Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks 2018 Football Schedules are Out

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The wait is over.? It is now time to get mentally prepared for another great season of Clemson Football

Here is the line up for your Tigers

Clemson’s 2018 football Schedule

Clemson Tigers Official Ticket Website

Sept. 1 – Furman
Sept. 8 – at Texas A&M
Sept. 15 – Georgia Southern
Sept. 22 – at Georgia Tech
Sept. 29 – Syracuse
Oct. 6 – at Wake Forest
Oct. 13 – OPEN
Oct. 20 – N.C. State
Oct. 27 – at Florida State
Nov. 3 – Louisville
Nov. 10 – at Boston College
Nov. 17 – Duke
Nov. 24 – South Carolina

2018 South Carolina Gamecocks Schedule

Gamecocks Ticket Office

Saturday September 1 Coastal Carolina Columbia, S.C.
Saturday September 8 Georgia Columbia, S.C.
Saturday September 15 Marshall Columbia, S.C.
Saturday September 22 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn.
Saturday September 29 Kentucky Lexington, Ky.
Saturday October 6 Missouri Columbia, S.C.
Saturday October 13 Texas A&M Columbia, S.C.
Saturday October 27 Tennessee Columbia, S.C.
Saturday November 3 Ole Miss Oxford, Miss.
Saturday November 10 Florida Gainesville, Fla.
Saturday November 17 Chattanooga Columbia, S.C.
Saturday November 24 Clemson Clemson, S.C.

Interesting facts about Clemson and Alabama you should know before the big game

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This evening part III of the Clemson Alabama rivalry will be played out.? This is even a game the great Paul “Paul” Bryant may wake up from his eternal rest to watch.? The heralded history of these two program shows this is more than just a game.

Before you order your favorite pint, rest your best on your bar stool, place your bet on the coin toss and order those wings, there are a few interesting facts you should know about both teams.

Here are some great tidbits to impress your friends during the game.

  • The first meeting between Clemson and Alabama took place in 1900 and was won 35-0 by Clemson and coach John Heisman (The same man whom the prestigious award is named after).? In fact, the Tigers would win the first three meetings by a combined 78-0.? Since then, the Tide are 13-1 in the last 110 years with the worst win being 74-7 in 1931.
  • Clemson Football Instagram has 307K followers (clemsonfb); Alabama Football 428K (@alabamafbl).

Clemson Facts:

  • Clemson’s last 2 national championships were 1981 and 2017 when they beat Nebraska 22-15 and and Alabama respectively.? Their 20 conference titles is the most by any current or former ACC school.
  • Clemson had a defensive player taken in the first round of the NFL draft for 3 consecutive years.? Not other school can lay stake to that claim.
  • Clemson’s school record winning streak stands at 17 straight.
  • Clemson University originally was an all-male military school, and was named the Clemson Agricultural College when it opened in July 1893 with 446 students.
  • In 1917, the entire senior class?at Clemson University enlisted in World War I.
  • Clemson and Alabama have played each other 17 times and Clemson has only beaten Alabama once since 1905 and that was last year’s title game.
  • John Heisman (whom the award is named after) coached Clemson from 1900 – 1903 racking up a 19-3-2 record.
  • Clemson has employed five coaches who were Alabama alums and they have accounted for 52% of the teams total wins.

alamAlabama Facts:

  • Alabama’s first football team was created in 1892. Nicknamed the “Thin Red Line,” it later became the “Crimson Tide.”
  • The University of Alabama became a military school in 1860, but abandoned their Military system in 1903.
  • The University of Alabama football team has 16 National Championships, with its first in 1925 and its most recent title won in 2012.
  • Nick Saban is attempting to win his 6th National Championship which would tie him with Paul “Bear” Bryant for all time (4 with Alabama, 1 with LSU).
  • In 1969, the year college football celebrated its 100th year, Coach Bear Bryant picked up his 100th win at Alabama beating Clemson 38-13.? The game ball was presented to Coach Bryant by team captain Danny Ford who would go on to coach Clemson to their 1981 National Championship title.
  • Coach Nick Saban has won 221 games in his college coaching career.

Famous alumni:

Alabama: Mel Allen (Baseball Announcer) – Alabama School of Law; Lee Brice (Country Music star) – Clemson University; Rece Davis (ESPN Announcer) – Alabama University; James Dickey (Author of “Deliverance”) – Clemson University; John Edwards (Politician) – Clemson University before transferring to NC State; Winston Groom (Author of “Forest Gump”) – Alabama University; Harper Lee (Author of “To Kill a Mockingbird) – studied law at University of Alabama by didn’t complete degree; Dolph Lundgren (Actor – Rocky IV) – Clemson University; Bernie Madoff (Ponzie Scheme Fame) – 1 Year at Alabama University; Jim Nabors (Actor – Gomer Pyle) – University of Alabama; Strom Thurmond (Politician) – Clemson University; James Micheal Tyler (Actor – Gunther on Friends) – Clemson University; Jimmy Wales (Co-Founder – Wikapedia) – Master’s Degree from Alabama University; George Wallace (Governor of Alabama) – University of Alabama; Sela Ward (Actress) – Alabama University

Now you can impress all your friends with some great and even obscure facts about Clemson and Alabama.

Good luck to both teams as we expect a great game.

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