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Garnet & Black Game set for Saturday, April 9

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The University of South Carolina's 2011 spring football practice schedule has been set, USC announced Wednesday.

The Gamecocks will begin spring drills on Tuesday, March 15, and will play the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game on Saturday, April 9. All 15 practices will open to the public. Practices will take place at the Bluff Road practice fields at 4:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and Saturday scrimmages will take place at Williams-Brice Stadium at 10:00am.

The Garnet & Black game will be held Saturday, April 9 at 1:00pm at Williams-Brice Stadium. Admission to the spring game is free. "We're going to open up the entire spring to our fans and hope to have big crowds at our Saturday scrimmages," said head coach Steve Spurrier.

The Gamecocks will return 13 starters, including seven on offense and six on defense. The team went 9-5 in 2010, and finished the season ranked 22nd in both major polls.

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