It's the logo that puts fear in the hearts and minds of Clemson's rivals in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But do you know how the Clemson teams adopted "Tigers" as their mascot? According to legend, the college's football team got a new coach in 1896 - Walter Riggs - who always admired the Princeton Tigers, so he passed the name onto his players too. The school was then known as the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. Shorten it up to Clemson Tigers, and an empire was ready to be born.