Clemson names radio booth in memory of 'Voice of the Tigers' Jim Phillips

Phillips broadcast more than 2,000 Clemson athletic events during 35-year career

The family of the late Clemson broadcaster Jim Phillips was recognized at the end of the first quarter as the Clemson home radio booth was named in his honor

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The family of the late Clemson broadcaster Jim Phillips was recognized at the end of the first quarter as the Clemson home radio booth was named in his honor

Clemson honored former 'Voice of the Tigers' Jim Phillips during an on-field ceremony at the end of the first quarter on Saturday.

The radio booth at Memorial Stadium, Phillips' Clemson home for 35 years, was named in his honor. Phillips died suddenly in 2003, on a Monday following his broadcast of the Clemson-Furman football game.

Phillips' career spanned the Clemson careers of eight head football coaches and six head basketball coaches. He broadcast 401 Clemson football games and more than 1,000 men's basketball games, and also provided play-by-play for baseball and women's basketball.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Phillips was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992, and was a five-time recipient of the South Carolina Broadcaster of the Year award. He was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame last May.

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rsb8931#286014 writes:

Jim was the best play by play man I ever heard call a football game. He and I became friends many years ago and he was really something. It was hard to top him on a story casue I tried many times and I always left the conversation thinking I had no idea of what I was talking about. He was so good at his job and I miss him terribly.

rgiebner#289786 writes:

What a huge loss for the Clemson family. Even when Clemson was on TV we would turn the volumn down and listen to Jim Phillips. Just last week I ran into some videos on youtube with him calling the game. What great memories it brought back. Well deserved honor.

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