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February 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tigers Down Bulldogs In 1981
"Clemson intimidated us"...Vince Dooley



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(Below Is An Excerpt From Article On TheACC.com)
The Tigers returned virtually everybody on defense from 1980 and it was an exceptional group. Jeff Davis was the man defensive back Terry Kinard says, "We looked to when things got rough." Davis made 175 tackles in 1981 and was selected ACC Player of the Year. But Davis is the first to acknowledge, "The linebackers don't get to make plays unless the linemen do the dirty work inside."
Clemson tackles Jeff Bryant and Dan Benish made All-ACC, while noseguards William Devane and William Perry controlled the middle. End Andy Headen and linebacker Danny Triplett were standouts, while Kinard was the league's top defensive back and a consensus All-America.
Unleashing this defense was the job of defensive coordinator Tom Har…

February 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Lever Hall Under Construction In 1967


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I believe this picture was taken in the fall of 1967 based on several clues in the picture.

In this picture, you can see Lever Hall under construction. Lever Hall would be completed in 1968, approximately 6 months after this picture was taken.

Since this is obviously the fall based on the colors of the trees, there are only two months (max) left in the year. That is why I think the picture was taken in the fall of 1967 instead of the fall of 1968.

I just can’t imagine that Lever Hall, based on the picture, could have been completed within two months of this picture being taken.

You can also see Manning Hall in the picture as it was completed in 1967. Byrnes Hall is missing from the picture and would not be completed until 1970. I assume they started on Lever after finishing Manning and I assume they started on Byrnes after they finished Lever.

Like most great college campuses, Clemson is spectacular in the fall. In thi…

February 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall...90 Years Apart



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Today we will take a look at what almost 90 years does to the landscape of one of Clemson’s iconic buildings.

The first picture of Tillman Hall is from the early 1920’s and the picture following was taken recently.

In the background of the 1920’s picture you can clearly see a few of the famous Model T Ford cards in the driveway. You will also notice that the tree heights reach the 2nd floor of Tillman Hall.

In the recent photo, you can see the trees are now almost as tall as Tillman Hall itself. As you can see from comparing the two pictures, Tillman Hall (the building) has not changed at all over the 90 years between these two pictures.

Tillman Hall is not the oldest building on the campus, but it is one of the most recognized building at Clemson. It overlooks Bowman Field and was dedicated in 1891 and was originally called "The Agricultural Building." Much of the building was destroyed in a fire on May 22nd, 1894.

K…

Sunday Tiger Baseball Update

By Scott Rhymer
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The Road To Omaha Continues!

Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Maine at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Tigers and the Black Bears will play game three with the weekend series tied at one game each.

Maine is scheduled to start sophomore righty Shaun Coughlin on Sunday, although Coughlin has made two appearences already this weekend in relief. Coughlin is a Northford, CT native and had a 3-1 record and 2.37 ERA in 20 appearances (two starts) for a total of 57.0 innings pitched in 2011. He allowed 45 hits (.224 opponents' batting average) and 12 walks with 34 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with senior righthander David Haselden (0-0, 4.50 ERA) on Sunday. The Spartanburg, SC native has made one start for a total of 4.0 innings pitched. He has allowed seven hits (.412 opponents' batting average) and no walks with three strikeouts.

The radio broadca…

February 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop

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Dan's Restaurant (aka Dan's Sandwich Shop) was a twenty-year fixture at the intersection of Old Greenville Highway and College Avenue, occupying the space now home to TD's.
The Rudolph E. Lee-designed building had been erected by the Sloan family after the original wood building burned in 1925.
Dan Gentry was the original owner of the trolley car diner on Pendleton Road that is now Mac's Drive-In. Gentry broke out on his own, opening Dan’s and starting his own Clemson tradition.
Dan’s Sandwich Shop may best be known for the pictures that adorned the walls of the restaurant. Clemson athletes, especially football players, made it to the “big time” if Dan would place their photo on the wall in the restaurant. You can see in the above photo all of the pictures that are on the walls.
This corner where Dan’s Restaurant was located has a long history of restaurant-hood. Early on it was the College Cafe. In 1952, Gentry opened …

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series

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The Road To Omaha Continues!





Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Maine at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided exclusively by the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM. You can listen via the radio or stream the audio from http://www.wccpfm.com/

Fans can also get video of the baseball games on Friday and Sunday via Tiger Cast. Note that Saturday’s game is not offered via Tiger Cast. The Tiger Cast Link for streaming video (with radio broadcast dub over top of video) is located here:http://www.clemsontigers.com/allaccess/

If you do not have access to a computer or radio, you can download the Tune In App (it is free) for your Droid, Blackberry, or IPhone/IPad and choose WCCP 104.9 FM. This will allow you to stream the audio from the game on your smart phone.

Roy Philpott will give play by play for a…

February 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard Reviewing Film In 1940

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The innocence of this picture from 1940 rings very profound to me. Pearl Harbor and D-Day have yet to happen. The horrors of WWII are yet to be realized in Clemson, SC. And that innocence is evident in this picture.
Frank Howard joined the staff at Clemson College and became head coach in 1939, just one year before this picture was taken.
Coach Howard would coach the Clemson Tigers for 30 years, amassing the 15th most wins of any college football coach. He led Clemson to ten bowl games, an undefeated season in 1949, and several Top-20 rankings during his tenure as head coach.
During his stay at Clemson, Howard also oversaw the athletic department, ticket sales, and was an assistant coach for the baseball team. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, and the Clemson Ring of Honor.
In this picture from 1940, Howard is reviewing film with Booty Payne, Carroll Hambright …

February 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Funeral Train In Clemson (Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today I will post a set of four photos of FDR’s funeral train as it made its way through Clemson on Friday, April 13th, 1945.

The Southern Railway, the line that FDR’s train would travel, is a fixture on the Clemson campus. Interestingly, FDR probably traveled from Washington, DC to his hometown of Warner Springs, GA many times. The Southern Line was, at the time, one of the most prestigious and modern rail lines in the nation.
The Southern Railway line through Clemson was, and still is, considered the main line between Washington DC and Atlanta. When I am in Clemson, I notice trains moving up and down the line almost every hour.
The depot is still there and was built in 1916. You'll notice in the photo that the depot was closer to the tracks than it is today. This is because sometime back the City of Clemson moved it away from the tracks.
You can also notice Calhoun Corners in a few of the pictures…

February 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Becomes A University




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Clemson College went under a major transformation in the mid 1960’s as the school decided it would become a University. It took a good bit of wrangling at Clemson and with the state government for approval to be given for Clemson to become a University.
Clemson’s official name was "The Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina" before 1964. But changing the name was a bit of a challenge since Thomas G. Clemson specified the name of Clemson in his will.
In order for the school's name to be legally called Clemson University, school officials had to ask the living relatives of Thomas Clemson to consent for the name change. Once the approval came from the Clemson family, school officials had to get the South Carolina General Assembly to enact the name change.

So administration of the newly named University were proud of the fact that the name was finally approved. And you can see that pride in many pictures from …

February 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Steve Durham Shows Support In 1979 Peach Bowl

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On November 4, 1979, President Jimmy Carter led America through a crisis when 300 radical students, calling themselves Imam's Disciples in reverence to Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran.
66 American hostages (men and women) would become the top story on the evening news for months as America sat on pins and needles wondering what would happen. Some hostages were released, but 52 were paraded with blindfolds before the television cameras of the world.
As you can see in the photo from 1979, the political situation soon bled over into sports. Steve Durham sports a towel that says "Free USA Hostages" as the Clemson players show their support for the 52 American hostages taken captive in Iran. This picture was taken during the 1979 Peach Bowl.
Clemson would lose the game to Baylor, and many will tell you that the 1979 Peach Bowl was the coldest football game they have e…

February 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1972 Harcombe Common And Captain Harcombe

