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Clemson Accomplishes Major Sports Triple for Third Year in Row

Clemson Accomplishes Major Sports Triple for Third Year in Row

May 30, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – When Clemson was selected for the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, it became one of 10 schools to accomplish the Major Sports Triple in 2010-11. The program was one of 10 schools to go to a bowl game, the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament and the NCAA Baseball Tournament this year.

The schools who accomplished the feat this year were Arizona, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas State, North Carolina and Texas A&M.

This is the third consecutive year Clemson accomplished the Major Sports Triple and joins ACC rival Florida State as the only two teams in the nation to do the feat three each of the last straight years.

Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips and Florida State Athletic Director Randy Spetman have been at their respective schools for each of those seasons and are thus the only athletic directors nationally to have their programs accomplish the Major Sports Triple each of the last three years.

This is the second time in history Clemson has accomplished the Major Sports Triple three consecutive years. Clemson also accomplished the feat from 1995-96 through 1997-98 under Athletic Director Bobby Robinson. Overall, this is the 10th academic year Clemson has accomplished the feat.

Schools to Accomplish Major Sport Triple Last Three Years:2008-09 (13): Clemson, Boston College, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Utah2009-10 (8): California, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Texas, Texas A&M2010-11 (10): Arizona, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas State, North Carolina, Texas A&M

Years Clemson Accomplished Major Sports Triple
Year Basketball Baseball Bowl
1979-80 Elite Eight College World Series Peach
1986-87 First Round Regional Gator
1988-89 Second Round Regional Citrus
1989-90 Sweet 16 Regional Gator
1995-96 First Round College World Series Gator
1996-97 Sweet 16 Regional Gator
1997-98 First Round Regional Peach
2008-09 First Round Super Regional Gator
2009-10 First Round College World Series Music City
2010-11 Second Round ? Meineke Car Care

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