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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Broadcast Notes And Times For Tiger Pregame Show-BC Edition!

Broadcast Information And Show Location For Saturday's Tiger Pregame Show! 
Boston College Edition!


The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays since 2003, will broadcast live from "The Corner of Swann Pavilion At Littlejohn Coliseum" from 9:30-12:30 on Saturday. The Tiger Pregame Show is broadcast exclusively by WCCP 105.5 FM, the Flagship Station for Clemson Athletics.

The Tiger Tailgate Show With David Stein and William Qualkenbush will broadcast in same location, beginning at 12:30 pm.

Scott Rhymer, in his 15th year as Host, will anchor the show along with Kelly Gramlich, in her 2nd year. 

The Tiger Pregame Show will tap into the continued emergence of Social Media as part of Clemson fan’s game day expectations, with several segments engaging fans via Twitter (@tigerpregame, @1055TheRoar and @kellygramlich).


“When driving to the game Saturday or working around the house, our fans can stream the show via the WCCP 105.5 FM App using their smart phones, making the show as portable as the listener wants to be on game day," Rhymer explains.

All of WCCP's programming on Game Days are now available for free streaming at 1055 The Roar App or wccpfm.com.  That includes The Tiger Pregame Show, The Tiger Tailgate Show, the Game Broadcast, and The 5th Quarter Show.


Clemson fans can also nominate themselves as the "Clemson Fan Of The Week" via she show's Twitter feeds.  The winner each week will join Scott and Kelly during the Bottom Line Segment as a 3rd host of the show on air!

The Tiger Pregame Show format 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, Opposing Team's Perspective, and a historical look back at this day in Clemson football history.  There will also be segments with current Clemson football players that give fans a more personal look at the players behind the face mask and helmet.

Each week, 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.


Player interviews will take place each week to give fans an idea of what the vibe of the players inside the program is as they prepare for the upcoming opponent.

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 14 years, the show will close the final hour with the Keys to the Game and game day predictions, this year with Scott Rhymer and Kelly Gramlich and our weekly "Fan of the Week".


You can keep up with all information related to the Tiger Pregame Show by liking the page on Facebook (The Tiger Pregame Show and WCCP 105.5 The Roar) and following via Twitter (@tigerpregame, @1055TheRoar, and @kellygramlich)

Scott Rhymer will join Mickey Plyler on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com every Friday morning at 7:05 to talk Clemson football and to set the stage for the Tiger Pregame Show.  



Broadcast time for the Boston College game this Saturday is from 9:30-12:30 from "The Corner of Swann Pavilion at Littlejohn Coliseum".  Fans can listen at WCCP 105.5 FM in the Upstate of South Carolina, wccpfm.com anywhere in the world, and via the WCCP 105.5 FM App on their mobile device (for free).

This season is set up to be magical...so don't miss a minute of the season!  Start your game day experience with a Clemson tradition...The Tiger Pregame Show!


The Road To A Repeat Begins With The Tiger Pregame Show!


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September 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Aerial Photo Of Clemson Campus In 1950’s


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the early 1950’s and shows the Clemson campus from the air and on the ground.

The above photo is a large aerial shot of the campus in the early1950s. You can pin the date of this photograph to within a few years because of two buildings that stand out. Brackett Hall is in this photo above, and Bracket Hall was completed in 1951. The Old Barracks are also in this photo. The Old Barracks were torn down in the summer of 1954.

The next photo is of one of the old smoke stacks for the old boiler room. If you look closely, you can see the back of the 2nd and 3rd Barracks in this photo as well, dating the picture sometime before 1954.

I believe this picture was taken in the summer of 1954 right before the 2nd and 3rd Barracks were demolished.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Martin’s Drug Store Through The Years


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos span over 100 years and show Martin’s Drug Store on College Avenue in Clemson.

These pictures were all from the same location on College Avenue, with the above picture taken in 1911. It is an interesting picture in that they staged the signs being held up by the young men on the front row.

We now fast forward to the 1950’s and you can see the more familiar Martin Drug Store.


The next photo is from the inside of Martin’s Drug Store and is from the 1960’s. Students were often found in Martin’s getting everything from medicine to magazines, to Valentine’s gifts for their sweethearts.


The final photo was taken 5 years ago in the location that Martin’s Drug Store was located for over 100 years.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson YMCA (Part II)


(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the Clemson YMCA, originally located in Holtzendorff Hall.

