Clemson football: Gathering At The Paw reportedly will return for final home game

It’s been two years since we’ve seen Clemson football fans rush Frank Howard Field for the tradition of ‘Gathering At The Paw’ following a game in Death Valley.

For those who are unaware, the Clemson football family has had a tradition for years of meeting on the field to sing the alma mater after every home game in what has come to be known as ‘Gathering At The Paw.’

Because of COVID-19 precautions, the tradition was disallowed during the 2020 season and has yet to make a return this season either despite the full-capacity crowds on-hand. At every game home game this fall, a message begins to ring out and there is a reminder that gathering at the paw will be prohibited and it’s been met with boos, especially from the student section, each and every week.

Well, that might finally be coming to an end.

Reports say Clemson football will allow Gathering At The Paw for the final home game

A report from The Tiger that was later picked up by Tigernet says that fans will be allowed to enter the field after the alma mater is played.

Student Body VP Liza Lowder said that Clemson students had been waiting the entire season for this announcement, but also wanted everyone to understand that there could be repercussions if people didn’t follow instructions.

“We’re really excited that they’re going to allow students to rush the field for now. I know we’ve been waiting for this to happen for the entire season,” said Lowder.

“We really just have to make sure that all students understand [this] so that we can keep the tradition alive for next season as well.”

It’s going to be exciting to see Clemson football fans be able to return to the field for the tradition. It’s always a special time and while there still will be some restrictions in place, it’s still going to be fun to take another step back towards normalcy.