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January 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Color Photo Of Old 3rd Barracks

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Today’s photos are of a building that no longer exists at Clemson…the old 3rd Barracks Building.

The above photo is a rare color picture of the 3rd Barracks and is excellent in quality. I am not sure when this picture was taken, but my guess is that it was sometime around 1950, when the 3rd Barracks was about to be replaced by Johnstone Hall.

The 3rd Barracks was located directly across from the Calhoun Mansion and was an integral part of Clemson’s Military history. The 3rd Barracks was replaced in 1954 by the Johnstone Hall complex.

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January 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bob Bradley As A Senior

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Today’s photos are from 1949 and show a very young Bob Bradley during his senior year at Clemson.

The class of 1949 witnessed a perfect 11-0-0 football season in the fall of 1948, and in the above picture you can see Bob Bradley at what I believe to be some celebration get together for his graduation in 1949.

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

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 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.

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January 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Old Mechanical Hall From 1920’s
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Today’s photos are from a building at Clemson that no longer exists, Mechanical Hall.

The photo above is a common photo showing the old Mechanical Hall in the snow and you can see that it was located beside Hardin Hall. Mechanical Hall burned down in 1926 and the school went right to work on a replacement building.

Old Mechanical Hall, which housed Engineering since the college's earliest days, burned to the ground on May 27th, 1926. The roof over the machine shop caught fire, which spread to the rest of the structure. Fire fighters from Anderson, Greenville and Easley finally contained the blaze, saving nearby structures. Greenville City Firefighter J.C.F (Jimmy) Burns lost his life while fighting this blaze.

The fuzzy photo below shows an interesting view of Riggs Hall in 1928 from the Main Building (Tillman). It shows a view of the area where Mechanical Hall was and that it still was without any grass two years afte…

Game Notes As Clemson Hosts Georgia Tech

GAME SETUP
Site:Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date:Tuesday, January 29, 2013 City:Clemson, SC Time:7:07 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Philip Sikes - color) on WCCP 104.9 FM TV:Regional Sports Network (Bob Rathbun - play-by-play; Dave Odom - color)
SERIES NOTES Overall:Clemson leads 61-59 at Clemson:Clemson leads 39-16 at Littlejohn:Clemson leads 32-8 at Georgia Tech:Georgia Tech leads 40-22 at Neutral:Georgia Tech leads 3-0 First Meeting:Clemson won, 26-22, in 1912-13 Last Meeting:Clemson won, 56-37, in 2011-12 Streak:Clemson has won five straight
QUICK FACTS •Clemson and Georgia Tech have faced each other 120 times in men’s basketball, with the Tigers holding the slight 61-59 advantage all-time in the series.The Tigers have won the last five games overall, including all four under current Head Coach Brad Brownell. •The Tigers enter Tuesday’s tilt after a 77-70 victory at home over Virginia Tech on Sunday.Clemson senior Milton Jennings scored a career-best 28 points,…

January 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

What A Difference 9 Years Make
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Today’s photos span 1952 to 1961, which included a dramatic change at Clemson.

The above photo was taken around 1952, when Clemson was still an all-male Military College. You can take note of the Trustee House in the background and the partial view of the second barracks on the right.

Fast forward just 9 years and you see the same photo location, but dramatically different culture at Clemson. In 1961, Clemson was no longer a Military College and it was no longer all-male.


One note from the two pictures…notice that the chimneys on the Trustee House are gone in the 1961 photo. I wonder where they went??!!

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January 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1938 Aerial View Of Clemson

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Today’s photos are from sometime around 1938 and shows a very young Clemson College Campus.

In the top right corner of the picture you can see the newly constructed Fike Field House. The building originally opened in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, and was the indoor home to Clemson athletics.

You can see the farm land to the left and behind Fike that will one day be Memorial Stadium. Death Valley was not built until 1941.

And finally, if you look beside Long Hall, the small building that you see is the old Dairy building.

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Game Notes As Clemson Hosts Virginia Tech

GAME SETUP
Site:Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date:Sunday, January 27, 2013 City:Clemson, SC Time:1:07 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Philip Sikes - color) on WCCP 104.9 FM TV:ACC Network (Tim Brant - play-by-play; Mike Gminski - color)
SERIES NOTES Overall:Virginia Tech leads 14-12 at Clemson:Clemson leads 7-5 at Littlejohn:Clemson leads 7-2 at Virginia Tech:Virginia Tech leads 8-5 at Neutral:Virginia Tech leads 1-0 First Meeting:Virginia Tech won, 27-13, in 1924-25 Last Meeting:Virginia Tech won, 68-63, in 2011-12 Streak:Virginia Tech has won two of three
QUICK FACTS •Clemson and Virginia Tech square off for the 27th time in the series Sunday.The Hokies lead the competitive series 14-12, having won two of three games a season ago.Clemson is 7-2 against Tech in Littlejohn Coliseum. •The Tigers enter the game on a two-game losing streak.Clemson lost a heartbreaker at the buzzer Thursday to Florida State in Tallahassee, 60-57.Michael Snaer banked in a three from about …

January 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Hottie Ingram Out At Clemson

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Today’s photo is from Press Conference following the 1972 season at Clemson.

