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'Best Football Team in Gamecock History' to Be Honored

3:53 PM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
Gamecocks wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) is congratulated by wide receiver Damiere Byrd (10) after he scored the game winning touchdown in the Outback Bowl. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The 2012 USC football team, billed by the school as "The Best Team in Gamecock History," will be honored this weekend.

The school plans to recognize the squad at halftime of the USC-Vanderbilt men's basketball game. That game is set to begin at 1:47 p.m. at the Colonial Life Arena.

Head Coach Steve Spurrier and several players will speak at the event.

The Gamecocks posted an 11-2 record this past season, tying the record for most wins in school history. They finished the season with their highest ever ranking in the final polls (7th in Coaches, 8th in AP) and beat four teams that finished in the final top 25 poll.

Tickets for the basketball game remain on sale at the Colonial Life Arena box office, by calling 800-4SC-FANS or online at GamecocksOnline.com.

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