The University of South Carolina will be represented in the Camping World Truck Series this weekend. Bolen Motorsports’ No. 66 truck will run a South Carolina paint scheme for Saturday’s race at Martinsville in honor of the Gamecocks’ Final Four appearances. Jeff Bolen, the team’s owner, went to South Carolina.
Come Saturday, South Carolina will be tipping off against Gonzaga and Oregon will face North Carolina for spots in the 2017 NCAA title game. No, this isn’t about UNC being the only team with actual Final Four experience after World War II. Three of the schools: Oregon, UNC and South Carolina all bear the names of the state in which the university is located. There is no Gonzaga, Wash.
South Carolina coach Frank Martin, whose career arc includes stints as a night club bouncer and a Dairy Queen employee, is one of the most interesting characters in the Final Four. Adding to Martin’s legend is his intense Pitbull fandom. Yes, that Pitbull