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After unveiling their new format and hashtag, Half a Million, Half the Time and #HMHTT, Dance Marathon hopes to raise more money for children with cancer in less time.

Dance Marathon sets lofty 2015 goals DM looks to raise $500,000 after rebranding annual event Natalie Pita


For USC Dance Marathon, raising $318,649 isn’t enough. This year they’re aiming for $500,000. “As an organization, we are constantly striving just to reach the next level and fundraise more and more for the kids at the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital,” said Abby Scott, director of public relations for USC Dance Marathon. “Half a million is just a goal that we wanted to set for ourselves that we want to strive for and really want to meet that mark.” The catch is that they’re going to be doing it in half the time. The decision to cut the event down from 24 hours to 14 total hours: 12 hours of dancing, one hour for opening ceremonies and one hour for closing had been considered before in the past, and has now become a reality. The Dance Marathon team believes that this change will help the event gain more participants and, therefore, more money. Having a shorter marathon is

also common with other universities. They made the executive decision after looking at their own numbers from previous years as well as examining ways that other schools engage their students. Before announcing this change on Dance Marathon Day last Thursday, the Dance Marathon Executive Board spent three days pinning 1,800 clothespins with #HMHTT written on them to backpacks and other places around campus. “It was just a way we wanted to build buzz about our campaign before launching it so that when we launched it, we would have people who had a base of knowledge on it and who were already interested in it without exactly knowing what it is,” Scott said. The “Operation Clothespins” campaign sparked curiosity, which was manifested largely through Twitter. Liana Miller posted the first tweet about the campaign, which read: “What is #HMHTT and why is there a clothespin on my backpack with that hashtag.......?” “I think this year our board is just very motivated by this campaign, and I think going ahead and sharing it with USC and the Columbia community is a great way to say, ‘these are our goals, this is where we want to go and we need you to help us this year,’” Scott said.

The Dance Marathon team has also made changes to several external events. Instead of a typical 5K race, they will be hosting a virtual 5K in which students and alumni alike can post a picture online, tag Dance Marathon and win a prize. They are also bringing an Extra Life program, in which students can ask individuals to sponsor them at $1 an hour to play video games for 24 hours. They are also planning events during Homecoming week, as well as additional campaigns, especially through social media and percent nights. Scott, however, hopes that the importance of Dance Marathon extends well beyond these events. “I think just with #HMHTT we’re going to be able to brand that in a way that’s distinctly Dance Marathon,” Scott said. “I hope that we see a bigger turnout and a greater Gamecock involvement so that USC DM doesn’t just stop at main event, but that it’s a cultural change and is really going to USC’s campus, Columbia and, most importantly, the kids at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.”


Rand Paul talks politics with USC students Senator discusses policies, answers questions with students on campus Natalie Pita


Around 120 people squeezed into the Gressette Room, a space with a maximum capacity of 70, on Tuesday in hopes of seeing a man with curly black hair wearing a white button up shirt, jeans and cowboy boots. Second-year political science student Brett Harris initially dismissed the announcement that Senator Rand Paul was coming as a rumor, but when he found out it was true, his reaction was “holy s---t.” Paul’s explanation for coming to USC was simple — attracting the younger generation of voters. “I tried to find out what’s on their mind and I tried to let them know that

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Senator Rand Paul visited with USC students to talk about voter turnout and his stances on issues facing the Republican party. the Republican Party is interested in the young folk,” Paul said.

Presenting his stance Paul believes that the Republican Party hasn’t done enough in the past to

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A Clemson student has died after falling off of a mast on a cruise ship, The State reported. Kendall Wernet, 20, climbed onto the forward mast of a cruise ship and fell off Monday. According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, he fell about the height of two of the ship’s decks. Wernet died of blunt force trauma to the head after falling. Right now, his death is being ruled an accident; however, the toxicology report is still being conducted. The results of the test could take up to a month to get back. He was cruising on the Carnival Ecstasy when he entered a restricted area to climb the mast. He was treated by Carnival’s medical staff before being transferred to the local hospital. According to a Clemson University spokesperson, Wernet is the fourth Clemson student to die this year. — Collyn Taylor, Assistant News Editor

