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April 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Calisthenics On Bowman Field In 1940

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Today’s photo focuses on Clemson Cadets on parade at Bowman Field from the early 1940’s.

The above photo was taken just prior to WWII, sometime around 1940. The cadets are doing calisthenics on Bowman Field, and it appears they have drawn an audience on the bank across what is now Highway 93.

Although Clemson became a coeducational civilian institution in 1955, it still maintains an active military presence. The university is home to detachments for U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) as well as a host school for the U.S. Marine Corps PLC program adjacent to the Semper Fi Society.

The following organizations are present among the military personnel at Clemson: Company C-4 Pershing Rifles, K-7 Scabbard and Blade, Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Squadron Arnold Air Society, Major Dennis H. Satler Chapter Silver Wings, and the Clemson Rangers.

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April 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1970’s Dorm Move In
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Today’s photos are something that all of us that have moved into a dorm room in college can relate to.

The above photo was taken in the late 1970’s and shows Clemson students carrying the structure that would make up a bed stilt, something commonly used in Johnstone Hall to give students more room in the dorm.

The next photo is a couple unloading the car with a couple of suitcases and boxes. Note the box of Girl Scout cookies in the front center of the picture.

You may also notice the brand name on the outside of the big box…Dart Detergent. I do not believe Dart is around anymore…or at least not around selling detergent.

The final picture is my favorite of this group. This young man has come to move in to Clemson during the early 1980’s with only the “essentials”. He has a sleeping bag, a cooler, and a “jam box”. What else could a young man need on the first day back to school at Clemson?!

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Tiger Baseball Weekly Wrapup

Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrapup
Overall Season Record:30-14 ACC Regular-Season Record:15-9
Last Week:3-1 Wednesday-Win vs. Western Carolina, 12-1
Friday-Win vs. #19 Georgia Tech, 11-3 (Game 1)
Friday-Win vs. #19 Georgia Tech, 4-3 (11) (Game 2)
Saturday-Loss vs. #19 Georgia Tech, 14-9
Next Week Saturday vs. Maryland, 1:00 PM (RSN) Sunday vs. Maryland, 6:30 PM
Last Week’s Game Notes & Recaps Clemson, ranked as high as #13 in the nation, went 3-1 in four home games this past week.The Tigers trounced Western Carolina 12-1 on Wednesday night before defeating #19 Georgia Tech twice in three games over the weekend.
On the week, the Tigers outscored the opposition 36-21 and batted .327 with a .388 slugging percentage and .463 on-base percentage.They also totaled five doubles, two triples, 38 walks against only 21 strikeouts, and 12 stolen bases.Clemson fielded at a .975 clip as well.
Tyler Krieger led the Tigers at the plate by going 8-for-16 (.500) with five RBIs and five walks against no strikeouts.Jo…

April 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Course Registration In Fike From 1950’s

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Today’s photos are a collection from the 1950’s and shows student registration taking place in Fike Gym.

In the 1950’s, enrollment at Clemson as just over 2,700 students. Today, that enrollment is well over 17,000.

Fike Recreation Center, originally known as Clemson Field House, is an on-campus recreation facility at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. It houses several gymnasiums, a pool, a fitness atrium, racquetball courts, an indoor walk/jog/run track, and a climbing wall. The basketball team played there from 1930 to 1968, when Littlejohn Coliseum opened.

The building originally opened in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, and was the indoor home to Clemson athletics. It also contained the original dressing rooms for the football team.

It was renamed in 1966 in honor of the late Dr. Rupert H. "Rube" Fike, Class of 1908, a longtime booster and founder of the IPTAY Club, one of the country&#…

August 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Snowfall On Clemson Campus In 1930’s

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Today’s photos are a collection from the 1930’s at Clemson as our Nation was gripped in the Great Depression.

The photos show that despite the rough times, something as simple and pure as a blanket of snow could bring out the good times for college kids.


This is an interesting photo even though the upper left corner was cut off. This is of downtown with Judge Keller’s store on the right and Tillman in the background.

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Recap, Game Notes, and Broadcast Info As Tigers Take First Two In Series With Georgia Tech

The Road To Omaha Continues!

The Road To Omaha continues asClemson (30-13, 15-8 ACC), ranked as high as #13 in the nation, will host #19 Georgia Tech (27-16, 11-12 ACC) in the final game of a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 11:00.
Saturday’s game will be available live via webcast on TigerCast at ClemsonTigers.com and 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.
Roy Philpott will have the play by play call with Don Munson offering color analysis.
Series Tyler Krieger's two-out single in the 11th inning plated Garrett Boulware for the walkoff run in #13 Clemson's 4-3 win over #19 Georgia Tech in the second game of a doubleheader in front of 5,231 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night.The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 30-13 overall and 15-8 in the ACC.The Yellow Jackets fell to 27-…

April 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard’s Last Home Game

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Today’s photos are from November 1st, 1969 and are photos of a rainy game against Maryland that would prove to be Frank Howard’s last time roaming the sidelines as head coach at Clemson.

Maryland was not very good in 1969, and Clemson drilled the Terps 40-0. Clemson scored in every possible way, including a safety.

The crowd was small that Saturday due to the weather, only 22,802. But those in attendance witnessed something other than Clemson's 350th win. They didn't know it at the time, but those that were in attendance had also seen an era in Clemson football come to an end.


