A Chip Off The Old Rock
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A Chip Off The Old Rock

On seven Saturdays each fall, a tranquil South Carolina town becomes a college football metropolis. Its heart is Howard’s Rock. Players rub it for luck before entering Clemson Memorial Stadium. 

The tradition is nearly wrecked when a rogue fan chips a chunk off the sacred stone. Clemson deems it a felony against the family. Reverence for a rock turns a college town into a hard place.