment in Five Points Some small precautions can produce a safer experience Given that my weekend was spent in pajamas watching the Harry Potter movie marathon on ABC Family and doing homework, you might be able to discern the fact that I’m a homebody. I prefer to spend my downtime in bed, reading or watching TV. Since graduating high school, my social life has dwindled dramatically, and to be honest, I’m perfectly okay with that. I’m your average, everyday couch potato. I turn 21 this summer, and I expect my friends will drag me out to at least one bar so I can have my inaugural — and probably sole — drink. And, as a Columbia resident, where do you think that bar is going to be located? That’s right. Five Points. I’ve only been to that area once or twice, and even then, it was in the middle of the day. But reading the news stories that crop up like weeds, I have the idea that this isn’t a safe place to be. With this recent shooting that took place on Friday night, Five Points’ reputation is swerving more toward dangerous than it is toward fun. University President Harris Pastides issued a statement following the incident, which centered around the idea that we need to crack down on safety issues in the area. In his statement, Pastides posed a very good question: “What more will it take to pick up the pace of action?” It would be one thing if ways to minimize this problem were mysterious or even required a lot of thought. Pastides’ suggestions of increasing police presence in the area, closing down bars by 2 a.m., and making the area better suited for pedestrians aren’t exactly head-scratchers. What these ideas do need, though, is people who can manage the resources to get them done. And with a City Council that squabbles more of ten t ha n it solves problems, t he likelihood that anything will change anytime soon is minimal. In the meantime, here are some tips for walking in a city area at night: —A lways have your keys ready in your hand, with the blade of the key protruding from between your fingers. It can be used as a makeshift weapon if you need to defend yourself. —If someone does attack you, you can also use your elbows and legs. Your elbow is capable of the most force. —There are even apps for your phone, like the StaySafe app, which sends an alert to a list of emergency contacts if you don’t check in at a certain time. There’s also OnWatch, an app that offers several different settings, such as being able to call the campus police with a tap of your screen. It’s a fact of life that crimes happen, but it’s also true that young people — especially college students whose campus is less than 15 minutes away from a cluster of bars and restaurants — are going to out and have fun. It should be safe for them, and other patrons of Five Points, to do so. It’s as simple as that. — Brianne Garbutt, third-year journalism student


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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ a storybook delight

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One of the most Wes Anderson-esque offerings yet from the director, his latest film is a ripping good time, packed with stars and made with fine detail.

Comedic caper shows off distinctive style with ample charm, intricate story, set design Jonathan Winchell


“Grand Budapest Hotel” NOW IN THEATERS

Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham. Rating: R for language, some sexual content and violence Wes Anderson’s eighth feature fi lm is distinctly his own, featuring a narrative as intricately crafted as the film’s visual design. The film is told through a number of framing stories within framing stories, serving to bridge the film together as a narrative and as a combination of set design, locations and camera movement. The fi lm begins in the present, as a young girl goes to a cemetery reading a book by an author (Tom Wilkinson) who then talks to the camera in the 1980s about his experience of visiting the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968. At the time of his

FASHION • Continued from 1 new things that it’s almost easier, in my opinion,” she said. Men’s looks also appeared in Katelyn Vereen’s collection, taking on styles that were reminiscent of a mix between Rick Owens and Rodarte. The structure on the shirts men wore, such as a piece that doubled as a hoodie and a long sleeve t-shirt, were pointed and well-fashioned, a credit to Vereen’s talent. A f ter spend i ng t he su m mer i n California work ing w it h a record compa ny a nd col labor at i ng w it h companies such as Hot Topic, she gained most of her inspiration from what her friends were wearing, posts on Tumblr and the street style in the California area. Draped black fabrics, slicked back hair and high collars dominated her collection; however, the high-end looks could easily be translated into ready-to-wear. Other student designers showed off looks like graphic tops paired with matching shorts, a take on the trend of matching suits translated into something that a college student could easily wear. There were dresses sent down the runway that could be great options for sorority formals, weddings and even nightclubs. Glitter was even featured in the hair of the models for McNutt’s collection. Inspiration from the ’70s was

visit in the late ’60s (the author in his youth being played by Jude Law), the hotel’s popularity has fallen, and barely a soul occupies the once-thriving establishment. He meets a gentleman who seems pleasant but with a world-worn face and a sadness in his eyes. Through the course of conversation and food, the young author fi nds out this older man, Monsieur Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), is the owner of the massive hotel. The Grand Budapest has been a part of his life for many years because when he was a young boy, he was an immigrant fleeing World War I and then a lobby boy at the luxurious retreat (played in his youth by Tony Revolori). He was personally mentored by perhaps the hotel’s grandest concierge, the utterly dedicated, devoted M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes). The majority of the film takes place in the 1930s in the fictional European country of Zubrowka. Gustave ran the hotel as smoothly and flawlessly as Anderson directs this intricate, delicate effort, but he’s not the perfect businessman. With his pencilline mustache, perfectly slicked hair and a devilish shine in his eyes, Gustave beds his elderly female acquaintances for their money, à la Max Bialystock in “The Producers.” The main action of the film begins when Madame D., one of his wealthy, withered women, ends up murdered in her mansion where a priceless painting was stolen, and the delectable lady-killer is accused of the crime. The film turns into a madcap mix of a chase film, a prison escape film, whodunit, romance and sly political satire. Anderson is one of those fi lmmakers, like Tim Burton and Terrence Malick, whose style is so distinctive that one can see seconds from any of his films and tell it is his work. Every inch of the film

