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Thursday, January 31, 2013

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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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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 after the fire.


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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, including a 16-for-18 performance at the free throw line.  Damarcus Harrison added a career-high 19 in the winning effort.
    Georgia Tech recently won its first conference game of the season, 82-62 at home over Wake Forest last Saturday.  The Yellow Jackets led 18-0 out of the gates and shot 62 percent in the opening half.
    Tuesday’s game will feature two of the top four scoring defenses in the ACC, Clemson (57.0) and Georgia Tech (59.5).
    Tech assistant Josh Postorino was part of the previous staff at Clemson from 2007-10.  He was director of basketball operations his first season and assistant coach from 2008-10 under then Head Coach Oliver Purnell.
    Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory and Clemson’s Brad Brownell were head coaches in the city of Dayton, OH together from 2006-10.  Gregory was in charge at the University of Dayton, while Brownell was at Wright State.
    Georgia Tech freshmen Marcus Georges-Hunt and Chris Bolden were teammates together with Clemson rookie Jaron Blossomgame at the AAU level with the under-17 Georgia Stars organization in the summer of 2011.
    Devin Booker was held without a field for the first time in 58 games on Sunday when he went 0-for-3 versus Virginia Tech while continuing to battle flu-like symptoms.  The Tiger big man did contribute 10 rebounds, his third double-figure effort on the glass in seven ACC games.
    Jennings made 16 free throws in the win over Virginia Tech, the most by any Tiger since Butch Zatezalo buried 16 in 17 attempts against Wake Forest in 1969.  Only Zatezalo has made more free throws for Clemson in a game with 17 against Maryland in 1968.
    K.J. McDaniels has made multiple threes in three straight games, including a career-high (5) against Virginia Tech.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

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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Sunday, January 27, 2013

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 30 feet away to help the Seminoles erase a 13-point Tiger lead.
    Virginia Tech comes into the contest having lost five of its last seven overall.  The Hokies did win back-to-back ACC games over Georgia Tech and Wake Forest on Jan. 12 and Jan. 19.
    Virginia Tech Head Coach James Johnson was an assistant under Brad Brownell at Clemson last April...for 12 days.  Johnson was hired on April 19, but after Seth Greenberg was fired on April 23, he became Tech’s next head coach a week later on May 1.
    Tech assistant Mark Byington played under Clemson’s Brad Brownell when he was an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington from 1994-98.
    Sunday’s game will be part of a doubleheader with the women’s team.  The Lady Tigers will face Maryland at 5:00 PM after the men’s game.  All tickets to the women’s game are just $1.
    Youth tickets for Sunday’s game against Virginia Tech will be just $5 with a paying adult.  The offer can be redeemed at the East Gate Box Office outside Littlejohn Coliseum.
    Clemson will hold its annual alumni reunion this weekend.  Over 70 former players, coaches, managers and trainers will be honored at halftime of Sunday’s game.
    This weekend, Clemson’s coaches and support staff will take part in the Suits and Sneakers initiative to help raise awareness for the Coaches vs. Cancer project.
    Clemson’s defense has limited other teams’ top scorers, but will have its hands full Sunday as the nation’s top scorer - Tech guard Erick Green - comes in with a 25.2 scoring average.  Green had 35 of the Hokies’ 58 points against Virginia.
    Devin Booker has scored double figures in all six ACC games.  He leads the ACC with a .563 field goal percentage in conference play.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

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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Friday, January 25, 2013

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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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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 Cadet Colonel his senior year, again the highest ranking military member of his class.”

“From time to time, after he had dropped out of the Drum and Bugle Corps, he would go down to the guardroom and blow taps. When he did this, there wasn't a cadet on the campus who didn't know who was blowing the bugle that night. On those occasions as the last notes faded away, there would be immediate and instantaneous applause from all sections of the campus.”

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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 the Tigers to a win in 2007, while Trevor Booker and Andre Young led Clemson to a victory in the Tucker Center in 2010.
    Clemson is 2-3 in the ACC and is coming off a four-point loss at No. 14 NC State in its last outing.  The Tigers shrugged off an early 10-0 deficit before tying the game twice in the second half, only to fall short despite a career-high 27 points from Devin Booker.
    Florida State jumped out to a 2-0 record in ACC play, winning at Clemson and at Maryland, but has dropped games to North Carolina and Virginia to fall to .500 in conference games.  Both teams are 10-7 entering Thursday’s matchup.
    The Seminoles won the first meeting, 71-66, after jumping out to a 24-8 advantage just 10 minutes into the game.
    In five ACC contests, Clemson has held the opposing team’s top scorer coming into the game below his average, and four of the five to single digits.  Joe Harris is the only leading scorer to post double digits against Clemson’s defense.
    Booker made 13 field goals in the loss at NC State, a high under Brad Brownell and most by any Clemson post player since Elden Campbell also had 13 against Mercer in 1987-88.
    Booker’s 27 points were the most by a Clemson player against a ranked opponent since K.C. Rivers posted 28 in the 2008 ACC Championship Game versus No. 1 North Carolina.
    Booker boosted his scoring average to 17 points per game in ACC play, seventh-best in the conference.
    Milton Jennings went over 800 career points and 500 career rebounds in the game at NC State.  He is shooting 50 percent from three in ACC games, fourth-best in the league.
    Rod Hall had a season-high 16 in the game at NC State, including 12 after halftime.  The sophomore point guard made a career-best seven field goals in Raleigh.
    Hall needs two assists and Jennings needs three for both players to reach 100 in their respective careers.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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 Strawberry's Restaurant, which stayed in business for several years in the early to mid 1980's.

