Tim Bourret

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Tim Bourret is the long-serving Clemson sports information director.

Biography, from the "Clemson Football Vault", Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008, ISBN 0794824307, page 142.

The first time Tim Bourret saw a game at Clemson, he was rooting for the visiting team. As a graduate assistant in the University of Notre Dame Sports Information Office, he traveled to Death Valley for the November 1977 game between the Fighting Irish and the Tigers, the only time Notre Dame has played at Clemson. Thirty-eight future NFL players, including Notre Dame quarterback Joe Montana and Clemson receiver Dwight Clark, took part in that game. While it was a thrilling game won by the visiting team, it was the game-day atmosphere that left the biggest impression on Bourret.

Less than a year later he had the opportunity to come to Clemson as assistant sports information director under the legendary Bob Bradley, and he jumped at the chance. Thirty years later, he is still at Clemson, now as the school's sports information director.

Bourret received honorary membership in the Clemson Alumni Association in November 2007 for his 30 years of service to the school's athletic department. In addition to his work as the school's athletic publicist, he serves as the color commentator on the school's basketball radio network, a position he has held for 28 years. He is also a regional voting chairman for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Bourret has edited more than 20 Clemson football publications that have won national awards from the College Sports Information Directors Association. This is Bourret's third book. In 2004, he was author of Tales from the Notre Dame Hardwood, a book on Digger Phelps' Notre Dame basketball coaching career, and was co-author of Basketball For Dummies with Phelps and Sports Illustrated's John Walters in 1997.

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