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Established in 1907 as a bi-weekly news and sports journal, The Tiger is South Carolina's oldest college newspaper. The weekly national award-winning publication has a circulation of about 12,000 and is distributed every Friday on and off campus. Today, The Tiger office is located inside Clemson University's Hendrix Student Center, its home since 2000. Previously, the newspaper had been located for many years on the ninth floor of the University Union. In October of 1997, the organization began the The Tiger: Online Edition which now manages to serve an average of 7,000 visitors a week. Although the newspaper used to receive funding each year from the University, The Tiger became financially independent in 2004. (More...)

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The Tiger Newspaper was chosen as Newspaper of the Year (2008)by the South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) in the category of weekly or bi-weekly newspaper.

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  • The Clemson Wiki has a list of over 500 Wanted Pages. Please feel free to take a look, and if you know something about any of them, please write it! http://www.clemsonwiki.com/wiki?title=Special:Wantedpages&limit=500&offset=0
  • May 27: A fire, discovered around 7 a.m., gutted the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house at 113 Calhoun Street in the original Calhoun section of Clemson. Fire equipment from Clemson, Central and Corinth-Shiloh responded to the blaze which still continued at 9 a.m. Three students escaped the burning structure, and three others had already left for the morning. There were no injuries. However the old railroad hotel-turned frat house is essentially destroyed. Media from The Journal, the Greenville News, the Anderson Independent, Clemson University, Fox-Carolina, WYFF-4, WSPA-7 have all responded for coverage of the blaze. By late afternoon, the fire department was still washing down hot spots in the rear wing addition that was added to the house in 1983.
For anyone that wants to make a donation to the AGR Fire Relief Fund, it can be send to :
Alpha Gamma Rho
P.O. Box 1908
Clemson, SC 29633
Make checks to Alpha Gamma Rho with relief fund in the memo line.
Donations are also being accepted online at http://www.agrclemson.com.
  • May 25: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! The Clemson Wiki main page hits the century mark with hit 100,000!
  • May: The annual summer business closure cycle sees Ancheaux's, Flip Flops, and Griffin's Sports Bar & Grill all ceasing operation.
  • May 7: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 99,000.
  • April 19: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 98,000.
  • April 17: WSBF-FM presents Spring Festival 2 at Tiger Park, 157 Old Greenville Highway from 2 p.m. from 12 midnight. Multiple bands on two stages, with proceeds going to Clemson Community Care. Art, vendors, food... Admission by donation - cash, clothing, canned food, et cetera.
  • April 14: Local band Picture Me Free, expected to be on the edge of breaking out, instead breaks up when internal friction leads the bassist and drummer to split the group.
  • April 13: Brad Brownell of Wright State has been named head men's basketball coach after Oliver Purnell's sudden resignation.
  • April 10: Mark Tanner Heniford, a sophomore pre-business major from North Myrtle Beach, died from injuries sustained in a single-car accident on Seneca Creek Road in Oconee County Saturday night (April 10).
“We are so sad about this sudden loss of a Clemson student. Mark had deep family ties to Clemson and many friends here and in the North Myrtle Beach area. We will keep his parents, his sister and other family and friends in our thoughts and prayers in the months ahead.”
Information about funeral arrangements and a campus memorial service will be announced when plans have been finalized.
  • Second week of April: The burned out building that housed Tiger Spirits at 1363 Tiger Boulevard is razed.
  • April 6: Clemson basketball coach Oliver Purnell informs Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips in a 1:30 a.m. phonecall that he is resigning effective immediately to take over the head job of the DePaul University basketball team in Chicago. Assistant Coach Ron Bradley is named as interim coach for the Tigers. Purnell was named the Clemson head coach on April 5, 2003. Terry Don Phillips press conference: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20100407/SPORTS/304070041/1025/SPORTS0101/Oliver-Purnell-s-move-not-motivated-by-money--Clemson-says
  • April 5: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 97,000.
