The Gamecocks compete in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Steve Spurrier is now the head coach, and the team plays its home games at Williams‐ Brice Stadium, also known as "The Cockpit". It is the 20th largest stadium in college football. The Carolina‐Clemson Football Rivalry is the largest sporting event in the state of South Carolina. Since 1960, this game has switched between both teams' home stadiums. It has been called the "Palmetto Bowl." South Carolina's so‐called "border rivalry" with Georgia dates all the way back to 1894.
USC 2012 Gamecocks Football Schedule Thursday 08/30/12 Saturday 09/08/12 Saturday 09/15/12 Saturday 09/22/12 Saturday 09/29/12 Saturday 10/06/12 Saturday 10/13/12 Saturday 10/20/12 Saturday 10/27/12 Saturday 11/03/12 Saturday 11/10/12 Saturday 11/17/12 Saturday 11/24/12 Saturday 12/01/12
at Vanderbilt Commodores Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN East Carolina Pirates Williams‐Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC UAB Blazers Williams‐Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC Missouri Tigers Williams‐Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC at Kentucky Wildcats Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY Georgia Bulldogs Williams‐Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC at LSU Tigers Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA at Florida Gators Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL Tennessee Volunteers Williams‐Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC Open Date Arkansas Razorbacks Williams‐Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC Wofford Terriers Williams‐Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC at Clemson Tigers Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC SEC Championship Game Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
The Gamecocks The unique name, “Gamecocks”, came from Thomas Sumter, a South Carolina war hero who was nicknamed "The Carolina Gamecock" during the American Revolution for his fierce tactics in battle, despite his diminutive physical size or the small size of his regiment. In describing how Sumter fought, a British General said that Sumter "fought like a gamecock." Despite only having a few national titles, several league championships and tournament titles have been won over the years. Tim Brando of CBS Sports was quoted saying "You won't find any more loyal fans in the country than those who follow the South Carolina Gamecocks."
Opponent East Carolina Pirates Georgia Bulldogs Navy Midshipmen Vanderbilt Commodores Auburn Tigers Kentucky Wildcats Mississippi State Bulldogs Tennessee Volunteers Arkansas Razorbacks Florida Gators The Citadel Bulldogs Clemson Tigers
Result Won 56‐37 Won 45‐42 Won 24‐21 Won 21‐3 Lost 16‐13 Won 54‐3 Won 14‐12 Won 14‐3 Lost 44‐28 Won 17‐12 Won 41‐20 Won 34‐13
2012 Capital One Bowl Nebraska Cornhuskers
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