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Today’s picture is from February 1st, 1972 and is a collage of photos inside the venerable Harcombe Dining Hall.
On the menu this day were a variety of things I doubt you would see today on a campus dining hall menu, including “Saute Liver With Onion Gravy” and “Fried Ocean Perch”.
The top left picture shows a young man at a juke box. I did not know that Harcombe had a juke box, but obviously at one point it did. You can also see in the bottom center picture that Clemson students often worked in Harcombe to make ends meet. Maybe that is where some of the horrid stories of “exotic” food being severed in Harcombe came from?!
A few events that took place around the date of this picture being taken:
Super Bowl VI took place on January 16 of 1972 with the Dallas Cowboys defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-3. The 1972
The Winter Olympics were held in Sapporo, Japan from February 3rd through February 13th of 1972.
And the Vol…

February 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard, The Comedian



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We will start the week, and President’s Day, with a humorous photo of Frank Howard with Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Robert (Bob) James at a function in the early 1970’s.
Howard retired from coaching on December 10, 1969, shortly before this picture was taken. Howard had spent 39 years on the Clemson coaching staff, 30 of which as head coach.
Upon Howard’s retirement from coaching, he was named athletic director and he kept this position until February 4, 1971, when he was named assistant to the vice president at the university, the post he held when the mandatory retirement age of 65.
More than likely, this picture was taken at an ACC function to announce Bob James as ACC Commissioner. That announcement took place in late 1970, a time in which Howard was the athletic director at Clemson.
James, a former University of Maryland football player, was named commissioner in 1971 and served in that capacity for 16 years. Dur…

Clemson Baseball Weekend Wrapup

By Clemson Sports Information Department
CLEMSON BASEBALL WEEKLY WRAPUP
(Week of February 13-19, 2012)

Clemson University
Overall Season Record: 2-1
ACC Regular-Season Record: 0-0

Last Week: 2-1
Fri. L, Home vs. UAB, 2-1
Sat. W, Home vs. UAB, 6-1 (Game 1)
Sat W, Home vs. UAB, 7-4 (Game 2)

Next Week
Fri. Home vs. Maine, 4:00 PM, WCCP 104.9 FM
Sat. Home vs. Maine, 4:30 PM , WCCP 104.9 FM
Sun. Home vs. Maine, 2:00 PM, WCCP 104.9 FM

Last Week’s Game Notes
Clemson, ranked as high as #16 in the nation, won two of three games over UAB by a combined score of 14-7 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on February 17,18. The Blazers outhit the Tigers .283 to .247, while Clemson totaled five doubles and three home runs. Phil Pohl paced the Tigers by going 4-for-10 with a homer, double, and four RBIs. The Clemson pitching staff had a 2.33 ERA thanks to allowing just seven of 39 baserunners to score. The Tigers also committed just two errors in the series.

In game-one on February 17, Dillon Napoleon pitched 7.0 strong inning…

Tiger Baseball Notes For Saturdays Doubleheader

By Scott Rhymer
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The Road To Omaha Begins!
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Alabama Birmingham at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in a double header beginning at 11:00 am with broadcast time starting at 10:30 am.
The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided exclusively by the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM. You can listen via the radio or stream the audio from http://www.wccpfm.com/
Fans can also get video of the baseball games on Friday and Saturday via Tiger Cast. Note that Sunday’s game is not offered via Tiger Cast. The Tiger Cast Link for streaming video (with radio broadcast dub over top of video) is located here: http://www.clemsontigers.com/allaccess/
If you do not have access to a computer or radio, you can download the Tune In App (it is free) for your Droid, Blackberry, or IPhone/IPad and choose WCCP 104.9 FM. This will allow you to …

February 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1974-Jervey Completed But No 3rd Base Stands!


