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USC getting ready for 'College GameDay'

“College GameDay,” ESPN’s quintessential college spirit event, is coming to the Horseshoe, and Carolina is getting ready!

Beginning Thursday, ESPN crews will be setting up on the Horseshoe near the Maxcy Monument for the cable network’s acclaimed college-football showcase program, which will air Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. – noon.

Sumter Street will be closed in front of the Horseshoe beginning Wednesday night and will remain closed until 5 p.m. Saturday.

Jerry Brewer, associate vice president for Student Affairs, said "GameDay," which precedes the USC-Alabama football game later in the day at Williams-Brice, will be an opportunity to showcase not just the historic Horseshoe but also the university’s students, loyal fans and academic programs.

“This is an opportunity to show viewers across the nation just how special the University of South Carolina is,” he said. “'GameDay' is a quintessential spirit event, and there’s no better way to warm up for an exciting game.”

The three-hour program gets under way on ESPNU before switching to ESPN at 10 a.m. In addition to the live broadcast Saturday, ESPN will run taped segments featuring the university on Friday.

Brewer said the university is taking care to be sure the event is safe and festive. No coolers or alcohol will be allowed.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early Saturday. The university will provide shuttles to Williams Brice Stadium before the game. For more information on shuttle service, go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/gameday.html#football.

For updated information, go to http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/100610aaa.html.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 10/06/10 @ 9:00 PM | Updated: 10/08/10 @ 4:42 PM | Permalink

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