Jan. 23, 2002
Clemson, SC – This Sunday, January 27, 2002, ESPN Classic will broadcast a “Classic Clemson Sunday”. The network has chosen to show four Clemson sporting events from the 1980s and 1990s. The games will be shown from noon until 8:00 PM on ESPN’s Classic Network.
The first event to be shown will be the 1981 Clemson vs. South Carolina football game. The Tigers traveled to Columbia to Williams- Brice Stadium to take on the South Carolina in hopes of concluding its first undefeated regular season since 1948. Tune in to relive some great moments turned in by the McSwain Brothers, Rod and Chuck.
The second game to be shown will be a basketball game from Columbia, SC between the Tigers and Gamecocks. Watch the Tigers future ACC MVP Horace Grant in action as he attempts to bring the Tigers back to prominence under Cliff Ellis.
The third event will be the 1996 Clemson versus North Carolina basketball game in Greensboro, NC at the ACC quarterfinals. North Carolina and Clemson battled down to the wire in this game. Clemson’s chances of beating UNC looked grim with 10 seconds left in the game, until Clemson’s Greg Buckner, responded. Watch Buckner battle future NBA stars Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter in this Classic ending.
The last event shown will be the 1992 Clemson vs. Virginia Football game. Clemson, behind a top 10 rushing attack, was the last team in the ACC you would think capable of coming back from a big deficit. Tune in to see Louis Solomon bring the Tigers back from a 28-0 deficit.
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