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December 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1996 Peach Bowl Vs. LSU
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Today’s photo is a trip back to December 28th, 1996 and the Peach Bowl. The photo shows Raymond Priester breaking through a hole against the LSU defense.

LSU Quarterback Herb Tyle led a balanced attack against a stubborn Clemson sqaud to send LSU to a 10-7 victory in the Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome.

Clemson jumped in front early after LSU turned the ball over deep in Clemson territory. Clemson quarterback Nealon Greene took the ball in from five yards out for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. As the defenses shined in this Peach Bowl, it would be Clemson's only points of the night.

Kevin Faulk evened the game at 7-7 with a 3-yard scamper that capped an efficient 80-yard drive. Wade Richey added a 22-yard field goal just before intermission to give the Tigers a 10-7 lead.

In a see-saw defensive battle in which neither team got into an offensive rhythm in the second half, the teams exchanged punts before Clemson mounted a late…

December 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mother’s Day on Bowman Field
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This photo was taken in the last years of Clemson being a military school in the spring of 1953 on Mother's Day.

Mother's Day was traditionally a very big event for the cadets and their families. In 1949 Tiger Brotherhood began a tradition of awarding Mother Of The Year to a Clemson mother during Military presentations on Mother’s Day on Bowman Field.

In this picture from 1953, over 12,000 people attended the event. The college dropped its mandatory military status in 1955 and in 1957 the Mother's Day festivities were changes to an all-college open house. You can see that Bowman Field, facing from Tillman Hall towards College Avenue, is jam packed full of Cadets and families.

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Clemson vs. LSU Game Notes

Clemson vs. LSU Notes

As a reminder, the Tiger Pregame Show will air from 1:30-4:30 on Monday from Ormsby’s in Atlanta.If you are in the upstate, you can listen on WCCP 104.9 FM.If you are using the web, www.wccpfm.com can be accessed for free anywhere in the world.
And if you are in Atlanta but not at Ormsby’s, you can listen via your smart phone for free using the Tune In App and choosing WCCP 104.9 FM.
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Clemson Bowl History ·Clemson has a rich bowl tradition. One of the reasons has been Clemson’s historical success against schools with legendary football traditions. The list of schools Clemson has beaten in bowl games includes five of the top-12 win­ningest programs in the history of FBS...Nebraska (#4), Oklahoma (#5), Ohio State (#7), Tennessee (#8), and Penn State (#12).
·Clemson has 16 bowl victories, the 19th-highest total i…

December 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Earle Hall Prank

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Today’s photo above is from the 1980’s and shows a creative prank played on the lettering outside of Earle Hall by some students looking to have a little fun.

The below photo was taken in the early1960’s, soon after the completion of Earle Hall in 1959.

The building was named after Samuel B. Earle, a professor of engineering and President of Clemson’s Agricultural College. It was the first building on campus to be named for a living person at the time of dedication

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Tone Of Offseasons 25 Years Apart

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In this age of instant accessibility for the average fan to not only consume material, but to opinionate upon that material publically, it is easy to lose traction on history and the relevance that history can sometimes give us. In other words, it’s too easy for us to incorrectly think that what we are experiencing today is a first in the history of Clemson football.Part of that is due to the fact that quite a bit of our fan base was not around in the 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s.Their snapshot of Clemson football history comes from the Tommy Bowden era forward. In the preseason, I saw a few parallels to the 2012 team as that of the 1987 team.Both teams had favorable home schedules coming into the season along with a returning quarterback to compliment returning running backs and receivers.And both teams, at least by those that dig deeply into depth charts, were a year ahead of being at thei…

December 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson’s “Main Building” In 1930’s
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Today’s photo is from the 1930’s and shows Clemson’s “Main Building”, today called Tillman Hall.

Tillman Hall is not the oldest building on the campus, but it is one of the most recognized building at Clemson. It overlooks Bowman Field and was dedicated in 1891 and was originally called "The Agric…

December 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mechanical Hall And Burn Aftermath
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Clemson Holds First Practice in Atlanta

