Clemson Radio Booth to Be Named in Honor of Jim Phillips


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The home radio booth at Clemson Memorial Stadium will be named in honor of Jim Phillips at a home football game this fall. Phillips was the “Voice of the Tigers” for 35 years between 1968 and 2003. He died suddenly the Monday after broadcasting the Clemson vs. Furman game in Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2003.

Phillips voice was synonymous with many of the great moments of Clemson sports history. His career behind the microphone spanned eight Clemson football coaches and six Clemson basketball coaches. He broadcast 401 Clemson football games and over 1000 men’s basketball games. He missed just one game in Littlejohn Coliseum over his 35 seasons behind the microphone. Combined with his work with baseball and women’s basketball, he broadcast over 2000 Clemson sporting events.

During the 1998-99 academic year he handled broadcasts for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball, the only ACC broadcaster to cover four sports at the same time.
The Youngstown, OH native was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 and was a five-time recipient of the South Carolina Broadcaster of the Year Award. In 1992 he was presented the Master Broadcaster Award by the South Carolina Association of Broadcasters, the highest honor presented by that organization.
In 1998 he received the Skeeter Francis Award from the Atlantic Coast Conference for his contributions to ACC athletics. He was the first broadcaster to win that award. This past May he was inducted into the State of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Football Update: Clemson Radio Booth to Be Named in Honor of Jim Phillips
TigerNet News
Man, the university is really dishing out the honors today.***
luckyj®
Re: Man, the university is really dishing out the honors today.***
allorangeallthetime52®
The family is very honored and pleased by this
striperfan
We are all very happy for you and your family!
GWPTiger®
Yes it is, thanks***
striperfan
I have great memories as a kid listening to your dad
tigerteet
I still think your dad deserves the ROH, regardless of the
mapman
Your father deserves the Ring of Honor, as well.
dgwilli911®
Re: The family is very honored and pleased by this- striper
74TIGER
Striperfan
leo®
Nice and deserving honor but not good enough - he should....
Tiger77
Re: Nice and deserving honor but not good enough - he should....
Detigs
This Honor is perfect.
Country Gentleman®
Re: This Honor is perfect.
PenthouseTiger
Re: This Honor is perfect.
Country Gentleman®
Looks to me like it only allows for athletes and coaches
PenthouseTiger
What sport did he excel in?***
ClemsonPoker489®
Re: This Honor is perfect.
CUTIGR69®
You are correct and this should bring closure to his career.
CUTIGR69®
"Friend of Clemson." What a ####### joke.***
ClemsonPoker489®
Re: Nice and deserving honor but not good enough - he should....
allorangeallthetime52®
We really do appreciate the support and ROH sentiments,
striperfan
His humility should not obscure the fact that
ClemsonPoker489®
Very deserving
TigerzzRoar®
Can't believe it took 10 years for this to happen****
Clemson81to85
Re: Can't believe it took 10 years for this to happen
74TIGER
Re: Football Update: Clemson Radio Booth to Be Named in Honor of Jim Phillips
allorangeallthetime52®
Clemson could give his family an honorary degree
TigerTownFaithful®
Re: Clemson could give his family an honorary degree
CUTIGR69®
....if you're small-minded and rigid.***
ClemsonPoker489®
That's great! Can't believe he's been gone 10 years.***
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