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Old 06-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #21
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Alumni - Class of 2009.

Family members including my dad went to school there. I was also really into Gamecock sports so I was pretty much set on attending but my mom wanted me to go to CofC .. Looking back on it, she was probably right. Not that I didn't enjoy my time in Columbia but I think I would've been better in Charleston. I fell victim of attending because of being a fan rather than what was best for me.
8:1 female to male ratio at CoC. Chances are some aspects could have been MUCH better.
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I saw this on another team's message board and thought it was a pretty good question. I'd kind of like to get a poll of what we have here at cockytalk. I hope this doesn't bring the whole "you're not a real fan unless you went to the school" comments. But here goes: Are you a current student, alumni, or just a fan of the school?

My answer is I started just a fan, and am currently a student. My father was a pastor who went to seminary. He didn't care much for football, so Gamecock football wasn't in my blood. When I was in 3rd grade my best friend, whose dad attended South Carolina, told me that I should be a Gamecock fan. So I became one that minute. Simple as that. In high school I always intended to attend USC, but due to some circumstances ended up going to a 2-year college. Now, I'm 26 and last year started a career that requires me to get more education, so I've finally enrolled at USC. I guess it's never too late, right?

I am excited that you are going to further your education! Congratulations!!

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Before we moved here I required visits to the football stadium, basketball arena, and the baseball field along with making sure there was transportation. I love the look of all 3. The job offer was fine, so we moved here.
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Did not grow up a fan, attended USC from 2000-2002 and was hooked after that. I did not finish (changed my major too many times; never could settle into what I wanted to do). My brother is an alum and current teacher at USC.

Looking back I was too immature to be successful in college and went for the wrong reasons.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:57 PM   #25
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Fan. Parents are alumni and tried to get me to go there. Headed to the Lowcountry instead, CSU alum.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:07 PM   #26
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:18 PM   #28
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I am a fan. Born and raised in SC. Joined the military after graduation and been a fan for over 30 years. To those who are students/Alum. I envy you gals and guys.
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RABID FAN!!! I grew up in greenwood and a couple of locals signed on to play so I began to follow them back in the late 60"s. So, thank you Mr. Tyler Hellams and in memory of Mr. Neville Files(RIP). These two hometown products are the reason that I have never sipped the orange Kool-Aid and NEVER WILL!!!!
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Class of 1974... and a fan... Grew up a Furman fan in the upstate... USC alumnus and fan by the grace of God
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:27 PM   #31
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If you don't mind, can I ask why?
The easiest answer? Life, at the time. Me ex was in school at another school with a couple of years left to finish her degree. I was the primary bread winner and we didn't think we could swing both of us being students in different cities at the same time. Since I already had my MS at the time, we agreed to let her finish her degree first and then see what happened. Looking back, I probably should have taken it.

But had I done that, I wouldn't have met my current wife (after my ex left me for someone else) and never would have had my little boy. I can't complain at all. Take the good with the bad....

Besides, if I'd a taken it, I would have been stuck posting on taternet...

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8:1 female to male ratio at CoC. Chances are some aspects could have been MUCH better.
And dumb@$$ me went to the Citadel...

In a strange twist of fate give my post above, my current wife came VERY, VERY close to attending COC. Since our families knew each other very well, and I wouldn't have been able to drive my first year, I'm sure that I would have been "stuck" riding to school with her. To think what might have been.... :)
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Fan. Grew up in the midwest and attended college at Eastern Illinois University. My wife is an alumni (as is all of her family), we met while living in FL and she turned me into a huge fan. Went to many Big 10 and ND games growing up, nothing like the atmosphere I have seen in Columbia and some other places - football in the south had me hooked. Proudly wear garnet and black around the Dallas/Frisco area now.
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. I always just remember my Great Grandfather who lived in Florida being a huge UF fan and even bigger SOS fan so I always watched or heard about SOS anytime I was at his house which was a lot. My G-PA died when I was young and we was really close. I started watching when Lou was coaching and then when SOS became the coach I really became a huge fan. I now rep USC to the fullest down here in gaytor country.
Gamecocks get a lot of love down here in Gator Country. Any time I wear any of my Gamecock shirts I always get a lot of positive comments.

Class of 1991 here and I come from a big family of Gamecock alumnus. My stepdaughter is actually the President of one of the largest Alumni Chapters in the US.

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Old 06-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #36
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:51 PM   #37
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Attended but didn't graduate from USC. I didn't grow up a fan, I'm a military brat and moved to Columbia my senior high school year(1987). I have been a huge Gamecock fan since. Didn't really know how to vote so I voted fan.
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Huge fan here since the age of 5 in 1984.

While I didnít attend USC, my older brother, Dad , two uncles on my momís side and great Uncle are all Alumniís. My great uncle played football for Carolina back in the days. I am one of the lucky fans who enters the various contests like fan on the field and Free Wendyís for a year and end of winning. In fact, I have won 4 contests in the past 5 years.

I never got a chance to attend Carolina due to my need to party too much during my college years and not take school serious enough. I did end up graduating from Florence Darlington Technical college and then later completing my 4 year degree from Ashford University online in 2013.

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We've got some great fans who aren't alums - including a few I know who went to Clemson or other schools and came over. I'm a '77 grad school grad, wife's a '72 undergrad, and I became a fan in the 1990's. I'm sill part ECU Pirate ('69), played 2 sports there, but I really only follow the Gamecocks now. I'm a Sumter Gamecocks fan also.
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Alumna: undergrad 1975, grad 1977. My son just graduated from USC, and my daughter will graduate next May. My husband is not happy about being in the minority, but he goes along with us and supports the Gamecocks, unless they play Bama.
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