Why The University Of South Carolina Is The Best
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Why The University Of South Carolina Is The Best

Forever To Thee.

Why The University Of South Carolina Is The Best

We are the real Carolina and the real USC. Here's why.

  • It's only cold here for, like, two months. And by cold I mean almost 40 degrees.
  • Our colors, garnet and black, look classy on literally everyone.
  • The Horseshoe is the most magical and beautiful place you could ever imagine.
  • You get to go to the State Fair every year (and usually a couple of times a year) because it takes place ten minutes from campus.
  • The Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center is top of the line and gorgeous (we have a rock climbing wall).
  • Pawley's Front Porch is the best burger you will ever eat and was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
  • We actually do have students from all over the country, but mostly Maryland.
  • You will never get tired of going out in Five Points because there are so many bars.
  • Chicken Finger Wednesday.
  • All of our campus has historical significance.
  • The new Darla Moore School of Business will be the world's largest net zero building, which means it generates as much energy as it consumes. It is also beautiful.
  • Our women's basketball team is coached by an Olympic gold medalist (Dawn Staley) and they kick butt every year.
  • We're lucky enough to have a Greek Village with some of the grandest fraternity and sorority houses in the country.
  • We're in the SEC. The most exciting and competitive conference there is.
  • Our southern food is amazing.
  • We have the #1 International Business program in the nation, as rated by US News and World Report.
  • You never have to leave Columbia to buy something you need because it's all right here (besides the Apple store).
  • The constant trains running through Columbia always give you an excuse as to why you were late to class.
  • Off campus living includes everything from a beautiful one-of-a-kind house to a high-rise apartment to a gated community or the historical Olympia and Granby Mills lofts.
  • There's always great musicians coming to town because our music scene is poppin'.
  • You can have functions at a plantation home, a museum, a concert venue or even the football stadium.
  • Lake Murray is right here, we're surrounded by awesome rivers you can float down, and Folly Beach is less than two hours away.
  • Tailgating is an all day event that makes driving past the stadium on game day impossible.
  • Our ladies' traditional game day attire, black dresses and cowboy boots, are actually way more functional than they are stylish (comfortable shoes and less sweating).
  • Our baseball stadium is nicer than most minor league stadiums.
  • Hootie and the Blowfish was formed at USC and Darius Rucker comes to almost all of our football games.
  • Our football coach, Steve Spurrier, is a Heisman trophy winner (we love you HBC).
  • When it snows here, class is cancelled for a week, there are giant hills to sled down, and we have massive student snowball fights on the Horseshoe.
  • We consider Wagon Wheel to be one of our school anthems.
  • Cocky, our mascot, has been named national mascot of the year four times, and has been on the Capital One Bowl All-America Mascot Team six times.
  • Columbia is the state capital of South Carolina so we get a ton of political action.
  • Our live mascot, Sir Big Spur, rides out onto the football field on a mini remote controlled field goal post every game and if that's not the coolest thing ever I don't know what is.
  • Our St. Patty's Day celebration in Five Points is one of the largest and craziest in the country.
  • And last, but certainly not least, the University of South Carolina is home to the best people in the world -- Gamecocks.
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