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Aug. 17, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After two weeks of preseason practice, the South Carolina volleyball team will give fans a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2016 when it hosts its annual Garnet and Black scrimmage on Sunday, Aug. 21. The intra-squad match is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Carolina Volleyball Center.

The match is free for fans, and will also feature a meet and greet with the team and an autograph session where fans can pick up the 2016 season schedule poster. Those who are interested can purchase season tickets at the match, prices are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 17 and under. Fans who have already purchased their season ticket can pick up their mini volleyball on Sunday.

Though it will not be in effect for Sunday, South Carolina Athletics is implementing a clear bag policy for all ticketed athletic events, beginning in 2016-17. The new policy will limit the size and type of bags that may be brought into the venues for baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and volleyball. The Athletics Department encourages fans to not bring any type of bag to games, but understands that there are some who prefer to do so.

Fans will only be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container at any stadium plaza areas, stadium gates or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium for all athletics events:


Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” – A logo no larger than 4.5” x 3.4” can be displayed on one side of a permissible
clear bag.

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” – approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap

Medically necessary items (after proper inspection at specified gates)


Purses larger than a clutch bag



Fanny packs

Cinch/Drawstring bags

Luggage of any kind

Computer bags

Diaper bags

Binocular cases

Camera bags

Non-approved seat cushions, which include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers.

Guests will continue to be able to enjoy their tailgate activities in the parking lots and to do so with greater safety and the knowledge that their entry into the stadium will be smoother and faster. They also will continue to be able to carry items allowed into the venue, such as binoculars, cameras and smart phones.

The 2016 regular season begins Aug. 26 at College of Charleston, and the team’s home opener is Sept. 2 against rival Clemson at 7 p.m.