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Clemson: Where the Tigers Play

Clemson: Where the Tigers Play

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Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is the most comprehensive book ever written on Clemson University athletics. 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, including Banks McFadden, John Heisman, Rupert Fike, Frank Howard, Fred Cone, Bruce Murray, Bill Wilhelm, and I. M. Ibrahim. Also included are vignettes on some of Clemson’s greatest moments—the 1981 national football championship, the 1984 and 1987 national championship soccer seasons, College World Series appearances, the Frank Howard era, and the inaugural running down the hill in Death Valley. Other vignettes include career sports records; players in the NBA, the major leagues, and the NFL; and Tiger Olympic medalists. Clemson athletes have acquired a noteworthy reputation through indisputable hard work and constant determination. Fans will relive the most exhilarating triumphs and the most heart-wrenching defeats. This newly revised edition offers the ground breaking accomplishments and victories that countless teams have had at this university. Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is a must-have for any library of every loyal Clemson fan. This book examines the rich history and tradition of the Clemson Tigers, and the coaches and players who made it happen.


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ISBN-13: 9781613211687
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Sam Blackman is associate sports information director at Clemson University. Blackman has worked extensively publicizing the school’s nineteen sports by writing and editing brochures and news releases. Blackman received a BS degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management in 1985 and two master’s degrees, one in counseling in 1987 and another in human resource development in 2006.

Bob Bradley served as Clemson’s sports information director (SID) for thirty-five years (1955–89) and subsequently helped manage the Clemson SID office on a daily basis. He saw countless athletic events, including more than 500 consecutive Clemson football games. In November of 1988, the press box at Clemson Memorial Stadium was named the Bob Bradley Press Box. He is a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame and the state of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Clemson Football Ring of Honor. Bradley passed away in 2000.

Chuck Kriese coached the Clemson men’s tennis team from 1975 to 2008. He ended his career as the ACC’s winningest coach, led the Tigers to ten ACC championships, and had 685 wins. He is now an international junior and professional coach. Kriese has coached five grand slam junior champions. He is a member of four halls of fame including the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame. At Clemson, he was a four-time national coach of the year. He has written six books on Clemson athletics and tennis.

Will Vandervort is an award-winning sportswriter who has covered the NFL and Division I college football, basketball, and baseball for nearly a decade. A veteran of 16 years, Vandervort worked for newspapers in Georgia and South Carolina before moving on to online reporting, where he currently works as the senior writer for TheClemsonInsider.com. A native of South Carolina, Vandervort has covered Clemson University Athletics for nearly a decade.

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