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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tiger Pregame Show To Broadcast From Churchill Downs Thursday!

The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays since 2003, will broadcast its 158th consecutive show this Thursday from inside of Churchill Downs next to Papa John's Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky!

Are you going to the game and need a place to tailgate?  How about a little bit of the Tiger Pregame Show and Horse Racing all wrapped into one?!  We will broadcast from right inside Gate 1 at Churchill Downs!

Churchill Downs is open this Thursday for football pregame and Twilight Thursday! Enjoy the thrills of live thoroughbred racing as your "tailgate fun" before the game! 
·  Gates to Churchill Downs open at 2:30 with first race starting at 3:30.
·  Admission is $3
·  Drink specials include $1 Bud Light & $3 Stella drafts in the Plaza from 3:30-6:30
·  Local Louisville food trucks including Longshot Lobsta, 502 Cafe, The Traveling Kitchen, Red Top Gourmet Hot Dogs, and Tasty Tuxedo so you can eat before the game!
·  Live Music from Colin Elmore and the Danville Team

·  Wagering 101 Tent for betting guidance and personalized advice

And the Tiger Pregame Show with Scott Rhymer will be broadcasting the show from inside where all of the above fun is taking place!

"This will certainly be a first," Scott Rhymer said earlier this week.  "We have broadcast in some great locations, but a remote broadcast inside of Churchill Downs while we get ready for a Clemson football game is a very unique experience for us and for the listeners!"

Thursday's show will broadcast from 1:30-4:30 on WCCP 105.5 FM and  If you are traveling to Louisville, you can stream the show via the TuneIn App (it is free) on your Iphone or Android-based Phone.

David Hood, Senior Writer for Tigernet,  will join Tiger Pregame Show founder Scott Rhymer on WCCP’s popular Tiger Pregame Show as it enters its 13th year on the air at WCCP 105.5 FM. 

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.  

“When driving to the game Thursday or working in the office, our fans can stream the show via their smart phones, making the show as portable as the listener wants to be on game day."

“But that is not the only reason we embrace the technology.  In addition to streaming the show, we also want to engage fans during the show to allow them to give their opinions and insight into the show that we can use while broadcasting.  That’s the really exciting part of embracing the technology as it allows fans to do more than just listen.  It allows them to engage.”

The Tiger Pregame Show format will air from 1:30-4:30 this Thursday and we will continue to offer in-depth analysis of the upcoming game, focusing on X’s and O’s of what fans should expect to see on the field during the game.

Segments for the show include up-to-the-minute game day weather conditions, Top 25 Report, ACC and SEC Game Breakdowns, Injury Reports for both Clemson and their opponent, and a historical look back at this day in Clemson football history.

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney, Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables, and Co-Offensive Coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott will offer their input on the show.

Eric Mac Clain,  Charone Peake, Ben Boulware, and Deshawn Watson will also have their thoughts on the game, giving Tiger fans a clear vibe of what the players are thinking leading up to kickoff.

Don Munson, the  Voice of the Tigers, will join the show live each week to give his unique perspective inside the football program. 

And, just like in the previous 12 years, the show will close the final hour with the Keys to the Game and game day predictions, this year with Tigernet's David Hood.

You can keep up with all information related to the Tiger Pregame Show by liking the page on Facebook and following via Twitter.

You can also stay tuned to The Tiger Pregame Show Blog, WCCP 105.5 FM, and at for updates on the show.

Scott will join Mickey Plyler on WCCP 105.5 FM and this Wednesday morning at 7:05 to talk Clemson football and to set the stage for the Tiger Pregame Show.

If you are going to Louisville, we will see you at Churchill Downs!  Churchill Downs is open this Thursday for football pregame and Twilight Thursday! Enjoy the thrills of live thoroughbred racing as your "tailgate fun" before the game! 

This season is set up to be don't miss a minute of the season and start your game day experience with The Tiger Pregame Show. 

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Go Tigers!

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