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April 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Aerial Photo In The Early 1950’s


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Today’s photo is a large aerial shot of the campus in the early 1950s. Notice that Bracket Hall (in the left of the picture) is completed, which dates the picture after 1951.

The Old Barracks are also in the photo (center between Tillman Hall and Memorial Stadium), which means this picture is before the summer of 1954.

Barracks life made for a long day. Reveille was at dawn, and breakfast was as early as 6 a.m. In fact, in Clemson's early years, class was often finished in the morning hours, so that drill could be held in the afternoons. Lunch and dinner were served, and curfew was in effect so that the night started early and all cadets were accounted for.

was an incessant wave of cadets at any given time on detail, and Clemson cadet parades from this period were spectacular in both their professionalism and their school spirit. This tradition continues to the present with both Thursday ROTC drill and the annual …

Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrap Up

Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrap Up
By Clemson Sports Information Department

Overall Season Record: 26-19
ACC Regular-Season Record: 14-10
Last Week: 2-2

Last Week’s Game Notes
Clemson went 2-2 in four games this past week. The Tigers fell at home to Coastal Carolina by three runs before topping Georgia Tech twice in three games on the road over the weekend.

On the week, the Tigers outscored their opposition 36-31 and batted .317 with a .449 slugging percentage and .385 on-base percentage. They also totaled five doubles, one triple, five homers, 18 walks, and one stolen base. Clemson fielded at a .982 clip as well.

Spencer Kieboom led the Tigers at the plate by going 11-for-20 (.550) with a homer, double, eight RBIs, and five runs in four games last week. Brad Felder was 6-for-11 (.545) with a homer, double, five RBIs, six runs, and two walks, while Steve Wilkerson and Phil Pohl both added seven hits apiece.

The Tiger pitching staff had a 6.92 ERA and .294 opponents’ batting aver…
A Decade Of 356 College Avenue

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Today’s photos are span over 100 years. These pictures were all from the same location on College Avenue, the first being a picture from 1911. It is an interesting picture in that they staged the signs being held up by the young men on the front row.

We now fast forward to the 1950’s and you can see the more familiar Martin Drug Store.

Another picture of Martin Drug Store, this time from the 1960’s.


Here is a picture from inside of Martin Drug Store, again from the 1960’s.
This was a photo taken 5 years ago of the same location.  At the time, there was no business occupying the site. I believe today that it is occupied by a business called Bar 356.

(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson related and you would like to share them, send them to me in an email with as much information about the picture as you can give and I will use it for a future “Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day”).

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Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball Vs. Georgia Tech
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Tiger Baseball @ Georgia Tech
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to Atlanta to continue a weekend series with Georgia Tech. 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 with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.


Sunday's broadcast time is 12:30 with first pitch at 1:00.

Clemson made Jack Leggett’s 1,900th career game a…

April 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Uncle Bill” Greenlee

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Today's photo is of Bill Greenlee and his wagon. "Uncle Bill" as most people knew him was the last person alive to have known Thomas Green Clemson. Greenlee lived to the age of 104. He was a common sight in and around Clemson for years hauling almost anybody and anything.

For those who need a reference as to where the photo was taken, Dan's (and later TDs) would later be located in the café in the background.

Bill Greenlee (1870 - 1972) was a former servant of Thomas Green Clemson who continued to be a local personality and character until his death in 1972. The remainder of this blog is an excerpt from Mary Katherine Littlejohn's "Tales of Tigertown" (1979), pages 5-7:

"If time at Clemson could be turned back to about 1883, we might see the elderly Thomas G. Clemson, Esq., driving an open, two-wheeled buggy down the shady avenue from his beloved Fort Hill homeplace to the large wooden gate at th…

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Preview As Tigers Fall In Game One

Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball Vs. Georgia Tech
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Tiger Baseball @ Georgia Tech
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to Atlanta to continue a weekend series with Georgia Tech. 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 with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

Saturday's broadcast time is 3:30 with first pitch at 4:00.

Sunday's broadcast time is 12:30 with first …

April 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Cooper Library Construction
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In 1959 the Clemson Board of Trustees decided that Clemson University needed a new library to replace the old library located in the former Agricultural Hall. Groundbreaking took place in August 1964, and the library was officially opened by the end of August 1966, just in time for the start of that fall's classes.

