November 29

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November 29 in Clemson History

  • 1900: Clemson faces the University of Alabama for the first time in the final game of the season, played in Birmingham, Alabama. The Tigers blank 'Bama, 35-0.
  • 1906: The Clemson Tiger football teams's first forward pass takes place during the game with John Heisman-coached Georgia Tech team in Atlanta. Left End, Powell Lykes, drops back to kick, but lobs a 30-yard pass to George Warren instead. Clemson defeats John Heisman-led Tech, 10-0, putting series record at 5-1-1 in the Tigers favor. Coach Bob Williams' team has a 4-0-3 season, technically undefeated, but not a perfect outcome.
  • 1918: Clemson concludes a 5-2 season with a 7-0 victory over Davidson on Riggs Field.
  • 1928: Clemson plays Furman on Thanksgiving Day at Manly Field in Greenville. The Tigers win, 27-12. Ticket to this game is preserved in the scrapbook of Cadet Fletcher Wayne Cannon of Honea Path, South Carolina, in the Special Collections in the Strom Thurmond Institute.
  • 1941: Clemson takes 16th-ranking to Auburn, but loses, 7-28. Clemson has 7-2 record, 5-1 in Southern Conference, for 3rd place.
  • 1958: Twelfth-ranked Clemson wraps 8-3 season with 36-19 victory over Furman in Death Valley. Tigers are 5-0 in conference, for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • The Clemson football team ends the season ranked twelfth in the Associated Press poll and 13th in the United Press International poll.
  • 1971: The Clemson University Concert Series presents Five by "The Six", a concert of varieties in vocal music in Littlejohn Coliseum at 8 p.m. Season tickets are $10 and $5, individual tickets are $3 and $1, students free.
  • 2006: The 100th anniversary of Clemson's first forward pass in a football game. Women's basketball team hosts Furman in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7 p.m. It is "Hero Night" at the game, whatever that is... Lady Tigers win, 67-62. The Clemson men's basketball team road trips to Minnesota for game in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge, televised on ESPN-2 at 9:30 p.m. Tigers win, 90-68.
  • 2007: A letter from Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips:
Dear Clemson,
We were all pleased with the outcome of last Saturday night's victory in Columbia. The support of our fans at the game was tremendous, as it has been all season. Our average home attendance this year was among the best in school history and the support of our fans for road games certainly contributed to the 4-1 road record, the best road record for the program in 10 years.
In this column and other initiatives, we have discussed the importance of good sportsmanship at all of our athletic events, home and away. From what I saw, that was the case at Saturday's game in Columbia. We have made great strides by demonstrating good sportsmanship, especially in our competitions with the University of South Carolina.
However, I must say that I was disappointed on Tuesday when I learned of a billboard on I-26 in Columbia that displays the final score and other remarks.
We do not condone the exhibition of this billboard. It steps over the line and I am personally disappointed that it has been displayed. And, I would ask those that are responsible to have it removed.
How we handle our success and adversity needs to always reflect the character and dignity of our great University.
Terry Don Phillips

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