The University of South Carolina's official mascot is "Cocky." The garnet and black plumed gamecock captured National Championship titles as the No. 1 mascot in 1986 and 1994. Introduced in 1980 as his father's (Big Spur) replacement, Cocky can be seen at most South Carolina athletic events and is a fan favorite among young and old.
History and Biography of Cocky
One of Cocky's trademarks that is highly recognized by all Gamecock fans is his 2001 Magic Box entrance. The spectacular entrance can be seen at every home football game when the Gamecocks take the field. The Magic Box entrance is one of many things that Cocky does to get the crowd pumped up and cheering for the Gamecocks. Cocky can be seen pepping the crowd up not only at football games, but at men's and women's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, golf, track, and tennis events as well. Cocky also does many appearances around the community as well, so be sure to catch him at either an athletic or community event.