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Howard's Rock – Clemson's Good Luck Charm – Is Vandalized (Video)

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 08:12 AM

By Alexandra Ward

Howard's Rock, the legendary Clemson University good luck stone that the football team rubs before games, was vandalized earlier this month, the school announced Wednesday.

Police said that a portion of Howard's Rock, which sits on a hill above Memorial "Death Valley" Stadium on Clemson's South Carolina campus, was broken off sometime June 2 or 3. The rock sits in a case on top of a pedestal, but when authorities were called June 3, "the Plexiglas cover was missing from Howard’s Rock and... a large piece of the rock was missing," according to the police report.

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"We take vandalism, especially of such an important part of our history, very seriously," Clemson athletics director Dan Radakovich said in a statement Sunday.


Named for former Coach Frank Howard, the rock was brought to Clemson from Death Valley, Calif., by university alumnus S.C. Jones. According to the university, the rock was placed on a pedestal at the top of the hill on Sept. 24, 1966. Before a game against Wake Forest on Sept. 23, 1967, Howard told his players that if they would give 110 percent, they could rub the rock. The Tigers won that game 23-6, according to the Independent Mail.

Clemson fans and college football fans in general were outraged about the damage to Howard's Rock.









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