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Monday, April 30, 2012

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 pass-in-review by the entire ROTC program.

The only dorms that housed cadets at Clemson that stand today are Johnstone A and the buildings in the Quad. The Quad was built in stages throughout the 1930s, and most of Johnstone was completed by the early 1950s.

Upon entering these buildings, one might notice the width of the halls and many of the doorways. This was necessary to allow the companies to form in their respective hallways and then march out as a group in formation. These Companies were in size by platoons and then battalions.

Clemson was founded with the primary purposes of teaching agriculture, engineering and military science. For many years, these remained the staples of a Clemson education, but by the time of World War II, the Corps of Cadets was considered unpopular and outdated, especially when Clemson student life was compared to that of other schools.

With the Cresap, McCormick and Padget Plan of 1954, it was determined that the Corps should be ended to make way for a coed school that could offer more degrees and a better education.

This may be the last aerial photo of the old Clemson College with the barracks still erect.

The next picture is of the old smoke stack for the boiler room. In this picture, you can also see the back of the second and third barracks.


(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”).

Scott Rhymer can be reached at Scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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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 average on the week. The staff also allowed 45 hits and 20 walks with 29 strikeouts in 39.0 innings pitched.

Daniel Gossett had 10 strikeouts in 9.1 innings pitched over two appearances (one start). Coastal Carolina scored four runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 10-7 victory over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on April 24.

The Tigers took advantage of four errors to score five runs in the sixth inning and take a 7-5 lead. However, Rich Witten’s two-run double in the eighth inning broke a 7-7 tie and gave Coastal Carolina the lead for good. Daniel Bowman went 3-for-4 with a double, four runs, a walk, hit-by-pitch, and two steals to lead the Chanticleers, who outhit Clemson 15-9. Pohl went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI to lead the Tigers.

Clemson then won two of three games over Georgia Tech by a combined score of 29-21 at Russ Chandler Stadium from April 27-29. It was the Tigers’ first series win at Georgia Tech since 1996, snapping their seven-series losing streak in Atlanta. Clemson outhit the Yellow Jackets .336 to .263 and totaled 44 hits, including four doubles, one triple, and five homers, in the series.

Kieboom, a native of nearby Marietta, GA, went 10-for-15 (.667) with a homer, double, seven RBIs, and four runs, while Felder went 6-for-11 (.545) with a homer, double, five RBIs, six runs, and two walks. The Tiger pitching staff had a 6.00 ERA, while Clemson committed just two errors in the series.

In game-one on April 27, Daniel Palka led off the 13th inning with a walkoff home run to give Georgia Tech a 6-5 win over Clemson. Felder broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. But Georgia Tech used two leadoff walks, Palka’s two-run double, and Mott Hyde’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score. Hyde added two solo home runs for Georgia Tech, who totaled nine hits. Clemson also amassed nine hits, including Thomas Brittle’s solo homer in the first inning. Felder added a game-high four RBIs as well.

In game-two on April 28, Clemson totaled 17 hits in its 13-7 win over Georgia Tech. Kieboom went 3-for-5 with a double, five RBIs, and two runs. His grand slam in the fourth inning gave Clemson the lead for good, then the Tigers took a 10-2 lead with four runs in the top of the fifth inning. Georgia Tech rallied with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Mike Kent entered the game in relief and pitched 5.0 strong innings to earn the win. Pohl went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs, and three runs, while Brittle and Jason Stolz added two hits and two RBIs apiece. In game-three on April 19, Kieboom went 5-for-5 with two RBIs to lead Clemson to an 11-8 victory over Georgia Tech. Kieboom had five of the Tigers’ 18 hits, while Steve Wilkerson went 3-for-6 with two RBIs. 

Jay Baum and Jon McGibbon added two hits and two RBIs apiece, while Felder tallied two hits and two runs. Every Tiger starter had at least one hit and scored at least one run. Clemson scored a run in the first inning and never gave up the lead. The Tigers took a 7-0 lead with five runs in the fourth inning, only to have Georgia Tech pull within a run with two runs in the sixth inning. However, Clemson added two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to pull away.