The building was the first on the campus financed by private donations, most of which was a gift from John D. Rockefeller. It was designed by Rudolph E. Lee, a member of the first graduating class at Clemson (1896) and the dean of the Department of Architecture at the time the building was constructed (1916).


The building is named for Preston B. Holtzendorff, Jr. (known as "Mr. Holtzy") who arrived as assistant secretary of the "Y" in 1916 and soon became general secretary. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The newly completed Y. M. C. A. Building opened for the first time on Friday, January 7, 1916.

"There were no formal exercises. It had been previously announced that the doors would be opened at four-thirty that afternoon. At the appointed time quite a crowd had gathered. They were met and shown over the building by a reception committee selected from the cadet members of the association. The members of this committee wore simple badges on which was written the word "welcome ".


The visitors were shown the main lobby, the reading rooms, ladies' and men's lounging rooms, secret society room, literary society room, auditorium, moving picture booth, bath rooms, swimming pool, bowling alley, fountain and store, cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, publication rooms, and cabinet room, and other interesting features of the building.

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Info courtesy of Clemsonwiki.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The 188th Tiger Pregame Show In Photos!

Clemson moved to 3-0 on the year in convincing fashion by whipping Louisville on a "Black Out" Saturday night in Papa John's Stadium.

The Tiger Pregame Show set the stage for the game, broadcasting our 188th show from inside of Churchill Downs!

Scott Rhymer started the day by taking in Game Day on the campus of the University of Louisville.  Attendance was not great...which was a bit surprising to me.  But, it certainly foretold what would happen later in the evening!



Of course, taking in Churchill Downs is a highlight of the trip to Louisville.  Before the show, I took in a few races and ate lunch overlooking the hallowed grounds!




Before the show, Kelly Gramlich met up with some jockeys, who were very nice and more than willing to take a photo with a Clemson basketball legend!


Kelly and Scott from the broadcast location at the Winner's Circle of Churchill Downs.



Our first fan of the day, Bonnie McClain of Greenville, South Carolina.  Bonnie did an excellent job talking about their trip to Louisville and some keys to the game!






The host of the Tiger Tailgate Show, David Stein, joined Kelly Gramlich to for a segment on The Tiger Pregame Show.



 Darren Rogers, Senior Director for Media Services for Churchill Downs, stopped by to say hello.  Darren was instrumental in assisting the Tiger Pregame Show and the Tiger Tailgate Show in our setup at Churchill Downs.


We enlisted a few Clemson fans to come by and help us with our Bottom Line Segment!










The best part of the day was a big win in convincing fashion with only Clemson fans left in the stadium at the end!



And, of course, it is always good to celebrate a Clemson win with the signing of the Alma Mater!


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Saturday's Broadcast at the Corner of Swann Pavilion at Littlejohn Coliseum will be from 9:30-12:30.

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September 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson YMCA (Part I)


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the Clemson YMCA, originally located in Holtzendorff Hall. Below is an excerpt from a publication distributed by the Clemson YMCA in 1928:

“The Clemson YMCA was organized in 1895. The building was completed in 1915 and opened the first of January 1916. The cost was $78,000 completely furnished. State tax $1,337.75 through March 21, 1928 has been paid.

The swimming pool is a thing of interest and value in developing men physically. Men need to know how to swim and, too, there is probably no better exercise. Such an accommodation is found in the swimming pool of the YMCA. The pool is always filled with good water and is kept in good condition.

During the winter the water is heated to a comfortable temperature so that those who enjoy this sport need not wait for a good swim. Special hours have been arranged for children and ladies on the campus, and cadets use the pool at other times.

The swimming team uses the pool for practice and lifesaving tests are given there also. Therefore, the swimming pool is used by the cadets and many of the campus people and many of them hardly see how they could get the pleasure and development derived there from any other source.”

In case you are wondering what happened to the YMCA pool? It's now a classroom.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Uncle Bill” Greenlee


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Today’s photo is from the 1920’s and are of “Uncle Bill” Greenlee.

"Uncle Bill" as most people knew him was the last person alive to have known Thomas Green Clemson. Greenlee lived to the age of 104. He was a common sight in and around Clemson for years hauling almost anybody and anything.

For those who need a reference as to where the photo above was taken, Dan's (and later TDs) would later be located in the cafĂ© in the background.

Bill Greenlee (1870 - 1972) was a former servant of Thomas Green Clemson who continued to be a local personality and character until his death in 1972.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1964 Construction of Cooper Library (Part II)


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Today’s photos are Part II from 1964 and show the construction of the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library.

