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Broadcast Notes And Parking/Tailgating Information For Duke Game

By Scott Rhymer


The Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, will broadcast live Saturday from Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC from 1:00-4:00 on WCCP 104.9 FM and www.wccpfm.com.


Former Tiger Willy Korn and WCCP host Roy Philpott will join Scott Rhymer for our 125th consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play.

We have interviews with Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, Brent Venables, Tajh Boyd, Dalton Freeman, Josh Watson, and Spencer Shuey to set the scene for the nationally televised night game. 

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.

We will all give our Clemson/Duke predictions in addition to our ACC and SEC locks of the week.

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 …

October 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

FDR Train Rolls Through Clemson

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s photos are from Friday, April 13, 1945 in Clemson, South Carolina.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945) and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. On the afternoon of April 12, Roosevelt said, "I have a terrific pain in the back of my head." He then slumped forward in his chair, and at 3:35 pm that day, Roosevelt died.

On the morning of April 13, Roosevelt's body was placed in a flag-draped coffin and loaded onto the presidential train, which made its way from Warm Springs, GA to Washington, DC. The train passed through many towns, including Clemson, to crowds that lined the tracks to pay their respect.

As you can see from the photos, close to a thousand people lined the area around the Clemson Depot. The interesting thing about Roosevelt's t…

October 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson vs. Duke In 1979

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s photo is of the opening kickoff between Clemson and Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium in 1979.

The game was played on October 20th before a big crowd at Wallace Wade.

Clemson would beat the Blue Devils by a score of 28-10. Duke would finish the year 2-8-1 during the 1979 season. Clemson would finish 8-4, including a Peach Bowl loss to Baylor in Atlanta.

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Clemson vs. Duke Notes

By Clemson Sports Information Department


Clemson vs. Duke Series
Clemson holds a 35-16-1 lead in the series with Duke, including a 14-12 lead in games played at Duke, and a 19-4-1 lead in games played in Death Valley.

Duke has not won at Clemson since a 34-17 victory over Danny Ford’s second Clemson team in 1980. Freshman quarterback Ben Bennett led the Duke offense and Dennis Tabron had three interceptions for 128 return yards to lead the Blue Devil defense in that game.

Clemson has won 14 in a row over the Blue Devils in Death Valley, including the last meeting, a 31-7 Clemson victory in 2008 in Dabo Swinney’s third game as Clemson’s interim head coach. In the 14-game winning streak at Death Valley, Clemson has outscored, Duke 551-187, an average victory of 39-13.

Clemson has won 15 of the last 18 in the series dating to a victory in 1990.

One of the more memorable games in Durham took place in 1989, Danny Ford’s last Clemson team. Steve Spurrier was the coach of the Blue Devils tha…

Radakovich Named Clemson Athletic Director

October 29, 2012 CLEMSON


Dan Radakovich, director of athletics at Georgia Tech, was introduced Monday (Oct. 29) as Clemson University’s new AD, concluding a three-month national search that drew more than 30 candidates.
In announcing the decision, Clemson President James F. Barker described Radakovich as the right person to build on the strong foundation created under the leadership of current AD Terry Don Phillips, who announced his plans to retire in August.

“Dan Radakovich understands the academic, business and competitive aspects of college athletics. He knows what it takes to win championships, he has a proven track record in fundraising and revenue growth, and he is committed to compliance and student-athlete welfare,” Barker said.

“He has been successful in the ACC and SEC, and he is known and respected among coaches and athletic directors nationwide.”

Radakovich has served as Georgia Tech’s AD since 2006, following a five-year tenure as senior associate athletics director at L…

October 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tigers Come Down Hill In 1964

(Photo and Story Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s photo is of the Clemson football team coming down the hill in 1964.

When Clemson became a university in 1964, it was a big deal. Everything had CU on it, including "The Hill."

In fact, Clemson had been a university prior to 1964. Legally the name was "The Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina" but changing the name was a bit of a challenge since Thomas G. Clemson specified the name in his will, and the State of South Carolina had acted on his request.

This meant that in order for the school's name to be legally called Clemson University, school officials had to actively seek out the living heirs of Thomas Green Clemson and obtain their consent for the name change, plus they had to get the South Carolina General Assembly to enact the name change.

So when the name change was approved, it was a really big deal to those that worked so hard to see the name change.  And they used …

Prediction Recap And Broadcast Notes For Tiger Pregame Show

By Scott Rhymer



First, as a reminder, I join Mickey Plyler every Friday morning at 6:40 a.m. on WCCP 104.9 FM. This week, Mickey and I will recap the Wake Forest win and preview the Duke game.

The Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, will return to Durham, NC on November 3rd from 1:00-4:00. 

Last week, Scott’s ACC Lock Of The Week was North Carolina over NC State, which was correct. That moved Scott to 3-5 on the year in locks of the week.

Last week, Willy’s SEC Lock Of The Week was Florida over Georgia, which was incorrect. That makes Willy 5-3 on the year in locks of the week.

Scott Rhymer picked Clemson over Wake Forest by a score of 44-21, which is a differential of 10 points.

Roy Philpott picked Clemson over Wake Forest by a score of 41-24, which is a differential of 10 points.

Willy Korn picked Clemson over Wake Forest by a score of 41-24, which is a differential of 10 points.

