Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Memorials pour in for legendary Clemson broadcaster

There are tons of remembrance stories about Jim Phillips, the longtime Clemson sports broadcaster who died Tuesday at the age of 69.

The State's Clemson beat writer, Ken Tysiac, has an updated obituary story with more details than Tuesday's rush job. Here's the Greenville News' update.

The State offers a couple of unsigned pieces, plus a remembrance by columnist Ron Morris.

The Greenville News has a couple of other remembrance stories here and here, and a nice column by Bart Wright.

The Anderson Independent-Mail has a memorial story, a look at who could follow in Phillips' footsteps, and quotes about Phillips from fellow sportscasters.

The Greenwood Index-Journal offers the memories of fans.

Tigernet has a couple of memorials, here and here.

Even Gamecock fans have tributes. Here's a longish one from Gamecock Central.

And finally, here's a photo gallery showing Phillips through the years.

So long, Jim. Godspeed. And now on to more mundane matters.


OFFICIATING PROBLEMS: Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has complained to the ACC office about officiating. (More here and here.) Good. I've long thought the league had the worst referees in Division I football.

KILLER INSTINCT: Bowden also says he hopes his team finds a killer instinct this Saturday against Middle Tennessee State. Consistency, too.

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