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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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 you to stream WCCP 104.9 FM on your Iphone, Blackberry, and Droid phones from anywhere in the world, including Durham if you are attending the game.

If you are at work, stream us on www.wccpfm.com and follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates and pictures from Durham.

Below is information on parking and tailgating from the Duke Athletics Web Site:

Blue Devil Alley

Fans are invited to enjoy Blue Devil Alley, the Duke Football game day experience, located just outside the north gate of Wallace Wade Stadium adjacent to Card Gym and Cameron Indoor Stadium. The area kicks off with the Blue Devil Football team walk each game and features interactive games, entertainment, and food along with group and corporate hospitality areas for Duke fans to enjoy. Blue Devil Alley opens two and a half hours before each game and is located on the same site where Duke Students camp out for basketball games, known as Krzyzewskiville, during basketball season.
Coca-Cola Kids Zone

Located on the concourse between Sections 12 and 14, the Coca-Cola Kids’ Zone provides entertainment for kids of all ages.  With customized Duke inflatable games as well as face painting and special events throughout the season, the Coca-Cola Kids’ Zone is where family entertainment combines with football to create a great atmosphere inside Wallace Wade Stadium.  It opens 120 minutes prior to kickoff and shuts down at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Re-Entry into Stadium

Guests wishing to leave and then re-enter the stadium may do so under the following conditions – they must keep their valid game ticket and have their hand stamped by a staff member at the gate. Guests re-entering must show their stamped hand and their valid game ticket for entry. All items are subject to search upon re-entry to the stadium.
Parking and Traffic Maps:

      •    Pregame Parking and Traffic Map
      •    Post-Game Traffic Map

      •    Recommended Pedestrian Routes from General Public Lots
      •    Small Circuit Lot Recreational and Oversized Vehicle Layout Map
Directions

      •    Iron Duke Recommend Ingress Directions
      •   
General Public Recommend Ingress Directions
      •    Small Circuit Lot Recreational and Oversized Vehicle Lot Recommend Ingress Directions

Real Time Traffic Information from NCDOT
Parking Hours

      •    Iron Duke parking lots - will open at 6:00 AM each game day.

      •    General Public parking lots - will be open FOUR (4) hours prior to kickoff with the exception of the Chemistry Lot located on Circuit Drive and the Jogging Trail Lot on NC 751/Cameron Blvd. which will both open at 7:00 AM each game day.

      •    Recreational and Oversized Vehicle (RV/OV) parking lot - will be open from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM each Friday evening before game day.  The lots will re-open on game day at 6:00 AM.  The lots close at 12:00 PM on Sunday after game day. 
Parking Pricing

      •    General Public Parking Permit – all regular sized vehicles (less than 9 feet wide and 18 feet long) - $10.00 per vehicle per game.  All permits to be purchased at lot entrances.  Permits are CASH ONLY.

      •    General Public Bus Parking Permit – all buses (larger than 9 feet wide or 18 feet long) - $50.00 per bus per game.  Bus permits can be purchased online beginning August 1st at
www.goduke.com/tickets or at the Duke University Road Lot #2 entrance on game day.  All game day purchases are CASH ONLY.  Buses may purchase an RV/OV permit if they wish to be in the RV/OV Lot located on Circuit Drive.

      •    Recreational and Oversized Vehicle (RV/OV) Parking Permit – all recreational or oversized vehicles (larger than 9 feet wide or 18 feet long) - $50.00 per vehicle per game or $300.00 per vehicle for season.  RV/OV permits can be purchased online beginning August 1st at
www.goduke.com/tickets or at the Small Circuit Lot entrance on Friday prior to game day or game day.  All Friday prior to game day and game day purchases are CASH ONLY.

