Spring Game Set For Saturday

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- The University of South Carolina football team will wrap up its spring drills on Saturday, April 13, with the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game. Admission is free for the 1 p.m. contest at Williams-Brice Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 with Anish Shroff providing the play-by-play and Matt Stinchcomb handling the color commentary. The game will also be shown on ESPNU on a delayed basis.

The spring game is scheduled for four 12-minute quarters. The clock will stop during the first half and will run continuously in the second half. The annual football spring awards will be presented by Head Coach Steve Spurrier at halftime. Also at halftime, former college and NFL great Ted Hendricks will be on hand to present Jadeveon Clowney with his trophy as the 2012 winner of the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s top defensive end.

Several other activities will be going on in and around the stadium as part of the spring game.

Prior to the game, Patrick Davis, a singer-songwriter originally from Camden, S.C., will hold a free concert in the Farmer’s Market amphitheater beginning at 11 a.m. In addition, the Gamecock Club is again hosting the popular Fan Fest event before and after the game. Before the game, a Cornhole Tournament and a Tailgate competition for pre-registered participants will take place in the Gamecock Village area of the Farmer’s Market. Approximately 30 minutes after the game, Fan Fest will move inside Williams-Brice. Fans will be allowed on to the field for photo opportunities, field goal attempts and other assorted stations of activities.

The 2013 football poster will be available for fans in the Gamecock Village area beginning at 9 a.m. Fans are allowed up to five posters per person while supplies last. Lettermen will once again be selling the spring game program for $5.

Parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Farmer’s Market, with the exception of the premium lots closest to the stadium, and the ETV lots, will open at 9 a.m. for $10 each. The Fairgrounds will open Gates 6 and 10 at 9 a.m. for $10 per spot. Seawell’s will open its grass lot at 9:30 a.m. for $5. The Athletics Department’s Key Road parking lot will open at 9 a.m. and is free.

Over 34,000 fans attended the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game, just shy of the record crowd of 38,806 at the 2005 spring game, the first under head coach Steve Spurrier.

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