The first confirmed case of Ebola has hit the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WLTX reported. Officials announced Tuesday that the patient has been diagnosed as critically ill and he has been isolated since his symptoms were recognized. The man is located in the intensive care unit at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Doctors in the hospital learned of his condition after his recent trip to Liberia. The patient left the African nation Sept. 19 and returned to the U.S.. He reported no symptoms when leaving Liberia. While it is not known if he spread the disease to anyone, the CDC is tracing his contacts. CDC director Thomas Frieden said that there is no danger of a widespread outbreak. — Collyn Taylor, Assistant News Editor

After a candidate dropped out, Hartsville Rep. Jay Lucas has become the only candidate for South Carolina’s House of Representative’s new speaker, WIS reported. Lucas has been the acting speaker of the House since former speaker Bobby Harrell suspended himself after an indictment on nine misdemeanor charges. Two members of the House, Kenny Bingham and Jim Merrill, were vying for the position, but recently backed off to endorse Lucas as the new speaker. The official vote to elect a new speaker will occur after the November elections in an organized session of the House. If Lucas is elected as speaker, he will become the first speaker from Darlington County and the first speaker from the Pee Dee region since 1934. — Collyn Taylor, Assistant News Editor

PAUL • Continued from 1 the party. “I do think people are hungry for something more, and I think that we’ve run good candidates in the past … but it hasn’t been enough,” Paul said. “I don’t think the party is big enough to win again until we have a bigger party. That means more diverse. That means black, brown, white, young, old, rich, poor.” A primary focus of Paul’s lecture was privacy, an issue he thought young voters could rally behind. “I think most young people are maybe not so concerned about a balanced budget amendment or taxes or regulation because they don’t have any money yet, but they are concerned about their privacy,” Paul said. “The Republican Party has also been great and defending the second amendment, but I think it’s time we say we’re also for the rest of the Bill of Rights.” Paul stated that one of the biggest issues in the fast-approaching 2016 election is voter choice. “I think the big issue is really choice; whether or not you should be allowed to choose who your doctor is or choose what insurance you buy,” Paul said. “I think that’s the biggest objection for most people to the president’s health care plan; that he takes the choice from the individual, and he assumes it himself.”

Meeting the politician After he spoke, Paul took question from individuals in the audience as well as questions posted on Twitter under the #USCaskRand tag. These questions included: ‘ What can be done about public education to better prepare young people for college and a changing work environment?’ ‘Students leaving college are less likely than ever to get a job. What can be done to support those leaving higher education?’ And even, ‘Where’d you get your boots?’ “The opportunity to hear and speak and to finally get my picture made with him, which has been a yearlong quest, was really good. It was really amazing,” Harris said. “I think he’s the closest link to our Founding Fathers and what they envisioned anyway.” Blurring party lines As a student government-sanctioned event, student government secretary of state affairs Trey Byars wanted to make sure that the event was perceived as bipartisan. When he organized the event, he marketed towards Democrats and Republicans alike. Byars said that it was much easier to find speakers from the Republican Party for free than it was to find speakers from the Democratic Party for a reasonable price, primarily because of the area and because of the openness surrounding the

presidential election on the Republican side. Out of the speakers available, the student government members who organized the event believed that Paul was a non-polarizing choice. “Rand Paul has really cast himself as a bipartisan candidate. I think people knew that, and that’s why they were willing to engage with him,” undersecretary general of government affairs McBryde Campbell said. “People can interface with Rand Paul because he has a wide variety of interests that represent a lot of the interests on both sides.” In the end, Byars said he was satisfied with the turnout of individuals from many different ideologies. Audience members also expressed their satisfaction with the bipartisanship of the endeavor. “The problem is, we lost sight of, I think, who we are as a nation. We’ve traded our national identity in favor of a political one. So many people are so quick to identify as a Republican or a Democrat before as an American,” Harris said. “We have to start focusing on the things that matter most, get our priorities together and get this country on the right track because if we don’t, there will be no government and there will be country in which we can even debate the smaller issues.”


