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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

North Upper Deck Construction


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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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Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Football In Southeast Asia

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Today’s photo is a poster on a building in Asia that someone took a picture of and sent to Clemson. The photo eventually ended up in a media guide for Clemson many years ago.

The wall poster is based on a picture that was taken during the 1987 Clemson win over Georgia. The QB for Georgia is James Jackson, and I believe that the defensive player for Clemson is tackle Richard McCullough.

Someone posted a while back that the translation of the language had nothing to do with Clemson at all, instead an advertisement for sports photography and color film. Although I don't have the skills to translate the text, I believe this to be the actual meaning of the poster and not a preview of Clemson football.

It goes to show you, very clearly, that you never know when you are going to run into a Clemson connection. I can’t imagine being in Southeast Asia, walking down the street, and coming upon this poster of a Clemson football player!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

West Endzone From 1942

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Today’s photo is from the 1942 season and shows the Tigers coming onto the field for warm ups from the West Endzone.

As you can see from the picture, the West Endzone has dramatically changed over the years, becoming the showcase of Memorial Stadium.

I also like this picture because it has a bit of mystery to it. If you look closely, it appears that there is a shadowy figure in the tree almost center of the picture. It almost looks like a person!

What do you think?  Person or not?

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

What A Difference 9 Years Make

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Today’s photos span 1952 to 1961, which included a dramatic change at Clemson.

The above photo was taken around 1952, when Clemson was still an all-male Military College. You can take note of the Trustee House in the background and the partial view of the second barracks on the right.

Fast forward just 9 years and you see the same photo location, but dramatically different culture at Clemson. In 1961, Clemson was no longer a Military College and it was no longer all-male.


One note from the two pictures…notice that the chimneys on the Trustee House are gone in the 1961 photo. I wonder where they went??!!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

March 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howard

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Today’s photo is of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howard, taken in the 1950’s.

Frank Howard is Clemson University's most memorable football coaches, and worthy of his nickname as, “The Legend”.

A native of Barlow Bend, Alabama, he coached at Clemson for 39 years, thirty as head coach, stepping down in 1969. His legendary 1948 Tigers went undefeated and beat Missouri in the 1949 Gator Bowl, which was the bowl's first sell-out, and that game ensured the future success of the Gator Bowl. It was Clemson's first perfect season since 1900.

His colorful persona, and penchant for imaginative language and improbable stories made him Clemson's most recognizable figure and representative until his death.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Riggs Field

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Today’s photos are of Riggs Field during a football game, taken sometime around the mid 1930’s.

The below photo shows the type of photographic equipment that was used back in the 1930s. Once again this is taken on Riggs Field. Given that this was done around the time of the depression, I guess they did the best they could with the funds available, often with mixed results.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 26th 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, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mark Eaton. He currently holds the seventh highest total of career blocked shots, with 2,542.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

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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Monday, March 23, 2015

March 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

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, it was one of the most remarkable endings in the history of the rivalry series between the two teams.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

The Birth Of Orange Pants In 1980


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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 we all knew we were going to change into the orange pants when we got back to the locker room so all throughout warm-ups we were pumped up and ready to go,” Clemson All-American linebacker Jeff Davis said. “We knew how excited the fans would get when they first saw us come to the top of the Hill wearing nothing but orange.”

Late in the game, South Carolina’s Gary Harper threw the ball into the flat and Willie Underwood made a break for the ball and took the pass back for a 37-yard touchdown and a 20-6 Tigers lead. Clemson later added a 15-yard Jeff McCall touchdown to seal the 27-6 victory.

The win over South Carolina did more than just secure a winning season and save Ford’s job, it also was a springboard for Clemson’s national championship run a year later.

Here is a Youtube video of the 1980 game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te0bv6EVeCg

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

March 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Fuller And Sims Lead Tigers Over Gamecocks In ‘78


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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.

The Tigers coasted to a 41-23 victory, the ninth straight win to close the regular season.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

March 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

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 Gameocks. 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 showing the discontent of the student body and fan base with the athletic administration at Clemson.


