Liam Smith

"You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one." - Tom Brady

Twitter: @LiamSmith0

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Mike Reiss

Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady

Favorite Team: The University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Also a huge Boston sports guy, die-hard Red Sox and Patriots fan.

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The Super Bowl

Best tradition at your college: While College of Charleston doesn't have a football team, I always find pleasure in trolling Clemson fans every Saturday.

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Midtown Bar and Grill (Downtown Charleston)

Best class you’ve ever taken: Intro to Arts and Entertainment Management

Does Trevor Lawrence Pass the Eye Test?

Ok Clemson fans, we get it, Trevor Lawrence is the second coming of Deshaun Watson. Freshman phenom, potential Heisman candidate, going to put up record numbers….We will take your word for it. Don’t get me wrong, the kids stats are impressive (he threw for 161 touchdown passes over the course of his high school career). […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: #WorldCupWoes

Special late night Summer edition of the Student Union Sports Podcast for the real fans out there. Today’s topics include World Cup gambling woes and the age old debate of Cigs vs JUUL…I know, riveting stuff as always. Guests include Clemson Carl, PJ Guippone and Bucky Grimes. Todays Segments/Topics 1:01: What qualifies as chain smoking? […]

Life Tips: Provided by a Washed Up College Graduate

Well folks, college has been an amazing four year ride, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to leave. But it’s time to face reality…I’m officially a washed up post grad with a degree from a Liberal Arts School known more for it’s bar scene than it’s education. With that being said, […]

The SU Sports Podcast: Ft. Tommy Smokes of Barstool Sports

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes the hottest takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you […]

The WalkOns: Episode 7 – Oklahoma is ASS CHEEKS

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME TO THE NUMBER ONE sports podcast on Student Union; probably the #1 sports pod in the entire world, honestly. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony talk a wide variety of sports. This episode includes the gang talking about only March Madness, Snubs, and locks of the week. Once again, […]

Vegas Odds for Every Team in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

?Updated Vegas TITLE ODDS on all 68 teams! pic.twitter.com/Oej7xdChrB — RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) March 12, 2018 Above are the odds for every single team in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament provided by Pregame. Now I don’t consider myself a sharp by any means, but as a recreational gambler, I must say that some of these […]

The WalkOns: Episode 6 – Was Frank Drunk during the Recording?

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME TO THE NUMBER ONE sports podcast on Student Union; probably the #1 sports pod in the entire world, honestly. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony talk a wide variety of sports. This episode includes the gang talking about Conference Tourneys, NFL Combine recap, NFL free agency/franchise tags, Favorite Alternate […]

Dancing Like it’s 1999!

For the first time since 1999, the College of Charleston has booked it’s ticket to the NCAA tournament. The Cougar’s gained their coveted spot among the field of 68 teams after winning the Colonial Athletic Association Championship on Tuesday night. Led by head coach Earl Grant, the Charleston secured their auto-bid after defeating the Northeastern […]

The WalkOns: Episode 5 – The Fortnite Craze

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME TO THE NUMBER ONE sports podcast on Student Union; probably the #1 sports pod in the entire world, honestly. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony talk a wide variety of sports. This episode includes the gang talking about Sean Miller and how dumb he is, the start of the […]

The SU Sports Podcast: Featuring Barstool’s Frank Fleming

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes the hottest takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you […]

Sean Miller Could Learn From HBO Shows Like ‘The Wire’ and ‘The Sopranos’

You only do two days no how. The day you go in and the day you come out. pic.twitter.com/CVT3psaTAQ — Student Union (@StudentUSports) February 24, 2018 So for those of you who don’t know yet, Arizona’s Head Basketball coach Sean Miller has gotten himself into some serious shit with not only the NCAA, but also […]

Ohio State Escapes Bloomington with a Game Winning Three in Double OT

Chris Holtmann and the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes certainly had their work cut out for them on Friday night as they were tasked with traveling to Bloomington and enduring the hostile fan base of the Indiana Hoosiers. While Indiana’s current record of 16-14 doesn’t show the season the Hoosiers had hoped for, it is […]