Charlie Waters (in hood) was a pivotal part of the 1969 season and in this game vs. Maryland.

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DeAndre Hopkins Drafted Thursday in First Round by Houston Texans

DeAndre Hopkins Drafted Thursday in First Round by Houston Texans   ·Hopkins is the 23rd first-round selection in Clemson history, the first since C.J. Spiller was the ninth pick of the NFL Draft in 2010. ·Hopkins is the first Clemson wide receiver to be selected in the first round since Rod Gardner was the number 15 selection of the Washington Redskins in 2001. ·Hopkins will be coached by Texans wide receivers coach Larry Kirksey, who was on the University of Alabama coaching staff when Dabo Swinney was a player, and then a graduate assistant coach with the Crimson Tide (1990-93). ·Hopkins is the first Clemson player to leave the school after his junior year and become a first round pick since Anthony Simmons was the 15th pick of the first round in the 1998 draft.Trevor Pryce (1997) and Chester McGlockton (1992) are the other two Clemson juniors to come out early and be a first round selection. ·Hopkins is the first Clemson player to be drafted by the Houston Texans in history.Only t…

Game Notes and Broadcast Information As Tiger Baseball Hosts Georgia Tech

The Road To Omaha Continues!

The Road To Omaha continues asClemson (28-13, 13-8 ACC), ranked as high as #13 in the nation, will host #19 Georgia Tech (27-14, 11-10 ACC) in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday and Saturday.Game times are 2:30 PM (Friday), 7:00 PM (Friday), and 6:30 PM (Saturday).
Friday night’s game will be televised by CSS and will be available via webcast on ESPN3 (subject to blackout), while Saturday’s game will be available live via webcast on TigerCast at ClemsonTigers.com.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.
Roy Philpott will have the play by play call with Don Munson offering color analysis.
Military Appreciation Day on Friday Clemson will honor our nation’s military service men and women with Military Appreciation Day during Friday’s games against Georgia Tech.A pregame ceremony prior to the first gam…

April 25th Clemson Historic Pictures Of The Day

Mike Eppley Vs. Georgia In 1983

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Today’s photo is from the 1983 Clemson/Georgia game on September 17th in Death Valley and shows Mike Eppley handing the ball off to Kevin Mack.

Georgia came into the game ranked #3 in the nation and the game was heavily hyped throughout the summer (much like this year’s game will be).

The game ended in a 16-16 tie with both teams trying long field goals on back to back plays to end the game.

Because of the newly opened North Upper Deck, this was the first time the attendance in Death Valley reached 81,000.

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Game Recap As Tigers Blast Western Carolina

The #13 ranked Clemson Tigers totaled a season-high 17 hits in their 12-1 win over Western Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night.The Tigers, who earlier defeated the Catamounts 12-9 in Cullowhee, NC on April 9, improved to 28-13 on the season.Western Carolina fell to 27-17 in 2013.The loss snapped the Catamounts' eight-game winning streak that started after Clemson's win in Cullowhee.
Clemson broke the game open with four runs in the third inning and four runs in the fourth inning.The Tigers added three runs in the sixth inning to tie their season high in runs with 12.Meanwhile, the Clemson pitching staff limited Western Carolina, who entered the week first in the nation in doubles, fifth in hits, and seventh in home runs, to only one run on nine hits in the game.
Freshman lefthander Zack Erwin (3-0) earned the win in his first career start.In 5.0 innings pitched, he yielded four hits, one run, and one walk with four strikeouts.Brody Koerner, Joseph Moorefield, C…

April 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Howard’s Rock In 1980’s

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Today’s photo is a unique photo of Howard’s Rock in the mid 1980’s as the Tigers prepare to run down the hill. Notice the gloves on the offensive lineman…something that was very common during this era.

In the early 1960s, the rock was given to then head coach Frank Howard by a friend, Samuel Columbus Jones (Clemson Class of 1919). On September 24, 1966, the first time Clemson players ran by the rock and the Tigers beat conference rival Virginia, 40-35.

Howard, seizing on the motivational potential of "The Rock", told his players, "Give me 110% or keep your filthy hands off of my rock."

The team started rubbing the Rock for the first game of 1967, which was a 23-6 waxing of ACC foe Wake Forest.

It is now a tradition for the Clemson Army ROTC to "protect" the Rock for the 24 hours prior to the Clemson-South Carolina game when held in Death Valley. ROTC cadets keep a steady drum cadence around the rock…

Game Notes and Broadcast Information As Tigers Host Western Carolina

The Road To Omaha Continues!

The Road To Omaha continues as Clemson (27-13), ranked as high as #13 in the nation, will host Western Carolina (26-16 entering Tuesday’s game against Kennesaw State) on Wednesday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM.The game will be available via webcast on TigerCast at ClemsonTigers.com.The game will also be broadcast live on the radio by WCCP (104.9 FM) out of Clemson.Live stats will be available online at ClemsonTigers.com as well.
Roy Philpott will have the play by play call with Don Munson offering color analysis.
The Series Clemson and Western Carolina have met 70 times, with the Tigers leading 55-15 in the series dating to the 1974 season.The two teams have played at least one game every year since 1978.Earlier this season on April 9, the Tigers defeated the Catamounts 12-9 in Cullowhee, NC.Clemson led 9-3 before Western Carolina scored six runs in the seventh inning to tie the score.But the Tigers scored three runs in the nin…