"My Carolina is stepping out on to the Horseshoe on a brisk fall day as the students play Frisbee and whiffle ball and read their books."
- University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides
"My Carolina is Bow Tie Bus Tours, talking with students on the Horseshoe, telling people about the Innovista, and playing the trumpet in the USC Marching Band."
- Dr. Andrew Sorensen, Carolina President, 2002-08
"My Carolina is living and working in one of the best states in America. My Carolina is coaching at a wonderful state university, the University of South Carolina; competing at the highest level in the Southeastern Conference; and hopefully one day soon being the Southeastern Conference football champions! This is My Carolina!"
- Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier
"My Carolina is recruiting on the Horseshoe, mingling with students at the Russell House, and celebrating a National Championship with Gamecock nation."
- Ray Tanner, Athletics Director, former Carolina Baseball Coach
"My Carolina is the chance to build a championship caliber program in the Southeastern Conference, helping our players reach their potential on and off the court, being active in our local community, and great fans in the Colonial Life Arena."
-Dawn Staley, Carolina Women's Basketball Coach
"My Carolina is the people sitting behind our bench every day, the community and the strong support we receive from the people, and the Colonial Center."
- Susan Walvius, former Carolina Women's Basketball Coach."
"My Carolina is the equestrian team, it's winning a national championship and it's beating Georgia at home."
- Boo Major, Carolina Equestrian Coach
"My Carolina is competition and passion. Ther's nothing like every week, going up against the absolute best athletes in the world, not just in the country, but in the world. And above and beyond that, we have the greatest fan base around. The passion for Carolina Gamecocks is above and beyond any I've ever experienced."
- McGee Moody, Carolina Swimming Coach
"My Carolina is a place where dreams can be reached by anyone willing to put forth the effort, and we have had a lot of young people put forth a great deal of effort in the thirteen years we've been here. I look forward to every time I see a young face walking on the horseshoe, or a young face come out to the track, or go for a run, or go to our weight room and use all of our great facilities with great enthusiasm."
- Curtis Frye, Carolina Track Coach
"My Carolina is walking with recruits and their families up around the horseshoe, the sunsets here at the end of the day when we're walking up to the locker room after practice. And of course the electric atmosphere here at the graveyard, Stone Stadium, one of the great venues in college soccer across the country, the support of our fans and the community. That's all part of what My Carolina means to me."
- Mark Berson, Carolina Men's Soccer Coach
"My Carolina is an opportunity to advance myself. Carolina helped me to go play ball, but also to get an education and see a lot of things that I wouldn’t have had the chance to experience. The camaraderie and brotherhood with all my friends is all part of that."
- Brandon Bennett, '95, USC/NFL running back
"My Carolina is football, Five Points, friends I still have years later, getting in trouble, and having way, way too much fun."
- Darius Rucker, lead singer, Hootie and the Blowfish
"My Carolina is beating Clemson 3-2 in overtime in NCAA soccer at the Graveyard. Go Cocks!"
- Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, drummer, Hootie and the Blowfish
"My Carolina is long nights and mornings at the journalism school, which paid off for me luckily; walking through the Horseshoe and smelling the beautiful flowers in the spring--those images will stay with me forever."
- Rita Cosby, '89, Emmy-winning journalist
"My Carolina is going from LaBorde dormitory in 'the Honeycombs' to The Big Bird, probably three or four times a day."
- Columbia Mayor Bob Coble, '75, '78 Law
"My Carolina is the diplomas on my wall, running out to '2001,' personal growth, jogging on the Horseshoe, "Touchdown, Carolina!," trying to make an 8 a.m. class, and one of my longest loves!"
- Todd Ellis, '89, record-breaking Gamecock quarterback
"My Carolina means playing for great legendary baseball coaches like Bobby Richardson and June Raines, and knowing another legendary baseball coach in Ray Tanner. My Carolina means to me '2001,' it means remembering a lot of great classmates in the 1970s, and the business school at the University of South Carolina."
- Tommy Moody, '75, Carolina Baseball broadcaster
"My Carolina is meeting a lot of my great friends here, long nights at the Thomas Cooper Library, beating Clemson in 2006, and running out every Saturday to 82,000 screaming Gamecock fans."
- Ryan Succop, '09, Gamecock Football kicker and Kansas City Chiefs draftee
"My Carolina is playing a small part in building connections between alumni and the university they love. My Carolina is warm spring evenings and weekends with Gamecocks baseball."
- Marsha A. Cole, (Former) Carolina Alumni Association Executive Director
"My Carolina is a new family of excited, energetic and proud individuals dedicated to making USC a great institution of higher education."
- Dr. Donald J. DiPette, Dean of the School of Medicine
"My Carolina is a dedicated faculty, a creative and energetic staff, and an impressive student body."
- Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences