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Pete Yanity releases statement

by David Hood - Senior Writer - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:02 PM
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It was announced Wednesday that WSPA sports director Pete Yanity would no longer be the play-by-play announcer for Clemson football and basketball. Yanity just released this statement:

"Clemson University is a wonderful place with so many wonderful people," Yanity said in a statement released by his agent. " What a great resource for our beautiful upstate and the state of South Carolina. The university’s reach is so impressive and extends across this country and beyond its borders. Clemson alumni and its fan base is as proud as you’ll find anywhere and that’s reflected daily in so many places.

As noted in an earlier release from Clemson athletics, a decision was made by the athletic director to move in a different direction.

What a wonderful run it’s been. I had the pleasure of starting with the network in 2001 and then did my very best to at least hold the torch raised by the late, great Jim Phillips.

Any individual is only as good as the support system he has around him. From the many great people I worked with in Clemson athletics, to the great staff with rights-holder Learfield Sports, I am so grateful for the opportunity I had.

On each broadcast, I worked with a close-knit group of individuals and over the years we became brothers.

In the past decade-and-a-half, I also gained another family. The Clemson family. And I am so much the better for it."
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FB Update: Pete Yanity releases statement
TigerNet News®
Good luck, Pete***
uproar84®
Classy guy...
Tater-Bug
Thank you Pete, Good luck Pete!***
gopaws4
Yeah Korny - he sounds pretty pi$$ed.***
Smiling Tiger®
What a class act! I disagree with this move.
Judge Keller
Radakovich inspired change?***
Orangetiger70®
Re: Radakovich inspired change?***
allorangeallthetime52®
Re:I am not inspired by D. Radovich***
peanut
Re:I am not inspired by D. Radovich***
ruatiger®
Pete = Class
WB Go Tigers
He showed more class than AD. Wondering what he is up to?
CUTIGR69®
Re: Munson is on par with Ellis at Usuck. JP was the best
peanut
IMHO Jimmy and Ed were the best, JP was good as well.
CUTIGR69®
Re: IMHO Jimmy and Ed were the best, JP was good as well.
Country Gentleman®
Re: FB Update: Pete Yanity Class Act
Tiger Lady
Pete's professionalism shows again...as always.***
nosmelC®
Yule always be a Tiger Pete!***
CTiger423®
Re: FB Update: Pete Yanity releases statement
iptaysince79®
How about a Baseball Coach, Radovich???***
wyletigr
Is he giving credit for what when right or what went wrong?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Coming from Pete I took it as a compliment to the people
Tiger5
First move by D-rad is a bad one. I hope this is not
Coothater®
I can only imagine how somber the UGA game will be with
Coothater®
Good luck Pete. You represented Clemson with class and wish
Tiger5
I'm sorry to see Pete go
TigerzzRoar®
He'll be fine. He probably held the job a little too long.
aerozeptallica®
Several emotional comments flying around here...
GreenVillager
ThX Pete..& your service was as exemplary as your statement
lightbulbbill®
Thanks Pete. Quality job. Maybe things will change and you
WolfMan2
Re: FB Update: Pete Yanity releases statement
I bleed orange
I like Yanity fine. See no need to change.***
ATL PAW MAN
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