Gamecock Sports Properties, a partnership between the University of South Carolina Athletics Department and the country’s leaders in the collegiate sports marketing industry, LEARFIELD, is the originating medium for radio coverage of the South Carolina Gamecocks.
2022 is the sixth year of a 10-year extension between the University and LEARFIELD that runs through 2026. The extension adds to an agreement between the University of South Carolina and LEARFIELD that dates back to 2003. 2022 also marks the first year of a five-year extension with Cumulus Media for WNKT-FM (107.5 The Game) to continue as the official flagship station of Gamecock Athletics.
Gamecock Sports Properties is responsible for the overall management of the athletics program’s corporate partnership effort, which includes producing, selling and distributing the Gamecock Radio Network (live play-by-play and call-in shows) and coaches television shows, print advertising in various athletics department publications, and selected signage in university athletic facilities.
The Gamecock Sports Network from LEARFIELD counts two dozen affiliate stations for the 2021-22 season. For Sirius/XM subscribers, follow the Gamecock Radio Twitter page for weekly updates on channel information for Gamecock broadcasts.
|2022-23 RADIO AFFILIATES|
* Clemson series, SEC games and postseason only
Voices of the Gamecocks
Todd Ellis - Play-by-Play, Football
Host, “Carolina Calls with Shane Beamer” & “The Shane Beamer Show” (TV)
The all-time leading passer in Gamecock history and the school’s winningest quarterback, Todd Ellis has served as the “Voice of the Gamecocks” for football since 2003. Previously, Ellis served as the sideline reporter for the radio network and has also worked as a color analyst and broadcaster for Comcast Sports Southeast telecasts of South Carolina football. Ellis has also hosted the coaches’ television show and served on CBS’s bowl game radio coverage. Ellis re-wrote the school’s passing records during his Gamecock career (1986-1989), setting more than 20 records and throwing for 9,953 yards.
Tommy Suggs - Color Analyst, Football
Tommy Suggs, a former standout Gamecock quarterback, is in his fourth decade as a member of South Carolina’s football radio coverage. Suggs played for Carolina from 1968-1970 and is regarded as one of the school’s all-time premier signal callers. He led the Gamecocks to the 1969 ACC Championship and a Peach Bowl berth, and was named MVP of the 1970 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic. Suggs was inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. He has also been instrumental in leading fundraising efforts for South Carolina.
Jamar Nesbit - Sideline Reporter, Football
Jamar Nesbit joined the Gamecock Radio Network for the 2019 season. After being part of the great tradition at Summerville High School playing under the legendary John McKissick, Nesbit was a four-year letter winner for the Gamecocks from 1995-98. Signed by Carolina as an undrafted free agent, Nesbit logged 11 seasons in the NFL, playing offensive guard for the Panthers (1999-2002), Jacksonville Jaguars (2003) and New Orleans Saints (2004-09). He was a member of the Saints Super Bowl championship team.
Derek Scott - Play-by-Play, Men’s Basketball & Baseball
Derek Scott took over as the voice of Gamecock men’s basketball and baseball in October 2016 and is also a senior account executive for Gamecock IMG Sports Marketing. Since 2007, Scott has served as a television (Gamecock Athletics-produced games on SEC Network Plus) and radio play-by-play voice for various Gamecock teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and volleyball. He has also been the host of Gamecock Athletics’ weekly show, “Inside the Roost,” highlighting the programs of the Carolina athletics department.
Casey Manning - Color Analyst, Basketball
The analyst for South Carolina basketball since 1994, Casey Manning attended South Carolina from 1969-1973 and earned a varsity letter for the legendary Frank McGuire from 1971-1973. He was a member of Carolina’s ACC Tournament Championship team in 1970-1971, as well as the state player of the year at Dillon H.S. in Dillon, S.C., in 1969. Manning is currently a Circuit Court Judge for the state of South Carolina, having served in that capacity since April 1994. Manning is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and is a past president of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
Tommy Moody - Color Analyst & Play-by-Play, Baseball
A graduate of A.C. Flora High School, Tommy Moody joined the Gamecock broadcast team in 1999. Moody, a Columbia native, played under head coach Bobby Richardson on the Gamecock baseball team from 1970-72. Moody is the chairman of the USC Athletic Hall of Fame and was a past president of the USC Association of Lettermen in 1992. He currently co-hosts “The Early Game” on The Game (107.5 FM), Monday through Friday from 6-9 a.m.
Brad Muller - Play-by-Play, Women’s Basketball & Softball
Brad Muller has been the radio voice of South Carolina women’s basketball since the 2007-2008 season and hosts the Dawn Staley television show. He currently serves as the Director of Content for South Carolina Athletics and also broadcasts selected home games on SEC Network+ for South Carolina women’s soccer and softball. Originally from Stamford, CT, Muller graduated from Carolina in 1992 with a degree in Broadcasting from the College of Journalism Mass Communications. Following graduation, Muller worked one year in news at WVOC radio in Columbia before spending 13 years in Milledgeville, Ga., as the play-by-play voice of Georgia College & State University.
The weekly Carolina Calls show will air Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. on the flagship station of the Gamecocks, WNKT-FM, across the Palmetto state on the Gamecock Radio Network and over the Internet at Gamecock All-Access. The show takes place at Backstreets Grill, located at 2400 Devine Street in Columbia.