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A Clemson helmet sits on the turf of Mercedes-Benz stadium, where the Tigers defeated Georgia Tech, 41-10, on Sept. 5, 2022. 

Community service and a riot: The legacy of the Palmetto Bowl

Mercedes Dubberly, Asst. TimeOut Editor November 23, 2023

Since 1896, the Clemson Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks have gone head to head in what is considered to be the state’s ugliest football rivalry. Originally dubbed “Big Thursday” because...

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney walks around the field during practice on Aug. 10, 2023.

Opinion: Who would win in a fight, Swinney or Beamer?

Malone Kinard-Huisinger, Senior Reporter November 23, 2023

Clemson will head to Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday to right the ship and reclaim the Palmetto Bowl from the Gamecocks after the Tigers’ tragic loss in Death Valley last year. We can analyze...

Clemson center Will Putnam (56) has played South Carolina three times in his career since he arrived at Clemson in 2019.

Clemson’s players eager to ‘set the record straight’ in Palmetto Bowl

Justin Robertson, Associate Editor November 23, 2023

Clemson players and coaches have always preached the idea of the next upcoming game being the most important, but this week is a little different. Before falling to the Gamecocks 31-30 last November,...

Captain Thomas Samuelsen takes a faceoff during Clemsons game against South Carolina on Nov. 10.

The Palmetto Cup: The rivalry on ice

Kelly Kaelblein, Asst. Sports Editor November 23, 2023

For as long as both can remember, the Clemson and South Carolina club ice hockey teams have battled against each other three times per season, a series which both have deemed the “Palmetto Cup.” The...

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and players take part in the Walk of Champions tradition ahead of the South Carolina game. 

True or false: Rivalry edition

Grace O'Donnell, Sports Editor November 23, 2023

Here are some true or false questions relating to the annual Clemson vs. South Carolina football game: Before the Palmetto Rivalry was established, USC and Clemson battled for the "Hardee's Trophy,"...

The Tiger mascot poses in front of the crowd in Memorial Stadium during the Clemson footballs game against Wake Forest on Oct. 7,  2023.

All signs point to Taylor Swift being a Clemson fan

Olivia Redix, Senior Reporter November 23, 2023

Taylor Swift has definitely done greater things in her life than dating the guy on the football team, but now that she runs straight home to the guy on the Chiefs, there is reason to believe that she is...

The Blood Connection will be at Death Valley from noon-5 p.m. today taking donations.

Clemson wins Blood Bowl for 5th straight year

Blake Mauro, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2023

For the past week leading up to the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry football game, blood donation trucks have been scattered around Clemson's and South Carolina's campuses to see which school could collect...

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and players take part in the Walk of Champions tradition ahead of the South Carolina game. 

Swinney, Tigers eager to right the ship against Gamecocks

Grace O'Donnell, Sports Editor November 23, 2023

The Tigers and Gamecocks will meet in a prime-time game this Saturday to mark the 120th matchup between the bitter rivals. With kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium, Clemson has a one-track...

Hear The Tigers Sports Editors take on the Clemson-USC rivalry.

Letter from the editor

Grace O'Donnell, Sports Editor November 23, 2023

Dear Tigers, First and foremost, a disclaimer: I was raised a Gamecock fan. My family and I have since realized the error of our ways, obviously, and have been ride or die for the Tigers thereafter. Being...

Clemson and South Carolina players fight in 2004 during the annual rivalry game.

A look back at the infamous 2004 Clemson vs. South Carolina game

Kiley Bouchard, Senior Reporter November 23, 2023

Almost two decades ago, when Dabo Swinney was merely a coaching assistant, a blood feud between Clemson and South Carolina in their annual rivalry game came down to a physical altercation that went far...

What the Clemson-USC rivalry means to The Tigers Sports Editor.

Clemson, USC students give their insights into the rivalry

Sarah Pepe, Senior Reporter November 23, 2023

What is the rivalry game day atmosphere like to you? University of South Carolina The last rivalry game I attended was in 2021 — the atmosphere was intense in Williams-Brice Stadium; all of the fans...

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