Where the Tigers Play
Sports Publishing LLC, 9781683580317, 416pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is the most comprehensive book ever written on Clemson University athletics. This book chronicles more than 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 of some of Clemson's greatest moments--the 1981 national football championship to the most recent national football championship in 2017, 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 NFL, the major leagues, and the NBA; and Tiger Olympic medalists. This newly revised edition offers the groundbreaking accomplishments and victories that countless teams have had at this university. Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is a must-have for the 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
About the Author
Sam Blackman is associate sports information director at Clemson University. Blackman has worked extensively publicizing the school's various sports for more than thirty years. He is a Clemson graduate and earned two master's degrees from the school. 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 and is now the head tennis coach at the Citadel. 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 twenty years. He currently works as the senior writer for TheClemsonInsider.com. A native of South Carolina, Vandervort has covered Clemson University Athletics for for fourteen years.