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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The 2013 Gamecocks football season hasn't even started, but it's never too early to think about 2014, right?
Wednesday, the team released their schedule for the 2014 season, highlighted by the first appearance of new SEC rival Texas A&M.
The Gamecocks will take on the Aggies for the first time ever as the squad open the season on August 28th. A&M replaces Arkansas as the USC's annual Western Division rival.
Other highlights of the year include the annual showdown with Georgia (September 13th), Florida (November 15th), and Clemson (November 29th). Auburn returns to the schedule. Those Tigers have handed the Gamecocks three of their nine losses over the past three seasons.
University of South Carolina 2014 Football Schedule
(Note: All dates subject to change)
Thursday, August 28, vs Texas A&M*
Saturday, September 6, vs East Carolina
Saturday, September 13, vs Georgia*
Saturday, September 20, at Vanderbilt*
Saturday, September 27, vs Missouri*
Saturday, October 4, at Kentucky*
Saturday, October 18, vs Furman
Saturday, October 25, at Auburn*
Saturday, November 1, vs Tennessee*
Saturday, November 15, at Florida*
Saturday, November 22, vs South Alabama
Saturday, November 29, at Clemson