      •    Duke University and Medical Center Employees – no charge with a valid 2013 or 2014 Duke University parking permit.
Parking Rules and Regulations

      •    Parking permits are non-transferable and can’t be duplicated for any reason.
      •    Parking permits are valid only on Duke Football game days and must be displayed from the bearer’s rearview mirror at all times.
      •    Please bag and place all trash and recycling in the appropriate receptacle prior to departure from the parking area.
      •    All federal, state and local laws, statutes, and ordinances apply, including those regarding the possession, dispensing, and use of alcoholic beverages.
      •    If your assigned lot is full, please see parking attendant for closest available location.
      •    Please properly extinguish and dispose of charcoal and other flammables. DO NOT THROW AWAY in parking lot trash cans or in parking lots.  
Bus Parking

Bus parking is available off of Duke University Road in the Duke University Road Lot #2.  Buses are permitted to drop off their guests at the roundabout on Towerview Drive.  To access this drop-off point, buses must enter campus at the intersection of Towerview Drive and Duke University Road.  After dropping off guests, buses will turn left onto Duke University Road and park in the Duke University Road Lot #2 across from Chapel Drive.  The cost for bus parking is $50 per game and only cash is accepted at the lot entrance.  Buses may park in the Recreational and Oversized Vehicle (RV/OV) lot, but no drop off/pick-up point close to the stadium will be available.  For more information on RV/OV parking see below.
Recreational and Oversized Vehicle (RV/OV) Parking

      •    Small Circuit Lot Recreational and Oversized Vehicle Lot Rules and Regulations
      •    Small Circuit Lot Recreational and Oversized Vehicle Lot Layout
      •    Small Circuit Lot Recommended Ingress Directions
      •    Pregame Parking and Traffic Map

For the purpose of Duke Football game days a recreational or oversized vehicle (RV/OV) is any vehicle wider than 9 feet or longer than 18 feet.  RV/OV parking is available in the Small Circuit Lot which can be accessed via LaSalle Street off Erwin Road.  All RV/OVs must park in the Small Circuit Lot. RV/OVs require special parking arrangements because they do not fit in a normal parking spot and affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  The cost for RV/OV parking is $50.00 per game or $300.00 for the season.  RV/OV permits can be purchased online beginning August 1st at www.goduke.com/tickets or, if space is available, at the Small Circuit Lot entrance on Friday prior to game day or game day.  All permit purchases at the lot entrance on the Friday prior to game or game day are CASH ONLY.

RV/OV parking spaces in the Small Circuit Lot are 54 feet long by 18 feet wide and the lot is paved.  The lot is not completely level; therefore levelers will be required for most spots.  There are no reserved parking spaces and spaces can’t be held for other guests.  All RV/OVs will be parked by Duke parking staff upon arrival to maximize the parking in the lot.  RV/OVs are permitted to bring one (1) tow trailer or vehicle.  The tow trailer or vehicle must fit within the designated parking space.  No additional parking is available on or off campus for tow vehicles or trailers. 

Access to the RV/OV Lots begins at 6:00 PM on the Friday prior to game day.  Access ends at 12:00 PM on Sunday after game day.  For ease of access it is recommended that all RV/OVs be parked a minimum of three (3) hours prior to kick-off. 
General Public Parking Information

      •    General Public Recommend Pre-Game Ingress Routes - Duke Athletics, Parking and Transportation, and Duke Police recommend that you follow the recommended ingress directions for the general public linked below.  These routes may not be the shortest or most direct route from your origination point, but they will be the quickest route to access the general public parking areas while avoiding Iron Duke traffic.  A detailed map of the planned ingress for all football games is also linked below.  Please take note and follow the information on the NCDOT electronic signage located on NC 147, 15-501, and I-85 as well as electronic signage located around campus.  Please understand that traffic control officers are unable to answer questions without causing traffic delays.

