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March 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Unique Pictures Of Military In 1950’s

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Of all the photos Alan uploaded that I saved, this one may be one of the most bizarre. The picture is from the 1950’s and is a young lady eating ice cream at the top of a light tank that was parked in the shadows of Memorial Stadium. I have no idea what the purpose of this photo is, but it is strange for sure! I’m sure it was a promotion for either the military ROTC at Clemson or the ice cream…but I just don’t know which one!What I like about the picture is the view of Memorial Stadium before the lower deck expansions. You can see the West Endzone Scoreboard above and to the right of the young lady’s head. This view is not too far away from where we do the Tiger Pregame Show and Tiger Tailgate Show on the Lawn at Littlejohn today. My best guess is that this picture is on what we now call the Avenue Of Champions Road which runs between current day Littlejohn Coliseum and Lot 5.When Memorial Stadium was first built, …

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Notes For Tiger Baseball

Broadcast Information, Recap, and Notes For Baseball Weekend Series Vs. Miami
By Scott Rhymer
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Miami.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided by the Clemson Tiger Sports Network, including 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/. Saturday’s game will be televised live by ESPNU, while the game on Sunday will be available via webcast on ESPN3.

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.

Don Munson will give play by play for all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

Saturday’s broadc…

March 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

The Midnight Man Filmed In Clemson

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Today’s photo is from a time when Clemson’s campus became a movie set back in 1973. In fact, Clemson was not “Clemson”…it was “Jordan College”.The filming of “The Midnight Man” took place in Clemson and was filmed at various parts of the campus, including the President’s House.Burt Lancaster co-wrote and co-directed the film in addition to playing the lead role. It received an R rating and was released in 1974.Lancaster arrives at "Jordan College" stepping off a Trailways Silver Eagle model 01 bus (actually Greyhound served Clemson) on the Old Greenville Highway in front of what was Clemson's post office, a classic 1930s design building that was replicated all over the country and which is now Clemson University's Mell Hall. This was the first scene shot, filmed on February 13, 1973. The "Clemons Motel" was a clever reworking of the sign of the still-operating Clemson Motel on Highway 93 mid-w…

Broadcast Info For Tiger Baseball Vs. Miami

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series Vs. Miami
By Scott Rhymer
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Miami.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided by the Clemson Tiger Sports Network, including 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/. Saturday’s game will be televised live by ESPNU, while the games on Friday and Sunday will be available via webcast on ESPN3.

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.

Don Munson will give play by play for all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

Broadcast time for Friday's game is 6:00…

March 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard Prowling The Sideline In 1955

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Today’s photo is of head coach Frank Howard roaming the sideline during the 1955 season. This photo is a bit iconic in that I think most Clemson fans envision Coach Howard in very much the image of this picture.Seeing Coach Howard in this pose reminds me of the massive figurative shadow he cast over the football program at Clemson, not only while he was on the sideline, but even later after his retirement from coaching.If you are looking for a little conspiracy in the picture, take a look at the gentleman that is sitting on the front row above #85 of the Tigers. If you think that "fan" looks a bit like Joe Paterno, you are not the alone! In 1955, Paterno was an assistant coach at Penn State, but I can’t find any reason based on the two teams schedules that would make me think Paterno was in Clemson scouting an opponent. But it certainly is a close enough resemblence to do a double take.Charlie Bussey…

March 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

The Esso Club

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts and Scott Rhymer)Today’s photos include a view from the press box inside Memorial Stadium and is of Brent Musburger wearing an Esso Club hat. Musburger is a noted fan of both Clemson, and of the Esso Club.The Esso Club is a sports bar in Clemson, South Carolina, that evolved from a 1920s gas station and grocery on Old Greenville Highway, what was at the time the main highway between Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina. As local historians note, the corporate trademark change to Exxon went unnoticed by local patrons and the original Esso oval sign is still displayed out front. The business stopped pumping gas in the winter of 1985 and now soldiers on as a nationally recognized sports bar. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution described it as the best bar in the South.ESPN The Magazine picked the Esso Club as their top pick for college sports bars, and "patrons can taste-test the beer in a niche dubbed the 'Educational Corner&…

Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball vs. Presbyterian

By Scott Rhymer
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Presbyterian at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The radio broadcast for tonight 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/

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 Wednesday's game with Scott Rhymer offering color analysis. You can reach Roy and Scott during the game at their respective Twitter sites:@royphilpott and @Tigerpregame

Broadcast time for Wednesday's game is 6:00 with first pitch at 6:30.

