One hour and 20 minutes before kickoff vs. Mississippi State University - November 2, 2013
"Carolina fans are the best fans in the SEC and probably just in college football in general. I've been to Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia with the band and there is no comparison," say university feature twirler Catherine Ramirez (2010-2014). With the the completion of Gamecock Park, a fifty acre tailgating facility on the former site of the farmer's market in 2012, the university has created one of the finest game day atmospheres in the nation. The area provides a gorgeous area for the pre-game pep rally, open spaces for concerts, permanent restrooms (no porta-potties), fields to play ball, tree lined walkways and a promenade that erupts with electricity as the team and band make their official entrance to the stadium.