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Tiger Pregame Show Gears Up For 9th Season

Tiger Pregame Show Gears Up For 9th Season

The Tiger Pregame Show on WCCP 104.9 FM is locked and loaded for its 9th consecutive season on the radio, starting with the 102nd consecutive show live on location when Clemson opens the season on September 3rd versus Troy.

The show comes full circle in year nine with a touch of the new and a hint at the old.

Scott Rhymer, host for all nine years dating back to the 2003 football season, returns as the host for what will be his 102nd consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play. “The common thread of this pregame show has always been to broadcast where the action is” Rhymer stated recently. “Our job is not only to inform fans and get them ready for the game, but to also paint the picture of a game day at Clemson or Raleigh or Atlanta. Wherever the Tigers are, that is where we will be.”

Rhymer will once again be joined by Will Vandervort, Editor of IPTAY Media, which produces IPTAY’s official publications Orange: The Experience the magazine and Vandervort is in his 2nd year on the Tiger Pregame Show and brings to the show an unequal level of access to football practices and coach interviews.

“I really look forward to my second season on the Tiger Pregame Show,” Vandervort said. “The first year was great working with Scott and breaking down the games, and I’m really excited about the new things we have planned for the 2011 season.”

The Tiger Pregame Show is also giving a hint to its roots as Roy Philpott, Publisher of, returns to the show in the third hour each week to offer his unique insight into the game. Philpott served as host of the Tiger Pregame Show from 2003 until 2009 before joining the Tiger Tailgate Show on the Clemson Radio Network. His return to the Tiger Pregame Show will not only add additional experience and insight into game analysis, but also offer Clemson fans a preview of what to expect on the Tiger Tailgate Show.

"It's a privilege to be back on the air with Scott and now also working with Will," Philpott said. "The three of us will be there to both inform and entertain, while also getting fans ready for Clemson football. It's going to be a wild ride this season."

The Tiger Pregame Show will continue broadcasting six hours prior to kickoff up until three hours prior to kickoff. Game analysis, player interviews, coach interviews, and predictions are integral to the show’s content. “The three-man booth in that third hour is going to add an element to the show that has not taken place in the past,” Rhymer says. “Will and Roy both know their stuff when it comes to Clemson, but they most certainly will not always agree. I think that gives the fan a broader perspective of what they may see on the field in the game.”

The Tiger Pregame Show will continue to broadcast live on the lawn at Littlejohn and will once again be on the road when Clemson plays away from Death Valley. You can receive updates on broadcast information and show locations throughout the season at on the web. The show also has an active Facebook page (The Tiger Pregame Show) as well as Twitter (Tiger Pregame). Clemson fans can also follow Scott Rhymer’s blog at

According to Rhymer, the multimedia applications of the Tiger Pregame Show are things that all Clemson fans need to have. “Clemson fans want to lock in to all of our multimedia sites to not only keep up to date with broadcast information on the show, but more importantly the breaking news that takes place during the week of games.”

When September 3rd arrives, the Tiger Pregame Show will be on the air for its 102nd consecutive broadcast on location where the Tigers play. Rhymer sums it up by saying, “The road to Charlotte and an ACC Championship starts with the Tiger Pregame Show.”

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