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February 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball Legend Rusty Adkins

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Today’s photos are of a Clemson baseball legend, Rusty Adkins.

Rusty Adkins is Clemson's only three-time All-American in baseball. He earned All-ACC and All-District honors for the 1965-67 seasons.

Adkins had a 41-game hitting streak over the 1965 and 1966 seasons, an ACC record. In 1965, he hit .444 on the year and did not strike out. He had a three-year career batting average of .379 with a wooden bat. His first and last career hits were both homeruns.

Baseball American named him to the All-College Baseball Team for the 1965-74 era.   Adkins was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and played four years in the minor leagues.


Adkins was later inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 1995, and then the Clemson Ring of Honor in 1998. He became the inaugural member of the York County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, as well.

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Game Notes And Broadcast Info As Clemson Hosts North Carolina

GAME SETUP
Site:Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date:Thursday, February 28, 2013 City:Clemson, SC Time:7:02 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Tim Bourret - color) on WCCP 104.9 FM TV:ESPN (Mark Jones - play-by-play; Paul Biancardi - color)
SERIES NOTES Overall:North Carolina leads 126-20 at Clemson:North Carolina leads 36-16 at Littlejohn:North Carolina leads 27-13 at North Carolina:North Carolina leads 56-0 at Neutral:North Carolina leads 34-4 First Meeting:North Carolina, 48-24, in 1925-26 Last Meeting:North Carolina, 74-52, in 2011-12 Streak:North Carolina has won four straight
QUICK FACTS ·Clemson will meet North Carolina for the 147th time on the men’s basketball hardwood Thursday.The Tar Heels hold a 126-20 all-time advantage in the series over the Tigers.North Carolina has won four straight and 14 of the last 15 between the two schools overall. ·This will be the first meeting between the two at Clemson since 2010-11, Brad Brownell’s first season with the Tigers.The …

February 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bob Bradley and Press Box In 1977

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Today’s photos are from the 1977 football season and are of Bob Bradley inside the Press Box on game day in Clemson. I am also hoping that some of the others in these photos can be identified, so if you know please email me or respond to the post on Facebook.

The above photo is a great shot of Bob working the game (notice his Clemson Alumni ring proudly worn)! I do not know who the gentleman to Bob’s right is.

In the next photo, I am almost certain that the person Bob is talking to below is former Greenville News writer Dan Foster.   I also believe that the young man sitting directly to the right of Bob is his son, Robert.


And finally, on the back row of the picture above are Jerry Arp and Al Adams.

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February 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Cadets On Highway 93 In 1940’s

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Today’s photos are from the late 1940’s and shows Clemson Cadets crossing what is now Highway 93 in Clemson. This is post-WWII Clemson and optimism around the country was very high as the beginning of the "baby boomer" generation was cranking up.

This photo was taken at the old location of the Methodist Church and Cadets would cross the road on their way to the old Post Office (now Mell Hall). Cadets would get their mail before going to the mess hall to eat.

Below is a photo of the same location taken this past Spring.


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Game Notes And Broadcast Info As Tiger Baseball Hosts Winthrop

The Road To Omaha Continues!


Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Winthrop at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The radio broadcast for today’s game will be provided exclusively by the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM.   

The game will be available live via webcast on TigerCast at ClemsonTigers.com.Live stats will be available at ClemsonTigers.com as well.

Roy Philpott will give play by play for today’s game with Tom Van Hoy offering color analysis.

Game time today is 4:00 p.m. with pregame beginning at 3:30.

The Series
Clemson and Winthrop have met 22 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding an 18-4 lead in the series that dates to 1981.The last meeting came on April 3, 2012 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.Clemson was victorious 11-0 behind Daniel Gossett’s 7.0 innings pitched of three-hit ball with 13 strikeouts.