Clemson and Presbyterian College have met 80 times on the diamond, …

March 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tree Rollins Excites Littlejohn In 1977

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Today’s photo is from January 19th, 1977 as Littlejohn Coliseum is packed to the rafters for a basketball game against Maryland.Clemson fans, excited about the 1977 basketball season, were even more excited to see Tree Rollins in his senior year. As you can see from the first picture, this game was televised by NBC and had the Clemson faithful fired up. Clemson would win the game 93-71. The Tigers would go on to defeat Duke in the first round of the ACC Tournament in March before falling to Virginia in the 2nd round.The seven foot one inch Wayne "Tree" Rollins was an Associated Press third team All-American in his senior year. Rollins established 10 individual Clemson records for shot blocking, rebounding, and field goal accuracy. He also established an NCAA mark for starting 110 consecutive games and was the first Clemson athlete to have his jersey retired.Rollins is one of the Clemson basketball progr…

Broadcasting Information For Mid-Week Games

By Scott Rhymer
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues this week as Clemson travels to Athens today to play Georgia and returns home vs. Presbyterian at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday.
The radio broadcast for both games will be provided 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/

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.

Don Munson will give play by play in Athens tonight with Roy Philpott offering color analysis. Roy Philpott will give play by play for Wednesday's game with Scott Rhymer offering color analysis. You can reach Roy and Scott during the game at their respective Twitter sites:@royphilpott…

March 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mother’s Day On Bowman Field In 1953
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This photo was taken in the last years of Clemson being a military school in the spring of 1953 on Mother's Day. Mother's Day was traditionally a very big event for the cadets and their families.

In 1949 Tiger Brotherhood began a tradition of awarding Mother Of The Year to a Clemson mother during Military presentations on Mother’s Day on Bowman Field. In 1949, the first year of this tradition, Tiger Brotherhood announced that Mrs. P.S. Rochester had been named Clemson's first Mother of the Year.

According to The Tiger newspaper article from May 5, 1949, she was chosen because she had more sons (six) graduate from Clemson than anyone else to that date.

For many years this award was given during the annual Mother's Day celebration and parade which was one of the college's most attended events on campus.

In this picture from 1953, over 12,000 people attended the event. The college dropped its mandatory m…

March 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Earle Hall In The 1960’s

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Today we will look at a series of photos and stories about Earle Hall and the Chemical Enigneering program at Clemson. Today’s first photo is of Earle Hall, taken in the 1960’s.Earle Hall was built in 1959, and is the first building on campus to be named after a living person. Dedicated as the chemical engineering building in 1959, Earle is home to intense research in chemical and biochemical separations, kinetics and catalysts, molecular modeling and simulation, polymers, fibers and films, and supercritical fluids. Earle Hall is named for Samuel B. "Sam" Earle, who served Clemson for 40 years as head of the Engineering Department and Experiment Station. He also served as acting president in 1919, as well as in 1924-1925. Sam Earle celebrated his 100th birthday before his death in 1978.Chemical Engineering was first introduced as a course of study at Clemson in the 1917-1918 academic year. There was no Chemical Enginee…

March 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Football At Riggs Field In The 1930’s


