By Scott Rhymer and Clemson Athletic Department
Clemson is encouraging everyone to arrive early to avoid traffic issues, so plan to arrive in Clemson early and let the Tiger Pregame Show bring you in. All parking lots will open at 6:00 a.m. We encourage you to be in your assigned parking lot before 9:30 a.m. to avoid any delays. You can click HERE to access the Memorial Stadium Fan Guide which includes a Memorial Stadium Seating Chart as well as Game Day Parking Information.
Former Tiger Willy Korn will make his Tiger Pregame Show hosting debut in Clemson after a successful debut to the show last week in Atlanta. He will join me and Roy Philpott to break down the Clemson and Ball State game, our 118th consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play.
We will all give our Clemson/Ball State prediction in addition to our ACC and SEC locks of the week. We have interviews with Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, Brent Venables, Tajh Boyd, Dalton Freeman, and Malachi Goodman. Will Vandervort will once again provide interviews for the Tiger Pregame Show, allowing fans to hear exactly what the players and coaches are thinking about the upcoming game.
You can listen to the Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, on WCCP 104.9 FM in the upstate of South Carolina. You can also download the WCCP App or the Tune In App, both of which are free and will allow you to stream WCCP 104.9 FM on your Iphone, Blackberry, and Droid phones.
All gates will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow plenty of time to get into Memorial Stadium. All tickets will be scanned upon entry, so please arrive early to avoid any delays.
Tiger Tracker is a new game day child identification system to quickly reunite lost or separated children with their family or guardians. In addition, youth sized wristbands will be available at all stadium guest services, Tiger Tailgate Show, and IPTAY/Ticket Office. Wristbands will be filled out to contain seat location and contact information. In the event that a child becomes separated from his or her family or guardians, uniformed officers will use information on the wristband to quickly reunite the child with his or her chaperone.
Stay tuned in all day via your App or radio as WCCP 104.9 FM is the Flagship Station for Clemson sports and has all of the Clemson coverage. The Oconee Medical Center Tiger Tailgate Show with David Stein and Roy Philpott will air immediately following the Tiger Pregame Show at 9:30. Pre-game with Pete Yanity and Will Merritt will begin at 11:30 from inside of Memorial Stadium. The game broadcast itself will be followed by the 5th Quarter Show, hosted by Roy Philpott, which begins approximately 45 minutes after the end of the game.
As in the past, we want you to stay connected to the Tiger Pregame Show via our social networks. If you post on the Tiger Pregame Show Facebook or Twitter pages during our broadcast, we will do our best to give you a “shout out” on the air.
Stay tuned to our social media sites and to the broadcast on Saturday for a chance to win a portable bar decked out in Clemson wrap. Pictures of this great addition to your tailgate, backyard, or "man cave" will be posted on Saturday.
Anyone selling tickets to the game Saturday must be 200 feet from any gate and the IPTAY/Ticket Office. The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office is not responsible for counterfeit tickets purchased outside of the stadium and does not guarantee the legitimacy of such tickets. Buyer beware!
We have a great opportunity to showcase our spirit and enthusiasm to Ball State fans. This will be their third appearance in Death Valley, and any help to accommodate their visit will demonstrate our Solid Orange Sportsmanship Initiative.
Finally, I would like to say that this deserves a great ovation as they come down the hill Saturday. This will be the first time Clemson has come down the hill as defending ACC Champion since 1992. You need to be there, in the stands, ready to welcome them down the hill.
Scott Rhymer can be reached at email@example.com
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