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Fourth Annual Rock the ‘John to be Held Friday Night

Fourth Annual Rock the ‘John to be Held Friday Night

Oct. 20, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The Tiger basketball programs will play host to the fourth annual Rock The `John, Clemson’s version of Midnight Madness, on Friday, Oct. 21 at Littlejohn Coliseum. The event, sponsored by Verizon and Coca Cola, will celebrate the start of the 2011-12 men’s and women’s basketball seasons and will begin at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:30, and the first 500 fans will receive a free Rock the `John t-shirt. The event is free of charge and will be emceed by men’s basketball in-game host JDew.

Rock The `John will be filled promotions, prizes, skills competitions, interactive games, and an opportunity to get to know the student-athlete personalities. Rock the `John will also have exciting performances from the cheerleaders, Rally Cats, Tiger Pep Band, and notable entertainment act Red Panda.

The event will also include entertaining and exciting player and coach introductions and a brief men’s scrimmage. An autograph session for both teams will follow the event on the concourse level of Littlejohn Coliseum.

The event will precede what should be an exciting weekend for Tiger athletics, as the football team also plays host to North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 22.

“Rock The `John will be a great event to have a fun night with family and friends, and it also provides the opportunity for fans to meet this year’s basketball teams,” said Brad Lewis, Clemson’s marketing assistant. “I hope everyone takes advantage of such a great Clemson weekend.”

The men’s team will also be celebrating its 100th year of basketball, and throughout the night the 25 members of the school’s all-time team will be uniquely unveiled. The all-time team was determined by a combined vote of fans on ClemsonTigers.com and a special panel appointed by the athletic department.

Fans attending Rock the `John will receive men’s and women’s schedule key tags, schedule cards, posters, magnets, and t-shirts at various times throughout the event.

2011 Rock The `John • Friday, October 21 in Littlejohn Coliseum • FREE Event • Doors open at 7:30 PM and event begins at 8:00 PM • First 500 fans in the door receive a FREE Rock The `John t-shirt • Fans in attendance will receive schedule key tags, schedule cards, posters and t-shirts throughout the event • Hosted by JDew • Performances by the Clemson Cheerleaders, Rally Cats, Tiger Pep Band and Red Panda • Exciting player and coach introductions • Men’s scrimmage • Unveiling of Clemson Men’s Basketball 25-member all-time team • Other activities include promotions, interactive games, skill competitions and opportunities to get to know the student-athlete personalities • Autograph session on the concourse of Littlejohn Coliseum following the event • Event sponsored by Verizon and Coca-Cola

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