The South Carolina Gamecock football team practiced under the lights at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds” on Tuesday night. The squad continues its preparations for the 2014 season opener, set for Thursday, August 28, against Texas A&M.

Following practice, Athletics Director Ray Tanner, head coach Steve Spurrier and the entire Gamecock football coaching staff, took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

“I had two teammates with the 49ers that had ALS,” said Coach Spurrier. “It’s a terrible disease. Whatever we can do to help raise some money to fight it, we’re going to try to do our part here. I’m going to challenge three coaching buddies of mine to do their entire staff also – Nick Saban at Alabama and their staff, Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M and Bobby Stoops at Oklahoma. They need to dunk their staffs to help fight ALS.”