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The Gamecocks return to Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 16 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against Kentucky.

South Carolina football: Home opener set for 7:30 p.m. kickoff; redshirts to watch in 2017

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Under the lights against Kentucky on Sept. 16

South Carolina’s home opener against Kentucky on Sept. 16 has a 7:30 p.m. kickoff under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium.

The Gamecocks are looking to end a three-game losing skid against the Wildcats.

Night moves

A home opener at night against a conference foe could be huge for the Gamecocks’ recruiting efforts, writes SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan.

The redshirts are coming: Ty’Son Williams and Skai Moore

South Carolina has several players coming off redshirt seasons that could make an impact in 2017. From RB Ty’Son Williams to LB Skai Moore, SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan breaks down the redshirts to remember.

Coming soon?

A number of 2018 commits could make their way to Columbia sooner rather than later.

SEC Country has the Gamecocks’ mid-year count presently at five, but at least three other commits are also set to graduate early from high school.

Most likely to join the Gamecocks

If SEC Country’s SpursUp Surveillance had a 247Sports Crystal Ball to log, at least seven other Class of 2018 prospects would receive a South Carolina projection.

South Carolina to meet Illinois State in Puerto Rico tournament opener

With the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-off bracket released on Tuesday, the South Carolina men’s basketball team knows its first opponent in the tournament: Illinois State. John Del Bianco of The Big Spur has more details.

Carson Wentz impressed with Alshon Jeffery’s hands

Former South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery has some of the strongest hands Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has ever seen, the quarterback tells the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Paul Domowitch.

‘Swagg’ has arrived for ‘Skins

Former South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger has arrived in Washington, D.C.

Beast Board Jr. positioned in Colonial Life Arena

The massive new video board at Colonial Life Arena was installed on Tuesday.