USC’s freshman pitchers prove ready for big stage

South Carolina freshmen Braden Webb and Adam Hill got their first taste of a postseason-type environment against the top team in the country this weekend – and matched Florida stud pitchers A.J. Puk and Alex Faedo pitch for pitch.

A different kind of spring, a different kind of Columbia

Despite all the usual joyful signs of the season, this spring is very different in my neighborhood. There are strange sounds reverberating through the air — heavy, thudding and metallic. Neighborhood normalcy is a bit off-kilter, and police cars make regular rounds on every street. I live in a neighborhood through which the floods of October curved a wide swatch.

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Braden Webb pregame backflip for Gamecocks

South Carolina starting pitcher does a backflip before Sunday games.
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Braden Webb pregame backflip for Gamecocks 00:36

Braden Webb pregame backflip for Gamecocks

Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan recaps series, decision to cancel finale 04:28

Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan recaps series, decision to cancel finale

Chad Holbrook recaps series, decision to cancel finale 02:12

Chad Holbrook recaps series, decision to cancel finale

Chad Holbrook recaps Game 2 win over Florida 03:22

Chad Holbrook recaps Game 2 win over Florida