Clemson Tigers Information
Clemson University is a member of the NCAA's Division I and is in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 1896, football coach Walter Riggs brought with him from Auburn University the Tiger nickname and the color orange. The Clemson Tigers field nineteen athletic teams. In men's sports there are: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, track and field (indoor and outdoor), cross-country, and swimming and diving. For women's sports, there are: basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, track and field (indoor and outdoor), cross-country, swimming and diving, and rowing. The South Carolina Gamecocks are Clemson's in-state athletic rival. The two institutions compete against each other in many sports, but the annual football game receives the most attention.