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FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:41 AM
 

 
Clemson to add softball

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Great move Tigers!!***

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YEA..I love watching wimmen pitchers underarm that ball !

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:51 AM
 

Gut eR Done!

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Re: YEA..I love watching wimmen pitchers underarm that ball !

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:00 AM
 

Yea, underhanded at 65 mph from 43 ft away. It's not easy bruh.


Long overdue!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:53 AM
 

Hire the right coach and this could be huge!


Pawesome news!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:53 AM
 

D-Rad is gonna be the best AD ever before he's done at CU!


Interesting news

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:55 AM
 

I assume we will have to build a separate softball stadium. Any guesses where this will be located?

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the important question is

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:55 AM
 

which football parking will this take over?

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:57 AM
 

careful i got called a debbie downer for asking that

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Just a guess, but...


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:40 AM
 

somewhere in Jervey Meadows.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:43 AM
 




Bowman Field. Put a big tire on Tillman Hall and give players a new set of Michelin's


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:37 PM
 

From the Sandy Springs plant for a homer through the tire.

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FANTASTIC My daughter has been waiting to hear!***

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:56 AM
 




Just beat the Coot's Wimmens!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:00 AM
 

Guess they have women's Softball since they already have a soft football team. LOL

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Glad this is finally happening...

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:58 AM
 

after all the years of hoping that it would come about.Now can't wait to hear where the stadium will be located.


New field might be in DaBO's huge new backyard.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:01 AM
 

Saying..

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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:02 AM
 

So we do this but can't buyout Brownell ?


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:07 AM
 

Wait a minute...didn't think of that ??


IT IS ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!! I WILL BE THERE!!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:03 AM
 

: )


Go Tigerettes!


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:06 AM
 

Yay! Another money pit.

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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:10 AM
 

Softball is very popular, don't hate. They will draw big crowds.


I guess we are abolishing men's basketball to pay for this?***


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MauldinT, where are you???


Any Insight as to SITE?


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:12 AM
 

on campus? Assume it will be in the vicinity of the baseball stadium, but space is currently at a premium near DKS. Always thought they might take the back of the Jervey Meadows (non RV)

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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:17 AM
 

All I have to say is if it took a commissioned study and all that time to come to that conclusion then it's no wonder our bball program isn't getting better. You probably haven't commissioned a study to determine whether or not to extend brownlee's contract for another decade.

I could have told you 10 years ago that women's softball is huge among the younger crowd.

Oh, and to answer some peeps question - coots have had a softball team for a while now.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:25 AM
 

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Fantastic News!! Way to go DRad!!***


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:19 AM
 

Great news for fans of softball.....for the rest of us, Clemson basically just installed a new pepsi machine outside of the business bldg.


Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:23 AM
 

What poor coach would be brave enough to take this job with all the experts on tnet looking over his shoulder?


Dood, its a wimmins sport. Once the novelty has worn off,


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:15 AM
 

nobody will care.

Unless we recruit some babe, in which case we will complain about her not playing enough.

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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:20 AM
 

if this would have happened a few years ago, my niece might would have went there instead of uscjr.




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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:26 AM
 

Can't disagree with that. It just shocks me that it took a study to tell them it was popular and how many young girls participate in it... They have tournaments near me where they travel from site to site to play and I've watched them for years. It's exciting, and it does draw a good crowd.

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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:43 AM
 

What shocks me is that you think any study would be just for "what's popular." It's a business man, you gotta do your studies on the financial side, the planning side, how this impacts scholarships and IPTAY, etc.

It's not as easy as saying "Hey, softball is popular among young people, let's put 'em over here and let'em play."

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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:59 AM
 

Understood - I work in state gov so I'm used to it. Meant tongue-in-cheek as far as the study but my point was that it's long overdue.

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Good God, What A Total Waste of Financial Resources

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:25 AM
 

This is a HUGE mistake. What this does is illustrate how little the administration thinks of men's and women's basketball.


Re: Good God, What A Total Waste of Financial Resources

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:50 AM
 

Well with Title IX rules and all there are certain things we have to do. With us being a southern school it makes much more sense to have a softball team than just a stand-alone women's diving team.

This has zero to do with basketball, and the administration spent a good chunk of change to renovate the facility the basketball teams play and practice in.

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Disappointing! Lacrosse makes more sense.