The SU Sports Podcast Episode 15: Scandal Season

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes the hottest takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you […]

The WalkOns: Episode 4 – No One Uses Email Anymore, Anthony

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME TO THE NUMBER ONE sports podcast on Student Union; probably the #1 sports pod in the entire world, honestly. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony, and first ever guest Alex Wilcox, talk a wide variety of sports. This episode includes a recap of NBA All-Star weekend and how bad […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Valentine’s Day Edition

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes the hottest takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you […]

The WalkOns: Episode 3 – Carl Flaked on The Squad

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME to the NUMBER 1 sports podcast on Student Union. Probably the number 1 sports pod in the entire world, honestly. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony talk a wide variety of sports. This episode includes a brief NBA Trade Recap, our thoughts on the NCAA’s early release of the […]

The WalkOns: Episode 2 – The Philadelphia Eagles Are Super Bowl Champions

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME to the NUMBER 1 sports podcast on Student Union. Probably the number 1 sports pod in the entire world if I had to say so myself. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony talk a wide variety of sports. It includes a brief Super Bowl Recap, MLB season predictions, National […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Trivia Edition

Todays Episode of the Student Union Sports Podcast features the first round of the Student Union Trivia Tournament of Champions (Its a working title…) Writers competing include Johnny Rambos, PJ Guippone, Cody Goggin, Bucky Grimes, Nolan Davis, Sam Tschida, Brendan Smith, Luke Matthews, Big Takes, Austin Montgomery, Frank Fanelli, and Anthony Ventura. Matchup guide Group […]

Reviewing the Internet’s Most Popular Handicappers 1/27/18

Napoléon Bonaparte once said something along the lines of,  “If you want a job done right, then do it yourself.” Smart words from a smart man, no doubt about it…But personally I prefer the tagline of the classic 1994 action/thriller, Leon:The Professional; “If you want a job done right, then hire a professional.” Granted… Leon:The Professional isn’t […]

Botched Layup Costs TCU Big in Rivalry Matchup Against Texas

What a horrendous ending to what was shaping up to be one of the best games of the season. I mean what more can you ask for? Two Texas schools going at it, three pointers falling like sorority girls on elevated surfaces, and of course…Double OT. Texas led TCU 99-98  with only 5 seconds remaining […]

The SU Podcast Episode 12: National Championship Preview

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith, and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you think […]

Three (more) Takeaways from the 2018 Outback Bowl

For the second time in school history, the South Carolina Gamecocks have defeated the Michigan Wolverines in the Outback Bowl. An astounding second half effort, led by Gamecock Quarterback Jake Bentley helped South Carolina to a 26-19 win over Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines. If you are a Carolina fan, then you couldn’t ask for […]

The Community College Correspondent: Gasparilla Bowl ATS Pick

Community College Correspondent Picks: Currently +2 Four Lokos So last week I introduced you to my main man Matty Ice, AKA one of the hottest College Football Handicappers in the game. If you need a quick refresher, the legend of Matty Ice can be read here. If you tailed his picks last week then you […]

South Carolina Flips FSU Commit Rosendo Louis

Rosendo Louis, a three star linebacker and former Florida State commit shocked the entire Southeast this morning when he announced that he was jumping ship and pledging his allegiance to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Given the recent firing of Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, it was expected that some of FSU’s recruits would turn towards more […]

The Community College Correspondent: Part-time Student, Full-time Gambler.

