Photos by Jack Lukow Tens of thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown Clemson and tens of thousands more waited in Death Valley to celebrate the Tigers’ first national football championship since 1981. After the parade wound its way from College Avenue to Death Valley, the 2016 National Champions touched Howard’s Rock and ran […]
The goal was always to win that second championship. And now that that’s been accomplished, the natural follow-up question is: what’s next?
Prior to Monday night, the Tigers had last won a national championship in the 1981 season. What happened between then and now?
For most of Monday night’s matchup between Alabama and Clemson, it seemed like history was repeating itself, only with a slightly different cast of characters this time around.
The National Champions Clemson Tigers are expected back in the Upstate around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Clemson’s thrilling 35-31 victory was barely in the books Monday night (actually Tuesday morning if you want to be technical) and Tiger fans were lined up to buy T-shirts, sweatshirts and other swag to commemorate the second national championship in school history.
A national championship deserves a parade and the Clemson Tigers will get theirs Saturday morning.
Over the past few seasons, the Tigers have been featured on the cover of a handful of national sports publications, but the soon-to-be-released Sports Illustrated championship issue will be the most satisfying for Tigers fans to purchase.
From the students who came to back to Clemson and watched the game on a big screen in the middle of downtown and Tiger fans who made the pilgrimage to Tampa to fans who gathered in Greenville bars for the communal experience to those who agonized over every play in the solace of their own living rooms, the reaction was the same.
The Tigers rolled over the Tide last night in Tampa, as a last-second play vaulted Clemson over Alabama to claim the College Football National Championship. The big game, captured in pictures.
The Tigers’ championship victory breaks the Crimson Tide’s 26-game win streak and marks the program’s first win over a No. 1 ranked team.
Fanatics, a global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has released an infographic illustrating which school leads each state in merch sales since the College Football Playoff semifinal matches.
Even though U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-Charleston) is a Charleston Southern grad, who an honorary Tiger from here on out.
With the Clemson Tigers headed for the National Championship for the second year in a row, it’s impossible not to think about the team’s 1981 team.
Coming off a dominant shutout against the Ohio State Buckeyes in a game that was essentially considered a toss up, there’s no reason why Clemson fans shouldn’t be confident going into their rematch against Alabama.