  • March 29: A section of Old Clemson Highway will be closed April 1-18 while a maintenance crew stabilizes the abutment where a recent rock slide revealed a potential hazard to motorists. The section of Old Clemson Highway to be closed is directly off U.S. 123 between Bloom market and Palms convenience store. Traffic to and from Bayshore, Stillwater and beyond will be temporarily routed along S.C. 130 (Rochester Highway) and U.S. 123. The S.C. Department of Transportation will use local maintenance crews to secure this area. Work will continue during the weekend to accelerate completion in advance of the April 18 end-date. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.
For additional information, contact:
Mike Smith
SCDOT Assistant Resident Maintenance Engineer
864-647-0798
[email protected]
  • March 21: The Clemson Wiki main pages tallies hit 96,000.
  • March 12: Geezer Pop's opens on Sloan Street and offers free food give-aways.
  • March 10: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 95,000.
  • March 8: Reconstruction begins on the Clemson University gateway sign, destroyed by a errant SUV in November after only one week of completion and landscaping.
  • March 2: Student body Senate election results - For the upcoming year, Ryan Duane will serve as Student Body President and James Wood will serve as Student Body Vice President. A mix of snow and rain fall on Clemson, but there is no accumulation.
  • February 27: Jeremy Garrett Deyton, 26, an MBA student, died Feb. 27 at McCall Hospice House.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville. There will be a gathering to celebrate Deyton's life immediately following the service at Zen, 924 S. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601.
Born in New Orleans, La., he was the son of Joni Adams of Kershaw.
Deyton was a comptroller for Globalvendor Link. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of South Carolina and was pursuing his MBA at Clemson University.
Surviving in addition to his mother are brother, Jordan Deyton of Charlotte, N.C.; maternal grandmother, Bunny Pressley of Kershaw; aunt and uncle, Kim and Mike Wilson of Charlotte, N.C.; cousin, Ryan Wilson of Wilmington, N.C.; his girlfriend, Holly Douglas of Greenville; and their dog, Emma Lou.
Memorials may be made to Project Host, PO Box 345, Greenville, SC 29602.
Condolences may be expressed online at:
http://www.thomasmcafee.com.
  • February 23: Groucho's Deli opens for business on Finley Street.
  • February 22: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 94,000.
  • February 17: President James Barker presents his State of the University address in Tillman Auditorium at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • February 15: Another "Clipper" storm brings additional snow to North Georgia with Clemson possibly facing an inch amongst rain and sleet, but little white stuff falls.
  • February 14: The WSBF full staff is divided into four teams for intra-station competition. The Pimpin' Purple Pirate Parrot team is bound to prevail due to their expertise and seniority!
  • February 13: Dale Hawkins, songwriter and singer whose rockabilly-influenced 1957 hit "Susie Q" (and all variations on the spelling) reached No. 27 on the Billboard Pop charts and influenced a generation of Southern rock, dies this date in Little Rock, Arkansas, age 73. Born Delmar Allen Hawkins on August 22, 1936, on his grandfather's cotton farm in Gold Mine, Louisiana, his cousin Ronnie Hawkins was also a rockabilly recording artist. (Source: Martin, Douglas, "Dale Hawkins, 73, Dies; Rockabilly Author of 'Susie Q'", New York Times, Thursday 18 February 2010, Volume CLIX, No. 54,955, page B13.)
  • February 12: Snow begins falling on Clemson at 3:45 p.m., moving in from the west. Fast-moving system tracks more south towards Columbia, snows all the way to Savannah, clears local area by midnight. Clemson receives between 1-4 inches of snow, freezing overnight as temperatures at 5 a.m. fall to 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Most snow melts the next day as temperatures rise into the low 40s.
  • February 11-February 12: A boil water advisory is issued for the City of Clemson and Clemson University as work on a waterline causes possible contamination. Campus coffee makers are shut down, and businesses have to lay in supplies of bottled water to stay open for food service. Some water-dependent businesses close, including Starbuck's.
  • February 10: William C. “Bill” Smith Jr. of Columbia and Kim A. Wilkerson of Cayce have been selected to serve as life members of Clemson University board of trustees. The two new members will assume seats being vacated when current trustees Leslie G. “Les” McCraw of Greenville and Dr. J.J. Britton of Sumter step down. The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 93,000.
