Getting tips from the Gamecocks’ head ball coach

ccope@thestate.comApril 5, 2014 

— A few hundred women gathered at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday morning to watch the Gamecocks scrimmage – and then take the field themselves for some tips during Coach Steve Spurrier’s annual Ladies Clinic.

One of the littlest ladies was 2½ -year-old Lucy Hancock.

Lucy had on a black and garnet USC cotton cheerleading outfit on with washable princess tattoos on the back of her hands. She hung onto the railing outside of The Zone and watched the football players practice.

“She loves to run,” her mom, Karla Hancock, of Greenville said in anticipation of them eventually taking to the field themselves.

Their friends and family have season tickets, and they go whenever there are extras.

Last season during the Coastal Carolina game, Lucy was cheering during a fight song and her face appeared on the Jumbotron, her mom said.

The Ladies Clinic was just one of an array of outdoor events scheduled for a sunny, warm Saturday in the Midlands.

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