Gamecock Club sets membership record

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina says its Gamecock Club athletic booster has set a record with 16,300 members.

The athletic department said Thursday the membership grew by 1,100. The booster group provides $13 million in scholarships and support for 385 athletes with the Gamecocks.

Athletic director Ray Tanner said his department appreciates the support and knows it will help the athletes succeed.