2012 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Gamecocks Open Campaign at Vanderbilt
S.C. – The Southeastern Conference has announced its 14-team conference
game schedule for the 2012 season. In conjunction with that
announcement, The University of South Carolina has released its
complete 12-game 2012 schedule.
The Gamecocks will open the
conference season on Thursday, August 30, when they travel to Nashville
to take on Vanderbilt. The game will be televised on one of ESPN’s
The 2012 schedule is not based on any other previous
or future schedule formats. The SEC Athletics Directors will convene in
Spring 2012 to begin formulating scheduling principles for the 2013
season and beyond.
“The SEC transition team and our athletic
directors did a great job with significant logistical challenges in a
short time frame in developing the 2012 football conference schedule,”
said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “The ability to come together
for the conference is what makes the SEC so strong and that was evident
yet again in this process.”
“The 2012 football schedule has been
a huge undertaking by the conference office,” added South Carolina
Athletics Director Eric Hyman. “Scheduling 13 teams was extremely
difficult but when Missouri was released to join the conference at such
a late date, scheduling 14 teams in a tight timeline was awfully
challenging. Most schools had to make adjustments from their normal
schedules in order to finalize the 2012 schedule.”
schedule is based on divisional play that started in 1992. Missouri
will participate in the Eastern Division while Texas A&M will play
in the Western Division. The conference schedule will remain at eight
regular season games, with six games played inside the division and two
games against teams from the opposite division.
The 2012 SEC Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
entire slate of 2012 conference games will be televised by one of the
SEC’s television partners - CBS Sports, any of the ESPN platforms
(ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN3.com), CSS or FS South.
Thursday, Aug. 30 Vanderbilt* Nashville, Tenn.
Saturday, Sept. 8 East Carolina Columbia, S.C.
Saturday, Sept. 22 Missouri* Columbia, S.C.
Saturday, Sept. 29 Kentucky* Lexington, Ky.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Baton Rouge, La.
Saturday, Oct. 20 Florida* Gainesville, Fla.
Saturday, Oct. 27 Tennessee* Columbia, S.C.
Saturday, Nov. 3 OPEN
Saturday, Nov. 10 Arkansas* Columbia, S.C.
Saturday, Nov. 17 Wofford Columbia, S.C.
Saturday, Nov. 24 Clemson Clemson, S.C.