1. The South Carolina football team will take the field at 7:15 p.m. Monday, with a scheduled two-hour practice slated to start at 7:35 p.m. The workout is open to fans, and admission is free. Take note that the clear bag policy that’s the norm on gamedays will be in effect for this practice.
2. Fans will be allowed to park for free in Gamecock Park and sit in sections 1-9 on the lower west side of the stadium. The parking lot will open at 6 p.m. and Gates 17 and 20 at Williams-Brice Stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. There will be limited concession available on the west main concourse.
3. Tens of thousands of people are expected in town for the solar eclipse, with at least 2,000 of them across from Williams-Brice at a viewing event at the State Fair. USC is expecting plenty of fans, with some spill-over from the fair crowd to make its way over for the practice. “We’re expecting a huge crowd. It will be a lot of fun,” head coach Will Muschamp said.
4. Monday isn’t an official scrimmage, but USC is expected to have some “team periods” of practice where you’ll see the offense line up against the defense. There’s typically a period of 7-on-7 work as well as 11-on-11. It will mark the Gamecocks’ 18th practice of fall camp. There are 26 total practices before the season opener Sept. 2 against N.C. State in Charlotte.
5. You can take photos or video through period 3 of the practice. Players will not be available for autographs before, during or after the practice session. Practice will move indoors and be closed to the public if there’s stormy weather.