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May 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Johnstone Hall Ledges And Fun 

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Today’s photos are from the 1980’s and shows a variety of shots with the students using the ledges on the outside of Johnstone Hall for their amusement. 

The below photo is “the morning after”. Obviously, a few students used the ledge to have a few drinks and smokes the night before, leaving remnants of their fun from the night before. 


The next photo shows the “2 story drop” as a young lady jumps from the ledge into a tarp with students bracing her fall. I would imagine it takes a great deal of trust to jump these two stories into a group of college kids and their tarp! 


When cold temperatures would roll in, students would sometimes pour water onto the ledge, allowing the water to freeze and create an icicle paradise. 


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The Road To Omaha Travels Through Columbia: Game Notes And Info

The Road To Omaha Continues!

Clemson (39-20) is the #2 seed in the Columbia (SC) Regional at Carolina Stadium from May 31 to June 3.  Clemson, who also played in the 2012 Columbia Regional, is joined by #1-seeded and host South Carolina (39-18), who is ranked as high as #13 in the country, #3-seeded Liberty (34-27), and #4-seeded Saint Louis (41-19).
The first game of the tourney will pit Clemson against Liberty on Friday at 1:00 PM.  The Tigers will be the designated home team against the Flames.  South Carolina will then face Saint Louis on Friday at 7:00 PM.
The two losers will play on Saturday at 2:00 PM, while the two winners will play on Saturday at 8:00 PM.  The winner of the second game on Saturday will play in the championship round on Sunday at 7:00 PM, while the loser of Saturday’s second game will play the winner of Saturday’s first game on Sunday at 1:00 PM.  If the unbeaten team loses on Sunday, the same two teams will play a game on Monday at 7:00 PM to determine the champ…

May 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard 

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Today’s photo is a classic shot of Frank Howard on the sideline during a rainy game in Death Valley. Beside Coach Howard is Bob Smith, Howard’s long time assistant. 

Howard was born at Barlow Bend, Alabama ("three wagon greasin's from Mobile"). He spent his early days on the farm playing mostly cow pasture baseball because there were not enough boys around the community for a football team. 

Howard said he left Barlow Bend walking barefoot on a barbed wire fence with a wildcat under each arm. He graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile where he played football, baseball and basketball and served as president of both the junior and senior classes. 


After finishing at Murphy, Howard entered the University of Alabama on an academic scholarship provided by the Birmingham News in the fall of 1927, and the 185-pounder played reserve guard his sophomore year. 

During his junior year he started every game but two, as an ankle injury si…

May 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall Bell Replacement 

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Today’s photos are from the mid 1980’s and show the bell at Tillman Hall being replaced. The above picture is a wide view of the bell when it was removed from Tillman Hall, leaving an open area that was clearly visible in the picture. 

Here is a closer view of Tillman Hall when the bell was removed. The original bell hung in Tillman Hall for 80 years. 


This picture is from the bell tower and shows the view behind the clock at Tillman Hall, something many Clemson graduates have never seen. 


Below is a close up of the bell. It is actually a combination of 47 French-made bells which weigh a total of 21 tons. 


The bells were manufactured by Paccard Fondue de Cloches, Annecy-le-Vieux, France. Annecy-le-Vieux is on the eastern side of France a few hundred miles south of Geneva and very near the Swiss border. 



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May 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Kluttz Steak House In Clemson 

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Today photos are from a long ago restaurant in downtown Clemson called the Kluttz Steak House. The above picture was taken in the 1950’s and shows the inside of the steak house with a big crowd. 

Below is a photo of the owners, known by the cadets as "Mom" & "Pop" Kluttz, inside the restaurant. Mrs. Kluttz also worked in the restaurant in the YMCA on campus. 


The Kluttz Steak House was “the best in steaks and short orders” according to advertisements distributed in the 1950’s. 


The restaurant left downtown Clemson some time around 1956. I believe the Kluttz family moved the restaurant into downtown Easley until the mid 1960’s. 


Below is a picture of downtown Clemson where the Kluttz Steak House was located during the 1950’s. 


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Columbia Regional News, Broadcast Info, and Game Notes As Tigers Return To Gamecock Country

The Road To Omaha Continues!