Clemson, after just completing a 4-7 season, put pressure on Hootie Ingram to resign as head coach of the football team. Ingram indeed resigned, paving the way for Red Parker. In his three years as head coach, Ingram’s overall record was 12-21.

In today's photo we see Hootie Ingram (left), Clemson President R.C. Edwards (center) and Hootie's replacement, Red Parker (right) in a press conference announcing the coaching change.

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January 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Downtown Clemson In 1920’s

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Today’s photos are rare images of downtown Clemson in the 1920’s. The above photo is from what is now downtown Clemson facing toward Tillman Hall. In the photo you can see Sloan’s Store (which is now Subway).

The next photo was taken the same day but from the other side of College Avenue. The house in the upper right corner is sitting where Mr. Knickerbocker's is located today.


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January 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Gator” Farr
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Today’s photo are of a Clemson legend, “Gator” Farr. Gator was a 1930 graduate of Clemson and best known for his humorous eulogies during the pep rallies prior to the South Carolina football games.

Frank Mellette wrote an interesting insight into the character of "Gator" Farr:

“There is no doubt in the mind of anyone at Clemson that "Gator" Farr was one of the greatest characters who ever went there. "Gator" could blow a bugle and get the softer and more beautiful tones out of it than anybody at Clemson. He was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps during his first two years. He realized that if he remained there for his last two years, he could only reach the rank of captain.”

“He had higher military ambitions and withdrew from the Drum and Bugle Corps after his sophomore year. During his junior year, he was Regimental Sergeant Major, the highest ranking military member of the junior class. "Gator" was…

Clemson Travels To Tallahassee

GAME SETUP
Site:Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100) Date:Thursday, January 24, 2013 City:Tallahassee, FL Time:8:05 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Philip Sikes - color) on WCCP 104.9 FM in the Upstate. TV:ACC Network (Steve Martin - play-by-play; Mike Gminski - color)
SERIES NOTES Overall:Florida State leads 32-28 at Clemson:Clemson leads 18-9 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 16-8 at Florida State:Florida State leads 18-6 at Neutral:Florida State leads 5-4 First Meeting:Florida State won, 62-56, in 1951-52 Last Meeting:Florida State won, 71-66, on Jan. 5 Streak:Florida State has won two straight
QUICK FACTS •Clemson and Florida State meet for the second time in the last 19 days on Thursday, and for the 61st time in series history.The Seminoles, who have won the last two over Clemson, own the series lead all-time 32-28. •Clemson has six wins at Florida State in its history, including two in the last six seasons.Cliff Hammonds hit the game-winning layup in Tallahassee to lift …

January 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop (Part III of III)
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Today’s photos are the 3rd part of a three part series on Dan’s Sandwich Shop.

Dan’s Sandwich Shop may best be known for the pictures that adorned the walls of the restaurant. Clemson athletes, especially football players, made it to the “big time” if Dan would place their photo on the wall in the restaurant. You can see in the above photo all of the pictures that are on the walls.

After this Clemson landmark closed, it became the Tiger Paw Restaurant and served boxed chicken lunches for awhile but soon the kitchen closed and it was strictly a bar with a dance floor. Too many minors nabbed by ABC agents inside saw the loss of the Tiger Paw's license around 1976.


This cleared the way for The Bookstore, which featured a live deejay for the disco era in downtown Clemson. Students could honestly tell their parents that they were spending time at the bookstore! When The Bookstore closed, the place was remodeled into S…

January 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop (Part II of III)

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Today’s photos are the 2nd part of a three part series on Dan’s Sandwich Shop. Today’s photos were taken in the 1960’s after Dan's expanded by acquiring the space next door.

Dan Gentry was the original owner of the Trolley Car Diner on Pendleton Road that is now Mac's Drive-In. After many years working with Mac, Gentry decided to open his own restaurant, thus starting his own Clemson tradition.


Dan’s Sandwich Shop is known as much for the pictures that adorned the walls as for the burgers that they served. Clemson athletes, especially football players, made it to the “big time” if Dan would place their photo on the wall in the restaurant. Tomorrow, I will post some photos that show those famous pictures inside of Dan's Sandwich Shop.

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January 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop In 1950’s
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Today’s photo is of Dan’s Sandwich Shop (Current Location of TD’s) in the 1950’s. This corner has a long history at Clemson with a variety of restaurants occupying the space.

