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Aug. 15, 2010

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Fan Appreciation Day

The South Carolina Athletic Department hosted its annual Fan Appreciation Day at Colonial Life Arena Sunday, and thousands of fans showed up to meet the coaches and players from the fall sports programs. The volleyball, cross country, football and men’s and women’s soccer teams, along with the cheer squad and Cocky, signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans in what has become one of the signature events of late summer in Columbia.

The feeling of excitement began well before the doors opened at 12:30 p.m. as hundreds of fans lined up outside the doors to earn the honor of being the first to get their posters signed. Also while waiting on the football team to arrive, fans were able to watch a highlight reel from last season on the video board above the court.