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Clemson Tigers
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
University Clemson University
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA Division I (FBS)
Athletic director Dan Radakovich
Location Clemson, South Carolina
Varsity teams19
Football stadium Memorial Stadium
Basketball arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Baseball stadium Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Soccer stadium Riggs Field
MascotThe Tiger
NicknameTigers
Fight song"Tiger Rag"
ColorsOrange and Regalia [1]
         
Website clemsontigers.com
Atlantic Coast Conference logo in Clemson's colors. ACC logo in Clemson colors.svg
Atlantic Coast Conference logo in Clemson's colors.

The Clemson Tigers are the athletic teams that represent Clemson University, located in Clemson, South Carolina. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sub-level for football), primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1953–54 season. Clemson competes for and has won multiple NCAA Division I national championships in various sports, including football, men's soccer, and men's golf.

Sport Forms of competitive activity, usually physical

Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

Clemson University university in South Carolina, United States

Clemson University is a public, land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina. For the fall 2017 semester, the university enrolled a total of 19,402 undergraduate students and 4,985 graduate students, and the student/faculty ratio was 18:1. Clemson's 1,400-acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sits next to Lake Hartwell. The university manages the nearby 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest that is used for research, education, and recreation.

Clemson, South Carolina City in South Carolina, United States

Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Clemson is home to Clemson University; in 2015, the Princeton Review cited the town of Clemson as ranking #1 in the United States for "town-and-gown" relations with its resident university. The population of the city was 13,905 at the 2010 census.

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In 1896, football coach Walter Riggs came to Clemson, then Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, from Auburn University. He had always admired the Princeton Tigers, and hence gave Clemson the Tiger mascot. The Clemson Tigers field seventeen athletic teams. The South Carolina Gamecocks are Clemson's in-state athletic rival. The two institutions compete against each other in many sports, but the annual football game receives the most attention. Clemson's main rivals within the Atlantic Coast Conference are Georgia Tech and Florida State.

Walter Riggs American football player and coach, college administrator, professor of electrical engineering

Walter Merritt Riggs was the president of Clemson University from 1910 to 1924 and the "father of Clemson football" coaching the first football team for what was then Clemson College. Riggs graduated from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in engineering in 1892 and was a member of Auburn's first football team. He was also president of his class, director of the glee club, and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity while at Auburn. Riggs was the second president of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, taking over for William Lofland Dudley in 1912.

Auburn University public university in Auburn, Alabama, United States

Auburn University is a public research and land-grant university in Auburn, Alabama. With more than 23,000 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,260 faculty members, Auburn is the second largest university in Alabama. It is one of the state's two public flagship universities. The university is classified as an RI: Doctoral Research—Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

South Carolina Gamecocks intercollegiate sports teams of the University of South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks represent the University of South Carolina in the NCAA Division I. This moniker is in honor of Thomas Sumter, a Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina who was nicknamed the "Carolina Gamecock" after British General Banastre Tarleton said Sumter "fought like a gamecock." While the men's teams were traditionally known as the Fighting Gamecocks and the women's teams were previously known as the Lady Gamecocks, this distinction was discontinued in part to eliminate any gender bias in the athletic department and in part to counter misconceptions about the gamecock mascot endorsing bloodsport.

The Tiger Paw logo was introduced at a press conference on July 21, 1970. It was created by John Antonio and developed by Helen Weaver of Henderson Advertising in Greenville, South Carolina, from a mold of a Bengal tiger sent to the agency by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. [2] [3] [4] The telltale hook at the bottom of the paw is a sign that this is the official licensed trademark for the university. [5]

John George Antonio was an American advertising executive who is best known as the designer of Clemson University's Tiger paw logo. The iconic Clemson sports logo, which Antonio developed at Henderson Advertising in Greenville, South Carolina, was unveiled on July 21, 1970.

Greenville, South Carolina City in South Carolina

Greenville is a city in and the seat of Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The city's mayor is Knox H. White, who has been in that position since December 1995. With an estimated population of 68,219 as of 2017, it is the sixth-largest city in the state. The population of the surrounding area was 400,492 as of 2010, making it the third-largest urban area in South Carolina as well as the fastest growing. Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The MSA had a population of 906,626 in 2018, making it the largest in South Carolina and the third largest in the Carolinas.

