This weekend, South Carolina students will have an opportunity to earn four important loyalty points.
The university is holding a tip-off tailgate party at Colonial Life Arena for both men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Frank Martin and Dawn Staley’s teams will scrimmage and sign autographs before a watch party for the football team’s game at Missouri at 7. There will also be free food at the event.
Students will automatically get two points for attending, and if 2,000 students show up, everyone will get two more. In addition, the first 2,000 students will get a free T-shirt with the name of the new student section, which will be revealed at the party.
Five of the first 500 students will be chosen to have lunch with Martin and Athletic Director Ray Tanner. One student out of the first 1,000 will have the opportunity to be “coach for a day,” one of the first 1,500 will receive $200 of Under Armour apparel, and one of the first 2,000 will get a framed men’s or women’s basketball jersey.
Finally, one student will have the chance to make a half-court shot for a prize of $10,000.
— Compiled by Kyle Heck, Sports Editor