Visiting the young voters According to one of the organizers of the event, the fact that Paul was willing to speak at USC shows his willingness to interact with potential voters. “I think we’re seeing the emergence of a new ideologue; someone who will not pander to the young people vote, but he’s willing to engage with the young people and make sure they’re interested,” Campbell said. D u r i ng h i s v i sit , Pau l neit her confi rmed nor denied any presidential aspirations. But some audience members were confident in his ability to serve as president of the U.S. “Rand Paul, I think, is our best choice for 2016,” Harris said. “Rand is a committed constitutionalist scholar and a constitutionalist-elected official ... this is a no-brainer to me. We need to send someone who’s disciplined and not afraid to say the hard things no one wants to hear.” St udent government hopes t hat students take away the idea that their voices and votes do matter. “They have the ability to change things. They did in 2008,” Byars said. “Barack Obama was a completely different politician than we’ve ever seen as a country, and young voters almost unanimously put their arms around him and said, ‘You’re one of us we want you.’” DG

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Dance Marathon changes to benefit all ISSUE The fundraising event cuts its run time. OUR STANCE Less commitment makes student engagement easier. Dance Marathon has been an opportunity for USC students to “get down,” “boogie,” “shake a tail feather” and do all the other t h ings you r weird au nt tells you to do at family weddings, but instead of placating your buzzed relat ives, da ncing at Dance Marathon raises money for children in need. T he f a mou sly e x h au st i ng event has previously promised 24 straight hours of dancing. There is no sitting and certainly no sleeping. Prev iously, t his c h a r it a b le e v e nt m a y h a v e seemed like a wheezy, sweaty, overly aerobic nightmare, but Dance Marathon has decided to cut the 24 hours in half and only go for 12 hours.

We think that by reducing t he t ime com m it ment , t hen more people will be willing to dedicate time to raising money “For the Kids,” as is the Dance Marathon’s mission. Not ma ny bus y col lege students can dedicate an entire day to dancing. Nor are many sleep-deprived college students look ing to go 24 hours w it h physical activity in lieu of sleep.

“USC has done amazing things with this fundraiser in the past, last year raising $318,649 for the Palmetto Childrens’s Hospital.”

by children fighting for their lives ever y day. W hile t here may be a shift from this idea, the shorter time will make the event more accessible for more students, giving the event way more fundraising potential. As with all things, this time c ut is what t he pa r t icipa nt s make it. The only way t hese fundraisers can be successful is with the passion and dedication of the students. USC has done a maz i ng t h i ng s w it h t h is f u nd r a iser i n t he pa st , la st year raising $318,649 for the Palmetto Children’s Hospital. This could be another banner year for USC’s positive impact on the community. By reducing t he t ime commit ment, more people are able to participate in Dance Marathon, for the kids.

W hile t he original idea of the 24 hour dance cycle is to represent the ex haustion felt

Constant crime cultivates concern for Columbians Fear of wrong-doers proves too much for college campus A r m e d r o b b e r y , at tempted r o b b e r y , ANOTHER robbery. Are we ever going to feel safe here at USC? Cecilia I feel l i ke t h is Brown year I am living F o u r t h - y e a r i n fea r t hat I journalism will get attacked student ever y time I go somewhere by myself, even if it’s to get something out of my car that is parked in my own driveway. The armed robbery on Greene Street is what really set me off because I live one block from where the incident occurred. C a r ol i n a A ler t r a n a t e s t that day, yet they couldn’t even inform students of this incident. A lerts are ver y important to prevent more v ict ims f rom a dangerous situation and to seek safety from an area after a crime. We deserve to be informed of our safety and any unsafe activities. The Carolina communit y was not alerted, so not many people k new a crime had taken place that night. A fter speak ing to many friends and fellow students, I’m sure that I am not the only one that the recent increase of robberies has alarmed.