The Library was originally designed for only 4 levels, expandable as needed. In 1972 the ground floor was opened for more room, and in 1978 Level 6 was added.

The reinforced concrete building was designed by the architectural and engineering firm of Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle, and Wolff. Cooper Library's 6 levels house more than 1.5 million items, including books, periodicals, and microfilm.

Cooper Library also contains a coffee shop, Java City on the 5th level, and a convenience store with snacks on the 4th level. The Library faces the Reflection pond. Outside Cooper Library, a large, elevated walkway, known a…

Broadcast Info and Preview As Tigers Head To Atlanta

Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball Vs. Georgia Tech
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Tiger Baseball @ Georgia Tech
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to Atlanta for a weekend series with Georgia Tech. 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 with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

Broadcast time for today’s game is 6:30 with first pitch at 7:00.

Saturday's broadcast time is 3:30 with first pit…

April 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1949 Death Valley

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Today’s photo is from the season opener on September 17th, 1949 at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium. The Tigers were hosting Presbyterian, and would go on to win the game 69-7.

The Tigers were embarking on the 1949 season where we would finish 4-4-2 with a 2-2 record in the Southern Conference. Leading the Tigers on the field in 1949 was the legendary Fred Cone.

This photo was taken from the South Stands facing towards the North Stands. Notice the old white scoreboard in the west endzone. You can also note that there is no seating in the west endzone during this era.

You can also see the prefab housing area that is located in the top left of the picture (where Littlejohn Coliseum now sits). I also chuckle a bit when I see this picture because it appears several cars literally pulled up to the bank on the northwest endzone area and parked before heading into the game!

You can also note that the North Stands had not gone through its expan…

April 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dairy Science Building  (Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today we'll take a look at a building that no longer exists at Clemson. The Dairy Science Building, built in 1912 at a cost $20,000, was a staple on campus in the 1920’s.
The above picture is from the inside of the Dairy Science Building, taken sometime in the 1920’s. The Dairy Science Building played a part in some early Clemson College folklore. Word would spread that the refrigeration equipment in the Dairy had broken, putting gallons of ice cream in danger of melting.
The rumor would swirl that the Dairy was giving out ice cream for free. Sure enough, some gullible freshmen would fall for this and grab whatever container they could and run toward the Dairy, only to find out they had been duped.
In the above photo you can see the view of the Dairy Science Building from above. You can see the “U” Shaped Long Hall in the picture. In the top right of the picture you can see Sikes Hall.
The Dairy Science Building is just to the…

April 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1939 Tiger Baseball Team
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Today’s photo is of the 1939 Clemson baseball team.

The first item of note on this picture is the unique mascot on the sleeve of the players. I suppose that is supposed to be a Tiger, but it looks more like a bear to me!

The other thing that stands out to me in this picture is the innocence and youth of the boys on the team. Many of these young men were about to grow up fast.

In January of 1939, Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion programme intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of crushing the Royal Navy by 1944. The Kriegsmarine is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources.

Also in the winter of 1939, Hitler gives a speech before the Reichstag calling for an "export battle" to increase German foreign exchange holdings. The same speech also sees Hitler's "prophecy" where he warns that if "Jewish financers" start a war against Ger…

Broadcast Information As Tigers Host Coastal Carolina

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Tiger Baseball Vs. Coastal Carolina
Clemson vs. Coastal Carolina Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Coastal Carolina. 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.

Roy Philpott will give play by play with Tim Bourret offering color analysis.

Broadcast time for today’s game is 6:00 with first pitch at 6:30.

Clemson and Coastal Carolina have met 47 times …

April 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Johnstone Hall From 1950’s Through 1960’s (Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Johnstone Hall 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. It 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 hydraulic jacks. These slabs weighed 224 tons and were nine inches thick, 122 feet long and 43 feet wide. Johnstone Hall w…

Clemson Baseball Weekly Recap

Clemson Baseball Weekly Recap
By Clemson Sports Information

Clemson went 4-0 in four games this past week, as it had its first undefeated week of the season. The Tigers edged Charleston Southern at home on Tuesday before Clemson started, finished, and won three games in less than 23 hours at Maryland over Friday and Saturday.

On the week, the Tigers outscored their opposition 20-11 and batted .312 with a .486 slugging percentage and .355 on-base percentage. They also totaled 11 doubles, two triples, three homers, 10 walks, and one stolen base. Clemson committed just one error and fielded at a .993 clip as well.

