Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Curtis Simms was found not guilty of the involuntary manslaughter charge, but guilty of the breach of peace charge.
Curtis Simms, the man accused of causing the death of a 20-year-old man after a 2010 USC football game, will serve five years in prison, according to The State newspaper. Although the jury found Simms not guilty of the involuntary manslaughter charge, they did find him guilty of the breach of peace charge, according to a report in The State. A judge sentenced Simms to 10 years in prison, but he will only serve five. Evidence presented during the five-day trial showed that Gasque died on Shop Road after Simms pushed him at least once, according to the report. Gasque then fell into the roadway where he was run over by his own friend's truck. Read more about the trial in The State.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Opposing lawyers presented different versions of what happened that day, according to a report in The State.
Details about the 2010 fight in traffic near Williams-Brice Stadium that left a 20-year-old man dead after a University of South Carolina football game are starting to emerge. During the first day of the trial of Curtis Simms, 27, who is accused of causing the death of 20-year-old Allen Gasque, lawyers on both sides of the case presented different versions of what happened that day, according to a report in The State. Simms is charged with involuntary manslaughter and breach of peace. According to evidence presented Tuesday in court Simms got out of a pickup truck to confront Gasque, The State reports. Gasque had called at him from the back of a friend's pickup truck where he was riding. Gasque then fell out of his friend's truck, or was…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A judge warned spectators to keep their emotions in check, according to a report in The State.
The trial for a man charged in the death of another man he got into a fight with after the 2010 USC-Alabma game is underway, according to reports. Opening arguments in the trial of 27-year-old Curtis Simms were set to begin at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to a report in The State. Simms is charged with involuntary manslaughter and breach of peace in the death of 20-year-old Allen Gasque. A judge told spectators they would have to keep control over the emotions, according to The State. “This is heartbreaking, this is emotional,” Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein told spectators in the courtroom according to The State. According to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, Gasque was knocked into the roadway near Williams Brice Stadium in a …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Curtis Simms, 27, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of another man after a Gamecock football game, will go to trial Monday or Tuesday.
A 27-year-old man who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of another man after the 2010 University of South Carolina-Alabama game is heading to trail Monday or Tuesday, according to reports. Curtis Simms will go on trial in Richland County criminal court for the death of Allen Gasque, according to a report in The State. Richland County deputies say Gasque was run over by a friend's truck after being knocked down in a fight with Simms. Gasque and Simms were both standing in the beds of two separate trucks in heavy traffic near the stadium before they got out and started fighting, according to The State. Simms hit Gasque in the face and knocked him in the roadway, according to a warrant obtained by The State. “As a result…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
After a four-month struggle, Landon and Allyson Powell of Greenville lost their little girl Izzy Friday night.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The sophomore defensive end showed why he's one of the country's top football players.
Tuesday, January 1
Michigan's coaches did everything they could to keep South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney from being a major factor in Tuesday's Outback Bowl. It worked for 52 minutes. But when the Gamecocks, trailing 22-21 with eight minutes to play, were denied the ball following a questionable first-down call by Big East officials, he would be denied no longer. Clowney broke through the line, nailing the Wolverine runningback — sending the ball in one direction and the player's helmut in the other. Clowney then recovered the fumble, which led to the Gamecocks taking a short-lived 27-22 lead.
Yesterday's nail biter turns into today's bloomin' onion biter, mate.
Outback Steakhouse is giving away free bloomin onions Wednesday to celebrate the Gamecock's win in the Outback Bowl Tuesday. Find the nearest Outback HERE. The appetizer is free with any purchase, according to an Outback Steakhouse Facebook post. South Carolina Gamecocks have won the Outback Bowl. And you win too with a FREE Bloomin' Onion with any purchase on Jan 2 just mention Outback Bowl! For more photos and coverage of the game, check out this story.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The team practices in Blythewood.
At the mid-season break, the USC equestrian team is enjoying the top spot after a nationwide poll. The National College Equestrians Association lists the Gamecocks with six first-place votes from the newest coach's poll, barely edging out Auburn which had four. At the beginning of the season, Georgia and Texas A&M were tied for the top spot. They're still tied, only now it's for third. The Gamecocks are currently 3-0 in SEC play, WLTX reports.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The former South Carolina wide receiver passed away Monday.
Here is the obituary from the Bradley Funeral Home of Marlton, Pa.: PITCHKO, David Scott, died peacefully on December 3, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was 44.He is the beloved son of Maria Lignana and David M. Pitchko. He is survived by his twin brother, Mark G. Pitchko, step brother and step sister, Joshua Lignana and Lois O’Shea and their families and sister, Amanda Pitchko. He is the loving uncle and “Buddy” of Gabrielle and Samantha Pitchko who loved him dearly. He is also survived by many loving family members and friends. David was a 1986 graduate of Cherokee High School, Marlton NJ and a 1992 graduate of University of South Carolina. Throughout high school, David was an All County and All State wide receiver and went onto…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Gamecock's head coach's contracted was extended.
Gamecock's rejoice. Head coach Steve Spurrier's contract was extended for two years, meaning the school will have him until Dec. 31, 2012, WLTX reports. ESPN reports that Spurrier is again expected to earn more than $3 million. The vote was approved unanimously.