Howard's Rock gets new protective case - FOX Carolina 21

Howard's Rock gets new protective case

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CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Clemson's iconic Howard's Rock got a little more protection this week.

Howard's Rock at Memorial Stadium received a new protective cover less than five months after it was vandalized.

"New rock cover installed today #protectingthebestcollegetradition," Clemson Athletic Facilities tweeted on Tuesday.

Officials found the iconic fixture that football players rub prior to running down the hill before football games vandalized sometime between June 2 and June 3.

Then on June 28, Micah Rogers was arrested in connection with the vandalism and then in August, Michael Rogers and Alden Gainey were arrested in connection with the case.

Since the damage was done, the university said they had increased security around the rock.

A security guard at the stadium told FOX Carolina that the glass on the case is bullet proof.

New cameras have  been installed around the rock as well, one infrared and one motion activated.

The stadium also has an alarm that goes off if a person comes within 10 to 15 feet of the rock, according to a security guard at the stadium.

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