Students at the University of South Carolina are bucking a national trend and showing up in droves for football games at Williams-Brice Stadium. A recent study by The Wall Street Journal indicated that the average student attendance at college football games is down 7.1 percent since 2009. Fortunately, nobody has told that to South Carolina students.

“We’ve had more requests this year than at any point in my seven years here,” said Lance Grantham, assistant athletics director of ticket operations. “We’re averaging 14 and a half thousand requests from students per game for the three games so far. It’s really unprecedented with the amount of interest we’ve had from the students. We know we’re going to guarantee the 10,000 tickets for students on the lower level, and then we’ll provide between 1,500 and 3,000 seats in the upper deck if they’re available.” Read more