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Pregame Parking and Traffic Map
- General Public Recommend Ingress Directions

1610 AM
– Tune into 1610 AM when approaching the Duke campus for information on general public parking for Duke Football game days.  The message begins at 7:00 AM and runs until the end of the first quarter.
General Public Drop-off and Pick-up Point for Persons with Disabilities – The General Public Drop-off and Pick-up Point for Persons with Disabilities is available just outside the East Gate of Wallace Wade Stadium in the Blue Zone lots on Wannamaker Drive.  Wannamaker Drive can be accessed via the Blue Zone Iron Gate on Duke University Road. 
General Public Parking for Persons with Disabilities - General Public Parking for Persons with Disabilities is available in the Blue Zone lots off of Wannamaker Drive in lots B-2, B-4, and B-7.  Wannamaker Drive can be accessed via the Blue Zone Iron Gate on Duke University Road.  An accessible lift-equipped van will be available as needed for guests needing wheelchair lift assistance.  Please notify a parking lot attendant upon arrival to request van service. 

General Public Drop-off and Pick-Up Point - General Public wishing to drop-off guests in close proximity to the stadium may do so on Chapel Drive.  To access the drop-off point, guests should enter campus at the intersection of Campus Drive and Anderson Street and proceed to the Chapel Drive circle.  Upon arrival at the circle, notify the traffic control staff of your need to drop-off or pick-up guests by the Chapel.  The staff will coordinate the drop-off/pick-up and then direct the vehicle to the closest available general public parking or egress point. 


General Public Park and Walk Lots – Guests wishing to park and walk to the stadium can find general public parking available in the following parking lots on football game days: Chemistry, Large Circuit, PG9, Jogging Trail, and Campus and Anderson Lot.  The cost to park in these lots is $10.00 per vehicle per game.  Duke employees with a valid 2013 or 2014 Duke University parking permit will be permitted to park free of charge.  The walk times from the respective lots are listed below:
Jogging Trail – 6 minutes
      •    Chemistry – 8 Minutes
      •    Campus and Anderson Lot – 12 minutes
      •    Large Circuit – 14 minutes
      •    PG9 – 19 minutes

Please find below the pre-game parking and traffic map and a map of the recommend pedestrian routes from the general public parking lots.

- Pregame Parking and Traffic Map
- Recommended Pedestrian Routes from General Public Lots

      •    General Public Courtesy Shuttle Lots – Guests wishing to limit their walk time may take advantage of the general public courtesy shuttle lots.  All shuttles are accessible for persons with disabilities.  General public courtesy shuttle parking is available in the following parking lots on football game days: PG1, GC, and H-Lot.  The cost to park in these lots is $10.00 per vehicle per game.  Duke employees with a valid 2012 or 2013 Duke University parking permit will be permitted to park free of charge. 

For the FIU game on September 1st, the courtesy shuttle will run continuously from four (4) hours prior to kick-off until 1 hour post-game.  For the remaining games, the courtesy shuttle will run continuously from three (3) hours prior to kick-off until one (1) hour post-game.  Pick-up and drop-off points for the courtesy shuttle are located next to the parking areas at the corner of Flowers Drive and Yearby Avenue and the corner of Trent Drive and Flowers Drive.  The shuttle will run every 15/20 minutes, depending on traffic volume, and will drop-off/pick-up at the Duke University Chapel.  The approximate walk-time from the Chapel to the North and East gates of Wallace Wade Stadium is five (5) minutes.  Persons with disabilities that use the courtesy shuttle should follow directional signage posted designating accessible paths.  Post-game guests will cue in lines at the Chapel to ride the courtesy shuttle back to PG1, GC, and H-Lot. 

Please find below the pre-game parking and traffic map which will show the pick-up/drop-off points as well as the shuttle route.

- Pregame Parking and Traffic Map

      •    Bull City Connector - The Bull City Connector is a fare-free, hybrid-electric bus service that connects downtown Durham with the Duke University campus. The route provides direct access to Duke and includes stops along Main Street and Erwin Road. The service also includes a stop at Durham Station, the city's transportation hub with public bus service and within walking distance of the American Tobacco Campus and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Bull City Connector is also ideal for bicyclists, who can ride to a Connector stop and take their bike to campus by using a bike rack on the front of the bus.

