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The Tiger Pregame Show Will Get You Ready For The Greatest Rivalry In College Football!


Clemson looks to win its 66th game in this great rivalry and prevent South Carolina from winning their 6th in a row in this series.
It is a noon kickoff, so we are on the air early to help Tiger fans get to Clemson safely to their parking spot while getting all of the latest information on the big game.

The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays, will broadcast its 154th consecutive show Saturday to prepare fans for the South Carolina.

The show, as always, will be broadcast on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com.  Broadcast times for Saturday's show will be from 6:00-9:00 as Scott Rhymer will get Tiger fans ready for the 21st ranked Tigers and South Carolina.  “This is the greatest rivalry in college football”, Rhymer states. "These two teams have created this passion between the two schools without both being in the national spotlight at the same time very oft…

November 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!

Buchholz Silences Williams Brice Stadium In 2007

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Today’s photos are from a joyous evening in 2007 for Clemson Nation.
On November 24, 2007, Clemson kicker Mark Buchholz hit a 35-yard field goal as time expired to give #21 Clemson a memorable 23-21 victory over Carolina.
The win lifted Clemson coach Tommy Bowden to 7-2 all-time against the Gamecocks and 2-1 against USC coach Steve Spurrier.

The 2007 game is notable as the first in the series with the winning points scored on the game's final play.

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November 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week

Rod Gardner In “The Catch, Part II”
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Today’s photos are from what has been appropriately dubbed, “The Catch, Part II”.

Aaron Hunt hit a field goal with under 5 seconds to play to lift the Tigers over South Carolina 16-14. Hunt sent Death Valley into a frenzy, and the Tigers off to the Gator Bowl with their best regular-season record since 1991.

The Tigers looked dead after Thomas Hill, a tight end who had no catches this season, fell on Derek Watson's fumble in the end zone with 59 seconds to go for a 14-13 lead.

But Woody Dantzler found his favorite receiver, Rod Gardner, for a 50-yard catch to South Carolina's 8 with 10 seconds remaining. It was an act of desperation for Dantzler and Clemson, but the catch would put Clemson into field goal range to set up the drama with Hunt.


The reception would go down in history as “The Catch, Part II”. If you are a South Carolina fan, you probably refer to the play as “The Push Off”.

Either way, i…

66 Or 6, I Am Thankful For This Rivalry

By Scott Rhymer
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This is the week. Saturday is the day. And for that, I am truly thankful during this Thanksgiving Weekend.

Let me start by saying that I don’t care about Ohio State/Michigan or Auburn/Alabama or any of the other rivalries around this country. You see, I live in South Carolina. I am a Clemson fan. Some of my family members are Clemson fans. And some of my family members are Gamecocks.

So the only game in the world that matters to me, and to many of you that now read this blog, is the Tigers and the Gamecocks this Saturday. It is what we live for 365 days a year.  Hardly a day can go by without seeing a Tiger Paw or Gamecock flag and a reminder of the November game of last year and years gone by.




This great (and yes, I do emphasize the word “great”) annual rivalry returns to Death Valley this Saturday in a game that means everything to both of these teams without meaning anything to the outside world.

I…

November 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!

The Birth Of Orange Pants In 1980

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Rivalry Week!
Today’s photos are from the 1980 season and the finale against the Gamecocks inside of Death Valley.

Clemson entered the South Carolina game with a 5-5 record after being blasted the week before at Maryland 34-7. The Tigers had lost four of their last five games and there were rumors that if Clemson did not beat Jim Carlen’s 8-2 Gamecocks, head coach Danny Ford was sure to be fired.



With his team down on itself after the loss to Maryland, Ford knew he needed to do something to inspire his football team. Taking a key from his former coach, Alabama’s Bear Bryant, Ford reached deep into his bag of motivational tricks and pulled out a pair of orange pants.

When Ford played at Alabama, Bryant would allow his team to where crimson pants with the crimson jerseys against rival Auburn when he felt his team deserved to play in them or if they needed an emotional lift.

“We warmed up in the white pants, but…

November 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!