As I approach the final semester of my college career, I know that I can look back on my time spent invested in academia and say one thing with the utmost certainty; I’ve learned much more from the people I’ve met, than from the classes I’ve taken. So today, I want to introduce you to […]

The SU Podcast Episode 11: Conor McGregor vs The Mafia

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith, and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you think […]

USC vs Clemson: The Only Game That Matters

Another year and another heated matchup between the Palmetto State rivals of the Clemson Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks. If you grew up in South Carolina like myself, then you know just how important this annual matchup is to fans of Clemson and USC.  Forget about your conference championship, forget about the national championship, […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast Episode 9: Thankful for Rivalry Week

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith, and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you think […]

Recapping the 2017 Charleston Classic

This past weekend, TD Arena in beautiful downtown Charleston played host to the Charleston Classic, an annual kick-off tournament that showcases some of the NCAA’s most elite talent. This year’s field featured the likes of Temple, Clemson, Auburn and Dayton, among others. While this may not have looked like the most exciting tournament on paper, […]

The Student Union Podcast Episode 8: LiAngelo and Locker Room Talk

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith, Johnny Rambos and Student Union Editor, PJ Guippone. Be sure to chirp us and let […]

If Barstool Bloggers Were College Football Players

Unlike most sports media outlets, a large majority of writers here at Student Union are huge fans of Barstool Sports and the impact they have had on how we consume our sports news. In my mind, Barstool Sports is the perfect mix of personality and sports coverage, so I figured I’d pay a little tribute […]

Gambling and Gifs: Week 9

Georgia Tech (+14) against Clemson While I don’t see the Yellow Jackets beating Clemson straight up in this matchup, I really like their chances to cover. In case you haven’t been keeping up with Georgia Tech Football this season, let me point out that these guys are 6-0 ATS this season…AKA straight cash homie. Hopefully […]

Gambling and Gifs

Michigan (+9.5) against Penn State There are way too many people doubting Jim Harbaugh this season, and that is exactly why he’s about to shove all of that criticism in our faces and take down the No. 2 Nittany Lions. Michigan is also 10-3 on straight up in their last three road games and holds […]

Breaking Down the Most Surprising Wonderlic Test Scores

So on the latest episode of the Student Union Sports Podcast, the boys and I played a game where we tried to guess the Wonderlic test scores of notable College and NFL players. For those of you who don’t know, the Wonderlic Personal Test is an intelligence quiz that the NFL uses to assess the […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast Episode 6: The Wonderlic Test Edition

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith and Austin Brown. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you think […]

The Most Impressive High School Highlight Reels

High school football is truly a beautiful thing. It’s the only level of the sport where you will find scrawny 16-17 year old kids squaring off against elite 5-star recruits who are essentially grown men by the time they reach their senior year of high school. With that in mind, there are few things in […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Episode 5

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you think […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Episode 4

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what you think […]

South Carolina Comes Back to Beat LA Tech With an Amazing Game Winning Drive

Wow…If you are a South Carolina fan, that matchup with LA Tech was certainly a whirlwind of emotions. Obviously on paper it looked like LA Tech should have been a pretty easy game for the Gamecocks. With that being said, this game was of the utmost importance for this South Carolina program. Cocks fans coming […]

NC State Player Spits on the Seminole After Upset Over FSU

NCST SPITTING ON THE SEMINOLE ????? pic.twitter.com/N4Lr0Na0oi — Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) September 23, 2017 So I know that Baker Mayfield caught a lot of shit for planting the Oklahoma flag in the middle of the Ohio State field, but in my opinion this is a much more savage move. NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Episode 2 ft. Stingray Steve

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s episode is full of amazing guests, including Johnny Rambos, Brendan Smith, Bucky Grimes and the Mississippi State legend Stingray Steve. Be sure to chirp us and let […]

How Will the Gamecocks Recover Without Deebo Samuel

As a lifelong fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks, I must say this is one of the hardest articles I have ever had to write. South Carolina’s star wide receiver Deebo Samuel exited Saturday night’s game against Kentucky with what seemed to be a very serious injury to his leg. It was initially reported that […]

Kentucky at South Carolina Preview

This Saturday, the South Carolina Gamecocks will host the Kentucky Wildcats in what is sure to be a heated SEC East matchup. Both Kentucky and South Carolina are off to great starts so far this year, boasting 2-0 records as they enter the third week of the season. Historically, South Carolina has gotten the best […]

