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S.C. Football Guide: Wofford Terriers

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A small-college powerhouse with an academic record boasting cumulative SAT scores higher than its enrollment, Wofford College joined the Southern Conference in 1996-97, has won five conference titles and regularly participates in the NCAA Division I-AA/FCS playoffs. The Terriers under longtime coach Mike Ayers played an "old-fashioned" wishbone option offense, stressing a hard-nosed running game. Josh Conklin succeeded Ayers before the 2018 season.

Gibbs Stadium, a 13,000-seat showplace, is nestled in the middle of the cozy campus, and a tie-in with the NFL's Carolina Panthers has provided for first-class facilities. Strolling through the beautiful Spartanburg campus to the stadium is a nostalgic treat.

How to enjoy a Terriers football weekend, inside or outside the stadium:

Getting tickets - Tickets are generally available for Wofford home games via the school's ticket office, or via StubHub.

Where to eat before the game - Cribbs Kitchen on Main is a fan favorite for breakfast or lunch, while Ike's Korner Grill is the spot to go for hamburgers. PGA TOUR player and Wofford grad William McGirt is partial to Wade's, a meat-and-three restaurant founded in 1947.

Where to celebrate after the game - Freight Yard Pub offers a changing selection of 14 taps and bottled beers, along with a full menu sure to please hungry Terriers fans. For scenic rooftop views of downtown Spartanburg, try Level 10.

Where to buy Wofford gear - Load up on black-and-gold Terrier gear at the Wofford Bookstore or the Wofford College Terriers Fan Store.

Where to tailgate with Terriers fans - A large choice of on-campus parking lots surrounding Gibbs Stadium are open for visitors on a first-come basis.

Where to purchase your tailgate fare - Ingles Market has three Spartanburg locations, the closest two on E. Main Street and S. Pine Street. Monster Subs on Blackstock Road is popular with deli-food fans.

Best Wofford game-day rituals - The most ardent Wofford fans have their own special tailgating spot: the Verandah Lot overlooking the south end zone. It's a great place to mingle with hardcore Terriers faithful.

What they're singing or dancing to - The school has no marching band for football. For basketball games, fans enjoy the Wofford College Thundering Terriers Pep Band.

Bob Gillespie
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.