South Carolina will hold its annual Garnet and Black spring game Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Here's what you need to know.
Stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m., with the game starting at 1 p.m. Admission is free, and all seating is general admission.
The "Black" team will be led by quarterbacks Connor Shaw and Seth Strickland, while the "Garnet" team will be directed by Dylan Thompson and Andrew Clifford. The first half will consist of two periods of 12 minutes each with the clock operated under normal game situations. The second half will have a running clock.
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There will be an awards presentation on the field at halftime.
For fans unable to attend, the game will be videostreamed live on ESPN3, with Bill Rosinski and Randy Shannon describing the action.
The fairgrounds will open at 11 a.m. ($10 for parking). The SCETV lot will open at 9 a.m. ($10). The Key Road lot will open at 9 a.m. (free parking).
The Farmers Market area will be closed and will not offer parking for the game.
The 2011 football poster will be available at a table in front of the Gamecock Gear Store on the North End Zone side of the stadium.
At 11 a.m., tailback Marcus Lattimore and center T.J. Johnson will take part in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes session with team chaplain Adrian Despres on the field at Williams-Brice. It is open to the public. Enter the stadium through Gate 16 in the south end zone.
South Carolina will unveil a commemorative marker for the 2010 SEC East champions on the south side of the Williams-Brice Stadium at halftime of the spring game. “The ‘69 ACC Champions, they are not going to the only ones on our wall over here anymore,” head coach Steve Spurrier said.
Postgame Fan Fest
After the game, as part of the Gamecock Club’s first Fan Fest, fans will be allowed to enter the field via the players entrance while “2001” is played and participate in skills challenges and kids’ activities on the field. The Fan Fest will begin about 30 minutes after the game.
Activities will also include photo opportunities with the SEC Eastern Division Champions trophy and the Hardee's Trophy, Cocky and the cheerleaders, a cornhole tournament, select players from the 2010 team signing autographs, and more, all to live music from Tokyo Joe.