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Generous Gifts Are Making a Difference for Future of Basketball Programs

Over 200 Gamecocks have celebrated the historic seasons of Gamecock Men’s & Women’s Basketball with gifts to the first-ever Tournament Giving Challenge. As both programs advanced through the tournament, more and more Gamecocks stepped up to the challenge exceeding each goal. While the initial goal was $3,200, almost $25,000 has been raised to help […]

Legendary Fan has lifetime of memories with Gamecocks

Ike Cogburn didn’t grow up in Columbia, but he had an older brother who owned a restaurant in town and was also a huge South Carolina Gamecocks fan. After trying a few things after leaving school, Cogburn decided to head to Columbia to help his brother with Cogburn’s Grill, which later changed to Cogburn’s […]

Legendary Fan Herman Leslie: ‘It’s just great to be a Gamecock’

Herman Leslie was ordered to the University of South Carolina as part of the Navy’s V-12 College Training program during World War II, and once he was enrolled, he became a Gamecock and there was no looking back after that.
More than 70 years later, Herman Leslie is still one of the biggest Gamecock fans […]

Lifelong Gamecock fan receives ‘surreal’ honor as Legendary Fan

For the last couple of years, every time Rob Teal saw something promoting the Legendary Fan of the Game, he thought of one person – Betty Merck. Teal had grown up going to the First Baptist Church in Bishopville, and had formed a special relationship with Merck, who he called the biggest Gamecock fan […]

Tommy Suggs Garnet Way officially unveiled

For Tommy and Jane Suggs it has been a “marriage-long” dream of theirs to be able to give back to the University of South Carolina in a significant way with a substantial gift.
That’s why the evening of Friday, Sept. 16, was so special to them as before family and friends the Tommy Suggs Garnet […]

Track Alumnus Jim Schaper Continues to Go the Extra Mile

Jim Schaper is waiting, but he is not sitting still. The two-time All-American in track for South Carolina wants someone to break his long standing school record in the 1,500 meters, but that hasn’t stopped him from keeping up a torrid pace when it comes to success in his professional life and giving back […]

Football staff, Martin highlight Florence golf tournament

Will Muschamp knows how much the area means to the Gamecock Club and South Carolina athletics, which is why he made sure his staff was in attendance for the ninth annual William Rhea Memorial Golf Tournament at the Florence Country Club on Monday, May 16.

“It’s one of the most loyal clubs that we have,” […]

Gamecock Club on Spurrier donation: “He is a Gamecock”

It was not a surprise to Gamecock Club Executive Director Patrick McFarland.

Steve Spurrier has always gone above and beyond for the Gamecock Club.

Spurrier’s latest donation to the Gamecock Club came when he decided that instead of taking his final payment from the school he would instead give that more than $70,000 back to helping […]

Tanner on King family: “We’re honored that they care so much.”

The University of South Carolina does not take a backseat to anyone when it comes to athletic facilities.
The University is daily working to upgrade facilities for its current and future student-athletes because they know to compete in the SEC and nationally it is incredibly important.
Recently a project was completed that upgraded the practice facilities […]

Dodie Anderson steps up to make sure Gamecocks have ‘fun’

To the team – 

Here are your helmets in garnet, go out there and have FUN!

– Dodie

Love my Gamecocks

Forever to Thee
Dodie Anderson wrote the above words on the back of an envelope with a check that was given to South Carolina Director of Athletics Development Jack Wilson recently.

Inside the envelope was a check to cover […]