  • January 30: Although Greenville, Easley and other areas of the Upstate receive accumulations of wintry mix, the overnight temperature in Clemson seldom drops below 34 degrees Fahrenheit, and only a dusting of snow falls on Clemson.
  • January 29: Rain, sleet and possibly up to three inches of snow are predicted for the Clemson area overnight. The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 92,000.
  • January 23: ESPN's College Game Day comes to Littlejohn Coliseum for the first time ever. The record basketball attendence for this broadcast is 5,000, so Coach Oliver Purnell urges all Tiger fans to turn out for this event. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • January 20: Clifford Austin "Cliff" Wylie, 52, is found guilty in Pickens County court in the shooting death of his wife Melissa at their home in Clemson on February 13, 2009. He is sentenced to life in prison. "Missy" Wylie, 50, was a long-time employee of Columbo's Pizza.
  • January 19: WSBF-FM holds drop-in on the 3rd level of the Hendrix Center at 8 p.m. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 91,000.
  • January 19: Charles Fowler, 19, a student in the Bridge to Clemson program, died Jan. 19.
Born in Bennettsville, S.C., he was a son of Stephen Joseph and Victoria “Vicki” Lynn Snyder Fowler. He was a 2009 graduate of Marlboro Academy, where he played soccer, golf, basketball and baseball. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, S.C., and was involved in the UMYF and Salkahatchie (Summer Mission Program). Charles loved life and was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.
In addition to his parents, Fowler is survived by a brother, Joseph Fowler of Bennettsville, S.C.; a sister, Brooke Fowler of Gaffney, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Snyder of Winston-Salem, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fowler of Bennettsville, S.C.; maternal aunts and uncles, LeAnn and Kim Phillips of Gaffney, S.C., Tony and Jane Snyder of Winston-Salem, N.C.; paternal uncles and aunts, Arch and Jenny Fowler of Columbia, S.C., Julian and Mary Blanche Fowler of Florence, S.C., and Kay Fowler of Charlotte, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville, S.C.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at First United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, S.C. Burial will be in McCall Cemetery, Bennettsville, S.C.
The family requests that memorials be made to:
First United Methodist Church
Building Fund
PO Box 456
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512.
Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
  • January 17: Gaines Adams, the former Clemson defensive lineman and member of the Chicago Bears, passed away Sunday morning, leaving everyone affiliated with Clemson in total shock.
Clemson lost a beloved friend in the soft-spoken Adams, who was 26, and according to Greenwood County coroner Jim Coursey, appeared to be in good health. An autopsy will be performed on Sunday by a forensic pathologist in Anderson County.
Coursey said Adams was dead upon arrival at Self Regional Memorial Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 8:21 AM.
Adams was the fourth overall selection in the 2007 draft by the Tampa Bay Bucs. Tampa traded him to the Bears in October for a second-round draft pick in April.
“This is a sad day for Clemson Nation,” said Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, who was wide receiver coach of the Tigers during Adams’s playing career. “Gaines was not only a great player at Clemson; he was an outstanding young man.
“He was a great example of how you could progress through hard work. He played eight-man football in high school, and then became a top five pick. How many people have done that. I was an offensive assistant coach during his career, and we all took notice of his considerable skills. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Former Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden, who was Adams’ head coach during his college career, also released a statement
“I was shocked and saddened to hear this news,” Bowden said. “When I heard the news I thought it was his father because he has the same name. I just couldn’t believe it was Gaines. I will always remember the smile he had on his face and I will always remember his patience. To go from eight-man football, to prep school, then to red-shirt, he waited his time, but proved it was worth the wait. Then he showed his patience when he came back for his senior year and could have gone pro after the 2005 season. This is a great loss and our prayers to out to his family.”
-By David Hood, Senior Writer, Tiger Net.com
