USC’s “Garnet and Black” spring football game on Saturday, April 16th will be under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium, the university announced on Thursday. The exhibition will kickoff at 7pm and be a part of what the school is calling a “Big Gamecock Weekend” of activities. Admission to the game is free for all fans.
“Gamecock fans have always liked their football under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium,” USC head football coach Shane Beamer said in a media release announcing the event. “Our team will be fired up finishing a tough spring practice season performing in front of a great crowd for our Garnet and Black Spring Football Game.”
Festivities for the game will begin with a pre-game concert by Patrick Davis in the Gamecock Park amphitheater from 5 – 6:30 pm. Following the game, there will be a post-game fireworks show in Williams-Brice Stadium.
“Big Gamecock Weekend” will start on Thursday with the baseball team’s game against Ole Miss at 7 pm and continues Friday with Beach Volleyball against Georgia State and College of Charleston at Wheeler Beach, men’s tennis against Texas A&M at the Carolina Tennis Center and the baseball series with Ole Miss continuing at 7 pm. On Saturday, the “Cocky Trot 5K” will be held at Gamecock Park and surrounding areas. Other events on Saturday include the Gamecock Invitational Track & Field Meet at Cregger Track and Beach Volleyball against Florida Gulf Coast and Coastal Carolina.
“This promises to be a great weekend of activities for our fans,” Gamecock Athletics Director Ray Tanner noted in the media release. “Our staff has talked about putting a weekend of activities together like this for years and I am sure everyone will enjoy a ‘Big Gamecock Weekend’.”
The spring football game and the baseball game will be televised live on SEC Network+.