With a tornado watch in effect and the possibility for severe weather Monday evening, the celebration to honor Dawn Staley’s NCAA national championship team has been postponed.
Details of a celebratory event to be held in conjunction with a parade will be announced later this week, the school announced.
The South Carolina women’s basketball team captured its first national championship and the seventh in school history Sunday night with a 67-55 win over Mississippi State.
A parade in Columbia to honor the Gamecocks is to be held this Sunday at 3 p.m., Mayor Steve Benjamin said Monday afternoon. The university band, cheerleaders and mascot Cocky all will be part of the event that is to end with a rally on the State House grounds.