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March 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Cadet In President's Box (Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s photo is from the 1960’s and shows a Clemson Cadet ushering in the President's box at a Clemson football game. Cadets that were members of the Scabbard and Blade, a military fraternity, would take turns working the president's box, good work if you can get it.

Scabbard and Blade is a joint service honor society that unites cadets and midshipmen from all over the country in military excellence. The society strives to better these cadets and midshipmen as future officers and to strengthen the joint service relationship through service to the community and leadership opportunities.

At Clemson, the Scabbard and Blade is the campus organization consisting of the top cadets on the campus enrolled in either Army or Air Force ROTC. Members are selected from cadets who have proven themselves outstanding in their military and scholastic standings.

The purpose of the club is to promote a closer relationship …

Recap, Notes, and Broadcast Info As Tigers And #1 UNC Play Game 2

The Road To Omaha Continues!
The Road To Omaha continues as Clemson (16-10, 5-5 ACC) will travel to Chapel Hill, NC to take on #1 North Carolina (24-1, 8-1 ACC) in game 2 of a three game series at Boshamer Stadium.
Game times are 7:00 PM (Sunday), and 6:00 PM (Monday).
Sunday’s game will be televised by RSN and will be available via webcast on ESPN3.Monday’s game will be televised by ESPNU.All three games will also be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network and WCCP 104.9 FM.Live stats will be available at ClemsonTigers.com for all three games as well.
Don Munson will provide play by play for today’s game with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis. 
The Series Top-ranked North Carolina scored four runs in both the first and third innings and cruised to a 10-3 win over Clemson in front of 3,945 fans at Boshamer Stadium on Saturday night.  The Tar Heels, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 24-1 overall and 8-1 in the ACC.  The Tigers dropped to 16-10 overall and …

March 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball From 1948 On Riggs Field

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Today’s photos are from the 1948 season, when Clemson baseball games were played on Riggs Field.

Riggs Field hosted a variety of the school's athletic teams, including the football team from 1915 until 1941 and the baseball team from 1916 until 1969. It is named after Walter Riggs, the former coach of the football team and president of Clemson (1910–1924).

The above photo is from a game with Furman in 1948, with the Tigers pulling out the win by a score of 7-6.

Below is another photo that was taken in the same game and facing the opposite direction. Notice that you cannot see Johnstone Hall in the background as Johnstone had not been built yet.


The final picture below, we see Tiger Baseball Coach Walter Cox getting an ear full from the Citadel coach after the game. Clemson won the game 4-3, and something did not sit well with the Citadel coach in the loss!


Riggs Field was later remodeled as a soccer venue. It…

Game Notes and Broadcast Info As Tigers Travel To #1 UNC

The Road To Omaha Continues!

The Road To Omaha continues as Clemson (16-9, 5-4 ACC) will travel to Chapel Hill, NC to take on #1 North Carolina (23-1, 7-1 ACC) in a three-game series at Boshamer Stadium from Saturday to Monday.
Game times are 6:00 PM (Saturday), 7:00 PM (Sunday), and 6:00 PM (Monday).
Sunday’s game will be televised by RSN and will be available via webcast on ESPN3.Monday’s game will be televised by ESPNU.All three games will also be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network and WCCP 104.9 FM.Live stats will be available at ClemsonTigers.com for all three games as well.
Don Munson will provide play by play for today’s game with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis. 
The Series Clemson and North Carolina have met 181 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 96-84-1 lead in the series dating to the 1901 season.The Tar Heels have won the last seven games in the series, their longest winning streak in series history.
Last season at Doug Kingsmore Stadium…

March 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rats Thumbing A Ride In 1963

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Today’s photos center around the mid 1960’s when color photography was quickly becoming the new fad.

The above picture is from outside of Sikes Hall and some Freshman “rats” thumbing a ride on a beautiful fall day in 1963. This is a tradition that lasted from the 1930’s well into the early 1970’s at Clemson.

The next photo is of several Clemson ladies sunbathing on campus. In 1963, Clemson was co-educational for less than 10 years. Today, there are more women at Clemson than men.


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Clemson Announces Football Home Game Designations

The Clemson Athletic Department has announced home game designations for the 2013 football season.The Tigers will play three games in 2013 against teams that finished the 2012 season in the top 10 in the nation, and two of the three games will be at Memorial Stadium. Clemson will open the 2013 season at home against the first of those opponents, Georgia, on Saturday, August 31 in a game that is designated Solid Orange Day.The game between the Tigers and Bulldogs, which will be the first meeting between the two long-time rivals since 2003, will kick off at 8 PM and will be nationally televised on ABC. The Tigers’ game against South Carolina State on September 7 will be designated Family Weekend and Youth Day. Clemson will celebrate Homecoming on September 28 when Wake Forest travels to Tigertown. The October 12 game against Boston College will be Hall of Fame Day and Football Reunion Weekend. Clemson will hold IPTAY Day the following Saturday, October 19, when the Tigers play host to Flo…

March 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Homecoming At Clemson In 1964

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Today’s photos are from inside Memorial Stadium during Homecoming in 1964.

