Michelle Murray traveled to Clemson, South Carolina to see the Clemson Tigers take on the 2010 defending BCS National Champions; Auburn Tigers. The visit to Clemson was filmed and will be featured in an Episode of Michelle’s reality television series, “Long Road To Fame.”
The day started out cold and overcast as Michelle and the family arrived in Clemson around 8:00 AM. The Murray’s were greeted by Cathy Sams, Chief Public Affairs Officer, and escorted to their reserved parking space in the shadow of one of Clemson University’s landmark buildings, Tillman Hall. They spent the next several hours walking around campus and shopping at the many unique businesses on University Blvd. including a stop at Mr. Knickerbockers to purchase some Game Day apparel.
Prior to kickoff, Michelle, Tom and the kids enjoyed the amazing Tiger hospitality, tailgating with fans, and watching the Tiger Marching band perform. ”This was the first time my kids had been to Clemson and they absolutely loved it. I was so impressed with the hospitality and spirit from the staff and families to the students; they made us feel so welcome and we were thrilled to be there, especially since it was my husband’s Alma Mater! We were excited to see them win!” We had the opportunity to watch “The Most Exciting 25 Seconds in College Football,” as Brent Musburger puts it, as the Tigers rubbed Howard’s Rock and ran down the Hill. The view from the President’s Skybox completely captivated the kids as they enjoyed all of the Clemson themed foods, especially the chocolate covered tiger paw ice cream bars! Michelle was welcomed by University President James F. Barker and several members of the Clemson University Board of Trustees while watching the first half of the game. David Dryden, Creative Services Director also provided the Murray’s with choice seats near midfield that just had to be experienced. The Murray’s watched the second half from field level as the Tigers pulled off a 14 point come from behind victory that afternoon.
The sun had finally broken through the clouds and turned out to be a beautiful day in the Valley. After the game the groundskeepers allowed the kids to spend a little quality family time sliding down the Hill on cardboard sleds.
2011 became one of the most exciting seasons in Clemson Football history as the tigers captured their first ACC Championship in 20 years and earned a birth to the Discover Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. “We will definitely be cheering on the Clemson Tigers as they take on the West Virginia, Mountaineers on January 4th, 2012!”
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