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Clemson provost on Thursday night home football game

by TigerNet Staff - Monday, February 25, 2013 9:01 AM
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(Letter from Provost to faculty and students)

Dear Clemson,
Clemson will host a Thursday night home football game this fall, as part of our commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference and its television contract with ESPN. This is the first Thursday night home game we have hosted since October of 2002. Details regarding the date and opponent will be announced when the ACC releases the full schedule later this week.

The ACC must fill a certain number of Thursday night slots each year, and the conference office asks each member school to participate in the rotation. The contractual arrangement guarantees the conference a nationally televised appearance in prime time.

For many years, our position has been that Thursday night games at Clemson present challenges not seen at many universities because our stadium is located in the middle of campus. However, we have an obligation to support the ACC’s television contract, from which we benefit. Since we have not hosted a Thursday home game in more than 11 years, it is clearly our turn. With adequate planning time, we can develop a strategy to minimize impact on the academic schedule and university operations. President Barker plans to appoint a team including faculty, staff and student leaders to assist with the planning.

Dan Radakovich, director of athletics, said that the Thursday night nationally televised home game will provide an opportunity to showcase the university as well as the football program. He also recognizes the challenges it will present for many departments, especially faculty and students with afternoon or night classes and labs. The athletic department staff will work closely with the administration to make this as workable as possible.

We will keep you informed as plans develop.

Thank you.
Doris R. Helms
Provost
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clemtiger117®
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deroberts®
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clemtiger117®
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deroberts®
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clemtiger117®
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deroberts®
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AMPTiger92®
I sit in the south upper deck and I
chris002®
Re: I sit in the south upper deck and I
Tands0726
IF the ACC and Clemson didn't have TV contracts we would
Tiger5
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
Dugatiger®
Is school going to be out the next day?
IPTAY FAMILY
move Fall Break to those 2 days?***
scooter
All the students would be gone***
Cockopotamus
yeah...from Cootlumbia...but they hang around here***
cupton®
My guess is they would move fall break to that thurs and fri
cutiger51908
I'm not worried about college students
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: I'm not worried about college students
Dugatiger®
Lets give him some real world lessons
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: Lets give him some real world lessons
Dugatiger®
not sure you could even HAVE classes on Thurs afternoon
scooter
WELL that makes too much sense for all those whiners out
ragtop
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
71PR®
We can't complain too much, though, since it has been......
Tiger77
Agree. Would never have believed that it has been that long***
Tiger5
Re: We can't complain too much, though, since it has been......
ruatiger®
I swear some on here will complain about ANYTHING!!***
ragtop
that sad song that Clemson has given the acc about thursday
ragtop
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
CUTIGR69®
that's why it's been 11 years but we have to oblige the acc
ragtop
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
fjms
I'm sure you can swing it once every 11 years***
PenthouseTiger
Yay, a night game, Yay
orangetiger77
Yes.***
soccerkrzy®
Sweet, taking Thurs and Fri off and coming to this game.
soccerkrzy®
Ditto, and I am offering $1 extra
hleapha®
I think I can afford to take 1 Friday off every 11 years
cu1981fans
One home Thursday night game every 11 years is nothing to
zettner®
Re: One home Thursday night game every 11 years is nothing to
deroberts®
Great combination of home/away and open dates layout.***
zettner®
I agree that if the schedule remains the same...
BigCUFan®
agreed....Thursday games if they only occur once every 11 yr
Tigerfansince1972®
this game will sell out and DV will be packed and rocking
ChapinTiger1®
If you can't make the trip, sell the ticket, there problem
Bryanttiger®
Trust me Tnet will find something to complain about***
Bryanttiger®
Thursday November 14th is the date of the game
GrannyClampet
Good. Stomping the Jackets on any night is great. A prime
Filo Betto
most stunning line of the memo......
scooter
Scooter, don't get too excited since we have heard similar
Tiger5
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
Dugatiger®
They'll probably cancel
PenthouseTiger
Re: They'll probably cancel
Dugatiger®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
BFRT_King Ranch
I know I'm in the minority here but I hate Thursday games***
Tigerfansince1972®
Re: I know I'm in the minority here but I hate Thursday games***
deroberts®
agreed...once every 11 yrs we can deal with
Tigerfansince1972®
Re: agreed...once every 11 yrs we can deal with
PenthouseTiger
Small stadium***
clemtiger14®
Not that small.
flyingtigerfan®
and sells out for every single game***
PenthouseTiger
I hate the Thursday night clause in the ACC's
uproar84®
Re: I know I'm in the minority here but I hate Thursday games***
BFRT_King Ranch
Not sure where you think that's the minority...def majority***
soccerkrzy®
I'm with you....
BigCUFan®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
JDTigerB®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
knowitall
GREAT way to spend a couple of vacation days!
RU4GOD2®
why is everyone complaining??? WE HAVE A NIGHT GAME
clemsonsuzi®
Let's hope this is better than . . .
CU_Tiger_06
Yeah, I remember that one. Got off work later than expected
Iwantthe80sback
Yeah, it was also our first glimpse of
CU_Tiger_06
Why do yall act like you are the only ones that have a life
HAWG
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
ALLIN4CU®
Clemson football is meant for Saturday afternoons..Period!
CUTIGR69®
growing up on 1 pm starts on Saturday I'm there with you***
Tigerfansince1972®
Actually, I grew up on 2 pm starts & then we went to 1 pm.
CUTIGR69®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
Sportsfan®
Ugh...
jba6ch
What's a vacation day?***
tigerbart
Thursday night Ball Game????
71PR®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to host Thursday night home football game
sgttiger
Reading many of the complaints on here about the schedule
CUsouix®


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