May 01, 2021

What's the Gamecock logo doing at the Kentucky Derby?

By: Chardonnay Ismail

This weekend, one of the horses at the Kentucky Derby is sporting a blanket with the Gamecock logo. 

UofSC alumnus Stephen Panus' son Jake passed away last year. He, along with his wife Kellie, formed an endowed scholarship in honor of their son. Gamecock Athletics approved the use of the Block C logo for the blanket of the horse "Hot Rod Charlie."

The Jake Panus Walk-on Football Endowed Scholarship supports a walk-on player for the South Carolina Gamecocks football team.

Read the full story on the Charlotte Observer's website.


Photo courtesy of Stephen Panus

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