(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Today’s photo is from the 1930’s and is of the Clemson Tigers playing an unknown opponent at the original location for football at Clemson…Riggs Field.Clemson was coached in the 1930’s by Jess Neely. Neely (a former head coach at Rhodes and assistant at Alabama) became Clemson's head football coach. During his tenure. Neely led the Tigers to a 43-35-7 record and his final season at Clemson was the turning point in the Tigers' program. His team went 9-1 during that season, finishing second to Duke in the Southern Conference. The Tigers also received their first bowl invitation and bowl victory that year, defeating nationally ranked Boston College 6-3 in the 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic. The 1939 Tigers finished with a #12 ranking in the final AP poll. Clemson also had their first Associated Press All-American that year in Banks McFadden. Jess Neely, along with then athletic director Dr. Rupert Fike, found…

March 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tigers Come On The Field In 1942

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Today’s photo is from the 1942 season and the Tigers are coming onto the field from the West Endzone area. Back in those days, Clemson did not run down the hill to enter the stadium. Before we get into the history of the picture, let’s address a “controversy” with this picture! When people first look at this picture, some notice that it appears like a man is in a tree at the center of the picture up about half way on the tree. Much like Bigfoot photos and JFK Assassination photos, people’s imaginations tend to run wild when looking at a picture very closely. But, I have to admit, the shadowy figure does look like a person in the tree, despite the fact that it would not make any sense for someone to be in that tree! Look at the picture closer and you make your own judgment!This picture shows how different the west area of the stadium is today compared to 1942. The field house is clearly visible in the picture. This i…

Broadcast Information For Virginia Baseball Series

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series
By Scott Rhymer
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson take to the road in ACC play by traveling to Charlottsville, Virginia.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided by the Clemson Tiger Sports Network, including 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/

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.

Don Munson will give play by play for all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis

Broadcast time for Saturday’s game is 12:30 with first pitch at 1:00.

Broadcast time for Sunday’s game is 12:30 with first pitch at…

March 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Asia’s Connection To Clemson
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Today’s photo is a poster on a building somewhere in Asia that someone took a picture of and sent to Clemson. The photo eventually ended up in a media guide for Clemson many years ago.

The wall poster is based on a picture that was taken during the 1987 Clemson win over Georgia. The QB for Georgia is James Jackson, and I believe that the defensive player for Clemson is tackle Richard McCullough.

Many people that first see this picture think it is based on the safety that Clemson had late in the game against UGA in 1987 that set up the chance for David Treadwell to kick the game winning field goal.

However, James Lott wore #9 and was a defensive back. The player in this picture is obviously a lineman.

The other mistake that many make when seeing this picture is believing it is an advertisement for the Clemson football game against Wake Forest in the Mirage Bowl in Japan.

Clemson played Wake Forest in 1982, so that would rule o…

March 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall Auditorium In The 1950’s

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Today’s photo is a view of the auditorium inside of Tillman Hall during the 50s. This view is not much different than how it looked right up until the time the auditorium was completely
re-done in the 1980s.Prior to that renovation, Tillman Hall was built in 1892 remained almost unchanged for 100 years. In this picture, Clemson was in the last few years of being a Military College. Clemson University was founded in 1889 as a legacy of Thomas Green Clemson, who willed his Fort Hill plantation home, its surrounding farmlands and forest, and other property to the state of South Carolina to establish a technical and scientific institution for the state. Clemson College formally opened in July 1893 with an enrollment of 446. From the beginning, the college was an all-male military school.It remained this way until 1955 when the change was made to "civilian" status for students and Clemson became a coeducational in…

Broadcast Info As Tiger Baseball Invades Fluor Field

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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson plays Elon at Fluor Field in Greenville, SC.
The radio broadcast for today 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/

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 today's game with Scott Rhymer offering color analysis. You can reach Roy and Scott during the game at their respective Twitter sites:@royphilpott and @Tigerpregame

Broadcast time for Wednesday's game is 4:30 with first pitch at 5:00.
Clemson and Elon have met 19 times (all at Clemson) on the diamond, with th…

March 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Johnstone Hall Early 1970’s