Bengal tiger subspecies of tiger

The Bengal tiger is a Panthera tigris tigris population native to the Indian subcontinent. It is threatened by poaching, loss, and fragmentation of habitat, and was estimated at comprising fewer than 2,500 individuals by 2011. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within its range is considered large enough to support an effective population of more than 250 adult individuals. India's tiger population was estimated at 1,706–1,909 individuals in 2010. By 2018, the population had increased to an estimated 2,603–3,346 individuals. Around 440 tigers are estimated in Bangladesh, 163–253 tigers in Nepal and 103 tigers in Bhutan.

Teams

Men's sportsWomen's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross countryGolf
Football Lacrosse
GolfRowing
Soccer Soccer
Tennis Tennis
Track and fieldTrack and field
Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

Clemson University sponsors teams in nine men's and nine and a half* women's NCAA sanctioned sports. [6] Women's diving completed its final season in 2017, and Clemson announced on March 14, 2017, that it would add college softball, targeting a 2020 start for the program. [7]

College softball is softball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. College softball is normally played by women at the Intercollegiate level, whereas college baseball is normally played by men.

Football

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Clemson has three national championships in football, the most recent coming in 2018 with a victory over Alabama in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. Clemson has appeared in the last four playoffs and won two national championships during those visits. The Tigers also possess the most Atlantic Coast Conference championships with 18, including winning the last four.

2019 College Football Playoff National Championship annual NCAA football game

The 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship was a college football bowl game that determined a national champion in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision for the 2018 season. It was played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on January 7, 2019, and was the culminating game of the 2018–19 bowl season. Sponsored by telecommunications company AT&T, the game was officially known as the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T.

It has also won greater than 60% of its games, placing it in the top 25 on the all-time winning percentage list [8] [ circular reference ]. Clemson also won two Southern Conference titles before joining the ACC. The 1981 squad, led by Head Coach Danny Ford, became the first athletic team in school history to win a national championship. Clemson defeated Nebraska 2215 in the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, to win the 1981 NCAA Football National Championship. Stars of the game included Homer Jordan (QB) and Perry Tuttle (WR). Clemson finished the year 120 and ranked #1 in the Associated Press and Coaches polls.

Southern Conference sports league

The Southern Conference (SoCon) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Southern Conference football teams compete in the Football Championship Subdivision. Member institutions are located in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

Some of the most notable coaching names in Clemson football history are John Heisman (who also coached at Akron, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Penn, Washington & Jefferson, and Rice; the Heisman Trophy is named after him), Jess Neely, Frank Howard (whom the playing field at Death Valley is named after), and Danny Ford. After Tommy Bowden resigned midseason on October 13, 2008, Dabo Swinney took over as interim head coach. [9] On December 1, 2008, Swinney was named head coach of the Clemson Tigers football team. [10]

Before each home game, the team ends pre-game warm ups and proceeds to the locker room. With five minutes to go before game time, three buses leave the street behind the West Endzone carrying the Clemson football players. The buses pull to a stop at the gate in front of The Hill, and the Tigers gather at the top, where each player proceeds to rub "Howard's Rock," which is an imported rock from Death Valley, California that was presented to Frank Howard in 1967. While Tiger Rag is played and a cannon sounds, the Tigers run down the hill onto the field in front of over 83,000 screaming fans. This tradition has been dubbed "The most exciting 25 seconds in college football" by sportscaster Brent Musburger. [11]

National Champions 1981, 2016, 2018
National Championship Appearances1981, 2015, 2016, 2018
ACC Champions1956, 1958, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
ACC Atlantic Division Champions2009, 2011, 2012(t), 2015, 2016(t), 2017, 2018
Southern Conference Champions1940, 1948
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions1900, 1902, 1903, 1906 (t)
Bowl victories1940 Cotton Bowl Classic, 1949 Gator Bowl, 1951 Orange Bowl, 1959 Bluebonnet Bowl, 1978 Gator Bowl, 1982 Orange Bowl, 1986 Gator Bowl, 1988 Florida Citrus Bowl, 1989 Citrus Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl, 1993 Peach Bowl, 2001 Humanitarian Bowl, 2004 Peach Bowl, 2005 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Music City Bowl, 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl, 2014 Orange Bowl, 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl, 2015 Orange Bowl, 2016 Fiesta Bowl, 2017 CFP National Championship, 2019 Cotton Bowl Classic, 2019 CFP National Championship
Playoff Appearances2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Undefeated Seasons1900, 1906, 1948, 1950, 1981, 2018

