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Clemson fans host Cocky's funeral ahead of Palmetto showdown

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Clemson fans gathered for the tradition of Cocky's funeral before the big USC vs. Clemson game tomorrow. (FOX Carolina/ 11/25/16) Clemson fans gathered for the tradition of Cocky's funeral before the big USC vs. Clemson game tomorrow. (FOX Carolina/ 11/25/16)
Clemson fans gathered for the tradition of Cocky's funeral before the big USC vs. Clemson game tomorrow. (FOX Carolina/ 11/25/16) Clemson fans gathered for the tradition of Cocky's funeral before the big USC vs. Clemson game tomorrow. (FOX Carolina/ 11/25/16)
Clemson fans gathered for the tradition of Cocky's funeral before the big USC vs. Clemson game tomorrow. (FOX Carolina/ 11/25/16) Clemson fans gathered for the tradition of Cocky's funeral before the big USC vs. Clemson game tomorrow. (FOX Carolina/ 11/25/16)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

As excitement builds for tomorrow's big Palmetto Bowl, Clemson fans gathered Friday in the name of tradition for some pre-game fun.

During a pep rally before Saturday's Clemson vs. USC football game, fans took part in the ritual burning of Cocky, the Gamecocks mascot.

The event, coordinated by Tiger Platoon and the Student Alumni Council, took place between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Attendees were able to enjoy performances by the Blue Ridge Bandits, Clemson Rally Cats and Clemson Cheerleaders at the event.

Monday, USC Gamecocks fans kicked off rivalry week in similar fashion with their annual Tiger Burn in Columbia. 

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