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South Carolina Football – Traditions, Superstitions, Tailgating, Cheers, Mascots, and More!

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College Football – A South Carolina Tradition

The culture surrounding college football games stirs passion in the hearts of many South Carolinians. We've gathered stories about your favorite traditions, cheers, customs, and superstitions. Here they are, gathered in one place, for everyone to enjoy!

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University of South Carolina Carolina Gamecocks

Chicken Curse or not, no one can deny the fierce loyalty of Gamecock fans. The team's rowdy entrance into Williams-Brice Stadium to the theme song of "2001 – A Space Odyssey" is something every South Carolinian should experience, and the famous Cockabooses offer a tailgating venue like none other.
Read more about USC Football Traditions.
Clemson Tigers

Where did Howard's Rock come from? Why do fans wave make-believe caps in the air? How did the tradition of The Hill arise, and what is "A House Divided"? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Clemson Football Traditions.
South Carolina State Bulldogs

South Carolina State University has a winning tradition in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, but the school is especially famous for its fantastic band, the Marching 101. Many SC State traditions center around the 101. In fact, before every home game, fans line the street to enjoy the band as it makes its way to Dawson Stadium. Learn more at SC State Football Traditions.
Citadel Bulldogs

No other SC football team can match the Citadel for style! The cadets march onto the field en masse 20 minutes before the start of a home game, and the freshman class forms a giant "C" for the team to run through. After touchdowns, the firing of the cannons creates "an electric atmosphere," says Charlie, a loyal Citadel fan. Learn more about Citadel Football Traditions.
Furman Paladins

When Sir Paladin and his horse Fury race across the field, Furman fans go wild! What's the best part about Furman football? "It blends the talents of an academically-focused college environment with the tradition of athletic success," says Alan, a Paladin fan from Pawleys Island. Read more about Furman Football Traditions.

Wofford Terriers

Wofford's outstanding academics and competitive athletics herald a strong SC tradition of excellence. With impressive wins over in-state SoCon peers and two nailbiting losses to Carolina in the past years, Wofford has made a name for itself as the 'upset threat!' Read more about Wofford Football Traditions.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

What the heck is a Chanticleer – and how do you pronounce it? In their short football history, Coastal Carolina has already captured four Big South Conference Championships and two FCS playoff berths. Read more about Coastal Carolina Football Traditions.

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Help share your school's traditions with others. Use this form to send us your SC college football customs, superstitions, and cheers – plus your favorite tailgating tips! We'll publish your story, and we'll credit you and your hometown.

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