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)Today's photo was taken in the early 70s showing the information desk in the plaza area of Johnstone Hall.Johnstone Hall is a dormitory that has housed several generations of Clemson undergraduates. Located on west campus, it originally overlooked the student laundry, the coal-burning Physical Plant and the university fire department, and beyond that the stadium and Lake Hartwell. Johnstone Hall is named for an original Clemson trustee and, later, chairman of the board, Alan Johnstone, (served 1890–1894, 1905-1929.) Although it had sections A through F, all that remains today is section A and an annex.Erected in 1954, the Johnstone Hall complex design became a model for college dormitories, implementing a new raise-slab construction method, a practice which was featured in many architectural magazines at that time. This method - the Youtz-Slick "lift-slab" method - lifted reinforced concrete slabs onto columns with…

Tiger Baseball Broadcast Information For Elon

By Scott Rhymer
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Elon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The radio broadcast for today 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/

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 today's game with Scott Rhymer offering color analysis. You can reach Roy and Scott during the game at their respective Twitter sites:@royphilpott and @Tigerpregame

Broadcast time for Wednesday's game is 6:00 with first pitch at 6:30.

Clemson and Elon have met 19 times (all at Clemson) on the diamond, with the Tiger…

March 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall Circa 1930's
(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts) Today’s photo is of the "Agricultural Building" as it was known in the 1930s. Notice the windows open in the building, as it appears to be a warm summer day in Clemson. You may not notice right off hand, but there is something missing from Tillman Hall. While you think about what is missing, here is some info on the history of Tillman Hall.

Tillman Hall is not the oldest building on the campus, but it is one of the most recognized buildings at Clemson. It overlooks Bowman Field and was dedicated in 1891 with much of the building was destroyed in a fire on May 22, 1894.
Known as the Main Building for the first half of the twentieth century, it 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.

Today, Tillman Hall houses the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, the school of Tec…

March 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Theatre Turns Into Sports Shop

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Today’s photo is from 1954 and is of Clemson’s original movie theatre. The movie being shown in downtown Clemson on this day is The Man With The Golden Arm.

The Man with the Golden Arm was based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a heroin addict who gets clean while in prison, but struggles to stay that way in the outside world. It stars Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang and Darren McGavin.

It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Sinatra for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Joseph C. Wright and Darrell Silvera for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White and Elmer Bernstein for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Sinatra was also nominated for best actor awards by the BAFTAs and The New York Film Critics.

The film was controversial for its time; the Motion Picture Association of America refused to certify the film because it showed d…

March 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball In 1954 (Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts) Clemson baseball had an excellent season in 1954, finishing 17-7. This team started out being rated high before the season started and lived up to every expectation. And with good reason, the Tigers had such players as Billy O'Dell, an excellent pitcher who would spend the next 13 years in the pros. Also on that team was Doug Kingsmore, an All-ACC and All-District III outfielder and became the first Clemson player in history to hit 10 home runs in a season.

Because the expectations were so high for this team, the Tigers drew large crowds to the old Tiger field located at the Riggs Athletic Complex. The Tigers would go on to win their first ACC Championship that year and would participate in the NCAA Tournament.

Doug Kingsmore signed as a free agent after Clemson with the Baltimore Orioles. Kingsmore played for the Clemson varsity from 1952-54. An All-ACC and All-District III outfielder in 1954, Kingsmore became the first Clemso…

March 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson’s Campus In 1948

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)This aerial photo was taken on or before 1948. Notice the buildings that are in front of Fike Field House. Those were temporary barracks put up during WWII and were quickly taken down soon after this photo was taken. That is how I can date the picture to right around 1948.In the top right of the picture, you can see Wannamaker and Donaldson Hall. The light poles you see just to the right are the lights of the field where Clemson played football prior to Memorial Stadium’s construction.Where Klugh Avenue curves next to Wannamaker Hall is where the Sloan Tennis Center indoor building now sits. In the picture from 1948, this is where the first base foul poll is located.The baseball field in the 1948 photo is where the tennis courts from the Sloan Tennis Center now sit.Where the temporary barracks sit in the 1948 picture is now Lot 1 at the corner of Heisman Street and Williamson Road.I believe the house in the 1948 picture across …