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September 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Fred Cone As Santa in 1948

"Pop, this next play is going to determine whether I am a good coach or a SOB"-Frank Howard


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Today’s picture is from 1948 and of Fred Cone joking around by dressing up as Santa Claus during a practice session in December of 1948 as the Tigers prepare for the Gator Bowl.

Cone is standing inside of Memorial Stadium with the North Stands at his back.

Frank Howard spoke of Cone in his book, Howard The Legend. Below is an excerpt.

When I was about to graduate from high school, all my sisters said, "Brother, get you a job and help momma." Except Hazel. She said, "You go to college and I'll help momma."

In 1947, Hazel called me and said, "Brother, I have you a great football player. But he never has played football." She said his name was Fred Cone. She was sure he'd make a fine player, even though he'd never played the sport.

The main reason for her call is that he just wanted into Clem…

September 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1960's Game Day



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I believe this is a game day at Clemson in 1962. A few clues help narrow down the date, but one major clue that could confirm the actual date.

The clue that I don’t know is the building that is under construction on the left side of the picture. This building is no longer standing, as the Stadium Residence Hall now sits in that location. The Stadium Residence Hall was built in 2002, and the building that sat there prior to 2002 is the building that is under construction in this picture.

If I knew the name of that building under construction, I could probably pin down the actual year of this picture (and maybe even the actual game).

The clues that help narrow down the date are found in various parts of the picture. You can notice the West Stands has been completed in this picture. The date of completion for the West Stands was 1960.

You can also notice the clear contrast of the North Stands above the portals. The original North Stands wa…

September 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball Legend Rusty Adkins

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Today’s photo is of a Clemson baseball legend, Rusty Adkins.

Rusty Adkins is Clemson's only three-time All-American in baseball. He earned All-ACC and All-District honors for the 1965-67 seasons.

Adkins had a 41-game hitting streak over the 1965 and 1966 seasons, an ACC record. In 1965, he hit .444 on the year and did not strike out. He had a three-year career batting average of .379 with a wooden bat. His first and last career hits were both homeruns.

Baseball American named him to the All-College Baseball Team for the 1965-74 era.   Adkins was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and played four years in the minor leagues.


Adkins was later inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 1995, and then the Clemson Ring of Honor in 1998. He became the inaugural member of the York County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, as well.

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Broadcast Notes, Location, And Times For Tiger Pregame Show-Virginia Tech Edition

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



Virginia Tech Edition!


The Tiger Pregame Show, a game day tradition for Clemson football fans on Saturdays since 2003, will simulcast live from Blacksburg, Virginia and Magnolia Park in Greenville, South Carolina from 2:00-5:00 on Saturday. Scott Rhymer will be in Blacksburg, broadcasting from the shadows of Lane Stadium on Southgate Drive.

Kelly Gramlich and Brad Senkiw will be at Magnolia Park in Greenville (near Regal Cinemas on Woodruff Road) at a free event called Team Spirit Celebration.  The event is from 3:00-6:00 and will feature The Tiger Pregame Show with Kelly and Brad, Lawn Games, Face Painting, Prize Giveaways, and Great Game Day Food Specials!  http://www.magnoliapark.com/sales-events/team-spirit-celebration/

The Tiger Pregame Show is broadcast exclusively by WCCP 105.5 FM, the Flagship Station for Clemson Athletics.


Scott Rhymer, in his 15th year as Host, will anchor the show along with Kelly Gr…

September 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bob Bradley and Press Box In 1977

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Today’s photos are from the 1977 football season and are of Bob Bradley inside the Press Box on game day in Clemson. I am also hoping that some of the others in these photos can be identified, so if you know please email me or respond to the post on Facebook.

The above photo is a great shot of Bob working the game (notice his Clemson Alumni ring proudly worn)! I do not know who the gentleman to Bob’s right is.


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September 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Cadets On Highway 93 In 1940’s

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Today’s photos are from the late 1940’s and shows Clemson Cadets crossing what is now Highway 93 in Clemson. This is post-WWII Clemson and optimism around the country was very high as the beginning of the "baby boomer" generation was cranking up.

This photo was taken at the old location of the Methodist Church and Cadets would cross the road on their way to the old Post Office (now Mell Hall). Cadets would get their mail before going to the mess hall to eat.

Below is a photo of the same location taken this past Spring.


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September 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Baseball In 1950’s
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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and shows a long ago era of Tiger Baseball.

The photo is a classic shot of longtime trainer Herman McGee in the dugout during a trip to Omaha in the late 50s.


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The 189th Tiger Pregame Show In Photos!

Clemson earned a hard-fight 34-7 win over Boston College on a sun splashed day in Death Valley.

Everything got kicked off on Saturday with the 189th Tiger Pregame Show with Scott Rhymer and Kelly Gramlich.

Scott Rhymer getting ready for the broadcast prior to 9:30 showtime.


The logo on the stage says it all!


Two of Kelly Gramlich's biggest fans...Mary Ann and Aleta. They come by and visit every week!






William, our on-site engineer!



We always love families that come by to say hello and to have their photos taken!











Our Clemson Fan Of The Week, Bailey Cole from Forrest City, NC!