Fuller And Sims Lead Tigers Over Gamecocks In 1978

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Today’s photos are from the 1978 Clemson/South Carolina game. In the picture above, Steve Fuller is “wrestled” to the ground by a Gamecock defender early in the game.
The 1978 regular season finale against the Gamecocks was played in front of a record crowd of 68,000 fans. Clemson had been constructing the South upper deck stands, luxury suites, and press box during the season, and it had sold 15,000 tickets to the game prior to its completion. The structure was finished just two days prior to the game, much to the relief of Athletic Director Bill McLellan.
The environment was electric, especially when Clemson jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter behind a running attack that would finish the game with 397 yards. Three different Tigers (Steve Fuller, Marvin Sims, and Lester Brown) all went over 100 yards rushing, the first time Clemson had three 100-yard rushers in a game since 1950…

November 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!

Stuckey Pounces On Fumble In 1976 Win

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Today’s photos are from the 1976 game in Clemson between the Gamecocks and the Tigers.
Above, Jim Stuckey is recovering a fumble in the game. This is one of the most recognizable photos of the era, and it appeared in Clemson football programs for many years afterwards.
The next photo shows Death Valley prior to the Tigers coming down the hill in the game. The view is from the top of the press box before the South Upper Deck was built. You can also notice the Block C on the 50 yard line.

Red Parker was trying to save his job this day against the Gamecocks. At this point in the season, a season that could only be described as "grueling," the Tigers were 2-6-2. The good news is that the Tigers won that day 28-9 over the Gamecocks.
Some felt that Parker may have saved his job, but on December 1, 1976, Parker got the news that he was being terminated. Below is a flyer that appeared during this time …

November 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!
Tigers Seal Orange Bowl Bid In 1981

Clemson entered the Rivalry Game in 1981 with a National Championship berth in the Orange Bowl on the line.Clemson running back Cliff Austin tweaked his ankle midway through the game and Chuck McSwain took over, carrying the ball 25 times for a career-high 151 yards, while scoring two second half touchdowns in the Tigers’ 29-13 victory over the Gamecocks.

Making it ever a more memorable day for Clemson and Chuck McSwain as the fact that his brother, Rod McSwain blocked a punt in the first quarter that changed the momentum of the game. The ball rolled into the end zone where Johnny Rembert fell on the ball for the Tigers’ first score.Clemson missed the extra point and still trailed 7-6 at the time, but every one of the 56,971 fans could feel that the Tigers were going to end their special season with a win in Columbia after that play.
After South Carolina appeared to make things interesting with a Gordon Beckham 10-yard pass in the third qu…

November 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week!

Charlie Whitehurst Seals Win In 2005

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Today’s photo is of former Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst picking up a first down at the end of the 2005 game in Columbia. This first down would prove to be the clinching moment in the win.

The two teams showed an unusual gesture of sportsmanship by meeting at midfield before the game to shake hands, putting the melee of 2004 behind them.

Clemson won this game 13-9, giving Charlie Whitehurst and undefeated record against USC in his 4 years at Clemson. The only Carolina quarterback to do so against the Tigers was Tommy Suggs, who led the Gamecocks to three victories in a row from 1968-1970.

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November 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Loggia At Clemson

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Today’s photo is of the Loggia design of Johnstone Hall, a unique architectural design of its era.

The Loggia was built as a focal point to the rather unusual architectural style that was incorporated in the design of Johnstone Hall. The Loggia was located at approximately the same location as the old Second Barracks sat for so many years and was built in the 1950’s.

One of the more unusual features in the design of the Loggia, was its ceiling. The honeycomb design is different than any other building at Clemson.


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The Tiger Pregame Show Will Get You Ready For Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day In Clemson!

The Tigers return home after a tough loss in Atlanta, hoping to find confidence before next week's big game vs. South Carolina.  
Today is Senior Day as we recognize our football Seniors who have given so much for the program.

This is also a special day in Clemson as we recognize Military Appreciation Day, a tradition that Clemson does better than anyone else!

The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays, will broadcast its 153rd consecutive show Saturday to prepare fans for the Georgia State Game!

The show, as always, will be broadcast on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com.  Broadcast times for Saturday's show will be from 9:30-12:30 as Scott Rhymer will get Tiger fans ready for the 22nd ranked Tigers and Georgia State.  “Senior Day is special at Clemson.  So is Military Appreciation Day”, Rhymer states. "The Clemson family will be ready to rightf…

November 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Budweiser Clydesdales In Mid 1980’s
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Today’s photo is of the Budweiser Clydesdales on a rainy day inside of Death Valley in the mid 1980’s.

