Gamecock Glory

Author: Travis Haney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614231844
Release Date: 2011-03-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

After more than one hundred years of craving a champion, the University of South Carolina finally has one. The 2010 Gamecock baseball team won six consecutive games over eight summer nights to take the College World Series and lay claim to the school's first major national championship. From dancing around in a dark locker room to singing "Silent Night"? on the team bus after every victory in Omaha, these Gamecocks were as fun-loving as they were talented. And they did it all in the name of one special boy, seven-year-old Bayler Teal. Bayler passed away before he could see his beloved Gamecocks triumph, but the team's victory is a tribute to their number one fan. Join the Post and Courier's Travis Haney as he recounts this incredible team's historic season.

Here We Go

Author: David Cloninger
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439663646
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

She stood at the podium on May 10, 2008, and promised to bring national prominence to South Carolina. Most thought it would take a miracle to get to that point, but Dawn Staley has always beaten the odds. Staley’s vision for the Gamecocks’ women’s basketball team came true over the next nine years, culminating in the 2017 national championship. Her willingness to keep striving—to deliver on her promise—was met with early resistance. It paid off with several winning seasons, then terrific recruits. And, finally, the only prize Staley had not obtained in a lifetime of championship basketball. David Cloninger takes you on the team’s journey to the national title.

Gamecock 2

Author: Travis Haney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614234043
Release Date: 2012-04-08
Genre: History

The Gamecocks baseball team's surprising, heart-pounding run to the 2010 College World Series title seemed to many as if it could not be paralleled, in its excitement or its overall meaning to the school and the state of South Carolina. In 2011, though, they topped what they had already done, returning home champions and parading in style to the State House steps. In 2010, they honored the life of 7-year-old Bayler Teal, a cancer victim who died during the College World Series. In 2011, they celebrated the life of Omaha native Charlie Peters, a 13-year-old cancer survivor who served as a batboy for the team. The Gamecocks celebrated with a traditional dogpile near the pitcher's mound, Peters jumped on top of the mass of players and coaches.

Gamecock

Author: Robert D. Bass
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781787208506
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: History

This is a 1961 biography by distinguished historian and author, Dr. Robert D. Bass, of the elusive American general Thomas Sumter—nicknamed the “Carolina Gamecock,” for his fierce fighting style—and his campaigns against the British Army in the South during the American Revolution. Thomas Sumter (August 14, 1734 - June 1, 1832) was a soldier in the Colony of Virginia militia, a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American War of Independence, a planter, and a politician. After the United States gained independence, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and to the United States Senate, where he served from 1801-1810, when he retired.

Classic Clashes of the Carolina Clemson Football Rivalry

Author: Travis Haney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614233152
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: History

Former Clemson coach Charley Pell once said that the outcome of the Carolina-Clemson rivalry "decides who walks down the street as state champion and who hides in a closet for a year." That's the way it goes in the Palmetto State when these two football teams get together. Playing for the first time in 1896 on a soggy day at the state fair in Columbia, the Gamecocks and the Tigers began a tradition that has lasted over a century. Join award-winning sportswriters Travis Haney and Larry Williams as they recount the greatest moments of the longest uninterrupted series in the South, with firsthand accounts from coaches, players and spectators.

A History of College Football in South Carolina

Author: Fritz P. Hamer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614232933
Release Date: 2009-11-09
Genre: Travel

The Medicos, the Purple Hurricane, the Seceders- all South Carolina football mascots that long ago drifted into history. From as early as 1889, college football began to take hold of South Carolina. The fans of the state's first intercollegiate game could hardly have foreseen how it would steadily grow from a competition between amateurs into tightly organized teams with well-paid coaches and demanding alumni, all with a passionate desire to win. This volume goes beyond Clemson and Carolina to trace the history of college teams from all over the state, including Wofford, Furman, SC State, Presbyterian College, Erskine, Claflin, The Citadel, MUSC, the College of Charleston, Newberry College, Benedict College and Allen University. Join museum curator Fritz Hamer and longtime South Carolina high school football coach John Daye as they celebrate the state's most notable coaches, players and rivalries, as well as the many unsung heroes who have helped to make the sport a statewide obsession.