2012 Season Notes
Clemson has a 26-19 overall record and 14-10 ACC mark on the season. The Tigers are still in third place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings behind Florida State (19-2) and N.C. State (16-8). Clemson is in fourth place in the overall ACC standings, while Virginia (13-10), Miami (FL) (12-11), Georgia Tech (10-14), and Virginia Tech (10-14) round out the top eight in the overall ACC standings.  North Carolina leads the ACC Coastal Division with a 13-8 league mark.

The Tigers, who are averaging 5.8 runs per game, are hitting .280 with a .396 slugging percentage and .365 on-base percentage thanks to 192 walks and 34 hit-by-pitches in 2012. The team has also totaled 71 doubles, 12 triples, 30 homers, and 41 stolen bases.

Clemson is fielding at a .972 clip thanks in large part to committing only four errors in the last eight games. Richie Shaffer leads the team with a .347 batting average, 14 doubles, two triples, eight homers, 38 RBIs, 35 runs, 45 walks, a .481 on-base percentage, and five steals. Shaffer has reached base via a hit or walk in 23 consecutive games. Thomas Brittle is hitting .327 with six doubles, six triples, two homers, 29 RBIs, eight steals, and is riding an 18-game hitting streak. Steve Wilkerson is batting .323 with 25 RBIs, while Phil Pohl is hitting .306 with seven homers, nine doubles, and a team-high 44 RBIs. Spencer Kieboom raised his average 47 points (from .230 to .277) thanks to his 10 hits in the Georgia Tech series as well.

The pitching staff has a 3.82 ERA and .268 opponents’ batting average in 412.0 innings pitched this season. It has allowed 420 hits and 170 walks with 344 strikeouts, good for a 2.02 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Kevin Brady leads the rotation with a 2.64 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 58.0 innings pitched over 11 starts. Kevin Pohle is 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA, while Dominic Leone leads the team with six victories. Mike Kent has a team-best 2.20 ERA and 19 strikeouts against only seven walks in 32.2 innings pitched over 15 relief appearances, while Scott Firth has a 2.23 ERA in 36.1 innings pitched over 17 relief outings.

Clemson will take five days off for final exams before returning to action in a three-game series against College of Charleston at home starting Saturday night. The series will mark the beginning of Clemson’s eight-game homestand to close its home schedule during the regular season.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

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”).

Scott Rhymer can be reached at Scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com


Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball Vs. Georgia Tech
By Scott Rhymer scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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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 as a head coach a memorable one, as the Tigers pounded out 17 hits en route to a 13-7 victory over Georgia Tech in front of 1,947 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 25-19 overall and 13-10 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 26-18 overall and 10-13 in ACC play.

The win was Leggett’s 1,214th in his 33rd year as a head coach. He moved into a tie for 14th place with Richard Jones, who ended his career as head coach at Illinois.

Spencer Kieboom, a native of nearby Marietta, GA, totaled a career-high five RBIs thanks in large part to his grand slam in the fourth inning that broke a 2-2 tie.  Clemson added four more runs in the top of the fifth inning before the Yellow Jackets responded with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. However, the Tigers pulled away with two runs in the seventh inning and another run in the ninth inning.

Mike Kent (1-1) entered the game with no outs in the fifth inning and pitched the rest of the game. He allowed just four hits, one run, and no walks with one strikeout in 5.0 innings pitched to earn the win.

Georgia Tech starter Dusty Isaacs (5-3) suffered the loss, as he gave up six hits, six runs, and one walk with two strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched.

Clemson and Georgia Tech have met 208 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 104-101-3 lead in the series dating back to the 1902 season. 

The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since 1974.  Georgia Tech has won each of the last seven series against Clemson at Russ Chandler Stadium, as the Tigers’ last series win in Atlanta came in 1996.

Last season at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the Tigers won the first (4-2) and last (3-1) games of the series, while Georgia Tech won game-two 5-1.  Then in the ACC Tournament in Durham, NC, Clemson blanked the Yellow Jackets 9-0. 

In 2010 in Atlanta, the Yellow Jackets swept the Tigers by scores of 8-6, 4-3, and 11-3.  Then in the ACC Tourney in Greensboro, NC, Clemson topped Georgia Tech 9-3.

