Garnet Army invades Colonial Life Arena
During the 2008-09 season, South Carolina men's basketball gained a rowdy and boistrious new student section. The Garnet Army debuted in dramatic fashion against No. 24 Florida at Colonial Life Arena on Jan. 21, 2009. The crowd helped propel South Carolina to a last-second upset win over the Gators. The Garnet Army dons identifiable garnet, gray and white camouflage T-shirts for its official gear. The impact the Garnet Army had in just a short time was evident, as the student section was featured in a Coke Zero commercial that ran during the 2009 NCAA Final Four.