The previous meeting came in the 2007 season, when Clemson defeated the Eagles 6-4 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.Winthrop beat the Tigers in t…

Clemson 2013 Schedule

Tigers Meet Three Teams that Finished in Top 10 in 2012

Clemson, SC—Clemson’s 2013 football schedule includes three games against teams that finished the 2012 season in the top 10 in the nation.The schedulewas released by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday.
Two of the three games against top 10 teams from 2012 will be non-conference opponents Georgia and South Carolina.Clemson and Nevada are the only schools in the nation to play two non-conference games against teams that finished the 2012 season in the top 10.
Clemson will open the season with Georgia at home and close the season at South Carolina.The Tigers also face a 2012top 10 Florida State team at Clemson on October 19.
Clemson will have a pair of Thursday night games that will be televised nationally by ESPN, September 19 at NC State and November 14 vs. Georgia Tech at Clemson. It will be Clemson’s first home Thursday night game since October 25, 2002 when Clemson played NC State, and just the third in history.
It will be just…

February 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Baseball In 1950’s
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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and shows a long ago era of Tiger Baseball.

The above photo is of Tiger leftfielder, Larry Wilson, connecting on a pitch against Furman in the early 1950’s. I believe this game was played at Furman, as I do not recognize this as the baseball complex from the 1950’s (which was located where Hoke Sloan Tennis Complex is now).

The next photo is of a very young Coach Bill Wilhelm dressed in a nice suit looking down on Tiger infielder Clayton Lowder, who was struck on the knee by an errant pitch.


The final photo is a classic shot of longtime trainer Herman McGee in the dugout during a trip to Omaha in the late 50s.


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Clemson Weekly Baseball Recap

Clemson University
Overall Season Record:5-1
ACC Regular-Season Record:0-0

Last Week:3-0
Saturday
Win at Home vs. Wright State, 5-3
Win at Home vs. Wright State, 6-0 Sunday
Win at Home vs. Wright State, 7-0

Next Week
Tuesday
Home vs. Winthrop, 4:00 PM
Friday
Home vs. South Carolina, 6:00 PM
Saturday
In Grenville vs. South Carolina, 2:00 PM
Sunday
Away vs. South Carolina, 3:00 PM

Last Week’s Game Notes
Clemson swept Wright State by a combined score of 18-3 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on February 23-24.The Tigers outhit the Raiders .278 to .247 and totaled seven doubles, one homer, 16 walks against only 12 strikeouts, and seven steals.Steve Wilkerson went 6-for-11 (.545) with a homer, double, three RBIs, three runs, and three steals.The Tiger pitching staff had a 1.00 ERA and allowed only three of Wright State’s 39 baserunners to score in the series.Clemson committed just one error and fielded at a .992 clip as well.

In game-one on February 23, which was the first game of a doubleheader, Wilkerson went 2-fo…

Baseball Recap And Sunday Preview As Tigers Hosts Wright State

The Road To Omaha Continues!

Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson completes the series with Wright State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided exclusively by the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM.   

Tom Van Hoy will give play by play for Sunday’s game with Scott Rhymer offering color analysis on Sunday.

Game time Sunday is 1:00 PM.

The game day broadcast is a little unique today balancing women’s basketball and baseball.

At 1:00 PM, women's basketball at Boston College will air on Clemson Tiger Sports Network (CTSN) in its entirety.

The baseball game will also begin at 1:00 PM and will be available on WCCP 104.9 FM online only.The baseball broadcast will join WCCP’s radio feed at the conclusion of the women’s basketball game.

The Starting Pitchers
In game-three, Wright State will start freshman lefty Robby Sexton (1-0, 2.25 ERA) on the mound.The Pataskala, OH native has made one start for a tota…

February 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Construction Of North Upper Deck (Part II)

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Today’s photos are Part II and a series of shots during the construction of the North Upper Deck in 1983.

The North Upper Deck height is 13.36 stories and the length is 560 feet. The total cost of the North Upper Deck was $13.5 million.