The Yellow Jackets hold a 71-40-2 lead in games played at Georgia Tech, while the Tigers own a 47-42 advantage in ACC regular-season games. 

Jack Leggett has a 39-32 record against Georgia Tech as Clemson’s head coach, including an 9-20 mark at Russ Chandler Stadium.  Leggett was 3-5 against the Yellow Jackets as Western Carolina’s head coach, meaning he is 41-36 all-time against Georgia Tech.

In game-three, Georgia Tech will start freshman righthander Cole Pitts (4-3, 4.38 ERA) on the mound.  The Moultrie, GA native has made seven starts and six relief appearances for a total of 49.1 innings pitched.  He has yielded 58 hits (.291 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 49 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-2, 3.00 ERA) on Sunday.  The Saint Louis, MO native has made eight starts and two relief appearances for a total of 48.0 innings pitched.  He has given up 47 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 20 walks with 28 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

Scott Rhymer can be reached at scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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 the 'big road' (where Sikes Hall now stands).

With young Bill Greenlee, just a shirttale of a boy, beside him in the buggy Mr. Clemson was going calling on his neighbors. They traveled at midday so shadows from the cedars wouldn't fall across their heads. 'A shadow from a red cedar was a forecast of death.'

Turning left into the big road (Old Greenville Highway - ed.), the travelers passed a large broomsedge field (Bowman Field) and continued down the hill to the bottomlands of the Seneca River where Mr. Clemson commented with pride about the four acres of rice being cultivated there.

Continuing their journey, Mr. Clemson complimented young Bill for his special talent with horses. He had given Bill a picture book about raising horses because Bill seemed naturally possessed with this talent. While still a small tyke living at the Andrew Lewis place, San Salvador, located west of Lewis Road, Bill had won first prize in a riding contest at the South Carolina State Fair."

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

Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball Vs. Georgia Tech
By Scott Rhymer scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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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 pitch at 1:00.

The game Saturday will be televised live by CSS, while Sunday’s game will be available live via webcast at ESPN3.

Daniel Palka hit the first pitch of the bottom of the 13th inning over the fence in right field for a walkoff homer to lift Georgia Tech to a 6-5 win over Clemson in front of 1,627 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium on Friday night. The Yellow Jackets, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 26-17 overall and 10-12 in the ACC. The Tigers, who saw their winning streak away from home end at eight games, fell to 24-19 overall and 12-10 in ACC play.

The Tigers scored single runs in both the first and second innings to build a 2-0 lead. The Yellow Jackets tied the score with a run in the sixth inning. Brad Felder’s towering three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning gave Clemson a 5-2 lead. But two leadoff walks, Palka’s two-run double, and a sacrifice fly tied the score in the bottom of the ninth inning. After three scoreless innings in extra frames, Palka blasted a walkoff homer to right field in the 13th inning.

Jarrett Didrick (1-0), the third of three Yellow Jacket hurlers, earned the win by tossing a perfect 13th inning. Reliever Alex Cruz pitched 3.2 hitless and scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Cruz and Didrick combined to pitch the final 4.2 innings without allowing a hit or run, while the three Georgia Tech hurlers combined to hold Clemson to 0-for-12 with two outs.

Jonathan Meyer (2-3) suffered the loss despite pitching 4.0 strong innings. He gave up three hits, one run, and two walks with three strikeouts. Matt Campbell pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no hits and one run with four strikeouts.

Clemson and Georgia Tech have met 207 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 103-101-3 lead in the series dating back to the 1902 season. 

The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since 1974.  Georgia Tech has won each of the last seven series against Clemson at Russ Chandler Stadium, as the Tigers’ last series win in Atlanta came in 1996.

Last season at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the Tigers won the first (4-2) and last (3-1) games of the series, while Georgia Tech won game-two 5-1.  Then in the ACC Tournament in Durham, NC, Clemson blanked the Yellow Jackets 9-0. 

In 2010 in Atlanta, the Yellow Jackets swept the Tigers by scores of 8-6, 4-3, and 11-3.  Then in the ACC Tourney in Greensboro, NC, Clemson topped Georgia Tech 9-3.

The Yellow Jackets hold a 71-39-2 lead in games played at Georgia Tech, while the Tigers own a 46-42 advantage in ACC regular-season games. 