Basketball

The Clemson Men's Basketball team is coached by head coach Brad Brownell, announced April 13, 2010. Accomplishments include:

NCAA Tournament appearances1980, 1987, 1989, 1990*, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018
NCAA Elite 81980
NCAA Sweet 161990*, 1997, 2018
NIT appearances1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2019
NIT Runner-Up 1999, 2007
NIT Semifinals1999, 2007, 2014
Southern Conference Champions1939
ACC Regular Season Champions1990 (not officially recognized by the conference) [12] [13]

*vacated by NCAA

The Clemson women's basketball team is currently coached by head coach Audra Smith. Accomplishments include:

NCAA Tournament appearances1982, 1988–1994, 1996–2002
NCAA Elite 81991
NCAA Sweet 161989, 1990, 1999
AIAW Tournament appearance1981
WNIT Tournament appearances1980, 1984 (3rd Place), 1995, 2004
ACC Tournament Champions1996, 1999
ACC Regular Season Champions1981

Baseball

As of 2018, the Tiger baseball team has posted a combined 32 ACC regular season and tournament championships (the most in the conference), 43 NCAA Tournament appearances, 17 NCAA Regional Titles, 4 NCAA Super Regional Titles, and 12 College World Series appearances. Much of the baseball program's success occurred under Bill Wilhelm during his 35 seasons as Clemson's head coach. Monte Lee is the Tigers' current head coach, having replaced Jack Leggett after the conclusion of the 2015 season.

CWS appearances1958, 1959, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010
ACC Tournament Champions*1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2006, 2016
ACC Regular Season Champions1954*, 1958*, 1959*, 1967*, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979*, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2006, 2018(t)
ACC Atlantic Division Champions§2006, 2010, 2018
Southern Conference Champions1947

* - recognized ACC championships. ACC tournament has decided conference champion since 1973 (except for 1979 due to academic conflicts)

§ - the ACC recognizes Division Championships in baseball. Divisions serve the purpose of simplifying conference scheduling during the regular season. Winning percentages in regular season conference play are then used to determine seedings for the Conference Tournament.

Men's Soccer

The men's soccer team was Clemson's second sports program to win a national championship, winning the NCAA Tournament in 1984 and again in 1987. [14] [15] In their 26 appearances in the NCAA tournament, the men's soccer team garnered runner-up finishes in 1979 and 2015, and has appeared in the NCAA Final Four eight times, with the 2015 squad being the most recent team to accomplish that feat. [16] In addition to their NCAA titles, the men's program has won 16 combined ACC regular season and tournament titles, with the last one coming in the 2014 ACC Tournament. The Tigers have known only four coaches in their history: Dr. I.M. Ibrahim (19671994, 38810031 career record), Trevor Adair(19952008, 504810 record at Clemson), Phil Hindson (Interim coach in 2009, 6-12-1 record) and Mike Noonan. Famous former Tigers include Oguchi Onyewu, Stuart Holden and Paul Stalteri, all three whom are capped for their respective nations.

NCAA Champions1984, 1987
NCAA Runner-up1979, 2015
NCAA Final Four1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1987, 2005, 2015
NCAA Tournament appearances1972–1979, 1981–1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000–2003, 2005, 2006, 2013-2017
ACC Tournament Champions*1998, 2001, 2014
ACC Regular Season Champions1972*, 1973*, 1974*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977*, 1978*, 1979*, 1981*, 1982*, 1985*, 1990, 1993, 1998
ACC Atlantic Division Champions2014 (t)
Herman Trophy winners2 (Bruce Murray - 1987, Wojtek Krakowiak - 1998)

* - recognized ACC championships. ACC champion decided by tournament since 1987

Women's Soccer

Women's soccer became a varsity sport at Clemson in 1994. The women's soccer team has won the ACC regular season crown twice, and advanced to the NCAA tournament sixteen times. The team has never been able to advance past the Quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. However, the team has been able to reach the Quarterfinals four times. The Tigers have known five coaches in their history Tracey Leone (1994-1998 89-39-4 career record), Ray Leone (1999-2000 33-10-3 career record), Todd Bramble (2001-2007 80-51-17 career record), Hershey Strosberg (2008-2010 14-39-1 career record), and Eddie Radwanski (2011-Current).

