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Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers
NameClemson Tigers
UniversityClemson University
PronunciationCLEMp-sun (not CLEM-zen)
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionDivision I
DirectorTerry Don Philips
StateSouth Carolina
StadiumMemorial Stadium
ArenaLittlejohn Coliseum
BaseballfieldDoug Kingsmore Stadium
MascotThe Tiger
FightsongTiger Rag

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The Clemson Tigers are any team that represents Clemson University as a member of the NCAA's Division I or in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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 nineteen athletic teams. In men's sports there are: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, track and field (indoor and outdoor), cross-country, and swimming and diving. For women's sports, there are: basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, track and field (indoor and outdoor), cross-country, swimming and diving, and rowing. 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, NC State, Florida State, Miami, and Boston College.

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