Orange & White Notes: 2 Players To Have Surgery
Clemson, SC--Clemson will hold its annual Orange & White scrimmage on
Saturday afternoon in Death Valley at 3:00 PM. The scrimmage will be
the 15th and final workout for Tommy Bowden's Tigers. The scrimmage
will be free of charge to the public.
Fans must enter the stadium at gates 5 or 9. Other gates
will be closed as the stadium renovation under the South stands is in
The Clemson team will not be divided into equal squads,
something that has been the case for many years. All the
offensive players will be in one color jersey and all the defensive
players in another color. The team will then scrimmage against each
other with a clock in use. There will be no kickoffs, but there
will be field goal attempts.
Clemson has had two such scrimmages so far this spring, the
most recent coming on March 31 in Death Valley.
Fans are urged to come to the stadium at 12:00 Noon for a
surplus sale. Various Clemson clothing items will be on sale at a
reduced rate at gates 5 and 9 at Memorial Stadium.
The IPTAY office will be open from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM, while
the ticket office will be open from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM.
In addition to the football game, the Clemson men's and
women's track & field teams, and the Clemson volleyball team will
also be in action.
Jolene Hoover's volleyball team will hold a spring tournament
all day in Jervey Gym. Teams from South Carolina, Wake Forest,
Georgia, Georgia State and Furman will all take part. Clemson's
first match will be against South Carolina starting at 8:50 AM.
Clemson's final match of the day will be at 3:50 PM against Georgia.
Two courts will be going at the same time.
Both Clemson track & field teams will be in action at the
Rock Norman Track. The field events begin at 11:00 AM and the
running events begin at 1:00 PM.
Admission to all events is free of charge.
2 Clemson Players To Have Surgery
Clemson, SC - Two players listed as starters on the Clemson spring depth chart will have surgery this week. First-team free safety Eric Meekins and starting offensive tackle Gary Byrd both will have surgery for similar problems.
Meekins suffered a non-displaced crack in a bone in one of his knees during last Saturday's scrimmage. He will have arthroscopic surgery on Friday. He will miss the spring game, but should return to full health in six weeks.
Byrd suffered a dislocated kneecap on March 28 and has been on the sidelines since. He will have arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday and also should be out of action for six weeks. Both players should be in good health for the beginning of fall practice August 10th.
Offensive guard Nick Black is questionable for the spring game due to a dislocated kneecap suffered in the first Clemson scrimmage prior to spring break.