Southern Miss to open 2010 campaign in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC - The University of South Carolina has made several revisions to its 2010 football season, it was announced today.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles, perennially one of the top teams in Conference USA, will make their first appearance ever in Columbia on Thursday, September 2, to kick off the 2010 football season on ESPN. The two teams have never met on the gridiron. The Southern Miss game replaces the September 18 home game against North Carolina. The Carolina-UNC game has been moved to the opening Thursday night of the 2013 campaign and will also be televised by ESPN.

In addition, the Gamecocks have moved the Troy game, scheduled for Saturday, September 4, to Saturday, November 20. The Furman game, originally set for Saturday, October 2, will now be played on Saturday, September 18. The Gamecocks will have an open date on October 2.

Here is the complete revised 2010 Gamecock football schedule:

Thursday, September 2      Southern Miss

Saturday, September 11     Georgia

Saturday, September 18     Furman

Saturday, September 24     at Auburn

Saturday, October 2        Bye

Saturday, October 9        Alabama

Saturday, October 16       at Kentucky

Saturday, October 23       at Vanderbilt

Saturday, October 30       Tennessee

Saturday, November 6       Arkansas

Saturday, November 13      at Florida

Saturday, November 20      Troy

Saturday, November 27      at Clemson