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Senior Day

Clemson seniors will be honored before Saturday’s game. The group is 44-6 and that .880 winning percentage is the best in school history. The 44 wins rank second behind the 46-8 record by the 2015 seniors.

These guys have an ACC regular season record of 27-3. The record for conference wins by a senior class is 28-4 by the 2015 seniors. This group has a 28-3 record including the ACC Championship game win over North Carolina last year. The Clemson class record for ACC wins including championship games is 29-4 by the 2015 seniors. So a win Saturday can tie both records.

This senior class has been a part of a 25-1 record at Memorial Stadium the last four years. The record for wins by a senior class at home is 26-2 set by the 2014 and 2015 senior classes.

Regarding streaks, this group has been a part of a school record 17-game winning streak, a school record 21-game home winning streak, a school record nine-game winning streak on the road, and a school record 23- game regular season winning streak.

Part of a continuing 44-game winning streak against unranked teams, they have been a part of the last 35 of those wins.

This senior class has ten wins over ranked teams, including five over teams ranked in the top 10 entering the game (2013, #5 Georgia), (2013, #7 Ohio State), (2015, #6 Notre Dame), (2015, #8 North Carolina), (2015, #3 Oklahoma), and (2016, #3 Louisville).

The seniors have had a final ranking in the top 15 every year, including #7 by Coaches poll in 2013, #15 by both polls in 2014 and #2 by both polls in 2015. The #2 ranking last year was the second highest in Clemson history.

Hall of Fame Day

Last night I went to the soccer game and they honored one of the soccer greats at Clemson. Paul Rutenis is one of two Clemson soccer players who started for two national title teams. This weekend Rutenis will be inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame. Others being inducted this weekend include:

Andy Johnson, Women's Tennis Coach (1983-97), Football Administrator (1998-14)

Jeb Flesch, Football (1988-91)

Rod Gardner, Football (1997-00)

Denny Walling, Baseball (1975)

Chris Whitney, Men's Basketball (1991-93)

Kent Kinnear, Men's Tennis (1985-88)

Jan Kemmerling, Women's Swimming (1985-88)

Kathy Hofer, Women's Tennis (1986-89)

Nikkie Bouyer, Women's Track (1996-99)

Lou Cordileone, Football & Baseball (1957-59)

Ten Wins

Dabo Swinney will have his sixth ten win season at Clemson if the Tigers win one more game this season. Before Dabo arrived Clemson won at least ten games seven times (1948 11-0, 1978 11-1, 1981 12-0, 1987 10-2, 1988 10-2, 1989 10-2, 1990 10-2).

In his short tenure Dabo has won ten games in 2011 10-4, 2012 11-2, 2013 11-2, 2014 10-3, and 2015 14-1.

Frank Howard won at least ten games once. Danny Ford did it five times and Ken Hatfield did it once.

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Prayer List

The prayer list is a medium for our community to recognize those that are in need. If you would like to add someone to the list, please email me at Please let me know when it is appropriate to remove a person off the list.

Those who need our prayers include: Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got Igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S., Daniel Rosborough, the Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L., Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs, Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys," Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas V. family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers, Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon Thompson, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Amanda Peake, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan and Jacki Sullins, Peter Laboy, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon Kirkland and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, Kristin Heckman, Jennifer Johnson, Lyndsie Johnson, Emily Davis, Hayes Davis, Judy Towe, Johnny Towe, Ken Brown, Elaine Brown, Rhonda Thompson, Tim Davis, Jacob Greinke, Jack Finley, Richard and Clara Crawford, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, Todd Price and family, Rosemary A Flynn, Dr. Mickey Shealy family, Mr. Gillespie, Bobbi Nicholson, Dr. Matt Stower, Tyler Kemmerlin, Parks Hutto, Patrick DeStefano, Robert Summerville, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch, Drew Moyer, Kevin Anderson, Lyn Price, John Robert Smith, Allison Williams, Nicholas Wickiser, Hammond Family, Elaine G. Duvall, Addison Grace, Bennie Cunningham, Kevin Orcutt, Alan Finley, Keith Wells, Steve Byrd, Jessica Hernandez, Wayne Mullins, Rita Alexander, Tony Osterman, family and friends of Gary Cooper, Derk Denton, Tim Vacek, Mike Vacek, Jerry Brown, Phil Compton, Alma Jean Sullivan, Lindsey Motley, Riley Cook, Dwayne Wood, Eileen Thomas, Larry Nimmons and Family, Chrissy Adams, Annie Gregory, Amy Black, Will Black, Sam Smith, Dixon Family, James Skalski, Joe Lazorik, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.

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