Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium

Through the years, Memorial Stadium has become known as “Death Valley.” It was tagged as such by the late Presbyterian College Coach Lonnie McMillian in the late 1940s. After bringing his teams to Clemson for years and getting whipped, he said the place was “Death Valley.” A few years later, the name stuck.

Howard’s Rock

  • White flint rock, from Death Valley, California
  • Brought to Clemson in 1965 by Sam Jones, class of 1919
  • Presented to Head Coach Frank Howard as being from Death Valley, California to Death Valley, South Carolina
  • Players rub the rock to signify their commitment to go All In


“If you’re not going to give 110%, keep your filthy hands off my rock!”

Former Head Coach Frank Howard

Winning Tradition

  • Since 2014 50-1 home record BEST in the FBS
  • 31 Consecutive home wins longest active streak in the FBS
  • All-Time 76% winning percentage



The Hill

“You put your hand on The Rock for that first time, and you step down The Hill and start running; it’s an adrenaline rush that can’t really be explained”

Josh Watson