November 14

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November 14 in Clemson History

  • 1877: The Blue Ridge Railroad's final extension, from West Union to Walhalla, sees the first train arrive in the town, but no further track is ever laid up Stumphouse Mountain.
  • 1903: North Carolina hands Clemson its only loss of the season, 6-11, in Chapel Hill. UNC leads the series, 2-1.
  • 1908: Tennessee edges the Tigers, 5-6, in a game played in Knoxville. Clemson still leads the series, 3-2-2.
  • 1914: The Tigers defeat VMI, 27-23, in a game played in Richmond, Virginia, the first meeting with this opponent.
  • 1930: The YMCA auditorium picture is either "Fox Follies" or "Pay Off", TBD. Two bit admission.
  • 1931: In a game played in Montgomery, Alabama, Clemson is drubbed by Alabama, 7-74. Bama will finish the season 9-1. This will remain the Tigers' worst loss until FSU blanks Clemson, 0-57, on September 11, 1993.
  • 1936: The Tigers travel to Kentucky, but lose, 6-7.
  • 1942: College athletics are influenced by the wartime conditions, and the Tigers meet a team representing Naval Air Station Jacksonville in a one-time pairing, played in Florida. Clemson loses, 6-24.
  • 1953: The Tigers play at the Citadel, win, 34-13.
  • 1959: Eleventh-ranked Tigers are defeated by Maryland, 25-28, in Memorial Stadium.
  • 1974: Journalist Robert Katz speaks in Tillman Auditorium on facts and fictions behind conspiracy theories about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Tenor Dr. Hong K. Mir, accompanied by pianist Linda Barlage, appears in Daniel Auditorium as part of the Chamber Series.
  • 1975: Captain Frank Johnstone Jervey officially retires from his life trustee position on the board of trustees.
  • 1977: The Speakers Bureau presents renowned former Marquette University basketball coach and NBC sports commentator Al McGuire in Tillman Auditorium at 8 p.m. A reception follows the speech.
  • 1979: Some 400 students rally on Bowman Field to protest the actions of Iranian students who took over the American Embassy in Tehran on November 5. Ayatollah Khomeini poster is burned, volunteer students speak their minds, local television stations cover the event. The Clemson Players present "So Far From China" in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 2003: Lynyrd Skynyrd performs in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • November 13, 2006 - November 15, 2006: The Clemson Players tackle Will Shakespeare when they present Henry V at 8 p.m. in the Bellamy Theatre at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, the work with perhaps the greatest soliloquy ever in the English language! Sir Lawrence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh have both given their stamp of approval. $10 for adults, $5 for students.
  • 2006: The CU Jazz Ensemble performs big band and small group arrangements of jazz standards from the 1930s to present, at 8 p.m. in the Brooks Center, free admission.
  • November 13, 2006-November 17, 2006: Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity sponsors the 22nd annual Clemson-Carolina Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Palmetto Ballroom, Hendrix Student Center, and the Cooper Library.
  • 2009: 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.

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