Two quick items on the National Champion USC Gamecocks baseball team:
First, the picture above of the Gamecock flag flying on the State House dome, taken today by my ADCO colleague Lora Prill with the iPhone 4 of which she is inordinately proud. That’s certainly infinitely better than the flag that used to fly in that third position. This one is one we can all be proud of.
Second, I was talking to my friend Jack Van Loan today, and he mentioned hearing something at the big welcome-home rally for the team yesterday (pictured below, taken by another ADCO colleague): That of the eight teams who went to Omaha for the CWS, the Gamecocks had the highest GPA, at 3.18. (I tried to check this out, and did not find that number. I found that for the most recent semester, though, they had a GPA of 3.07, which ain’t shabby. Maybe the number Jack heard was for the whole year; I don’t know.)
Jack was sufficiently impressed with that that he wrote to the athletic director at his alma mater up in Oregon to say, why doesn’t your team have a GPA like this.
As Jack said “Number One on the field, number one in the classroom.” That’s another reason for South Carolina to be proud.
That’s certainly infinitely better than the flag that used to fly in that third position. This one is one we can all be proud of.
Seriously Brad, I sometimes wonder if you live under a rock. There are probably thousands of Clemson fans who are simply disgusted to see that flag up there. I’m not saying that’s the right attitude but it’s the truth. Open your ears. The USC/Clemson rivalry if very bitter at times.
Gotta agree with Bud on this one. It turns normally friendly neighbors into enemies.
Still, anything that would make Ben Tillman roll over in his grave has to be a good thing.
Well, if you’re right, bud, that’s very sad. I know if Clemson won and its flag were up there, I’d be proud that one of our state schools did so well! I’m even happy when Clemson ranks highly in something.
(I am a USC alumna and faculty wife.)