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Gamecocks kick off rivalry week with annual Tiger Burn, Clemson to bury Cocky Friday

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Gamecock's mascot "Cocky" (Source: Gamecocks website) Clemson Tiger's mascot (Source: AP Images) Gamecock's mascot "Cocky" (Source: Gamecocks website) Clemson Tiger's mascot (Source: AP Images)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Gamecock fans kicked off rivalry week with the annual Tiger Burn Monday night in Columbia.

The annual tradition takes place at the University of South Carolina campus and dates back to 1902.

The tiger mascot stands at least 30-feet tall.

Clemson Tiger fans will also participate in the rivalry week festivities when they hold a funeral for Gamecock's mascot Cocky this Friday night in anticipation of the big game Saturday.

Cocky's burial begins at 5 p.m. in the parking lot outside the west zone.

FOX Carolina will be there to bring you the latest on both teams as they prepare for the Palmetto showdown Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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