Clemson (39-20) is the #2 seed in the Columbia (SC) Regional at Carolina Stadium from May 31 to June 3.  Clemson, who also played in the 2012 Columbia Regional, is joined by #1-seeded and host South Carolina (39-18), who is ranked as high as #13 in the country, #3-seeded Liberty (34-27), and #4-seeded Saint Louis (41-19).
The first game of the tourney will pit Clemson against Liberty on Friday at 1:00 PM.  The Tigers will be the designated home team against the Flames.  South Carolina will then face Saint Louis on Friday at 7:00 PM.
The two losers will play on Saturday at 2:00 PM, while the two winners will play on Saturday at 8:00 PM.  The winner of the second game on Saturday will play in the championship round on Sunday at 7:00 PM, while the loser of Saturday’s second game will play the winner of Saturday’s first game on Sunday at 1:00 PM.  If the unbeaten team loses on Sunday, the same two teams will play a game on Monday at 7:00 PM to determine the champ…

May 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Old Memorial Bridge, Then and Now 

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Today’s photos are of the old "Memorial Bridge" that was a familiar landmark for years around the Clemson area until lake Hartwell was built. You can see Tillman Hall in the below right of the picture. 

The lake was created in 1963 when the Hartwell Dam was built on the Savannah River Basin seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah. 

The Memorial Bridge, before the flooding of the lake, was the method of transportation over the river. Here you can see the inscription on the bridge. 


This picture and graphic shows the location of the bridge along the old road (Highway 123). 


Back in 2008 when the lake hit record levels of drought, the Memorial Bridge once again saw the light of day. Here is a picture of the remains of the bridge during that drought. 


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May 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Club Hotel

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Today’s photo is of the Clemson Club Hotel, which occupied the hill where the Clemson House now sits.

The above photo was taken from Bowman Field and shows Cadets marching along what is now Highway 93. The photo was taken in the 1940’s, I believe right after the start of WWII.

Before Clemson University became coeducational in 1955, Clemson College was an all-male military school for nearly 62 years. During the time that Clemson was an all-male college, the college hosted formal dances. Women from nearby colleges and towns would serve as "chaperones" to the men at cadet dances.

Before the Clemson House was built in 1950, The Clemson Club Hotel stood in its place. For overnight stays there were no hotel facilities, and many women would stay in the Clemson Club Hotel.

The Clemson Club Hotel was a large boarding house that provided rooms and apartments for faculty and their families. When there was room, the building made room …

Clemson Weekly Baseball Wrap Up, Including Regional Thoughts

Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrapup

Overall Season Record:  39-20
ACC Regular-Season Record:  18-12

Last Week:  0-3
Wed.    L, Neutral* vs. #9 N.C. State, 6-3
Fri.    L, Neutral* vs. #3 North Carolina, 12-7 (14)
Sat.    L, Neutral* vs. Miami (FL), 7-0
* - ACC Tournament at Durham, NC (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)

Next Week
TBA

Last Week’s Game Notes & Recaps Clemson, ranked as high as #14 in the nation, went 0-3 in the ACC Tournament at Durham (NC) Bulls Athletic Park from May 22-25.  The Tigers were outscored 25-10 and batted .207 with eight stolen bases.  Maleeke Gibson went 5-for-15 with two runs to lead the Tigers.  The Tiger pitching staff had a 6.39 ERA.
In the Tigers’ first game of the ACC Tournament on May 22, #9 N.C. State broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh inning and held on for a 6-3 win over Clemson.  With N.C. State leading 2-1, Clemson loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth inning.  But Clemson only scored one run in the frame.  Jake Fincher hit a run-scoring single in …

May 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

First Friday Parade: Brent and Ara

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Today’s photo is from September 20th, 1985 and shows the First Friday Parade with Brent Musberger and Ara Parsegian riding along as the Grand Marshalls.

The First Friday Parade in 1985 would be before the 2nd game of the season, as Clemson defeated Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on a David Treadwell last second field goal to open the season.

Clemson was hosting Georgia the day after this picture was taken and the game was televised by CBS Sports. Clemson would fall 20-13 to the Bulldogs en route to a 6-6 season in 1985.

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May 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1973 Sign, NC State, and Bennie Cunningham

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Today’s photos are from the week of October 27th, 1973 as Clemson prepared to take on NC State in Death Valley.

The above photo shows some nifty banner making and hanging skills by hung on one of the high rise dorms on campus. As you can see, the banner took up three floors and I am not sure how the students were able to get it hung there based on the picture!

The lead up to the game was to be in vain as the Tigers fell 29-6 to the Wolfpack. The Tigers would finish the season 5-6 behind Peanut Sanders and Smiley Sanders. The star of the 1973 season was a young man that would go on to have a fabulous career in the NFL.

Bennie Cunningham led the Tigers in 1973 and would go on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers during their dominant run in the 1970’s.

Bennie stopped by the Tiger Pregame Show in November of 2011 for a segment prior to the South Carolina game that evening. Bennie lives in Seneca to this day and atte…