The above photo shows the 1964 Homecoming Court making their way around Frank Howard Field during halftime of the football game. In the background, you can clearly make out the North Stands (without the upper deck) as well as the hill area (before it was rounded off with concrete stands).

The next photo is of the Tigers coming down the hill for Homecoming before kickoff. The game took place on November 8th and Clemson would fall to North 29-0 on this day.


But, as you can see from the picture, the homecoming festivities were still incredible.

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March 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mid 1960’s Clemson Campus Life

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Today’s photos center around the mid 1960’s when color photography was quickly becoming the new fad. The above photo is of Clemson students hanging out in the Loggia at Johnstone Hall.

The open air loggia at Johnstone Hall 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.

The next photo is from the inside of Sikes Hall when it served as the Library at Clemson. The cornerstone for the future Sikes H…

Recap, Game Notes, and Broadcast Information As Tigers Conclude Series With Georgia at The Doug

The Road To Omaha Continues!
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson (16-8) will play Georgia (8-17) in second of a two-game, home-and-home series.
The two teams will face off Wednesday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.Game time is 7:00 PM and the game will be televised by CSS, while Wednesday’s game will also be available via webcast on ESPN3.The game will also be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network and WCCP 104.9 FM.Live stats will be available online at ClemsonTigers.com for both games as well.
Roy Philpott will provide play by play for today’s game with Don Munson offering color analysis. 
Tuesday Georgia native Tyler Slaton totaled a career-high four hits and Georgia native Matthew Crownover pitched 5.0 strong innings to lead Clemson to a 9-1 win over Georgia in front of 1,484 fans at a chilly Foley Field on Tuesday night.  The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the home-and-home, midweek series, improved to 16-8 on the season.  The B…

March 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Battalion Drill 1894

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Today’s photo was taken days before the great Tillman Hall fire in May of 1894.

In fact, I believe this picture was taken just 2 days before the fire broke out and destroyed much of Tillman. For information on the Tillman Hall Fire, see blog entry from yesterday:

http://tigerpregameshow.blogspot.com/2013/03/tillman-hall-fire-in-1894.html

The above photo is the oldest believed to exist of Clemson and shows the entire Student Body on parade with Tillman in the background.

After the fire, reconstruction of what we now call Tillman Hall was quickly planned as the original architects, Brooks and Morgan of Atlanta, were retained at a fee of five percent to plan and supervise the work. Total cost for rebuilding was $22,993.00.

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Game Notes And Broadcast Info As Tigers Face Georgia In Athens

The Road To Omaha Continues!
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson (15-8) will play Georgia (8-16) in a two-game, home-and-home series on Tuesday and Wednesday.The two teams will face off on Tuesday at Foley Field in Athens, then the two teams will match up on Wednesday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.Both games are scheduled to start at 7:00 PM.
Both games will be televised by CSS, while Wednesday’s game will also be available via webcast on ESPN3.Both games will also be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network and WCCP 104.9 FM.Live stats will be available online at ClemsonTigers.com for both games as well.
Roy Philpott will provide play by play for the series with Don Munson offering color analysis. 
The Series Clemson and Georgia have met 222 times on the diamond, with Georgia holding a 118-102-2 lead in the series dating back to 1900.The two teams have played at least one game every year since 1959.Georgia is Clemson’s second-most-p…

March 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall Fire From 1894

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Today’s photos are some of the oldest that I have seen involving Clemson. The photos are from May 22, 1894 and show Tillman Hall ablaze.

The fire at Tillman broke out in a third floor laboratory, but thanks to the action of the cadets in forming bucket brigades, the exterior walls were saved. The entire Clemson Library was lost, including books that once belonged to John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.


After the fire, reconstruction of what we now call Tillman Hall was quickly planned as the original architects, Brooks and Morgan of Atlanta, were retained at a fee of five percent to plan and supervise the work. Total cost for rebuilding was $22,993.00.

Tillman Hall is not the oldest building on the campus, but it is one of the most recognized buildings at Clemson. It overlooks Bowman Field and was dedicated in 1891, originally called "The Agricultural Building." Known as the Main Building for the first half of…