Early in the 1940’s a restaurant named College Cafe occupied the space. In 1952, Dan Gentry opened Dan's Restaurant directly across from the town's post office and served hamburgers. "Judge" Keller would walk up from his store for lunch there.

After a fire in 1965, Dan set-up cooking burgers on the sidewalk outside the next day. Gentry would later purchase the building beside his original Dan’s and expand into the biggest hamburger joint in Clemson during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Tomorrow, I will have some pictures of the expanded Dan’s.

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January 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Memorial Stadium From The Air In 1955
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Today’s photo is from high above Memorial Stadium at halftime of a game in 1955. As you can see from the picture, Clemson Cadets are coming back into the stands after being on the field at halftime.

The 1955 Tigers were 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the ACC, which was good enough for a 3rd place finish in the ACC. The Tiger QB’s in 1955 were Charlie Bussey and Don King. Joel Wells and Billy O’Dell were the running backs on that team.

This was the last year that Clemson was a military institution. This group of Cadets on the field in this picture were the last group to have this honor at Clemson.

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Clemson vs. NC State Game Notes

GAME SETUP
Site:PNC Arena (19,722) Date:Sunday, January 20, 2013 City:Raleigh, NC Time:6:02 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Philip Sikes - color) on WCCP 104.9 FM TV:ESPNU (Carter Blackburn - play-by-play, Jay Williams - color, Allison Williams - sideline) Rankings:NC State - #14 AP, #15 USA Today
SERIES NOTES Overall:NC State leads 97-48 at Clemson:NC State leads 31-30 at Littlejohn:Clemson leads 23-17 at NC State:NC State leads 46-13 at Neutral:NC State leads 20-5 First Meeting:NC State won, 22-15, in 1923-24 Last Meeting:Clemson won, 72-69, in 2011-12 Streak:Clemson has won two of last three
QUICK FACTS •Clemson and NC State will face off for the 146th time on the hardwood Sunday.The game will be ESPNU’s featured Sunday Night Hoops contest, one of two that will include Clemson this season.The other will be a home game against Miami on Feb. 17. •NC State holds the all-time lead in the series 97-48, but Clemson has held the upper hand in recent years.The Tigers have w…

January 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1950’s Memorial Stadium Press Box
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Today's photos are of the early 1950's and the Press Box at Memorial Stadium. As you can see from the picture above, the area was small and cramped.

Lou Sahadi writes of some of the antics that went on during this era in the press box.

"Frank Howard always enjoyed a good rapport with the press. Basically, he always made time to accommodate the writers and radio announcers who covered the team.”

“One of his favorite writers in the early 1940's was Carter "Scoop" Latimer, who worked for the Atlanta American. If there was one thing that Latimer liked besides writing, it was drinking. Sometimes he mixed the two, which didn't always work out too well. “

“Yet, Scoop had enough friends to bail him out of trouble. Once, when he was covering a Clemson game, he got so drunk he couldn't finish writing his story and passed out in the press box. His cronies bailed him out. Several kept filing storie…

January 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tigers Upset NC State In 1962 ACC Tournament Behind Press Maravich

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Today’s photo is of Clemson Head Press Maravich being carried off the court in the 1962 ACC Tournament after the Tigers stunned NC State in Greensboro. The Tigers were only 12-15 overall during the 1961-1962 season and was only 4-10 in the ACC Regular Season.

After this stunning upset, the Tigers would defeat Duke the following day to advance to the ACC Championship Game against Wake Forest. The Duke win in the semifinals of that tournament, 77-72, on March 2, 1962, was the highest-ranked win in Clemson history to that point.

Clemson would fall 77-66 to the Demon Deacons in that title game, but the run was the highlight of the Press Maravich tenure at Clemson.

Maravich had a record of 55-96 at Clemson and his best year in 1961-1962. Maravich still holds the Clemson record for winning percentage in overtime games, 3-0, in 1956-1957, and he also had a 23-19 career mark in games decided by f…

January 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Courtside In Littlejohn 1972
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Today’s photo is a courtside view during at Clemson basketball game during the 1972 season. Notice the location of Tiger Band during that era…right behind Press Row.

You can see the late Bob Bradley in the photo standing at the left of the press table. The man seated to the left is Bill McLellan, Clemson's Athletic Director at the time.

Notice also the WSBF banner for the game day radio broadcast. In those days WSBF was both AM and FM. Rumors persist to this day that WSBF used the water pipes in Johnstone Hall as their AM antenna that provided a powerful signal across the upstate of South Carolina.

