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Get Ready to Cheer On Your Favorite Team With These Season Openers

Unveiling College Football Season in the Carolinas

The arrival of fall brings with it a sense of anticipation and excitement that can only be matched by one thing –– the start of college football season. These season openers mark a significant milestone in the sports calendar, heralding the return of fierce rivalries, heart-stopping moments, and the camaraderie that unites fans across the nation. 

Continue reading as we take a look at college football season openers across the Carolinas. So, get out those lucky jerseys because the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here!


Clemson University’s football team is gearing up for an exciting start to the upcoming season. For the second consecutive year, the Tigers are set to kick off their journey on the much-anticipated Labor Day weekend, facing off against the Duke Blue Devils. The game will be played at the Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham. Following the exciting Labor Day opener, the Clemson Tigers will play against Charleston Southern for their highly-awaited home opener. 

Learn More: 2023-2024 Clemson Football Schedule


The 2023-2024 season holds thrilling promise as the Furman Paladins prepare for an exciting start! The action kicks off with a matchup against Tennessee Tech on August 31 at the Paladin Stadium in Greenville, followed by a showdown against South Carolina on September 9 in Columbia. 

Later on, in the season, fans can prepare for the anticipated clash against Citadel on October 7. Be sure to watch the game to see if the advantage of playing at home is enough for the Paladins to get the win. 

Learn More: 2023-2024 Furman Football Schedule

Western Carolina University 

Western Carolina University’s football team is on the brink of an exciting season, marked by their upcoming season opener against the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2. The game will take place at the War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. 

The Western Carolina University football team’s debut in front of their fans will unfold at the E.J. Whitmire Stadium in Cullowhee on September 9, where they will take on Samford University. Players and fans alike await the clash that promises to be an entertaining start to the season.

Learn More: 2023-2024 Western Carolina University Football Schedule

University of South Carolina

What could be more exciting than a season kickoff between North and South Carolina? The University of South Carolina Gamecocks are ready for the season opener against their local rivals, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Taking place on September 2 in Charlotte at the Bank of America Stadium, the game will be a rematch of the 2021 Duke’s Mayo Bowl –– which the Gamecocks won 38-21. This year’s game is expected to keep the fans on the edge of their seats! 

With no time to rest, the following weekend, on September 9, the Gamecocks will take on Furman at the iconic Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.   

Learn More: 2023-2024 University of South Carolina Football Schedule

Enjoy College Football Season at The Cliffs

College football is more than just a series of games––it’s a shared journey of passion, tradition, and unity. Whether it is the excitement of game day or the moments leading up to it, having your own retreat at The Cliffs means you are always just steps away from the action. 

With a home at The Cliffs, you are not just getting a place to stay––you are gaining a front-row seat to the exhilarating world of college sports. Comprised of seven communities, located throughout Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, The Cliffs makes it easy to cheer on your favorite teams throughout the season. 

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