obvious in fringed dresses and cropped tops dripping with fringe. After each of the students presented their collections, the a capella group Carolina Gentlemen took to the runway to perform songs like “Somebody That I Used To Know,” “My Girl,” a Michael Jackson mash-up and Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” where members of the group took on the famous “do you trust me?” scene pose from Titanic. The judges panel, consist ing of Yoanna House, winner of the second cycle of America’s Next Top Model; Debbie McDaniel, owner of Revente, Sid & Nancy and Revente’s Second Chances; and Andrew Stinson, a design contractor at WAS Design Works who has helped Fashion Board with decorations in previous years, came to a decision after about 15 minutes, declaring the fan favorite winner, Vereen, and the overall winner, McNutt. McNutt, who will graduate in May, says that she will continue with her brand, Made by Mother. Her collection from last year is currently for sale, and she is starting an Etsy shop to make it easier for customers to purchase her clothing. She uses a unique, laborintensive method for putting together the clothing pieces. “I thrift all of my fabrics,” she said. “But I don’t use the original garment, I just use the fabric. It’s a heavy design process of limited fabrics.”

is obsessively choreographed and designed. The storybook quality makes the viewing experience incredibly delightful and joyous. Look anywhere in the frame to find a hidden gag in the set design or a delicately crafted prop. The cast has about two dozen famous faces, many of whom have appeared in Anderson’s previous films, and many appear only minutes or seconds in the 100-minute fi lm. In fact, it almost becomes distracting to have big-name actors pop up in the middle of the rapid-fire farce. Ralph Fiennes is the star of the film, and he truly is the shining center that holds the fi lm together beautifully. Known for his deeply serious dramas such as “Schindler’s List” and for playing villains such as Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” series, Fiennes is an incredibly gifted comic actor, just one who rarely gets to show off his funny side. The brilliant black comedy “In Bruges” is another rare taste of his marvelous comic chops. Gustave is at once collected and sure of himself and a bumbling fool who barely escapes arrest and death at every turn. While the fi lm, like nearly all of Anderson’s, is light and frothy, it does have a smidge of melancholy and real-world consequence. Not everyone makes it to the end. The rise of fascism surrounds the wild proceedings, making the inevitable next chapter of world history tragically clear. “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” the stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book, is still A nderson’s finest achievement, but everyone who cares about cinema, even those who are not usually fans of the director, should check out “The Grand Budapest Hotel” on the big screen. DG

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Models show off student designers’ fashion collections Wednesday night, work that ranged from ’70s-style fringe to menswear that used pointed hoodies. Considering the effort required to only use the fabrics and not actual garments, it is a wonder that McNutt doesn’t get worn out. She keeps things interesting and makes the process game-like, challenging herself with each piece. She had never worked with leather before designing this collection, but her challenge to herself paid off. Each collection brought something new to the table and was just as creative

and innovative as the looks that were sent down the runway during Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris. USC’s Fashion Week ends Thursday with a finale show, which will showcase looks from local designers and shops in the Columbia area. It will take place at 701 Whaley at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10. DG




MAKING WAY FOR NEW HOUSING! WEST CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT IS COMING. We’re breaking ground on new student housing, but to do that we’ll need to permanently close the parking lot at the corner of Blossom and Park streets. All cars must be removed by Saturday, April 5. Students and staff with S, GS, CS and Z parking decals can park for free in the Discovery Plaza parking garage for the rest of the spring semester. Students and staff who would like to continue to park in the Discovery garage after May 11 may purchase a decal for the garage. Faculty and staff who park in the N section of the lot being closed will be able to park in assigned spots in the adjacent lot. To learn more, visit Parking Services at







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MEDICAL EXPERIENCE Fast Paced downtown Columbia physician practice has openings for full time staff to work in our office. This is the perfect opportunity for those graduating from college in May and aspire to be a Physician, PA etc. The ideal candidate will have a high GPA (3.6 or higher) and plan to work for at least one year before attending medical school. Superior work ethic and high energy is a must. Email resume with date you could begin to work to: ndurand@physicianservicessc. com.