  • January 13: The 19th-ranked Tiger Men's basketball team defeats 13th-ranked North Carolina, 83-64, in Littlejohn Coliseum, in a game nationally televised by ESPN. This is the Tigers' first victory over the Tarheels in an eleven game run. This was the Heels' most lopsided defeat since losing to Maryland by 40 on February 22, 2003, The Tiger sports editor Brandon Boatwright and staff writer Cris Cerven reported on January 15 (The Tiger, "Worth the wait!", Friday 15 January 2010, Volume 104, Number 1, page C-1.)
  • January 7: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 90,000.
  • January 4: Mike Noonan is named as Clemson's fourth soccer coach, replacing former Clemson assistant coach Phil Hindson, who stepped into the role in June 2009 after Trevor Adair's resignation. Clemson went 6-12-1 under Hindson and missed the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season. Noonan, 47, was head coach at Brown University for 14 seasons and went 160-70-31, during which time the Bears won eight Ivy League Championships and appeared ten times in the NCAA Tournament. Ten of his players have been drafted by Major League Soccer. Noonan previously served as head coach for four seasons at the University of New Hampshire where he went 48-23-9, and for two at Wheaton College, 1989-1990. Prior to that he was an assistant coach at the University of Vermont (1986-1989) and Bates College (1983). A 1983 graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, he was a four-year starter and two-time, first-team All-American. He played professionally in Sweden, then for MISL and AISA. He is a national staff coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association.
  • January: The annual winter attrition of businesses in Clemson has apparently claimed Guthrie's Golden Fried Chicken Fingers. The Den and Quizno's had already closed before the fall semester ended.
  • December 30: Harold “Mac” McKeown, the owner of Mac's Drive-In in Pendleton, died Wednesday night, a few hours after he was honored at a gathering in the intensive care unit at AnMed Health Medical Center.
McKeown was 82. He had been in the hospital about a month.
Suzy Barnett, a family member, said his death came about 10:50 p.m.
Earlier in the day, about 100 people gathered in a room at AnMed Health to honor McKeown.
“I would wager to say it was the biggest crowd of visitors ever for someone in intensive care,” Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy said.
McKeown opened the restaurant along with Dan Gentry in 1956, shortly after graduating from Clemson University with a mechanical engineering degree. Since then, the man everyone calls Mac had become beloved in Clemson and Pendleton.
“He always made everybody feel special,” said Bob Mahony with IPTAY. “Clemson was basically his family.”
At the hospital gathering, he was honored with a proclamation, read by Clemson city councilman Jeremy Wright, designating Dec. 30 as "Harold "Mac" McKeown Day. The mayor presented a medallion. Clemson University President Jim Barker presented a plaque representing the Clemson ring in naming McKeown an honorary alumnus of the university.
Former Clemson football coach Danny Ford was there, along with Jim Davis, who coached women’s basketball and former Clemson athletic director Bill McLellan. Former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler was there as well.
McKeown also received a congratulatory phone call from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, who is on vacation in Alabama following the Tigers' recent bowl win in Nashville.
McKeown was surrounded by dozens of family, friends and co-workers. “We thanked Mac for being an icon and one of the most respected men in Clemson,” Abernathy said. “I believe if we put an ad out there, asking people who’ve been helped by Mac to come to Clemson, we could fill up Littlejohn Coliseum.”
Sometimes Mac helped by slipping someone some extra cash or sliding a free cheeseburger plate along the counter of his drive-in, the mayor said. “But he never did it to call attention to himself.”
Reporter Liz Carey contributed to this story, via Anderson Independent-Mail.
  • December 27: Clemson versus Kentucky in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, Nashville, Tennessee, at 8:30 p.m. CST, broadcast on ESPN. Clemson snaps three year bowl loss streak, 21-13. C. J. Spiller sets several records.
  • December 26: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told four of his players, including two defensive linemen, that they will not play in Sunday's Music City Bowl after missing a 1 a.m. curfew.
  • December 25: Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings to all from the Clemson Wiki.
  • December 22: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 89,000th hit.
  • December 8: Obituary