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To honor the start of baseball season, the past three days have had baseball pictures and stories for the Clemson Historic Picture of the Day.
Today’s picture from 1974 contrasts yesterday’s picture in the sense that Tiger Field is no longer a construction zone for Jervey Athletic Center. However, as you can clearly see, there are no stands or bleachers along the third base line at Tiger Field.
Fans have brought their lawn chairs and have a great view of the action that is taking place on the field.
I love the sign in the upper right of the picture indicating the infamous warning, “No Pepper Games…”. Despite not even having a formal bleacher or stands, the No Pepper sign was proudly displayed by the Clemson Athletic Department!
You can also see three guys sitting along the grassy bank from the newly planted grass after the construction of Jervey.
I am not sure who Clemson is playing in this picture. The “C” on …

February 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1973-Construction At Tiger Field


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To honor the start of baseball season, the next two days will have baseball pictures and stories for the Clemson Historic Picture of the Day. For broadcast information for this weekend’s series, click here: http://tigerpregameshow.blogspot.com/2012/02/broadcast-notes-for-tiger-baseball.html
In this picture from 1973, you can clearly see massive construction taking place at Jervey Athletic Center that is visible while the Tigers played baseball. The construction would last throughout the 1973 season.
I wonder what went through the minds of Bill Wilhelm and the Tiger baseball players this year as their baseball field became a construction zone. It had to be a bit exciting, another bit frustrating to have your playing field a mess throughout an entire season.
Clemson would finish the 1973 season 24-16 overall, 10-2 in the ACC which was good for 1st place.
The 1973 team would produce three players that would be drafted in the Ma…

February 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1979-Dave Buffamoyer


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To honor the start of baseball season, the next three days will have baseball pictures and stories for the Clemson Historic Picture of the Day. For broadcast information for this weekend’s series, click here: http://tigerpregameshow.blogspot.com/2012/02/broadcast-notes-for-tiger-baseball.html

In this picture from 1979, you can see catcher Dave Buffamoyer scrambling for a loose ball during a game with the South Carolina Gamecocks.

You can notice in the picture that the stands along the 3rd base line below Jervey Athletic Center are now complete and filled up for this game against the Gamecocks. Construction had just been completed on Jervey in 1973 along with the stands for Tiger Field along the 3rd base line (you will see the difference in the pictures on Saturday and Sunday that I will post).

The date of this game is either April 14th or April 15th in 1979. The Tigers won both games against the Gamecocks during this two game home stand…

Broadcast Notes For Tiger Baseball Opening Weekend

By Scott Rhymer
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The Road To Omaha Begins!

Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, begins today as Clemson hosts Alabama Birmingham at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided exclusively by the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM. You can listen via the radio or stream the audio from http://www.wccpfm.com/

Fans can also get video of the baseball games on Friday and Saturday via Tiger Cast. Note that Sunday’s game is not offered via Tiger Cast. The Tiger Cast Link for streaming video (with radio broadcast dub over top of video) is located here:http://www.clemsontigers.com/allaccess/

If you do not have access to a computer or radio, you can download the Tune In App (it is free) for your Droid, Blackberry, or IPhone/IPad and choose WCCP 104.9 FM. This will allow you to stream the audio from the game on your smart phone.

Roy Philpott will give play by pla…

February 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Band Day-1961







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Today's photo was taken on Band Day in Death Valley in 1961. You can notice how the seats on the sides of the North Stands are lighter in color. This is in reference to the picture posted yesterday that was before the 1958 expansion of the North Stands.
In this picture, you can clearly see the differing colors of the pre-1958 expansion (from yesterday’s picture) compared to the 1958 expansion.

You can also note the IPTAY in the endzones. IPTAY has been painted in the endzones on a few occasions over the years, primarily to recognize anniversaries of IPTAY.

Band Day was obviously a big deal at Clemson in the 1960’s as noted by the thousands of performers on the field.

In 1965, Clemson’s Band Day culminated when over 1,500 performers from area high schools came to Memorial Stadium to perform at halftime.

In 1961, Tiger Band was excited to receive a permanent home for the Department of Bands, consisting of a practice room, sound-proof privat…

Clemson Academic Report For Fall Semester 2011

By Clemson Sports Information Department

Men’s Basketball Team Sets Records in the Classroom
Feb. 15, 2012
Clemson, SC—Eight Clemson athletic teams, including the men’s basketball program for the first time on record, scored at least a 3.0 in the first semester according to academic data released by the University’s Office of Institutional Research.

