Down to the 20-Somethings: Kick-off Countdown

There are 29-days until kick-off at the University of South Carolina. Check out who stands at no. 29 on the roster and information about the brand new SEC Network.

It looks like it’s come down to the 20-somethings in today’s countdown. Only 29-days stand between the Gamecocks and Williams-Brice Stadium on Thursday, August 28.

The University of South Carolina will be kicking-off against Texas A&M and appear on the brand-new SEC Network.

The SEC Network

The 24/7 multiplatform network will be devoted to showcasing Southeastern Conference sports. ESPN operated, the network will officially launch August 14.

Personalities like Andre Ware, Matt Stinchcomb, Tony Barnhart, Dave Neal, Jesse Palmer, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland, and Marcus Spears all join the SEC roster.

Ware has covered college football at ESPN for the last 10 years and served as an SEC game analyst for the last five. Stinchcomb has also provided studio coverage for both SEC and ESPNU since 2009.

ESPN’s Neal and Hart will round out the play-by-play roles, as Brent Musburger joins Palmer and sideline reporter Maria Taylor every Saturday on one of the three SEC Network games.

In addition to 45 college football games this season, the SEC Network will have all-encompassing studio coverage of the 14 SEC football teams on game day and throughout the week.

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate the network, which will televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually.

You’ll be able to catch SEC-specials and stories, in-depth commentary, daily news, spring football games, and hundreds of additional live events from various sports.


Standing at no. 29 on the roster…


Texas-native Elliott Fry stands at no. 29 as Carolina’s placekicker. 6-foot, 165 pounds, Fry has been an excellent addition to the roster and returns for his sophomore year in 2014. Last season, Fry led the team with 99 points and went from walk-on to star in just a matter of time. He notched 15-of-18 goal field goal attempts and 54-of-55 extra points, completing a school record.

Carolina sophomore Matrick Belton from Columbia, S.C. also embraces the no. 29 spot. The walk-on wide receiver joined the team when spring practice began and enrolled at Carolina in January of this year. He will not be eligible to play this fall, due to NCAA transfer rules. In 2012 and 2013, he played for Hampton University.

GamecockPride.com will keep you updated and couting down until kick-off Aug. 28.


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