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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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The South Carolina Women's Club Ice Hockey team and the U-19 South Carolina Lady Warriors get ready to face off during the first period of an exhibition matchup on Oct. 1, 2023. The game marked the first collegiate women's hockey game played in South Carolina.

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The South Carolina Women's Club Ice Hockey team and the U-19 South Carolina Lady Warriors get ready to face off during the first period of an exhibition matchup on Oct. 1, 2023. The game marked the first collegiate women's hockey game played in South Carolina.

FILE — South Carolina baseball players offer a toast during the playing of their alma mater after the team beat Clemson 7-1 on March 5, 2023, last season. The Gamecocks beat the Tigers 2-1 in the series, making it 12-1 at that point in the season.

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FILE — South Carolina baseball players offer a toast during the playing of their alma mater after the team beat Clemson 7-1 on March 5, 2023, last season. The Gamecocks beat the Tigers 2-1 in the series, making it 12-1 at that point in the season.

Sophomore freestyle swimmer MaKayla Ciancanelli (right) and other swimmers dive off the block at the start of the second heat of the 500-meter freestyle event at Carolina Natatorium on Jan. 20, 2024. Ciancanelli finished first in the heat with a two-second lead over Duke University junior Yiixuan Chang.

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Sophomore freestyle swimmer MaKayla Ciancanelli (right) and other swimmers dive off the block at the start of the second heat of the 500-meter freestyle event at Carolina Natatorium on Jan. 20, 2024. Ciancanelli finished first in the heat with a two-second lead over Duke University junior Yiixuan Chang.

Sophomore swimmer Gage Hulbert takes a breath during the first heat of the 200-meter butterfly event against Duke University at the Carolina Natatorium on Jan. 20, 2024. Hulbert finished in first place in the event.

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Sophomore swimmer Gage Hulbert takes a breath during the first heat of the 200-meter butterfly event against Duke University at the Carolina Natatorium on Jan. 20, 2024. Hulbert finished in first place in the event.

Senior breaststroke and individual medley swimmer Georgia Johnson (right) and teammates congratulate their Duke University and UNC Asheville competitors after the tri-meet on Jan. 20, 2024. The Blue Devils won the meet, beating the Gamecocks and the Bulldogs.

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Senior breaststroke and individual medley swimmer Georgia Johnson (right) and teammates congratulate their Duke University and UNC Asheville competitors after the tri-meet on Jan. 20, 2024. The Blue Devils won the meet, beating the Gamecocks and the Bulldogs.

Senior backstroke swimmer Bella Pantano (right) hugs head coach Jeff Poppell during the swim and dive team’s senior recognition event before the tri-meet at the Carolina Natatorium on Jan. 20, 2024. Coaches, staff and family members joined the seniors as they were each presented with plaques.

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Senior backstroke swimmer Bella Pantano (right) hugs head coach Jeff Poppell during the swim and dive team’s senior recognition event before the tri-meet at the Carolina Natatorium on Jan. 20, 2024. Coaches, staff and family members joined the seniors as they were each presented with plaques.

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