Bradley, Championship Teams Inducted to Ring of Honor


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CLEMSON -- Clemson sports information Tim Bourret announced on the Sportstalk with Dan Scott radio show Friday that former sports information director Bob Bradley will be inducted into the Clemson ring of honor this year under Clemson football. Bourret also announced that the four Clemson national championship teams will also be inducted at a later date.



The Ring of Honor Committee also approved the induction of
Clemson's four national championship teams. Those teams are the
1981 Clemson football team, the 1984 men's soccer team, the 1987
men's soccer team and the 2003 men's golf team. The 1981 National
Championship football team induction will take place in the fall of
2006 to coincide with the 25-year anniversary of that championship.
The schedule of induction for the other sports at their respective facility, will be announced at a later date.
Each team will be inducted as a team and each player, the Head
Coach, assistant coach, manager and trainer who worked with the team on a regular basis will be considered part of the team that is inducted.

Bradley will be inducted into the Ring of Honor on the North upper deck façade at Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September
17 during ceremonies prior to the Clemson vs. Miami (FL) football game. The Ring of Honor, which began in 1994 with the induction of Frank Howard, Banks McFadden and Steve Fuller, is the highest award bestowed by the Clemson Athletic Department.

Bradley, who served Clemson from 1955 until his death on October 30, 2000, was one of the most honored administrators in ACC
history. He won the Arch Ward Award as the College Sports
Information Directors of America Man of the Year in 1976, the same year he also served as the organization's national president. He
was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame in 1975, the
Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985, the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame in 2000, and the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 2001. The press box at Memorial Stadium was named in his honor in 1988.

On October 28, 2000, two days before he died, he was
presented with "The Order of the Palmetto", the highest honor accorded a civilian of the state of South Carolina. He was also presented the first Skeeter Francis Award by the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1990 for his contributions to the league.
In many ways Bradley represented the spirit of Clemson. That was
never more obvious than in his final days when, fighting the bone cancer that would claim his life, he worked his 502nd consecutive
Clemson football game against Maryland at Memorial Stadium. The
game was played just 16 days prior to his death.

When he worked his 500th consecutive Clemson game at Duke on
September 30, 2000, Head Coach Tommy Bowden presented him
with the game ball in the locker room during his post-game talk to the team. It is the only time Bowden has presented a game ball since he has been the head coach at Clemson.
Bradley was known for his dedication to his job. In addition to
his famous football streak, he worked 313 consecutive ACC Tournament games between 1955 and 2000. He scored over 2000 Clemson baseball games in his 45 years covering Clemson baseball.

During his career, Clemson won countless publication awards
and citations for service to the media. In fact, it was Bradley who
devised the publication contests award system that the organization still uses today. He also devised the baseball scorebook that is used throughout the country for college baseball. Many of his former students have gone on to work in the profession.

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