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September 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Baseball In 1950’s
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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and shows a long ago era of Tiger Baseball.

The photo is a classic shot of longtime trainer Herman McGee in the dugout during a trip to Omaha in the late 50s.


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Clemson moved to 4-0 with a dominating performance in Atlanta.  Here are some photos from the 203rd Tiger Pregame Show.

Friday night, Scott Rhymer snuck over to Sun Trust Field to watch the Braves and the Phillies.  It was Scott's first trip to the new Braves ballpark.





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With Dale Murphy's Jersey!



Pregame View Inside of Bobby Dodd Stadium overlooking Historic Grant Field.








View from inside Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game.






September 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Construction Of North Upper Deck (Part II)

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Today’s photos are Part II and a series of shots during the construction of the North Upper Deck in 1983.

The North Upper Deck height is 13.36 stories and the length is 560 feet. The total cost of the North Upper Deck was $13.5 million.


To illustrate the quality of the investment of the upper deck. The $13.5 million dollar investment is recovered in just 3 years (7 home games per year) in ticket sales. Each game Clemson sells out the North Upper Deck, over $600,000 goes towards Clemson Athletics.

The North Upper Deck is slightly larger than the South Upper Deck. The reason for this is simple. Engineers had more room to build behind the North Upper Deck than they did behind the South Upper Deck (with Cemetery Hill behind the South). This allowed for a slightly higher design, adding a few thousand more seats to the North.


At one time, Clemson promoted Death Valley as having the most sideline seats of any stadium …

September 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

North Upper Deck Construction (Part I)

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Today’s photos are from the 1983 and show the construction of the North Upper Deck in Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.


The North Upper Deck is comprised of 22,500 yards of concrete, 2,200 tons of reinforcing steel, 3,000 tons of asphalt, 5,800 gallons of paint, and 60,000 pounds of aluminum seating

The North Upper Deck height is 13.36 stories and the length is 560 feet. The total cost of the North Upper Deck was $13.5 million.


To illustrate the quality of the investment of the upper deck. The $13.5 million dollar investment is recovered in just 3 years (7 home games per year) in ticket sales. Each game Clemson sells out the North Upper Deck, over $600,000 goes towards Clemson Athletics.

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September 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Cadets At Movies In 1951

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Today’s photos are from 1951 and are of Clemson’s downtown movie theatre at the time.

This group of cadets are lining up to see the popular musical "An American in Paris" staring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Today, this location is the Tiger Sports Shop on College Avenue.


The movie is a great diversion from classes and the Korean War, which is hovering over the senior cadets at Clemson. During the Korean War, 1,500 Clemson graduates would be deployed and 20 would lose their life.

"An American in Paris" is a 1951 MGM musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, and Nina Foch, the film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Best Musical Score among other awards. Interestingly, Gene Kelly received an Acade…

September 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Night Games In 1950’s
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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and shows the Tiger football team playing at night.

The above photo is from the 1955 home game against Presbyterian, the first home night football game in Clemson football history. Clemson would go on to an easy win over the Blue Hose, 33-0.

During the 1959 season the Tigers traveled to Houston to take on Jess Neely's Rice team. Below we see Doug Daigneault powering against the Rice defense as the Tigers would go on to win 19-0.


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203rd Tiger Pregame Show To Broadcast From Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday!

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Broadcast Information And Show Location 
For Saturday's 203rd Tiger Pregame Show! 




The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays since 2003, will broadcast live from Bobby Dodd Stadium and Historic Grant Field this Saturday from 9:30-12:30!


The 3-0 Tigers, coming off an great win over Georgia Southern, a game that was threatened due to Hurricane Florence, now enter ACC play with this key Coastal Division rival.

The Tiger Pregame Show is broadcast exclusively by WCCP 105.5 FM, the Flagship Station for Clemson Athletics. 

The Tiger Tailgate Show will broadcast on WCCP 105.5 FM beginning at 12:30 pm.


Scott Rhymer, in his 16th year as Host and broadcasting his 203rd Tiger Pregame Show on Saturday, will once again anchor the show as a mainstay for Clemson fans and their game day experience. 

The Tiger Pregame Show, with Scott Rhymer behind the microphone, has broadcast live on location in 12 different states at 25 differe…