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Oct 21, 2019

Tigerama 2019

By: Jack Debbout

Note: The following appears in the Florida State gameday football program.

It is no surprise to any Clemson student, alumnus, faculty member or fan that this university is something special. But now with two national championships in three years, the rest of the nation is starting to catch on.

It is impossible to understand the electric feeling of being a Tiger without first stepping foot on campus, but it is easy to see the exponential growth consuming our university because of Clemson’s climbing national popularity. There always has been “something in these hills,” but there has never been as rare a time as now to be a Clemson student.

Our nationally ranked football program and academics, paired with a passionate and driven student body that comes together to form the Clemson Family…this is what makes the “Clemson Dynasty.”

This Homecoming season, we celebrate the 2018 national championship and the historic undefeated season. But as we celebrate, we still hold our expectations high to the prize again in hopes of hoisting up another national championship trophy at the end of the 2019 season. It is this attitude that makes the Clemson student and athlete so successful.

We are a competitive student body with a vision for greatness, and as ecstatic as we were to win the 2016 and 2018 national titles, we are just as determined to bring home another victory to the place we love most.

This campus has a trophy mentality, and that is what will fuel this “Clemson Dynasty” for years to come and ensure that this dynamic university success is only just beginning.

Tigerama’s 63rd-annual pep rally will once again be held in its original venue, Memorial Stadium, on Friday, Oct. 25. The evening kicks off with the pre-event on Avenue of Champions beginning at 4:30 p.m. There are kid-friendly games, food trucks, face painting, an opportunity to take pictures with the national championship trophy and a special appearance by D.J. Sha.

The gates for the event open at 6 p.m., and the pep rally begins at 6:45 p.m. Performances by Tiger Band, Rally Cats, cheerleaders, Pershing Rifles, the crowning of Miss Homecoming and our Clemson football team highlight the show, all ending with a musical performance by Johnnyswim. This is the first musical performance in Death Valley since 1999.

The night concludes with paw-shaped fireworks, the alma mater and an incredible amount of spirit for the Homecoming game against Boston College to follow the next day.

Fans can purchase tickets at the Hendrix Student Center guest services desk or at Tickets for students and children in advance are $10, and adult tickets are $15. On the day of the event, tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults. You can log onto or follow us on social media (Instagram – @cutigerama, Twitter – @ClemsonTigerama).


On Nov. 8, 1957, Joe Sherman and Blue Key Honor Society oversaw the inaugural performance of Tigerama, making it the second-largest, completely student-run pep rally in the nation.

Tigerama has become a hallmark event of the Homecoming weekend in Tigertown, highlighting for an audience of thousands the best of what Clemson University has to offer.

Since 1957, Tigerama has been more than just a celebration of Clemson’s Homecoming…it is a unique experience for Tiger fans of all ages. Tigerama is not only a catalyst for school spirit, it is also a source of essential scholarship support.

Since its founding in 1957, the proceeds from Tigerama have provided the top student from each academic major a Tigerama scholarship, which recognizes excellence in the classroom and leadership in the community.