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

March 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

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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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard Kisses Big Thursday Goodbye In ‘59


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Today’s photo is a classic of Frank Howard at Williams Brice Stadium in 1959 kissing the Big Thursday game goodbye.

During the Big Thursday games (all of which were played in Columbia), Clemson held a modest 33-21-3 record against the Gamecocks over 61 years.

Coach Howard, coming off several losing games against the Gamecocks, told his team he wanted the ’59 game to be a special win for Clemson. The Tigers, behind Howard’s fiery pregame speech, used revenge as a motivator and defeated the Gamecocks on the last Big Thursday game.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Orange Shoes Vs. NC State In 1967 


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Today’s photo is from a big day in Clemson football history. Most Clemson fans know about the history and lore of the orange pants, which started in 1980. But the first mystical change in football attire came 13 years earlier when Clemson put on orange shoes vs. NC State. Here’s the story, as best as I can remember it. 

In the 1960’s, every team wore black shoes when playing football. NC State's Bill Morrow found out that a member of the Kansas City Chiefs was wearing white shoes so he figured he would too. Morrow had a huge year in 1966 wearing the white shoes, including an intercepted pass for a touchdown that marked the first TD in the new Carter Finley Stadium. 

So, in 1967, one NC State player wanted to follow Morrow’s lead and make a fashion statement by wearing white shoes. Linebacker Chuck Amato (yes, that Chuck Amato) wore white shoes during the 1967 season and began spreading the look to the rest of the Wolfpack defense. 

The magic of the white shoes worked for the Wolfpack as they started the 1967 season 8-0 and it appeared NC State was going to the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day. There was only two teams standing in the way of NC State, one was Penn State and the other was Clemson. The Wolfpack had to at least win one of the last two to go the Sugar Bowl. Penn State did their part by handing NC State a loss. 

On November 18, 1967 the 10th rank Wolfpack came to Death Valley to play the 4-4 Clemson Tigers with the Sugar Bowl on the line for NC State. Clemson, motivated to knock the Wolfpack out of the Sugar Bowl, painted their shoes orange prior to the game with the Wolfpack. Students were encouraged to come onto the field to create a tunnel for the Tigers to come down the hill, causing electricity to run through the fired up crowd as they saw the Tigers in the orange shoes. 

It was a very windy day in Death Valley and the Wolfpack used that wind to kick two long field goals early to take a 6-0 lead. But Clemson, led by Buddy Gore, stormed back for two touchdowns to defeat Amato and the Wolfpack 14-6 and knock them out of the Sugar Bowl. 

In fact, Gore caught the only pass of his career at Clemson late in the game to gain a first down and seal the win. Gore is #44 in the picture. 


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Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Charlie Waters

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Charlie Waters lettered at Clemson from 1967-1968 and arrived in Tigertown as a quarterback, but was switched to receiver for the final 15 games of his Clemson career. Later, playing with the Dallas Cowboys, he intercepted 40 passes.

Waters played quarterback at North Augusta High School and made the 1965 Shrine Bowl team. Waters signed a scholarship at Clemson and by the spring of 1968 as a junior, he was competing with Billy Ammons for the starting QB job. When Ammons hurt his knee in spring practice, Waters won the position.

Clemson started the season 0-3-1 and when Ammons’ knee healed, he took over the starting job and Waters shifted to WR for the remaining 15 games of his Clemson career.

A three-year letterman from 1967–69, Waters was an All-ACC selection in 1969 at WR as a senior. During his Clemson career, he caught 68 passes for 1,196 yards and 17.1 yards per catch, to go along with four TD receptions. He still ranks eighth all-time for yards per reception and eighteenth all-time in receiving yards. Waters was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1981. He also was inducted into the North Augusta and South Carolina halls of fame. Waters was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1970 NFL Draft. Although he nearly was released during training camp, Waters was converted to defensive back and started his rookie year as a backup to Cliff Harris. Waters ended up starting 6 games after Harris had to serve military duty. Waters had 5 interceptions that season, as the Cowboys would go on to lose Super Bowl V. His performance was good enough to make the NFL all-rookie team as a free safety in 1970.

The next year he was moved to cornerback, where he struggled for four years in a backup role. Waters was moved to Strong Safety in 1975 to replace Cowboys great Cornell Green. . He responded with 3 interceptions for 55 yards and a TD. That season, the Cowboys would end up reaching Super Bowl X before losing to Pittsburgh.

Waters made his first All-Pro team in 1976 with 3 interceptions. He returned to the Pro Bowl in 1977 and would make his final Pro Bowl appearance in 1978.

Waters injured his knee before the start of the 1979 season and would sit out the entire year. He returned in 1980 and had 5 interceptions. After getting 3 interceptions in 1981, he retired with 50 interceptions, the second-most in franchise history.

After retirement, Waters entered coaching as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos in 1993 and 1994 and then for the University of Oregon.

In 2006, the Dallas Cowboys hired Waters as the new color commentator for the Cowboys Radio Network, working alongside Brad Sham. Outside of football, Waters works with longtime teammate Cliff Harris at a gas marketing company. In February 2007, Waters announced that he would be leaving the radio booth after only one season, citing a busy work schedule that did not allow him enough time to prepare for the game broadcasts.



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Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 15th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bennie Cunningham


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Today’s photo is of Bennie Cunningham, who played tight end for Clemson in the 1970’s.

Cunningham was a consensus first-team All-American his junior year and was also chosen to some first teams as a senior. Cunningham was l2th on Clemson's all-time receptions list and was a two-time first-team All-ACC. He was selected to play in Hula Bowl, Japan Bowl and East-West Shrine Bowl.

Cunningham played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and won two Super Bowl Rings (1978 and 1979 seasons). Cunningham played for the Steelers between 1976-85.

In 1974 Clemson's season long slogan was "Excitement Galore in '74". Cunningham did his part in the 7-4 season that included a perfect 6-0 home record, with seven touchdown receptions among his 24 catches, the most touchdown receptions ever by a Clemson tight end and one of the top five totals nationally that season for tight ends.

Cunningham was named a first-team AP All-American that season. Cunningham currently resides in Westminster, South Carolina and works as a career counselor at the West-Oak High School in Westminster.

Credit to http://www.shrine-bowl.com/oldsite/SC%20Players/bennie_cunningham.htm

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

William Perry


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Today’s photo is of William “The Refrigerator” Perry. Perry was born in Aiken, South Carolina. He has stated in an interview that "Even when I was little, I was big."

He attended South Aiken High School, where he was a standout high school football player.

Perry became a legend at Clemson where he played for coach Danny Ford's Tigers from 1981 to 1984. He won a national championship in 1981, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as a junior in 1983.

Perry went on to play for the Chicago Bears, winning a Super Bowl and scoring a touchdown. As years passed, his touchdown in the Super Bowl was considered a controversial decision by head coach Mike Ditka because legendary running back Walter Peyton was denied the chance to score a TD in the Super Bowl.

Here is an interesting old video about William and his brother, Michael Dean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yt2yAzjUK8

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Friday, March 13, 2015

March 13th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Steve Fuller


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Today’s photo is of Steve Fuller, quarterback for the Tigers. Fuller is one of the most decorated players in Clemson football history.

In 1974, Fuller was selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas as a high school senior and later added to the Shrine Bowl Wall of Fame. Fuller was named ACC Player of The Year and 1st team Academic All-American in 1977.

During the 1978 season, Fuller was once again named ACC Player of the Year and 1st Team Academic All-American in addition to earning 3rd Team All-American. Fuller was also honored as only 1 of 11 scholar athletes by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in addition to being named the 1978 Gator Bowl MVP.

Fuller was inducted into Clemson Hall of Fame in 1985 and selected to Clemson Centennial Team in 1986. On September 3rd 1994, Fuller was selected along with Frank Howard and Banks McFadden as the original members of the Clemson Ring of Honor and is only the 2nd Clemson athlete in history to have his number retired.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Woody Dantzler Downs Georgia Tech


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Today’s photo is from September 29th, 2001. This game was played just two week after the 9/11 tragedy.

Quarterback Woodrow Dantzler's 11-yard touchdown run on the second possession of the first overtime lifted 25th-ranked Clemson to a wild 47-44 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over No. 11 Georgia Tech.

"Let me say that it is probably the biggest road win for Clemson in 20 years," added head coach Tommy Bowden, whose Tigers lost to Virginia the week before. "That was a big win for this team as far as making a statement."

You can see Woody’s overtime TD run by clicking below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRFxJKF8ro

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 11th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Death Valley In 1960’s


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Today’s photo is from the 1960’s and shows a much different looking Death Valley on game day. One thing about games in this era that you notice when you look at pictures is that orange is almost non-existent in the stands. That is mainly because gentlemen were wearing suits to the game.

This photo also shows the old press box on the South Stands. As I have stated before, the only negative of adding the South Upper Deck is that we lost the sightline of Cemetery Hill and the trees that tower over it. Those trees are now blocked by the upper deck.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March 10th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1950’s and 60’s Photos Of Clemson


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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and 1960’s and shows a few views of campus during that time. The above photo shows the campus and some classic 1950’s cars parked along the streets. I imagine parking on campus in the 1950’s was a bit easier than it is today!


The next photo is a postcard of the Clemson House, shortly after its completion in 1950. Clemson House opened on November 1, 1950. The hotel was constructed on a hill overlooking Clemson University's campus. It is located across from Bowman Field and in close proximity to the Clemson University Visitor and Alumni Center. From its front facing rooms visible is historic Tillman Hall, Memorial Stadium, and on clear days the Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen in the distance

The final photo is an aerial photo of the Clemson campus from the late 1960's.


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Monday, March 9, 2015

March 9th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Postcards From Old Barracks


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Today’s photos are old postcards from the “Barracks” at Clemson, which no longer exist.

The old 3rd Barracks was located where Johnstone Hall now sits. The barracks were a part of Clemson’s Military History.

Although the university 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.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Postcards From Clemson Circa 1930’s


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Today’s photos are from the 1930’s and show two aerial photos of Clemson College. The above photo shows a very snowy campus, which includes Tillman Hall.

The next photo is a wider shot of the campus facing towards Lake Hartwell.


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 7th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Downtown Clemson In 1950’s


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Today’s photo is of downtown Clemson in the late 1950’s facing towards campus and Tillman Hall.

We can date the photo to sometime around 1959 because of the movie that is playing in the Clemson Movie House in the photo.

The Hanging Tree is a 1959 movie directed by Delmer Daves. Karl Malden took over directing duties for several days when Daves fell ill. The film stars Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, George C. Scott and Malden and is set in the gold fields of Montana during the gold rush of the 1860s and 1870s.

You can also notice a long gone gas station in the right side of the photo, Sinclair Oil Corporation.

Sinclair Oil Corporation is an American petroleum corporation, founded by Harry F. Sinclair on May 1, 1916, as the Sinclair Oil and Refining Corporation by combining the assets of 11 small petroleum companies. Originally a New York corporation, Sinclair Oil reincorporated in Wyoming in 1976.

The corporation's logo features the silhouette of a large green dinosaur.


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Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Poster On Dorm From 1978


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Today’s photo is from 1978 and shows a poster that was created by some Clemson students and placed on the door prior to the Clemson/South Carolina game in 1978.

The sign pokes fun at the QB woes of the Gamecocks in 1978. The Tigers were led that year by Steve Fuller.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 5th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Scoreboard From 1980 Clemson/South Carolina Game


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Today’s photo is from 1980 and shows the scoreboard at the end of the 1980 Clemson and South Carolina game. This game is largely thought of as the springboard for the 1981 National Championship run.

The Gamecocks were Gator Bowl-bound behind the running of Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers. But Willy Underwood had two interceptions, one for a touchdown, to lead Clemson to the upset victory.

This also marked the first game Clemson wore the now famous “orange pants”.

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