Plans Announced For Carolina Basketball Legends Weekend Commemorating Frank McGuire

 

Jan. 7, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin, along with his wife Anya, the Carolina Basketball Legends Club, and the entire coaching staff have announced plans for the "2014 Legends Weekend, Commemorating Frank McGuire," to be held Jan. 17-18, in Columbia. 

The event begins on Friday evening with a street topping ceremony at Colonial Life Arena, and concludes at Saturday's 4:30 p.m. contest versus Ole Miss when all Carolina legends will be honored during pre-game festivities, to include an autograph session starting at 3:15 p.m. on the arena concourse featuring those players from the McGuire era.  Recognition of all Carolina legends will be held during pre-game, beginning at approximately 4 p.m., on the court, and a celebration of the 2013 football season will occur at halftime (details to follow soon on GamecocksOnline.com).

"The Legends Weekend Commemorating Frank McGuire is a huge step as we continue to connect the present with the incredible past of Gamecock basketball," Martin said. "Having so many former Gamecocks come back to honor our hall of fame Coach McGuire will help reinforce the responsibilities of our uniform that we have been preaching to our young men. This is a great event honoring a great man that did so much for basketball and our university."

Continue to visit GamecocksOnline.com for updated details on the 2014 Legends Weekend.  Fans can purchase tickets for South Carolina's remaining home contests by calling 1-800-4SC-FANS, or by visiting the Gamecock Ticket Office website via GamecocksOnline.com.

South Carolina begins SEC play when it faces a road test at No. 10/11 Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Gainesville.  The league opener will be broadcast on CSS at 7 p.m. ET, and will also be broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 506 to customers with a digital box, and standard cable as a minimum package. The game will also be available on channel 491 for Sports Pass subscribers.