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January 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Boxing At Clemson

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Today’s photos will look at a major sport at Clemson that is no longer a part of the Athletic Department. Boxing was a sport at Clemson in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

The photo above is of a Clemson boxer in a match during the 1942 season. This boxer, with the last name of Brown, defeated his opponent from VPI on this evening in Fike Field House.



This match was the highlight of the 1942 season as no other matches were won during that year. That can be blamed, in part, to the fact that the United States had just joined WWII and many Clemson Cadets were beginning training to enter service.

One other side note: The coach of the 1942 boxing team? None other than Walter Cox.

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January 15th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

The Story Of IP-O-AY
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Today’s photos are in reference to a short lived and mysterious group at Clemson in the early 1950’s.

IPOAY (I Pay One A Year) is the group that is pictured above. You can see from the flyer on the table that this group started as an athletic fundraising group by having people pay $1 a year to support the program.

This group was created in opposition to IPTAY (I Pay Ten A Year) that was started in the mid 1930’s at Clemson. Below, Frank Howard is out on the community trail drumming up support for IPTAY.


I don’t know what eventually happened to IPTOY, but it obviously fell by the side as IPTAY became the dominant fundraising group at Clemson.

Of course, $10 does not get you very far in IPTAY nowadays!

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Clemson Hosts Wake Forest

Clemson Hosts Wake Forest
GAME NOTES Site:Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date:Tuesday, January 15, 2013 City:Clemson, SC Time:7:02 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Tim Bourret - color) and WCCP 104.9 FM TV:ESPNU (Tom Hart - play-by-play, Cory Alexander - color)
SERIES NOTES Overall:Wake Forest leads 98-55 at Clemson:Clemson leads 37-36 at Littlejohn:Clemson leads 23-19 at Wake Forest:Wake Forest leads 52-13 at Neutral:Wake Forest leads 10-5 First Meeting:Wake won, 40-34, in 1925-26 Last Meeting:Clemson won, 78-58, in 2011-12 Streak:Clemson has won three straight
QUICK FACTS •Clemson and Wake Forest will meet for the 154th time in the series on Tuesday.The Demon Deacons hold a 98-55 lead in the series, but the Tigers are 23-19 over the years against Wake Forest in Littlejohn Coliseum. •Clemson swept Wake Forest last season, which included the program’s first win at Lawrence Joel Coliseum since winning in the facility’s first season of existence, 1989-90.This will be the on…

January 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Football in 1976

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Today’s photos are from a follower of this blog and were taken in 1976 on Picture Day in September prior to the start of the season.
Ed Oliver of Seneca sent these photos in and they were taken by his father, who ironically was a Gamecock fan. The photo above shows Coach Red Parker.
The below photo is of senior Joey Walters.

The next photo shows defensive back Malcolm Marler (#22), defensive back Bill Wingo (#16) and defensive back O.J. Tyler (#23). Bill Wingo is the father of South Carolina baseball player Scott Wingo.

The next photo is of the offensive line from 1976, including Jim Wells (#64), Darrell Misenheimer (#73), tight end Mark Clifford (#87), and Lacy Brumley (#69).

The final picture is of defensive tackle Archie Reese (#65).

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January 13th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Late 1960’s View Of Campus
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Today’s photo is from the 1960’s and is the view coming from Highway 93 heading into Clemson. There are a couple of clues that help pin down the actual date of this picture.

Obviously, neither upper deck has been built on Memorial Stadium, which helps date the picture prior to 1978. Littlejohn Coliseum, although almost hidden in this picture, is visible if you look really closely. Littlejohn was completed in 1968, which dates this picture prior to that time.

I am going to take a vague stab and state that this picture is dated somewhere around 1966 or 1967.

What I love about this picture is the view of the Clemson campus. The reason I love the view is this is the exact view I see every game day in Clemson as I come in to town to host the Tiger Pregame Show. When I see this view, I begin to anticipate game day and our Tigers coming down the hill. Even after 30 years of coming to games in Clemson, the stomach still turns a bit when…

Clemson 2013 Conference Opponents Announced

Georgia Tech Returns to Death Valley for Second Straight Year
Jan. 11, 2013 Clemson, SC—Clemson will play home conference games against Florida State, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Wake Forest in 2013.Dabo Swinney’s Tigers will travel to Virginia,NC State, Maryland and Syracuse according to the conference schedule released by the ACC on Friday. The league will release the dates of conference games in February when the schedule is completed. Clemson remains in the Atlantic Division, the division new member Syracuse will compete starting in 2013. With a new rotation of conference games being developed due to the addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh in the ACC in 2013, and Louisville in 2014, Georgia Tech must come to Clemson for a second consecutive year.It is the first time the same ACC team will come to Clemson in consecutive years since the 1993-94 era when NC State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland all came to Clemson in consecutive years. That circumstance was the result of Flori…