Amazingly, all three hosts missed the score by exactly 10 points.  Therefore, there will be no weekly w…

October 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Steve Durham

(Photos And Story Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
On November 4 1979, President Jimmy Carter found himself facing a humiliating crisis that would soon grow into a huge political problem, as 300 radical students, calling themselves Imam's Disciples in reverence to Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran.

Swarming over the walls and climbing the gates, the students poured into the acres of grounds of the Embassy in central Tehran, rounding up 66 American hostages - men, women, Marines, consular staff, whoever they could find. The event quickly became the top news story for all the news organizations in the US as the crowds outside the Embassy burned the stars and stripes and shouted "Die America".

Eventually some of the hostages were released but the remaining 52 hostages were soon paraded blindfolded before the world's television cameras as the American public stood back and watched helplessly.

Today's photo is of Steve Durham in the …

October 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Game

Jess Neely

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s photos is of former Tiger head coach Jess Neely.

Head Coach Jess Neely (left) is talking to his players during a game back in 1938. It was Jess Neely who had Clemson move away from the old official colors of pale purple and gold to what we have now. The reason was he wanted uniforms that were more colorfast.

Neely worked with the school of textiles at Clemson to develop uniforms that could hold their color better from the constant washing and the exposure to sunlight. Their recommendation was to use deeper colors such as North-western purple and burnt orange.

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Final Clemson vs. Wake Forest Notes

Clemson vs. Wake Forest Notes
Clemson Sports Information

Team Notes
Clemson scored 28 points in the second quarter tonight, the most points in a quarter in an ACC road game since 2000 at Duke when the Tigers had 28 also in the second quarter. Clemson scored 32 points in the second period against Ball State earlier this year, so it had not been very long since the Tigers had a 28-point quarter.

Clemson scored 42 points Thursday, the seventh straight game the Tigers have scored at least 37 points in a game. That ties and ACC record. The only other ACC team to score at least 37 in a game seven contests in a row is Florida State in 1995.

Clemson recorded five sacks for the game, the most for the Tigers in a game since Clemson had six in the season opener of 2010 against North Texas.

Thursday was Clemson’s largest victory margin (+29 points) at Wake Forest since a Clemson 51-6 win in Winston-Salem in 1978, Steve Fuller’s senior year. It is the most points Clemson has scored against Wake Fo…

October 26th Historic Picture Of The Day

Captain Harcombe

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts) While most Clemson alumni know about Harcombe Hall, few know who it's named after. Harcombe Common was built in 1954 and was named after Captain J. D. Harcombe. Here is a photo of J.D. Harcombe (standing) talking to Dr. R.F. Poole.
James Douglas Harcombe was born May 3, 1882, in New York City. Harcombe came to Clemson in 1920 to replace Shorty Schilletter, who resigned as mess officer of the college in 1919. Harcombe came from the Port of New York Army Hospital where he had served as chief mess officer feeding the wounded soldiers returning from European battlefields.

From October 11-14 1924, the last and largest student walk-out in Clemson history took place and it involved Harcombe. Student gripes about the quality of food in the mess had spiraled out of control when the cadet emissary sent to the commandant, Colonel Otis R. Cole, to ask permission for a student meeting was accused of having "liquor on his breath".

He was ha…

Final Broadcast Notes And Game Day Information (Including Parking/Tailgating) In Winston Salem

By Scott Rhymer






The Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, will broadcast live from BB&T Field in Winston Salem, NC from 1:30-4:30 on WCCP 104.9 FM and www.wccpfm.com.

Former Tiger Willy Korn and WCCP host Roy Philpott will join Scott Rhymer for our 124th consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play.

We have interviews with Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, Brent Venables, Tajh Boyd, Dalton Freeman, Josh Watson, and Spencer Shuey to set the scene for the nationally televised Thursday night game. 

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.

We will all give our Clemson/Wake Forest predictions in addition to our ACC and SEC locks of the week.

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 wil…

October 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1972 Harcombe Common

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s picture is from February 1st, 1972 and is a collage of photos inside the venerable Harcombe Dining Hall.

On the menu this day were a variety of things I doubt you would see today on a campus dining hall menu, including “Saute Liver With Onion Gravy” and “Fried Ocean Perch”.

The top left picture shows a young man at a juke box. I did not know that Harcombe had a juke box, but obviously at one point it did. You can also see in the bottom center picture that Clemson students often worked in Harcombe to make ends meet. Maybe that is where some of the horrid stories of “exotic” food being severed in Harcombe came from?!

A few events that took place around the date of this picture being taken:

Super Bowl VI took place on January 16 of 1972 with the Dallas Cowboys defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-3. The 1972

The Winter Olympics were held in Sapporo, Japan from February 3rd through February 13th of 1972.

And the Volkswagen Beetle sales …

October 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard In Toupee

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Today’s photo is of legendary Clemson coach, Frank Howard. In this photo, Howard is having some fun wearing a toupee for the then ACC Commissioner Bob James.

Howard retired from coaching on December 10, 1969, shortly before this picture was taken. Howard had spent 39 years on the Clemson coaching staff, 30 of which as head coach.

Upon Howard’s retirement from coaching, he was named athletic director and he kept this position until February 4, 1971, when he was named assistant to the vice president at the university, the post he held when the mandatory retirement age of 65.

More than likely, this picture was taken at an ACC function to announce Bob James as ACC Commissioner. That announcement took place in late 1970, a time in which Howard was the athletic director at Clemson.

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