Jake Bentley and Deebo Samuel Impress in Gamecocks Season Opener

On Saturday the South Carolina Gamecocks pulled a huge upset over the highly-touted NC State Wolf Pack, winning 35 -28. This win would not have been possible without stand out performances from South Carolina fan favorites, QB Jake Bentley and WR Deebo Samuel. Samuel started the game off with an absolute bang, returning the opening […]

Alabama Shuts Down FSU: Proves SEC Dominance Over ACC

The first week of the 2017 College Football season is in the books and Week One blessed us with one of the most hyped up games of the year: a big time match up between preseason ranked No.1 Alabama and preseason ranked No.3 Florida State. Both teams are obvious favorites to take home the National […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Episode 1

We hope you enjoy the first ever episode of the Student Union Sports Podcast. The goal of this specific Podcast is to offer a look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s episode is full of preseason speculation, big takes, and Dabo Swinney bashing….Let […]

SEC West Preview

The SEC West is one half of arguably the most prestigious conference in College Football. With big time programs like Alabama and LSU, the SEC West never fails to provide fans with quality football, season after season. As of late, the SEC has been slightly lopsided in the sense that there are powerhouses like Alabama […]

Student Union Study Hall: Episode 9

Student Union Study Hall is a weekly College Basketball recap produced by college students for college students. Each week Student Union writers Liam Smith, Austin Brown and Luke “Big Takes” Maiers will provide a “College Perspective” on the hottest basketball topics of the week. We covered a variety of topics in our final episode of […]

South Carolina’s Keys to Success Against Gonzaga

As someone who regularly writes about South Carolina basketball, I feel like I have spent the majority of this season trying to convince people just how legit this Gamecocks squad is. If you are a student or fan of South Carolina, then you most certainly understand my frustration. People outside of the Gamecocks fan base […]

Student Union Study Hall Episode 8

Student Union Study Hall is a weekly College Basketball recap produced by college students for college students. Each week Student Union writers Liam Smith, Austin Brown, and Luke “Big Takes” Maiers will provide a “College Perspective” on the hottest basketball topics of the week. 1. All-American Team Discussion 2. Bill Self and March 3. Coaching […]

Sweet 16 Matchup Preview: Baylor vs South Carolina

For most College Basketball programs, making the Sweet 16 is a tremendous achievement as well as a golden opportunity. That is certainly the case for South Carolina and Baylor, who will duke it out for a spot in the Elite 8 in their third round matchup. This is one of the biggest games in either […]

Student Union Study Hall: Episode 7

  Student Union Study Hall is a weekly College Basketball recap produced by college students for college students. Each week Student Union writers Liam Smith, Austin Brown, and Luke “Big Takes” Maiers will provide a “College Perspective” on the hottest basketball topics of the week. 1. Most Exciting Player of Tournament 2. Most Intriguing Sweet […]

Student Union Study Hall: Episode 6

Student Union Study Hall is a weekly College Basketball recap produced by college students for college students. Each week Student Union writers Liam Smith, Austin Brown and Luke “Big Takes” Maiers will provide a “College Perspective” on the hottest basketball topics of the week. This Week’s Topics: 1. Final Four predictions 2. 5/12 upset watch […]

Student Union Player Spotlight: Junior Robinson

Junior Robinson School: Mt. Saint Mary Position: Point Guard Year: Junior Twitter: @JayLegacy0 We are only one game in to the First Four and the Madness is well underway. If you watched the First Four opener between Mt. Saint Mary’s and New Orleans, then junior guard Junior Robinson certainly caught your attention. Standing at 5’5″ and playing […]

UNC Wilmington Could Provide an Early Upset at the Big Dance

A lot of people write books not at the end of their career. Why you gotta wait until then? When you’re momentum’s going, that’s when people really want to get to know about you. -David Ortiz Despite the fact that Big Papi isn’t the most elegant speaker I could have quoted to start off this […]

Student Union Study Hall Episode 4

Student Union Study Hall is a weekly College Basketball recap produced by college students for college students. Each week Student Union writers Liam Smith, Austin Brown and Luke “Big Takes” Maiers will provide a “College Perspective” on the hottest basketball topics of the week. This Week’s Topics: 1. Gonzaga’s first loss of the season 2. […]

