Textile Bowl

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Textile Bowl
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg Clemson University Tiger Paw logo.svg
NC State Wolfpack Clemson Tigers

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 82
Series record Clemson leads, 53-28-1
First meeting 1899
Clemson 24, NC State 0
Last meeting September 19, 2013
Clemson 26, NC State 14
Next meeting Clemson, October 4, 2014
Trophy Textile Bowl

The Textile Bowl is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the Clemson Tigers football team of Clemson University and the NC State Wolfpack football team of North Carolina State University. The rivalry game has been known as the Textile Bowl since 1981. The two universities are founding members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and both have competed in the ACC's Atlantic Division since the conference initiated divisional play. The rivalry's name is derived from the fact that Clemson and North Carolina State have two of the largest university-level textile schools in the world, and from the textile industry's historic importance in the economic development of their respective states of South Carolina and North Carolina.

The rivalry is usually considered good-natured due to how similar the two universities are in terms of mission, academics, and fans. The rivalry has been played annually since 1971.

In the days and weeks leading up to the game each year, both universities host special programs and events promoting each other's textile programs. In recent years, students from Clemson go on visits of the North Carolina State campus in Raleigh, NC and vice versa.[1]

Even though the rivalry has lost some luster at the national level, compared to NC State's local rivalries with the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils and Clemson's rivalries with South Carolina Gamecocks and Georgia Bulldogs, its still holds a lot of significance for alumni and for the communities surrounding the colleges.

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