Jack Leggett has a 38-32 record against Georgia Tech as Clemson’s head coach, including an 8-20 mark at Russ Chandler Stadium.  Leggett was 3-5 against the Yellow Jackets as Western Carolina’s head coach, meaning he is 41-36 all-time against Georgia Tech.

In game-two, the Yellow Jackets will send out sophomore righty Dusty Isaacs (5-2, 6.75 ERA) on the mound.  THe Lebanon, OH native has made 10 starts and one relief appearance for a total of 46.2 innings pitched.  He has given up 49 hits (.275 opponents’ batting average) and 33 walks with 34 strikeouts.

Clemson will counter with junior righty Dominic Leone (6-3, 4.92 ERA) on Saturday.  The Norwich, CT native has made 10 starts for a total of 53.0 innings pitched.  He has surrendered 54 hits (.278 opponents’ batting average) and 26 walks with 44 strikeouts.

In game-three, Georgia Tech will start freshman righthander Cole Pitts (4-3, 4.38 ERA) on the mound.  The Moultrie, GA native has made seven starts and six relief appearances for a total of 49.1 innings pitched.  He has yielded 58 hits (.291 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 49 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-2, 3.00 ERA) on Sunday.  The Saint Louis, MO native has made eight starts and two relief appearances for a total of 48.0 innings pitched.  He has given up 47 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 20 walks with 28 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

Scott Rhymer can be reached at scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

Friday, April 27, 2012

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 as the Library Bridge, serves as a venue for student groups to sell items for fundraisers, advertise upcoming events and raise awareness for various social causes. The Bridge is also the site for the annual Clemson Rave.


(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”).

Scott Rhymer can be reached at Scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com


Broadcast Info and Preview As Tigers Head To Atlanta

Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball Vs. Georgia Tech
By Scott Rhymer scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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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 pitch at 4:00.

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

The games on Friday and Saturday will be televised live by CSS, while Sunday’s game will be available live via webcast at ESPN3.

Clemson and Georgia Tech have met 206 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 103-100-3 lead in the series dating back to the 1902 season. 

The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since 1974.  Georgia Tech has won each of the last seven series against Clemson at Russ Chandler Stadium, as the Tigers’ last series win in Atlanta came in 1996.

Last season at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the Tigers won the first (4-2) and last (3-1) games of the series, while Georgia Tech won game-two 5-1.  Then in the ACC Tournament in Durham, NC, Clemson blanked the Yellow Jackets 9-0. 

In 2010 in Atlanta, the Yellow Jackets swept the Tigers by scores of 8-6, 4-3, and 11-3.  Then in the ACC Tourney in Greensboro, NC, Clemson topped Georgia Tech 9-3.

The Yellow Jackets hold a 70-39-2 lead in games played at Georgia Tech, while the Tigers own a 46-41 advantage in ACC regular-season games. 

Jack Leggett has a 38-31 record against Georgia Tech as Clemson’s head coach, including an 8-19 mark at Russ Chandler Stadium.  Leggett was 3-5 against the Yellow Jackets as Western Carolina’s head coach, meaning he is 41-36 all-time against Georgia Tech.

In game-one, Georgia Tech will start junior righthander Buck Farmer (6-3, 3.26 ERA) on the mound.  The Conyers, GA native has made 10 starts for a total of 66.1 innings pitched.  He has allowed 66 hits (.252 opponents’ batting average) and 21 walks with 75 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with junior righthander Kevin Brady (1-2, 2.58 ERA) on Friday.  The Gaithersburg, MD native has made 10 starts for a total of 52.1 innings pitched.  He has allowed 43 hits (.229 opponents’ batting average) and 21 walks with 52 strikeouts.

In game-two, the Yellow Jackets will send out sophomore righty Dusty Isaacs (5-2, 6.75 ERA) on the mound.  THe Lebanon, OH native has made 10 starts and one relief appearance for a total of 46.2 innings pitched.  He has given up 49 hits (.275 opponents’ batting average) and 33 walks with 34 strikeouts.

