Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!

Stuckey Pounces On Fumble In 1976 Win


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Today’s photos are from the 1976 game in Clemson between the Gamecocks and the Tigers.

Above, Jim Stuckey is recovering a fumble in the game. This is one of the most recognizable photos of the era, and it appeared in Clemson football programs for many years afterwards.

The next photo shows Death Valley prior to the Tigers coming down the hill in the game. The view is from the top of the press box before the South Upper Deck was built. You can also notice the Block C on the 50 yard line.


Red Parker was trying to save his job this day against the Gamecocks. At this point in the season, a season that could only be described as "grueling," the Tigers were 2-6-2. The good news is that the Tigers won that day 28-9 over the Gamecocks.

Some felt that Parker may have saved his job, but on December 1, 1976, Parker got the news that he was being terminated. Below is a flyer that appeared during this time showing the discontent of the student body and fan base with the athletic administration at Clemson.


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!

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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Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Loggia At Clemson


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Today’s photo is of the Loggia design of Johnstone Hall, a unique architectural design of its era.

The Loggia was built as a focal point to the rather unusual architectural style that was incorporated in the design of Johnstone Hall. The Loggia was located at approximately the same location as the old Second Barracks sat for so many years and was built in the 1950’s.

One of the more unusual features in the design of the Loggia, was its ceiling. The honeycomb design is different than any other building at Clemson.


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The Tiger Pregame Show Will Get You Ready For Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day In Clemson!

The Tigers return home after a tough loss in Atlanta, hoping to find confidence before next week's big game vs. South Carolina.  

Today is Senior Day as we recognize our football Seniors who have given so much for the program.

This is also a special day in Clemson as we recognize Military Appreciation Day, a tradition that Clemson does better than anyone else!

The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays, will broadcast its 153rd consecutive show Saturday to prepare fans for the Georgia State Game!

The show, as always, will be broadcast on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com.  Broadcast times for Saturday's show will be from 9:30-12:30 as Scott Rhymer will get Tiger fans ready for the 22nd ranked Tigers and Georgia State.

“Senior Day is special at Clemson.  So is Military Appreciation Day”, Rhymer states. "The Clemson family will be ready to rightfully recognize both groups here today inside of Death Valley"
 
Clemson fans making the trip to Clemson will also be able to listen to the Tiger Pregame Show on WCCP 105.5 FM or Tiger fans will need to stream the show via the WCCP web site and app.

The show on Saturday will also tap into the continued emergence of Social Media as part of Clemson fan’s game day expectations. 

“No longer do Clemson fans have to sit beside a radio in order to listen to the show”, Rhymer points out.  “While you are out and about Saturday, our fans can stream the show via the WCCP App on their smart phones”.

“But that is not the only reason we embrace the technology.  In addition to streaming the show, we also want to engage fans during the show to allow them to give their opinions and insight into the show that we can use while broadcasting this Saturday.  That’s the really exciting part of embracing the technology as it allows fans to do more than just listen.  It allows them to engage.”

The Tiger Pregame Show format will continue broadcasting 6 hours prior to kickoff and ends 3 hours prior to kickoff, which means this week's show is from 9:30-12:30.  The show will continue to offer in-depth analysis of the upcoming game, focusing on X’s and O’s of what fans should expect to see on the field during the game.

Segments for Saturday include up to the minute game day weather conditions, Top 25 Report, ACC and SEC Game Breakdowns, Injury Reports for both Clemson and Georgia State and a historical look back at this day in Clemson football history.

Former Tiger Running Back Reggie Merriweather will join the show for the final two hours.

Don Munson, the new Voice of the Tigers, will join the show live each week to give his unique perspective inside the football program and final preparations for the Tech game.  

And, just like in the previous 11 years, the show will close the final hour with the Keys to the Game and game day predictions.

Each week, Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, and Brent Venables will provide audio interviews to set the stage for the game.  The show will also have the key Clemson players on air so that they can give their perspective from the field.

You can keep up with all information related to the Tiger Pregame Show by liking the page on Facebook and following via Twitter. If you have not done so, you also want to ensure you have the WCCP 105.5 The Roar App, free for Iphones and Android based phones.  Also stay tuned to The Tiger Pregame Show Blog, WCCP 105.5 FM, and at wccpfm.com for updates on the show.


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Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Budweiser Clydesdales In Mid 1980’s

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Today’s photo is of the Budweiser Clydesdales on a rainy day inside of Death Valley in the mid 1980’s.

The famous Clydesdales made several appearances at Clemson games in the 1980’s, and I believe this particular day was the 1987 Georgia Game when David Treadwell kicked a game winning field goal in the waning seconds.

The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are six "hitches" or teams of horses, five that travel around the United States and one that remains in their official home at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri, where they are housed in a historic brick and stained-glass stable built in 1885.

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