The easiest way to get to games using the Bull City Connector is to get off at Duke Hospital South on Trent Road. Once you get off at Duke Hospital South, walk on the sidewalk down Flowers Drive. Cut up to the West Campus Quad. Walk all the way down the Quad until you reach Towerview Drive. Cross Towerview Drive and follow the sidewalk to Wallace Wade Stadium. Click here for a map to show you where to go.
Miscellaneous Parking and Traffic Information

     •    Duke University and Medical Center Employee Parking - Duke University and Medical Center faculty, staff, and employees can receive free parking on football game day in the general public parking lots by presenting a valid 2013 or 2014 Duke University parking permit at the lot entrances.  For information on general public parking lot locations, see General Public Parking Information above.  Students, employees, and guests wishing to access Campus Drive or Chapel Drive within 3 hours prior to kick-off will need to access those locations off of Anderson Street.  Those needing to access to the Law School, Fuqua, and Thomas Center parking areas must do so 3 hours prior to kick-off or acquire an Iron Duke Parking Permit for those lots from the respective school administration.  Once inside 3 hours prior to kick-off all non-Iron Duke parking permit traffic will be diverted to the general public parking areas.

      •    Tailgating - is permitted. Tents, tables, tarps or canopies ARE NOT permitted if they impede foot or vehicular traffic or if they extend into additional parking space.   One (1) Iron Duke parking permit or one (1) general public parking permit equals one space.  Iron Duke parking permits or general public parking permits can’t be combined to park a recreational or oversized vehicle (RV/OV) in any lot other than the designated RV/OV parking lot.   All federal, state and local laws, statutes, and ordinances apply, including those regarding the possession, dispensing, and use of alcoholic beverages.  Please properly extinguish and dispose of charcoal and other flammables.  DO NOT THROW AWAY in parking lot trash cans or in parking lots.

      •    Recommended Post-Game Egress Routes - •    Please follow the direction of uniformed officers and staff in the parking lots and on the roads surrounding campus at all times.  Officers and staff are in place to help expedite your egress from the game day parking areas.  A detailed map of the post-game egress for all football games is linked below.

- Post-Game Traffic Map
Parking Disclaimer

Duke University assumes no responsibility for loss through fire, theft, collision, or otherwise to the car or contents. Vehicles are parked at Owner's Risk. Please lock your vehicle.
Parking Emergency Information

In case of emergency please dial 9-1-1 for Durham County or 919-684-2444 for Duke Police Emergency Dispatch.  Duke Police will be the primary responder on-campus for emergency calls.  Durham Police will be the primary responder off-campus for emergency calls.  If an emergency occurs and authorities are contacted, please designate someone in your party to help direct emergency personnel to the emergency location. 
Parking and Traffic Updates

For more information on Duke Football game days, please visit the game day information website of Duke Athletics – www.goduke.com/gameday.  Sign-up for operational, parking, and traffic updates via text message or Twitter – www.Twitter.com/Duke_GAMEDAY.

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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 trips to Warm Springs, GA was that he probably passed through Clemson many times over the years. The railroad line through Clemson belonged to the Southern Railway, at the time one of the most innovative and modern railroads in the south.

The Southern Railway line through Clemson was (and still is) considered the main line between Washington DC and Atlanta. If you've ever lived near that track you'll notice the huge amount of traffic that still runs on it.

The Clemson depot is still there and was built in 1916. You'll notice in the photo that the depot was closer to the tracks than it is today. This is because many years ago the City of Clemson moved it away from the tracks.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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

Marcus Gilchrest At Duke In 2007

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 that year and Duke came away with a 21-17 victory. Clemson entered that 1989 game with a 4-0 record, a #7 AP ranking and had recently won at Florida State. Duke went on to tie for the ACC championship that year. Clemson finished that year 10-2 and ranked in the top 10 and was the ACC’s highest ranked team, but the Tigers finished third in the ACC standings that year.

Some of Clemson’s single game records have been set against the Blue Devils. In 1995, Raymond Priester rushed for a record 263 yards to lead the Tiger offense in a 34-17 Tiger victory. On the other side of the line of scrimmage that day, Brian Dawkins had three interceptions in the first quarter to set a school record for a quarter and a half, and tie the record for a single game.

