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Iconic Howard’s Rock at Clemson vandalized

Clemson's iconic Howard’s Rock was vandalized. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Clemson's iconic Howard’s Rock was vandalized and police are investigating. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Clemson University's iconic Howard's Rock was vandalized earlier this month and police are investigating, the school announced Wednesday night.

According to a news release from the school, a small portion of The Rock was broken off of its pedestal after vandals broke the casing that protects the artifact. There was no damage to the actual pedestal that supports the rock. Police say Howard’s Rock was vandalized sometime June 2 or June 3.

"We take vandalism, especially of such an important part of our history, very seriously," athletics director Dan Radakovich said in a statement.

Clemson football players rub The Rock before running down the hill during the football team’s entrance into Memorial Stadium for each home game.

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