In 1959 the Clemson Board of Trustees decided that Clemson University needed a new library to replace the old library located in the former Agricultural Hall.


The Library faces the Reflection pond. Outside Cooper Library, a large, elevated walkway, known as the Library Bridge, serves as a venue for student groups to sell items for fundraisers, advertise upcoming events and raise awareness for various social causes. The Bridge is also the site for the annual Clemson Rave.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1964 Construction of Cooper Library (Part I)

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Today’s photos are from 1964 and show the construction of the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library.

In 1959 the Clemson Board of Trustees decided that Clemson University needed a new library to replace the old library located in the former Agricultural Hall.

Groundbreaking took place in August 1964, and the library was officially opened by the end of August 1966, just in time for the start of that fall's classes.

The Library was originally designed for only 4 levels, expandable as needed. In 1972 the ground floor was opened for more room, and in 1978 Level 6 was added. The reinforced concrete building was designed by the architectural and engineering firm of Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle, and Wolff.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tiger Pregame Show and Tiger Tailgate Show To Broadcast From Churchill Downs Saturday!

The Tiger Pregame Show
Louisville Edition!




The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays since 2003, will broadcast its 188th consecutive show Saturday 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 Thoroughbred Racing all wrapped into one?!  You get it this Saturday!

The Tiger Pregame Show and Tiger Tailgate Show will broadcast from right inside Gate 1 at Churchill Downs from 2:00-7:00 in conjunction with the Clemson Alumni Association Pregame Party!


Churchill Downs is open Saturday for football pregame and thoroughbred racing and wagering! Enjoy the thrills of live thoroughbred racing as your "tailgate fun" before the game! Come out to the track to watch the Pocahontas GII, Iroquois GIII, Locust Grove GIII, and Open Mind. Listed Stakes races and 7 other exciting live races:


  • Gates to Churchill Downs open at 11:30 with first race starting at 12:45
  • Admission is $3
  • Parking is free at Churchill Downs, and it is an easy walk to Papa John's Stadium for the game. For free parking, enter Longfield Lot (Gates 10 and 12)
  • Drink and food specials throughout Churchill Downs, making it a one stop spot for your tailgating!
  • The Clemson Alumni Association is hosting an event in the Winner's Circle near Gate 1, which is where The Tiger Pregame Show and Tiger Tailgate Show will broadcast our shows!
  • Wagering 101 Tent for betting guidance and personalized advice



The Tiger Pregame Show with Scott Rhymer and Kelly Gramlich will broadcast from 2:00-5:00 inside of Churchill Downs where all of the above fun is taking place!  The Tiger Tailgate Show with David Stein and William Qualkinbush will broadcast in the same location inside of Churchill Downs beginning at 5:00 pm and ending at 7:00 pm.



"We were fortunate to broadcast The Tiger Pregame Show two years ago inside of Churchill Downs," Scott Rhymer said earlier this week.  "It was a fascinating experience...mixing Clemson football, the Clemson Alumni Association, and championship horse racing all in one event!"

Saturday's Tiger Pregame Show will broadcast from 2:00-5:00 on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com.  If you are traveling to Louisville, you can stream the show via the 105.5 The Roar App (it is free) on your Iphone or Android-based Phone.


The Clemson Alumni Association will also set up inside Churchill Downs with tons of Clemson giveaways and providing a point of reference to gather in pregame with fellow Clemson fans.  For more information on the Alumni Association Events for Saturday, see link below:

http://alumni.clemson.edu/churchill-downs/

The Tiger Pregame 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 Saturday or working around the house, 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 2:00-5:00 this Saturday 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.

We will also have player interviews, having 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 14 years, the show will close the final hour with the Keys to the Game and game day predictions.

You can keep up with all information related to the Tiger Pregame Show by liking the page on Facebook and following via Twitter.  @tigerpregame, @1055TheRoar, and @kellygramlich.


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

Scott will join Mickey Plyler on WCCP 105.5 FM and wccpfm.com this Friday  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 Saturday for football pregame and horse racing/wagering! Enjoy the thrills of live thoroughbred racing as your "tailgate fun" before the game! 

The Tiger Pregame Show From Churchill Downs-2:00-5:00
The Tiger Tailgate Show From Churchill Downs-5:00-7:00


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

The Road To A Repeat Begins With The Tiger Pregame Show!

Go Tigers!

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