USC adjusts spring football game start time – The State

South Carolina football’s annual Garnet and Black Spring Game will start earlier than expected.

Kickoff for the game will be noon instead of 2 p.m. to give fans plenty of time to watch football and get prepared for the South Carolina basketball team’s 6:09 p.m. Final Four game against Gonzaga.

Admission is free. The Williams-Brice Stadium gates will open at 10:30 am. Fans are asked to sit in the lower bowl of the stadium. The clear bag policy will be enforced for the game.

A planned Saturday groundbreaking for the Gamecocks’ football operations building and the lettermen’s flag football game have been postponed.

The game will televised live on SEC Network with Taylor Zarzour and Greg McElroy in the booth and Peter Burns working the sidelines. Local radio coverage will be provided by 107.5 The Game.

The game is the culmination of this year’s spring practices in the second year under coach Will Muschamp.

The 2017 football schedule posters will be available in Gamecock Village, which will open at 8 am. Fans are allowed up to five posters per person while supplies last. Lettermen will once again be selling the official spring game program for $5.

Parking info

▪  Parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

▪  The Key Road lot will open at 8 am and is free to the public.

▪  The fairgrounds lots (entrance through Gate 6 only) and Gamecock Park will open at 8 am, with spots available for $10 per vehicle.

▪  As construction continues along Bluff Road, reduced lanes are in effect from National Guard Road to Rosewood and fairgrounds Gate 10 off Bluff Road will not be opened.

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Preview: South Carolina’s Football Operations Center

The latest renderings for South Carolina’s 110,000-square-foot Football Operations Center that is expected to open sometime in 2018. (Quackenbush Architects and Ginsler Sports)

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