Clemson gears up for 53rd annual Tigerama
By Hannah Sykes
CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Blue Key Honor Society will host the 53rd annual Tigerama Homecoming pep rally at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Titled “Legends of the Valley,” this year’s rally will showcase outstanding men and women from Clemson’s history. Doors to the show will open at 6:30 p.m.
Featuring a special appearance by coach Dabo Swinney and the Clemson football team, Tigerama will include skits, videos and presentations from student organizations; sounds and sights from Tiger Band and the Rally Cats; and the crowning of Miss Homecoming. There will be a fireworks show outside to conclude the evening.
Clemson father-son duo George Bennett (class of 1955) and Jeff Bennett (class of 1982) will preside as masters of ceremonies. George, former director of IPTAY, is credited with the idea of firing a cannon when the Tigers score touchdowns in football games.
The Blue Key Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa will kick off the celebration at 5:30 p.m. on the Littlejohn lawn with “Tailgate Tigerama.” Students, alumni and the Clemson community are invited to hear music from live bands, see performing groups and bring youngsters for trick-or-treating.
Tickets are $8 for the public and $6 for Clemson students who buy in advance with Tiger Stripe. Tickets can be purchased on campus in the Hendrix Student Center, University Union, Alumni Center, Littlejohn Coliseum box office and the athletic ticket office at Memorial Stadium. Tickets also are available at Mr. Knickerbockers, The Athletic Department and Tiger Sports Shop in downtown Clemson. Proceeds from the pep rally benefit the Tigerama Scholarship Endowment Fund for Clemson University Students.