Memorial Stadium, often nicknamed “Death Valley” is the home for the Clemson Tigers. The venue opened in 1942 and during its history it hosted NFL Carolina Panthers during their first season in 1995.
Capable of seating over 81000 fans, after several renovations and expansions, the stadium is the second largest in ACC and there should be no worry about the lack of Clemson Tigers tickets.
Littlejohn Coliseum is an arena where one finds basketball played among other disciplines. The Tigers can enjoy a support of 10000 fans if their supporters buy all the available tickets for the game day. The venue opened in 1968 and had been refurbished several times through the years.
Clemson Tigers are located in Atlantic Coast Conference and are members of Atlantic Division I. The football program began here in 1896 while basketball joined in several years later in 1911.
The college’s colours are orange and regalia and the teams supporting mascot is The Tiger. The main rivals of the university are Georgia Bulldogs,Boston College Eagles, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and few others.
Clemson Tigers football team had enjoyed some serious and sustainable success through the years. With a national title in 1981 and a final appearance in 2015 the Tigers are known for finishing strong.
The program enjoyed 6 undefeated seasons including three that were ‘perfect’ ones, 21 conference championships, four division titles and 39 appearances in Bowl games with a combined record of 20-19.
With so much success through the years, the fact that there has been nearly 200 NFL players coming from Clemson isn’t much of a surprise.
One of their past greats that finished on top in NFL had been Terry Kinard, who played as a safety for New York Giants most of his career. He went onto winning Super Bowl with them and earning himself Pro Bowl honours once.
From current crop of players it is hard to hand pick just few well known players. Names like C. J. Spiller, running back who spent beginning of his career with the Bills and was picked to Pro Bowl in 2012; or DeAndre Hopkins, a young and rising star among the wide receiving corp of NFL, who already set Texans franchise record in receiving touchdowns in a season with 11, are only a couple of a talented group of players that transferred their skill from college football to NFL very well.
Basketball program has some catching up to do but the Tigers still had some national success going on in their favour as they had been to 11 NCAA tournaments, including three appearances in the Sweet Sixteen and one in the Elite Eight.
The also were once conference tournament champions (1939) and regular season champions in 1990.
One of the Tigers most famous NBA players is Horace Grant who played as a forward for 17 seasons, where he won three NBA titles with the Bulls at the beginning of the nineties and then added one more playing for the Lakers. His goggles made him very easy to recognise during his playing time.
Football is definitely more accomplished program in Clemson University but other sports, including basketball, have nothing to be shy about and fans can only enjoy seeing the growth of the young man and women into professional lives.