William Mills Cooper Spartanburg

William Mills Cooper died on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at his home.

Mr. Cooper was born on December 10, 1938 and grew up in Clemson, S.C. He was the son of the late J.R. Roy Cooper and Edith Mills Cooper of Clemson, SC.

Mr. Cooper attended Calhoun-Clemson High School and graduated from Daniel High School in 1956. He earned a B.S. from Clemson University in 1961 before entering the U.S. Army where he served as a First Lieutenant in Korea. Following his honorable discharge from the Army Reserves as a Captain, Mr. Cooper earned a J.D. from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1966. He began the practice of law in Spartanburg, S.C. with the firm of Butler, Chapman and Parler and continued the practice of law until his retirement in 2005. He was associated with several business firms, notably Palmetto Knitting and Diversco, Inc.

An excellent athlete, Mr. Cooper lettered in four sports at Daniel High School, winning the most Valuable Player trophy in football and setting state records in track. At Clemson, he played varsity tennis and was selected team captain his senior year. His many tennis championships included, I Corp singles champion and Eighth Army doubles champion while in Korea. He continued to enjoy tennis, racquetball, and golf and won a number of tennis tournaments at the Spartanburg Country Club where he was a member.

A community leader, Mr. Cooper was a charter member and president of the Downtown Sertoma Club. He served on the Upstate Board of Boy Scouts of America and contributed legal expertise in promoting environmental progress in Spartanburg. Mr. Cooper served for many years as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Spartanburg Hospital System. He was named Trustee of the Year by the South Carolina Hospital Association. He loved animals and spending time at the beach with his family and friends.

Mr. Cooper is survived by two sons, John Roy Cooper and his wife, Sloan and their sons William and Nathan; Robert McLean Cooper and his wife Ashley and their daughter Crosby; a brother Dr. Robert Cooper and his wife, Kay; and his very special friend, Kay McCarthy.

Mr. Cooper was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, where a service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. with Dr. David Renwick and Dr. William Arthur officiating.

A private burial will be scheduled at a later date at Fort Hill Cemetery in Clemson, S.C. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospital Foundation, 101 E Wood St, Spartanburg, SC 29303, and Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, P. O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at http://www.jmdunbar.com.

Dunbar Funeral Home & Crematory


  • December 6: Following a 34-39 loss to Georgia Tech in Tampa, it is announced that Clemson will play Kentucky in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl in Nashville. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 88,000.
  • December 5: The Clemson Tigers, ranked 25th by the Associated Press, meet the 12th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellowjackets for the second time this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference's title game in Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, kick-off at 8 p.m., broadcast on ESPN. This is Clemson's first crack at the ACC crown in 18 years. The 10-2 Engineers narrowly defeated the 8-4 Tigers, 27-30, in an Atlanta nightgame on September 10. One Clemson fan from that game has already entered You Tube fame after being featured on ESPN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WBmrrRKg-c
  • December 4: Multiple vehicle (at least three) accident at ~2 a.m. leaves black Chevy Tahoe overturned on the east sidewalk almost directly below the Norfolk Southern overpass on College Avenue. No serious injuries reported.
  • December 3: The fourth annual Clemson Rave is held on Library Bridge at 12:19 p.m.
  • The Clemson Wiki salutes Clemson's shortest-lived landmark - the new "front gate" sign, "Clemson University - Established 1889", facing College Avenue - erected by October 2009, landscaped late November 2009, demolished, apparently by a vehicle, by November 30, 2009! Huzzah! Traditions!!
  • November 30: With the owner in rehab in Atlanta, and the bar having lost its insurance, it appears that The Den is out of business.