Although the suspects of many recent robberies have been caught and arrested, why weren’t these areas being monitored in advance to prevent crime in t he f irst place? University and Columbia p ol ic e s hou ld b e p at rol l i ng the area to keep us safe all the time. I have had several friends

“Carolina Alert ran a test that day, yet they couldn’t even inform students of this incident. Alerts are very important to prevent more victims from a dangerous situation and to seek safety from an area after a crime. ” experience break-in robberies this year at their apartments and homes in the area. I wonder if more patrolling of f icer s wou ld l i m it t he se b e h a v io r s f r o m h ap p e n i n g. Students should be able to feel safe sitting in their homes or walking on sidewalks in groups, but instead we are all living in fear that we will be the next ones

robbed. Columbia has been my home for the last three years, but this year has struck it’s all-time high of making me feel unprotected and like my safety is at high risk. I shouldn’t feel nervous walking home alone down Greene Street from class during the day, but some day s I do. Hea r i ng of people bei ng con f ronted by armed robbers scares me greatly. I want to feel safe on and around my university, not worried about whether I will be robbed. Officials in the area need to recognize our needs and desires to be safe here. We as students are terrified about what’s around the next block or who’s going to approach us on our walks home. Everyone on campus is talking about the number of robberies; all we can hope for is that the nu m b e r s o f t h e s e d e c r e a s e significantly. It seems like everyday I read about another robbery. I know crime ex ist s ever y where a nd that police are doing their best to keep our area safe, but lately I have felt a little more nervous than I feel like I should be. It seems like robbery after robbery has put the community on edge, and everyone is looking forward for the crime rate to decrease and for Columbia to feel like a safer place to live.

True health requires fun Mental well-being is based in moments of enjoyment in between schoolwork Welcome to October, the month in which State Fair, Homecom ing, Fall Break and Halloween all reside. The fun is only as limited as an individual’s mental capacit y for fun, which, with all the stress of the second half of the semester, is actually pretty limited. Your need for sleep is boundless. Your throat is raw, your lips are dr y and cracked with dehydration, your eyes burn and to say your temper is shortened is an understatement. St ress is gripping beneat h your eyes and dragging your entire face toward the ground. You forgot you r d iet a nd C h ic k-f i l-A wrappers litter the floor of your car. And as for the floor in your room, it is but a distant memory. We aren’t talking about the gym, because then it just gets depressing. This is a mid-semester slump, cold and a l lerg y season, homesick ness h ighpoi nt , need some time away from your roommates and friends before you get homicidal, and generally way too stressful part of the year. How do we sur v ive when dropping out and becoming a ditch digger or exotic dancer seems so much easier? Go. Have. Some. Fun. W het her it is a n af ter noon Kathleen dedicated to Disney f ilms and Schipano Second-year pizza, a night out on the town or print journalism eating your weight in fried food at student the State Fair and then choosing the craziest, most jarring ride (because you don’t make good choices), get out of the library, your apartment, this campus and let go. A day of f un a week may not always be feasible, but in times like these it is necessary for mental well-being, wh ich ca n be t he determining factor in survival. T h i s do e s n’t h a ve t o b e a ny t h i n g i n particular. If you think a straight day of sleep and Netf lix and snacks in bed is fun, go for it. If you’re a better person than I am, you might fi nd joy in a nice long run or a mountain climbing day trip. Go you. The best way to supplement these days of enjoyment that may be out of reach due to your schedule or budget is to insert little nuggets of fun into every part of your day. Da nce, si ng, get a cook ie f rom Great American Cookies. Go on Spotify and listen to “The Muppet Movie” soundtrack (I realize that this might be a little me-specific, but don’t knock it until you try it). We are dedicated to this idea that if we break from our responsibilities, even for a moment, we are guilt y of some great evil. However, in order to be the most you can be for your commitments, you must prioritize self-care.

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‘Gracepoint’ proves clumsier than title suggests

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“Gracepoint,” starring David Tennant of “Doctor Who” (center), is filled with clichés, but the show “gets the job done” due to the phenomenal cast and cinematography.

FOX series relies on actors, not writing for storytelling Erika Ryan


Small town murder-mysteries aren’t anything ground-breaking. The corrupted cop that’s new in town, t he wholehearted part ner t hat’s too emotionally invested, shady small-town family dynamics — these things are exactly what makes FOX’s new show “Gracepoint” feel like something you’ve seen before. The mini-series “Gracepoint” opens with the murder of a 12-year-old boy, Danny Solano, which tears apart a small, picturesque town in northern California called Gracepoint. The show was adapted from the British series “Broadchurch,” further proving it is nothing new. The show stars David Tennant of “Doctor Who” and Anna Gunn of “Breaking Bad” as detectives Emmet Carver and Ellie Miller who are in charge of Solano’s murder investigation. W hen Carver swoops in as the hotshot new detective and takes the job that Miller, a well-loved mom in town, was expecting to get, the tension between the two never goes away. It creates the good-cop-bad-cop dynamic that seems to come

