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Clemson and Carolina students started rivalry week with traditional Cocky Funeral and Tiger Burn. Both campus events take place Monday serving as a pep rally ahead of Saturday’s game. Clemson and Carolina students started rivalry week with traditional Cocky Funeral and Tiger Burn. Both campus events take place Monday serving as a pep rally ahead of Saturday’s game.
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Clemson and Carolina students started rivalry week with traditional Cocky Funeral and Tiger Burn. Both campus events take place Monday serving as a pep rally ahead of Saturday’s game.

For the first time ever both Clemson and the University of South Carolina’s football teams are ranked in the top 10. The high rankings are adding national attention to a game already in the local spotlight.

“No matter how your season is, rivalry week you bring your best game,” says Clemson Senior Colby Thelen.

Trash talk has started on campus, in offices and online across the country. At Clemson’s Social Media Listening Center tweets can be seen from Canada are also weighing in on the game. The tweets and online chatter will only continue to grow before kick off.

So far there have been thousands of tweets about the Clemson and Carolina Game. Joe Mazier, Associate Chair of the Department of Communications says the Social Media Listening Center caught 10,000 tweets leading up to the Clemson vs. Florida State Game. He says that number will be rivalred this week.

“We’ll be able to see in the social media listening center the preponderance of negative comments that show up during the week for the Clemson side, for the USC side,” Mazier says.

The rivalry is the third longest college football rivalry in the country.

Clemson vs. USC Rivalry Facts:

  1. They’ve played 110 times
  2. Clemson Leads Series 65-41-4
  3. First Played November 1896
  4. Most Games Decided by Touchdown or Less

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