Classic Clashes of the Carolina Clemson Football Rivalry

Author: Travis Haney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614233152
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: History

Former Clemson coach Charley Pell once said that the outcome of the Carolina-Clemson rivalry "decides who walks down the street as state champion and who hides in a closet for a year." That's the way it goes in the Palmetto State when these two football teams get together. Playing for the first time in 1896 on a soggy day at the state fair in Columbia, the Gamecocks and the Tigers began a tradition that has lasted over a century. Join award-winning sportswriters Travis Haney and Larry Williams as they recount the greatest moments of the longest uninterrupted series in the South, with firsthand accounts from coaches, players and spectators.

Super Agent

Author: Jerry Argovitz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781613217566
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Super Agent. Maverick. Reformer. Iconoclast. Dealmaker. Dentist? Jerry Argovitz has worn many hats in his remarkable life, both inside and outside of the world of sports. As a player agent representing and advising some of the biggest names in the game, Argovitz challenged the NFL both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, earning a reputation as one of the most powerful men in professional sports. He successfully negotiated the first milliondollar guaranteed contract in NFL history, wrote the language for career-ending insurance policy underwriting for Lloyds of London, and brokered the deal that brought Heisman Trophy–winner Herschel Walker to the upstart USFL as a junior, which opened the floodgates for all underclassmen to follow. As the owner of the Houston Gamblers of the USFL, Argovitz helped to implement several rules which were subsequently adopted by the NFL, and served as a principal figure in a lawsuit against the NFL that proved the league was guilty of Sherman Antitrust violations. Now, Argovitz has a plan to reform the corrupt world of college sports, a plan he will share in this eye-opening book. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

College Fight Songs II

Author: William E Studwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136388248
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Music

Come join the band! College Fight Songs II is a supplement to the original College Fight Songs, providing 97 additional song texts and interesting historical information. Together they are a unique anthology of college fight songs from across the country. College Fight Songs II: A Supplementary Anthology is a second-round knockout that finishes the job started by the first edition. This rollicking continuation of the original collection will give you even more to shout about, again bringing together complete lyrics, historical annotations, and musical scores of the songs of over 50 more colleges and universities! Full of spirited music and lyrics that will put a spring in the step of incoming freshmen and music historians alike, College Fight Songs II is for you! You'll uncover plenty of behind-the-scenes info about the songs and the people who inspired them, and of course you'll find: complete musical scores full lyrics basic historical background concerning the songs and their institutions information regarding the songwriters and college nicknames So let’s “Hail West Virginia,” stay “Ever True to Brown,” “Fight for LSU,” and shout out “The Buckeye Battle Cry!” College Fight Songs II will keep you in the game!

Clemson Tough Guts and Glory Under Dabo Swinney

Author: Larry Williams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781467136358
Release Date: 2016
Genre: History

The 2015-16 season marked a significant moment in Clemson football history. Not only did the team play in its first national championship in thirty-four years, but the nation also finally took note of the burgeoning renaissance. When Dabo Swinney told a national television audience about his team's willingness to "bring your own guts" after an emotional win over Notre Dame, it was a spontaneous line to a television reporter in the delirious, rain-soaked aftermath of a landmark victory. But Swinney's comment also underscored the identity and drive that would fuel a truly special season. Larry Williams relays the intimate details of Swinney's life, his impact on Tiger Town and his mission to create an elite program on and off the field.

Bob Fulton

Author: Bob Fulton
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1427627460
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Tells the stories of his experiences that led him to a life as the most admired and beloved Sportscaster in South Carolina"--Cover.

James Williams

Author: William T. Graves
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595213740
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The fascinating biography of one of America's little known heroes in its struggle for independence from England as fought in the Carolina backcountry.

Navy Football Return to Glory

Author: T.C. Cameron
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781625859990
Release Date: 2017-10-09
Genre: History

Navy football holds a unique place in college athletics as one of the oldest and most prestigious programs the game has ever known. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Midshipmen were nationally recognized by the major bowl games they played and Heisman Trophy-winning players Joe Bellino and Roger Staubach. Although the program struggled mightily to maintain relevancy in subsequent years, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk kick-started the renaissance of Navy football by hiring Coach Paul Johnson in 2001. The team's current coach, Ken Niumatalolo, once fired by the academy in the dining room of a McDonald's in 1998, returned to become the winningest coach in school history. Author T.C. Cameron charts the story of Navy football and steers readers through the reemergence of an iconic program representing our nation's finest.