Getting to Know SEC Baseball: South Carolina



Jan. 14, 2013

As the Mizzou baseball team transitions to the nation's premier baseball conference - the SEC - this season, there will be a slew of new teams for Tiger fans to get accustomed too. The Tigers will be traveling to and hosting some of the best college baseball programs on a week-to-week basis and will be previewing each of the new rivals over the next two weeks. Today, we look at Mizzou's first league opponent this season, South Carolina.

South Carolina Gamecocks
CWS Appearances: 11 (1975, '77, '81, '82, '85, 2002, '03, '04, '10, '11, '12)
Postseason Appearances: 28
Stadium (Capacity): Carolina Stadium (8,242)

Notable Major Leaguers: Justin Smoak, Brian Roberts, Steve Pearce
Weird University Fact: South Carolina sports teams adopted a live gamecock as a mascot in 1995. The mascot's name was changed to "Sir Big Spur" in 2005 for football coach Steve Spurrier, previously named "Cockadoodle Lou" after Lou Holtz.

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