along with ever y myster y stor y, and FOX has officially played this out. The mystery aspect of “Gracepoint” is supposed to be the center focus, but is quickly trumped by how emotionally charged the characters are. FOX did a wonderful job providing a picture of a tightknit community that is slowly falling to pieces. In “Gracepoint,” Miller has a long history and a tight relationship with the victim’s family, creating an empathetic take on the investigating. While this confl ict of interest would never happen in real life, it gives Gunn and Tennant more reasons to argue on camera. If you were to turn off the sound, it would be easy to think of “Gracepoint” as an award winning show. The people behind “Gracepoint” are not the problem — it’s the writing. The acting and cinematography are phenomenal, but it’s impossible for the actors to go above and beyond when the script is nothing but clichéd. When things like “no one here wants Gracepoint to turn into another word for murder” are said at town hall meetings, it’s difficult to take it seriously. The amount of drama packed into one episode doesn’t hit you until you see that the “previously on ‘Gracepoint’” segment takes several minutes to relay the high points of the last episode. As a miniseries, “Gracepoint” has squeezed a plot that could

have been more comfortably told over multiple seasons into 10 45-minute episodes. The thing that FOX doesn’t understand is that every single character doesn’t need a backstory. The reporter that you hear little about doesn’t need dysfunctional parents. Mrs. Solano doesn’t need to reminisce about the college scholarship that she lost after becoming a teen mom. It’s sloppy, and little details like this added nothing to the show and made it impossible to remember any character’s name. In addition to minor details, half of the suspects in “Gracepoint” could have been cut only to make the show easier to follow. W hen 10 to 15 plot twists are packed into one episode, it’s hard for the viewer to keep track of what exactly is going on. But this insane amount of detail is exactly what FOX expects will draw viewers after it airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. It feels hypocritical writing this, because while I’m pointing out the flaws, I have to admit I watched five episodes in one day. I could have stopped at the pilot, but I was anxious to know what was going to happen next. “Gracepoint” may not be the best of its kind, but it gets the job done.


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This Thursday evening, Mark SibleyJones will be giving a talk on his debut novel “By The Red Glare” at Nest Bookstore on Main Street. Sibley-Jones’s story depicts Columbia amidst the end of the Civil War, right before the city was torched by General Sherman. The historical fiction writer said that USC Press and Nest Bookstore reached out to him about participating in the First Thursday book signings that the bookstore has begun holding monthly. The book is not his first connection with USC, Sibley-Jones has balanced a writing career with his teaching profession. He taught courses at the Honors College nearly a decade ago, instructing classes on Br it ish Literat u re a nd A merican Literature. He currently teaches English at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, a profession that fortunately allows ample time for writing. “I actually, until this year, have had more time to write in a high school,” Sibley-Jones said. “We’re a small school and the academic load is not bad at all. I only teach in the mornings so I have free afternoons for writing. I have no administrative duties. Writing has slowed at the moment as I’ve been dealing with agents.” Sibley-Jones currently has writing on the back burner also due to a handful

of new courses he is teaching this year, which diminishes overall prep time. He said that, generally, teaching school af fords suf f icient opport unit y for writing. Sibley-Jones’s plot follows a mix of individuals as they struggle with life in the doomed state capital. Most of the characters are holding onto a social and political structure that is just starting to smolder in 1865. “There are several narrative voices in my book. Among the most prominent are t hose t hat are support ing t he Confederate cause,” Sibley-Jones said. “They support the agrarian, economic impulse and slavery because it’s an institution that offers opportunit y for ‘civilized people’ to Christianize the heathen. Some voices, like Joseph Crawford, question the legitimacy of the Southern cause and the southern way of lifestyles.” As the sesquicentennial anniversary of 1865 approaches, “By the Red Glare” is aiming to take advantage of historical t hrowback publicit y. Sibley-Jones admitted that the novel and the timing are not coincidental. “When I started writing the novel in 2012, I knew it would generate interest in Civil War literature,” Sibley-Jones said. “I thought it was a good gamble to take a hot topic and it paid off.” With a century and a half of distance between today’s Columbia and SibleyJones’s fictionalized setting, is there any modern insight to take away from the text? Sibley-Jones believes there is, at least in terms of comparative analysis. SIBLEY-JONES • 6

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“By The Red Glare,” Sibley-Jones’s debut novel, depicts the lives of individual Columbia residents right before Sherman’s fiery march into the State’s capital.