Clemson will counter with junior righty Dominic Leone (6-3, 4.92 ERA) on Saturday.  The Norwich, CT native has made 10 starts for a total of 53.0 innings pitched.  He has surrendered 54 hits (.278 opponents’ batting average) and 26 walks with 44 strikeouts.

In game-three, Georgia Tech will start freshman righthander Cole Pitts (4-3, 4.38 ERA) on the mound.  The Moultrie, GA native has made seven starts and six relief appearances for a total of 49.1 innings pitched.  He has yielded 58 hits (.291 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 49 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-2, 3.00 ERA) on Sunday.  The Saint Louis, MO native has made eight starts and two relief appearances for a total of 48.0 innings pitched.  He has given up 47 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 20 walks with 28 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

Scott Rhymer can be reached at scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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 expansion in this picture. The top of the North Stands in this picture is where the portals are now at Memorial Stadium.

In 1958, 18,000 sideline seats were added (the “above the portals area” of the North and South Stands) and in 1960, 5,658 west end zone seats were added in response to increasing attendance.

The original cedar wood seating was replaced in 1972 by aluminum seats. As attendance continued to skyrocket, an upper deck was added to each side of the stadium.

(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”).

Scott Rhymer can be reached at Scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dairy Science Building
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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 left of Long Hall. Today, Martin Hall is located where the Dairy Science Building was located.

(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”).

Scott Rhymer can be reached at Scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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 Germany, the...result will be the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe".

They probably don’t know it, but many of the boys in this picture are about to be fighting in World War II…quickly losing their innocence.

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Broadcast Information As Tigers Host Coastal Carolina

Broadcast Information For Tiger Baseball Vs. Coastal Carolina By Scott Rhymer scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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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 on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 40-7 lead in the series that dates back to 1986. On April 5, 2011 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Jon McGibbon hit a walkoff single in the 10th inning to give Clemson a 5-4 win. Then in the 2011 Clemson Regional, the Tigers downed the Chanticleers 12-7. Clemson had won seven games in a row in the series before Coastal Carolina edged the Tigers 4-3 in 11 innings at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on March 31, 2010.

The Tigers lead 30-5 over the Chanticleers in games played at Clemson, all of which have been played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jack Leggett has a 27-5 mark against Coastal Carolina as Clemson’s head coach, including a 23-4 record at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Coastal Carolina will start freshman lefthander Javier Reynoso (2-1, 3.46 ERA) on the mound. The Tampa, FL native has made seven relief appearances and six starts for a total of 26.0 innings pitched. He has yielded 20 hits (.213 opponents’ batting average) and 17 walks with 15 strikeouts.

Clemson will counter with freshman righty Daniel Gossett (3-2, 5.40 ERA) on Tuesday. The Lyman, SC native has made six starts and six relief appearances for a total of 38.1 innings pitched. He has surrendered 35 hits (.241 opponents’ batting average) and 17 walks with 45 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

Scott Rhymer can be reached at scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

April 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Johnstone Hall From 1950’s Through 1960’s
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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 was the largest building complex erected using this method. Campus legend had it that two other similar structures built elsewhere collapsed before completion.

Most of the rooms had been taken out of use by the mid-1990s as obsolete (electrical wiring wasn't grounded, and is still not grounded in the remaining structure). Situated on sloping ground directly opposite the John C. Calhoun mansion of Fort Hill, Johnstone replaced a group of free-standing barracks dating from Clemson's early military college days.

Six residence hall sections, A through F, existed on nine numbered levels, but with no single section boasting more than five floors, as the structure followed the contours of the site in an irregular horseshoe open on the north side. Harcombe Commons dining hall was attached to the A-section interior on level five.

Cinder block annex wings were added onto the ends of A and F sections to increase capacity by the early 1960s. A central student resource center separated A and B sections. This separation would eventually allow females to be housed in A section, while the remaining sections remained all male.

An open air loggia on the ground-floor (level six) at the hilltop overlooked an assembly quadrangle designed to accommodate cadet formations. The canteen, one floor below the loggia, faced the formation area. The paved quadrangle, lately serving as parking, was redeveloped into a new student union and student government chambers in the mid-1970s.

The campus student locator phone office, the West Campus housing office, student government chambers, a small campus retreat chapel (later converted to a job placement office), and all the student media were located in the three levels above the loggia.

