Bill Currier began his speech with a story.

“Forty-four years ago, last month, I was sitting in the Roost cafeteria eating the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life,” the former Gamecock said. “Not that my mom wasn’t a good cook, but Mrs. K was the best there was.”

The audience of about 350 laughed.

It was a night of many at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium, as eight former Gamecock athletes were inducted to the now 177-member University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame.

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