(Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - USC will open the 2013 football season against North Carolina, one of the highlights of the full season schedule released Wednesday.
USC had earlier released its conference schedule, but now has added its four non-conference games to the list.
The matchup against the Tar Heels takes place August 31 at Williams-Brice Stadium. It's the first time the teams have played each other in Columbia since 1990. The teams last met in 2007, when USC beat North Carolina 21-15 in Chapel Hill.
The Gamecocks also have a road game against Central Florida. They'll take on the Knights September 28 in Orlando's Bright House Networks Stadium.
On November 23, they'll play Coastal Carolina for the first time ever. As always, USC will close out the season by playing Clemson, in a game scheduled for November 30 in Columbia.
University of South Carolina 2013 Football Schedule (Game Times TBA. Home games in all caps):
August 31 NORTH CAROLINA
September 7 at Georgia*
September 14 VANDERBILT*
September 21 Open
September 28 at Central Florida
October 5 KENTUCKY*
October 12 at Arkansas*
October 19 at Tennessee*
October 26 at Missouri*
November 2 MISSISSIPPI STATE*
November 9 Open
November 16 FLORIDA*
November 23 COASTAL CAROLINA
November 30 CLEMSON