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TNET: LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #57 'Clemson football in 1960s'

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Posted: May 28, 2020 8:13 AM
 

LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #57 'Clemson football in 1960s'

TigerNet will be posting several historic Clemson photos during this difficult time with no Clemson sports. Dan Cannon recently sent us several interesting Clem Read Update »



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Posted: May 28, 2020 8:24 AM
 

Check out the season ticket price, $24.

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Posted: May 28, 2020 11:39 AM
 

my how times have changed and to think $24 was a lot back then for a ticket


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Posted: May 28, 2020 8:24 AM
 

Great pics and stories! Thanks

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Posted: May 28, 2020 8:28 AM
 



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Posted: May 28, 2020 8:44 AM
 

Parking was So much easier then. We parked in my front yard of our prefab across the street from the P&A building!!


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Posted: May 28, 2020 9:02 AM
 




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Posted: May 28, 2020 11:50 AM
 



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Posted: May 28, 2020 4:10 PM
 

I’ve always wondered...


Re: TNET: LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #57 'Clemson football in 1960s'

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Posted: May 28, 2020 9:19 AM
 

That top photo of the team coming out of Fike Fieldhouse is relatively rare. Those were the 1959 Sugar Bowl jerseys, which were actually dark blue rather than purple. (I heard that purple dyes of that era were not colorfast.) The Tigers did not wear them often and I don't think they ever won a game in them. Herman (McGee) told me that Howard told him one time to "put those blue jerseys so far back in a closet that we'll never find them again."

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Posted: May 28, 2020 11:37 AM
 

yeah I always loved those jerseys in pics. I never saw them in person. Wish they would reissue them for fans to buy a knock off

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Posted: May 28, 2020 11:53 AM
 

Actually that picture is the 1962 Game against South Carolina. Think that was the first time we had worn them since the Sugar Bowl. We won that game on a field goal by Rodney Rogers. That was my freshman year.
One reason we wore White so much is that any of the cotton dyes tended to fade. By end of season our Orange jerseys were pitiful. Wasn't until polyester fabrics were improved to be able to be used as jerseys did the colors hold up over a season. And yes after a few games in those jerseys, Coach Howard told Herman to hide those things (what he called them was a little more colorful) so he never saw them again.


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Posted: May 28, 2020 12:38 PM
 

Yes it was the SC game of 62. This was a picture from a book jacket cover THE CAROLINA-CLEMSON GAME by Don Barton in 1967.


Does that explain why we included some navy blue in the 80s and 90s


Posted: May 29, 2020 11:40 PM
 

or was that more to be trendy? I never understood the use of navy since that has never been a school color. I don’t recall purple being used (even in trim) until Hatfield started using it in the early 90s.

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Posted: May 28, 2020 9:19 AM
 

Was about the same age and my Dad and I attended a couple games a year. There for that Alabama game, what a heartbreaking loss. This picture in the Sugar Blues is fantastic. To this day, it is still my favorite uniform combination. Thanks for the pictures. Not too many pictures of the “Blues” are around.....thanks again!


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Posted: May 28, 2020 9:23 AM
 

than that these days.

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Love that Dabo keeps our look classic...

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Posted: May 28, 2020 9:33 AM
 

but I support on occasion honoring Tiger teams of the past. How great would it be to see the Sugar Blue jerseys and Block C helmets? I got to Clemson in 68 and we did not have a winning season in my 4 years.

How about we look late 50s-60s but play 21st Century? Go Tigers!

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Posted: May 28, 2020 9:53 AM
 

Dressing room at Fike Field House, I remembered


I found the same pics on the internet. Keep them on my

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Posted: May 28, 2020 10:32 AM
 

phone! I love the orange shoe pics with my hero, Buddy Gore! What a memory that brings back. I really like the throwback helmet too. I wouldn't mind seeing a throwback uni like that. I guess when that's the uniform you grew up with you have really good memories about it. I was there for the orange shoe game and the Bama game where we lost by 3. 13 years old and not knowing any better, I walked onto the field before the game and no one stopped me. I got Bear Bryant's and Kenny Stabler's autograph on my program and chatted with both of them. Different times for sure! In 63 or 64, I walked into the visitor's locker room at halftime. We were playing North Carolina and one player let me try on his helmet.


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Posted: May 28, 2020 10:44 AM
 

I remember the Tigers wearing khaki pants in the 60’s. Does anyone remember that?


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Posted: May 28, 2020 11:55 AM
 

well it wasn't between 1962-1966


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Posted: May 28, 2020 12:32 PM
 

I remember the khaki pants. Actually rain pants, remember wearing them in a downpour at Ga. Tech around 63-67?


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Posted: May 28, 2020 11:22 AM
 

I graduated in May 1967 but I saw all the home games in the 1960's until graduation. The most memorable game was the Georgia home game of my freshman year in 1963. It was hot at the beginning of the game and we were dressed with coat and tie. Before half-time, a big storm came and it hailed and poured rain. It was so bad they stopped the game and sent both teams to the locker room. The fans went under the stands above the portals. After the storm went over I looked out at the field and it was covered with ice that looked like snow. Later the teams came back out to play the second half. I believe the game was tied at the end. Coach Howard didn't like ties. He always said,"A tie game is like kissing your sister, it's no fun."

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Posted: May 28, 2020 12:22 PM
 

45Tiger I remember that game

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Posted: May 28, 2020 12:22 PM
 

This was the very first Clemson game I ever attended and man what a memory! Absolutely correct! The field was pure white. My uncle had an MG that we had parked directly behind the south stands and we had left the top down. I swear to you it completely filled up with ice!


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Posted: May 29, 2020 7:24 AM
 

45Tiger said:

I graduated in May 1967 but I saw all the home games in the 1960's until graduation. The most memorable game was the Georgia home game of my freshman year in 1963. It was hot at the beginning of the game and we were dressed with coat and tie. Before half-time, a big storm came and it hailed and poured rain. It was so bad they stopped the game and sent both teams to the locker room. The fans went under the stands above the portals. After the storm went over I looked out at the field and it was covered with ice that looked like snow. Later the teams came back out to play the second half. I believe the game was tied at the end. Coach Howard didn't like ties. He always said,"A tie game is like kissing your sister, it's no fun."


I attended that home game against Georgia in 1963 as well. The storm actually hit at halftime while the teams had already left the field and gone to the dressing rooms under the west endzone. They came out for the 2nd half to a hail covered field!!!

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Posted: May 28, 2020 12:24 PM
 

Swofford must have had input on that 1969 schedule. 6 away games with the last 3 BEING away...that SOB...

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Posted: May 28, 2020 12:29 PM
 

Great photos and memories of 60s Clemson football--keep them coming.

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Posted: May 28, 2020 12:41 PM
 

I was at that NC State game. The Valley went crazy when the Tigers came out in those orange shoes!


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