Message received as Tigers set to head to Charlotte


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CLEMSON – Message received.

TigerNet learned earlier this week that the Meineke Car Care Bowl, based in Charlotte and played on December 31st at noon, was interested in inviting Clemson to the bowl game, and that Clemson officials would be excited at the prospect of a matchup against a team from the Big East.

TigerNet did its part in listing the numbers and email addresses of the bowl officials so that Clemson fans could let them know of their interest, and that message has been received loud and clear.

“I would say that we got over a thousand messages in a short period of time supporting Clemson coming to the Meineke Car Care Bowl,” said Ken Haines, the CEO of Raycom Sports. “That is a rough estimate, but it was a lot. We have gotten the message loud and clear.”

Raycom founded the bowl game, and it is now run in conjunction with the ACC Championship Game by a non-profit entity in Charlotte. However, all operational aspects of the game are still housed at Raycom.

“We are very fond of Clemson, which is close to Charlotte,” Haines said. “Charlotte is a great bowl trip.”

Several sites have reported that the Clemson-to-Charlotte deal is done, but Haines said not quite.

“I don’t think that is true at all,” he said. “It is not done, because there is still a lot of juggling to do. But I do think it is a good possibility. Clemson has so many fans in the Charlotte area, and they are close by, and they have a rabid fan base that travels well.”


The 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl features a matchup of the #2 selection from the Big East Conference against the #4 pick from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The payout is $1.6 million per school.

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Subject (Replies: 31) Author
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Crump®
spacer Title a is little misleading. Still not a certainty***
divingtiger
spacer It's a certainty
capper
spacer Crump - let us know if there is anything else the AD or
jrbishop1
spacer HTH!
CS02
spacer Should turn down the invite if thats the case, no need to
ctigerswin
spacer This season does suck, but no need to turn down extra
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: Extra practice and playing time for Boyd, not Parker. If
Tigerz
spacer That is stupid.***
Chuckston T-Man
spacer Re: Extra practice and playing time for Boyd, not Parker. If
mattga99
spacer Re: Extra practice and playing time for Boyd, not Parker. If
joshheyward
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BizarroTiger
spacer Re: Extra practice and playing time for Boyd, not Parker. If
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: Extra practice and playing time for Boyd, not Parker. If
FORESTTIGER
spacer There are 21 other starters and many more that would benefit
Clemson13
spacer Re: Extra practice and playing time for Boyd, not Parker. If
tigerpaw68®
spacer Problem is
MackDaddy®
spacer Re: Should turn down the invite if thats the case, no need to
laurennelsonphoto
spacer Absolutely pathetic.***
Topher
spacer Re: Absolutely pathetic.***
grover173
spacer You are more well spoken than I. Well said.***
Foothills_Tiger®
spacer If ever there was an indictment of our program...geez!***
kbtiger®
spacer Whether it's right or wrong we're going to a bowl. We might
Foothills_Tiger®
spacer Are there other choices in the matter? Do we need to call
WolfMan2
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BizarroTiger
spacer Did you read the article?
hunter61
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askthedoc
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CUTIGERTIM®
spacer This is stupid
clempsun
spacer Re: This is stupid
gthaker
spacer Ya lets see what Boyd can do for an entire game
tigerfanjack
spacer yes! best bowl remaining. who do we want to play and who...
grvtiger
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