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Spring football, baseball and surplus sale highlight big spring week in Clemson


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The spring game starts Saturday at 2:30 pm
The spring game starts Saturday at 2:30 pm

Welcome to the last big blast of the spring.

Basketball season is over, baseball is in full swing, and the football team will hold its final two practices of the spring Monday and Wednesday and then hold the annual spring game Saturday. For those wanting to get in another trip to TigerTown and hang out with several thousand friends, this week provides the perfect showcase.

Monte Lee’s baseball team hosts Georgia (23-5 overall) Tuesday at Doug Kingsmore (6 pm) in what should be an outstanding midweek contest. The Bulldogs are ranked as high as No. 4 nationally and just concluded a series win against Kentucky. The Tigers are 22-6 overall and swept Virginia Tech in Blacksburg this past weekend, scoring 32 runs in the three-game series behind a red-hot Grayson Byrd.

The Tigers host Louisville (6 pm Friday, 5 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday) in a three-game series this weekend. The Cardinals and Tigers are tied for second place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with identical 9-3 records, a single game behind NC State’s 10-2 mark.

Men’s golf hosts the Clemson Invitational at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls beginning Friday (all day), a three-day event that includes teams from West Point, Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Furman, Elon and Wofford among others.

Women’s tennis hosts Duke at noon on Friday and Georgia Tech (3 pm) Sunday, while men’s tennis hosts Louisville Friday (5 pm) and NC State Sunday (1 pm).

Men’s soccer is finishing the spring season and will host Duke at 1 pm Saturday.

Saturday gets started with a couple of unique events. The “Be A T.I.G.E.R. Field Day,” a free youth event created and organized by Clemson student-athletes, will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on the Littlejohn Lawn. The event is free for children grades K through 8.

Be A T.I.G.E.R. Field Day focuses on games and activities to teach the T.I.G.E.R. character traits. Each letter in the word ‘TIGER’ stands for a certain character trait that is important for young children to understand and practice in their everyday lives. “T” stands for teamwork, “I” for integrity, “G” for gratitude, “E” for education and “R” for respect.

Student-athletes from each of Clemson’s athletic teams participate in the event, and parents are encouraged to attend with their children, signing them up at registration and helping lead them to each station. Youth who attend and take part in all activities will receive a Be A T.I.G.E.R. t-shirt and other prizes throughout the day.

The Athletic Department’s popular surplus sale is back and starts at 10 am in the Burton Gallery in Littlejohn Coliseum. Cash and credit cards only are accepted. Whether you want game-worn apparel, practice apparel, shoes, hats or jackets, the surplus sale is the perfect opportunity to get official Clemson sports gear.

At 2:30 pm, the National Champions kick off the 2019 Orange and White Game inside Death Valley. More on that to come, of course.

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