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6-7, 5th in SEC - East
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Ex-South Carolina QB McIlwain transfers to Cal

Cal said Monday that former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain has signed a financial aid agreement and will play football and baseball for the Golden Bears.

Muschamp gives season outlook (3:29)
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Muschamp defends players cleared in bar fight

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp says it's "unfortunate" that two of his players recently cleared of wrongdoing in an incident at local bar have faced so much scrutiny.

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Police: 2 Gamecocks not involved in bar fight

After reviewing video evidence, the Columbia Police Department has cleared Gamecocks linebacker Skai Moore and receiver Deebo Samuel from any involvement in a recent bar fight.

Simpson: 'Education is key' (7:50)
Best of SEC Spring Tours (2:25)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The SEC had 12 players taken in the first round Thursday night -- including nine from the West division alone -- tied for the most by any conference in the common draft era. The SEC has produced the most first-round picks in six of the past seven drafts.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Steve Spurrier was already enjoying retirement but said he's enjoying it even more after seeing some of the new NCAA rules, particularly the early signing period and players taking official visits in April, May and June. "I sort of liked an offseason. There is no offseason now," Spurrier told ESPN. "It's year around, and guys go, go, go, but a lot of guys like that. They don't go to the beach. They don't play golf. They don't travel. They don't do other things in life. I think it helped me last 30 years as a head coach because I did have an offseason."

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

For the third time in 12 years, the nation's No. 1 player hails from South Carolina. Defensive end Xavier Thomas, who is originally from Florence, S.C., but will play his senior season at IMG Academy, joins defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney (2011) and Da'Quan Bowers (2008) as the only players from the Palmetto State to hold the top spot in the ESPN 300. It's rare for a state like South Carolina to produce the nation's top overall player, but it's even rarer that all three were defensive ends. Just like Bowers, Thomas will head to Clemson.

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