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Xavier Martin


In 2022, South Carolina took home its first ‘Palmetto Bowl’ trophy since 2013 after the 31-30 upset against Clemson at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 26, 2022. However, the Gamecock-Tiger rivalry goes beyond football. In the past year, South Carolina has defeated Clemson across six sports in the Palmetto Series, including both men’s and women’s basketball, football, baseball and men’s tennis. The Tigers, however, were able to beat the Gamecocks in men’s soccer, women’s tennis, volleyball and most recently, softball, while tying 2-2 in women’s soccer. The rivalry continued with a volleyball match between the two teams on April 2, 2023, and a second round of softball on April 11, 2023, both in Columbia.

PHOTOS: USC leads rivalry game wins against Clemson

In 2022, South Carolina took home its first ‘Palmetto Bowl’ trophy since 2013 after the 31-30 upset against Clemson at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 26, 2022. However, the Gamecock-Tiger rivalry goes beyond football. In the past year, South Carolina has defeated Clemson across six sports in the Palmetto Series, including both men’s and women’s basketball, football, baseball and men’s tennis.

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Residents of Empire Columbia enter the lobby of the apartment complex on Apr. 2, 2024. The apartment complex has seven employees on its maintenance staff. According to several residents, Turnaround time for most repairs is a week or less.

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Residents of Empire Columbia enter the lobby of the apartment complex on Apr. 2, 2024. The apartment complex has seven employees on its maintenance staff. According to several residents, Turnaround time for most repairs is a week or less.

Large-scale chess pieces sit on the lawn on the roof of Empire Columbia on Apr. 4, 2024. The top floor of the apartment complex includes a gym, golf simulator, and a large screen overlooking the pool for watching live sporting events and movies.

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Large-scale chess pieces sit on the lawn on the roof of Empire Columbia on Apr. 4, 2024. The top floor of the apartment complex includes a gym, golf simulator, and a large screen overlooking the pool for watching live sporting events and movies.

FILE- South Carolina players cheer after winning the Palmetto Cup, beating Clemson 8-5 in the final game of the regular season on March 3, 2023, at Flight Adventure Park in Irmo, South Carolina. The team won the 2024 AAU College Hockey National Championship by defeating the University of Buffalo 4-1 on March 10, 2024.

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FILE- South Carolina players cheer after winning the Palmetto Cup, beating Clemson 8-5 in the final game of the regular season on March 3, 2023, at Flight Adventure Park in Irmo, South Carolina. The team won the 2024 AAU College Hockey National Championship by defeating the University of Buffalo 4-1 on March 10, 2024.

Young University of Tennessee fan Kellam Knox Edwards, 9 months, stares at the camera during the matchup against the University of South Carolina at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. Kellam, his grandfather Chuck Edwards (right) and his mother Lauren Edwards are from North Carolina and travel to many of the Volunteers' games.

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Young University of Tennessee fan Kellam Knox Edwards, 9 months, stares at the camera during the matchup against the University of South Carolina at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. Kellam, his grandfather Chuck Edwards (right) and his mother Lauren Edwards are from North Carolina and travel to many of the Volunteers' games.

University of Tennessee senior catcher Rylie West (left) celebrates with her teammates after making a two-point home run at the top of the third inning against the University of South Carolina at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. This marks the senior's eighth home run of the season — her last made against the University of Western Carolina three days prior.

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University of Tennessee senior catcher Rylie West (left) celebrates with her teammates after making a two-point home run at the top of the third inning against the University of South Carolina at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. This marks the senior's eighth home run of the season — her last made against the University of Western Carolina three days prior.

Senior infielder Zoe Laneaux (center) gets tagged out during a pickle between third and home base in the fourth inning of the match against the University of Tennessee at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. The Volunteers beat the Gamecocks 7-0.

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Senior infielder Zoe Laneaux (center) gets tagged out during a pickle between third and home base in the fourth inning of the match against the University of Tennessee at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. The Volunteers beat the Gamecocks 7-0.

Fifth-year pitcher Alana Vawter throws a pitch in the first inning of the second game of the series against the University of Tennessee on March 24, 2024. During the three innings pitched, Vawter allowed five hits, four errors and struck out two batters.

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Fifth-year pitcher Alana Vawter throws a pitch in the first inning of the second game of the series against the University of Tennessee on March 24, 2024. During the three innings pitched, Vawter allowed five hits, four errors and struck out two batters.

University of Tennessee fans Don Erdman (left) and Cathy “Tutu” Adrian watch the game against the University of South Carolina at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. The pair from Orlando, Florida, often travel to watch the Volunteers play. Erdman is a former head coach of the University of New Orleans softball team and is close with the Volunteers coaching staff.

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University of Tennessee fans Don Erdman (left) and Cathy “Tutu” Adrian watch the game against the University of South Carolina at Beckham Field on March 24, 2024. The pair from Orlando, Florida, often travel to watch the Volunteers play. Erdman is a former head coach of the University of New Orleans softball team and is close with the Volunteers coaching staff.

Fifth-year pitcher Ty Good throws the ball during South Carolina's matchup against Gardner-Webb on Feb. 27, 2024. Light rain showers persisted throughout the Gamecocks' 7-1 victory over the Runnin' Bulldogs, extending the game for nearly 20 minutes.

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Fifth-year pitcher Ty Good throws the ball during South Carolina's matchup against Gardner-Webb on Feb. 27, 2024. Light rain showers persisted throughout the Gamecocks' 7-1 victory over the Runnin' Bulldogs, extending the game for nearly 20 minutes.

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