the budget endorses the administration’s commitment to fund the Clemson 2020 plan through new revenue generation and internal reallocations. The Clemson 2020 Road Map is a 10-year strategic plan that calls for investments in faculty hires, student engagement, upgraded facilities and technology, and faculty and staff compensation — with most of the funding to come from existing resources and new revenues... Provost Dori Helms reported that applications for freshman admission already had surpassed last year’s record. As of June 24, freshman applications totaled 17,019 — 5,885 in-state and 11,134 out-of-state. Transfer applications totaled 2,225, also an increase from 2010. Graduate applications were up 3.3 percent, to 6,121, as of July 1.Shhh, don't tell Barker that an ACC Championship resulted in record applications to Clemson. Just like we've been saying all along. A successful athletics program only helps the University as a whole by more margin than any Time or US News ranking.