The University of South Carolina campus in Columbia was the scene of a lot of solar eclipse activities Monday.
The Gamecocks’ gameday theme, “2001,” played from within Williams-Brice Stadium at 2:41 p.m. as the eclipse reached totality, with the football team watching from high atop the venue. The team even started a “Game! Cocks!” chant with fans watching nearby.
The Carolina Band played “Total Eclipse of the Heart” just minutes earlier.
A’ja Wilson and the South Carolina women’s basketball team also gathered together to experience the eclipse, whose totality lasted two minutes and 30 seconds as predicted.
All the happenings took place ahead of the football team’s open practice scheduled for Monday evening.
Here’s what things looked like during the big event: