Death Valley help

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  1. chele

    chele Founding Member

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    I've recently moved to Clemson for work (at least it's better than "no football land" North Carolina where I've been for a while -- maybe I'll even get to see some SEC games on TV).

    Anyway, a friend who went to undergrad here (and was in the band, so he's definitely biased) told me that LSU got the name Death Valley and the Tiger Rag from Clemson (and that this fact was even reported in LSU's media guide). I did a little looking around and found that Tiger Stadium was built well before Clemson's (1920s vs. 1940s), but I couldn't find any real information on the Death Valley nickname. I haven't gotten around to looking up Tiger Rag yet. Does anyone know of websites that tell which came first?

    Thanks! Geaux :lsug: Tigers! :champs:
     
  2. BB

    BB Founding Member

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    Tell your new friend they are full of s**t - I lived in Charleston for a few years so I do understand that Clemson has a rich tradition, Howard's Rock, the most exciting 30 seconds in sports, etc...

    But LSU is the original Death Valley and the Tiger Rag is rooted in the LSU / Tulane Rivalry if I'm not mistaken.
     
  3. SouthLink02

    SouthLink02 Founding Member

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    Maybe its me but I dont mind Clemson and thought their 30-second thing was incredibly lame and over-rated last year
     
  4. Chipeace

    Chipeace Country Roads Tiger

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    My daughter went to Clemson, saw several games there. I like the way you can walk on the field & up to the rock after the game. No Tiger stadium as far as volume, though. Last year, someone posted an in-depth comparison & how "death valley at both stadiums" came to be. Can anyone find it & repost it?
     
  5. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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    the name of the tiger rag is also tied to the jazz tune..
     
  6. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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  7. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    I will re-edit this post when I find more links that I like.
    Ask yourself this question.

    Has anyone made comments about Clemsons death valley like they have about LSU?
    http://www.sfo.com/~csuppes/NCAA/SEC/index.htm?LSU/index.htm

    http://www.tigerweekly.com/article130.html

    http://people.physics.tamu.edu/trouble/tiger.html

    Some of this isn't exactly what you're looking for but it is interesting for LSU
    fans.

    I wish I could find the website from last year that was posted here about LSU and where our colors came from, it also talked about Death Valley and
    is what I was really looking for.
     
  8. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    From the Clemson Website

    Here's a link to some info about Tiger Stadium that doesn't address when it was first called Death Valley but offers some interesting tidbits on it.

    Ball Parks

    Here's another link that rates the best College Stadiums in the country on MSNBC.com

    MSNBC College football stadium rankings

    Another real good story from ESPN

    ESPN Article

    Haven't yet found anything saying when it was first called Death Valley but here is an intersting tidbit i found on a website. Don't know about the validity of this statement.

    http://people.physics.tamu.edu/trouble/tiger.html
     
  9. LSUfballfan11

    LSUfballfan11 Freshman

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    Clemson's Death Valley= Fake...:po:
     
  10. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Purple jerseys??? Death Valley??? Is this retro week?
     

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