AUGUSTA, GA – On Wednesday when Clemson officials confirmed that the iconic Howard's Rock had been vandalized, Tiger fans around the nation were shocked – including those right here in the Augusta area.
With booster clubs in Augusta and Aiken county, the CSRA is home to thousands of CU alumni and fans including Brad Lynch who serves as the vice president for the Augusta Clemson club.
Lynch says that even though authorities haven't determined the guilty party, it's safe to assume this is a case of a rivalry extending beyond the football field.
“Some people just take it too far,” Lynch said. “Rivalries are really good, but when something this important to Clemson lore gets damaged it's really disappointing.”
Clemson says the tradition of touching the rock before home games will continue – including when the Tigers take the field for the first time in 2013 at home against Georgia on August 31st.