The Clemson Athletic Department, in conjunction with the alumni association, student affairs, IPTAY and other campus groups, released special game day designations for the 2018 football season on Monday. The Tigers will play seven home games in 2018, the 13th consecutive year Clemson will play seven in Memorial Stadium.
Clemson begins its home schedule on September 1 against its oldest rival, Furman. The two teams first met on Oct. 31, 1896 in Greenville in the first game in Clemson history. Fittingly, this year’s game will be Football Reunion Day as team members from anniversary teams will be celebrated.
Two weeks later Clemson will play host to Georgia Southern for the first time and that game will be designated as Family Day. The last Saturday of September, Syracuse comes to town for Hall of Fame Day, as the new class will be inducted on this day.
NC State comes to town on October 20 and that will be Clemson’s Homecoming. A tradition that dates to 1922, it is a weekend celebration that features floats on Bowman Field and Tigerama the evening before the game. Clemson is 71-20-3 in games played on its previous 94 homecomings, including 41-4-2 since 1971.
Louisville will be Clemson’s opponent on IPTAY Day, the game Clemson will celebrate the nation’s oldest and most successful scholarship fundraising organization. Two weeks later against Duke, Clemson will celebrate Military Appreciation Day and the Clemson seniors team members. The regular season home schedule concludes on November 24 with Solid Orange Day against South Carolina
The athletic department also announced on Monday that the annual spring football game will be held on April 14. The exact time will be announced soon. Fan Appreciation Day will be Sunday, August 12 at Memorial Stadium.
2018 Football Game-Day Designations
Apr. 14: Clemson Spring Game
Aug. 12: Fan Appreciation Day
Sept. 1: Furman---Football Reunion Day
Sept. 15: Georgia Southern---Family Weekend
Sept. 29: Syracuse---Hall of Fame Day
Oct. 19: Tigerama
Oct. 20: NC State---Homecoming
Nov. 3: Louisville---IPTAY Day
Nov. 17: Duke---Senior Day/ Military Appreciation Day / Purple Out
Nov. 24: South Carolina---Solid Orange Day