This book chronicles over 100 years of Tiger athletics, listing yearly accounts of statistics, records, bowl and tournament appearances, and historical moments. Read about the legends that put the Clemson Tigers on the map. Other vignettes include career sports records; players in the NBA, the major leagues, and the NFL; and Tiger Olympic medalists.
Author: Helene M. Riley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2002-09
The roots of agriculture run deeply in South Carolina's history; even its earliest settlers valued the rich and fertile land. However, after the Civil War devastated Southern land and economy, many questioned if the agrarian way of life could survive. Thomas Green Clemson, son-in-law of South Carolina's foremost statesman John C. Calhoun, believed in the promise of agricultural improvement through science and offered his estate, Fort Hill, to found the agricultural and mechanical college today called Clemson University. For more than a century, the institution that bears his name has served as a beacon for perhaps thousands of students, standing proudly in the solemn Carolina foothills. Through the years, faculty, students, alumni, and fans have realized Thomas G. Clemson's vision for higher education and strengthened the school to a mighty level. From the more than 600 students who applied the first year to join an all-male Cadet Corps, Clemson has developed into a powerhouse among Southern academic institutions. Recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, cultural opportunities, and aesthetic attractions, the university is perhaps best known as home of the famed athletic teams, the Clemson Tigers. This volume offers young and mature readers alike a chance to meet and reminisce about Clemson's legends; longtime Tiger fans may even find old friends they made along the way.
Clemson Crowned is inside story of the Clemson's magical 2016 football season and first national championship since 1981, featuring stunning action photography, stories, and analysis from The Greenville News and the Independent Mail. There was no holding back the Tigers in 2016. Clemson's triumph over favored Alabama in Tampa capped a 15-1 season. Behind quarterback Deshaun Watson and a stout defense, Coach Dabo Swinney's team emerged as one of the nation's top teams with statement wins over Auburn and Louisville before topping Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game to earn a spot in the College Football playoff, where they dominated Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl to set up the Championship Game rematch with Alabama. From the numerous close games in September and October to domination in the desert and the ecstacy of the championship celebration in Tampa, Clemson Crowned is the perfect souvenir for any Tigers fan. This commemorative edition also includes profiles of Watson, Swinney, linebacker Ben Boulware, and more!
Former Clemson coach Charley Pell once said that the outcome of the Carolina-Clemson rivalry "decides who walks down the street as state champion and who hides in a closet for a year." That's the way it goes in the Palmetto State when these two football teams get together. Playing for the first time in 1896 on a soggy day at the state fair in Columbia, the Gamecocks and the Tigers began a tradition that has lasted over a century. Join award-winning sportswriters Travis Haney and Larry Williams as they recount the greatest moments of the longest uninterrupted series in the South, with firsthand accounts from coaches, players and spectators.
Chronicling the Clemson Tigers from the national championship in 1981 to the college football playoff in 2015, the authors provide insight into the Tigers' inner sanctum as only members of the Clemson athletic department can. Whether you're a fan from the Danny Ford era or a new supporter of Dabo Swinney, this book is the perfect read for anyone who bleeds orange and regalia.
In 1981, a team from a school nestled in the rural foothills of the Appalachians in South Carolina captured the fancy of college football fans everywhere. Coach Danny Ford's Clemson Tigers struggled early against Wofford and edged Tulane before finding their groove to defeat national powers Georgia, North Carolina, and Nebraska to go 12-0, and eventually win the national title.In Tales from Clemson's 1981 Championship Season, veteran ACC sports writer Ken Tysiac tells the story of Clemson's greatest team from the perspective of the players and coaches who made it happen. The team's cast of characters is almost as impressive as its accomplishments. Long before he became a national icon as "The Fridge" with the Chicago Bears, William Perry was a giant Clemson freshman and went toe to toe with the greatest center in college football -- Nebraska's Dave Rimington -- in the Orange Bowl. During the days leading up to the Orange Bowl, Perry exhibited his charm on a national stage for the first time in Miami, gleefully jumping to dunk a football through the goal posts for the television cameras.Perry Tuttle was a wide receiver with the gift of gab whose celebration of a touchdown catch in the Orange Bowl was immortalized in the only Sports Illustrated cover ever to feature Clemson. His roommate, bruising linebacker Jeff Davis, would talk with Tuttle before they went to sleep at night about their dreams of winning a national title.Danny Ford was a tobacco-chewing country boy much smarter than he let on with the "Aw, shucks" demeanor that made him a local hero. On the field, his fiery countenance instilled the toughness that made Clemson's defense nearly impregnable in a season that changed thestature of the entire community forever.Once supported almost exclusively by its loyal alumni, Clemson became the darling of a new legion of fans as well as corporate donors looking for tickets to impress their clients. A school
Author: Sarah Camille Hipp
Publisher: College Prowler
Release Date: 2011-03
College guides written by students for students. Clemson University Students Tell It Like It Is This insider guide to Clemson University in Clemson, SC, features more than 160 pages of in-depth information, including student reviews, rankings across 20 campus life topics, and insider tips from students on campus. Written by a student at Clemson, this guidebook gives you the inside scoop on everything from academics and nightlife to housing and the meal plan. Read both the good and the bad and discover if Clemson is right for you. One of nearly 500 College Prowler guides, this Clemson guide features updated facts and figures along with the latest student reviews and insider tips from current students on campus. Find out what it s like to be a student at Clemson and see if Clemson is the place for you.
Author: Larry Williams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2012-07-10
The last time Danny Ford spit tobacco juice on a Clemson sideline was Dec. 30, 1989. Yet Ford has become more beloved as time has distanced the Tigers from the glory he orchestrated in eleven years as the team's football coach. It began in December of 1978 when a young, obscure offensive line coach took over a heartbroken fan base. It ended in January of 1990 under a cloud of controversy and mystery that has not yet been completely resolved. In between, Ford led Clemson on a wild and unforgettable ride. Award-winning sportswriter Larry Williams presents, for the first time in book form, the definitive story of Ford's complicated, compelling Clemson tenure.