  • November 28: Cock-a-doodle-do! Cock-a-doodle-do! Carolina Gamecocks, to Hell with you!!
  • November 20: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 87,000.
  • November 19: Steve Ellis, a hard-working, passionate sports writer who covered Florida State University sports for nearly 30 years, died Thursday afternoon at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was 54. Ellis, a senior writer and columnist who joined the Tallahassee Democrat on February 26, 1990, suffered a massive heart attack on November 10. Longtime friend Bill Vilona collaborated with Ellis on the 2006 book, “Pure Gold: Bobby Bowden An Inside Look.” The sports editor at the Pensacola News Journal, Vilona said no one ever out-worked Ellis. “I admired his work ethic. He really loved being a sports writer,” Vilona said. “He loved the day to day challenges. Those kinds of traits are rare. “He was an old-school guy who embraced some of the new things we’re doing like blogs.”
Ellis won numerous Florida Sports Writers Association awards and was an inspiration to aspiring sports writers.
“Just a few weeks ago, a teenager told me he grew up reading Steve Ellis stories about the FSU football team,” Tallahassee Democrat executive editor Bob Gabordi said. “He wanted to become a sports writer because of Steve.
“His work touched so many tens of thousands of young boys and girls. I’m glad I was able to share this story with Steve from his hospital bed.”
Ellis was working in his home office when he suffered the heart attack. He insisted Karen Detrick Ellis, his wife of eight years, e-mail the story to the newspaper before he would let her take him to the hospital.
“His passion for sports journalism is unmatched,” Gabordi added. “No one outworked him. No one knew the games, coaches and players better.
“His Democrat family loved him right along with his readers and we are all hurting very deeply right now.”
A native of Winter Park, Ellis attended Clemson University where he ran for the cross country team. His journalism career began in college at The Tiger and he became the founding editor of Orange and White, one of the nation’s first university-associated sports magazines.
FSU graduate Jerry Kutz, who started The Osceola, a magazine about FSU sports, hired Ellis in 1981 to be editor of the publication. For a couple of years, Ellis was The Osceola’s one-man staff, reporting, writing, typesetting and pasting up the paper.
“Steve absolutely help make The Osceola a success,” said Kutz, now vice president of marketing and communications for Seminole Boosters. “He was a freaking tireless reporter, who was adamant about beating (other reporters) to a story.
“When you hired Steve, you got a 24/7, 365 days a year reporter. There was no governor you could put on him.”
FSU coaches and administrators had high praise for Ellis. Legendary football coach Bobby Bowden said he regarded Ellis almost like a son.
“He was a good writer and very accurate and how in the world he found out everything he found out, I’ll never know. He could find out anything, boy,” Bowden said. “He had a great knack for that.
“He didn’t play favorites. He told it like he thought it was,” Bowden added. “Of course, I got a lot of grief out of it but still, I knew he was doing a job.”
FSU baseball coach Mike Martin said he was devastated to learn of Ellis’ death. “Steve Ellis was a professional in every sense of the word,” Martin said. “He’s going to be missed by everybody in Tallahassee. His coverage of Florida State baseball was second to none and he always put the readers first.”
Rob Wilson, associate athletic director at FSU, was working as a student-intern in the university’s sports information office when Ellis arrived in Tallahassee. They became close friends.
“It’s really unique in the world to have somebody cover a program that long and still not have a head coach who wants to run him out of town and a fan base that’s tired of him,” Wilson said. “I think he wrote well for the reader.
“Steve wasn’t trying to win a Pulitzer, he was trying to let everyone in Tallahassee know as much as about Florida State as he could.”
FSU President T.K. Wetherell had visited Ellis at the hospital and spoke to him several times during the past week.
“I’m stunned. We just lost a really good friend to this community and this university and I know this newspaper lost a valuable employee,” Wetherell said.

