USC hosts annual Tiger Burn ahead of Palmetto Bowl

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Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 4:54 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A long-standing tradition in the University of South Carolina returned Monday ahead of the Palmetto Bowl.

The annual Tiger Burn is held ahead of a game against the university’s rivalry with the Clemson Tigers.

Every year, students from the USC student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers make updates to the tiger to be presented and burnt during the event. A tradition upheld for more than 12 years.

The pep rally was at 6 p.m. at the Bluff Rd intramural fields behind the Williams-Brice stadium.

The event features a tongue-in-cheek eulogy for the 32.5-foot tiger and appearances from the USC football team, staff, and fans.

You can watch the full event below:

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