COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina will again open its football
season on Thursday night.
ESPN has decided to open its 2013 broadcast schedule by showing the
Gamecocks' game against North Carolina. The game is now scheduled for Aug. 29.
When the Gamecocks originally announced their schedule months ago, the opener
was set for Saturday, Aug. 31.
South Carolina has been a regular on ESPN's opening game since coach Steve
Spurrier arrived in 2005. The Gamecocks have played the network's opening game
six times, winning them all.
The draw for this year's South Carolina team is defensive lineman Jadeveon
Clowney, an all-American likely playing his last year for the Gamecocks before
entering the NFL draft.