Clemson’s football team will receive another honor on Wednesday after their national championship win over Alabama.
South Carolina’s U.S. senators plan to recognize the Tigers on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott will both take to the floor to congratulate Clemson on the school’s second national championship since 1981.
The remarks can be watched live online around 4 p.m. on the Senate website.
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Graham and Scott aren’t the first to honor the national champions. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-Springdale, also praised the Tigers on the floor of the House.
Closer to home, the team was honored with at the S.C. State House the day after their victory when Gov. Nikki Haley, a proud Clemson grad, ordered an orange Clemson flag raised over the State House dome.
Similar flags were raised to honor other championship schools in the state, despite concerns the practice could violate the state’s Heritage Act.