NCAA Tournament appearances1994–2007, 2014-2017
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals1997, 1999, 2000, 2006
ACC Regular Season Champions2000, 2016(t)

Golf

The Tiger golf team have a tradition of being among the best in the ACC and the nation, having won several ACC titles and regularly qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. In 2003, Clemson defeated Oklahoma State to win its first National Championship in golf and the 4th overall for the school. [17] In addition to that victory, Clemson also won the ACC and NCAA East Regional titles that year, making the Tigers the first program in NCAA history to win its conference, regional, and national championship tournaments in the same year. [17] Clemson has also won seven regional titles since the NCAA adopted the regional tournament format in 1989.[ citation needed ] 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover played golf at Clemson.

NCAA Team Champions2003
NCAA Individual Champions1 (Charles Warren - 1997)
NCAA Team Runner-Up1998, 2001
NCAA Individual Runner-up3 (Charles Warren - 1998, Kyle Stanley - 2007, 2009)
NCAA Team 3rd Place1989, 1997, 2002
NCAA East Regional Champions1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
NCAA Individual Regional Champions2 (Mark Swygert - 1994, D. J. Trahan - 2002)
All-Americans51
ACC Team Champions1982, 1987, 1988, 1990 (tie), 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2016
ACC Individual Champions8
All-ACC69

Other varsity sports

Men's track and field
NCAA Indoor Team Runner-Up1992, 1993
NCAA Indoor Team 3rd Place1998 (t), 1999
NCAA Individual/Relay Champions8 (indoor)

3 (outdoor)

All-Americans69 (indoor)

99 (outdoor)

NCAA East Region Individual/Relay Champions (outdoor)4
NCAA All-East Region (outdoor)18
ACC Team Indoor Champions1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
ACC Team Outdoor Champions1980, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004
ACC Individual/Relay Champions112 (indoor)

178 (outdoor)

All-ACC174 (indoor)

227 (outdoor)

Women's track and field
NCAA Indoor 3rd Place2001 (t)
NCAA Outdoor 4th Place2012 (t)
NCAA Individual/Relay Champions10 (indoor, individual)4 (outdoor, relay) [18]
All-Americas67 (indoor)39 (outdoor)
NCAA All-East Region (outdoor)8
ACC Indoor Team Champions1992, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
ACC Outdoor Champions1991, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
ACC Individual/Relay Champions70 (indoor, individual ), 45 (indoor, relay)94 (outdoor, individual), 16 (outdoor, individual)
All-ACC96 (indoor)117 (outdoor)
Men's cross-country
NCAA Region Champions1983
NCAA Individual Region Champions4
All-Americans11
ACC Team Champions1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988
ACC Individual Champions11
All-ACC35
Women's cross-country
NCAA Region Champions1990
All-Americans9
ACC Team Champions1986
ACC Individual Champions2
All-ACC22

In 2017, Logan Morris represented the US at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Uganda, finishing 45th out 101 runners in the Junior (under 20 ranks).

Men's tennis
NCAA Tournament appearances1979–1989, 1992, 1996–2000, 2003–2007, 2013-2014
NCAA Individual Runner-up1 (Lawson Duncan - 1984)
All-Americans29
ACC Tournament Champions1969, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997
ACC Regular Season Champions1969, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997
ACC Single Flight Champions43
ACC Doubles Flight Champions25
SIAA Single Flight Champions1
SIAA Doubles Flight Champions1

Jay Berger was a two-time All-America in tennis for Clemson, and went on to a pro career in which his highest world ranking was # 7.

