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Friday, November 17, 2017

Rivalry Week 2017! November 18th Clemson vs. Carolina Rivalry Historical Picture Of The Day

Rivalry Week 2017!

"One Legged" Watson Helps Clemson Drill Gamecocks!



Artavis Scott had two long touchdown catches, Wayne Gallman ran for 191 yards and Clemson ended a five-game losing streak to South Carolina with a 35-17 victory.



The win, with Clemson freshman QB Deshawn Watson playing with a torn ACL knee ligament, ensured that South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier would end his career vs. Clemson with a loss.

Watson finished with 269 yards passing with 2 touchdowns and he added another touchdown on the ground in one of the gutsiest performances in Clemson football history.



The win also gave Clemson a 9th win on the season, which gave the Tigers the opportunity to win a 10th game with a bowl victory, extending to 4 the number of years in a row the Tigers had 10 or more wins.



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November 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall In The Snow-1940’s




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Today’s photo is from the 1940’s and shows a beautiful Bowman Field and Tillman Hall after a fresh winter snow.

In this photo, Tillman Hall was just becoming Tillman Hall. Prior to 1946, the building was called the Main Building. This was the case for the first half of the twentieth century.

The building was formally named Tillman Hall in honor of Governor Benjamin Tillman, one of the seven original trustees of Clemson, by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in the first week of July, 1946.

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November 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Snow Storm Fun From 1970’s


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Today we will step back to the 1970’s and a snowstorm that hit Clemson and provided some fun for Clemson students when classes were cancelled.

The above photo shows some students using their “talents” to make two snowmen. In the background, you can see students sledding down the hill leading up to the Clemson House. It was not uncommon for students to “borrow” dining treys from a dining hall to use as a sled.

The next picture is a typical photo anytime you have snow and kids. An old fashion snowball fight was due to break out anytime you had a snow.


In this next picture, you can see someone has tied a rope to the back of the car in an effort to provide a pull a sled through campus.

And the final picture today is of some enterprising Clemson students who poured water down the driveway outside of Johnstone Hall. With the cold temperatures, the water froze and provided a slick track to slide down to pass the time one evening.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Little 372 and John Logan Marshall


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Today’s photos are of Little 372, a plan born out of the imagination and skill of a Clemson legend, John Logan Marshall.

John Logan Marshall was born in Greenwood in 1885 and graduated from Clemson in 1909 with a B.S. in mechanical and electrical engineering. After working several years on a farm in Alabama and then at Western Electric in Chicago, Ill., Marshall returned to Clemson in 1917 as shop work instructor.

School administrators quickly took notice of Marshall's talents as an educator and, in 1919, named him an assistant professor. Two years later, he was appointed head of Clemson's wood shop.

Under Marshall’s guidance, several of his students began the Clemson Aero Club in 1927. Known today as the Clemson University Flying Club, it's one of the oldest continuous student organizations on campus.


In 1928, Marshall and seven students from the Aero Club built a single-engine, high-wing airplane that they named Little 372. The plane, made of lumber from Marshall's wood shop, had a wingspan of 23 feet and a 16-foot woodenframed, fabric fuselage. Although it was able to fly only 15-20 feet off the ground, it was much more capable than the students had ever imagined.

Following several student walkouts at Clemson during the 1920s, Marshall's passion and dedication became instrumental in improving student morale. After many lengthy wood shop discussions with his students about the importance of Clemson's future, he organized the Tiger Brotherhood society in 1928. The society, established to help protect and uphold the ideals of Clemson, is still vital today.

Little 372, thought to be the first plane built by college students in the United States, currently hangs in the S.C. State Museum.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 15th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Homecoming Vs. TCU In 1965


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Today we'll conclude our step back in time to the 1965 Homecoming weekend in Clemson. We'll look at a number of photos to give you an idea of what it was like to be a student in those days.

The game on Saturday was a matchup between Clemson and Texas Christian. The game was a defensive struggle in which the Tigers held TCU to just 72 total yards of offense. The only score of the game came in the last few minutes of the first half as Frank Pearce kicks a 26-yard field goal.


Back in the 1960’s, the game on Saturday was just the warm up act for the big Homecoming Dance in Harcombe Hall on Saturday night. Here, Clemson students exit Death Valley after the conclusion of the game to get ready for the dance.


Dances, featuring rock and roll bands, were the craze of the 1960’s. That was no exception in Clemson as you can see from this picture from the Saturday Night Homecoming Dance in 1965.


