Series History & Clemson Notes
1st Meeting between programs.
Clemson’s school colors are Orange & Regalia (Purple).
Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium holds 81.500 (2nd largest in ACC) and has a natural grass surface. The Carolina Panthers played at Memorial Stadium during the 1995 season.
Often called “Death Valley” because a cemetery on a hill overlooked the field prior to the upper deck being constructed. Head Coach Frank Howard began using the nickname for the facility shortly thereafter.
Howard’s Rock was gifted to the program from Frank Howard’s close friend Samuel C. Jones who found the 2.5 rock while traveling through Death Valley, CA. After spending a few years as a door stop in Frank Howard’s office, it was placed on a pedestal where Clemson gathers at the top of “The Hill” and rub Howard’s Rock for good luck. Howard told his players, “Give me 110% or keep your filthy hands off of my rock.”
Clemson actually buses the team from the locker room to “The Hill” before each game.
-Howard’s Rock has actually been vandalized twice…first in 1992 during South Carolina week, and then most recently in June 2013 by Clemson fans from North Carolina. There is now heightened security for Howard’s Rock.
-When Clemson fans travel for away games fans stamp an orange Tiger Paw on a $2 Bill as a tradition that started as protest to demonstrate to Georgia Tech the financial impact Clemson fans have when the Yellow Jackets stopped the series.
Attending, Listening, Watching
Time: 3:30 EST
Address for GPS:
1 Avenue of Champions
Clemson, SC 29634
-Friday’s Game in Clemson is Family Day for the Tigers and is also Clemson’s Breast Cancer Awareness Game.
-Over the Radio Cardinal fans can listen to Paul Rogers, Craig Swabek, and Doug Ormay on the Learfield Sports Network (Locally on 790 AM) or via the TuneIn App.
-In South Carolina fans can listen to Don Munson, Rodney Williams, and Patrick Sapp on the Clemson Radio Network. In Clemson the game will be broadcast on 105.5 FM.
-The Game will be broadcast on ESPN Radio by Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, and Joe Schad.
-Sirius Radio Channels 119 & 108, XM Channels 193 & 203.
-On Television Clemson vs. Louisville will be broadcast on ESPNU with Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer, and Cara Capuano.