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 3:46 PM
 

Fastest growing youth sport, ACC is the best lacrosse conference, and no stadium construction costs. Riggs Field would be a perfect venue.

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Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:26 AM
 

Haha, they got rid of swimming and diving for softball, and say it's not about money? Come on DRad! Softball makes more money since its on tv more, but I think it's a shame we don't have swimming and diving at all.

there looks to be a field behind the Doug, couldn't they just add bleachers and call it good?


Why is this a FB update?***

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:29 AM
 



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Are you asking when

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:31 AM
 

Tigernet will get a softball bored?


I think we need one so the tnet staff doesn't have to label

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:36 AM
 

softball updates as "FB Update" and place it on the football board.

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I agree

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:42 AM
 

How can we expect this program to compete in the ACC if there isn't a Tigernet bored available for the necessary coaching advice?


So you're saying Wimmens Basketball gets posted

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 1:06 PM
 

under Football on FGF?

Makes cents...

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Re: Why is this a FB update?***

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 2:32 PM
 

Because it is trying to hint that football season tickets will raise more than usual this year and the upcoming years to help pay for all the softball construcrion, coaches etc.... ??


FINALLY!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:32 AM
 

I grew up playing softball competitively year-round (high school, rec leagues, travel teams, etc.) then played one year at JUCO before transferring to Clemson. I still play on adult leagues a few nights per week. This is fantastic news! I know so many girls who would have loved to put on a Tiger uniform instead of other in-state (sometimes smaller) schools.

And, I didn't even consider transferring to South Carolina - gross lol.

But yeah, happy Tuesday to the softball world! :)


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:39 AM
 

Awesome news!!! I think softball will do very well at CU. There's been many great players leave our state because of this. No knock on swimming & diving but those programs are kind of like the rowing team, they just don't make sense why they're offered. For years I've thought softball or bringing back wrestling would be a win-win for CU.

DRad get on the phone to Coach Pack at USC Upstate...he'd be my first contact!


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:43 AM
 

About time that our lady Tigers get to stay home instead of having to go to school elsewhere!

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If we're doing this, lets do it right. Give our girls a

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:45 AM
 

state of the art facility to play in. "Build it, and they will come." Fans and players alike.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:46 AM
 

what is the last thing you saw halfassed at clemson.

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agreed. Pointless to do this if we are just gonna suck


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:52 AM
 

If we get a top 25 level program here it will be the most popular sport at clemson by a mile. It'll win over a lot of baseball fans. College softball is fun to watch (sometimes I prefer it over the the more slow paced baseball).


Re: agreed. Pointless to do this if we are just gonna suck


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:05 AM
 

You're delusional if you think softball will be more popular than football or even basketball.

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Re: agreed. Pointless to do this if we are just gonna suck


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 2:25 PM
 

So you're saying we need an 80,000+ seat stadium for softball?

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Lots of posts about lack of committment in basketball,


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:07 AM
 

although facilities wise, I would say we caught up with the LJ renovation. Results wise, it's still like the Coot mating call, "Wait 'till Next Year."

Dorms for sure were half assed when I was there, spent 4 years in the Tin Cans. Now, granted that was a couple lifetimes ago.......

We do seem to be responding much quicker to the "Facilities Arms Race" in athletics than in some times past, I think we will spend the $$ on Softball, as it has potential to be a good revenue generating sport.
(Especially if we get us a Jennie Finch type pitcher!)

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Re: If we're doing this, lets do it right. Give our girls a


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 12:43 PM
 

Men's and women's basketball.


Wish it could be sooner than 2020***

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great news.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:46 AM
 

Other than FSU, the acc is not that strong. We can be very good very quickly


everyone will be happy till they use football parking


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:51 AM
 

to build on.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:04 AM
 

About time

Next time, vote Jabba like you're supposed to.


Awesome news!!!!!***

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:06 AM
 




No doubt! He/She/whatever hasn't even ever

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:11 AM
 

won the ACC tourney.

And attendance has been invisible.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM
 

Not to mention the stadium doesn't even have an address.

Hell, there isn't even a Wikipedia page for Clemson Softball, just an update to the general Clemson one with today's announcement.

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When are we going to add Men's basketball?***

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:22 AM
 




this is an underrated post***

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:41 AM
 

Best post of the day ! Fire brownell

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Would have rather seen Gymnastics...


