Once again, Clemson athletics rises above the rest


Clemson athletes have a bigger advantage than a lot of other college athletes in the country and it is becoming glaringly obvious amid the current global pandemic.

In uncertain times, it is always comforting to cling to what you can rely on – mom, dad, siblings, teachers or anyone in your inner circle. Clemson spring athletes can and will continue to rely on IPTAY as well as the athletic department.

At the end of March, the NCAA made the right decision to allow spring sport athletes to recoup their year of eligibility in 2021. Not all schools are as welcoming as Clemson is when it comes to those seniors that want just one more chance to compete at the sport they have devoted their entire lives to.

Clemson spring sport athletes have been told that they are welcome back and will have whatever scholarship that was awarded in 2020. Not all schools were welcoming to their future scholarship donors.

Need an example, just look at Wisconsin and athletic director Barry Alvarez. He recently released this statement to Todd Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal.

"“What we tried to do was encourage our seniors to go ahead and, if you’re going to graduate, graduate and move on with your life, we appreciate everything that you’ve done. But move forward. The future is in question, and we can’t promise you anything.”"

Imagine being told to leave by a school that you have given blood, sweat, and tears for and a school that as soon as you graduate will be asking you for money.

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As we all know, no one wants to be the first of anyone to deliver bad news, but many will follow suit now that Wisconsin has torn the band-aid off. We all know that the Clemson family is special but this just further proves that Clemson takes care of its own, not just because it is the right thing to do but because they want too.