Clemson vs. Florida State on Labor Day Night


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Clemson, SC-Clemson will open its 2007 football schedule against

Florida State on Labor Day Night in a game that will be televised

nationally on ESPN. This will be the first time Clemson has played a

regular season game on a Monday night since 1982 when the Tigers

opened the season at Georgia in a nationally televised game on ABC.


"The Clemson-Florida State game is one of our most viewed

telecasts, and eagerly anticipated match-ups each year," said Dave

Brown, Vice President, ESPN programming and acquisitions. "The

popularity of our Labor Day primetime window is a natural fit for

this game and we look forward to showcasing the Clemson-Florida State

game to a national audience in an exclusive college football window."


Kickoff for the contest will be 8:00 PM. "This will bring

tremendous exposure to our program," said Head Coach Tommy Bowden.

"The Clemson-Florida State game is always one of the most watched

college games of the year and now it will be in a time slot on a

holiday evening with no other college game broadcast at the same time.


Last year's Labor Day Night game between Florida State and

Miami (FL) averaged 6,330,000 households, was the sixth most viewed

regular season college football game on national television in 2006,

ranked as ESPN's highest-rated college football game since 1994 with

a 6.9 rating, and was the most viewed college football game in ESPN's

history.


"As we saw last year when ESPN's College GameDay came to

Clemson for the Georgia Tech game, this Labor Day evening game will

be a great opportunity to showcase Clemson University," said Clemson

Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips. "It will bring great

exposure for the University as we strive to become a Top 20 national

public university."


The ACC has informed Dr. Phillips that Clemson will not have

a Thursday Night game home or away during the 2007 season.


The Clemson vs. Florida State game will be the ninth meeting

between Tigers Head Coach Tommy Bowden and his father, Florida State

Hall of Fame Head Coach Bobby Bowden. Bobby has won five of the

first eight, but Tommy has won three of the last four, including last

year's game in Tallahassee, FL, a 27-20 Clemson victory on a one-yard

touchdown run by James Davis with just eight seconds left.


The complete Clemson schedule for 2007 will be released at a

later date.

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Clemson vs. Florida State on Labor Day Night
B-Meist®
Awsome.***
Clemson_Orange
Oh man, OPENING with FSU
darkhuntingtiger
FSU never looks good early on in the season...***
uproar84®
True, but it won't be easy
darkhuntingtiger
Really?***
deleted
Sell out? You're kidding, right? It'll be sold out in July***
uproar84®
Re: Clemson vs. Florida State on Labor Day Night
shankw
Yes.***
Clemson_Orange
Re: Clemson vs. Florida State on Labor Day Night
daveman018
Bitter-Sweet
RU4GOD2®
Uhhhh, why don't you just take the next day off ???***
CitadelTiger®
Can I go in your place? Seriously***
dposton
You guys have 8 months do like me and go ahead and plan
TigerD4Him
Those tix will fetch good $ on e-bay***
fall90®
will this game even sell out
Thehill25
I would be very suprised if it did not.***
darkhuntingtiger
uhhhhhh Yaaaaaa***
CUwRx®
Re: uhhhhhh Yaaaaaa***
Thehill25
I would certainly hope so, no excuse.***
maximusAF
It will be packed***
gatecitytiger
No different than a Thursday night game.***
BigCat
Except that most people will have Monday off as opposed
bigal1
It will be AWESOME -....
orangebloodNC
Best line of the whole write up ...
Centennial Tiger
I agree 100%***
ClemsonAlex
I missed that part, now that is something to cheer about!!***
gatecitytiger
Agreed, but the ACC sucks too...
1cutigers76®
Thumbs down***
gatecitytiger
Danny Ford would have never...ooops...He did play the...
1cutigers76®
Re: Clemson vs. Florida State on Labor Day Night
TIGERPAWL2003
What do you think the Tigers and FSU will be ranked??***
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Re: What do you think the Tigers and FSU will be ranked??***
tIgErFan92
Re: Sorry buddy, FSU wont be ranked, Clemson #23***
woooohoowoooohoo
Thank God! No Thursday Night Game!***
attheesso®

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