Thursday Sept 11, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is not
easing into her new position, as her Gamecocks will face all Final
Four teams from last spring.
Staley announced the schedule Thursday. The Gamecocks will take
on Connecticut, Stanford and LSU at the Colonial Life Arena, and
face NCAA champ Tennessee in Knoxville. South Carolina starts the season on the road Nov. 16 against Penn State. The Gamecocks open the home season against Clemson on Nov. 19.
South Carolina's schedule also includes a Thanksgiving tournament trip Cancun, Mexico. The other teams competing there are Fordham, North Carolina Wilmington and Ohio. Staley was named Gamecocks coach in May. She spent part of the summer as assistant coach for the gold-medal winning U.S. women's basketball team at the Beijing Olympics.
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