2015 Palmetto Bowl



Paige Gunther, Social Media Manager/Staff Writer

Since 1909, the Palmetto Bowl is the longest uninterrupted series in the South. It is a much-anticipated event every year. The Clemson Tigers (12-0) defeated the University of South Carolina Gamecocks(3-9) on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia with a score of 37-32. Up until 2014, Carolina held five consecutive wins over Clemson. The Gamecocks had a rough season and were expected to lose, but the final score came close.

The bitter rivalry dates back to the 1880s, long before Clemson became a college. Benjamin Tillman, a governor of South Carolina in the 19th century, was passionate about an agrarian movement and felt USC, then known as South Carolina College, did not take agriculture education seriously enough, thus resulting in a new state university.

The Tigers are No. 1 this year and they will take on No. 11 University of North Carolina’s Tar Heels for the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in Charlotte, NC this Saturday at 8pm.