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This Week's Home Events: Volleyball, W.Soccer Home Openers, Football Parties

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Juliette Thevenin Temple MVP award.jpegThe 2011 season kicks off in earnest this week with several home events. Volleyball will play four matches this weekend as part of the Gamecock Invitational Tournament fresh off their three-game sweep to win the Temple Invitational Championship this past weekend and SEC Offensive Player of the Week Honors for sophomore Juliette Thévenin. No. 21-ranked Women's Soccer debuts at Stone Stadium for their home opener on Friday vs. Northeastern after opening the season with four games on the road, winning two shutouts over East Carolina and Arizona. Football kicks off the season in Charlotte on Saturday vs. ECU with several associated events here in Columbia, including Thursday's Wild Wing Cafe Street Party & Pep Rally and Saturday's official watch party at Buffalo Wild Wings Northeast.

Season tickets are still available for Volleyball, Women's Soccer and Men's Soccer on for $25 each for adults and $10 each for youth.

Thursday, September 1st

Wild Wing Street Party & Pep Rally - 3:30 p.m.
Wild Wing Cafe in the Vista - 729 Lady St.
"Carolina Calls" 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, September 2nd

Volleyball vs. Gardner-Webb - 12:00 p.m. (Gamecock Invitational Tournament)
Free pompoms and team posters
-Volleyball claimed the Temple Invitational title this past weekend with a three-game sweep.
- Juliette Thévenin earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors as well as Temple Invitational MVP and most valuable attacker honors, averaging 4.80 kills and 4.90 digs per set during the three matches.
-Gamecock Invitational - first chance of four this weekend to see the Gamecocks in action

Cross Country - Gamecock Invitational (5K) - 6:00 p.m.
Fort Jackson
-Only chance to see the Gamecock Cross Country team in action at home this season

Women's Soccer vs. Northeastern - 7:00 p.m.
Free pompoms and  team posters
-Home opener after their opening four-game road trip (wins over Arizona and East Carolina, losses to Arizona State and No. 12 Duke)

Volleyball vs. Davidson - 7:30 p.m.
Free pompoms and team posters
-Gamecock Invitational

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Volleyball vs.  Elon - 12:00 p.m.
Free pompoms and team posters
-Gamecock Invitational

Volleyball vs. UNC Asheville - 7:00 p.m.
Free pompoms and team posters
-Gamecock Invitational- last chance to see the Gamecocks in action at home before their SEC home season opener (Sept. 25 vs. Tennessee)

Football vs. ECU - 7:00 p.m. - Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte
Click here for information on fan events in Charlotte on Friday and Saturday.

Buffalo Wild Wings Watch Party
For every away game this football season a Buffalo Wild Wings location in the Columbia area will be hosting the official watch party. This week Gamecock fans go to:

Buffalo Wild Wings Northeast
10056 Two Notch Road (next to Lowe's)
Columbia, SC

- Live broadcast of the Gamecock Radio Network pregame show from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
-Carolina Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount* on all food items (excludes alcohol) when they show their card.
- Register to win great prizes from Gamecock Athletics, Buffalo Wild Wings, and the Midlands Buick, GMC dealers. Fans can also enjoy: Photos with Cocky and Blaze, the Buffalo Wild Wings mascot, Gamecock Bounce House for the kids, and The Carolina Girls handing out Gamecock temporary tattoos

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