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Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 1st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Television’s Early Days In Clemson


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are about the emergence of television at Death Valley.

By the 1970’s, more and more games were being televised in Death Valley, which gave the Tigers a lot of national and regional exposure. The photo above shows the huge older equipment used in the 1970’s

However, many of the Tiger's away games were also being televised during the late 1970’s as well. Any of you remember trying to watch those away games in Johnstone using just a set of rabbit ears?


Somebody had to go outside and hold the antenna so we could receive the game. If that didn't work, try the old tin foil trick. You also needed someone by the TV to bang on the side to keep the picture from rolling during a critical Tiger drive!

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