TheBigSpur has learned that South Carolina will not play in the Gasparilla Bowl on Saturday against UAB.
A source associated with the program told TheBigSpur on Tuesday morning that there was only one player before the Director of Athletics Ray tanner Met with the team at 12:30 p.m. After the team meetings began, the source confirmed that the Gamecocks are not playing this weekend.
JC Shurburtt reported Tuesday morning that a South Carolina staff member tested positive for Kovid-19. Due to contact tracing, most of the coaching staff is currently in quarantine.
The team was already short on available scholarship players, the result of injuries and opt-outs. Interim head coach Mike boboNot only current staff members in quarantine, “51 or 52” scholarship players practiced on Sunday evening. The team was scheduled to practice again on Monday, but was canceled due to Kovid’s positive test on the coaching staff.
TheBigSpur was also told on Tuesday that some of the team’s players did not want to play on Saturday.
The Gamecocks (2-8) were able to make it through their 10-game, all-SEC regular season without interruption. Tampa, Fla. The Gasparilla Bowl, played at, was scheduled to be played at noon on Saturday, December 26 with ABC. The Btlazers (6-3) are Conference USA champions.
As South Carolina becomes the second SEC team to receive a bowl invite on Sunday afternoon and at the beginning of the week. Tennessee was ruled out of the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday due to being dropped from the team, which included a positive test for the head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
The next Gamecocks football game is scheduled for Saturday 11 September. Shane Beamer, Who completed his assignment in Oklahoma with the Big 12 Championship, will begin his first season as head coach. Beamer is currently in Columbia, to conduct personal interviews with the players about the next season.
Stay tuned to TheBigSpur.com as the GameBox football program will now go to its offshin led by new head coach Shane Bemmer.