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Martin's Math Club Section

Started in 2016, Martin's Math Club was established to honor Coach Frank Martin's teaching days and the important role math plays in the fundamentals of every sport. During the basketball season, the Education Oversight Committee works with various schools in the state, challenging students to continue learning fundamental math skills for their grade level, while incentivizing the completion of their hard work by awarding men's basketball tickets for the student and one guardian. Tickets available to Martin's Math Club members at every home game while supplies last. If you would like your school to participate you can call Rebecca Piner at (803) 777-3886, or e-mail

Visit Myrtle Beach "Beach Trip" Giveaway

New this season, fans will have a chance at every game to win a trip to Myrtle Beach courtesy of Visit Myrtle Beach by participating in one of the "beach-themed" contests on-court, such as the hula hoop contest, flipper race, putting challenge, and more. Get in touch with your inner child when visiting the Myrtle Beach area. From banana boat rides to building sandcastles on the beach, it'll be easier than you thought. For more information on where to eat, stay and play, go to!

Chick Fil A Fowl Shot

If a visiting player misses both free throws during a trip to the free throw line with under eight minutes in the second half, fans can redeem their ticket stub for a free chicken sandwich at Columbia area Chick-fil-a's. The redemption period begins the day after home games and runs for 72 hours. Students, print at home and mobile ticket purchasers can pick up their vouchers at the student gate as they leave.

Coke One on One

Coca Cola will challenge lucky fans each game to various contests on the court. If they win, they will receive an exclusive Coca-Cola prize pack!

Bojangles On the Court

Bojangles will challenge one lucky fan each game to various games. If they can complete the game in thirty seconds, they will receive a Bojangles gift card!


Coca-Cola Polar Bear Drop

It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's Coca-Cola polar bears dropping from the rafters of the Colonial Life Arena! Be in your seats during the Tennessee (Jan. 20) and Georgia (Feb. 21) games for your chance to catch one of hundreds of mini polar bears dropping from above.

Student Giveaways

Make sure to get to the games early for your chance to receive exclusive giveaways at upcoming games throughout the season. Free rally towels at games against Kentucky (Jan. 16), Florida (Feb. 10), and Georgia (Feb. 21). Exclusive free T-shirts against Tennessee (Jan. 20), Mississippi St. (Jan. 31), and Auburn (Feb. 17). And free food against Texas Tech (Jan 27) and LSU (Feb 28). All giveaways are while supplies last.

Sport Clips Hair Guitar Contest

Do you have what it takes to shred your favorite classic rock song in front of a crowd of thousands? Then, join Sport Clips for the men's basketball games against Limestone (Dec. 27), Kentucky (Jan 16), Mississippi (Jan. 31), and Georgia (Feb. 21) when select fans will face off on-court to see who can give their best air guitar solo. Winners receive a free VIP hair cut at Sport Clips.

Junior Gamecock Club T-Shirt Toss

Little Gamecock fans get on your feet this season and make some noise! A T-shirt toss of youth sized Junior Gamecock Club T-shirts are flying your way at select home games this season. For more info on how to become a Junior Gamecock Club member, call the Gamecock Club at 803-777-4276!

High School Days

High School teams are invited to come to select home games this season. For a complete list of available games and to request for your high school team to come to an upcoming game, click HERE.

Business Partnership Days

The Gamecocks have partnered with several local businesses to offer discounted tickets to their employees. The Business Partnership opportunity is available for home games against Vanderbilt (Jan 6), Tennessee (Jan 20), Texas Tech (Jan 27), Auburn (Feb 17), and Georgia (Feb 21). For more info on how your business can be involved, contact the sales team 803-777-8850.

Future Scholar South Carolina's 529 College Savings Plan Dunk Contest

Have you planned for your child's college education? Future Scholars will challenge one fan to a dunk contest vs. Tennessee (Jan 20), Mississippi St. (Jan 31) and Auburn (Feb 17).

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Sponsored by USC College of Education

Future Scholars challenges all fans to see if they are as smart as a 5th grader. Join the challenge vs. Kentucky (Jan 16), Texas Tech (Jan 27), Florida (Feb 10), Auburn (Feb 17) and Georgia (Feb 21).


Star Wars Day

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... "Star Wars" Day comes to the Colonial Life Arena! Gamecock Athletics and Lucasfilms team up to bring you a one-of-a-kind game day experience, Star Wars style. At the games, there will be co-branded Gamecock and "Star Wars" merchandise for sale, limited edition rally towels, and on-court promotions and games. Fans are also invited to dress up in their favorite "Star Wars" character costumes (no masks or props please), for the matchups. A special ticket promotion is also available for each contest, as a single-game ticket for each game is just $8 (in the upper deck).

Dollar Dog Day

Fans, enjoy $1 hot dogs all game long for Dollar Dog Day at the Colonial Life Arena for the home game against Vanderbilt on January 6th.

Active Gamecocks Day

The Active Gamecocks program was created in 2011 to combat childhood obesity. The program encourages children, between kindergarten and eighth 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 complimentary tickets (one student and one guardian) to the men's basketball game vs. Texas Tech on January 27th. If you are interested in finding out more about the Active Gamecocks program you can call Rebecca Piner at (803) 777-3886, or e-mail

Future Scholar South Carolina's 529 College Savings Plan Baby Race

Have you planned for your child's college education? Future Scholars will put Gamecock babies to the test in a baby race vs. Texas Tech (Jan 27).

Junior Carolina Girls Dance Clinic

Girls ages 5-14 are invited to perform with the Carolina Girls Dance Team at halftime of the home game vs. Mississippi State on January 31st. The Junior Carolina Girls Dance Clinic includes personal instruction and choreography from the Carolina Girls, the opportunity to perform at halftime of the home game vs. Mississippi State, an official Junior Carolina Girls T-shirt, a light snack, an autograph and photo session with the Carolina girls, and a ticket to the home game vs. Mississippi State. For more information on how to register, contact Dan Stahl at 803-777-8664 or by email,

Read with the Gamecocks Day

The Read with the Gamecocks Program was created in 2007 to promote literacy among elementary school students. Last year, we had 81 schools and over 26,000 students participate from across the South! Participants are rewarded with tickets to the men's basketball game vs. Florida on February 10th. 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 Rebecca Piner at (803) 777-3886, or e-mail

Mascot Day

Join Cocky and his furry friends as they invade the Colonial Life Arena for the men's basketball game vs. Florida on February 10th. Have a chance to meet and greet your favorite mascots and stay in your seats at halftime for a special mascot basketball game.

Chick Fil A Cow Drop

It will "rain cows" in the Colonial Life Arena during the home game vs. Florida on February 10th. Be in your seats for a chance to catch one of the hundreds of parachuting mini-cows dropping from the rafters.

Legends Game

Help us welcome back former South Carolina Gamecock basketball greats for the annual Legends Weekend February 16-17. A special halftime recognition of former players and staff to take place at halftime of the home game vs. Auburn on February 17th.

Teacher Appreciation Day

USC College of Education and South Carolina Athletics would like to thank all school teachers and staff for their hard work by offering discounted tickets to the men's basketball home game vs. Auburn on February 17. The discount is available for teachers and their guests. To order, click here or contact Blake Woodward at (803) 777-7318 or email

Senior Day

Join the men's basketball senior class for their last regular season home game at the Colonial Life Arena at the men's basketball game vs. LSU on February 28th. Be in your seats early for a special pregame senior class ceremony.

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