Business Experience Fast paced downtown Columbia physician practice has openings for those individuals graduating in May and desiring to work for at least a year before attending graduate school. Only those with high GPA, superior work ethic and high energy should apply. These positions will help you gain valuable business knowledge in the medical field. Email resume with date you could begin working to: ndurand@physicianservicessc. com




Prioritize talk over action. Tell imaginative stories. Entertain and inform. Reality interferes with fantasy, however. All isn’t as it appears. Emotions prevail where logic fails. Cut to basics, and aim for simplicity. Organize and plan over a shared meal.

Enter a two-day party phase, and get involved i n y o u r c o m m u n i t y. Your friends are there for you. Hold meetings, collaborate and throw ideas around. Abandon a scheme lacking soul (or advise another to do so).

Partnership and negotiation take priority today and tomorrow. Consult with experts on strategy. It’s easier to delegate; someone else on the team wants to be more directive. Pay attention to all offers. A caring soul has a fresh perspective on a big decision ahead.

Discover a way to work smarter, and earn more. Connections, communications and clever ideas win profit. Streamline procedures and routines to save time. Pay bills before spending on frills. Put in extra work for high quality results.


A little illusion goes a long way to spark emotions. Build this for promotions. Avoid travel, big launches or transportation. More work is required. Stay where you are, and increase productivity. Long-distance communication provides the info you need.


Think, plan and research. Hunt for inspiration. Record and brainstorm. Satisfy your curiosity. Make a list of potential c o s t s . Yo u r s k i l l a t pinching pennies comes in handy. Avoid gambles or risk. Do your homework to meet deadlines.

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Consider new opportunities today and tomorrow. Trust emotion o v e r r a t i o n a l i t y. G o with your feelings and intuition. There could be a test. Upon winning, new responsibilities raise your stature. Choose a direction that’s grounded in reality, even as you aim for the stars.

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There’s plenty of work; you’re extra busy, and things could seem hectic or intense. Rely on your schedule, and move items forward as needed. Creative ideas abound, and you’re in the thick of the excitement. Stay frugal and focused.




Reduce speculation by announcing your plan. Begin an expansion phase. Include travel and fun in the agenda. Make a promise, and put it in your schedule. Take a bold step, supported by friends. Take it slow.

Go back to basics, and follow the rules. Abandon far-out ideas. Confer with your team. You get some good press. A barrier is dissolving or becoming unimportant. Set long-term goals with your sweetheart today and tomorrow.


Support a partner with financial paperwork like insurance or taxes. Every little bit counts. Consider practical details. Today and tomorrow favor financial review to save money. Make sure funds are there to cover upcoming events. A little planning goes a long way.

To d a y a n d t o m o r r o w favor making household decisions and changes. You and your partner have the energy for it now. Imagine sharing your cozy home with friends and family, and clean up with that vision. Play music that makes you dance. Snuggle into your lovelier space tonight.



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Thursday, April 3, 2014


Gamecocks to play 3 in Fayetteville Olivia Barthel / THE DAILY GAMECOCK

Junior catcher Grayson Greiner has driven in the game-winning run in two of the Gamecocks’ last three contests, including a walk-off grand slam against the Volunteers.

Gamecocks prepare for formidable Arkansas Razorback pitching staff Danny Garrison


There’s no one good way to describe the way junior catcher Grayson Greiner is playing. But he’s out of his mind. He’s hitting an absurd .581 with runners in scoring posit ion to go wit h his .363 batt ing average, not to mention his two walk-off hits in South Carolina’s last three games. But head coach Chad Holbrook isn’t worried about trying to explain it; he’s just happy to have Greiner on his side. “That kid, he has a way of making a coach feel awful confident,” Holbrook said. “The kid is one of the best players in college baseball, and if he’s not the front-runner for the Johnny Bench Award, I don’t know who is.” W hether it’s in the Gamecocks’ dugout or around the city of Columbia, Greiner-mania is in full swing after his recent heroics. But according to Greiner, a Team USA alumnus, his success is just a byproduct of the confidence on this year’s South Carolina baseball team.

“We don’t even have to pump up our dugout, pump up anything; we just know that we’re going to win the game,” Greiner said. “Until the last out, we honestly believe that no matter what happens, we’re going to win the game.” Since losing two straight games at Kentucky, the Gamecocks (25-3, 6-3 SEC) have reeled off seven consecutive victories, a streak they’ll look to expand on this weekend in Arkansas. The Razorbacks are 18-10 with a 4-5 SEC record, and they currently sit at fourth in the conference’s Western division. And while South Carolina fans are getting a good show from a team that has been affectionately dubbed “the Cardiac Cocks,” Holbrook is wary of having to win games in the ninth inning. “We’re going to see some of the best pitching we’ve seen all year this weekend,” Holbrook said. “And we’re going to have to have a better offensive approach if we’re going to have any success out in Arkansas.” Based on the numbers, Holbrook is right. The Razorbacks’ pitching staff owns the seventh-best earned run average in the nation, and their 2.21 mark is better than any team South Carolina has faced this year. Arkansas is also ranked seventh in hits allowed per nine innings, another number that’s best