During the fall 1991 and spring 1992 semesters, B and C sections were demolished and replaced with the more modern McCabe and Holmes Halls both of which opened up in the fall of 1994. D section was closed as a residence hall in the mid 1990s, but continued to be used as a university storage facility. E and F sections remained open until 2001, when they were demolished along with D section.

A section underwent a minor renovation in 1999. It was then used as a co-ed residence for several years before returning to all men during the fall of 2011, much to the incoming freshmen's disappointment, except those who continuously party.

In 2007, an architect was contracted to redesign the Student Union. The design called for the demolition of most of the original structures of the union, including the remaining Johnstone facilities. A year later, all University construction projects were halted due to lack of funding and the remodel, as well as the concurrent demolition, was never carried out.

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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 staff also allowed 36 hits and 12 walks with 25 strikeouts in 36.0 innings pitched. In 9.0 innings pitched over two relief appearances, Jonathan Meyer allowed just five hits, no runs, and two walks with four strikeouts. Mike Kent pitched 4.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts against no walks in 4.2 innings pitched over two relief appearances as well.

Brittle’s two-out single in the ninth inning plated Tyler Slaton for a 3-2 walkoff win over Charleston Southern at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on April 17. The Tigers led 2-0 before the Buccaneers scored two runs in the sixth inning. Charleston Southern put two runners on base in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings, but Tiger hurlers worked out of jams each time. Slaton led off with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning and moved to second on Stolz’s sacrifice bunt. Two batters later, Brittle slapped a 1-2 pitch through the left side for a single to score Slaton. Slaton scored a game-high two runs, while Richie Shaffer added a solo homer in the first inning.

Clemson then swept Maryland by a combined score of 17-9 at Bob Smith Stadium on April 20, 21. Clemson outhit the Terrapins .318 to .262 and totaled 11 doubles, two triples, and two homers along with committing just one error in the field. Stolz went 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles, one homer, and three RBIs, while Pohl went 6-for-12 with two doubles, one homer, and five RBIs.

The Tiger pitching staff had a 3.00 ERA with 18 strikeouts against only eight walks. In game-one on April 20, Shaffer’s two-out, two-run triple in the ninth inning gave Clemson a 5-3 lead and the Tigers held on for a 5-4 victory over Maryland. Clemson took a 3-0 lead with two runs in the fifth inning, but Maryland tied the score with three runs on three two-out hits in the eighth inning. However, Shaffer clobbered an opposite-field triple to the wall in right field to score two runs. Maryland native Kevin Brady pitched 7.0 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts, but did not factor in the decision.

Stolz had a team-high three hits and scored two runs for Clemson, who amassed 10 hits.

In game-two on April 21, which was the first game of a doubleheader, Kent pitched 3.1 scoreless innings to close out Clemson’s 5-3 victory over Maryland.

Starter Dominic Leone pitched 5.2 effective innings to earn the win, then Kent recorded the save. The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning and never relinquished their lead. Clemson totaled 12 hits, including seven on 0-2 (4) or 1-2 (3) pitches. Pohl went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Brittle added two hits and two runs for the Tigers.

In game-three on April 21, which was the second game of a doubleheader, Clemson scored five combined runs in the final three innings to defeat Maryland 7-2. Stolz’s solo homer in the fifth inning tied the score, then Clemson scored three runs in the seventh inning to take the lead for good. Stolz went 2-for-3 with a homer, double, two RBIs, and two runs to lead Clemson, who totaled 12 hits. Brittle added two hits and two RBIs. Meyer pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in relief of four-hit ball to earn the victory.

Clemson has a 24-17 overall record and 12-9 ACC mark on the season. The Tigers are still in third place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings behind Florida State (19-2) and N.C. State (13-8). Clemson is in a tie for fourth place with Miami (FL) in the overall ACC standings. Virginia is sixth (11-10), while Wake Forest and Georgia Tech are tied for seventh at 9-12. Atlantic Division teams have also won six more league games than Coastal Division teams in 2012.

