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Football Update: Bowden Bowl III

This week’s “Football Game Update” contains information on security issues in addition to the usual reserved parking and highway construction reminders. If you are coming to Saturday’s game — or if you plan to be on campus — read this e-mail and share the information with Clemson fans among your family and friends.

1. CLEMSON TO CONTINUE STEPPED-UP SECURITY FOR FLORIDA STATE GAME Leave your backpacks and totebags in the car

2. CLEMSON, FLORIDA STATE TO PROTECT TRADEMARKS, ENFORCEMENT TEAMS ON ALERT FOR COUNTERFEIT ITEMS Look for “officially licensed” clothes and souvenirs

3. RESERVED LOTS TO BE CLEARED 12 HOURS BEFORE GAME Move cars by 3:30 a.m. to avoid towing Saturday

4. MANEUVERING AROUND ROAD CONSTRUCTION CALLS FOR PATIENCE Allow extra time for the trip

1. CLEMSON TO CONTINUE STEPPED-UP SECURITY FOR HOMECOMING GAME

Clemson will stick with increased security measures, enforced after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, for its Nov. 3 game against Florida State.

The “no pass-outs” rule enacted for the Virginia game will be continued. Once inside Memorial Stadium, fans will not be allowed to exit and return. “We understand that this changes a long-standing Clemson tradition, but we hope all of our fans will understand why this is necessary,” said Athletic Director Bobby Robinson.

The new stadium rules also mean no backpacks, tote bags or other large carryalls will be allowed in the football stadium.

Items allowed into the stadium but subject to search are purses, diaper bags, seat cushions, binoculars, cameras, video cameras, cell phones, radios, Walkman-type radio/recorders and hand-held TVs.

Umbrellas and strollers can be checked at the gates by security personnel.

Bomb squad experts and bomb-sniffing dogs from the City of Anderson will be on hand to check the stadium and cars parked near it.

Adults attending the game should have an official form of photo identification with them, and children should remain with an adult at all times during the game.

Planes will be restricted from flying over the stadium between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m., and only cars bearing IPTAY placards will be allowed access to roads in the vicinity of the stadium (Avenue of Champions, Centennial Boulevard, Press Road) during the game.

“These measures are purely precautionary to ensure that everyone can come to the game and enjoy themselves,” said Mary Poore, associate vice president for municipal services.

2. CLEMSON, FLORIDA STATE TO PROTECT TRADEMARKS, ENFORCEMENT TEAMS ON ALERT FOR COUNTERFEIT ITEMS

The sale of unlicensed apparel is detrimental not only to the institution whose trademark is counterfeited, but also to consumers buying the merchandise. Representatives from The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), in conjunction with local law enforcement officials, will be in search of counterfeit merchandise Saturday, Nov. 3, when Clemson plays Florida State at Memorial Stadium.

Clemson and Florida State have teamed efforts with CLC, their exclusive licensing representative, to prevent thousands of dollars in lost revenue due to merchandise counterfeiters. To ensure the purchase of officially licensed Clemson and Florida State merchandise, consumers should look for:

* The red and blue “Officially Licensed Collegiate Products” label somewhere on the product.

* Tasteful, approved depictions of Clemson and Florida State logos.

* Intact tags. (A torn or missing tag is evidence of a second-hand garment, one that probably would not meet the stringent quality standards in place at the Universities.)

* The name of the manufacturer somewhere on the product, in the form of a hangtag, a neck label or screen-printed directly on the garment.

* Appropriate trademark designations (i.e. TM, next to a specific name or design.

Anyone suspecting counterfeit merchandise should contact The Collegiate Licensing Company at (770) 956-0520 to report the suspected infringement.

As members of the CLC Consortium, Clemson and Florida State have access to all staff and services of CLC, the oldest and largest licensing representative in the nation. CLC’s members include more than 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, the Heisman trophy, and the NCAA (including the Men’s and Women’s Final Four, the College World Series, and all NCAA Championships). Based in Atlanta, CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 65 licensing professionals with the capability to establish and manage every aspect of a collegiate licensing program.

3. RESERVED LOTS TO BE CLEARED 12 HOURS BEFORE GAME

All vehicles parked in lots and numbered spaces reserved for football parking must be moved no later than 3:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 3) for Clemson’s game with North Carolina, which has a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Cars remaining in reserved spaces 12 hours prior to games are subject to towing.

This long-standing practice, which frees up parking for IPTAY members attending football games, applies to the following student and employee parking lots: C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6, C-7, C-9, C-10, C-12, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-7, E-14, P-3, P-4, R-2, R-3. Parking is also reserved on Ravenel Road, Avenue of Champions, Centennial Boulevard, Williamson Road, Heisman Street, and on South Palmetto Boulevard, from Williamson Road to Fernow Street.

Resident students, whose vehicles must be moved from R-2 and R-3 parking lots, are reminded that the grassy area at “Kite Hill” — NOT P-1 LOT — is the designated campus alternative. “Kite Hill” is accessible via the entrance from Perimeter Road near the U.S. 76 intersection. Students may park in P-1 during the day on Friday, but this lot must be clear by Saturday for general football parking.

CUPD will have personnel at “Kite Hill” on football Fridays 4-7 p.m. to assist students relocating their vehicles. Clemson Area Transit will provide transit service on home-football Friday and Sunday evenings for those who relocate their cars to Kite Hill. CAT will operate two special buses for three hours each day on Friday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., students may ride the Campus Connector route to travel between the P-1 lot and West Campus. CAT route schedules are published on the Web at: http://www.catbus.com/

In addition to the parking alternative for R-2 and R-3 mentioned above, all federal, state and university vehicles are also expected to be moved to the grassy area at “Kite Hill,” off McMillan Road near the Fire Station. All cars parked on these grassy areas during home football games must be moved no later than Monday morning.

There will be no parking allowed on the band practice field, south of the Brooks Center and adjacent to C-11 parking lot.

4. MANEUVERING AROUND ROAD CONSTRUCTION CALLS FOR PATIENCE

Improvements in traffic flow continue to be made as construction progresses on the S.C. Highway 93 project.

If you are going to the game or you have family and friends coming to Clemson on Saturday, the University encourages you and your visitors to:

* allow extra time for the trip,

* pay special attention to signs, directional signals and instructions given by State Troopers and other law enforcement officers coordinating traffic control,

* excercise caution on roads into Clemson where some lanes are closed and surfaces may be uneven,

* accept that traffic will move slower than on past football Saturdays and that you may not be able to take your usual route to the stadium, and

* be patient.

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