Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games


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CLEMSON — After reviewing the end of game situation for the past three home football games, including the conclusion of Clemson’s exciting win over Louisville on Oct. 1, Clemson officials seek to reinforce post-game polices and provide further guidance regarding fans entering the playing surface at the end of Clemson football games.

“We’re not looking to remove the ‘Gathering at the Paw’ from our football games, but uncontrolled rushing of the field can lead to potentially dangerous circumstances” Vice President for Student Affairs Almeda Jacks said. “Last weekend three students were knocked down and injured, with one suffering significant injuries. We are asking for everyone’s compliance with our policies so we can preserve this uniquely Clemson experience.”

The following procedures will be enforced beginning with this weekend’s homecoming game against N.C. State:

* Fans can only enter the field 30 seconds after the conclusion of the game, with the 30-second clock prominently displayed on the video boards.

* Fans will only be allowed from access points to the field located in the West Endzone, the student section and from The Hill. No fans will be allowed to enter the field by hopping or jumping off the retaining wall surrounding Frank Howard Field.

* When on the field, fans should stay out of the visitor’s bench area and the pathway to the visitor’s locker room.

* Parents must accompany their young children onto the field.

“We’ve heard not only from opposing teams, but from our own coaches and student-athletes, about the unfortunate consequence of fans storming the field preventing them from exchanging appreciation between competitors following the game,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “By waiting 30 seconds, and entering the field in an orderly fashion, hopefully we can continue to promote the kind of sportsmanship for which Clemson has been historically known while also providing our fans and students a safe way to continue ‘Gathering at the Paw’.”

Additional security positioned throughout the field will be instructed to stop anyone trying to hop the retaining wall and direct fans to the entry points near the end zones.

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TigerNet News
So it begins.***
Tiger2013
My first thought as well...
moab®
Surprised it has lasted this long really.***
kbtiger®
Or ends, as the case may be.***
ATL PAW MAN®
Indeed, the nanny-state left has gained a foothold at CU
tiger5by5®
She's the same one who wouldn't allow CU employees
TigerzzRoar®
Re: She's the same one who wouldn't allow CU employees
Dugatiger®
Re: She's the same one who wouldn't allow CU employees
84OX®
Re: So it begins.***
Hurrijane
Notice how this was never an issue for the decades we
tigerpride98
Ever since the SEC instituted its field-rush ban
TallulahtheTiger
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
Tiger Contractor
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
tigersnake1954®
aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
tgrfan42069
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
TigerXJ
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
tiger tooth
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..***
DirtyTiger2000
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
DirtyTiger2000
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
Dugatiger®
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
Dugatiger®
Actually you're wrong it was after the FSU game where
TigerStripes123
Re: Actually you're wrong it was after the FSU game where
mhuyser
Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
Papal Tiger®
oh, good lord. Grassy knoll, much?***
BaltimoreTiger®
Rotsa Ruck with that one...
ClemBert®
Hopefully...
Tiger8693
Re: Rotsa Ruck with that one...
Dugatiger®
Geez, what's this got to do with political ideology?
TallulahtheTiger
Re: Geez, what's this got to do with political ideology?
Papal Tiger®
Re: Geez, what's this got to do with political ideology?
Dugatiger®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
NFLU
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CUtigerMB
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Oculus
LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
ClemsonSCTiger
Re: LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
I promise I have only stepped on 7 little kids in 30 years
ClemsonSCTiger
Re: I promise I have only stepped on 7 little kids in 30 years
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
bah bah bah sheep...hey bro...newsflash....they have tried
ClemsonSCTiger
Re: bah bah bah sheep...hey bro...newsflash....they have tried
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
liberals are so clueless....and funny thing is they do not
ClemsonSCTiger
Re: liberals are so clueless....and funny thing is they do
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
No, but you can stop the first few over and hit them with
wildblulou®
Exactly. Well said.***
moab®
I would opt to see them go straight to the taser myself
LKN Tiger®
Lol, +1.***
CU2013®
Re: LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
Woburn Tiger
so, by waiting 30 seconds....
cutiger250®
Re: so, by waiting 30 seconds....
lhaselden
Re: LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
lhaselden
LOL they'll taze you.***
tigerdrummer®
Re: LOL they'll taze you.***
lhaselden
Then don't come on here crying when your jumping doesn't go
Tiger5
dumbest thing ever written...we all have been "jumping" onto the field
tiger5by5®
Re: dumbest thing ever written...we all have been "jumping" onto the field
BentZero
thanks petrino***
henry®
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island boy®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
island boy®
You just need to worry about PETA protesting...
moab®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
CLEMPZENtygurs®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
lhaselden
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
bleedsorange81
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
bleedsorange81
Apparently I can only TU that once.***
wildblulou®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
bleedsorange81
I'll be the first...
Tiger8693
This****
CLEMPZENtygurs®
I truly believe this could work as planned if they would
wildblulou®
Re: I truly believe this could work as planned if they would
CLEMPZENtygurs®
The waiting doesn't bother me as much as the ban on jumping down
tiger5by5®
True about the wall on many fronts. Not enough entry
wildblulou®
At least CU won't be sued now by morons jumping the wall....
BaltimoreTiger®
Will they enforce with weapons or brutality....?
jbthe1tiger99®
This has to be done.
Clemson656
### are you talking about? Did you really just try to
CM Shack
he didn't "pin" it, he said "who knows"
BaltimoreTiger®
was he not attempting to connect the two?***
CM Shack
He was linking it to fans not heeding calls to not tear down
wildblulou®
The idiotic design of the goalposts is not he fault of fans
tiger5by5®
BC had collapsible goal posts last week and they
clemsonsuzi®
so if Mike had played at BC his neck would have been alright
CM Shack
Re: BC had collapsible goal posts last week and they
Dugatiger®
wow...just wow***
CM Shack
If if's and's & but's were nuts...
OneJedi
I'd give the a minute if they kill the "wu-who"***
Pigeye
Wait...
Catahoula
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
Clemson_®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
Tman84
Like everything else, a few will ruin it for everyone.
Exsitu®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
Tigerdug23®
So those that sit near the "access" points will
Tharealdonjuan
Does thus apply to espn as well?
Memphis Tiger®
Re: Does thus apply to espn as well?
Dugatiger®
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
MaukaTiger®
How will it be enforced?
metiger
It will be announced over the PA system like it always has
TigerStripes123
Re: How will it be enforced?
deroberts
If they are suing the school, terminate them as Students
Dr. Nikola Tesla
EVERYONE rush the field...they can't stop us all!***
wyletigr
Unfortunately, i think this is a necessary measure.
TigersAndCubs
Fear is that this will start us on slippery slippery slope
TallulahtheTiger
Absolute load of garbage!!
OneJedi
Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
CLEMPZENtygurs®
Its over already and all that is left is the crying
InletTiger15

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