The Tigers, who are averaging 5.5 runs per game, are hitting .275 with a .389 slugging percentage and .363 on-base percentage thanks to 174 walks and 33 hit-by-pitches in 2012. The team has also totaled 66 doubles, 11 triples, 25 homers, and 40 stolen bases. Clemson is fielding at a .971 clip as well. Richie Shaffer leads the team with a .378 batting average, 14 doubles, two triples, eight homers, 38 RBIs, 34 runs, 41 walks, a .508 on-base percentage, and five steals.

Thomas Brittle is hitting .343 with a team-high eight steals. He is riding a current 14-game hitting streak and is 29-for-65 (.446) during the streak. Steve Wilkerson is batting .318 with a team-high 36 runs, while Phil Pohl is hitting .300 with six homers and 40 RBIs.

The pitching staff has a 3.50 ERA and .265 opponents’ batting average in 373.0 innings pitched this season. It has allowed 375 hits and 150 walks with 315 strikeouts, good for a 2.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In Clemson’s 41 games, the pitching staff has allowed five earned runs or less in 37 games.

The Tigers have not lost a game by more than five runs all season as well. Kevin Brady leads the weekend rotation with a 2.58 ERA in 52.1 innings pitched over 10 starts. He also has 52 strikeouts and a .229 opponents’ batting average. Scott Firth has been the team’s best reliever, as he is 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched over 15 relief appearances. Matt Campbell has a 2.14 ERA and 22 strikeouts against seven walks in 21.0 innings pitched over 11 relief appearances as well. He has not pitched since his outstanding outing against Miami (FL) on March 30 due to injury, but the Tigers hope to get him back on the mound during the upcoming week.

Clemson will return to action on Tuesday night when it hosts Coastal Carolina before traveling to Atlanta, GA to face Georgia Tech in a three-game series over the weekend.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

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


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

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!

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mother’s Day On Bowman Field-1939
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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 also repeats his 1938 basketball All-American status.

Nationally, on May 2nd, Major League Baseball's Lou Gehrig, the legendary Yankee first baseman known as "The Iron Horse", ended his 2,130 consecutive games played streak after contracting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The record stands for 56 years before Cal Ripken, Jr. plays 2,131 consecutive games.

On May 20, Pan-American Airways began trans-Atlantic mail service with the inaugural flight of its Yankee Clipper from Port Washington, New York.

And on May 22, 1939, Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.

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

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series At Maryland
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Tigers Take Game 1


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 in the ninth inning gave Clemson a 5-3 lead and the Tigers held on for a 5-4 victory in front of 878 fans at Bob Smith Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 22-17 overall and 10-9 in the ACC. The Terrapins dropped to 25-15 overall and 7-12 in ACC play.

The Tigers scored one run in the third inning and two runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead. Clemson maintained that lead until the eighth inning, when Maryland scored three runs on three two-out hits to tie the score. But with runners on first and second with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Shaffer hit high flyball to deep right field that fell for a triple to score two runs. Jordan Hagel responded with a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it was not enough, as Clemson won its sixth game in a row away from home.

Scott Firth (4-0) earned the win despite allowing five hits, four runs, and one walk with two strikeouts in the final 2.0 innings pitched.  Starter Kevin Brady, who was pitching less than 25 miles from his hometown of Gaithersburg, MD, tied his career high with 7.0 innings pitched. He yielded just five hits, no runs, and two walks with eight strikeouts.

Charlie Haslup (3-4), the second of three Terrapin hurlers, suffered the loss. He gave up a single to his only batter, who ended up scoring the go-ahead run in the ninth inning. Starter Jimmy Reed surrendered eight hits, three runs (two earned), and three walks with five strikeouts in 8.1 innings pitched.

Clemson and Maryland have met 157 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 117-40 lead in the series dating back to the 1923 season. The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since the 1954 season.

The two teams last met at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in 2011, when the Tigers won the first two games by scores of 12-3 and 7-0 before Maryland edged Clemson 7-6 in the series-finale.

In the three-game series at Bob Smith Stadium in 2010, Clemson swept the Terrapins by a combined score of 37-19.

The Tigers hold a 41-28 lead in games played at Maryland and a 104-36 advantage in ACC regular-season games. Jack Leggett has a 48-9 record against Maryland as Clemson’s head coach, including a 20-7 mark at Bob Smith Stadium.