Overall, 51 percent of the student-athletes made the academic honor roll, including 106 who made the Dean’s List and 40 who were on the President’s List. A total of 225 were on the academic honor roll. It was the first time eight different teams had at least a 3.0 since the Spring of 2007.

The GPA for all student-athletes combined was a 2.94, the second best on record and the best fall semester in history. The 2.97 recorded for the Spring of 2009 is the only semester that is higher.

“We are once again very pleased with this report,” said Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips. “Becky Bowman and the staff at Vickery Hall are to be commended…

February 15th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Aerial Photo Of Clemson From 1940’s



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Today’s photo is an aerial photo of Clemson University taken sometime between 1942 -1950.
We can use a few clues to narrow the date down to that time frame above.

Bracket Hall has not been built yet in this picture as you can see from the open field to the left (in the picture) of Tillman Hall. Bracket Hall was completed in 1951, so we can determine the picture was taken before that date. This is also confirmed by the fact that Olin Hall (1953) is not in the picture either.

You can see Mell Hall in the top right corner of the picture, which dates the picture from at least 1940. The most obvious clue is Memorial Stadium, which is clearly visible in the picture. Memorial Stadium was built in 1942, so that narrows the window of possibility between 1942 and 1950. It appears to me that the grass inside Memorial Stadium is still very thin and not fully grown in. If that is the case, it could date the picture to sometime closer…

February 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Littlejohn Coliseum In The 1970’s

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Today's photo is from the 1970's and the inside of Littlejohn Coliseum during a basketball game.

The first thing that stands out to me in the picture is the floor. If you notice, the floor that we are still using in this picture has the CU design instead of the Tiger Paw. The color of the court is also an interesting shade of yellow or really burnt out orange. I remember this style of court when I was attending my first Clemson basketball game as a young boy.

Although the court is still using the CU logo, if you look closely, you can see a black Tiger paw over the tunnel in the left side of the picture. The Tiger Paw was introduced at Clemson in 1970, so my first guess is that this game is shortly after that...maybe 1970, 1971, or 1972.

The opponent appears to be North Carolina, but even on a zoom I could not notice any names on jerseys to confirm it was North Carolina or to help narrow down the year. The color of…

Tiger Baseball Television and Web Cast Schedule Released

By Clemson Sports Information Department




Clemson Announces 2012 Baseball Television & Webcast Schedule
Tigers will have 36 regular-season games on live video in 2012.

Clemson, SC -Clemson announced Monday that seven regular-season baseball games will be televised and 29 more will be available via live webcast through TigerCast or ESPN3 in 2012. Therefore, a total of 36 Clemson regular-season baseball games will be on some form of live video in 2012.

Four games will be televised by CSS (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast), the road game at Georgia on March 27, the home game against Georgia on April 11, and the road games at Georgia Tech on April 27 and April 28. The Georgia game on April 11 was moved from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM and the Georgia Tech game on April 28 was moved from 6:00 PM to 4:00 PM to accomodate television.

Two home games will be televised on ESPNU, the Miami (FL) game on March 31 at 4:00 PM (changed from 6:30 PM) and the Florida State game on May 14.

One more game will be te…

February 13th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Aerial View Of Clemson Late ‘60s or Early ‘70s
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Today’s picture is from high above Clemson facing Northwest towards Lake Hartwell. I do not know the exact date of this picture, so maybe some of you can assist in narrowing it down.
You can see in the picture that Littlejohn Coliseum has been built or is in the process of being built. Because there is little to no landscaping around Littlejohn, I am going to take a guess that this picture was taken sometime after 1967 (Littlejohn was finished in 1968).
You can also see that both of the upper decks are missing from Memorial Stadium. The South Upper Deck was finished in 1978, so that helps narrow the window of possibility between 1968 and 1978.
Although it is difficult to tell, it does not look like Tiger Field (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) has been built in this picture. Since Tiger Field was built in 1970, that helps us narrow down the picture to the years 1967-1970.
The three high rise dorms are visible in the ri…

