COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 10, 2012) – The University of South
Carolina football squad went through another two-hour workout Friday morning in
full pads as it continued preparations for the season opener at Vanderbilt on
Thursday, August 30.
South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin
was on hand to speak to the team during the midpoint break of the practice
Walk-on wide receiver Sidney Rhodes was moved to cornerback. He
wore number 30. Rhodes is a redshirt sophomore from Easley, S.C.
cornerback Cadarious Sanders has left the team and will look to transfer, head
coach Steve Spurrier confirmed following practice. The redshirt sophomore from
LaGrange, Ga., saw limited action in eight games last season, recording four
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (groin/knee) and wide receiver
DeAngelo Smith (shoulder) were held out of Friday's practice, as were
cornerbacks Victor Hampton (quad bruise) and Akeem Auguste (groin). Tight end
Justice Cunningham returned to practice after missing a couple of days with an
upper back spasm.
The Gamecocks will practice again on Saturday,
beginning at 3:45 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium. The second half of the
practice will be a scrimmage. That practice is open to the public. Photography
(still or video) will be allowed for the first 15 minutes of practice
Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day at Colonial Life Arena. The event
runs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Fans are reminded that the student-athletes are
allowed to sign only the official team posters that will be provided for free at
the event. Parking is free in the CLA lots.