Check back at http://NoleSports.com for more.

  • November 18: A Town Hall Meeting with Clemson University President James F. Barker will be held at 7 p.m. in Tillman Auditorium on Wednesday, November 18, sponsored by the Clemson University Student Media. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to address their questions on any University-related issues or concerns that they might have. "This is a big event," said Justin Pino, General Manager for WSBF-FM, the student radio station. "We want to get the whole community together and let them voice their opinions to President Barker. We've been working on this event, pretty much from the beginning of the semester," said Pino, explaining that President Barker's schedule is so full that he must book his events well in advance. All the student media put their heads together to come up with ways that we can increase our visibility on campus. CTV, Semantics, the Tigertown Observer, WSBF, Taps and The Tiger are all involved in the scheduling of this event," said Pino. "We wanted to all promote this as officially as we can."
  • November 15: Clemson rises to 18th in the Associated Press football poll and 19th in the CNN/USA Today poll.
  • November 14: Clemson defeats N. C. State, 43-23, in Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N. C. C. J. Spiller becomes the first Tiger player ever to have a touchdown catch, pass AND run all in the same game.
  • November 12: A pair of C-17A Globemaster III transports of the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, make three low passes over the Clemson campus, from east to west, at ~2,000 feet AGL, at 9:30 a.m., 9:47 a.m., and 9:52 a.m. passing directly over the Clemson House. They make two simulated airdrops and two close formation passes over Oconee Regional Airport but are not permitted to touch down due to runway weight restrictions. By 10:02 a.m. they depart the area for Charleston.
  • November 11-November 13 (?): Brother Micah, part street-preacher, part Medicine Show huckster, with a tad of Vaudeville thrown in, does his schtick on campus in front of the Loggia. Videos of his 11 November "sermon" are already posted on You Tube! Quality free entertainment is hard to come by...
  • November 11: The Tiger Pow-Wow is held in the Almeda Jacks Ballroom of the Hendrix Student Center, 6-8 p.m., featuring a Drum Circle by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Boys & Girls Club, Tribal music and dance. Speakers are Dr. James Jeffries, Dr. Karen Hall and Mrs. Michelle Burnett.
  • November 9: Clemson appears in the AP Top 25 for the first time this season, coming in at number 24. In Downtown Clemson, the former apartment house and business building at 101 Earle Street (once The Book Cellar) is razed by a Caterpillar 320C excavator. The building had been used for storage by Tiger Town Tavern, which purchased the property several years ago. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 86,000th hit.
  • November 8: Gerhardt “Jerry” Fuchs, a Brooklyn resident who drummed for the Athens band Maserati, died early Sunday morning after falling down an elevator shaft. Fuchs, 34, was riding a freight elevator at about 12:30 a.m. at a formal fundraiser, held in a Brooklyn warehouse, for women in India, New York media outlets reported.
The elevator stopped several feet in between the fourth and fifth floors, and when Fuchs attempted to jump down, his clothing was caught, sending him swinging into the gap below the elevator and down the shaft.
“We are humbled to have been able to create music with you for all these years, Jerry,” said a post on the Maserati Web site. “You will be missed more than words can express. We love you, bro.”
Musician Juan MacLean called Fuchs “one of my best and most loyal friends.”
“He was hands-down the best drummer I have ever played with or seen for that matter,” MacLean wrote on his Web site.
In addition to Maserati, Fuchs was also the drummer for several other indie rock bands, including !!!, Vineland, Holy Ghost! and Turing Machine.
Fuchs grew up in Marietta and attended the University of Georgia. He moved to New York in 1995, according to The New York Times.
  • November 7: Clemson beats Florida State, 40-24, to take the lead in the conference division race. And no rain fell. In final minutes of the fourth quarter, as Clemson puts the game away, Tiger fans join in a lusty, three-verse sing-along of Queen's "We Will Rock You."
  • November 7: Mu Beta Psi National Music Honor Fraternity welcomes a new chapter. Sigma Chapter was installed this weekend at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. The new Chapter consists of 14 new Brothers who have been involved in a colonization effort for nearly 2 years. With the addition of Sigma, the fraternity is at its largest size in history with eight active Collegiate chapters and of course the Alumni Association. For those of you who might have been out of touch for a while, active chapters are:
Alpha - NC State
Zeta - Michigan Tech
Mu - UNC Chapel Hill
Nu - SUNY (State University of New York) - Oswego
Omicron - Roanoke College (Salem, VA)
Pi - Rutgers University
Rho - Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
Sigma - St. Louis University
Alumni Association
(Delta - Clemson University - went dark in 2005. It is hoped that it may be reactivated in the future.)
  • October 31: Clemson home games keep streak unbroken - rain on every one - as Clemson nearly shuts out Coastal Carolina, 49-3, in first-ever meeting. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" shown in the McKissick Theatre, Hendrix Student Center.
  • October 29: College Avenue closes from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between Keith Street and Highway 93 for Trick-or-Treating for kids, sponsored by the Downtown Merchants. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 85,000.
  • October 28: OBITUARY - Reid Andrew Addy, 20, a junior turfgrass major from Camden, died Oct. 28 in Clemson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street in Camden. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m. at the home, 614 Cantey Parkway in Camden.

An avid hunter and golfer, Addy became the youngest Club Champion at Camden Country Club at age 16. He worked part-time at Cross Creek Country Club in Seneca.

Addy is the son of Connie Cox Addy of Camden and Glenn Addy of Surry, Va.

He is also survived by stepfather, Johan Guilliams of Camden; half brother, Jeremy Addy of Chapin; maternal grandmother, Geneva R. Cox of Camden; paternal grandparents, Julian and Lou Addy of Chapin; aunts and uncles, Deborah Cox of Atlanta, Becky Cutler of Camden, Donna and Dickie Pittman, of Surry, Va. and Gene and Donna Addy of Rockford, Ill. and many beloved cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Dickie Cox.

Condolences can be sent to the family at 614 Cantey Parkway, Camden, SC 29020. Condolences can also be expressed online at: http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=447148&fh_id=11077&s_id=FC12CEEBADC3577BF024294CDA58FCFF

The family requests that memorial be made in Reid Addy’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.



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