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September 2nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Color Photo Of Old 3rd Barracks

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Today’s photos are of a building that no longer exists at Clemson…the old 3rd Barracks Building.

The above photo is a rare color picture of the 3rd Barracks and is excellent in quality. I am not sure when this picture was taken, but my guess is that it was sometime around 1950, when the 3rd Barracks was about to be replaced by Johnstone Hall.

The 3rd Barracks was located directly across from the Calhoun Mansion and was an integral part of Clemson’s Military history. The 3rd Barracks was replaced in 1954 by the Johnstone Hall complex.

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September 1st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Last Basketball Game At Fike

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Today’s photos are from sometime around 1968 and shows the Clemson basketball team taking the court in the final basketball game played at Fike Field House. The opponent that night was Georgia Tech.

The basketball team played in Fike from 1930 to 1968, when Littlejohn Coliseum opened. The building originally opened in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, and was the indoor home to Clemson athletics.

It also contained the original dressing rooms for the football team, who would leave the building, cross Williamson Road, and make their grand entrance, running down the hill into Clemson Memorial Stadium.

It was renamed in 1966 in honor of the late Dr. Rupert H. "Rube" Fike, Class of 1908, a longtime booster and founder of the IPTAY Club, one of the country's first athletic booster clubs. Fike has been expanded three times, in the 1940s, 1970s, and prior to 2003, when it received its current name.

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Episode 15-Broadcasting With The Ghosts Of Legends

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

Broadcasting With The Ghosts Of Legends



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

Episode 8:  Changing Of The Guard

Episode 9:  Bowden Is Gone, Except He's Not

Episode 10:  "The Finish" And The 6 Hour Tiger Pregame Show

Episode 11:  End Of A Personal Streak

Episode 12:  Breaking And Entering At Byrd

Episode 13:  Lawn At Littlejohn To The Shadows Of  The Chapman Grandstands

Episode 14:The Whitehurst Staredown



In July of 2003 when Miami was announced as a new member of the ACC, I was excited to be able to make the eventual trip to Coral Gables to see Clemson play Miami in the old Orange Bowl. 

Ori…

August 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Aerial Photo Of Campus From 1960’s

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Today’s aerial photos were taken in the early 1960’s and show the Clemson campus.

In the photo above, you can notice that just two of the shoebox dorms were completed. You can also note that Martin Hall was under construction.

Here's another photo from the same day, with a slightly different view of campus.


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1 Day Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

1 Day Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Tajh Boyd



After beingredshirtedin 2009, Tajh Boyd spent 2010 as the backup quarterback toKyle Parker. He finished the season completing 33 of 63 passes for 329 yards with four touchdownsand threeinterceptions. Boyd took over as the starter in 2011. Boyd led the Tigers to a 10-4 record, winning the ACC Championship and setting up a game againstWest Virginiain theOrange Bowl. Boyd finished the year completing 298 of 499 passes for 3,828 yards and 33 passing touchdowns. He also ran for 218 yards and five touchdowns. Boyd was also mentioned as a possible 2012 Heisman Trophy candidate.

During his second year as a starter in 2012, Boyd helped lead the Tigers to an 11-2 record, completing 287 of 427 passes for 3,896 yards, 36 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. On November 17, 2012 in a game againstNC State State, he broke the ACC record for most touchdowns in a game. Boyd threw five touchdown passes and ran for three more, coll…

August 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mid 1960’s Clemson Campus Life

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Today’s photos center around the mid 1960’s when color photography was quickly becoming the new fad. The above photo is of Clemson students hanging out in the Loggia at Johnstone Hall.

The open air loggia at Johnstone Hall on the ground-floor (level six) at the hilltop overlooked an assembly quadrangle designed to accommodate cadet formations. The canteen, one floor below the loggia, faced the formation area. The paved quadrangle, lately serving as parking, was redeveloped into a new student union and student government chambers in the mid-1970s.