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“Any study of history affords us the opportunity to analyze our own period,” Sibley-Jones said. “I think it is true that when we look at historical trends, we can begin to understand how we are viewing situations appropriately with a jaundiced tie. We can begin to question our own ways of thinking.” The author-teacher has a dynamic way of thinking about writing historical novels, a genre riddled with blurred lines between fact and fiction. The role that perception plays in his work makes exaggeration an inevitability. “One writes history from one’s own point of view,” Sibley-Jones said. “Any writing of history is, by nature of the writer, biased. The very reading of history is itself a literary enterprise.” Because he’s already starting from a known state of bias, Sibley-Jones feels he is free to fabricate, within certain guidelines of course. “I don’t know how [General] Wade Hampton dealt with people. I didn’t get to see how his eyes glare when he looks at people. All of these phenomena I have to imagine, not unlike what a writer does when he creates his own characters,” Sibley-Jones said. “I have to give Wade Hampton a voice like a

fictional character. There are boundaries beyond which one cannot go. I cannot make him a cross-dresser. I can’t make him a wife-beater. There’s no evidence that he’s that type of person.” Jokes aside, Sibley-Jones is less about digging up skeletons from ancient, Confederate closets and more about creating a realistic narrative amidst a stirring, crumbling city. His work is that of a storyteller and not a counterfeiter; his embellishments create rather than reduce. He’ll be reanimating his halfhistoric, half-fictional Columbia vocally when he marches into town on Thursday evening to read from “By The Red Glare.”


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Gamecocks pull away late


Senior midfielder Jeff Addai scored the game-winning goal on a header in Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime win over Georgia State. It was his first goal as a Gamecock.

2 players notch 1st career goals in victory David Roberts


Two goa ls scored nea rly fou r minutes apart gave South Carolina a 2-1 edge in over t ime Tuesday against Georgia State, boosting the Gamecocks to a winning record. South Carolina (5-4, 0-1) received goals from senior Jeff Addai and sophomore Hamilton Carlin while outshoot ing t he Pant hers 16 -13. Bot h G a mecock goa ls were t he f irst career goals scored by each respective player. “It feels really good to help out my teammates,” Addai said. “We dug really deep to win this game. We were just giving it maximum effort, and I’m really happy to be able to contribute to that.” The Gamecocks conceded their

f irst goal to Georgia State (4 - 4) in the 62nd minute off the foot of sophomore Aaron Jones. The goal came off a free kick that sailed above keeper Robert Beebe, sneaking into the upper left hand of the net. It was the only shot on goal the Panthers would be able to muster all match. Sout h Carol i na scored it s equ a l iz er w it h le ss t ha n t wo minutes remaining in reg ulation of f a def le c t io n f r o m r e d s h i r t freshman Mikkel Knudsen. The ball ricocheted off the right post, rolling perfectly to Carlin who snuck it past a diving C.J. Cochran to send the game into extra time. Th ree m inutes into over t ime, South Carolina scored its golden goal off a corner from sophomore Eli Dent. Addai positioned himself perfectly to stick a header into the back of t he net, and ult imately send t he Gamecocks home victorious. “Eli took the corner kick,” Addai s a id , “A nd he b e nt it i n t her e perfectly. I was sort of unmarked, so