Women's tennis
NCAA Final Four2004, 2005
NCAA Tournament appearances1982–1984, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002–2015
AIAW Tournament appearances1978, 1980, 1981
NCAA Individual Runner-up1 (Gigi Fernández - 1983)
All-Americans24
ACC Tournament Champions1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2004, 2008
ACC Regular Season Champions1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 2004, 2007
ACC Single Flight Champions40
ACC Doubles Flight Champions22
Women's volleyball
ACC Tournament Champions1997*
ACC Regular Season Champions1999, 2007*
NCAA Tournament1993, 1994, 1997–1999, 2007–2009

* ACC Championship decided by tournament until 2004; regular season finish has determined the ACC champion since 2005 season.

Women's rowing
NCAA Individual Champions1 (2009 Varsity 4+)
ACC Team Champions2009
South Region Runner-Up2008

* The Lady Tigers rowing team became the first team other than Virginia to win the ACC Championship since the ACC began sponsoring the women's rowing championship in 2000.

Discontinued varsity sports

[19]

Men's swimming and diving1919-2012
ACC Team Champions1986
ACC Individual/Relay Champions49
All-ACC43
SoCon Champions1939
Women's swimming and diving1975-2012 *
ACC Team Champions1987, 1988, 1989, 1997
ACC Individual/Relay Champions82
All-ACC89

*Clemson sponsored a women's diving team from 2013–2017.

Wrestling

Wrestling1975-1995
ACC Regular Season Champions1991
ACC Individual Champions28
NCAA Individual ChampionsNoel Loban (1980)

Sammie Henson (1993, 1994)

NCAA All-Americans8

Wrestling at Clemson University was discontinued in 1995, despite the success of the program, due to financial shortages from Tiger Athletics' funding from the university. The wrestling program began in 1975 winning the ACC title as a team under coach Eddie Griffin in 1991. The Tiger wrestling program produced 8 overall wrestlers with All-American status, two NCAA Champions, and a finish at the NCAA Championships as high as 7th in 1994. [20] Sammie Henson is a former standout at Clemson, as one of the most accomplished tiger wrestlers with a 1993 and 1994 NCAA Champion titles who eventually earned a 2000 Olympic silver medal and became a 1998 world champion in freestyle wrestling.

Boxing1930s-1948
SoCon Team Champions1938, 1940
Socon Individual Champions7
Men's fencing1970-1982
NCAA Runner-Up 1982
NCAA Tournament1976-1982
ACC Champions1979, 1981
ACC Regular Season Champions1980
National Coach of the YearCharlie Poteat (1982)
All-AmericansSteve Renshaw (1977-1980, 4x All-American)
Jay Thomas (1979, 1980, 1982)
Women's fencing1975-1982
NCAA Tournament1982
Women's field hockey1977-1981
All-AmericanBarbie Johnson (1981)

Championships

NCAA team championships

Clemson University has six team national championships awarded by the NCAA, and three in football that are sanctioned by the NCAA. [21]

Clemson has won three NCAA Division I Football National Championships, in 1981, 2016 and 2018. These titles were awarded, respectively, by polling agencies in 1981, and by the College Football Playoff system in 2016 and 2018.

Notable non-varsity sports

Rugby

Clemson Rugby was founded in 1967. Although rugby is a club sport at Clemson, the team receives significant support from the university and from the Clemson Rugby Foundation, which was founded in 2007 by Clemson alumni. [22] Clemson rugby has been led since 2010 by head coach Justin Hickey, [23] who has also served as team manager for the U.S. national under-20 team. [23]

Clemson's best season was 1996, when the team advanced to the national college rugby quarterfinals. Clemson also advanced to the round of 16 of the national playoffs for three consecutive years from 2005-2007. Clemson has played since 2011 in the Atlantic Coast Rugby League against its traditional ACC rivals. Clemson placed second in its conference in the spring 2012 season with a 6-1 conference record, narrowly missing out to Maryland for the conference title and a place in the national college rugby playoffs. [24] Clemson again finished the spring 2013 season with a 6-1 conference record, and then defeated South Carolina 29-7 in the round of 16 national playoffs, before losing in the quarterfinals to Central Florida 20-24. [25]

Olympic medalists

Baseball

Swimming

Tennis

Track

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Brianna Rollins

Wrestling

Clemson-South Carolina rivalry

Other rivalries

Clemson's intra-conference football rivalries include Georgia Tech (GT leads 50-31-2), NC State (Clemson leads 58-28-1 in the Textile Bowl), Boston College (O'Rourke-McFadden Trophy, Clemson leads 17-9-2), and Florida State (FSU leads 20-12).

