=== Tiger Pushups ===
During football games, the Clemson tiger mascot does pushups that equal the total number of points on the scoreboard at the time. The tiger is in full mascot attire and has been known to lose 12 pounds in a single game. The Tiger pushup tradition began in 1978 by the Tiger mascot at the time-Zack Mills. The Tiger mascot outfit weighs in at 45 pounds, with the head weighing 20 pounds.ref=== First Friday Parade ===
Clemson launches the football season with the annual First Friday parade. The parade includes Fraternities, sororities, the Clemson band as well as the university president. It goes right through Main Street and concludes at the [[amphitheatre]], where the first pep rally of the year is held. In 1985, the parade was most attended when CBS commentators were the Grand Marshalls.ref=== Tiger Paws ===
The Tiger paw became the official logo for Clemson University in 1970 in replace of the tiger. This change was inspired by President in aims to “upgrade the image of the university”. The company hired for creating the new logo actually contacted the museum of Natural History in Chicago asking for a plaster imprint of the tiger paw. The paw is now used on football helmets, bumper stickers and painted on the football field. The tiger paw is also painted on campus and in a footprint pattern on highways leading to Clemson.ref
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=== Alma Mater ===
The Clemson University alma mater originated in the 1910s after a group of Clemson ROTC cadets in May of 1918 was asked to sing the school song at a gathering of ROTC cadets at and were unable to do so as Clemson had no song at the time. One of the cadets in attendance, A.C. Corcoran of [[Charleston, South Carolina]] decided to remedy the situation and wrote the words to the alma mater and set them to [[Annie Lisle]], which was the melody of [[Cornell University|Cornell's]] alma mater and many others. The words were later officially accepted by the then-named Clemson Agricultural College as the alma mater and was first performed by the Clemson glee club on February 17, 1919.