Friday, May 1, 2009

We've moved

As we posted earlier today CUOrange Blog has moved to a new location. Please bookmark THIS LOCATION and visit often.

CUOrange Press Release

May 1, 2009 - CUOrange World Headquarters Buda, TX

CUOrange is proud to announce that in the coming weeks we will be upgrading our site due to the ever increasing interest in our site.

This upgrade will require a new, though similar address, so please bookmark the new address when we notified of the change.

This upgrade will allow us to post relevant video content and enhance our reader's experience.

From his office, CUOrange President and CEO Marty Coleman said, "Our readership and the public at large has been demanding this upgrade for some time. We have grown to the point where our current site cannot keep up with the demand and we refuse to compromise our customer's viewing experience. It is our intent to complete this upgrade within the next two weeks with no interruption in service to our loyal readers."

CUOrange saw their site hits explode when the editors successfully picked the NCAA basketball champion from a field of 65 in March.

CUOrange will maintain this site for an undetermined period of time in order to faciliate the move to the new software.

Friday Follies

Clemson fans have been known to be creative. Especially when it involves torturing our feathered friends from Columbia. There was the billboard and of course the YouTube Video of Hitler set to subtitles of Spurrier ranting over the latest loss to the Tigers and a lowly ACC team (again).

This week we share a couple of pictures discovered while cruising the Internet on Clemson sites. One doctored a bit, the other simply titled "Our Rivalry Is Broken".

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Clemson baseball statistical analysis

Clemson baseball rankings in the critical categories through games of April 29, 2009. The pitching remains the high point and there has been improvement across the board over the last month. Work to do if they hope to make it out of a regional.
Fielding %
Batting Avg
Slugging %

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tigers take 2 of 3 from Jackets

Clemson (30-15, 14-10) beat Georgia Tech on Sunday to win the series 2 games to 1.

After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the 1st, the Tigers rallied for 3 in the bottom of the first and never trailed again in route to a 6-3 victory.

Wilson Boyd went 3-3 with 2 RBI in the victory over 4th ranked Tech (28-11-1, 14-7-1).

Georgia Tech won game 1, 5-4 on Friday, and Clemson rebounded for a 8-5 win on Saturday.

Trey Delk (2-1), the first of 4 pitchers for Clemson pitched 3 innings to pick up the victory.

The Tigers are off until Saturday, when the Maryland Terrapins come in for a 3 game series.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Follies

In our first Friday Follies we present the Washington Natinals. No, that's not a misprint. That's how the soon to be out of business Majestic Athletic spelled the team name on the jersey's of Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman this week. The jerseys were worn for three innings before the players changed into jerseys with the names spelled correctly.

No word on whether the players realized the team name was spelled incorrectly.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Clemson unloads on Gamecocks, 12-2

What a difference 24 hours makes. Yesterday at this time the Tigers (28-14, 12-9) were facing a 3-1 deficit to Coastal Carolina with two strikes and two outs in the 9th and a tough road game at arch rival South Carolina tonight. Suddenly, 26-16 was staring the Tigers in the face. We know what happened next.

This evening it took the Tigers until the 6th inning to get a hit, but then the floodgates opened for 12 runs over the last 4 innings, including a solo home run by Ben Paulsen and a 3 run shot by Kyle Parker. Parker finished the night 2-4 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI.

Clemson finished the game with 11 hits, while holding South Carolina (27-15) to 6.

Parker now sits at .301 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI. Not bad for a guy who started the first two weeks of the season in the .130 range.

Scott Weismann started for the Tigers and pitched 4 shutout innings. Matt Vaughn (3-1) followed with 3 shutout innings to pick up the win. Thomas Cruz finished the game for the Tigers allowing two runs in two innings.

Make no mistake, this team still has some shortcomings and will struggle against good pitching in the regionals. Defense can also be a question mark at times. However, the last two nights the Tigers have showed some resiliency, first at home and then on the road in a hostile environment against their arch rival that has dominated the series lately.

How far, if anywhere, will these two wins take the Tigers? We'll begin to find out Friday against Georgia Tech in the first game of a three game series in Clemson.