It isn't. Their mascot is a tiger. The tiger paw is just one of their symbols, like the "C" they use for their baseball team. But to answer the question, "Why is Clemson's mascot a TIGER?", it is because of Walter Riggs. He came to Clemson as the football coach in 1896 from Auburn University. He had always been a fan of the Princeton Tigers, and, therefore, gave Clemson the mascot.
the tiger is their mascot
Otto the Orange is the mascot of the Syracuse Basketball team. The Syracuse Basketball team is also nicknamed Syracuse Orange, hence the name for the mascot Otto the Orange.
They have cheerleaders at basketball games to support their team and their mascot.
there is none... its a football team
The motif of Clemson bedding sets is a tiger paw print. The tiger paw print is orange colored and represents Clemson University's mascot or team name, which is the Tigers.
The Gonzaga basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball team representing Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. The team's mascot is Spike The Bulldog.
NCAA Division 1 Basketball teams
One in 1990.