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August 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Aerial Photo Of Campus From 1960’s

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Today’s aerial photos were taken in the early 1960’s and show the Clemson campus.

In the photo above, you can notice that just two of the shoebox dorms were completed. You can also note that Martin Hall was under construction.

Here's another photo from the same day, with a slightly different view of campus.


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It Is...Game Day! Broadcast Info And Location For Tiger Pregame Show Today!

It Is...Game Day!


The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays, will broadcast its 143rd consecutive show today from Playmakers in Anderson, SC to prepare fans for the Georgia game! 

Former Clemson running back Reggie Merriweather will join longtime host Scott Rhymer to break down the opening of the season between the Tigers and the Dawgs.   The show, as always, will be broadcast on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com.  Broadcast times for Saturday's show will be from 11:30-2:30 as Scott and Reggie will get Tiger fans ready for the trip to Athens, to Memorial Stadium to watch on the jumbo screen, or for their get together at home to watch the game on TV.   The show will also tap into the continued emergence of Social Media as part of Clemson fan’s game day expectations. 
“No longer do Clemson fans have to sit beside a radio in order to listen to the show”, Rhymer points out.  “Whether you are driving to Athens, parked in Athens, or in the upstate, our …

August 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Winter Fun In Clemson From 1940’s (Part II of II)

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Today’s photos are from the 1940’s and shows Clemson Cadets having a great time during winter weather on campus. The above photo shows Cadets in a snow ball fight on campus.

The snow always creates a gathering of people to have fun and enjoy each other’s company.


With classes cancelled, most Cadets simply found things to do outside in the snow and ice.


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1 Day Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

1 Day Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Tajh Boyd



After beingredshirtedin 2009, Tajh Boyd spent 2010 as the backup quarterback toKyle Parker. He finished the season completing 33 of 63 passes for 329 yards with four touchdownsand threeinterceptions. Boyd took over as the starter in 2011. Boyd led the Tigers to a 10-4 record, winning the ACC Championship and setting up a game againstWest Virginiain theOrange Bowl. Boyd finished the year completing 298 of 499 passes for 3,828 yards and 33 passing touchdowns. He also ran for 218 yards and five touchdowns. Boyd was also mentioned as a possible 2012 Heisman Trophy candidate.

During his second year as a starter in 2012, Boyd helped lead the Tigers to an 11-2 record, completing 287 of 427 passes for 3,896 yards, 36 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. On November 17, 2012 in a game againstNC State State, he broke the ACC record for most touchdowns in a game. Boyd threw five touchdown passes and ran for three more, coll…

August 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Winter Fun In Clemson From 1940’s (Part I of II)
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Today’s photos are from the 1940’s and shows Clemson Cadets having a great time during winter weather on campus. The above photo shows hundreds of Cadets having a blast on Bowman Field.

The next photo shows Cadets using whatever they can get their hands on to make a homemade sleds.


The final photo of today is of a classic car covered in snow.

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2 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

2 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Sammy Watkins




Sammy Watkins committed to Clemson in November 2010 after being heavily recruited by Florida State, Florida, and Miami. Despite not taking part in spring practice, Watkins made an immediate impact for Clemson in his freshman season in2011. Watkins caught 82 passes for 1219 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first collegial season, including 10 catches, 155 yards and two TDs against defending national championsAuburn.
Watkins led the nation in reception yards per game, all-purpose yards and touchdowns. He also broke 11 school freshman records seven games into the season, including total all-purpose yards previously held byC. J. Spiller.
Watkins was an AP first-teamAll-American, becoming only the fourth ever true freshman to do so, joiningHerschel Walker,Marshall FaulkandAdrian Peterson.
As a sophomore in 2012, Watkins had 57 receptions for 708 yards and three touchdowns.


As a junior, Watkins had 101 receptions …

August 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Class Of 1908 At 25th Reunion

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Today’s photo is of the Class of 1908.

In 1933, the Class of 1908 was having their 25th reunion and took this photo. I wonder if these folks had any idea that 80 years later their photo would be splashed around to thousands of people on the thing called “Internet”!

It also makes you wonder how people will view our pictures taken today on the technology they have 80 years from now.

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August 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Snow On Bowman Field

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Today we will help cool you off from the summer heat with a few photos of Bowman Field and Tillman Hall in the snow.

The above photo is from the 1980’s and shows a freshly glazed layer of snow that hit the upstate of South Carolina and Clemson.


It seems that anytime Clemson gets snow, one of the first places that students and alumni go to take a picture is at Bowman Field looking towards Tillman. There is just something about snow and Tillman Hall that is majestic in the winter.

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3 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

3 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day

Deandre Hopkins
Deandre Hopkins played for Clemson from 2010 to 2012. As a true freshman in 2010, Hopkins was Clemson's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 637 yards and four touchdowns. Hopkins also played basketball after his freshman season.

As a sophomore in 2011, he had 72 receptions for 978 yards and five touchdowns.

In his junior season in 2012, Hopkins had one of the best receiving seasons in ACC history. Because of the two game suspension toSammy Watkinsand battling injuries, Hopkins had to step up as a leader for Clemson. Hopkins did just that, with an ACC-best 1,405 yards on 82 catches and a school-record 18 touchdowns (second in the nation) earning First Team All-Conference honors.
Hopkins, along with junior quarterbackTajh Boydand wide receiverSammy Watkins, combined to make one of the most prolific passing offenses in college football and broke many individual and career school records.



