Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Final Game at The Coliseum




Did you know? The final game at The Carolina Coliseum wasn't back in 2002?

On Jan. 17, 2013, due to a scheduling conflict, the women's team played their SEC game against LSU at the coliseum. Here, Ashley Bruner battles with the Tigers for a rebound. 

It was the last time the court would host a game. The coliseum is now a two-court, practice facility for the Gamecocks. 

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)





Thursday, October 31, 2019

War Paint



It would turn out to be a good call. 

Members of the South Carolina swim team ask cheerleaders to sign their names on their arms and backs before the New Mexico St. game on Sep. 2, 2000. 

The Gamecocks would end their 21-game losing streak that day and the swim team along with thousands of other students stormed the field to celebrate. 


(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

That's a Wrap!


















South Carolina's Jimmy Legree wraps up Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray during third-quarter action in Athens, Ga. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

The Gamecocks are hoping to get several of these and upset the Bulldogs this weekend.

 (Photo by Travis Bell/Sideline Carolina)










Friday, September 27, 2019

That Time Kelcy Quarles Stayed Locked In to Kentucky




In 2013, Kelcy Quarles somehow stayed locked in on Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow and took him down for the sack in this sequence. The Gamecocks won 35-28. 

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dylan Thompson Against Missouri




















South Carolina's Dylan Thompson pitches out against Missouri in Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.  

The Gamecocks head to Missouri this Saturday with a three-game win streak against the Tigers and are hoping to bring The Mayor's Cup back to Columbia again. 

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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PHOTO TIP: Just because most if not all of the photographers are on the sidelines, that doesn't mean you have to be. Break away from the pack and look for a different angle. This photograph was made from the stands. 









Thursday, September 12, 2019

That Time We Upset the No. 1 Team in the Country
















With Alabama heading to Columbia this Saturday, we couldn't help publishing this image of Tori Gurley celebrating with fans after the 2010 game. 

We're just glad Tori didn't get his eye taken out by that fan with his hand on Gurley's his head! 


(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Where is he going?


















With all the trade rumors surrounding Jadeveon Clowney, we thought it would be fitting to publish another image of him. 

Here, Clowney celebrates with fans following the Clemson game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The Gamecocks won their 5th straight over the Tigers that night, 31-17. 


(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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The Shops on Main































When you're in the Lancaster, Chester, Rock Hill area, head over to The Shops on Main in Lancaster. The best Antique Mall in the area.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

That Time Clowney Needed Landing Gear




















Jadeveon Clowney launches after Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray during third-quarter action in Columbia, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

The interesting thing about this photograph is that Clowney is on his way down. 

His efforts helped the No. 6 Gamecocks embarrass the No. 5 Bulldogs 35-7.

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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"The 2010 win over Alabama was incredible. The 2018 Outback Bowl was the greatest comeback ever. But this game is the best I've ever seen the Gamecocks play."   -Travis Bell









Sports Photography Tips - The Canon 80D and 300mm F/4 Lens



The Perfect Setup for Daylight Sports
  by Travis Bell

     Presented by 

If you want better pictures of your subject on the field, check out the Canon 80D and 300mm F/4 lens.

The 300mm F/4 lens turns into a 500mm when it's mounted on the 80D. 



With a 500mm lens, you can pull the action in close and the 80D's 7 frames-per-second is plenty to shoot sports action. 

The 300mm is light compared to other telephoto lenses and can be hand-held or supported with a monopod. 


Pricing, including camera and lens: 

New from Amazon: $2,350.00

Used from KEH.com $1,450.00 

Ideal for: Baseball, Golf, Swimming, Soccer, Rugby, Football, Track

This camera/lens setup is ideal for those who have been photographing sports for several years and want better photographs. If you haven't been photographing sports for very long, consider the Canon 70-200 F/4 which becomes a 110-320mm on the 80D. A great setup for daylight sports. 

Remember, if someone hands you Jordan Spieth's golf club, that doesn't mean you're going to instantly make great golf shots. It's the same with photography. It takes practice.