Death Valley Stadium
Through the years, Memorial Stadium has become known as “Death Valley” across the country. It was tagged by Presbyterian College Head Coach Lonnie McMillian during the late 1940s. After bringing his teams to Clemson for many years and getting whipped, he said the place was like “Death Valley.” A few years later, the name stuck.
In 1974, the playing surface was named Frank Howard Field for the legendary coach because of his long service and dedication to Clemson University.