University of South Carolina students get a rare chance to camp out on the Horseshoe Friday night, an effort to boost the excitement for ESPN’s College GameDay broadcasts Saturday morning. Here are some of the fun rules and regulations as released by the university Wednesday:
The university’s full guidelines:
ESPN College GameDay on the Horseshoe Activities and Guidelines
ESPN College GameDay will broadcast from the Horseshoe on the University of South Carolina campus this Saturday, Oct. 6.
To help USC students get excited for GameDay and Carolina’s game against Georgia, the Department of Student Life will provide poster-making supplies for students to make signs for the broadcast on Friday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Greene Street in front of the Russell House. Cocky and the cheerleaders will be there during this time, and “Sandstorm” will play at noon. In addition, students can participate in the Cornhole Challenge presented by the Home Depot and Coke Zero from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The winning team will receive two VIP backstage passes to College GameDay. Advance sign-up is required at www.bit.ly/usc-cornhole.
USC students will be allowed to camp on the east end of the Horseshoe between the GameDay set and the McKissick Museum from 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. All tents and gear must be removed from the Horseshoe by 7 a.m., as the ESPN pit area opens at 7 a.m. Students can rent tents, sleeping bags and other equipment from Outdoor Recreation, which is part of Campus Recreation. For more information, visit http://campusrec.sc.edu/orec or stop by the Outdoor Recreation office at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center to rent the gear.
The following guidelines are in place for students visiting and spending the night on the Horseshoe on Friday, Oct. 5 and during the day on Saturday, Oct. 6. All university policies will be enforced.
Carolina students are the greatest Gamecock fans, and we all want the GameDay events to be supportive of our Gamecocks. Cheer for the Gamecocks, and let’s be silent when our opponents are mentioned both on Saturday, Oct. 6, and the orange crowd we play later in October and November. Home field advantage for the team starts Friday night on the Horseshoe and continues through the game Saturday. Carolina students will be a major influence on the game’s outcome.
Gamecock Fans Code of Conduct
Gamecock fans are encouraged to wear garnet and black to games and to enthusiastically support the Gamecocks in good sportsmanlike fashion. In the spirit of sportsmanship, Gamecock fans shall: