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Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 7th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Band Day-1965


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo was taken on Band Day on September 18th, 1965 and shows the North Stands during the pregame. Clemson was hosting NC State on this day and high school bands from around the upstate converged on Death Valley for the event.

You can see the IPTAY in the endzones, something that was prominent during this era at Death Valley. In the top center of the picture, you can see what is now Lot 2. Notice there are no cars parked there. This is because what is now Lot 2 was the football practice fields in 1965.

On the left of the pictures, you can see the prefabs in the location that is today Littlejohn Coliseum. These prefabs were for Clemson students who were married.

Clemson was the co-ACC Champion in 1965, compiling a 5-5 record. Jimmy Addison was the QB for the Tigers in 1965 and he often handed the ball to Buddy Gore. Here is a picture of the game program from the game, depicting Little Red Riding Hood, aka the Tiger.


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