Perhaps you thought college football was gone until August. If so, you thought incorrectly. South Carolina begins its spring practice on March 4, which is, like, next friggin' week. The Gamecocks will hold fifteen practices -- the maximum allowed by the NCAA -- culminating in the 2014 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
This will be your first chance to see Abu Lamin suiting up for the Gamecocks and to size up the suitors for the defensive end positions vacated by Jadeveon Clowney and Chaz Sutton. There's also the business of Dylan Thompson taking his first practice reps as the unquestioned No. 1 starter.
All practices will be open to the public unless the coaching staff changes its mind at some point. (That'll probably happen.) Practices in bold are scrimmages.
|Practice No. 1||March 4||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 2||March 6||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 3||March 18||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 4||March 20||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 5||March 21||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 6||March 25||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 7||March 27||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 8||March 28||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 9||March 29||10 a.m.|
|Practice No. 10||April 1||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 11||April 3||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 12||April 5||10 a.m.|
|Practice No. 13||April 8||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 14||April 11||4:15 p.m.|
|Practice No. 15||April 12||Noon*|
*Garnet & Black Spring Game, airing on ESPNU
Please take note of the following should you choose to attend:
Most afternoon practices will take place at the Bluff Road practice fields beginning at 4:15. Saturday scrimmages will take place at Williams-Brice Stadium beginning at 10 a.m. All dates and times are subject to change.
Persons with cameras will be permitted to shoot the first 30 minutes of each practice only. After that, no still or video photography will be allowed during the practice sessions without prior consent from the Athletics Media Relations department. Players will not be available for autographs before, during or after the practice sessions. In addition, pets are not permitted on the practice fields. All fans and media attending the practice sessions must stay behind the yellow rope.