The second greatest rushing game in Clemson history also took place against Duke. In 1982, Cliff Austin rushed for 260 yards in a Clemson victory.

In 2002, Charlie Whitehurst made his first career start against the Blue Devils and completed 34 of 52 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns. The 420 passing yards set a record that was just broken on October 25 at Wake Forest by Tajh Boyd.

Clemson and Duke met in the first overtime game between two ACC teams in 1997. The Tigers won the contest by the unusual score of 29-20. David Richardson kicked a field goal on Clemson’s possession, then Rahim Abdullah intercepted a pass and ran 63 yards for a score, giving Clemson the nine-point win.

Clemson and Duke have met on Clemson’s homecoming 11 times. The Tigers have a 10-0-1 record in those games. The only blemish took place in 1976 when the two teams tied, 18-18. Duke tied the game on the last play of the contest on a 57-yard field goal by Vince Fusco that hit the crossbar and bounced over. It was his sixth field goal of the game, still the most in a game against Clemson.

Clemson 14-12 at Wallace Wade

Clemson At Duke In 1979

Clemson has a 14-12 record in games played at Wallace Wade Stadium over the years. Clemson’s first trip to Duke was the first game in the series, a 20-6 Duke win at Durham in 1934.

Duke won the first five games of the series that were played at Duke. The Tigers first win at Duke was a 17-7 victory under Frank Howard in 1961.

There have been some odd scores in games played at Duke. In 1965 Clemson was victorious 3-2, the only game in Clemson history that ended with a 3-2 score and one of just two games in which the two teams combined for five points or less since Clemson joined the ACC in 1953. (The other one was played the next week when Clemson won over TCU 3-0 at Clemson).

Another odd score was the 17-11 Clemson win at Durham in 1977. It is the last time an opposing team has scored exactly 11 points against the Tigers.

Seven of the last nine games played between Clemson and Duke at Durham have been decided by seven points or less. Duke has a 4-3 advantage in those games. Their last win over Clemson was a 16-13 win in 2004, a game that was played the week after the Tigers upset an 11th ranked Miami team. That was Dabo Swinney’s first trip to Duke as an assistant coach with the Tigers. Duke won the game on a 53-yard field goal on the last play.

Overall 15 of the 26 games between Clemson and Duke in Durham have been decided by seven points or less and Duke has an 8-7 lead in those games.

Four of Clemson’s last eight games at Duke the Tigers have been held to exactly 13 points. Clemson won two of those games, 13-10 in 1993 and 13-6 in 1996.

Saturday’s game between Clemson and Duke will be played on November 3, the exact anniversary of Clemson’s last trip to Durham, a 47-10 Tigers victory in 2007.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Radakovich Named Clemson Athletic Director

October 29, 2012 CLEMSON


Photo By Clemsontigers.com
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.”

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Radakovich has served as Georgia Tech’s AD since 2006, following a five-year tenure as senior associate athletics director at Louisiana State University – a period when LSU won a national championship in football. He previously served as athletics director at American University and associate athletics director at the University of South Carolina.

"I am truly honored to be joining the Clemson family, and I wish to express my appreciation to President Barker and the board of trustees for this incredible opportunity,” he said. “Clemson is synonymous with success on and off the fields of competition, and I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence."

Georgia Tech has had consistent success throughout its total sports program under Radakovich’s guidance. The program has had 51 teams advance to either NCAA team tournament play or bowl games. That includes six sports (football, baseball, women’s basketball, softball, women’s tennis and golf) that have made the postseason every year he has been in Atlanta. Eleven different sports have finished in the final top 25 of at least one major poll 27 times in those six years. That includes a national championship women’s tennis program in 2007, just the second NCAA team title in Georgia Tech history.

There have been 13 ACC championships celebrated in addition to nine regular season conference or division titles. On an individual basis, the program boasts 51 first-team All-Americans in 10 different sports, 30 academic All-Americans, two National Coach of the Year selections and two National Player of the Year selections.

