The 2016-17 Gamecocks women’s basketball team has some quirks that would fell lesser teams. But South Carolina was down A’ja Wilson and Alaina Coates in an Elite Eight game and showed its mettle just the same.
Ray Tanner helped build the University of South Carolina into a baseball school. By virtue of location, tradition and fan passion, it’s hard not to call it a football school. Now the Gamecocks AD has a basketball school on his hands.