November 7

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November 7 in Clemson History

  • 1907: In a game played at Augusta, Georgia defeats Clemson, 0-8, placing the series record at 7-4 and snapping a Tiger seven-game winning streak against the Athens team. Unfortunately for the Tigers, this is the second of three gridiron matches they will play in six days, taxing the squad muchly.
  • 1912: Clemson suffers identical losing score as the Auburn game, 6-27, when Georgia defeats the Tigers in a match played in Augusta, Georgia. Georgia closes series gap to one game, 8-7-1. November 6-November 8 - Sixteenth Annual Conference of the South Carolina DAR held at the Clemson College, hosted by the Andrew Pickens Chapters.
  • 1914: Clemson defeats Georgia in Athens, 35-13. The Tigers lead the series, 9-7-1.
  • 1919: The Tigers defeat Presbyterian on Riggs Field, 19-7.
  • 1930: The Washington Club organizes a boat charter to the VMI game in Norfolk. The Northland of the Washington Steamship Company departs the 7th Street wharf in Washington, D.C. at 6:30 p.m. Roundtrip for 25-50 will be $7.20 each, 50-75 will run $6 each, 75-over, $5 apiece. Will Rogers stars in "So This is London", released June 6, 1930 by Fox Film Corporation, shown in the YMCA Auditorium, two bit admission. Actress Maureen O'Sullivan's debut appearance.
  • 1931: VMI drops the Tigers, 6-7, in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1936: Clemson plays the Citadel in Charleston, winning, 22-0. Sirrine Stadium is dedicated in Greenville.
  • 1942: Clemson takes on the George Washington University in Memorial Stadium the fifth time to two teams face off, but lose to the Colonials, 0-7. Series record is 3-1-1, Tigers. And with GWU quitting NCAA football in 1966, we'll never improve the score.
  • 1953: The Tigers take on fourteenth-ranked Georgia Tech in Atlanta, lose, 7-20.
  • 1959: Tenth-ranked Clemson hosts Duke, wins, 6-0.
  • 1977: Work begins on Sirrine Hall renovation, its first such upgrading since its construction in 1939. The first phase is expected to take about nine months and cost $1.4 million.
  • 1978: Campus election day, classes suspended. Union sponsors November Nonsense.
  • 1979: Baseball personality Bob Uecker speaks in Tillman Hall auditorium.
  • 2006: Fall break. Election day. The women's basketball team plays an exhibition game against Anderson in Littlejohn Coliseum, winning, 85-61.
  • 2008: Come join the Department of Art and the Center for Visual Arts for its first ever Open House Open Studio, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Freeman Hall and Lee Hall. Featured will be Camera Obscura, ceramic bowl throwing, Disco Inferno (metal pour), drawing and painting exhibit, Materials Lab CNC Router, printmaking on 'Dinky' (ink your own), video screening, and CVA building display.
  • 2008: Three Half Ass U. players are suspended for the November 8 match with Clemson, said Coach Bobby Bowden. Wide receivers Bert Reed and Jarman Fortson and linebacker Nigel Carr are being disciplined for "not meeting their responsibilities." The Tigers face the 22nd-ranked Seminoles at 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • 2009: 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." With Seminole Coach Bobby Bowden's retirement at the end of this season after 44 years, this game marks his final appearance in Death Valley. Between 1988 and 2009, Bobby Bowden had an overall 6-4 winning record against Clemson in Memorial Stadium and overall record of 14-6 over the Tigers.
  • 2009: 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.)


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