Tigers Preparing for Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday Night  
December 26, 2012 Atlanta, GA—Clemson held the first of four practices in Atlanta as it prepares to face eighth ranked (BCS) LSU on Monday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.The 14th ranked Tigers worked out at the Georgia Dome, the site of the annual game, on Wednesday.The Tigers will work there on Thursday and Friday as well before working at Georgia Tech on Saturday. “As opposed to just walking in there for the first time on game day, you get a chance to get used to that environment and the surface and catching balls with the ceiling,” Head Coach Dabo Swinney said of practicing in the Georgia Dome. “It’s a whole different environment from what you’re used to.” Clemson has more experience playing indoors than usual entering this game.The Tigers started the season with a 26-19 win over Auburn in the season opener this year.The Tigers also had six practices in its new indoor facility at Clemson before Christmas. Clemson arrived in…

Want To Be An SEC Team? Start By Playing Like One

By Scott Rhymer
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I don’t really care for the drama of all of this conference expansion. How about just let me know if/when Clemson moves to another conference or if/when other teams join the ACC and allow me to stay removed until then. Ten years ago I would have given a hoot.Now, the amount of brain power it takes to speculate on the “unspeculatable” forces my brain to work way too hard for such a little return on investment. I also don’t really care for the drama that some of you enjoy lamenting about in terms of media bias.Yes, the media is biased.If you can’t tell the difference in the political tone that Fox News provides compared to that of CNN News you are probably one of those folks that actually believed the Mayans knew what they were talking about.(Editor’s Note:I did wait until after May 21st to post this blog just to be sure!). ESPN loves the SEC.Hell, they love Tim Tebow too but that is another story.And E…

December 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Changing From A Military College In 1950’s
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Today’s photos show the contrast of just nine years at Clemson in the 1950’s. The above photo was taken around 1952. You can notice the Trustee House in the background and the partial view of the second barracks on the right.

The below picture was taken from the same location 9 years later, around 1961.


You can still see the Trustee House in the background, but other than that, just about everything else has changed. And that change includes the types of students that are now attending Clemson, including women.

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December 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball In 1949
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Today’s photo is from a baseball game between Clemson and Duke during the 1949 season when our home baseball games were played just to the west of Riggs Field (where the Sloan Tennis Facility is now).

The picture above shows a Duke player attempt to steal third before being thrown out.

Coaching the Tigers that day on the baseball diamond? None other than Walter Cox.

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December 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard Resigns
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Today’s photos are from 1969 and summarize the final days of Frank Howard’s tenure as football coach at Clemson.

Before the 1969 season started, Frank Howard announced that it would be his last as head coach. On December 3, 1969 Coach Howard called a press conference to announce that very fact.

The next day, it was front-page news that a major change at Clemson was taking place. Everyone was asking…who will be the new coach? Interestingly, Howard had already picked a successor and that was to be Bill Peterson of FSU.

However, just a couple of days before he was to announce the new head coach, Peterson changed his mind and eventually went to Rice a year later.

Howard had to continue the search and ended up with Hootie Ingram. Hootie’s three years at Clemson resulted in a 12-21 record. Which leads many to wonder what would have happened at Clemson if Howard’s handpicked successor, Bill Peterson, would have followed Howard.

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December 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

A “Major” Whipping
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Today's photo is from the 1989 Gator Bowl and shows Clemson linebacker Levon Kirkland (#44 in the photo) sacking West Virginia QB Major Harris.

Kirkland was named the game’s MVP and the sensational Mountaineer QB was sacked 4 times and kept to only 237-yards of total offense. Clemson won the game 27-7, but the score did not reflect how dominate the Tigers were in this game.

It was also the final time Danny Ford coached Clemson, as his termination from Clemson would take place only 3 weeks later.

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Clemson Hosts South Carolina State

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GAME SETUP Site:Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date:Sunday, December 23, 2012 City:Clemson, SC Time:2:00 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network on WCCP 104.9 FM (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Philip Sikes - color) Web:WatchESPN.com (Danny Reed - play-by-play, Nate Ross - color)
SERIES NOTES Overall:Clemson leads 10-1 at Clemson:Clemson leads 9-1 at Littlejohn:Clemson leads 9-1 at SC State: Clemson leads 1-0 at Neutral:None played First Meeting:Clemson won, 93-70, in 1988-89 Last Meeting:Clemson won, 69-54, in 2010-11 Streak:Clemson has won five straight
QUICK FACTS •Clemson and SC State will meet for the 12th time in series history on Sunday, and for the fourth time in the last five seasons.The Tigers hold the all-time edge, 10-1. •Ten of the 11 meetings between the two schools have been held at Clemson, all in Littlejohn Coliseum and since 1988-89. •Clemson is 27-1 all-time against schools currently in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.Head Coach Brad Brownell is 6-0 a…