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Howard's Rock at Clemson vandalized

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STAFF REPORTS

One of Clemson's biggest football traditions is trashed according to police.

Howard's Rock, the iconic fixture Clemson players rub prior to running down the hill during the football team's entrance into  Memorial Stadium, was vandalized sometime  June 2nd or June 3rd.  

 A small portion of The Rock was broken off of its pedestal after vandals broke the casing that protects the artifact.

"We take vandalism, especially of such an important part of our history, very seriously," said Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich in a statement from the team's athletic department. "Police are investigating."

There was no damage to the pedestal that supports the rock.

The damage to Howard's Rock comes nearly two months after a large Clemson paw was spray painted on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium.

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