Jason Stolz was 7-for-14 with two doubles, one homer, three RBIs, and four runs, while Phil Pohl was 7-for-16 (.438) with two doubles, one homer, five RBIs, and three runs on the week. Jon McGibbon went 5-for-12 (.417) with two doubles. Thomas Brittle added six hits and three RBIs.

The Tiger pitching staff had a 2.75 ERA and .269 opponents’ batting average on the week. The…

April 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

The Clemson Bookstore In the 1960’s and 1970’s

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Today, the Clemson Bookstore is in the Hendrix Center. But that has not always been the bookstore’s location. Today, we will look at a series of photos of when the bookstore was under Harcombe Dining Hall.

Purchasing books for class has always been an interesting process.  Textbooks seem to always cost much more than they were worth, and students many times had no use for the textbooks after they finished the course.

Of course, students also took advantage of the "buy back" option at the end of the course to get money back for textbooks that were returned in good condition.  The bookstore would then resell the textbook to another student the following semester.  For the students, a wad of cash at the end of the semester was always a welcome excuse to have a good time!

(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson related and you would like to share them, send them to me in an …

April 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mother’s Day On Bowman Field-1939 (Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s photos are from 1939 and of Mother’s Day celebration on Bowman Field. You can see from the pictures that a massive amount of people, estimated at over 10,000, crammed on the grass at Bowman Field. As you look through these pictures of Bowman Field in 1939, let’s rewind to several Clemson events that took place in 1939 as well as some national events.
In 1939, Clemson participated in its first bowl game, beating Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic. Construction of Sirrine Hall began in 1939. After five years in existence, IPTAY abandoned the secret ritual aspect of the organization's character and becomes an open operation.
Led by All-American player Banks McFadden, Clemson wins its first conference basketball championship. Banks McFadden was also named first team All-American by Associated Press and third team selection by United Press. He was the first Clemson player honored by the AP. He a…

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Preview As Tigers Travel To Maryland

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series At Maryland By Scott Rhymerscottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to College Park, Maryland for a key ACC Weekend Series.

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.
Roy Philpott will give play by play for all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

The two teams will play a double header Saturday, starting at 11:00.

Richie Shaffer’s two-out, two-run triple…

April 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Basketball’s Last Night In Fike

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Today’s picture is from the winter of 1968 as Clemson Basketball played its final game inside of Fike Recreation Center.

The Tiger's last opponent in Fike was Georgia Tech on February 28th, 1968. The above photo was taken at that last game, ending a long run in the Fike gym.

Unfortunately, the Tigers lost 80-51 to the Yellow Jackets on this night. Clemson was in the midst of a 4-20 record in 1968, which included a 3-11 record in the ACC.

Richie Mahaffey, Butch Zatezalo, Tripp Jones, and Curt Eckard were prominent parts of the 1968 Tiger basketball team.
Fike was officially “built” in 1940 and served as the Tiger’s home court for 28 years. The gym at Fike actually goes all the way back to an era prior to the depression. The photo below show the construction of the gym in 1929. In those days it was simply called the "New Field House."
(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson …

Broadcast Info And Preview As Tigers Travel To Maryland

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series At Maryland By Scott Rhymer
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to College Park, Maryland for a key ACC Weekend Series.

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.

Roy Philpott will give play by play for all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.
Broadcast time for Friday's game is 5:30 with first pitch at 6:00.

Saturday’s broadcast time is 2:30 with f…

April 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bob Bradley In 1949


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Today’s photos are of Bob Bradley from 1949. Bradley worked 502 consecutive football games during his career at Clemson.
Bradley was presented the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor's office and after his death was inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame.
Bradley was inducted into the State of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, served as President of CoSIDA in 1975, received the Arch Ward Award as CoSIDA Man-of-the-Year in 1976, and inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame in 1972.
Bradley redefined the field of sports information in 1979 when, under his direction, the Clemson Sports Information Department won nine national awards for its brochures and press guides.
The former Clemson sports information director Bob Bradley was known as The Legend II. For many years he and Frank Howard were quite a pair, telling stories and contributing to the tradition and legend of Clemson athletics. Bradley passed away on October 30, 2000 aft…