Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Paul Dietzel announces that only 1,500 tickets remain for the upcoming 1970 season. Dietzel says that 21,500 have been sold.
Demand is high after claiming the 1969 ACC championship and a Peach Bowl berth. However, the team’s last year as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference was somewhat disappointing, finishing with a 4-6-1 record.
The Gamecocks assumed independent status for the 1971 season, and remained so until joining the SEC for the 1992 season.