The 2012 football schedule for the University of South Carolina was released Wednesday, with the Gamecocks facing a tough Southeastern Conference lineup and two in-state foes.
The Gamecocks 12-game season kicks off on Thursday Aug. 30 in Nashville against Vanderbilt, which will be televised on one of ESPN's channels.
The 2012 scheduling proved to be difficult for the SEC due to new additions Texas A&M and Missouri. The Gamecocks will face one of those new teams, the Missouri Tigers, in September.
"The 2012 football schedule has been a huge undertaking by the conference office," added South Carolina Athletics Director Eric Hyman. "Scheduling 13 teams was extremely difficult but when Missouri was released to join the conference at such a late date, scheduling 14 teams in a tight timeline was awfully challenging. Most schools had to make adjustments from their normal schedules in order to finalize the 2012 schedule."
The SEC placed Missouri in the same division as the Gamecocks and other conference rivals Georgia and Florida. Texas A&M was placed in the Western Division. The conference schedule will remain at eight regular season games, six of which are played inside the division and two are played against teams from the opposite division.
The entire 2012 lineup for the Gamecocks is below:
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