... Clemson University Tigers.


Clemson Tillman Hall   

Tillman Hall on the Campus of Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Clemson University is both Lee and my Alma Mater.  I graduated in 1975 with Lee following just a year later.  We both loved our time at Clemson. 

In addition to Lee and I, my father, Alfred Smoak graduated from Clemson in 1957 along with my uncle, Ralph Smoak and a cousin, George W. Horris, Jr.  My grandfather, John Gary Smoak, Sr. attended Clemson way back in the early 1900's.  When he passed away, I got his ceramic tiger that he got when he went to Clemson.  That is one of my most treasured items in my home.  So we are a Clemson family...Go Tigers! 

Clemson is one of the best small town major universities in the US.  It is annually picked as one of the best educational values around.  Ranked as the 22nd best national public university by U.S. News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit — in academics, athletics and life.  Nothing beats Clemson!

Nestled in the foothills of the mountains and on the shores of Lake Hartwell, Clemson has a variety of beautiful vistas and many, many things to do. 

Clemson is one of the country’s top-tier research universities.  Clemson University has combined the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university with the academic and social environment of a small college. It's founder Thomas Green Clemson he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina’s famous statesman, John C. Calhoun. Upon his death, in 1888, he bequeathed his Fort Hill plantation and a considerable sum from his personal assets for the establishment of an educational institution that would teach scientific agriculture and the mechanical arts to South Carolina’s young people.  In November 1889, the Clemson Agricultural College was established. 

Clemson College formally opened in July 1893 with an enrollment of 446. From the beginning, the college was an all-male military school. It remained this way until 1955 when the change was made to “civilian” status for students, and Clemson became a coeducational institution. In 1964, the college was renamed Clemson University as the state Legislature formally recognized the school’s expanded academic offerings and research pursuits. 

If you or anyone in your family would like to know more about Clemson University, we would welcome to opportunity to talk with them.  Clemson's alumni are THE best advocates for the university.  Want more info?  Just follow this link:  www.clemson.edu.

Clemson Tiger Sports

Clemson University Tigers Football team are perennial ACC contenders.   They are coached by Dabo Sweeny. 

2012 Clemson Tiger Football - 2012 Chick fil-A Bowl Champions! 

The 14th ranked Clemson Tigers defeated the 8th ranked LSU Tigers, 25-24 on a last second field goal to take down the Louisiana State University Tigers to win the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl Championship.

2011 Clemson Tiger Football - Atlantic Coast Conference Champions! 

The Clemson Tigers defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies for the SECOND time in 2011 to win the 2011 ACC Football Championship.

1981 Clemson Tiger Football - National Champions! 

The undefeated Clemson Tigers defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 22-25 in the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida to win the 1981 College Football Championship.

Check out the 1981 Clemson Tigers Football Team.

Here is a picture that most Clemson folks will remember... It's the cover of Sports Illustrated, January 11, 1982.   


Clemson Wide Receiver Perry Tuttle on the Cover of Sports Illustrated.

One of the best sports quotes in Clemson history...  "Our defense plays with reckless abandon and total disregard for personal safety" - Clemson Coach Danny Ford. 

Men's Basketball

December 12, 2011

Clemson University Tigers are perennial ACC contenders.   They are coached by second year coach Brad Brownell. 

Women's Basketball

December 12, 2011

Clemson University Tigers are perennial ACC contenders.   They are coached by coach Itoro Coleman. 

Men's Baseball

December 12, 2010

Clemson University Tigers are a perennial ACC and National contender.   They are coached by coach Jack Leggett since 1994. 

Men's Soccer

December 12, 2011

Clemson University Tigers are perennial ACC and National contenders.   They are coached by coach Mike Noonan.