Outback Bowl Day 1: Welcome to Tampa!

Tampa, FL – The Gamecocks arrived in Tampa Bay today for their New Year’s Day Outback Bowl match-up with Michigan. The first official bowl event was a Welcome Dinner by Outback Steakhouse.  Check out a couple photos from the day below and see the full album here!

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Check out the stats on the more than 4,700 pounds of food for the two teams: 750 lbs of sirloin steak, 750 lbs of chicken, and 900 lbs of ribs, all cooked over a wood fire grill. Also 700 lbs of house salad, 400 lbs of bacon topped lobster mac & cheese, 1,600 coconut shrimp, 160 bloomin’ onions, 1,200 lbs of cheese cake, 80 gallons of barbecue sauce and 90 cases of soda and water.

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Stay tuned to GamecocksOnline.com throughout the week leading up to the Outback Bowl for coverage of bowl activities and events! First day of practice here in Tampa is tomorrow.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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