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

More From Homecoming In 1965



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Today we'll take a step back in time to the 1965 Homecoming weekend in Clemson. We'll look at a number of photos to give you an idea of what it was like to be a student in those days.

Back in the 1960’s, the game on Saturday was just the warm up act for the big Homecoming Dance in Harcombe Hall on Saturday night.


The tradition of floats on Bowman Field was in full “bloom” in 1965.


The floats were made of pomp just as they are today, and there were even floats in the 1960’s that incorporated movement just as we have today.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Broadcast Notes For Tiger Pregame Show #196 And Military Appreciation Day

Broadcast Information And Show Location For Saturday's Tiger Pregame Show! 
"Military Appreciation Day"
The Citadel 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 6:00-9:00 am 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 9:00 am.


Saturday is an "Military Appreciation Day", so we ask that you wear purple in honor of our military veterans throughout Clemson Universities history.  There will be multiple events throughout the day to recognize Military Appreciation Day in Clemson, and the 196th Tiger Pregame Show will dedicate much of our broadcast to bring you some of these amazing stories of courage and valor.

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 wccpfm.com using their smart phones, making the show as portable as the listener wants to be on game day," Rhymer explains.


The Tiger Pregame Show, in conjunction with Greenville County Schools Student Interhigh Council, is selling Korean War bracelets during the show for $1 to raise money for etching the names of every South Carolinian that was Killed in Action or is Missing In Action during the Korean War.  The names will be etched in the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC.  Come by the show and give $1 (or any donation of your choice) to help our high school students raise the $200,000 to have this done!


This is the link to donate online:  
https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/Disclaim.aspx?URL=https://goo.gl/pVd4Yr

For more information, click below: https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/News/main.asp?titleid=1711koreanwar




As a reminder, all of WCCP's programming on Game Days are now available for free streaming at wccpfm.com.  That includes The Tiger Pregame Show, The Tiger Tailgate Show, the Game Broadcast, and The 5th Quarter Show.  WCCP is proud to be the Flagship Station for your National Champion Clemson Tigers.  Make sure you program your stations to WCCP 105.5 FM when coming to the game on Saturday.


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 Citadel game this Saturday is from 6:00-9:00 am 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 on their mobile device (for free).

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November 13th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Homecoming Weekend, 1965



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Today we'll take a step back in time to the 1965 Homecoming weekend in Clemson. We'll look at a number of photos to give you an idea of what it was like to be a student in those days.

As with Homecoming weekends today, the 1965 Homecoming weekend starts with Tigerama on Friday night. In the photo above, a fraternity is satirizing the “Girls Dorm” with plenty of punch lines and guys dressed as gals. That seems to be a popular topic to use for Tigerama as I have seen similar skits myself over the years.

Below is another skit from the Friday Night festivities at Tigerama.


At the conclusion of Tigerama "Miss Clemson" is crowned. In 1965 that honor goes to Nina Dulin.


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The 195th Tiger Pregame Show In Photos!

Clemson Headed To Charlotte!


Clemson punched its ticket to Charlotte and the ACC Championship on Saturday by defeating the Florida State Seminoles on an "Orange Britches Saturday" in Death Valley!

Scott and Kelly held court with the 195th Tiger Pregame Show from Swann Pavilion on Saturday, and here are some photos of the day!

Setting up prior to showtime with Ben Milstead, Kelly Gramlich, and William the Intern!






Scott Rhymer posing with some of the WCCP graphics.




Showtime!




Trevor from the Amway Coach's Trophy (the crystal football) joined us to tell of his travels to locations during the football season.




Nice crowd at Swann Pavilion this Saturday!




Kelly's adopted grandmothers taking care of her during one of the breaks!



Always great to have the silky voice of David Stein on the show!


Our good friend Jake Flannery, from Australia, came by to see us and spend a segment on the air!








Dean Cox brought Kelly a Clemson poncho to keep her warm!


Bobby Dunnigan stopped by and posed with a picture with IPTAY CEO Davis Babb!


Davis Babb, IPTAY CEO, on air during the Iptay Segment.








Our good friend, Chuck Saylors, came by to say hello.  Scott and Chuck are both doing "No Shave November" for cancer awareness!





Next week is Military Appreciation Week and Senior Day in Clemson.  The Tiger Pregame Show #196 will broadcast from 6:00-9:00 next Saturday.

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