2010

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2010 - The Year We Make Contact

  • The School of Nursing is up for CCNE re-accreditation, having been initially accredited by the CCNE in October 2005.
  • January: The annual winter attrition of businesses in Clemson claims Guthrie's Golden Fried Chicken Fingers. The Den and Quizno's had already closed before the fall semester ended.
  • January 1: Long-time Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden retires, making his final appearance at the 2010 Gator Bowl game this date, with a 33-21 victory over his former program, West Virginia. His record is 377-129-4, 12 wins vacated. Bowden won 411 total games as a Head Coach. His wins at South Georgia College are also not counted by the NCAA. In bowls, he was 21-10-1, 1 win vacated.
  • 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 7: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 90,000.
  • 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 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 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 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 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. Clemson sets a new Game Day record when some 10,000 show up.
  • 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 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.
  • February 9: Collective Consciousness, in conjunction with Amnesty International and Aiken Peace, will present a non-partisan lecture on the Palestinian-Israel issue, 5 p.m. in Hardin Hall auditorium. Contact Ty at 928-210-8511 for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 22: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 94,000.
  • February 23: Groucho's Deli opens for business on Finley Street.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • March 5: Acerbic political humorist and pundit Lewis Black brings his decidedly NOT G-rated "In God We Rust" tour to Littlejohn Coliseum. Doors open at 7 p.m. For mature audiences only. Sponsored by Tiger Paw Productions. Tickets available through http://Ticketmaster.com, 864-233-2525. Tix are $32 on the floor and $22 in the bowl.
  • 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 10: Cristy McKinney has resigned as Clemson Women’s Basketball Head Coach. Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips made the announcement on Wednesday. McKinney served the Clemson program for each of the last five years, including this past year when the team had a 13-18 record against the nation’s 15th most difficult schedule. Clemson faced four top 10 teams, and nine top 25 teams, the most in 10 years.
"I would like to thank Clemson University for the opportunity to coach at such a fine institution in such a great athletic department,” said McKinney. “I'd also like to thank all of the people who supported me during my time at Clemson.
"At this time, I believe a change is needed for me and Clemson University. I'd like to wish Clemson University and Lady Tiger Basketball all the best going forward."
This was McKinney’s 18th season as a head coach in Division-I, and she has compiled a 275-231 record overall, including six 20-win seasons and two NCAA Tournament appearances at Rice. She averaged 20.4 wins a year her last eight years at Rice. McKinney finished with a 58-93 record for her five seasons at Clemson, including upset victories in the first round of the ACC Tournament in 2008 and 2009. That was the first time in 10 years Clemson won games in back-to-back ACC Tournaments. She also coached Clemson to victory over rival South Carolina in each of the last two seasons.
  • March 10: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 95,000.
  • March 12: Geezer Pop's opens on Sloan Street and offers free food give-aways.
  • March 21: The Clemson Wiki main pages tallies hit 96,000.
  • 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
smithmj@scdot.org
  • April 5: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 97,000.
  • 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 10: Spring football game, in Death Valley.
  • April 13: Brad Brownell of Wright State University, Ohio, is named the new head basketball coach, replacing Oliver Purnell who resigned on April 6 to take the head job at DePaul University.
  • 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 15: The NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel implements three new rule changes that will take effect this fall and in 2011. Wedge blocks and eye black with messages will not be allowed this upcoming season and in 2011, taunting in the field of play will cost the teams points. Banning wedge blocks was decided based on the safety of players on kickoffs. NCAA studies have found that 20 percent of injuries that come on kickoffs result in concussions. The NFL banned wedge blocking a year ago and now college football will follow the same guidelines.
  • April 16: Clemson University’s Redfern Health Center is hosting the 6th Annual Take Back the Night 5K Awareness Run/ Walk on April 16th. This race is an international recognition of relationship violence. We will come together to raise awareness about the sexual, physical and emotional violence people endure every day.
The race will take place April 16th, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Clemson University. There will be prizes awarded to those with the fastest times. Following the race there will be snacks and water as well. I would greatly appreciate it if you would bring up the idea of your club or organization participating in this great awareness event in your meetings, or even allow me to come give a short speech to inform your members at one of the meetings.
I have attached the registration form as well as our marketing poster. For more information regarding registration and the even please feel free to visit our website at: http://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/redfern/healthpromotion/heathy_campus/TBTN.php. You can also register online at http://strictlyrunning.com. Also, feel free to email me with any questions you may have. We ask you to please join us as we Take Back the Night as many Clemson organizations and clubs have done in the past. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.
