Playing for the first time in 1896 on a soggy day at the state fair in Columbia the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers began a tradition that has lasted over a century. From passion and pranks to bad blood and outright brawls this rivalry has it all. Also referred to as The Battle of the Palmetto State USC and Clemson have been bitter rivals since the 1880s and the heated rivalry continues to this day. As a Gamecocks fanatic you can relive this intense rivalry with the official Rivalry t-shirt. It features ?€œBeat Clemson?€ printed in huge letters across the chest above the South Carolina Gamecocks logo. This team colored tee is sure to let everyone know whose side you?€™re on come game day!