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Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1970's Photos Of Clemson's Press Area And Bob Bradley

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are a series of pictures taken in the 1970’s inside of the Press Box at Memorial Stadium. Bob Bradley is the focus of the pictures, working one of his 502 consecutive football games as the Sports Information Director.

Bradley left his mark on the athletic department, even in his final days. Suffering from cancer, Bradley covered his 500th game in the streak at Duke and it was quite a celebration. After the game he was presented the game ball by Tommy Bowden. It was the only time Coach Bowden gave a game ball as coach at Clemson.

Bob Bradley, who served Clemson for 45 years in the sports information office as director and emeritus director, was inducted into the Clemson Ring of Honor at Clemson Memorial Stadium during ceremonies prior to the Clemson vs. Miami (FL) game. The Ring of Honor, which began in 1994 with the induction of Frank Howard, Banks McFadden and Steve Fuller, is the highest award bestowed by the Clemson Athletic Department.

Update From May 5th’s Picture of The Day
I had a few extra minutes prior to the baseball game today, so I took this picture from approximately the same location that the May 5th Historic Picture was taken back in the late 1940’s.

(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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