Wondering what a Gamecock is? Most people do, by definition a Gamecock is a rooster of a fighting breed, or a rooster bred and trained to fight. However, at the University of South Carolina a Gamecock is a member of the football team. The South Carolina Gamecocks are an NCAA Division-I football team that competes as a part of the Southeastern Conference in the Eastern Division. Although the name may draw a laugh from a frat boy or two, this team is highly competitive and has shown that true to the Gamecock moniker they know how to fight it out on the field.
Since the first University of South Carolina football season in 1892, the USC Gamecocks have accumulated an All-Time Record of 528-529-44, a Conference Champion Title, a Heisman Trophy recipient and over 50 All-American players. Under the leadership of current South Carolina Gamecocks Head Coach Steve Spurrier, the Gamecocks football team has made it to 3 postseason bowl games in 4 years, including the 2008 Outback Bowl and the 2006 Liberty Bowl.
Former South Carolina Gamecocks roster members have proven that they can hold their own outside of Williams-Brice Stadium, home of the Gamecocks. Currently there are 23 Gamecocks graduates playing in the NFL. These players including, John Abraham of the Atlanta Falcons and Andre Goodman of the Denver Broncos, are a great source of pride for the USC Gamecocks fans and alumni.
The South Carolina Gamecocks jerseys are black and garnet and can always be seen all over Columbia, South Carolina on game days. Fans can also be counted on to sing the University of South Carolina fight song, "The Fighting Gamecocks Lead the Way". On game days South Carolina fans get excited to have their picture taken with the South Carolina mascot, Cocky. All of this fan spirit and excitement only doubles when the Gamecocks face-off against rivals the Clemson Tigers. However, no matter who the Gamecocks are playing South Carolina games always provide entertainment and high-energy football.
Buy South Carolina Gamecocks tickets today and catch a game from the stadium instead of your sofa, because lets face it you shouldn't be able to sink into your seat while watching football...