The program has had 13 ACC Coach of the Year and 13 ACC Player of the Year choices as well. In making the announcement, Barker paid tribute to outgoing AD Phillips for helping make the position “one of the best jobs in America by building a program that is financially healthy, academically and athletically successful, and has some of the nation’s best facilities, coaches, compliance and academic support programs.”

Clemson Athletic Directors Through the years
1896-1910 Walter Merritt Riggs
1910-12 Frank Dobson
1913-15 Bob Williams
1916 Wayne Hart
1917-20 Edward Donahue
1921-22 E.J. Stewart
1927-30 Mutt Gee
1931-39 Jess Neely
1940-71 Frank Howard
1971-85 Bill McLellan
1985-2002 Bobby Robinson
2002-12 Terry Don Phillips
2012- Dan Radakovich

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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 the CU in just about every way imaginable during this time frame to promote the name change.

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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 winner this week.

After 8 weeks, Willy Korn continues to lead in the picks contest between hosts.


Willy with 2 weekly wins and a differential of 99 total points.
Roy with 3 weekly wins and a differential of 100 total points.
Scott with 2 weekly wins and a differential of 100 total points.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Steve Durham


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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 1979 Peach Bowl with the towel that says "Free USA Hostages" as the players show their support for the 52 American hostages taken captive in Iran.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Game

Jess Neely


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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
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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 Forest since a 44-10 win at Clemson in 2007.

Clemson improved to 2-9 in Thursday night games on ESPN. It was Clemson’s first win in that situation since a 31-10 win at NC State in 2005.

Clemson won the turnover margin Thursday and has now have outscored the opposition 83-17 this year in terms of points off turnover.

Clemson has four consecutive wins over ACC teams by 14 points or more since 1978. That year the Tigers beat Virginia (30-14), Duke (28-8), NC State (33-10) and Wake Forest (51-6) in consecutive games. Overall it is the first time Clemson has won four straight games by 14 points against anyone since 2000 when the Tigers won their first five games by at least 21 points.

Player Notes
Clemson Tajh Boyd broke two Clemson records this evening. His 428 passing yards were the most in Clemson history, eclipsing the 420 by Charlie Whitehurst at Duke in 2002.

Boyd also set a Clemson record for touchdown passes in a half with five in the first half of this game. His five TD passes for the game, tied the Clemson single game record. He had five last year against North Carolina. Cullen Harper had five against Louisiana Monroe and Central Michigan in 2007.

Boyd threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half. It is actually the second time he has done that in his career. He also completed scoring passes to five different receivers against North Carolina last year. Harper also did that in 2007 against Louisiana Monroe.

Boyd’s passing efficiency in the first half was 273.9. He completed his first eight passes of the game for 96 yards. He had 12 in a row over two games, as he completed his last four against Virginia Tech. He finished with a 208 passing efficiency rating for the game.

Sammy Watkins set a Clemson record for reception yards in a game with 202 on eight receptions. He broke the record of 197 by teammate DeAndre Hopkins at Boston College earlier this year on September 29. So Hopkins record lasted less than a month.

Watkins caught his first touchdown pass of the season in the second period, a 61-yard scoring pass from Tajh Boyd. It was the second longest touchdown reception of his career. He also had a 57 yard reception and a 50-yard reception in the first half. DeAndre Hopkins caught a 12 yard scoring pass from Tajh Boyd in the first half, his 10th of the season and 19th of his career. He needs just one more to tie Aaron Kelly. Clemson career record of 20 set between 2005-08.

Hopkins also tied a Clemson record with the scoring reception. It was his fifth straight game with at least one touchdown reception. It tied the mark held by Derrick Hamilton in 2003 and Aaron Kelly in 2007. Hopkins has had at least one TD reception in eight straight games against FBS opponents. The only opponent this year he has not had a TD pass was against Furman this year.

Vic Beasley had two sacks this evening, the first Clemson player to have two sacks in a game this season.

Adam Humphries played offense and defensive Thursday. He had two tackles while playing the last 10 plays of game on defense at cornerback. He had one reception for four yards on offense and had three punt returns for four yards on special teams.

