Clemson accomplishes major sports triple for third year in row


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Clemson, SC— When Clemson was selected for the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, it became one of 10 schools to accomplish the Major Sports Triple in 2010-11. The program was one of 10 school to go to a bowl game, the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament and the NCAA Baseball Tournament this year.

The schools who accomplished the feat this year were Arizona, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas State, North Carolina and Texas A&M.

This is the third consecutive year Clemson accomplished the Major Sports Triple and joins ACC rival Florida State as the only two teams in the nation to do the feat three each of the last straight years.

Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips and Florida State Athletic Director Randy Spetman have been at their respective schools for each of those seasons and are thus the only athletic directors nationally to have their programs accomplish the Major Sports Triple each of the last three years.

This is the second time in history Clemson has accomplished the Major Sports Triple three consecutive years. Clemson also accomplished the feat from 1995-96 through 1997-98 under Athletic Director Bobby Robinson. Overall, this is the 10th academic year Clemson has accomplished the feat.


Schools to Accomplish Major Sport Triple Last Three Years

2008-09 (13): Clemson, Boston College, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Utah.

2009-10 (8): California, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Texas, Texas A&M

2010-11 (10): Arizona, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas State, North Carolina, Texas A&M


Years Clemson Accomplished Major Sports Triple

Year	Basketball	Baseball		Bowl
1979-80	Elite 8		College World Series	Peach
1986-87	1st Round	Regional		Gator
1988-89	2nd Round	Regional		Citrus
1989-90	Sweet 16	Regional		Gator
1995-96	1st Round	College World Series	Gator
1996-97	Sweet 16	Regional		Gator
1997-98	1st Round	Regional		Peach
2008-09	1st Round	Super Regional		Gator
2009-10	1st Round	College World Series	Music City
2010-11	2nd Round	???			Car Quest

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spacer Clemson accomplishes major sports triple for third year in row
B-Meist®
spacer Yay Competitiveness!***
OberTiger
spacer How many championships did we win?***
Keyser Soze
spacer Would you have preferred Clemson not be invited...
baseball fan
spacer Those are not the punchline
TheJackal1
spacer Nobody is celebrating losing...
baseball fan
spacer 6-7 is a failure.
TheJackal1
spacer In and of itself, it's not to be considered successful, but
deleted
spacer We haven't had a season end in a championship in
Keyser Soze
spacer But that doesn't make those seasons failures...
baseball fan
spacer Where did anyone say you can win championships
TheJackal1
spacer When there's more than 300 Division 1 basketball teams...
baseball fan
spacer i guess that is where we differ.
TheJackal1
spacer Being in the top 25% isn't good enough?...
baseball fan
spacer I think i actually said expect more, which I have the right
TheJackal1
spacer Yeah, Clemson could be better in basketball...
baseball fan
spacer Going to Omaha and winning the conference
TheJackal1
spacer So not winnng a game in Omaha...
baseball fan
spacer I would be disappointed we did not do better in Omaha.
TheJackal1
spacer Re: I would be disappointed we did not do better in Omaha.
TheJackal1
spacer Re: We haven't had a season end in a championship in
clemson2821
spacer teams with 500 records shouldn't be in bowls
Graphic Tiger®
spacer we can make a turd seem like gold with our spin dept***
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer I would prefer to win something***
Keyser Soze
spacer Explain to me how Clemson could "win something"...
baseball fan
spacer Of course you accept them. Just don't celebrate them***
Keyser Soze
spacer I celebrate the baseball and basketball accomplishments...
Smack Daddy
spacer Why not?...
baseball fan
spacer They should not say anything.
TheJackal1
spacer So you EXPECT to get an NCAA baseball tourney bid...
baseball fan
spacer Yep. Because our program is that good.
TheJackal1
spacer Then you're being completely unreasonable...
baseball fan
spacer how likely is what you posted going to happen?***
TheJackal1
spacer I didn't say it was likely...
baseball fan
spacer Do you expect it to happen?
TheJackal1
spacer Re: They should not say anything.
viztiz
spacer I don't think anyone is talking about baseball and basketbal
Smack Daddy
spacer But the article is about all THREE sports...
baseball fan
spacer I realize that, but the football season we had sort of...
Smack Daddy
spacer It's not just about football.***
baseball fan
spacer it's not just about baseball and basketball either.***
Smack Daddy
spacer I never said it was.***
baseball fan
spacer Re: Obviously, he would have.***
peanut
spacer Re: Would you have preferred Clemson not be invited...
Tiger Contractor
spacer The losing season last year killed this stat for me.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: The losing season last year killed this stat for me.
TerrierFans
spacer Reasonably Competitive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***
TheJackal1
spacer Yawn***
Smack Daddy
spacer Re: Clemson accomplishes major sports triple for third year in row
ptong®
spacer I sent this to every
CUTiger02
spacer and while you're at it...
nkickha
spacer A bowl used to really be an acomplishment
74TIGER
spacer Re: A bowl used to really be an acomplishment
TerrierFans
spacer you don't have to have a winning record....just break even
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer Typical contrived, meaningless stat from the AD. Like...
Razzmatazz
spacer Well, that's one way to spin it.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer This is in NO WAY a accomplishment
CUwRx
spacer The AD has to create something to make their
tigerdrummer®
spacer Tim Bourret is horrible. He gives stupid stats like
Clemtiger81
spacer Tim's paid to spin. What's TNet's excuse for parroting crap?***
Razzmatazz
spacer Bourette has simply been doing it too long
T_I_P
spacer I find his knowledge of Clemson..
cutiger250
spacer the baseball and basketball accomplishments are wonderful
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer you guys are unbelievable...now Tim Bouret has to go
tigerjebus
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