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University of South Carolina Gamecocks

Home of the Gamecocks, the University of South Carolina is located in Columbia, South Carolina close to the South Carolina State House. The university was founded in 1801 and has recently been ranked as an ‘up and coming university’. Students, alumni, and fans alike could not agree more! Not only is the University of South Carolina an incredible learning institution it upholds a successful athletic department.


The Gamecocks’ football team are a part of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Interestingly, the Gamecocks played in the ACC from 1953 through 1970. The Gamecocks’ pride their very own Joe Morrison for being named National Coach of the Year, as well as their three coaches who were named SEC Coach of the Year and a ACC Coach of the Year. The team has produced a Heisman winner, a 1969 ACC championship win, and six bowl appearances.


Like all other highly competitive football schools, the Gamecocks’ have their fair share of rivals. Clemson, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri all make the list. Gameocks’ fans proudly support their mascot, Cocky, and wear the school colors of garnet and black.


Whether at Williams-Brice Stadium home games, tailgates, sorority functions, alumni events, or away games, you can find fans proudly decked out in garnet and black! Gameday outfits are past being boring. Now, you can shop Gameday Allure for amazing options in garnet and black that are trendy, fit any style, and are sure to catch the eye of other spectators!

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 Tailgate Recipe:

South Carolina is the heart of the old south, which means the heart of southern cooking!

* Even though the University is located in Columbia, Charleston is a hot spot in South Carolina. We decided to pull a Food Network Top 50 tailgating recipe for y’all with this "Charleston Cheese Dip”. Enjoy!


1/2 cup mayonnaise
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 dash cayenne pepper
8 butter crackers, crushed, such as Ritz
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Corn chips, crackers or bagel chips, for serving


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and cayenne pepper. Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish, such as a 9-inch pie pan. Top the mixture with the cracker crumbs and bake until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and top with the bacon. Serve immediately with corn chips, crackers or bagel chips.

Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010


Charleston Cheese Dip

Gamecock Mimosa

Heads up, after a few glasses you may feel like you are a true gamecock and believe you can fly away. This drink is the perfect way to start off an early gameday - it's pure class in a glass! Enjoy your Gamecock Mimosas... even if you are sipping it out of a red solo cup.

1 cocktail
¼ cup vodka
¼ cup champagne
½ cup cranberry juice
Crushed ice
2 strips orange zest (each about ¼ inch wide and 2 inches long)
• Combine vodka, champagne and juice in large-stemmed red wine glass. Add crushed ice and stir until mixture is well chilled. Twist orange strips over glass, drop in and serve.

GameDay Allure hopes those of age enjoy our cocktails! We would also like to remind you to have fun when tailgating and to drink responsibly.