To illustrate the quality of the investment of the upper deck. The $13.5 million dollar investment is recovered in just 3 years (7 home games per year) in ticket sales. Each game Clemson sells out the North Upper Deck, over $600,000 goes towards Clemson Athletics.

The North Upper Deck is slightly larger than the South Upper Deck. The reason for this is simple. Engineers had more room to build behind the North Upper Deck than they did behind the South Upper Deck (with Cemetery Hill behind the South). This allowed for a slightly higher design, adding a few thousand more seats to the North.


At one time, Clemson promoted Death Valley as having the most sideline seats of any stadium …

February 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

North Upper Deck Construction (Part I)

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Today’s photos are from the 1983 and show the construction of the North Upper Deck in Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.


The North Upper Deck is comprised of 22,500 yards of concrete, 2,200 tons of reinforcing steel, 3,000 tons of asphalt, 5,800 gallons of paint, and 60,000 pounds of aluminum seating

The North Upper Deck height is 13.36 stories and the length is 560 feet. The total cost of the North Upper Deck was $13.5 million.


To illustrate the quality of the investment of the upper deck. The $13.5 million dollar investment is recovered in just 3 years (7 home games per year) in ticket sales. Each game Clemson sells out the North Upper Deck, over $600,000 goes towards Clemson Athletics.

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Game Notes As Clemson Travels To College Park

GAME SETUP
Site:Comcast Center (17,950) Date:Saturday, February 23, 2013 City:College Park, MD Time:12:00 PM Radio:Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Tim Bourret - color) on WCCP 104.9 FM TV:ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn - play-by-play; Jay Williams – color)
SERIES NOTES Overall:Maryland leads 89-49 at Clemson:Clemson leads 35-27 at Littlejohn:Clemson leads 22-20 at Maryland:Maryland leads 52-10 at Neutral:Maryland leads 10-4 First Meeting:Maryland won, 45-34, in 1938-39 Last Meeting:Maryland won, 64-62, in 2011-12 Streak:Maryland has won three straight
QUICK FACTS ·Clemson and Maryland meet on the hardwood for the first time since Feb. 4, 2012.The Terrapins have taken the last three games over the Tigers and lead the all-time series 89-49, including a 52-10 advantage in College Park.Clemson’s last win at Maryland came in 2008, when the Tigers capped a 20-point comeback on Terrence Oglesby’s three-pointer in the final seconds. ·The Tigers last played on Sunday against Miami, falling in…

February 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Cadets At Movies In 1951

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Today’s photos are from 1951 and are of Clemson’s downtown movie theatre at the time.

This group of cadets are lining up to see the popular musical "An American in Paris" staring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Today, this location is the Tiger Sports Shop on College Avenue.


The movie is a great diversion from classes and the Korean War, which is hovering over the senior cadets at Clemson. During the Korean War, 1,500 Clemson graduates would be deployed and 20 would lose their life.

"An American in Paris" is a 1951 MGM musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, and Nina Foch, the film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Best Musical Score among other awards. Interestingly, Gene Kelly received an Acade…

Game Notes And Broadcast Information As Clemson Hosts Wright State

Note:  The Clemson vs. Wright State baseball game scheduled for Friday at 4:00 PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium was postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.  The two teams are now scheduled to open the three-game series with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1:00 PM.  Both games will be nine-inning contests and there will be approximately 30 minutes in between the games.

Doug Kingsmore Stadium will be cleared in between the games on Saturday, therefore fans must have a separate ticket for each game.  Once all fans have left the stadium after the first game of the doubleheader, the gates will open for fans to enter for the second game of the doubleheader.

For season ticketholders and fans who have purchashed tickets to the first two games of the series, the following will honored for entry into the stadium on Saturday:

• Friday’s 4:00 PM game tickets will be honored for the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday (approximate start time of 4:00 PM)

• Saturday’s 2:00 PM game t…