The campus student locator phone office, the West Campus housing office, student government chambers, a small campus retreat chapel (later converted to a job placement office), and all the student media were located in the three levels above the loggia.

The next photo is from the inside of Sikes Hall when it served as the Library at Clemson. The cornerstone for the future Sikes H…

Episode 14-The Whithurst Staredown

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

The Whitehurst Staredown



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

Episode 8:  Changing Of The Guard

Episode 9:  Bowden Is Gone, Except He's Not

Episode 10:  "The Finish" And The 6 Hour Tiger Pregame Show

Episode 11:  End Of A Personal Streak

Episode 12:  Breaking And Entering At Byrd

Episode 13: Lawn At Littlejohn To The Shadows Of  The Chapman Grandstands



On September 9th, 2004, Clemson suffered one of most bizarre and crazy losses that I have ever seen in person. 

With 1:15 seconds left in the 4th QTR and up 24-21 over Georgia Tech in Death Valley, Charlie Whitehurst slid (instead of taking …

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

2 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day Sammy Watkins




Sammy Watkins committed to Clemson in November 2010 after being heavily recruited by Florida State, Florida, and Miami. Despite not taking part in spring practice, Watkins made an immediate impact for Clemson in his freshman season in2011. Watkins caught 82 passes for 1219 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first collegial season, including 10 catches, 155 yards and two TDs against defending national championsAuburn.
Watkins led the nation in reception yards per game, all-purpose yards and touchdowns. He also broke 11 school freshman records seven games into the season, including total all-purpose yards previously held byC. J. Spiller.
Watkins was an AP first-teamAll-American, becoming only the fourth ever true freshman to do so, joiningHerschel Walker,Marshall FaulkandAdrian Peterson.
As a sophomore in 2012, Watkins had 57 receptions for 708 yards and three touchdowns.


As a junior, Watkins had 101 receptions …

August 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Winter Fun In Clemson From 1940’s  

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Today’s photos are from the 1940’s and shows Clemson Cadets having a great time during winter weather on campus. The above photo shows Cadets in a snow ball fight on campus.

The snow always creates a gathering of people to have fun and enjoy each other’s company.


With classes cancelled, most Cadets simply found things to do outside in the snow and ice.


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

3 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day

Deandre Hopkins
Deandre Hopkins played for Clemson from 2010 to 2012. As a true freshman in 2010, Hopkins was Clemson's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 637 yards and four touchdowns. Hopkins also played basketball after his freshman season.

As a sophomore in 2011, he had 72 receptions for 978 yards and five touchdowns.

In his junior season in 2012, Hopkins had one of the best receiving seasons in ACC history. Because of the two game suspension toSammy Watkinsand battling injuries, Hopkins had to step up as a leader for Clemson. Hopkins did just that, with an ACC-best 1,405 yards on 82 catches and a school-record 18 touchdowns (second in the nation) earning First Team All-Conference honors.
Hopkins, along with junior quarterbackTajh Boydand wide receiverSammy Watkins, combined to make one of the most prolific passing offenses in college football and broke many individual and career school records.



Hopkins le…

August 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Class Of 1908 At 25th Reunion

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Today’s photo is of the Class of 1908.

In 1933, the Class of 1908 was having their 25th reunion and took this photo. I wonder if these folks had any idea that 80 years later their photo would be splashed around to thousands of people on the thing called “Internet”!

It also makes you wonder how people will view our pictures taken today on the technology they have 80 years from now.

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August 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Snow At Tillman Hall

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Today we will help cool you off from the summer heat with a few photos of Bowman Field and Tillman Hall in the snow.

The above photo is from the 1980’s and shows a freshly glazed layer of snow that hit the upstate of South Carolina and Clemson.


It seems that anytime Clemson gets snow, one of the first places that students and alumni go to take a picture is at Bowman Field looking towards Tillman. There is just something about snow and Tillman Hall that is majestic in the winter.

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