I am a graduate of Clemson University and NEVER have I EVER heard anyone connected with the school or the football team even hint that they expected to win a football game because God was on their side...find some other vehicle/fantasy to try and peddle your real agenda of "Christian bashing". Hope Dabo continues for many years teaching these young men that there is something bigger than football in the world....
sunday is the summerville christmas parade at 2 pm
Golden Ratio - You are ignorant and foolishly & grossly misinformed. I'm not sure how small schools fund athletics, but NCAA Division I athletic programs do not spend a penny of taxpayer money. Athletics at schools like Clemson & South Carolina are privately funded via massive TV contracts for football & basketball (ESPN, etc.), ticket sales, licensing agreements & merchandise sales, and concessions. Most athletic scholarships are funded by booster clubs like IPTAY and the Gamecock Club. Funding for large capital projects like athletic facilities is provided via bonds re-paid out of the aforementioned athletic department revenues and booster club donations. In fact, Clemson's athletic department actually gives millions to the university every year. I think last year the athletic department gave the university over $2.5 million. Thanks to Clemson athletics countless small business owners in the Clemson area and larger corporations in the greater area make millions in extra revenues & profits. Home values in the area are very healthy, which funds arguably the best high school in SC, D.W. Daniel.
Chris, the biggest mistake in Clemson history was new president Max Lennon not understanding southern football culture and firing Danny Ford. Administrators after Lennon also deemphasized athletics, which has led to the decline of Clemson's overall athletic success. But our recent run of failure against USC falls on one person - Dabo. Tommy Bowden had the same overt Christian philosophy and he successfully turned the program around following its decline post Ford. Unfortunately, he never successfully replaced Rich Rodriguez as offensive coordinator. That resulted in the program hitting a plateau, but he owned USC while he was head coach. The true irony of Dabo's failures against USC is the fact that he mainly got the permanent head coaching job because Clemson beat USC in 2008. I wasn't a TB fan, and I'm not a big fan of Dabo either. Danny Ford is a Christian, but he spewed fire & brimstone of his own variety (laced with plenty of profanity and colorful metaphors) when he ran the program. Playing nice (Bowden & Dabo) and playing a soft style of football (Oregon has the same trouble beating physical old school teams) will not win championships and won't beat physically tougher teams. Clemson has actually out recruited USC over the years, but coaching is more important than recruiting, and USC is currently beating Clemson thanks to a tougher style of football and better coaching. Until we get a head coach that understands big boy football, toughness, and the importance of a solid offensive line, we'll continue to see Clemson stomp weaker less talented teams while looking silly against tougher and better coached teams, even when they have less talent. I'm not pleased, but have accepted this is how things are going to be for the near future. One thing to help us through these tough years is knowing we actually won the national championship (I was there!) which USC is still not close to doing, and we still have a huge lead in the overall series. Let them have their due. The sun can't shine on the same dogs ass all the time. They still suck and their luck will turn.
Just wrong on all accounts here....no 'writer' should ever 'use' this kind of journalism! I will never subscribe to this paper.
12 Apostles, 12 on a football team. Get it? Tigers aren't mentioned in the Bible, Gamecocks are. Remember the chicken curse? Now it's Clemsoning. The media and entertainment industries are generally atheistic. So are many academicians. Also world class hypocrites. But then so are we all. Christians who are really true to their faith do not make good hedonist. And good hedonist are good consumers. You know, the kind of people who provide the market for the products and services that advertise in the CCP. That is not to say Chris is wrong about proselytizing. What Dabo is saying is that if you are Jewish, Muslim, agnostic, atheist, etc., Clemson doesn't want you on the team. And that's just not fair..
As to separation of church and state. Last time I looked, charity was a religious virtue. When the state starts providing for the poor, the lame, the sick; is that not charity?
Cebedenbaugh - all the states have a health insurance exchange - the Federal government is having to run those where the states have decided not to create their own. Funny enough, it is the mostly states that are great proponents of "states' rights" who have decided to not create their own exchanges. Many of those same states have also decided not to expand their Medicaid programs with Federal funds, so the working poor - who don't make enough to qualify for exchange subsidies but too much to qualify for Medicaid - are left without any insurance at all. Classy "solution" for those who resist anything Obama-related.
As the solicitors cry foul to Beatty's speech saying he is biased, me thinks they protest WAY too much. He stated he was against corrupt solicitors, not ETHICAL solicitors. If the thirteen solicitors were acting in an ethical manner, they would have nothing to complain about. Given their response, they are incriminating themselves and need to be voted OUT because, clearly they cannot be trusted since they are fighting oversight. Starting with Ms. Wilson, of course.
I thought SC did not have a health insurance exchange. What is this site linked to above?
Scrap it and implement something that will save people money. For everyone who will be getting subsidized coverage there are just as many more who are going to be charged a lot more in premiums and not be able to afford health insurance. Waste of time and money for something that has been predicted to be and proved to be a complete failure in doing what it was sold to do.
don't forget lowcountry artist market on saturday for free at the music farm 10-3!
Just use schealthconnector.org. No reason to fumble with the .gov site or make a trip downtown.
Great Job Chef Frank and the entire SNOB team. You all should be so proud, and places with such pride are why the Market district is such a fabulous place! From ken and the Burwell's Team... way to go!
Good to see some additional enrollment options for Charleston area residents. I have a FREE quote engine available at my website that will estimate subsidies and show all premiums for all available plans at: http://schealthconnector.org/south-carolin…
This was vacant office space that the city of Charleston offered for free - it is not being paid for by federal tax money.
Yes. Everything; everywhere; any time.
Accelerate through the speed-humps. Hit horse-drawn carriages and pedi-cabs.
Bring back Bull Street Gourmet, because the new place fucking sucks.
Put the F/A-18 back on the front of the Yorktown.
Please clean Colonial Lake now.
"The truth is we should be absolutely honest about our nation's history, and we should never whitewash it for the masses, no matter how good it makes us feel." etc . So when do you begin? And when do you start calling out your other likeminded peers?
This seems like expensive real estate for a taxpayer funded initiative. Also the location is inconvenient to those that would be signing up for ACA coverage. Typical fed government move-no business sense.
24. 7. 365. Everything. Everywhere.
And buy liquor at the grocery store.
And get rid of the damn "speed humps".
Last time I checked, Clemson is a state school with a head coach making upwards of 2 million dollars (per year) in tax-payer money. Although I wasn't asked my opinion of how my tax dollars are spent, I certainly think that winning football games should be the coach's first or second priority - along with molding his players into respectable, thoughtful men. In no way should the coach (or any state employee) be focused on bringing players closer to god/jesus with my tax dollars. I know the line separating church and state is often non-existent in South Carolina (and much of the south), but for football fans everywhere, Clemson needs to start focusing more on the 12 games each year rather than the 12 apostles.
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