Chandler Catanzaro saw his Clemson record for consecutive made field goals end this evening. He had made 20 in a row before missing a 48 yarder in the second half. His previous miss was also against Wake Forest, last year at Clemson.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26th Historic Picture Of The Day

Captain Harcombe

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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 hauled immediately before the discipline committee and suspended for a year. Outraged cadets were refused permission to meet regarding the expelled, a popular student who was senior class president and captain of the football team, but they met on Riggs Field anyway and drafted a petition demanding better food, the dismissal of mess officer J.D. Harcombe, and reinstatement of their dismissed classmate.

According to Reel's "The High Seminary", the complaints against Harcombe involved hemp allegedly found in apples and a fly in the syrup. The charge against the mess officer remained unproven.

When Clemson President Samuel Earle refused their demands, promising only to continue investigating the mess allegations, 500 cadets left campus on the evening of October 14th in protest. The walk-out resulted in twenty-three dismissals and 112 suspensions, as well as sixty-five honorable discharges from various classes, and the withdrawal from school of thirty-six students who were unwilling to face the punishments awaiting them when they returned to campus. Although the board of trustees commended Earle for not relinquishing his authority to student demands, the toll on the school was a lingering discontent and unwanted bad publicity.

In 1932, when a chapter of Blue Key was created, Harcombe was one of the initial members.

Captain Harcombe, after serving as mess officer at Clemson for 26 years, died at home on November 11, 1946, following several months of poor health at the age of 64. He was interred on Cemetery Hill in Clemson on November 12, 1946.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

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

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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 will allow you to stream WCCP 104.9 FM on your Iphone, Blackberry, and Droid phones from anywhere in the world, including Winston Salem if you are attending the game.

If you are at work, stream us on www.wccpfm.com and follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates and pictures from Winston Salem.

Wake Forest Game Day Information
For complete game day information, follow this link:
http://www.wakeforestsports.com/gameday/

Parking lots will be open at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum the morning of the game. Buses, RVs, rental trucks, and trailers will also be directed to the LJVM Coliseum lots. These vehicles will not be allowed to park or drop-off in the BB&T Field lots. General Public Parking in the LJVM lots is $8. Multiple spaces can be purchased if desired. For questions concerning parking at LJVM Coliseum, please call 336-725-5635.

Please call the Gameday Hotline at 336-758-GAME(4263) or text "WAKE {space} message and location" to 69050 with any parking/traffic questions, security, or customer service concerns.

  • Re-Entry into BB&T Field is permitted under the following guidelines.
  • Re-entry is permitted beginning at the conclusion of the 1st quarter.
  • Patrons must scan out (using their game ticket).
  • Patrons may re-enter at any gate as long as they are still in possession of their game ticket.
  • Fans choosing to exit and re-enter are subject to the same security measures and bag searches as their initial entrance into the stadium.
  • Patrons needing to leave and re-enter prior to the conclusion of the 1st quarter must visit a Guest Information Booth prior to exiting the stadium.

Tailgating:
  • Fans are encouraged to arrive early and tailgate prior to the game.
  • Fans are encouraged to enter the gates at least 30 minutes prior to kickoff to avoid lines and support the team during the "Opening of the Gate"
  • Propane grills should be used when tailgating. Charcoal grills are discouraged from the premises due to charcoal waste.
  • Kegs are permissible. However, groups providing kegs are responsible for monitoring consumption and making sure those consuming alcohol are of legal age.
  • No liquor consumption.
  • No glass containers allowed.
  • All tents are restricted to grassy areas - no tents should be erected in parking areas, unless an additional pass (an empty spot where the tent is to be located) is purchased.
  • No external stereo systems allowed. Out of courtesy to others using the same parking lots, only portable radio/stereo units (boom boxes) will be permitted.
  • Gas generators are prohibited for safety reasons.
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October 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1972 Harcombe Common
 

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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 exceeded those of the Ford Model-T when the 15,007,034 Beetle was produced.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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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