Sincerely,
Erin Lambert
Health Promotion Intern
  • 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 19: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 98,000.
  • April 24: Tiger Dancer auditions held on the band practice field outside the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Be part of the most exciting 25 seconds in college football every game! For more details and audition forms visit http://www.clemson.edu/tigerband.
  • 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.
  • May 8: Griffin's Sports Bar & Grill closes forever after this business day.
  • May 25: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! The Clemson Wiki main page hits the century mark with hit 100,000!
  • 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 28: Clemson football player Jamie Cumbie is arrested and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after a 2 a.m. fight in which he seriously injured another Clemson student. The arrest warrant stated that the victim suffered a broken nose, swelling and bleeding of the brain, multiple facial fractures and other injuries. Cumbie, a 6' 7", 290-pound defensive lineman, was dismissed from the team several days after his arrest. Almost a month after the attack, the victim was no longer in critical condition although he will need further medical procedures and his jaw was wired shut.
  • July: The former Milliken Defore rayon plant on the western side of Lake Hartwell, constructed in 1944, but closed for several years, is razed in the first week of July 2010. Also, the former automobile service station on the northeast corner of the former Holiday Inn of Clemson parcel on Tiger Boulevard is demolished to make way for a new business development, a second Subway location.
  • July 12: Civil court in Greenville issues both eviction and seizure of property notices for The Valley nightclub in Clemson for non-payment of $29,021.36 in rent.
  • July 15: Deadline, at 7:30 a.m., for eviction order of The Valley nightclub in Clemson. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 101,000.
  • July 16: ESPN writer and reporter Joe Schad breaks the story that there is an "extensive NCAA inquiry into the North Carolina football program". Later details reveal that the NCAA has interviewed 13 players about sports agent contacts and inducements. On August 26, Schad reports that UNC has self-reported academic problems stemming from nine players and their relationship with a tutor. A source tells Schad that these former players may have had papers written by this tutor, who is reported to have been employed by Tarheel Coach Butch Davis as a nanny.
  • First week of August: Work begins on utilities on College Avenue for the future widening of the road. Also, the Norfolk Southern begins clearing the former right-of-way of the long-removed second track through Clemson, preparatory to replacing the 1976-vintage railroad bridge. The north embankment of the railroad east of College Avenue next to Elm Street is cut away to prepare a new approach for the rail overpass.
  • August 5: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 102,000.
  • August 7: Graduation is held.
  • August: Clemson Kabab on College Avenue closes, to be replaced by Jugheads Famous Clemson Dogs.
  • August 12: With construction underway of a new restaurant next door on Tiger Boulevard, the 1970s-era Pizza Hut is demolished.
  • August 19-August 21: Spittoono XXX is held at the National Guard Armory ball field on Pendleton Road, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Seventeen bands will appear over the three evenings, and all profits go to charity. No coolers and no glass allowed.
  • August 24: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 103,000.
  • August 28: After eleven years in operation, the family that runs Rockhopper's at the Ramada Inn on Tiger Boulevard have closed. It will be replaced by The Boulevard Grill.
  • August 30: Friar's Tavern, a new restaurant, opens in the former location of Flip Flops on the Old Greenville Highway.
  • September: The Bengal Tiger / Daawat Indian Cuisine is preparing to open in the former location of The Den on Keith Street in Clemson.
  • September 3: The new Pizza Hut location opens at 11 a.m. The First Friday Parade is held at 6 p.m. Theme is "A Decade of Dominance." Participants need to join their groups by 5 p.m.
  • September 4: Clemson hosts North Texas Mean Green in Memorial Stadium, 3:30 p.m. kick-off, broadcast on ESPNU. Hall of Fame Day, Youth Day. Tigers win, 35-10.
  • September 6: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 104,000.
  • September 7: Thomas Calvin Lynch, Jr. (1935-2010), long-time druggist and merchant (Lynch Drug Company) in Clemson, passes away. He was Class of 1958, and he served on the Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2008, when he resigned for health reasons.
  • September 10: The Clemson Chamber of Commerce officially welcomes Miami Subs Pizza & Grill., 11 a.m.
  • September 11: Returning for yet another dose of Tiger spank in Death Valley, Presbyterian College offers itself up sacrificially for the first time since 1957. Clemson's all-time record versus PC is 32-3-4. This game was tentatively scheduled against Ball State, and, later, University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Kick-off at 3:30 p.m., broadcast on ESPN3. Family Day. It was PC Coach Lonnie S. McMillian who said, in 1948, that taking his team to Clemson Memorial Stadium was like taking them into Death Valley. In 39 meetings, the Tigers have shut out the Blue Hose 24 times. Clemson dropped PC, 66-0, in 1957. Clemson wins, 58-21.
