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South Carolina football to play exclusively conference games in 2020

The SEC finally pulled the trigger on how it intends to handle college football in the coronavirus-altered world of 2020, landing on a 10-game, conference-only model.

The SEC also shifted the start of its season to Sept. 26, pushing the Gamecocks back three weeks from their original opening date on Sept. 5.

South Carolina will lose Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, and Wofford as non-conference opponents — and those programs will, in turn, lose the payday they’d have otherwise received from the Gamecocks. Oh, and uh, I guess that means Clemson’s off the menu, too.

As the SEC currently plays an 8-game conference schedule, two more games will need to be decided upon for each team.