February 12th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1978 Clemson vs. USC

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In this picture, Clemson QB Steve Fuller is pulled down by a pair of South Carolina Gamecocks during the 41-23 Clemson win in Death Valley.
Clemson went 11-1, 6-0 in the ACC and won the ACC Championship with a Gator Bowl win over Ohio State. The 1978 team was one of the best in Clemson football history and had a bevy of great players on the roster. Steve Fuller, Obed Ariri, Cliff Austin, Billy Lott, Jerry Butler, Perry Tuttle, Dwight Clark, Marvin Sims, Lester Brown, Jeff Davis, Joe Bostic, Jim Stuckey, and Jeff Bryant were all on the 1978 team.
I have always thought that this uniform was the best looking for the South Carolina Gamecocks in their program’s history. I love the white helmets with the Block C and the Gamecock. As you can notice, our uniforms in 2011 were patterned after the 1978 Clemson uniforms with the white pants and two orange stripes down the side.
Also notice the orange “tarp” that served as a fence along the hill …

February 11th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Danny’s Last Run Down The Hill
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Today’s picture is from the scoreboard above the hill and was taken on October 28, 1989 vs. Wake Forest. The significance of that date and game is that it was the last home game of the 1989 season; and the 1989 season was the last season for Head Coach Danny Ford.

So, as Ford trotted down the hill in this picture, he unknowingly was doing so for the last time as the coach at Clemson.

If you look closely, you can see the Wake Forest players assembling at the bottom of the hill to “taunt” the Tigers as we came down the hill. Clemson went on to defeat Wake 44-10, so the taunting did not work so well!

You can also notice in this picture that, even in the late 1980's, Death Valley was not always packed. The hill in this picture, just minutes before kickoff, is quite sparse. You can also notice that fans during this era did not wear orange as much as in today's Death Valley. Credit goes to Terry Don Phillips for his Solid O…

February 10th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Death Valley Circa 1976




Today’s photo is taken in the Southeast corner of Memorial Stadium prior to a game in 1976. As you can see from the balloons, the theme of the 1976 football season was “Paws and Stripes In ‘76”.

Notice in the picture the North Stands, and specifically the lack of the North Upper Deck. At the top of the North Stands, a chain link fence was there to protect fans from falling over. You can also notice the chain link fence that lined the east endzone behind the hill, offering a “free” view for those that did not have a ticket.

The North Upper Deck was still 7 years from being constructed when this picture was taken, and as you can see, many banners lined the top of the North Stands in the background.

Clemson would only win three games in 1976, but one of the three was against South Carolina on November 20th, 1976. The Tigers won the game 28-9.

Some notable Tigers on the 1976 team were Steve Fuller, Mike O’Cain, Jerry Butler, and Dwight Clark. This was the final year…

Notes: Tiger Baseball One Week Away!

By Scott Rhymer
It is hard to believe…but this time next week we will have Tiger Baseball to look forward to!
First weekend series vs. Alabama-Birmingham will be on WCCP only. 104.9 FM and www.wccpfm.com is where you can find the broadcasts.
Friday first pitch is 4:00, Saturday is 1:00 and Sunday is 1:00. Roy Philpott will handle play by play duties and I will do color for all three games.
If you have not done so, you can download the Tune In App for free and stream WCCP (and the games) from your Smart Phones or Ipad. I used it during football season and it worked great.
Very early (too early) weather forecast for next weekend:
Friday: Sunny with a high of 64 and low of 45.
Saturday: Chance of showers, high of 59 and low of 40.Sunday:
Sunny with a high of 60 and a low of 42.
If you have not seen it yet, Clemsontigers.com has posted the Roster and Media Guide for this season.
Roster:
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/clem/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2011-12/roster/roster_num.pdf
Media Guide:
http:…