Clemson Fans Encouraged to Come Early Saturday


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Clemson, SC-Clemson will play host to Florida Atlantic at Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM in the season opener for both teams. Fans are encouraged to come to the stadium early as over 76,000 fans are expected for the first game at the facility with the new WestZone.

Fans are encouraged to review their parking map before coming to the stadium and follow directions to their designated areas.
Parking lot designations will have tighter controls than in the past, especially in on campus areas so as to protect IPTAY parking lots.
Fans must display the proper parking hangtag at all times.

Parking lots will open at 8:00 AM for this game. The game will be televised by ESPU.


Other Notes


- Clemson sophomore linebacker Antonion Clay returned to campus last night and is expected to start Saturday's game against Florida Atlantic. His sister was killed in an auto accident on Tuesday.


- Injury summmary:

Jamarcus Grant,OT, broken foot, out

Tramaine Billie, LB, broken foot, out


- Davis on Preseason Walker Award List - Clemson running back James Davis is one of 50 preseason candidates for the 2006 Doak Walker Award. The honor is presented by the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum and Dallas and goes to the top
college running back. Davis is one of 10 ACC running backs on the
list.

Davis gained 879 yards rushing and scored nine touchdowns in
11 games last year as a freshman when he was named the ACC Rookie of the Year. He finished the year with a 150-yard performance in Clemson's win over Colorado in the Champs Sports Bowl, and he was named the most valuable player of that game.

Other ACC running backs on the Doak Walker Award preseason list are Josh Allen of Maryland, Micah Andrews of Wake Forest, Toney Baker of NC State, Lance Ball of Maryland, Lorenzo Booker of Florida State, Andre Brown of NCState, Tashard Choice of Georgia Tech, Ronnie McGill of North Carolina and Branden Ore of Virginia Tech. Clemson's defense will have to face all nine of those opposing players this year.

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