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Carolina Cheerleaders from 1972-73 Reunite on Campus

Fifteen University of South Carolina cheerleaders from the early 1970s met up on campus during Homecoming Weekend 2012 to check out the changing campus, cheer on the Gamecocks and get to know each other again.

The group met up at Cola's, where they had dinner Friday night and were treated "like royalty." Then Saturday morning, they tailgated at the Commons and greeted the team as they made their way to Williams-Brice Stadium. For those who were staying in town that night, the weekend concluded with dinner near campus before they said their goodbyes.

"It was a fabulous game and a magical weekend!" said Donna Edgins. Stephen Schiavone says there are plans for another reunion in the future, and he credits My Carolina with helping to accommodate the group.

If you are interested in hosting a reunion for your "affinity group" or even a meet-up of a small collection of friends, we are happy to help! Please contact Jane Lavender for more information.

"Then and now" pictures of the 1972 and 1973 cheerleaders can be found below.

Pictured above, from left to right, of the 1973 squad: Mike DeMauro, Sue (Scurlock) Allen, Reggie Chesson, Donna Edgins, Buzz Prescott, Helen (Hall) Kapp, Danny McMahan, Bev Ballinger, Stephen Schiavone, Vicki (Dunham) Farmer, Sherri (Ratley) Timmons, Dennis (Legman) Robinson, David Allen, Lynn Daley and Bryant Wright. Lynn Daley, Bev Ballinger, and David Allen were unable to make the reunion due to family obligations. Sam, Chuck, and Camille (from the '72 squad) also made the reunion.

Pictured above, from left to right, of the 1972 and 1973 squads: (Back row) Mike DeMauro, Dennis Robinson, Danny McMahan, Buzz Prescott; (Center row) Donna Edgins, Vicki Farmer, Sherri Timmons, Sam Barber, Sue Allen, Stephen Schiavone; (Bottom row) Helen Kapp, Chuck Timmons and Camille Bradford-Hugg. Missing from the picture are Reggie Chesson and Bryant Wright, although they did arrive at the game after this picture was taken.

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