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The Palmetto Series Points Chase Kicks Off Tonight

8/17/2023 10:32:14 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 17, 2023) The first point in the Palmetto Series presented by the South Carolina Education Lottery will be awarded tonight. The South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers compete in women’s soccer at Historic Riggs Field Stadium on the Clemson campus at 7 p.m.

From now until April, when the rivals meet this season, each will earn points for a win with the overall winner taking home the Palmetto Series trophy and bragging rights.

Started in 2015, the Gamecocks lead the overall Palmetto Series 5-0. The trophy celebrating last year’s win will be presented to the University of South Carolina during the football game against Furman on Saturday, September 9.

Here’s a look at the sports competing and points breakdown for this year’s Palmetto Series:

Carolina vs. Clemson matchups (winner gets a point):

·       Baseball – TBA

·       Men’s Basketball – Wednesday, December 6 (Clemson, SC)

·       Women’s Basketball – TBA

·       Women’s Cross Country – TBA

·       Football – Saturday, November 25 (Columbia, SC)

·       Men’s Golf – TBA

·       Women’s Golf – TBA

·       Men’s Soccer – Friday, September 1 (Clemson, SC)

·       Women’s Soccer – Thursday, August 17 (Clemson, SC)

·       Softball – TBA

·       Men’s Tennis – TBA

·       Women’s Tennis – TBA

·       Volleyball – Wednesday, August 30 (Columbia, SC)

1 point for the school with the current most LIFE Scholarship recipients

1 point for the school with the current most Palmetto Fellows Scholarship recipients

1 point for the school’s ticket with the most entries into the Lottery’s Carolina vs. Clemson Second-Chance Promotion (variable and up to fans/players to decide)

The South Carolina Education Lottery is proud to present the Palmetto Series. Over the last 21 years, education funding in the state of South Carolina has benefited from more than $7.8 billion in lottery proceeds, with students at USC and Clemson receiving more than 380,000 lottery-funded scholarships and grants.

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