The Gamecocks are now halfway done building the program’s 2024 nonconference football schedule as Akron has been added to the list of South Carolina’s future opponents.

South Carolina is now set to host Akron Sept. 21, 2024, in Williams-Brice Stadium. This game joins the annual Clemson game for South Carolina as the only two on the program’s nonconference slate for the 2024 season.

This news comes after Akron played in Columbia last season. South Carolina ended up beating Akron 28-3 on Dec. 1. The Gamecocks added the game late in the year after the Marshall game was canceled.

The 2018 contest was the first between the two football programs.

“This past year we had the opportunity to play in Columbia and experience one of the classic venues in the SEC,” Larry Williams, Akron’s AD said via a release. “Athletic Director Ray Tanner and his entire staff really demonstrated that Southern hospitality. So impressed were we that we seized the chance to provide that same experience to a new cohort of Zip student-athletes, some of whom will likely be from a reasonable proximity to Columbia.”