March 11

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  • 1878: Samuel Broadus Earle, future Clemson Agricultural College professor and acting president, is born in Gowensville, South Carolina.
  • 1978: A dance-a-thon sponsored by the Kappa Alpha Order raises $11,360 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, believed to be the most successful fund-raiser on campus of all-time. Even R.C. and "Moonpie" Edwards show up to take a spin on the dance floor.
  • 1980: Violinist Won Mo Kim and pianist Despy Karlas perform in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • March 11-March 12, 1983: Tina Krebs wins the national championship in the 1,000-meter run at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, at the NCAA Women's Indoor Track Championships. Krebs becomes Clemson's first woman national champion regardless of sport. The Lady Tigers finish 10th as a team.
  • 1985: Following indictments in the Clemson drug scandal, former track coaches Sam Colson and Stan Narewski enter into plea-bargain agreements. (2 From Clemson To Plead Guilty) On this date, Circuit Judge C. Victor Pyle places Colson on three years probation, orders him to perform eight hours of community service a week for one year, and fines him $2,000. Narewski is sentenced to one year of probation, a $750 fine and ordered to perform eight hours of community service each week for six months. (SPORTS PEOPLE; 2 Plead Guilty) Due largely to dissatisfaction with the Clemson Board of Trustees refusal to support his push for reorganization of the school's athletic department in the wake of back-to-back scandals or his call for the resignation of long-time athletic director Bill McLellan; the university's president, William Atchley, stepped down on March 1, 1985, stating at the time, "There's no doubt about athletics being a political issue." (IDEAS & TRENDS; Coaches Indicted In Drug Scandal, Scorecard: A QUESTION OF AUTHORITY)
  • 2009: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit number 71,000.



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