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:35 AM
 

but happy for the softball fans out there.

They have till 2024 to add gymnastics for my daughter. Help keep her out of the SEC!


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:36 AM
 

Great news, been streaming this for a couple few years. Nay sayers on here are mostly ( and im guessing) non softball fans and know nothing about it. There has been a power shift over Iast few years. Southeast is booming in talent. I coach girls everyday and most work harder and have 10x the passion and heart of most baseball players. Speaking from experience. Like I tell my girls, If softball was easy, it would be called baseball. Lol. I love baseball to tho. Long time overdo, it will generate money, just not from gate fees. So to all u guys that think softball sucks, go to a travel tournament and watch, better yet, go practice with some.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:37 AM
 

AWESOME! Love watching college softball, I would love my daughter to be able to go to Clemson AND be on the softball team.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:40 AM
 

Great news!!! Now I need to see the swimming program come back. (yes, purely selfish reasons!)

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Chances We Win Women's College World Series

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:57 AM
 

before we make the NCAA Tourney with Brownell are very high!

This is a great move by the CU Athletic Dept, I've wondered for years why we don't field a team!

Awesome!


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:59 AM
 

Some of those SEC programs are powerhouses. Florida, auburn, Alabama etc.

But no reason we can't be top 25 level within 3 years


Re: winning is ambitious

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 2:18 PM
 

Glad u didn't say "the Alabama's, Florida's, Auburn's of the world" drives me nuts


Re: FB Update: Clemson to add softball

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 12:20 PM
 

I can't wait!!! I also hope that Dan and our admin feels that it would be best to start the softball program with the best coach in the country to start and carry our women's program into the future!!!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 2:26 PM
 

About time??


Should have happened over 20 years ago

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 2:57 PM
 

Glad they decided to get on board with the rest of the nation. Can't wait to come see a game. Go (future softball) Tigers!!!


Simply Awesome!!


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 3:02 PM
 

About time Clemson got this going!

Go Tigers!!


Yet another sport we can beat the coots in***


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 4:47 PM
 

Yes it's horrible that we're not beating the coots in Bass fishing, but really who gives a F. I would much rather they left the Bass fishing alone, and left the Bass in the lakes so that us that's not in college can go out and reel a few of those big boys in for dinner one night!!!! The pictures of those big Bass that they kill don't even taste good!!!

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maybe we can win a championship in softball


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 3:10 PM
 

Probably will before basketball anyways

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 6:07 PM
 

And will soon be a power. Before first pitch in the new stadium Clemson Softball will be more popular than all sport besides football, baseball and men's basketball. It will stay that way for some time. Softball is very entertaining to watch live and on TV. You don't have pitchers holding the ball on a mound for 60-70 seconds like that Coot pitcher did Friday night a week ago putting everyone to sleep. The competition is fierce but the woman traditionally have a lot of fun and act a little crazy which adds to the entertainment value.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 6:23 PM
 

I think Womens Softball is a great addition to Clemson Athletics. I have been a ASA and USSSA umpire for over 30 years. There is a huge following in this sport. The last figure I saw, there is over 150 travel teams in different age brackets in SC. At the High School level, I have seen on numerous occasions, better attendance at Softball games than at the same schools baseball games. I was at several games last spring with attendance of over 1000 fans per game. There is a huge talent base in SC from the High School teams down to 8 year old Travel Ball to Recruit from, and I'm sure that there are plenty of players that would love to wear Clemson Orange. Also, plenty of out of state players who would want to play for Clemson whose parents are Alumni. Give it a.chance, and I'll bet it will be a great addition to Clemson Athletics. GO TIGERS!!!


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I was hoping for mens lacrosse. Nothing against softball as


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 7:28 PM
 

my mom was one of the best softball players I have ever watched. The girls play out of love of the sport, not possible pro future. I respect that. I just was hoping the next team added would be a mens lacrosse team. That is a fun sport that is getting more and more tv time. And the scores are interesting.


Still waiting for announcement that wrestling is coming back, but


Posted: Mar 14, 2017 7:28 PM
 

Hope this move will work out for the school in raising the profile of the school, & becoming a competitive program.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2017 9:20 AM
 

This is a good move. Pls give us more...where they will play?

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