Here it is, the final scene setter of the season:
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Good morning from Birmingham!
After a short flight from Columbia (I couldn’t even get through my in-flight movie selection), we arrived in Birmingham yesterday afternoon. I went to dinner in Five Points – the streets were kind of quiet. Apparently the expected crowd of approximately 15,000 Gamecock fans has not arrived yet.
Today is the first official day of the bowl and the team has a busy schedule ahead. Coach Spurrier has a press conference at 10:30 a.m.
Following the press conference is the Monday Morning Quarterback Club Kickoff Luncheon at noon. Both teams will be in attendance as 1992 Heisman Trophy Winner Gino Torretta will be the featured speaker. In addition, former Alabama All-American running back Bobby Humphrey will be honored as the Golden Flake Legend of Birmingham. The award recognizes current or former Birmingham residents who have distinguished themselves in their careers.
After the luncheon, the team will board the buses and head to its first practice in Birmingham (check GamecocksOnline.com later today for post-practice video and recap).
After practice, the team returns to the hotel before departing again for a team welcome dinner.
Stay tuned to Spurs Up and GamecocksOnline for more coverage of bowl week.
The South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office has sold out the school’s 10,000 ticket allotment for the Papajohns.com Bowl on January 2nd. Gamecock fans still wishing to travel to Birmingham for the game can purchase tickets through the bowl’s official website at www.papajohnsbowl.com. Tickets are $40 plus any applicable fees. You can also call at 205.413.4849.
For fans who have already purchased tickets, all tickets ordered by Friday the 18th at noon, were mailed Friday afternoon. All other orders were mailed today. All tickets shipped were 2-day priority mail, with delivery confirmation.
Add one more fan event at the Papajohns.com Bowl to the list we posted yesterday. The Athletics Department and the Carolina Alumni Association will host a Gamecock Nation Welcome Bash on Friday, January 1st from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at On Tap Sports Cafe – Lakeview. Located in downtown Birmingham, On Tap Sports Cafe is at 737 29th Street South. View the map below for directions.