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Sports Marketing

Phone: (803) 576-9189 | Fax: (803) 777-5280 | General E-mail:
Address: Rice Athletics Center, 1304 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC 29208

Eric Nichols

Eric Nichols

Executive Associate AD/CMO

E-mail Eric

Joe O'Clair

Joe O’Clair

Assistant AD/Marketing & Fan Experience

E-mail Joe

Matthew Bridges

Matthew Bridges

Director of Trademark Licensing

E-mail Matthew

Brad Muller

Brad Muller

Director of Content

E-mail Brad

Monique Brown

Monique Brown

Assistant Director of Marketing

E-mail Monique

Tyler Cater

Tyler Cater

Assistant Director of Marketing

E-mail Tyler

Bailey White

Bailey White

Graduate Assistant

E-mail Bailey



The University of South Carolina Athletics Department may be able to provide a requested item for charitable and community events. All requests must be evaluated for compliance with NCAA regulations and institutional policies and procedures. We are happy to process your request once complete information is received; however, please understand that we are unable to guarantee that an item will be provided.

As these requests take time to go through the entire compliance process, please allow a minimum of four weeks for the University to approve your request. To submit your donation request, please visit the link below.

Donation Requests


The Marketing Department has various promotional games and giveaways at athletic events Please visit the sport’s individual page and click “Promotions” in the top right hand corner to see what is going on at your favorite Gamecock venue. Future schedules will be posted as they arise. All schedules are subject to change.


The mission of the Office of Trademarks and Licensing is to insure (1) proper use of those trademarks, service marks, logos, and insignias that have come to be associated with the University of South Carolina; (2) generate income to support and enhance the scholastic missions of the University of South Carolina; and (3) protect the university’s reputation, good name and image by permitting only appropriate uses and assuring that only quality products bear the institution’s name, initials or marks.

For more information on licensing, you can visit the main University Licensing page below.

University Licensing


South Carolina Athletics is proud to to rank in the top 20 in the entire NCAA in Facebook Fans, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers. To keep up with all of the excitement of Gamecock Athletics, including exclusive coverage, visit the the Connect Page. This has all of the following official pages and accounts on it:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • Pinterest
  • Google Plus
  • The Garnet Insider
  • GamecocksOnline Mobile App

South Carolina athletics events would not be the same without our loyal and enthusiastic student fans. Home field advantage is about atmosphere and energy, and students are the heartbeat of our home crowds. As a thank you for your continued efforts and to recognize your impact as part of our team, the South Carolina Athletics Department has created the Gamecock Student Rewards Program sponsored by Wells Fargo.

For questions e-mail us at


Fans who bring a group of 15 or more can purchase tickets for the discounted rate for only $1 at the following sporting events:

  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Softball

For more information on these rates and how to purchase them, view the link below.

Group Sales


The Read with the Gamecocks Program was created in 2007 by the Women’s Basketball program to promote literacy among elementary school students. Last year, we had 81 schools and over 26,000 students participate from across the South!

For more information on the program including forms to sign your school or class up, visit the attached link. For further questions you can call Erica Bujak at (803) 576-9288, or e-mail


Active Gamecocks presented by Absolute Total Care was created in 2011 to combat childhood obesity. The program encourages children, between kindergarten and eighth grade, to participate in a two-week, 30-minute a day exercise regimen. If the student completes this exercise regimen, they become eligible to receive two complimentary tickets (one student and one guardian) to a predetermined Gamecock athletic sporting event. The program is put in place during the academic year, where three sessions can take place – fall, winter and spring. Organizations are encouraged to participate in as many sessions as they would be it one or three!

If you are interested in finding out more about the Active Gamecocks program you can call Erica Bujak at (803) 576-9288, or e-mail


For fans that may not live as close by and are not able to attend Carolina sporting events to get the official team posters for all 19 varsity sports, you can purchase them online. They make great presents and can be mailed directly to a recipient!

For further questions about the Poster Store, you can call (803) 576-9189.


The Marketing Department provides internships for University of South Carolina students. Internships are renewed by each academic term; Fall term, Spring term, and Summer term. Internships are approximately 15-20 hours per week for part-time and 40 hours a week for students seeking full-time internships or practicums.

Duties include aiding the Marketing Department with marketing and promotional activities for all Varsity sports. Interns will provide support with game day operations for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Baseball, and other Olympic sports as assigned. Interns will also aid with ticket sales and public relations campaigns geared towards increasing attendance on campus and throughout the community. Desired candidates have the following skill sets:

  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment
  • Professionalism
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management skills

If you are interested in applying for a marketing internship, please fill out our internship application form.


The University of South Carolina is unable to honor requests for utilization of the video boards at Williams-Brice Stadium, Stone Stadium, or Beckham Field for birthday wishes, anniversary congratulations and any other personal messages. Additionally the University is unable to honor requests at all venues for the Public Address announcers for similar messages.