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March 3rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day
First Game In Death Valley
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Today’s photo is from September 19th, 1942 and the first game played inside Memorial Stadium. Clemson defeated Presbyterian.
You can notice that the top of the South Stands only extends to where the portals of the South Stands are today. You can also note the wall at the bottom of the South Stands is not painted orange as of yet.
You can’t tell from the picture, but the original seats in Memorial Stadium were wood, not aluminum.
Memorial Stadium was constructed against the wishes of the late and former Clemson Head Coach Jess Neely. Just before leaving for Rice University after the 1939 season, he told Frank Howard, "Don't ever let them talk you into building a big stadium. Put about 10,000 seats behind the YMCA. That's all you'll ever need."
Despite this, the University decided it was time to build a stadium. They chose to build in the valley in the western part of campus. On April 3, 1941, the South Carolina General Assembly ratified an act authorizing a $150,000 bond issue for the new stadium, and the bill went to Governor Burnet R. Maybank for signature. The original 20,000 seat stadium was constructed for $125,000 or $6.25 a seat.
The stadium was designed by Carl Lee of Charlotte, N.C., a Clemson graduate, Class of 1908, and Professor H. E. Glenn of the engineering faculty.
On September 19, 1942, Memorial Stadium was opened with a 32-13 victory over Presbyterian College. Much of the early construction of the stadium was done by scholarship athletes. In fact, the first staking out of the stadium was done by A. N. Cameron and Hugh Webb, two members of the football team.
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Below is a photo gallery from last week's Tiger Pregame Show at Mellow Mushroom.
Each week, we will have former players as our "Legend of the Valley". This Saturday, that guest will be Reggie Merriweather and we will broadcast live from 6:30-9:30 on WCCP 104.9 FM. Mellow Mushroom and Portable Bar will open at 10:00 a.m. Clemson vs. Georgia Photo Gallery Above photo is the portable bar setup adjacent to Mellow Mushroom and to broadcast area. Above photo is one of the many Game Day Signs fans brought down to our broadcast location. Above photo is of former Tiger Brandon Maye and Tiger Pregame Show Host Scott Rhymer Above photo is of former Tiger Jim Bundren and Tiger Pregame Show Host Scott Rhymer
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Game Day Events In New Orleans, Broadcast Information And Show Location For 199th Tiger Pregame Show! College Football National Semifinal Allstate Sugar Bowl
Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays since 2003, will broadcast our National Semifinal Edition live from Media Row at the Marriott Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on New Years Day!
Broadcast time is 2:30-5:30 (Eastern Standard Time) or from 1:30-4:30 (Central Time in New Orleans).
Media Row is located within the Official College Football Playoff Media Hotel (Marriott Convention Center) in the heart of New Orleans, just 8 blocks away from the Superdome within the shadows of the historic French Quarter.
The Tiger Pregame Show will also be in New Orleans the entire weekend, and we will help cover all of the exciting events that are taking place leading up to Game Day and the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Game Day! January 1st The Tiger Pregame Show will broadcast from 1:30-4:30 (Central…