In 1986 and part of 1987 it was a bar/restaurant called Lester's Burgers & Spirits. Finally, the location became TD's, opening July 1, 1988.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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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Monday, January 21, 2013

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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Sunday, January 20, 2013

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 won two of the last three, and seven of the last nine meetings overall against the Wolfpack.
    Clemson has won two straight games in the ACC after an 0-2 start.  The Tigers have held both of their last two opponents, Virginia and Wake Forest, to the same point total (44).
    NC State enters the game ranked 14th in the AP poll and 15th by the coaches, but the Wolfpack lost in their most recent game at Maryland on an Alex Len tip-in with 0.9 seconds left.  NC State knocked off previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Duke in its most recent home game.
    Clemson’s consecutive games holding ACC opponents to 45 points or less was a first in school history since the league formed in 1953.
    The Tigers held Wake Forest to 24.6 percent shooting, the second best field goal percentage defense by Clemson against an ACC school since Jan. 4, 1964, when the Tigers held the Demon Deacons to 20 percent on field goals.
    K.J. McDaniels had seven blocked shots against Wake Forest, a career-high.  It gave him 36 for the season, most in Clemson history for a player 6-foot-6 or shorter.  McDaniels added a career-high nine boards against the Demon Deacons.
    Devin Booker is averaging 10.8 rebounds per game in ACC play, third-best in league games.
    Booker needs 58 points to become the 36th player in Clemson history to reach the 1,000 career point club.
    Milton Jennings has made at least one three-pointer in all but two games and leads the Tigers at 46.2 percent.  He has tied a personal high with 24 on the season, the same number he had as a sophomore in 2010-11.
    Rod Hall has committed just 26 turnovers in 458 minutes, an average of one only every 17.6 minutes of play.  He is fifth in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio and is also shooting 49.4 percent from his point guard position.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

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 stories over the Western Union wire. After they had sent six of them, the newspaper sent back a message to stop, it didn't need any more Clemson stories."

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Friday, January 18, 2013

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 five points or fewer, also a Clemson record.

Maravich left Clemson and became an assistant coach at N.C. State before moving up to the head coaching position when Everett Case retired. Maravich later became head coach at Louisiana State University where he coached his son, Pete, who went on to become the leading scorer in NCAA history. (Even in 2013, "Pistol Pete" is still the all-time leading National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game.)

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

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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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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 only meeting between the two teams this season.
    The Tigers are coming off their first ACC win of the 2012-13 season, a 59-44 triumph over Virginia on Saturday.  Clemson shot 77 percent in the second half and rode the play of seniors Devin Booker (15 points, 9 rebounds) and Milton Jennings (21 points, 11 rebounds) to the win.
    Wake Forest is 2-1 in the ACC, with its only loss at No. 1 ranked Duke on Jan. 5.  The Deacons are coming off a pair of home wins over Virginia and Boston College.
    Clemson is bidding for its fourth straight win over Wake Forest.  The Tigers have not defeated the Demon Deacons four straight times since Cliff Ellis’ teams won five straight from 1988-90.
    The Tigers shot 77 percent in the second half against Virginia, the highest percentage for a half since Clemson made 85 percent of its attempts at home in 2010-11 against Georgia Tech in Brad Brownell’s first season.  Both games were held on Jan. 12, ironically enough.
    Milton Jennings recorded his highest career point total against an ACC team with 21 in the Tigers’ last outing against Virginia.  He added 11 rebounds and made a career-best 5-of-8 from three-point range.  The 21 points tied for a single-game high by a Clemson player this season.
    Devin Booker was one rebound shy of a third straight double-double to open ACC play.  He has scored at least 12 in each ACC game, with a high of 19 versus Florida State on Jan. 5.
    Rod Hall committed no turnovers in 36 minutes against Virginia, and now owns a 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio this season (55-to-22).  His figure would be sixth-best in school history if the season ended today.
    K.J. McDaniels had three blocks against Virginia, and is bidding to become the first Tiger to lead the team in both blocks and steals since Greg Buckner in 1994-95.
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Monday, January 14, 2013

January 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Football in 1976


 (Photos Uploaded By Ed Oliver, Jr.)

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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Sunday, January 13, 2013

January 13th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Late 1960’s View Of Campus

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

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 it is game day.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

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 Florida State joining the ACC in 1992. There were also consecutive appearances in the same stadium for some league schools in the 2004-05 era when Virginia Tech and Miami joined the ACC, but no ACC team came to Clemson in consecutive years during that time.  Clemson did go to Wake Forest in 2005 and 2006.
Clemson will be one of just two schools in the nation to have two non-conference games against teams that finished in the final top 10 of the final 2012 AP and USA Today polls. Georgia and South Carolina were both ranked in the top 10 of both polls this year and will open and close Clemson’s 2013 schedule, respectively.  Nevada is the only other school nationally with two non-conference games against 2012 top 10 teams. 
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