South Carolina fans hoping to see a huge Gamecock statue finished by football season reportedly will be disappointed.
As relayed by The State’s Avery G. Wilks on Thursday, the 15- to-18-foot item “is taking longer than expected to cast in bronze and assemble,” per the school.
The statue costs $995,000, and it was paid through private gifts. South Carolina officials had hoped the statue would be in place near Williams-Brice Stadium before the Gamecocks hosted Kentucky on Sept. 16.
Per Wilks, the statue won’t be installed until after the season.
You can check out an image of the proposed statue below. South Carolina opens against North Carolina State on Sept. 2 in Charlotte, N.C.
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