Student Union Player Spotlight: John Collins

John Collins School: Wake Forest Position: Power Forward Year: Sophomore Twitter: @Jc__20_ Draft Projection: 16th Overall Sometimes amazing players are overlooked by College Basketball fans simply due to the fact that they aren’t a part of a notable program and Wake Forest’s John Collins is a prime example of this. To be fair, John Collins isn’t really a […]

Instant Reaction: Kentucky Pulls Out a Close One Against Vandy On Senior Night

Final: Kentucky 73, Vanderbilt 67 From a fans perspective, the best part of SEC basketball is how competitive conference play is. On any given night a team with a 9-7 conference record like Vanderbilt can come out and give a top ten nationally ranked squad like Kentucky a run for their money. Obviously, thats exactly […]

Student Union Study Hall: Episode 3

Student Union Study Hall is a weekly College Basketball recap produced by college students for college students. Each week Student Union writers Liam Smith, Austin Brown and Luke “Big Takes” Maiers will provide a “College Perspective” on the hottest basketball topics of the week. This Week’s Topics: 1. John Calipari to the NBA? 2. Mark […]

Staff Reaction: Oregon Glow Unis

  So Oregon basketball has unveiled their new “glow-in-the-dark” uniforms for tonight’s game against Utah. Safe to say, our writers have some…opinions on them. Cody Goggin (@DaRealCG2) Glow-in-the-dark unis? Sure, sounds cool, right? Except for the logistics that basketball games are played in the bright lights of a gym.The glowing component of these uniforms is […]

UCLA Cheerleader Dies…Twice

This poor #UCLA cheerleader took TWO hard falls! pic.twitter.com/FM7WbZ7LCR — Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) February 10, 2017 Well…the title and video pretty much says it all. One long fall, one body slam, and one dead UCLA cheerleader. There is a possibility she was knocked out from the first fall and didn’t even feel it when that hardo […]

Student Union Study Hall: Episode One

Student Union Study Hall is a weekly College Basketball recap produced by college students for college students. Each week Student Union writers Liam Smith, Austin Brown and Luke “Big Takes” Maiers will provide a “College Perspective” on the hottest basketball topics of the week. Todays topics include: 1) Is Duke Back? 2) Is Gonzaga the Truth? […]

Student Union Player Spotlight: John Gillon

John Gillon School: Syracuse University Position: Point Guard Year: Senior Twitter: @John_Gillon1 In College Basketball, talented players are often overlooked by the mainstream media if they lack flashy, high-scoring statistics or aren’t surrounded by controversy like the Grayson Allen’s of the sport. But don’t worry, because thats exactly what the Student Union Player Spotlight is here for: […]

Dream 3v3 Squad

This past month, legendary hip-hop artist and actor Ice Cube announced that he would be launching the first ever professional 3 on 3 basketball league in 2017. Scheduled to begin its inaugural season in late June, BIG3 has already promised high level 3v3 action from a very talented cast of former NBA players; including Allen […]

Student Union Player Spotlight: Sindarius Thornwell

  Sindarius Thornwell School: University of South Carolina Position: Shooting Guard Year: Senior Twitter: @Sin_City_803 If you aren’t familiar with South Carolina basketball star Sindarius Thornwell, Gamecocks fans will tell you that he is one of the most exciting player’s in college basketball. In short, Sindarius Thornwell is a bad, bad man. Don’t believe me? Well take a […]

Three Teams That Will Win You Money This Season

From a handicapping perspective, there are two types of teams in College Basketball; teams that win and teams that cover. Whether you are the casual gambler or a complete degenerate, covering the spread will always be much more important than winning the game when your personal finances are on the line. So, in the spirit […]

Palmetto Rivals: Episode 10

Student Union presents the Palmetto Rivals podcast with Liam Smith. Liam and his guests talk college sports with perspectives straight from college campuses across the country. Student Union’s goal is to provide an outlet for any student who wishes to share their media on the sports we all love! Visit StudentUnionSports.com for more information. Welcome […]