Saturday November 30th, 2024
Clemson Tigers vs.
South Carolina Gamecocks
Next Game: April 6, 2024
Next Game: August 31, 2024
Countdown to the Rivalry Game:
Clemson vs. South Carolina
The Palmetto Bowl, also known as the Clemson vs. South Carolina game, is the annual football game between the Clemson Tigers and the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, first played on November 12, 1896. This rivalry, one of the longest in college football, was played every year from 1909 to 2019. The game, originally held during the state fair in Columbia as “Big Thursday,” has alternated between the two schools since 1960. In 2014, the rivalry was officially named the “Palmetto Bowl,” though most fans locally still refer to it as the Carolina-Clemson game or the Clemson-Carolina game. The Palmetto Bowl Trophy, introduced in 2015, replaced the Hardee’s Trophy as the award for the annual winner.
The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 interrupted the Palmetto Bowl, ending its run as the longest continuous non-conference rivalry in the nation, the second longest continuous rivalry in Division I college football, and the longest uninterrupted rivalry series in the South. The 2020 game was cancelled due to the SEC adopting a conference-only schedule for that season.
Clemson Leads the Overall Series
The 2024 Carolina Clemson Game
The 121st meeting between Clemson and South Carolina will be held on Saturday, November 30th at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.