Clemson provost on Thursday night home football game


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Clemson provost on Thursday night home football game

(Letter from Provost to faculty and students)

Dear Clemson,
Clemson will host a Thursday night home football game this fall, as part of our commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference and its television contract with ESPN. This is the first Thursday night home game we have hosted since October of 2002. Details regarding the date and opponent will be announced when the ACC releases the full schedule later this week.

The ACC must fill a certain number of Thursday night slots each year, and the conference office asks each member school to participate in the rotation. The contractual arrangement guarantees the conference a nationally televised appearance in prime time.

For many years, our position has been that Thursday night games at Clemson present challenges not seen at many universities because our stadium is located in the middle of campus. However, we have an obligation to support the ACC’s television contract, from which we benefit. Since we have not hosted a Thursday home game in more than 11 years, it is clearly our turn. With adequate planning time, we can develop a strategy to minimize impact on the academic schedule and university operations. President Barker plans to appoint a team including faculty, staff and student leaders to assist with the planning.

Dan Radakovich, director of athletics, said that the Thursday night nationally televised home game will provide an opportunity to showcase the university as well as the football program. He also recognizes the challenges it will present for many departments, especially faculty and students with afternoon or night classes and labs. The athletic department staff will work closely with the administration to make this as workable as possible.

We will keep you informed as plans develop.

Thank you.
Doris R. Helms
Provost

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AMPTiger92
spacer I sit in the south upper deck and I
chris002
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Tands0726
spacer IF the ACC and Clemson didn't have TV contracts we would
Tiger5
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Dugatiger®
spacer Is school going to be out the next day?
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer move Fall Break to those 2 days?***
scooter
spacer All the students would be gone***
Cockopotamus
spacer yeah...from Cootlumbia...but they hang around here***
cupton®
spacer My guess is they would move fall break to that thurs and fri
cutiger51908
spacer I'm not worried about college students
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Re: I'm not worried about college students
Dugatiger®
spacer Lets give him some real world lessons
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Re: Lets give him some real world lessons
Dugatiger®
spacer not sure you could even HAVE classes on Thurs afternoon
scooter
spacer WELL that makes too much sense for all those whiners out
ragtop
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71PR
spacer We can't complain too much, though, since it has been......
Tiger77
spacer Agree. Would never have believed that it has been that long***
Tiger5
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ruatiger®
spacer I swear some on here will complain about ANYTHING!!***
ragtop
spacer that sad song that Clemson has given the acc about thursday
ragtop
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allorangeallthetime52®
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CUTIGR69
spacer that's why it's been 11 years but we have to oblige the acc
ragtop
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fjms
spacer I'm sure you can swing it once every 11 years***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Yay, a night game, Yay
orangetiger77
spacer Yes.***
soccerkrzy®
spacer Sweet, taking Thurs and Fri off and coming to this game.
soccerkrzy®
spacer Ditto, and I am offering $1 extra
hleapha
spacer I think I can afford to take 1 Friday off every 11 years
cu1981fans
spacer One home Thursday night game every 11 years is nothing to
zettner
spacer Re: One home Thursday night game every 11 years is nothing to
deroberts
spacer Great combination of home/away and open dates layout.***
zettner
spacer I agree that if the schedule remains the same...
BigCUFan®
spacer agreed....Thursday games if they only occur once every 11 yr
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer this game will sell out and DV will be packed and rocking
ChapinTiger1
spacer If you can't make the trip, sell the ticket, there problem
Bryanttiger®
spacer Trust me Tnet will find something to complain about***
Bryanttiger®
spacer Thursday November 14th is the date of the game
GrannyClampet
spacer Good. Stomping the Jackets on any night is great. A prime
Filo Betto
spacer most stunning line of the memo......
scooter
spacer Scooter, don't get too excited since we have heard similar
Tiger5
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Dugatiger®
spacer They'll probably cancel
PenthouseTiger
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Dugatiger®
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BFRT_King Ranch®
spacer I know I'm in the minority here but I hate Thursday games***
Tigerfansince1972®
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deroberts
spacer agreed...once every 11 yrs we can deal with
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer Re: agreed...once every 11 yrs we can deal with
PenthouseTiger
spacer Small stadium***
clemtiger14®
spacer Not that small.
flyingtigerfan®
spacer and sells out for every single game***
PenthouseTiger
spacer I hate the Thursday night clause in the ACC's
uproar84®
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BFRT_King Ranch®
spacer Not sure where you think that's the minority...def majority***
soccerkrzy®
spacer I'm with you....
BigCUFan®
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knowitall
spacer GREAT way to spend a couple of vacation days!
RU4GOD2®
spacer why is everyone complaining??? WE HAVE A NIGHT GAME
clemsonsuzi®
spacer Let's hope this is better than . . .
CU_Tiger_06
spacer Yeah, I remember that one. Got off work later than expected
Iwantthe80sback
spacer Yeah, it was also our first glimpse of
CU_Tiger_06
spacer Why do yall act like you are the only ones that have a life
HAWG
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ALLIN4CU®
spacer Clemson football is meant for Saturday afternoons..Period!
CUTIGR69
spacer growing up on 1 pm starts on Saturday I'm there with you***
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer Actually, I grew up on 2 pm starts & then we went to 1 pm.
CUTIGR69
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Sportsfan®
spacer Ugh...
jba6ch®
spacer What's a vacation day?***
tigerbart
spacer Thursday night Ball Game????
71PR
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sgttiger
spacer Reading many of the complaints on here about the schedule
CUsouix®
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