After loss to Virginia, grounded, weary Tigers took the long way home

The Clemson Sports Blog

Clemson center Devin Booker is fouled while being guarded by Virginia forward Even Nolte and Virginia forward Mike Tobery in the first half.

Photo by Nathan Gray

Clemson center Devin Booker is fouled while being guarded by Virginia forward Even Nolte and Virginia forward Mike Tobery in the first half.

A long night in Charlottesville turned into a marathon ordeal for Clemson's Tigers.

Unable to fly out of Charlottesville's mountaintop airport because of prohibitive weather conditions following their 79-41 loss to Virginia Thursday night, Clemson's players and coaches took the long ride home - via bus.

The Tigers departed Charlottesville shortly after 10 p.m. and were scheduled to arrive back in Clemson at 4:30 a.m. after a six-and-a-half hour bus trip.

Associate sports information director Philip Sikes said this morning that Clemson's players would be unavailable for interviews today because of their overnight bus trip and late arrival, while Brad Brownell will be available this afternoon to preview Clemson's home game on Sunday against Virginia.

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