The famous Clydesdales made several appearances at Clemson games in the 1980’s, and I believe this particular day was the 1987 Georgia Game when David Treadwell kicked a game winning field goal in the waning seconds.

The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are six "hitches" or teams of horses, five that travel around the United States and one that remains in their official home at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri, where they are housed in a historic brick and stained-glass stable built in 1885.

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November 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Death Valley Sunset In 1983
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Today’s photo is a unique sunset picture taken shortly after the completion of the North Upper Deck.

I can confirm it is just after the construction of the North Upper Deck because you can see that the “Tigers” is not painted on the upper deck seats yet. The North Upper Deck was completed in 1983 and I believe the “Tigers” script was painted in 1984. That would date the picture sometime in the summer of 1983.

A couple of notes regarding expansion of Memorial Stadium through the years: In 1958, 18,000 sideline seats were added to Memorial Stadium and in 1960, 5,658 west end zone seats were added in response to increasing attendance. The original cedar wood seating was replaced in 1972 by aluminum seats.

As attendance continued to skyrocket, an upper deck was added to each side of the stadium. The south upper deck (Top Deck South) was added in 1978 and the north upper deck (Top Deck North) in 1983. This put the total capacity …

November 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Classic Tailgating Car And Fiberglass Tiger

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Today’s photos are of a great looking classic car decked out in Tiger Orange!

The above picture was taken on a fall afternoon in Clemson prior to a football game in the mid 1960’s. The car would show up at almost every home football game, and this picture was taken in the Tillman Hall loop.

If you notice, the car has the number ’42 on the side door panel. I believe the significance of the ’42 is to honor the class of 1942 and their 25th Anniversary of graduation (which would have been in 1967).

Below is a black and white picture taken of the car with member of the class of 1942 standing beside it. Worth notice from this class of students…almost all of them upon graduation would have entered the service and fought in World War II, which we had just entered in December of 1941 (just 4 months before the Class of ’42 graduated). Therefore, this picture may represent a majority of that depleted Class of ’42, many of…

November 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall In The Snow-1940’s
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Today’s photo is from the 1940’s and shows a beautiful Bowman Field and Tillman Hall after a fresh winter snow.

In this photo, Tillman Hall was just becoming Tillman Hall. Prior to 1946, the building was called the Main Building. This was the case for the first half of the twentieth century.

The building was formally named Tillman Hall in honor of Governor Benjamin Tillman, one of the seven original trustees of Clemson, by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in the first week of July, 1946.

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November 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Snow Storm Fun From 1970’s

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Today we will step back to the 1970’s and a snowstorm that hit Clemson and provided some fun for Clemson students when classes were cancelled.

The above photo shows some students using their “talents” to make two snowmen. In the background, you can see students sledding down the hill leading up to the Clemson House. It was not uncommon for students to “borrow” dining treys from a dining hall to use as a sled.

The next picture is a typical photo anytime you have snow and kids. An old fashion snowball fight was due to break out anytime you had a snow.


In this next picture, you can see someone has tied a rope to the back of the car in an effort to provide a pull a sled through campus.

And the final picture today is of some enterprising Clemson students who poured water down the driveway outside of Johnstone Hall. With the cold temperatures, the water froze and provided a slick track to slide down to pass the time one evening.

The…

November 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Little 372 and John Logan Marshall

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Today’s photos are of Little 372, a plan born out of the imagination and skill of a Clemson legend, John Logan Marshall.

John Logan Marshall was born in Greenwood in 1885 and graduated from Clemson in 1909 with a B.S. in mechanical and electrical engineering. After working several years on a farm in Alabama and then at Western Electric in Chicago, Ill., Marshall returned to Clemson in 1917 as shop work instructor.

School administrators quickly took notice of Marshall's talents as an educator and, in 1919, named him an assistant professor. Two years later, he was appointed head of Clemson's wood shop.

Under Marshall’s guidance, several of his students began the Clemson Aero Club in 1927. Known today as the Clemson University Flying Club, it's one of the oldest continuous student organizations on campus.


In 1928, Marshall and seven students from the Aero Club built a single-engine, high-wing airplane that th…