Duke Game Postponed

The Clemson vs. Duke football game scheduled for this Saturday, September 15th, has been postponed. All Atlantic Coast Conference athletic events through Saturday were postponed, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced on Wednesday. The action is the result of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Tuesday.

The makeup date for the Clemson vs. Duke game will be determined at a later date.

All events surrounding this weekend, including Clemson Hall of Fame induction and the ground breaking ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum, are also postponed.

"We have made this action as a conference," said Robinson." Our prayers go out to the families who suffered significant loss as a result of the terrorist actions earlier this week. I will discuss a new date for the game with (Duke Athletic Director) Joe Alleva this week and we plan to have an announcement on the new date as soon as possible."

Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden was informed of the decision in the middle of practice Wednesday. "I support the decision made by the ACC,' said Bowden. "I told the team during a break in practice and we changed gears right away. We went right into preparation for the Virginia game."

"We support the decision made by the ACC," said Clemson linebacker Chad Carson. "We could have played, and would have had the league made the decision to do so. But it is also a time to reflect on what took place. We certainly feel for the families who have suffered a great loss."

This is just the second time in history that Clemson has been involved in a game that has been postponed. Clemson's November 23, 1963 football game with South Carolina was postponed due to the death of former President John F. Kennedy. That game was rescheduled for the following Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

Clemson's women's soccer match with Florida State, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed until Monday. The time for that match will be determined on Thursday.

Clemson Athletic Events Postponed this weekend:

September 14
Men's soccer vs. Duke
Volleyball vs. Hofstra at South Florida

September 15
Football vs. Duke
Men's and women's cross country at Winthrop Invitational
Volleyball vs. St. Louis and South Florida at South Florida

September 16
Women's soccer vs. Florida State

Note: Clemson also announced that Head Coach Tommy Bowden's Thursday evening Call-in Show has been postponed. Bowden was to do the show with the voice of the Tigers, Jim Phillips from the BILO store in Easley. It was be rescheduled at the end of the season.

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