Clemson has a lesser rivalry with the University of Georgia, born because of the two institutions' close proximity (roughly 75 miles apart). Clemson and Georgia first met in 1897, only the second year the Tigers fielded a football team. The rivalry was at its height in the 1980s. The athletic departments recently added games to be played in 2024 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, 2029 in Clemson, and 2030 in Athens. Georgia leads the football series 42184. [26]

Facilities

The most prominent of Clemson's facilities is Memorial Stadium, Frank Howard Field, home to the Clemson University men's football team. Memorial Stadium is also known by its nickname, "Death Valley." Memorial Stadium is also home to the WestZone, which was completed in 2006. With the completion of the first phase of the WestZone, the listed capacity for Memorial Stadium is 80,301. The WestZone holds many IPTAY offices, Clemson football coach's offices, weight rooms, locker rooms, and a recruiting center.

The men's and women's basketball teams play at Littlejohn Coliseum, which has a listed capacity of 10,000 spectators. Littlejohn also acts as a venue for a variety of campus functions throughout the year, including concerts and graduation ceremonies.

Recently renovated Doug Kingsmore Stadium is home to Clemson's men's baseball team.

The men's and women's soccer teams play their home games at historic Riggs Field.

Other home venues for these sports are: Walker Golf Course, Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, Jervey Gym (volleyball), Rock Norman Track Complex, and McHugh Natatorium. Women's rowing holds home events on nearby Lake Hartwell.

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Towson Tigers Athletic teams that represent Towson University

The Towson Tigers, formerly the Towson College Knights, are the athletics teams of Towson University. All of the major athletic teams compete in the Colonial Athletic Association with 19 Division I athletic teams. Gymnastics competes in the EAGL conference, having rejoined the league in the Spring of 2012.

Princeton Tigers Athletic teams of Princeton University

The Princeton Tigers are the athletic teams of Princeton University. The school sponsors 38 varsity sports. The school has won several NCAA national championships, including one in men's fencing, six in men's lacrosse, three in women's lacrosse, and eight in men's golf. Princeton's men's and women's crews have also won numerous national rowing championships. The field hockey team made history in 2012 as the first Ivy League team to win the Division I NCAA Championship in field hockey.

Clemson Tigers mens soccer mens soccer team of Clemson University

The Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represent Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 14 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, 2 NCAA national championships, and hosted 2 Hermann Trophy winners.

Michael Noonan is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the American Indoor Soccer Association and is currently the head coach of the Clemson University men's soccer team.

Clemson Tigers womens basketball womens basketball team of Clemson University

The Clemson Tigers women's basketball team represents Clemson University in women's college basketball competition. The Tigers compete in NCAA Division I as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Clemson won the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament in 1996 and 1999, and won the ACC regular season title in 1981. They are coached by Amanda Butler, entering her first year.

Clemson Tigers womens soccer

The Clemson Tigers women's soccer team represent Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 1 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship, shared 1 regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament 17 times.

2015 Clemson Tigers mens soccer team

The 2015 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represents Clemson University during the 2015 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Tigers are led by head coach Mike Noonan, in his sixth season. They play home games at Riggs Field. Riggs Field celebrated its 100-year anniversary this year, in October. This is team's 55th season playing organized men's college soccer and their 28th playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2017 Clemson Tigers mens soccer team

The 2017 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represents Clemson University during the 2017 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Tigers were led by head coach Mike Noonan, in his eighth season. They play home games at Riggs Field. This was the team's 57th season playing organized men's college soccer and their 30th playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers finished with a record of 12–6–1 and an ACC record of 4–4–0. The Tigers lost in the Semifinals of the ACC tournament to eventual champions Wake Forest. They were selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth year in a row. However, they lost to Coastal Carolina in the second round.

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