Clemson one of eight schools to pull off major sport triple


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CLEMSON, SC – With Clemson’s selection to the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, the school became one of just eight Division I schools to participate in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Baseball Tournament and a football bowl game during the 2009-10 academic year.


Joining Clemson with the accomplishment in 2009-10 are Texas A&M, Texas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, California and Minnesota. As you can see by the list, the ACC was the only conference in the nation with three schools to do it.



Clemson also accomplished the “Major Sports Triple,” in 2008-09. The only four schools to do it each of the last two years are Clemson, Florida State, Texas and Minnesota.


This is the ninth year Clemson has been to a bowl game, the NCAA Basketball tournament and the NCAA Baseball Tournament in the same academic year. It first occurred in 1979-80 when Clemson played in the Peach Bowl under first-year head coach Danny Ford, reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Men’s Basketball under Bill Foster, and the College World Series under Bill Wilhelm.


This is the third time Clemson has achieved the feat in at least back to back years. Clemson also did it in 1988-89 and 1989-90 and 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98.


Clemson currently has seven teams ranked in the top 25 of their respective sports, six in the top 16. Football finished 24th in the final AP poll. Women’s indoor track finished seventh and the outdoor team is currently sixth. Their final ranking will be determined by their finish in the NCAA meet in two weeks.


The Clemson rowing team finished 15th at the NCAA Championships, while the women’s tennis team had number-nine seed in the NCAA Tournament. Its final ranking will be announced later this week. The Clemson golf team is ranked 14th in the latest Sagarin computer poll and its final ranking will be determined at the NCAA National Tournament at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, TN this week.


The Clemson baseball team is ranked 16th in this week’s Collegiate Baseball Poll and its final ranking will be determined after the College World Series.


Years Clemson Has Been to NCAA Baseball, NCAA Basketball and Bowl Game

Year      Basketball    Baseball                 Bowl
1979-80   Elite 8       College World Series     Peach
1986-87   1st Round     Regional                 Gator
1988-89   2nd Round     Regional                 Citrus
1989-90   Sweet 16      Regional                 Gator
1995-96   1st Round     College World Series     Gator
1996-97   Sweet 16      Regional                 Peach
1997-98   1st Round     Regional                 Peach
2008-09   1st Round     Super Regional           Gator
2009-10   1st Round     ??                       Music City

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Clemson one of eight schools to pull off major sport triple
B-Meist®
I told y'all TDP was good.***
DefensiveTackleU
elite 8...
deadsolidperfect®
You enjoy your vacation too? Go Clemson!***
DefensiveTackleU
shorter than some, but quality is what matters...
deadsolidperfect®
TDP haters .... get away from the edge***
CitadelTiger®
This brings up a question
orangeday
Re: This brings up a question
aerozeptallica®
Re: This brings up a question
orangeday
Barker and Phillips should both be fired immediately...
tigrjm76®
Re: Barker and Phillips should both be fired immediately...
DE TIGER®
Insane ramblings at your service. ******
Swarley
Re: Barker and Phillips should both be fired immediately...
tigrjm76®
But, but, but! Barker just wants to make us like Harvard
Judge Keller
Re: Barker and Phillips should both be fired immediately...
Tiger5
I know, right? They obviously aren't letting facts get in
Judge Keller
The sky is falling, the sky is falling....
cuvatiger®
dang skippy. give barker an extension and tdp a raise.***
deadsolidperfect®
Who cares about participating...when are we going to win?
Par4Tiger
This may hurt your head but... you have to win to get there.
Completely Solid Orange®
nice womens rowing championship is the only thing we've won.***
Par4Tiger
Why be great in 1 sport when you can be average in 3?
TigersTeeth
Please explain how being in the company of 7 other schools
Judge Keller
logic fail... thanks for playing.***
Completely Solid Orange®
Championship triple
TigerStripe
why post such a ridiculous article? Who the flip cares
CUwRx®
Yay! One of 68 bowl teams & top 64 basketball/baseball teams
Razzmatazz
basketball 65/347 = 10% and 64/211 = 30%
AdamD021
Re: basketball 65/347 = 10% and 64/211 = 30%
JDTigerB®
Here are the numbers I get:
Swarley
Not all schools play all three sports - that changes numbers
deleted
Finding a way to discredit the accomplishments of a school
Judge Keller
You guys started the math - just pointing out the oversight***
deleted
That makes it more impressive
AdamD021
How is it more impressive that less schools can actually do
deleted
Spin much?***
AdamD021
Spin? It is math.
deleted
out of 350 schools only the elite 120 have a chance
AdamD021
Clearly, Barker and TDP don't care about athletics and are
Judge Keller
Or it's not a priority and upper-mediocre is good enough.***
Razzmatazz
Math? Apparently you don't
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