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University of South Carolina's Marching Band

We may actually be number one this year.

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Ultimate tailgating spot. Hahaha. This is the university of South Carolina. Nicknamed the Gamecocks. Hence. Cockaboose.

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Ultimate tailgating spot. Hahaha. This is the university of South Carolina. Nicknamed the Gamecocks. Hence. Cockaboose.

The team was first referred to as the "Game Cocks" in 1900.    in 1903, the Columbia morning newspaper, The State, used the condensed version, "Gamecocks," and the name has been around ever since.    The title refers to fighting birds, which is generally frowned upon, but the scrappy spirit of the creatures fits a tough football team.    The nickname was also one given to General Thomas Sumter, who was from South Carolina, British General Cornwallis.

How the Top 50 College Football Programs Got Their Nicknames

The team was first referred to as the "Game Cocks" in 1900. in 1903, the Columbia morning newspaper, The State, used the condensed version, "Gamecocks," and the name has been around ever since. The title refers to fighting birds, which is generally frowned upon, but the scrappy spirit of the creatures fits a tough football team. The nickname was also one given to General Thomas Sumter, who was from South Carolina, British General Cornwallis.

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