I was able to get a clean head on it.” T he w i n i s head coac h M a rk Berson’s 467th victory of his career, moving him ahead of former SMU head coach Schellas Hyndman for sixth place for NCA A Division I wins. “I don’t think it was a thing of b e aut y b e c au s e we were re a l l y struggling out there tonight,” Berson said of the win. “But it was certainly a gut check, and I’m proud of them. We’ve had that resiliency. We came back in overtime against Clemson and came back in overtime tonight. Hopefully that becomes part of the fabric of who we are.” Through nine games this season, South Carolina has forced overtime five times, winning three of those matches. O ver t ime matches are nothing new to the Gamecocks this season, as the team played beyond regulation eight times last season, too. They lost just t wo of t hose matches. For Addai and Carlin, their goals come at the end of a long road to

recover y. Before la st yea r even began, Addai tore his ACL, forcing h im to m iss t he ent iret y of t he season. Carlin, however, was able to make a handful of appearances, but was bothered by a leg injur y throughout the year. His only shot in 2013 came on goal, but was in the opener against East Tennessee State. Beebe returned between the posts for the Gamecocks in the win, but did not record a save in the decision. It was his fi rst match since Sept. 10, 2013 against Coastal Carolina. The Gamecocks will wrap up their four-game home stand Saturday at 7 p.m. in the team’s second conference game of the season against Charlotte (7-1, 1-0). South Carolina bested the 49ers 2-1 last year when the two teams meet in Charlot te, Nort h Carolina.


Bradley Jr. leads group of Gamecocks in MLB School has 9 active players at major league level David Roberts


With Tuesday marking the first day of postseason play in Major League Baseball, it is time to look back on former Gamecocks who made an impact in the MLB this season. Nine former South Carolina players received time at baseball’s top level of competition in 2014, a small chunk of the 27 active professional players in both the minor leagues and major league. The nine players are as follows: Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (Boston Red Sox), pitcher Billy Buckner (San Diego Padres), pitcher Sam Dyson (Miami Marlins), outfielder Steve Pearce (Baltimore Orioles), second baseman Brian Roberts (New York Yankees), pitcher Michael Roth (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), first baseman Justin Smoak (Seattle Mariners), second baseman Steve Tolleson (Toronto Blue Jays), first baseman Christian Walker (Baltimore Orioles). Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2009 to 2011 Bradley Jr. finished the 2014 season with a .198 average (76-384), but remained a permanent fi xture in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup due to his defensive prowess. He made only one error in 113 games this year, despite seeing time at left field, center field and right field. The former SEC all-defensive team selection also turned eight double plays, which was the most by any outfielder in Major League Baseball this season. Steve Pearce – 2004 to 2005 Pearce took over the Orioles’ first base duties, where he will likely play this season, after first baseman Chris Davis tested positive for amphetamines. He hit .293 (99-338) during the regular season, adding 21 home runs and 49 RBIs. Pearce responded by hitting .315 in September, including a five-game stretch that saw the 2004 triple crown winner go 9-17 with three home runs and nine RBIs. Pearce also split time with former Gamecock Christian Walker at the first base. Justin Smoak – 2006 to 2008 Following a 2013 campaign that saw Smoak notch career highs in home runs and batting average, his time in 2014 was cut short by a quadriceps injury. Before his stint to the disabled list, Smoak was barely hitting over .200, with only seven home runs. The good news is that, once being relegated to the minors, Smoak tore it up at Seattle’s triple-A affiliate the

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Jackie Bradley Jr. played on both of the South Carolina’s national championship teams in 2010 and 2011. Tacoma Rainiers. He finished the season with a .337 batting average (69-205), and hit the same amount of home runs and doubles as he did in the pros in 24 less games. Logan Morrison, who replaced Smoak for the Mariners at first base, finished the season scorching opposing pitching, managing a .342 average paired with a 1.042 OPS. Christian Walker – 2010 to 2012 South Carolina’s leading hitter from its last championship team earned a September call up from the Orioles after having a monster year in Baltimore’s minor league system. Walker slugged 26 home runs and 25 doubles for the Orioles’ double and triple-A affiliates, prompting the organization to call him up

to finish the season in the major leagues. In his debut against the Blue Jays, Walker went 1-for-3 with a double, and two games later hit his first home run in a 2-for-4 performance against the Red Sox. Michael Roth – 2010 to 2012 Roth made seven appearances for the Angels in 2014, picking up his first win of the season in his first appearance on July 5. After the win, he was sent back down to play for the team’s double-A affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers where he finished his season with a 2.62 ERA in 140.2 innings. Roth was called up again in August, when he surrendered eight runs in 5.2 innings through September. DG

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