South Carolina To Play Miami In Duck Commander Independence Bowl

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 7, 2014) – The South Carolina Gamecocks will face the Miami Hurricanes in the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl, it was announced on Sunday. The December 27 game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 CT) from Independence Stadium (48,961) in Shreveport, La. and will be…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 7, 2014) – The South Carolina Gamecocks will face the Miami Hurricanes in the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl, it was announced on Sunday. The December 27 game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 CT) from Independence Stadium (48,961) in Shreveport, La. and will be televised nationally on ABC. It will mark the Gamecocks’ 20th bowl appearance in school history.

South Carolina heads into the contest with an overall record of 6-6, including a 3-5 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Miami posted a 6-6 overall mark as well, including a 3-5 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

This is the 16th time the Gamecocks and Hurricanes have met on the gridiron, but the first since 1987 and just the third since 1960. Miami leads the all-time series, 8-5-2, and has won each of the last six meetings between the two schools. South Carolina’s last win over the Hurricanes came by an 8-0 score in 1947.

This will be South Carolina’s second trip to Shreveport and the Independence Bowl. The Gamecocks dropped a 38-31 decision to the Missouri Tigers on December 30, 2005, concluding head coach Steve Spurrier’s first season with the Gamecocks.

The Gamecocks are bowl-eligible for the 11th-consecutive year and for each of the 10 seasons under Coach Spurrier. This will mark the Gamecocks’ seventh-consecutive bowl appearance, extending their school record. South Carolina is 7-12 in bowl appearances all-time, but has won seven of its last 11 bowl games.

Coach Spurrier is 4-4 in bowl games at South Carolina, including wins in each of the last three bowl games (2012 Capital One Bowl against Nebraska, 2013 Outback Bowl versus Michigan and 2014 Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin). Coach Spurrier is 10-10 all-time as a head coach in bowl games. He lost his only previous meeting with the Hurricanes, a 37-27 setback in the 2001 Sugar Bowl.

The Gamecocks are scheduled to begin their bowl practices on Tuesday, December 16.


The South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office is currently accepting bowl ticket requests from Gamecock Club members and University faculty and staff for the 2014 football postseason. Tickets are priced at $45 and $50. The deadline to request tickets under Gamecock Club priority is Wednesday, December 10, at 8 p.m. Student requests will also be taken beginning Monday morning.

Ticket requests may be submitted by signing in to Account Manager or by calling the ticket office at 800.4SC.FANS (372.4267). In addition to normal operating hours (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.), ticket office phone lines are open until 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday as well as 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tickets requested by the deadline will be assigned based on Gamecock Club priority points for members and by years of service for faculty and staff. Any tickets requested after the deadline will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets may go on sale to the public at a later date depending on availability.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography


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erneba December 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Six and six and headed to a bowl………yea…….

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Nice non-losing season y’all have there.

Be a shame if something happens to it….

Qwack December 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Duck Commander Independence Bowl? How fucking lame. Sounds perfect for USC.

sparklecity December 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I don’t endorse college or professional football due to the sham it has become but this tops them all

What a fucking embarrassment

Anybody who even shows up for this game is an accessory to prostitution!!!!

You can’t get much lower that this except for some worn-out gutterslut fucking a donkey in Underground New Orleans at 5 bucks a head!!!!!

Pepe' Le Pew December 8, 2014 at 8:33 am

Ever been to Tijuana?

sparklecity December 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Nope but I have heard some stories about what goes on there and I have read stories about what went on during sex shows in Havanna prior to the revolution.
And a guy I used to work with told me the donkey story about “Underground” New Orleans 20 years ago

So silly December 8, 2014 at 1:02 pm

There are so many “bowls” now that they’re practically meaningless. Just another way to to grab some more dollars from clueless college football fans. Most of whom never even attended nor graduated from the school they’re cheering on.

Toyota Kawaski December 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

sounds like most Clempson Fans!!

Fuck a duck December 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

You could grow a bread and pretend to be a redneck like the younger members of the Duck Dynasty fraud.

shifty henry December 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Ducks and roosters are usually found in the same barnyard.

Pull out the shotguns December 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

Carolina’s D waddled around like ducks on the field all year long, so I’d say so.

motel 6 bowl is next December 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Won’t be 15,000 people there. Nasty ass, dirty city. Be like playing in Loris. SC.

