SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTS MARKETING

Eric Nichols Josh Waters Brad Muller Brittany Lane
Eric Nichols Josh Waters Brad Muller Brittany Lane
 
Amber Wise Joe O'Clair Rebecca Piner
Amber Wise Joe O'Clair Rebecca Piner  

SPORTS MARKETING STAFF DIRECTORY
Name Position E-mail
Eric Nichols Associate AD/CMO enichols@mailbox.sc.edu
Josh Waters Assistant AD/Marketing waters5@mailbox.sc.edu
Brad Muller Director of Content mullerb@mailbox.sc.edu
Brittany Lane Assistant Director of Marketing/Digital & Social Media britlane@mailbox.sc.edu
Amber Wise Assistant Director of Marketing awise@mailbox.sc.edu
Joe O'Clair Marketing Manager oclair@mailbox.sc.edu
Rebecca Piner Marketing Assistant pinerr@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: (803) 777-3886 • Fax: (803) 777-5280 • E-mail: pinerr@mailbox.sc.edu
Mailing Address: Rice Athletics Center, 1304 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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

  DONATION REQUEST

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 current 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

South Carolina athletics events would not be the same without our loyal and enthusiastic student fans. Home field advantage is about atmosphere and energy, and students are the heartbeat of our home crowds. As a thank you for your continued efforts and to recognize your impact as part of our team, the South Carolina Athletics Department has created the Gamecock Student Rewards Program sponsored by Wells Fargo.

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

  READ WITH THE GAMECOCKS

The Read 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 81 schools and over 26,00 students participate from across the South! This year's program has three parts::
  • TBD

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 Josh Waters at (803) 777-5567, or email waters5@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) complimentary tickets to a predetermined Gamecock athletic sporting event. The program is put in place during the academic year, where three sessions can take place - fall, winter and spring. Elementary schools are encouraged to participate in as many sessions as they would be it one or three!

Upcoming events include:

  • Women's Soccer vs. Alabama: Sunday, September 27 @ 6 PM
  • Volleyball vs. Texas A&M: Sunday, October 11 @ 1 PM
  • Men's Soccer vs. Coastal Carolina: Saturday, November 7 @ 7 PM

If you are interested in finding out more about the Active Gamecocks program, please contact Josh Waters by email (waters5@mailbox.sc.edu) by phone (803-777-5567), or use the forms above to register. Go Gamecocks!

  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 Poster Store, you can call Amber Wise at (803) 576-9288.

  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 skill sets:

  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment
  • Professionalism
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management skills

If you are interested in applying for a marketing internship, please send your resume, cover letter and references to Amber Wise at awise@mailbox.sc.edu.

  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.