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October 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Night Games In 1950’s
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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and shows the Tiger football team playing at night.

The above photo is from the 1955 home game against Presbyterian, the first home night football game in Clemson football history. Clemson would go on to an easy win over the Blue Hose, 33-0.

During the 1959 season the Tigers traveled to Houston to take on Jess Neely's Rice team. Below we see Doug Daigneault powering against the Rice defense as the Tigers would go on to win 19-0.


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October 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Downtown Clemson In 1970’s

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Today’s photos are from the 1970's and are of downtown Clemson.

The above photo is a picture high above College Avenue facing Bowman Field. Take a look at all the cars lining College Avenue. Can you remember some of the names of this historic vehicles?

Many places downtown are no longer in Clemson. The below photo we can see Chanello’s Pizza on the left and the J&E Restaurant. Chanello’s is no longer downtown, but it is still in Clemson near the Bi-Lo on Greenville Highway.


The next photo is of a Clemson icon from the 1970’s, The Book Store bar. The Book Store was a great watering hole in Clemson, prompting many students to call home and ask their parents for some extra money so they could go to the “book store”. Little did the parents know that this money was not going to any books! You could even get into the Book Store from a back entrance near Clint’s Barber Shop.


The Book Store closed in March of 1981 when owner …

The 193rd Tiger Pregame Show In Photos!

Clemson was able to get back on track with a dominiating win over Georgia Tech under the lights in Death Valley on Saturday.

The Tiger Pregame Show moved inside the Burton Gallery at Littlejohn Coliseum to conduct our 193rd Tiger Pregame Show.  The change of venue was dry, warm, and festive!

Scott and Kelly on air in the first hour of the show.


Scott and Kelly stop to pose for a photo during a commercial break.


"The Hat"....Dean Cox....and his grandchildren came by to see Kelly!



"The Golden Voice", David Stein, joined us for his preview of the Tiger Tailgate Show!


Always great to have loyal listeners to WCCP 105.5 FM come by and say hello during commercial breaks.


Randy was our guest picker for the Bottom Line Segment.  Randy picked the Tigers 28-21 over Georgia Tech, a difference of 15 points.










Scott's view inside of Death Valley on a rainy Saturday night!

October 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bob Bradley As A Senior

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Today’s photos are from 1949 and show a very young Bob Bradley during his senior year at Clemson.

The class of 1949 witnessed a perfect 11-0-0 football season in the fall of 1948, and in the above picture you can see Bob Bradley at what I believe to be some celebration get together for his graduation in 1949.

Originally from Greenville, Bob Bradley majored in Textile Manufacturing. He also was the editor of the Tiger newspaper his senior year.

Bradley worked 502 consecutive football games during his career at Clemson. Bradley was presented the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor's office and after his death was inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame.


Bradley redefined the field of sports information in 1979 when, under his direction, the Clemson Sports Information Department won nine national awards for its brochures and press guides.

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October 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

What A Difference 9 Years Make




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Today’s photos span 1952 to 1961, which included a dramatic change at Clemson.

The above photo was taken around 1952, when Clemson was still an all-male Military College. You can take note of the Trustee House in the background and the partial view of the second barracks on the right.

Fast forward just 9 years and you see the same photo location, but dramatically different culture at Clemson. In 1961, Clemson was no longer a Military College and it was no longer all-male.



One note from the two pictures…notice that the chimneys on the Trustee House are gone in the 1961 photo. I wonder where they went??!!

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October 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1938 Aerial View Of Clemson

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Today’s photos are from sometime around 1938 and shows a very young Clemson College Campus.

In the top right corner of the picture you can see the newly constructed Fike Field House. The building originally opened in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, and was the indoor home to Clemson athletics.

You can see the farm land to the left and behind Fike that will one day be Memorial Stadium. Death Valley was not built until 1941.

And finally, if you look beside Long Hall, the small building that you see is the old Dairy building.

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Broadcast Notes For 193rd Tiger Pregame Show-Georgia Tech Edition

Broadcast Information And Show Location For Saturday's Tiger Pregame Show! 
Georgia Tech 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 2:00-5:00 pm 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 5:00 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 wccpfm.com using their smart ph…

October 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Hottie Ingram Out At Clemson

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Today’s photo is from Press Conference following the 1972 season at Clemson.

Clemson, after just completing a 4-7 season, put pressure on Hootie Ingram to resign as head coach of the football team. Ingram indeed resigned, paving the way for Red Parker. In his three years as head coach, Ingram’s overall record was 12-21.

In today's photo we see Hootie Ingram (left), Clemson President R.C. Edwards (center) and Hootie's replacement, Red Parker (right) in a press conference announcing the coaching change.

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October 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Downtown Clemson In 1920’s

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Today’s photos are rare images of downtown Clemson in the 1920’s. The above photo is from what is now downtown Clemson facing toward Tillman Hall. In the photo you can see Sloan’s Store (which is now Subway).

The next photo was taken the same day but from the other side of College Avenue. The house in the upper right corner is sitting where Mr. Knickerbocker's is located today.


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October 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Gator” Farr
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Today’s photo are of a Clemson legend, “Gator” Farr. Gator was a 1930 graduate of Clemson and best known for his humorous eulogies during the pep rallies prior to the South Carolina football games.

Frank Mellette wrote an interesting insight into the character of "Gator" Farr:

“There is no doubt in the mind of anyone at Clemson that "Gator" Farr was one of the greatest characters who ever went there. "Gator" could blow a bugle and get the softer and more beautiful tones out of it than anybody at Clemson. He was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps during his first two years. He realized that if he remained there for his last two years, he could only reach the rank of captain.”

“He had higher military ambitions and withdrew from the Drum and Bugle Corps after his sophomore year. During his junior year, he was Regimental Sergeant Major, the highest ranking military member of the junior class. "Gator" was…

October 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop (Part III of III)
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Today’s photos are the 3rd part of a three part series on Dan’s Sandwich Shop.

Dan’s Sandwich Shop may best be known for the pictures that adorned the walls of the restaurant. Clemson athletes, especially football players, made it to the “big time” if Dan would place their photo on the wall in the restaurant. You can see in the above photo all of the pictures that are on the walls.

After this Clemson landmark closed, it became the Tiger Paw Restaurant and served boxed chicken lunches for awhile but soon the kitchen closed and it was strictly a bar with a dance floor. Too many minors nabbed by ABC agents inside saw the loss of the Tiger Paw's license around 1976.


This cleared the way for The Bookstore, which featured a live deejay for the disco era in downtown Clemson. Students could honestly tell their parents that they were spending time at the bookstore! When The Bookstore closed, the place was remodeled into S…

October 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop (Part II of III)


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Today’s photos are the 2nd part of a three part series on Dan’s Sandwich Shop. Today’s photos were taken in the 1960’s after Dan's expanded by acquiring the space next door.

Dan Gentry was the original owner of the Trolley Car Diner on Pendleton Road that is now Mac's Drive-In. After many years working with Mac, Gentry decided to open his own restaurant, thus starting his own Clemson tradition.





Dan’s Sandwich Shop is known as much for the pictures that adorned the walls as for the burgers that they served. Clemson athletes, especially football players, made it to the “big time” if Dan would place their photo on the wall in the restaurant. Tomorrow, I will post some photos that show those famous pictures inside of Dan's Sandwich Shop.

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