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South Carolina Gamecocks

Coverage of Gonzaga’s Final Four foe, the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Dawn Staley settles lawsuit against former WSU athletic director Jim Sterk

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. Half will go to a nonprofit foundation that Staley co-founded. The other half will go to Staley’s attorneys.

Gamecocks will look different, plan to have same success

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her women’s basketball program will continue its winning ways, albeit it will look a bit different than it has. Gone are dominant post players A’ja Wilson and Alaina Coates. South Carolina’s strength will focus in the backcourt with returners like Tyasha Harris and transfer Te’a Cooper.

South Carolina’s leading scorer Chris Silva opts for NBA draft

South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder Chris Silva has decided to enter the NBA draft. Silva plans to go through the draft camp process, but won’t hire an agent. By not hiring an agent, Silva could return to the Gamecocks for his senior season. South Carolina coach Frank Martin says Silva’s work the past three years gives him the chance to see how he stacks up in the draft process. The 6-foot-9 Silva averaged 14 points and eight rebounds last season

Draft Diary: A’ja Wilson talks tourney, awards & draft prep

South Carolina star A’ja Wilson is chronicling her path from the end of her college career to the start of her WNBA career, including getting drafted. She’s projected as the top pick to Las Vegas in Thursday’s draft.

Staley: South Carolina’s Kaela Davis, Allisha Gray to enter WNBA draft

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray have decided to enter the WNBA draft. Staley said they felt it was the right time to follow their dreams. The two stars could still change their mind and go back to school for their final seasons. The league allows players up to five days before the April 13 draft to rescind their decision if they haven’t signed with an agent.