South Carolina Gamecocks Football Schedule in 2014
The South Carolina Gamecocks are ready to strut their stuff
on the football field this season as they take on some of the best teams in the sport of college pigskin. The Gamecocks are
looking to rise to the top in the SEC standings this season, and fans have high hopes after a strong spring. The Gamecocks
got some great practices out of their players in spring ball, and the team looked good in their spring game. Only one player
was injured in the game, and the coaches got a look at some youngsters in game action for the first time since they recruited
The Gamecocks have a schedule absolutely loaded with great matchups at home this season, and one of the
biggest of those games will be played on September 13th when the Georgia Bulldogs come to down. Georgia and South Carolina
have a great rivalry that dates back a long time, and the fireworks on the field are incredible every time they line up against
South Carolina faces another big matchup on November 1st when the Tennessee Volunteers hit the field at
Williams Brice Stadium. The Vols have some talented players that would love to leave South Carolina with a big SEC win, but
the Gamecocks players will be doing whatever they can to prevent that. If you love SEC action, then this is the game to attend.
However, there are plenty of thrilling matchups on the docket in 2014 as well.
South Carolina Gamecocks Football
As part of the powerhouse Southeastern Conference, the South Carolina Gamecocks have their work cut out for
them every single year when football season rolls around. The Gamecocks have been part of the SEC for decades, and have last
took home the SEC East title in 2010, when the Gamecocks took down No. 1-ranked Alabama as well as Florida for the win. Since
1992, the SEC has been split into two divisions, with South Carolina competing in the Eastern Division alongside the Florida
Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, Tennessee Volunteers, Missouri Tigers and Vanderbilt Commodores. The Gamecocks'
winning streak dates back to the 1930s, when the South Carolina football team became Southern Conference Champions for the
first time in 1933, and the wins keep stacking up for the South Carolina football squad. Come out to an upcoming home football
game at the Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the Gamecocks to another big victory this season.
Where NCAA has the
Big Dance in college basketball, so it also has bowl games in NCAA football. There are tons of bowl games to get excited about
during the holiday season, and especially when the South Carolina Gamecocks are involved. Aside from division titles, which
the Gamecocks took home most recently in 2010, the team has also amassed 18 bowl appearances, including multiple berths in
the Gator Bowl, Liberty Bowl and Outback Bowl. The Gamecocks' most recent wins have been in 2006 at the Liberty Bowl over
Houston, 2012 in the Capital One Bowl over Nebraska, and 2013 in the Outback Bowl over Michigan. In divisional championships,
the Gamecocks have been a strong competitor in the SEC East, making it to the Eastern conference in 2010 but losing to Auburn
for the title.
If you remember names like Sterling Sharpe, Steve Wadiak, George Rogers or Mike Johnson, you might be
a fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks. All of these players' numbers (2, 37, 38, and 56, respectively) have been retired by
the Gamecocks, and Rogers especially made a name for himself outside of the ranks of South Carolina. While playing for the
Gamecocks, Rogers won the Heisman Trophy in 1980, and he was named as the only Gamecocks player to be named to the College
Football Hall of Famers (alongside Gamecocks coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier). After earning All-American honors, Rogers
went on to play for the NFL for seven years, drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft for the New Orleans Saints
and retiring in 1987 with the Washington Redskins. During his tenure in the NFL, Rogers was named the NFL Offensive Rookie
of the Year (1981), was a two-time Pro Bowl pick (in 1981 and 1982) and even helped the Redskins to a Super Bowl victory (in
1987). Today, football fans heading to South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium will notice that the road that runs along the
north end of the stadium has been named after the school's most famed football player, known as George Rogers Boulevard. Rogers
still holds Top 10 records in the NFL, and is second to Eric Dickerson in rushing yards during a rookie season, with 1,674
College football provides fans that attend games with a great experience every time
out, as these student athletes are always prepared to give every ounce of effort they have in order to secure the victory
on the field. It's truly inspiring to watch these amateur competitors do it all on the field, even though many of them will
never make a career out of the game of football. When you're there in the stands you're sure to see some of the top athletes
in the world on the gridiron, and some of those players will go on to star in the NFL.
South Carolina Gamecocks
What National Football League team did South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier coach earlier
in his career?
The answer is the Washington Redskins.
South Carolina Gamecocks Football Fans
football is all about rivalries, and the fans of the South Carolina Gamecocks love a good rivalry matchup. The South Carolina
Gamecocks have absolutely no shortage of rivals thanks to their involvement in the Southeastern Conference, although there
are a few teams that bring even more fans flocking to the football stadium than others. The Clemson Tigers are undoubtedly
the Gamecocks' biggest rivals on the football field, and the teams have been battling each other on the turf annually since
1896. When the Gamecocks and Tigers square off, the resulting matchup is known as The Palmetto Bowl in the SEC, and the game
is most always televised nationally. The Gamecocks are also big rivals of the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators, which are
also SEC Eastern powerhouses. Regardless of the conference matchup, the South Carolina Gamecocks always have their A-game
on tap when Southeastern Conference teams come knocking.