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15 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

15 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Roscoe Crosby

Roscoe Crosby signed with Clemson in 2001 and was a two-sport star for Union High School. Crosby signed as a wide receiver for the football team and center fielder for the baseball team. He then became a second-round draft pick for the Kansas City Royals, but also chose to play football at Clemson instead of giving up his college football dream.
Crosby was under heave scrutiny by the media, as the spotlight always seemed to follow Crosby. He was the hero of his hometown and much of the state, even garnering national attention.
But an arm injury and elbow surgery limited Crosby's time on the field at Clemson and with the Kansas City Royals.
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August 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Tiger Baseball In The 1960’s 
(Part I of II)

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts) 
Today’s photos are from the 1960’s and are a montage of Clemson Tiger baseball, which was played on Riggs Field. In the fall of 1957, from the advice of North Carolina Head Coach Walter Rabb, Frank Howard hired a 27-year old assistant from China Grove, NC named Bill Wilhelm. 

After the 1959 regular season, Clemson, Wake Forest, and North Carolina were tied for first place, forcing a playoff among the three. Clemson beat Wake Forest 4-2 at Thomasville, NC on May 16 and downed North Carolina 9-7 in Gastonia, NC to claim the ACC crown. 


In June of 1959, Clemson raced through the NCAA District III Playoffs at Gastonia, NC, downing Georgia Tech 9-6 and Florida State twice (24-2, 5-0) to advance to Omaha. At the College World Series, the Tigers lost to Arizona 3-2 on June 13 in 12 innings in their first game in Omaha. They bounced back and defeated Colorado State 7-1 the next day, but were eliminated by Penn St…

Episode 8-The Changing Of The Guard

Counting Down To 200... The Stories Of The Tiger Pregame Show

The Changing Of The Guard



Previous Episodes:
Episode 1:  The Birth Of The Tiger Pregame Show

Episode 2: House Of Horrors Leads To Dabo

Episode 3:  The Tiger Pregame Show Plays With The Horses

Episode 4:Fussy In The Farmers Market

Episode 5:  Sharing ESPN Game Day With Tiger Pregame Show

Episode 6:  "Chowda", "Laaga", and "Baaastan" At Sunrise

Episode 7:  A Sibling For 1981


Any Clemson fan who has been to Blacksburg, Virginia will tell you that the similarities between the two schools and the two towns are eerie. 

Both schools have a military tradition, both towns are true college towns where the entire prosperity of the area hinges on the two universities, and both schools take football very seriously. 

Clemson and Virginia Tech first played football on November 21st, 1900, when Clemson walked away with a 12-5 victory over the Hokies. 

Prior to Danny Ford and Frank Beamer arriving at Clemson and Virginia Te…

16 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

16 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Derrick Hamilton

Derrick Hamilton lettered at Clemson as a wide receiver from 2001-2003.
Hamilton set the Clemson record for all-purpose yards in three years with 4839 yards.

Hamilton became the first Clemson player to lead the ACC in all-purpose yards in consecutive years.
Hamilton had a streak of five consecutive games with a touchdown reception, a Clemson record in that category at the time.

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August 15th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Cadets In World War II And Fletcher Anderson 

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Today’s photos are of Clemson Cadets during World War II. The text below was written by former Clemson kicker Fletcher Anderson (’04) from Clemson World Online. 

Clemson has also produced many war heroes through the years. Jimmie Dyess ’31 was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Medal of Honor. Dyess is one of three Clemson alumni to receive the Medal of Honor. Gary Evans Foster, a Clemson student in 1919-1920, and Daniel Augustus Joseph Sullivan, Class of 1902, were also awarded our nation’s highest medal for bravery. Rudolf “Rudy” Anderson ’48 was the only casualty in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. 

The University has monuments to its soldiers. Military Heritage Plaza commemorates a Clemson cadet’s passage from student to military leader and displays 64 medals representing those earned by Clemson military. The monument in front of Mell Hall symbolizes the transition the Class of 1944 experienced during…

17 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

17 Days Until Kickoff!
Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day
Ken Pengitore 

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Ken Pengitore Lettered In 1971, 1972, and 1973

Today’s photo is of former Clemson quarterback Ken Pengitore , who lettered at Clemson from 1971-1973.

Pengitore is best remembered for leading Clemson on a winning drive against Virginia in 1973 that kept the Tigers’ unbeaten streak vs. UVA intact.

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August 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Photo Quiz Part III of III
(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Alan Cutts, the man responsible for digitizing all of these photos for me, came up with a quiz for some of the photos. Today is Part III of III that will quiz you on your knowledge of Clemson through some photos.

Answers will be available at the bottom of the blog each day.

1. Who is the woman in the photo below?


2. The YMCA building was built in 1916, thanks to a $50,000 donation from whom?


3. Hoke Sloan grew up in Clemson and severed as the school's tennis coach for many years. However, he never attended Clemson as a student. What educational institution did he attend?


4. Who is the man in the photo below? (Hint: He has a building named after him on the east campus.)


Answers: 
1. Frank Howard's daughter, Alice Howard.
2. John D. Rockefeller gave a $50,000 donation for the building of the YMCA at Clemson.
3. Hoke Sloan attended Auburn.
4. August Schilletter, Steward of Clemson College; in charge of kitchens &…

Episode 7: A Sibling For 1981

Counting Down To 200... The Stories Of The Tiger Pregame Show

A Sibling For 1981


Previous Episodes:
Episode 1: The Birth Of The Tiger Pregame Show

Episode 2: House Of Horrors Leads To Dabo

Episode 3:  The Tiger Pregame Show Plays With The Horses

Episode 4:Fussy In The Farmers Market

Episode 5:  Sharing ESPN Game Day With Tiger Pregame Show

Episode 6:  "Chowda", "Laaga", and "Baaastan" At Sunrise


I was born in March of 1972 and I was told by my mom, Shirley, that I actually attended my first Clemson football game during the fall of the 1973 season, a dreadful 5-6 year under head coach Red Parker that included a 32-20 loss to South Carolina in Columbia. 

My mom is a Winthrop College graduate, but her heart starting to bleed orange from the moment she married my dad, Gene, a 1970 Clemson graduate. In fact, over the years, my mom would prove to be more of a fan of Clemson athletics than even my dad…and it is my mom who truly infused the love of Clemson University in me…

18 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

18 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Chad Carson



Chad Carson was a second team All-Conference selection and All-Academic choice in his senior year at Clemson after leading the team in tackles with 128.
Carson was an All-Academic selection again as a junior and senior.
Carson’s best year was his Junior year, where he teamed with Keith Adams at the linebacker position.Carson totaled 144 tackles during his junior year. Carson works in real estate in the upstate of South Carolina and served as sideline commentator for the Network Radio broadcast for a few seasons.
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