South Carolina, Appalachian State modify, add two games to future series

By Kevin Kelley -

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Appalachian State Mountaineers have modified as well as added two games to their future football series, has learned.

A copy of a new football game agreement was obtained from the University of South Carolina, which cancels and replaces a previous agreement between the Gamecocks and Mountaineers that was signed back in 2018.

The original agreement began with South Carolina hosting Appalachian State at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 9, 2019. The Mountaineers upset the Gamecocks in that contest, 20-15.

The final two games of that contract were slated for Sept. 20, 2025 at App State’s Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C., and then back in Columbia on a date to determined in 2027.

Per the terms of the new contract signed by both schools last November, South Carolina will now host Appalachian State at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 6, 2025 and then again two seasons later on Sept. 4, 2027. The Gamecocks and Mountaineers will then meet at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Sept. 3, 2033 before the series concludes at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 2, 2034.

The date of the South Carolina-Appalachian State game in 2027 will likely change, however. About a month after the new contract was signed with App State, South Carolina and East Carolina agreed to move their canceled game in 2020 to Sept. 4, 2027.

Overall, South Carolina will end up hosting four games of the series while Appalachian State will host one, which includes the original contest that was played in 2019 in Columbia.

Per the contract, South Carolina will pay Appalachian State a guarantee of $1.95 million for the 2025 game and $1.95 million for the 2027 game. The two schools will not exchange guarantees for the games in 2033 and 2034.

South Carolina and Appalachian State first met on the gridiron on Oct. 14, 1972 and have played 10 times overall, each time in Columbia. Appalachian State’s 20-15 win in 2019 stopped a five-game losing streak in the series, but the Gamecocks still hold an 8-2 advantage.

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Comments (3)

Congrats to the AD’s at both schools. Often when a team getting a guarantee wins a game the series is canceled not extended.

So how long before that game in Boone is moved to either Charlotte or Columbia?