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Sunday, November 19, 2017

The 196th Tiger Pregame Show In Photos!

The 196th Tiger Pregame Show has come and gone.

Military Appreciation Day 2017.

Senior Day 2017.

And the last time we would be at Swann Pavilion and inside of Death Valley for the 2017 football season. 

So, it was a bittersweet day.  But a great Clemson win was what we were there for, and that is what we got!

The 6:00 am start time means we set up in the dark at Swann Pavilion.






But it leads to a beautiful sunrise over Memorial Stadium.






Per tradition, David Stein joined us in the first hour of the show and he worked to help Kelly get ready to also assist with the Tiger Tailgate Show!








Our Iptay Report was with Bob Mahoney, who joined us on site!


 


Aaron Wells, a Senior at Woodmont High School, came by to talk about Greenville County Schools Student Interhigh Council and their quest to raise $200,000 to get every name of South Carolinians who were killed in action or who are missing in action from Korean War etched on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC.

To donate, click link:  

https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/Disclaim.aspx?URL=https://goo.gl/pVd4Yr





Our Clemson Fan Guest Host of the Week was "The Hat", Dean Cox.  However, he did not have his traditional orange cowboy hat...he left it at home!







We were honored to be joined by General Renforth, stationed at Paris Island and serving in the Marines, to talk Military Appreciation Day.







And it is always to say hello to friends of the Tiger Pregame Show!


This week is Rivalry Week, 2017!  Stay tuned each day to The Tiger Pregame Show Blog for a Clemson vs. South Carolina Historical Picture Of The Day.

Broadcast time for Saturday's 197th Tiger Pregame Show will be from 1:30-4:30.

I wish each of you,  and your families, a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Rivalry Week 2017! November 19th Clemson vs. Carolina Rivalry Historical Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week 2017!

Charlie Whitehurst Seals Win In 2005


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Today’s photo is of former Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst picking up a first down at the end of the 2005 game in Columbia. This first down would prove to be the clinching moment in the win.

The two teams showed an unusual gesture of sportsmanship by meeting at midfield before the game to shake hands, putting the melee of 2004 behind them.

Clemson won this game 13-9, giving Charlie Whitehurst and undefeated record against USC in his 4 years at Clemson. The only Carolina quarterback to do so against the Tigers was Tommy Suggs, who led the Gamecocks to three victories in a row from 1968-1970.


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Friday, November 17, 2017

Rivalry Week 2017! November 18th Clemson vs. Carolina Rivalry Historical Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week 2017!

"One Legged" Watson Helps Clemson Drill Gamecocks!



Artavis Scott had two long touchdown catches, Wayne Gallman ran for 191 yards and Clemson ended a five-game losing streak to South Carolina with a 35-17 victory.



The win, with Clemson freshman QB Deshawn Watson playing with a torn ACL knee ligament, ensured that South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier would end his career vs. Clemson with a loss.

Watson finished with 269 yards passing with 2 touchdowns and he added another touchdown on the ground in one of the gutsiest performances in Clemson football history.



The win also gave Clemson a 9th win on the season, which gave the Tigers the opportunity to win a 10th game with a bowl victory, extending to 4 the number of years in a row the Tigers had 10 or more wins.



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November 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall In The Snow-1940’s




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Today’s photo is from the 1940’s and shows a beautiful Bowman Field and Tillman Hall after a fresh winter snow.

In this photo, Tillman Hall was just becoming Tillman Hall. Prior to 1946, the building was called the Main Building. This was the case for the first half of the twentieth century.

The building was formally named Tillman Hall in honor of Governor Benjamin Tillman, one of the seven original trustees of Clemson, by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in the first week of July, 1946.

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November 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Snow Storm Fun From 1970’s


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Today we will step back to the 1970’s and a snowstorm that hit Clemson and provided some fun for Clemson students when classes were cancelled.

The above photo shows some students using their “talents” to make two snowmen. In the background, you can see students sledding down the hill leading up to the Clemson House. It was not uncommon for students to “borrow” dining treys from a dining hall to use as a sled.

The next picture is a typical photo anytime you have snow and kids. An old fashion snowball fight was due to break out anytime you had a snow.


In this next picture, you can see someone has tied a rope to the back of the car in an effort to provide a pull a sled through campus.

And the final picture today is of some enterprising Clemson students who poured water down the driveway outside of Johnstone Hall. With the cold temperatures, the water froze and provided a slick track to slide down to pass the time one evening.

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