In game-two, the Terrapins will send out senior righty Brett Harman (5-2, 2.64 ERA) on the mound. The Westminster, MD native has made nine starts for a total of 58.0 innings pitched. He has given up 55 hits (.261 opponents’ batting average) and 12 walks with 48 strikeouts.

Clemson will counter with junior righty Dominic Leone (5-3, 4.94 ERA) on Saturday. The Norwich, CT native has made nine starts for a total of 47.1 innings pitched. He has surrendered 46 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 41 strikeouts.

In game-three, Maryland will start senior righthander David Carroll (3-1, 3.24 ERA) on the mound. The Las Vegas, NV native has made nine starts and one relief appearance for a total of 50.0 innings pitched. He has yielded 47 hits (.251 opponents’ batting average), no home runs, and 12 walks with 32 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-2, 2.74 ERA) on Sunday. The Saint Louis, MO native has made seven starts and two relief appearances for a total of 46.0 innings pitched. He has given up 45 hits (.268 opponents’ batting average) and 18 walks with 27 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!


Scott Rhymer can be reached at scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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Friday, April 20, 2012

April 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Basketball’s Last Night In Fike


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

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."
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Broadcast Info And Preview As Tigers Travel To Maryland

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series At Maryland
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Clemson at Maryland

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 first pitch at 3:00.

Broadcast time for Sunday’s game is 12:30 with first pitch at 1:00

Clemson and Maryland have met 156 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 116-40 lead in the series dating back to the 1923 season. The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since the 1954 season.
The two teams last met at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in 2011, when the Tigers won the first two games by scores of 12-3 and 7-0 before Maryland edged Clemson 7-6 in the series-finale.
In the three-game series at Bob Smith Stadium in 2010, Clemson swept the Terrapins by a combined score of 37-19.

The Tigers hold a 40-28 lead in games played at Maryland and a 103-36 advantage in ACC regular-season games. Jack Leggett has a 47-9 record against Maryland as Clemson’s head coach, including a 19-7 mark at Bob Smith Stadium.


Game-one will feature a battle of Gaithersburg, MD natives on the mound. Maryland will start junior lefthander Jimmy Reed (1-1, 0.76 ERA). He has made 13 relief appearances and two starts for a total of 35.2 innings pitched. He has allowed 21 hits (.174 opponents’ batting average), no homers, and five walks with 36 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with junior righthander Kevin Brady (1-2, 2.98 ERA) on Friday. He has made nine starts for a total of 45.1 innings pitched. He has allowed 38 hits (.233 opponents’ batting average) and 19 walks with 44 strikeouts.

In game-two, the Terrapins will send out senior righty Brett Harman (5-2, 2.64 ERA) on the mound. The Westminster, MD native has made nine starts for a total of 58.0 innings pitched. He has given up 55 hits (.261 opponents’ batting average) and 12 walks with 48 strikeouts.

Clemson will counter with junior righty Dominic Leone (5-3, 4.94 ERA) on Saturday. The Norwich, CT native has made nine starts for a total of 47.1 innings pitched. He has surrendered 46 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 41 strikeouts.

In game-three, Maryland will start senior righthander David Carroll (3-1, 3.24 ERA) on the mound. The Las Vegas, NV native has made nine starts and one relief appearance for a total of 50.0 innings pitched. He has yielded 47 hits (.251 opponents’ batting average), no home runs, and 12 walks with 32 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-2, 2.74 ERA) on Sunday. The Saint Louis, MO native has made seven starts and two relief appearances for a total of 46.0 innings pitched. He has given up 45 hits (.268 opponents’ batting average) and 18 walks with 27 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

Scott Rhymer can be reached at scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

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 after a long battle with cancer.



These photos were of Bradley as a Clemson student during his senior year. The top photo is Bradley "working" at a football game and the above photo a celebration (I beleive it was in recognition of Bradley's graduation from Clemson in 1949).


The class of 1949 got a special treat, a perfect 11-0-0 football season in the fall of 1948.


Originally from Greenville, Bob Bradley majored in Textile Manufacturing. He also was the editor of the Tiger newspaper his senior year.


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