March 2, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. – Travis Zachery, Clemson’s leading rusher and leader in all-purpose running in 1998, has been suspended for spring practice and for the first game of 1999 if he returns in the fall. Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden made the announcement Tuesday.
Zachery was suspended as a measure of “in-house” discipline. Bowden did not elaborate, but had said after Zachery was arrested for disorderly conduct in January that his discipline would be handled internally. The runningback from Marietta, GA had 635 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns for Clemson last year. He also had 15 receptions for 144 yards and a score. His 995 all-purpose yards led the Tigers.
Bowden also said that Quincy Wicker, who red-shirted last season as a running back, and Jason Flanders, a reserve tight end, would not return next year. They will remain students at Clemson the remainder of the semester, but will transfer to another school in May. Neither player appeared in a game last year.
Bowden also stated that two offensive linemen will not be returning to the team due to medical reasons. Joedy Mitchell, a senior offensive tackle from Conyers, GA will not return due to the broken leg he suffered last spring. Mark Striewing, a junior offenisve guard from Blacksburg, SC, will not return due to a back injury. Neither player appeared in a game last year.
Clemson begins spring practice on Saturday, March 6 at 1:30 PM on the practice fields behind the Jervey Athletic Center. The practice will be open to the public. It will be the first of 15 spring practices for the Tigers. The Spring Game is scheduled for April 10 at 1:00 PM at Death Valley.
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