USUALLY, COLLEGE football players wear stickers on their helmets to signify individual or team accomplishments.
South Carolina is doing something powerfully different.
The Gamecocks will wear stickers to commemorate the nine black men and women who were killed in a shooting June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
The sticker features a palmetto tree - the state tree - with nine doves flying around it.
"Our team felt like it would be appropriate to have a sticker on our helmet in honor and memory of the nine people that lost their lives in Charleston this summer," coach Steve Spurrier said yesterday.
Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, was arrested and charged with nine counts of murder and 33 other federal counts, including hate-crime charges.
He is in jail awaiting trial.
This is at least the second sports-related gesture involving the tragedy.
Jerry Richardson, the owner of the Carolina Panthers, donated $100,000 to the families of the "Emanuel Nine" to help cover funeral costs.
Former Eagles running back Herschel Walker is backing presidential candidate Donald Trump.
"There's not a doubt in my mind right now he is my front-runner," Walker told USA Today. "I'm not going to say anything negative about him because it's not true."