Pass the bowl December 7, 2014 at 8:21 pm

The USC fans should feel right at home then.

Tazmaniac December 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

All the USC fans are worried about is if there are enough trash filled grass parking lots to have sex in.

sparklecity December 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Sex anywhere is better than sex nowhere!!!!!!!!

idcydm December 7, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Is that no where or now here? :)

Tazmaniac December 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

LOL, Especially when you can grab a Dorrito bag for a quick makeshift condom.

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm

“Won’t be 15,000 people there. Nasty ass, dirty city. Be like playing in Loris. SC.”

“Won’t be 15,000 people there. Nasty ass, dirty city. Be like the second half of a home game.

Fixed it for ya!

Old Green Tom December 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Word on the street is that 6 Cockabooses will be moved to Shreveport permanently. The owners have determined it makes sense to have them there at Sakerlina’s “home away from home.”

E Norma Scok December 7, 2014 at 7:57 pm

You can’t spell Shreveport without S-T-E-V-E.

Toyota Kawaski December 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

and u cant spell NO RESPECT- 9 win season- and still in a second tier bowl- with out Clempson.

E Norma Scok December 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

Don’t be so butthurt.

I’ll take 9 wins, a SC beat down, and trip to Orlando any day of the week over a 6-6 season and a “every body gets a trophy” trip to beautiful Shreveport.

And you know you would, too.

So gay December 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

When you spend all day loving Cocks, you’re bound to run into a little butt hurt now and then.

Toyota kawaski December 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Im not hurt better team won THIS YEAR. Point is yall won 9 games and still are going to a toilet level bowl.

Dumb Chicken December 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Did you actually attend USC? Reads like it.

Toyota Kawaski December 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

no eye rodes threw The University of Clemson campUS and day through a dah-plm-ah through my window!

Scppter December 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Bud you are so dumb that you don’t know the difference between come here and sic em.

Scooter December 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

SCAR, I think.

sparklecity December 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Wait a minute…..Wait minute….Wait a minute…………

Where is “Liz” to post what will be the fashion of the day and displaying on her tailgating expertise for this occasion????????

I am waiting with baited breath!!!!!!!

Something exported from the “Spotted Salamander” all the way to Louisiana I am sure!!!!!!!!!!

Of all the damn places for a bowl game!!!!!

How low can you go!!!!!!!!!

shifty henry December 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm

“I am waiting with BAITED breath// How low can you go”
If you ever sit next to me in a bar I’ll know it’s you..!!

sparklecity December 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Kindred “spirits” fer sure!!!!!

For the second time:

**********WHERE LIZ????????????***************************

shifty henry December 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Maybe Liz and Taylor can take a few laps with the local female roller derby team, the “Twin City Knockers” (photos, if you please)..!!

shifty henry December 7, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Liz and Taylor will be providing us with a running report of all activities. They will also provide us with details of their take-out picnic baskets from Columbia: wine, food, desserts, type and color of napkins and utensils, and even the type of weave on their baskets (Gullah?). Oh, and lots and lots and lots of photos! My expectancy knows no bounds……

sparklecity December 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Well put Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only thing to add:

The wine will be served Columbia,SC style = Screw cap bottles (or “wine in a box”) from the finest that Sam’s Warehouse Cellars has to offer!!!!

Not to mention University of South Carolina sophmore “hotties” wearing the latest in cowboy boots,halter tops and short-shorts holding red Solo cups of PBR!!!

shifty henry December 8, 2014 at 12:02 am

ha! ha! — you da’ man!

sparklecity December 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Have you seen the “Fantasy Football” commercial featuring the “Toga party girl” sporting a red Solo cup?
It’s priceless and so true!!!

Toyota Kawaski December 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

sweet grass get it right..Love Liz

Bumpkin December 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Maybe she could write a restuarant review of the Hardee’s in Shreveport or maybe a review of the local mall? She’s great at those “culture” pieces. lulz

Tally Ho December 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Does Bobby Harrell have room on his plane to fly us to Shreveport for the Duck Dynasty bowl?

Pepsodent Paul December 8, 2014 at 8:28 am

We need to see and be seen

Scooter December 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Hell, I would be hiding. You have been seen, enough, this year.

DU December 8, 2014 at 8:08 am

I ain’t going unless I get to meet Cy.


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