Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games


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Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games

CLEMSON — After reviewing the end of game situation for the past three home football games, including the conclusion of Clemson’s exciting win over Louisville on Oct. 1, Clemson officials seek to reinforce post-game polices and provide further guidance regarding fans entering the playing surface at the end of Clemson football games.

“We’re not looking to remove the ‘Gathering at the Paw’ from our football games, but uncontrolled rushing of the field can lead to potentially dangerous circumstances” Vice President for Student Affairs Almeda Jacks said. “Last weekend three students were knocked down and injured, with one suffering significant injuries. We are asking for everyone’s compliance with our policies so we can preserve this uniquely Clemson experience.”

The following procedures will be enforced beginning with this weekend’s homecoming game against N.C. State:

* Fans can only enter the field 30 seconds after the conclusion of the game, with the 30-second clock prominently displayed on the video boards.

* Fans will only be allowed from access points to the field located in the West Endzone, the student section and from The Hill. No fans will be allowed to enter the field by hopping or jumping off the retaining wall surrounding Frank Howard Field.

* When on the field, fans should stay out of the visitor’s bench area and the pathway to the visitor’s locker room.

* Parents must accompany their young children onto the field.

“We’ve heard not only from opposing teams, but from our own coaches and student-athletes, about the unfortunate consequence of fans storming the field preventing them from exchanging appreciation between competitors following the game,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “By waiting 30 seconds, and entering the field in an orderly fashion, hopefully we can continue to promote the kind of sportsmanship for which Clemson has been historically known while also providing our fans and students a safe way to continue ‘Gathering at the Paw’.”

Additional security positioned throughout the field will be instructed to stop anyone trying to hop the retaining wall and direct fans to the entry points near the end zones.

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TigerNet News
spacer So it begins.***
Tiger2013
spacer My first thought as well...
moab®
spacer Surprised it has lasted this long really.***
kbtiger®
spacer Or ends, as the case may be.***
ATL PAW MAN®
spacer Indeed, the nanny-state left has gained a foothold at CU
tiger5by5®
spacer She's the same one who wouldn't allow CU employees
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Re: She's the same one who wouldn't allow CU employees
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: She's the same one who wouldn't allow CU employees
84OX®
spacer Re: So it begins.***
Hurrijane
spacer Notice how this was never an issue for the decades we
tigerpride98
spacer Ever since the SEC instituted its field-rush ban
TallulahtheTiger
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Tiger Contractor
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tigersnake1954®
spacer aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
tgrfan42069
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
TigerXJ
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
tiger tooth
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..***
DirtyTiger2000
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
DirtyTiger2000
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
Dugatiger®
spacer Actually you're wrong it was after the FSU game where
TigerStripes123
spacer Re: Actually you're wrong it was after the FSU game where
mhuyser
spacer Re: aka they are conditioning fans to accept it..
Papal Tiger®
spacer oh, good lord. Grassy knoll, much?***
BaltimoreTiger®
spacer Rotsa Ruck with that one...
ClemBert®
spacer Hopefully...
Tiger8693
spacer Re: Rotsa Ruck with that one...
Dugatiger®
spacer Geez, what's this got to do with political ideology?
TallulahtheTiger
spacer Re: Geez, what's this got to do with political ideology?
Papal Tiger®
spacer Re: Geez, what's this got to do with political ideology?
Dugatiger®
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NFLU
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CUtigerMB
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Oculus
spacer LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer Re: LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
spacer I promise I have only stepped on 7 little kids in 30 years
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer Re: I promise I have only stepped on 7 little kids in 30 years
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
spacer bah bah bah sheep...hey bro...newsflash....they have tried
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer Re: bah bah bah sheep...hey bro...newsflash....they have tried
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
spacer liberals are so clueless....and funny thing is they do not
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer Re: liberals are so clueless....and funny thing is they do
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
spacer No, but you can stop the first few over and hit them with
wildblulou®
spacer Exactly. Well said.***
moab®
spacer I would opt to see them go straight to the taser myself
LKN Tiger®
spacer Lol, +1.***
CU2013®
spacer Re: LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
Woburn Tiger
spacer so, by waiting 30 seconds....
cutiger250
spacer Re: so, by waiting 30 seconds....
lhaselden
spacer Re: LMFAO.....so let me get this right....the last 19 games that
lhaselden
spacer LOL they'll taze you.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: LOL they'll taze you.***
lhaselden
spacer Then don't come on here crying when your jumping doesn't go
Tiger5
spacer dumbest thing ever written...we all have been "jumping" onto the field
tiger5by5®
spacer Re: dumbest thing ever written...we all have been "jumping" onto the field
BentZero
spacer thanks petrino***
henry®
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island boy®
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island boy®
spacer You just need to worry about PETA protesting...
moab®
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CLEMPZENtygurs®
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lhaselden
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bleedsorange81
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
bleedsorange81
spacer Apparently I can only TU that once.***
wildblulou®
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bleedsorange81
spacer I'll be the first...
Tiger8693
spacer This****
CLEMPZENtygurs®
spacer I truly believe this could work as planned if they would
wildblulou®
spacer Re: I truly believe this could work as planned if they would
CLEMPZENtygurs®
spacer The waiting doesn't bother me as much as the ban on jumping down
tiger5by5®
spacer True about the wall on many fronts. Not enough entry
wildblulou®
spacer At least CU won't be sued now by morons jumping the wall....
BaltimoreTiger®
spacer Will they enforce with weapons or brutality....?
jbthe1tiger99
spacer This has to be done.
Clemson656
spacer ### are you talking about? Did you really just try to
CM Shack
spacer he didn't "pin" it, he said "who knows"
BaltimoreTiger®
spacer was he not attempting to connect the two?***
CM Shack
spacer He was linking it to fans not heeding calls to not tear down
wildblulou®
spacer The idiotic design of the goalposts is not he fault of fans
tiger5by5®
spacer BC had collapsible goal posts last week and they
clemsonsuzi®
spacer so if Mike had played at BC his neck would have been alright
CM Shack
spacer Re: BC had collapsible goal posts last week and they
Dugatiger®
spacer wow...just wow***
CM Shack
spacer If if's and's & but's were nuts...
OneJedi
spacer I'd give the a minute if they kill the "wu-who"***
Pigeye
spacer Wait...
Catahoula
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Clemson_
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Tman84
spacer Like everything else, a few will ruin it for everyone.
Exsitu®
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Tigerdug23®
spacer So those that sit near the "access" points will
Tharealdonjuan
spacer Does thus apply to espn as well?
Memphis Tiger®
spacer Re: Does thus apply to espn as well?
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson to enforce safety measures after football games
MaukaTiger®
spacer How will it be enforced?
metiger
spacer It will be announced over the PA system like it always has
TigerStripes123
spacer Re: How will it be enforced?
deroberts
spacer If they are suing the school, terminate them as Students
Dr. Nikola Tesla
spacer EVERYONE rush the field...they can't stop us all!***
wyletigr
spacer Unfortunately, i think this is a necessary measure.
TigersAndCubs
spacer Fear is that this will start us on slippery slippery slope
TallulahtheTiger
spacer Absolute load of garbage!!
OneJedi
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CLEMPZENtygurs®
spacer Its over already and all that is left is the crying
InletTiger15®
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