among the Gamecocks’ opponents thus far. “We’ve got to get some guys swinging the bat before I feel better about our team,” Holbrook said. W hile the Razorback pitchers pose a viable threat to the South Carolina offense, fatigue could be setting in for Arkansas at any moment. Saturday’s series fi nale between the Razorbacks and the Gamecocks will be Arkansas’ eighth game in as many days, and its 11th contest in the last 12 days. South Carolina will open up their series against the Razorbacks with an uncharacteristic Thursday game in Fayetteville, Ark. The Gamecocks are in a deadlock with the Florida Gators for t he top spot in t he SEC Eastern division. Three wins at Arkansas this weekend could go a long way towards claiming sole possession of the lead with Florida traveling to Lexington, Ky., where South Carolina lost its only series of the season. “I feel good about our record. I feel good about where we are,” Holbrook said. “But there’s some things I don’t feel good about either, and we’re going to have to continue to improve.” DG

Track teams head to Pepsi relays Holmes continues to impress in 1st season Patrick Ingraham



Connor Shaw said the most rewarding part of the pre-draft process has been his conversations with scouts, coaches and general managers from professional teams. PRO DAY • Continued from 1 “I’m just getting great advice from scouts, coaches, GMs, hav ing t he opportunity to sit face-to-face, oneon-one with coaching staffs,” Shaw said. “Something that, as a kid, you kind of dream of, and then the next step is playing on Sundays.” A f ter part icipat ing in t hrowing drills Wednesday, Shaw said he was pleased w it h how he per for med, because only two balls hit the ground. The other eight former Gamecocks that participated in the workouts were Bruce Ellington, Victor Hampton, Jimmy Legree, Ronald Patrick, Kelcy Q u a rle s , De A ngelo Sm it h , C h a z Sutton and David Wilkins. I n t he plet hora of mock draf t s ava i lable on l i ne, Clow ney is t he only former South Carolina player

projected to go in the first round. Quarles, Ellington and Hampton will most likely be the ones vying for the title of next Gamecock drafted come May. After Clowney held court for the media post-workout, he then stepped aside for a solo interview with the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. The prospective top-overall pick went over his goals for the f uture with Mayock, and after what was, by most accounts, a successful Pro Day for Clowney, Mayock had some high praise for the former Gamecock. “Here’s the deal: 6-5 and a 1/2, 266, 34-inch arms, all the measurables in the world, but forget them,” Mayock said. “Bottom line, he’s got more talent than any defensive lineman in the planet.” DG

The South Carolina men’s and women’s track teams will compete in t he Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla., this weekend; field events are scheduled for Friday before the track events begin on Saturday. A f ter get t i ng t he outdoor season started with the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach two week s ago a nd Weems Bask i n I nv it at ion a l i n C olu mbia la st weekend, the Gamecocks will head to t he Universit y of Florida to compete against stiff collegiate and international competition. Head coach Curtis Frye has been impressed with the performances of both teams so far this season and hopes to keep the momentum carrying as the competition begins to heat up. “Talking about momentum, I’m kind of in shock because we’re well ahead of where I’d thought we’d be at this time,” Frye said. “So obviously we’re going to try and continue that. We’ve got a very young team, so I don’t want us to get our expectations too high right now after the first two meets, but we’ve showed a lot of promise.” O n t he wo me n’s s id e , t r u e freshman standout Precious Holmes has been one of the top runners in the country at the 400 meter race, and Frye hopes that she will continue to get better as the season progresses.

“We want her to get to the finals in the SEC,” Frye said. “She’s very talented but ver y young. These Florida relays — going up against top competition — will give us an idea of where she can go. W hen she goes up against some of those All-Conference and All-American runners we’ll see if this 17-year-old can match up.” Along with Holmes, freshmen Briana Haith and Marisa Bellamy and sophomore Tyler Brockington make up the indoor All-American 4-x-400 meter relay team that will look to continue their success in the outdoor season. The team has finished first in each of the last two meets. Senior Jeannelle Scheper and sophomore Sarah Graham, who compete in the high jump and the heptathlon, respectively, are two athletes to look out for in this meet in their events. On the men’s side, senior Chris Roy ster look s to cont i nue h is rebound off of a disappointing indoor season and build off of his strong performances in the 100 meter race in the last two meets. Now that the Gamecocks are in the full swing of their outdoor schedule, Frye is optimistic about what could come of t his year’s campaign. “I think this team can do great things,” Frye said. “I don’t want us to get too ahead of ourselves because we can mess up and make mistakes later on, but the main thing is we have a lot of talent and lot of potential.” DG

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