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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Homecoming 1971

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are three pictures from Homecoming in 1971. Clemson went 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the ACC in 1971, which was good for 2nd in the ACC.

These pictures were taken on October 30th during which Clemson would defeat Wake Forest 10-9.

The Tigers would get two wins in unique places during the 1971 season. Clemson defeated Duke in Norfolk, VA on October 9th and the following week defeated Virginia in Richmond, VA. I am not sure why Clemson played either game in those locations, so if anyone knows please email me.

The Tigers would also defeat South Carolina in the regular season finale.

In this picture you can clearly see the old West Endzone structure. It really is amazing how much improved our West Endzone area is when you see pictures like these that are dated prior to the renovations.

As you can see from the picture, the floats back in the 1970’s were quite extravagant and the homecoming court and queen rode into Death Valley in style.

In the next picture you can see the view from the student section looking down onto the field facing north.

I really like this endzone design. Maybe one day we can have one of those “throwback” days again where we wear old uniforms they can paint the endzones in some old way like in this picture.

You can also see the hedges along the wall of the North Stands. I am not sure when those hedges were removed, but I guess you could say a game in Death Valley in the 1970’s was “Between the Hedges”!

Obviously, back in those days, wearing orange was not as prominent as it is today.

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