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Classic Clashes of the Carolina-Clemson Football Rivalry: A State of Disunion

Classic Clashes of the Carolina-Clemson Football Rivalry: A State of Disunion

by Travis Haney, Larry Williams


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Former Clemson coach Charley Pell once said that the outcome of the Carolina-Clemson rivalry decides who walks down the street as state champion and who hides in a closet for a year." That's the way it goes in the Palmetto State when these two football teams get together. Playing for the first time in 1896 on a soggy day at the state fair in Columbia, the Gamecocks and the Tigers began a tradition that has lasted over a century. Join award-winning sportswriters Travis Haney and Larry Williams as they recount the greatest moments of the longest uninterrupted series in the South, with firsthand accounts from coaches, players and spectators."

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ISBN-13: 9781609494223
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/21/2011
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 714,882
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Travis Haney has covered University of South Carolina sports for The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier since April 2007. Prior to that, he traveled with the Atlanta Braves, covering more than four hundred Major League games for Morris News Service in two-plus seasons. Haney, twenty-nine, has won numerous writing awards and had a 2004 feature story published in the Best American Sports Writing series. The 2003 graduate of the University of Tennessee lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and considers the 2010 College World Series the greatest event he has ever covered, thanks in large part to the Gamecocks' dramatic run to the national title.

Table of Contents

Carolina Foreword Tommy Suggs 9

Clemson Foreword Charlie Whitehurst 13

Acknowledgements 17

Introduction: Political Football 91

1 A Near-Death Experience: 1902 35

2 Signs of the Times: 1941 44

3 A Hot Ticket: 1946 49

4 Tempest and a Teacup: 1948 57

5 Draw, Win or Lose: 1950 66

6 Ending the Jinx: 1955 70

7 Howard's Sunburned Head: 1958 80

8 Farewell to a Friend: 1959 84

9 Yanking the Tigers' Tails: 1961 95

10 The Win that Wasn't: 1965 100

11 Unblemished: 1968-70 105

12 Grantz's Called Shot: 1975 111

13 Close…and Cigars: 1977 118

14 A Fashion Statement: 1980 129

15 A Season Saved: 1984 139

16 Black Death…and Rodney's Revenge: 1987-88 147

17 Taneyhill's Home Run: 1992 157

18 Taking the Ride: 1999 163

19 Calm Before the Storm: 2000 170

20 A Black Eye: 2003-04 180

Epilogue: Turning the Tables? 193

Appendix: Series Results, Coaching Records and Single-Game Records 199

About the Authors 205

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