Darius Rucker says free gig at Columbia if Gamecock WBB wins

Another national championship from South Carolina could mean a special performance for Darius Rucker.

The country musician and lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish hinted Friday night that he would perform a free concert at the Horseshoe, in the heart of the USC campus, if the Gamecock women’s basketball team wins a national championship.

South Carolina is one win away from the school’s second national title after beating Louisville 72-59 on Friday in the first national semifinal. The Gamecocks face the Connecticut-Stanford winner of the national championship on Sunday at 8 p.m.

“Yeesssssssssss!!!!! Let’s go @GamecockWBB and @dawnstaley!! We have POY and COY. One more win and I’m not saying we have a party on the Horseshoe. Free show for the Natty. How about Gamecocks?!?!?!?!” Rucker tweeted after the game.

It wouldn’t be the first time Rucker has offered a free concert at USC after a promise made during an athletic season. In 2017, he performed a free concert at Colonial Life Arena after the Gamecocks won six games in Will Muschamp’s first season as football manager.

Rucker is a South Carolina native who went to USC, is an avid Gamecock fan, and attends many sporting events throughout the year. He traveled to New York and then Arizona in the 2018 USC Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Rucker was at the Greensboro Regional Finals last week to see Dawn Staley’s Gamecock Women’s Team.

This story was originally published April 1, 2022 9:29 p.m.

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Lou Bezjak is the High School Athletic Readiness Coordinator for State (Columbia) and Island Packet (Hilton Head). He previously worked at the Florence Morning News and has covered high school sports in South Carolina since 2002. Lou is a two-time South Carolina Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.
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