SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETICS MARKETING

Mailing Address
Rice Athletics Center
1304 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Contact Information
Phone: (803) 576-9189
Fax: (803) 777-5280
sportsmarketing@sc.edu

Quick Links
Donation Request | Promotions | Licensing | Social Media/Connect
Student Rewards | Group Sales | Reading With the Gamecocks | Active Gamecocks
Poster Store | Interns | Policies

Eric Nichols
Associate AD/Marketing
E-mail Eric
Josh Waters
Marketing Director
E-mail Josh
Lauryn Dugan
Assistant Director
E-mail Lauryn
Brittany Lane
Coordinator of Digital/Social Media
E-mail Brittany
Heather Royal
Marketing Assistant
E-mail Heather
Amber Wise
Marketing Assistant
E-mail Amber

 Donation Requests

The University of South Carolina Athletics Department may be able to provide a requested item for charitable and community events. All requests must be evaluated for compliance with NCAA regulations and institutional policies and procedures. We are happy to process your request once complete information is received; however, please understand that we are unable to guarantee that an item will be provided.

As these requests take time to go through the entire compliance process, please allow a minimum of four weeks for the University to approve your request. To submit your donation request, please visit the link below.

Donation Requests

 Promotions

The Marketing Department has various promotional games and giveaways at athletic events. In the attached link, you can find promotional schedules for the 2012-2013 seasons for Football, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Men's Basketball, and Women's Basketball. Future schedules will be posted as they arise. All schedules are subject to change.

Promotions

 Licensing

The mission of the Office of Trademarks and Licensing is to insure (1) proper use of those trademarks, service marks, logos, and insignias that have come to be associated with the University of South Carolina; (2) generate income to support and enhance the scholastic missions of the University of South Carolina; and (3) protect the university's reputation, good name and image by permitting only appropriate uses and assuring that only quality products bear the institution's name, initials or marks.

For more information on licensing, you can visit the main University Licensing page below.

University Licensing

 Social Media/Connect

South Carolina Athletics is proud to to rank in the top 20 in the entire NCAA in Facebook Fans, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers. To keep up with all of the excitement of Gamecock Athletics, including exclusive coverage, visit the the Connect Page. This has all of the following official pages and accounts on it:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • Pinterest
  • Google Plus
  • The Garnet Insider
  • GamecocksOnline Mobile App
 Student Rewards

Launched in 2009, the Gamecock Student Rewards program is designed to reward students for their attendance at all University of South Carolina athletic events. By attending events, students can earn points for FREE Under Armour Gear as well as points to have a better chance of earning a Football Ticket. The 2014-2015 prizes will be released in August.

For questions email us at screward@mailbox.sc.edu

 Group Sales

Fans who bring a group of 15 or more can purchase tickets for the discounted rate for only $1 at the following sporting events:

  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
Special to Basketball season, you can reserve a group rate for:
  • High 5 tunnel
  • National Anthem
  • Court of Dreams Series
  • All You Can Eat Buffet
For more information on these rates and how to purchase them, view the link below.

Group Sales

 Reading With the Gamecocks

The Reading with the Gamecocks Program was created in 2007 by the Women's Basketball program to promote literacy amongst elementary school students. Last year we had 84 schools and over 9,250 students participate from across the state of South Carolina, and together they read over 2.7 million pages! This year's program has three different phases.

  • November 10, 2013 - South Carolina vs. Louisiana Tech - 2 PM
  • December 22, 2013 - South Carolina vs. South Carolina State - 1 PM
  • February 23, 2014 - South Carolina vs. Florida - 1 PM
For more information on the program including forms to sign your school or class up, visit the attached link. For further questions you can call Lauryn Dugan at (803) 576-9189, or email readgc@mailbox.sc.edu.

 Active Gamecocks

The Active Gamecocks Program was created in 2011 to combat childhood obesity. The program encourages children, between Kindergarten and fifth grade, to participate in a two-week, 30-minute a day exercise regimen. If the student completes this exercise regimen, they become eligible to receive two (2) tickets (for one child and one adult) per Active Gamecock event (6 tickets total). Tickets are valid for a predetermined Volleyball, and Men's and Women's Soccer game. The program is put in place during the academic year, where three sessions can take place - Fall, Winter, Spring. Elementary schools are encouraged to participate in as many sessions as they would be it one or three! Upcoming Fall events include:

  • Baseball vs. Ole Miss, March 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM
  • Softball vs. LSU, April 20, 2014 at 1 PM
For more information on the program including forms to sign your school or class up, visit the attached link. For further questions you can call Lauryn Dugan at 803-576-9189, or email sportsmarketing@sc.edu.

 Poster Store

For fans that may not live as close by and are not able to attend Carolina sporting events to get the official team posters for all 19 varsity sports, you can purchase them online. They make great presents and can be mailed directly to a recipient!

For further questions about the USC Poster Store, you can call Lauryn Dugan at (803) 576-9189.

 Interns

The Marketing Department provides internships for University of South Carolina students. Internships are renewed by each academic term; Fall term, Spring term, and Summer term. Internships are approximately 15-20 hours per week for part-time and 40 hours a week for students seeking full-time internships or practicums.

Duties include aiding the Marketing Department with marketing and promotional activities for all Varsity sports. Interns will provide support with game day operations for Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, and other Olympic sports as assigned. Interns will also aid with ticket sales and public relations campaigns geared towards increasing attendance on campus and throughout the community. Desired candidates have the following skillsets:

  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment
  • Professionalism
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management skills
Any who wish to become a candidate for a Marketing internship may contact Lauryn Dugan at ldugan@mailbox.sc.edu or (803) 576-9189.

 Policies

The University of South Carolina is unable to honor requests for utilization of the video boards at Williams-Brice Stadium, Colonial Life Arena, Carolina Stadium, Stone Stadium, or Beckham Field for birthday wishes, anniversary congratulations and any other personal messages. Additionally the University is unable to honor requests at all venues for the Public Address announcers for similar messages.

If you would like to schedule a birthday party for a child, the Junior Gamecock Club offers special rates. All information can be found at the link below.

Junior Gamecock Club Birthday Party