Hopkins le…

4 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

4 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day CJ Spiller




As atrue freshman, CJ Spiller immediately made an impact by rushing for 938 yards and ten touchdowns on 129 rushes.  In a Gameday-featured game vs. 13th rankedGeorgia Tech, Spiller rushed for 116 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run, as well as catching a 50-yard swing pass touchdown en route to the Tigers 31-7 win.
In his second season for the Tigers, Spiller had a less productive rushing season with only 768–yards and three touchdowns. He did, however, gain more receiving yards, with 271–yards and two additional touchdowns.

With Spiller and fellow running back James Davis, the Clemson Tigers were favored to win the opening game oftheir 2008 seasonagainst theAlabama Crimson Tidein theChick-fil-A College Kickoff. However, a stingy Alabama defense held Spiller to just seven yards on two attempts. On January 15, 2009, he announced that he would remain for his senior year at Clemson instead of entering the …

August 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Golf Team

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Today we'll take a brief look at the history of the Clemson golf team and those involved in its creation. The first golf team at Clemson was started in 1930 by a number of cadets who approached the then AD, James G. Gee, about forming a golf team. Gee approved and the cadets got their wish.

The above from 1930 shows the golf team on Bowman field. Also, in the photo above, the first coach of the golf team, Reverend George Hodges (far right). At the time, Hodges was the minister of the Methodist Church in Clemson.

Over the years Hodges was minister at a number of churches throughout the state. In fact, a congregational fellowship hall was named for Hodges in Clinton, SC. Hodges, however, only coached the golf team for one year before being reassigned to another Methodist church.

Fast forward 52 years later and we see the first Clemson golf team to win an ACC championship, in 1982. Under coach Bobby Robinson, (who later bec…

5 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

5 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Dwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen was a tight end at Clemson who redshirted in 2008 before coming onto the scene during the 2009 season.  Allen a big impact on the overtime win at Miami (FL) when he had four catches for 36 yards. 


In 2010, Allen was one of 22 midseason candidates for the John Mackey Award before earning Second-Team All-ACC.  Allen finished the year third on the team in receptions (33) in 765 snaps. 


In 2011, Allen was the John Mackey Award winner and became the first Tiger finalist and winner of the award.  Allen also was a consensus first-team All-American that year.  Allen’s receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns were the most by a Tiger tight end in school history.
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August 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tree Rollins

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Today’s photos are of Tree Rollins during his time at Clemson in the late 1970’s.

Tree Rollins real name is Wayne Monte Rollins, but everyone called him Tree. At a height of seven foot one, it's easy to see why. Tree was also the first Clemson athlete to have their jersey retired.


Wayne Monte "Tree" Rollins (born June 16, 1955, in Winter Haven, Florida) played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic. He was primarily known under his playing name, Tree.

The 7-foot-1-inch 275 pound Clemson graduate played center, and gained high esteem for his defense, particularly his rebounding and shot-blocking ability. He finished in the top three in blocked shots six times, leading the league during the 1982-83 NBA season.


At the time of his retirement in 1995, he was fourth all-time in career blocked shots, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon,…

Tiger Pregame Show To Broadcast From Playmakers In Anderson On Saturday

The Tiger Pregame Show Invades Playmakers In Anderson This Saturday!


The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays, will broadcast its 143rd consecutive show this Saturday from Playmakers in Anderson, SC to prepare fans for the Georgia game! 

Former Clemson running back Reggie Merriweather will join longtime host Scott Rhymer to break down the opening of the season between the Tigers and the Dawgs.   The show, as always, will be broadcast on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com.  Broadcast times for Saturday's show will be from 11:30-2:30 as Scott and Reggie will get Tiger fans ready for the trip to Athens, to Memorial Stadium to watch on the jumbo screen, or for their get together at home to watch the game on TV.  “We wanted to tap into the idea that many Clemson fans will be en route to Athens and can stop in for a bite to eat and drink before the trip.”, Rhymer states. "We also wanted to offer for fans that were going to watch the game in Death Va…

6 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

6 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day James Davis




As a Freshman, James Davis racked up 879 rushing yards on 165 carries and scored nine rushing touchdowns, which set the Tiger single-season freshman touchdown record.  Davis was subsequently named ACC Rookie of the Year, the first Tiger to win the award sinceAnthony Simmonsin 1995.  In his sophomore year, Davis rushed 1,187 yards (sixth highest total in Clemson history) for an average of 91.3 yards per game (5.85 yards per carry), 28th-best in the nation and third-best in the ACC. His 17 touchdowns tied a Clemson single-season record also held byLester Brownin 1978, and was fifth-most in ACC history. Davis was one of ten semifinalists for the Doak Walker Awardin 2006, and also earned First Team All-ACC honors. Clemson's leading rusher for the third-straight year (the first Tiger to do so sinceRaymond Priesterfrom 1995–97), Davis ran for 1,064 yards and 10 touchdowns on 214 attempts as a junior. 
As a seni…

August 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Campus Life In 1950’s Part II



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Today’s photos are Part II from an idyllic time in our Nation’s history…and in Clemson’s history.

The 1950’s saw an increase in enrollment at Clemson, including the inclusion of women to the college. Those early women were seen on campus blending in with the male students in the photo above.

These students were a part of a generation that were babies when World War II started, and many lost their fathers in the war.


But this new energy of post war America in the 1950’s was a vibrant time.

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