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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  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:

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 for updates on the show.

Scott will join Mickey Plyler on WCCP 105.5 FM and 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 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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