  • September 11: Miami Subs Pizza & Grill stages official grand opening, 1 p.m. Local reggae rock band Tableshake plays live.
  • September 12: In USA Today/CNN poll, Clemson knocks on the door at No. 26.
  • September 13: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 105,000.
  • September 15: Obituary - Lester Lee Moore, age 71, husband of Sara King Moore, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Salem, SC, on September 13, 1939, he was a son of the late Walter Moore and Almer Bown Moore. He was a retired restaurant entrepreneur, having owned the Tiger Den, the Game Room, and the Tiger Town Tavern. An avid golfer, he was a member of Cobbs Glen Country Club and Boscobel. He was a member and former deacon of Hopewell Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sara K. Moore; stepdaughters: Diana W. Vaughan, Debbie W. Biscontini, Terry W. Spinks, Kimberly W. Gehle; brothers: Marvin Moore and Dale Moore; sister, Eunice Kelly; grandchildren: Sarah and Dylan; Joshua and Jeremy; Jenny, Sarah, and Stan; and Cyndy and Heather; and eleven great grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Charles Robert Wright; and a grandson, Jeffrey Wright; and six siblings. The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at Hopewell Baptist Church, conducted by the Reverend Ken Keaton. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family is at the home, 107 Robin Street, Clemson, and will receive friends at Hopewell Baptist Church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 3530 Hopewell Road, Anderson, SC 29621. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Mid-September: The round fountain-turned planter on the south side of Schilletter dining hall is being removed.
  • September 18: Clemson travels to the Plains of Alabama to meet Auburn for the first regular season match-up since October 23, 1971, when Clemson lost a road game, 13-35. Clemson met Auburn in the Peach Bowl/Chik-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta in 1998 and 2007, losing 17-21 and 20-23. In fact, Auburn has taken thirteen straight games from Clemson whose last victory came on November 25, 1951 with 34-0 blanking of the Alabamans. Clemson's all-time record against their Tiger cousins is 11-33-2. Clemson loses, 24-27, in overtime.
  • September 19: Power outages to a portion of campus knock WSBF-FM off the air for some 24 hours, and closing eating facilities.
  • September 24: WSBF presents the Chronicles of the Landsquid at Lever Beach, 7 p.m. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 106,000.
  • October 1: Tigerama held in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • October 2: Clemson hosts Miami (FL.) for Homecoming, loses 21-30.
  • October 3: Following loss to Miami, and with a 2-2 season record, Clemson gets no votes in the polls.
  • October 5: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 107,000.
  • October 9: In a road trip to Chapel Hill, Clemson is defeated by North Carolina, 16-21.
  • October 15: "Rock the John" held in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 108,000.
  • October 16: Clemson hosts Maryland in Memorial Stadium. Football Reunion Day. Tigers win, 31-7.
  • October 17: Miami Subs Pizza & Grill closes.
  • October 17: Bob Dylan appears in Littlejohn Coliseum. Tix are $48 for adults, $28 for students with i.d.
  • October 23: Clemson hosts Georgia Tech. IPTAY Day. Clemson wins, 27-13.
  • October 25: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 109,000.
  • October 30: Clemson travels to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, to play Boston College, but loses, 10-16.
  • Final week of October: The burned out hulk of the Alpha Gamma Rho house is razed.
  • November 6: Clemson hosts N.C.State. Military Appreciation Day. The Tigers eke out a 14-13 win over the number 23 ranked Wolfpack.
  • November 10: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 110,000.
  • November 12: The new Cook Out restaurant opens on Tiger Boulevard in a remodelled former bank building.
  • November 13: Clemson plays Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida. Loses, 13-16.
  • November 20: Clemson plays Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, winning, 30-10.
  • November 22: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 111,000.
  • November 27: The Tigers host the number 18 ranked University of South Carolina. Solid Orange Day. Tigers lose, 7-29.
  • December 3: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 112,000.
  • December 8: Finn's Grill, which only opened on July 19, 2010, has closed by the first week of December and the location is up for lease.
  • December 14: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 113,000.
  • December 31: In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, Clemson loses to the University of South Florida Bulls, 26-31, in the final Meineke Car Care Bowl (to be renamed the Belk's Bowl in 2011), in Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina. Clemson suffers its first losing season (6-7) since 1989, and third since 1976.



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