October 3

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October 3 in Clemson History

  • 1914: In a road game, Clemson ties Davidson, 0-0. The Tigers lead the series, 5-2-2.
  • 1915: Sunday School in Chapel at 10 a.m.; Baptist Church-Sunday School at 10:20 a.m.; Methodist Church-Sunday School at 10:15 a.m., preaching at 11:30 a.m.; Presbyterian Church-Sunday School at 10:15 a.m., preaching at 11:30 a.m.; Episcopal Church-preaching at 11:30 a.m.; B. Y. P. U. meets at 3:30 p.m. (The Tiger, "Weekly Calendar", Tuesday 28 September 1915, Volume XI, Number 2, page 2.)
  • 1919: The Tigers defeat Davidson at home, 7-0.
  • 1930: Josh Cody-coached, yellow-uniformed Clemson team meets the Citadel Bulldogs in a Friday game at the Florence County Fair, winning 13-7.
  • 1931: Tennessee shuts out the Tigers, 0-44, in Knoxville.
  • 1936: The Tigers roadtrip to Alabama, lose, 0-32. Former Clemson Head Football Coach John Heisman dies.
  • 1942: The Tigers lose to the N.C. State Wolfpack, 6-7, in a game played in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • 1953: In the first Atlantic Coast Conference game that Clemson plays, number three-ranked Maryland blanks the Tigers, 0-20, in a night game in Memorial Stadium. The Terps will go 10-1, and win the National Championship - their only title through 2011.
  • 1955: First episode of Captain Kangaroo, starring Bob Keeshan, airs on CBS-TV. It will run until December 8, 1984.
  • 1959: Sixth-ranked Tigers travel to take on seventh-ranked Georgia Tech, but lose, 6-16.
  • 1974: The Chamber Music Series presents a combined vocalist and piano program in Daniel Auditorium. Soprano Charlotte Weaver with pianist Kaylene Wilbur present art songs and operatic arias in the first portion. Oboist Ruth Mock also accompanies Weaver on her opening number. In second program of the evening, Dr. Lillian Harder and Alice Hudnall Cash perform piano for four hands.
  • 1977: Georgia Governor James Busbee signs extradition order returning the older brother involved in the September 14 attack on two Clemson students to Pickens County for trial on various charges.
  • 1992: Was this a weird season schedule, or what? First Ball State, and now Tennessee-Chattanooga, whom the twenty-fifth-ranked Tigers whup, 54-3.
  • 2002: Bowden Bowl IV - Son Tommy again loses to dad Bobby in the only father-son head coaching face-off in the history of college football as the Tigers go down in Tallahassee, 31-48.
  • 2006: Clemson All-ACC receiver Chansi Stuckey suffers broken foot during a non-contact drill in practice. The graduate from Warner Robbins, Georgia, will be lost for three to five weeks. The Clemson Players present August Strindberg's masterpiece "Miss Julie" in the Bellamy Theatre of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m., October 3-7, and at 3 p.m. on October 7-8. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • 2007: Clemson's football program has the third best graduation success rate among the top 25 teams in this week's Coaches poll according to USA Today. The 2007 graduation success rate figures for all schools were released on October 3 and the publication reclassified the list according to graduation rate. Boston College, also from the ACC, had a 93 percent rate to rank first, while Nebraska was second at 83 percent. Clemson was third at 75 percent, followed by Florida and Virginia Tech, Clemson's opponent on Saturday, at 72 percent. The graduation success rate does not take into account student-athletes who transfer or turn professional in good academic standing. The current study examined student-athletes who entered school between 1997-00 and gives the student-athletes six years to graduate. The Clemson Players present "Jane Eyre" in the Bellamy Theatre of the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. Tix are $10 for adults, $5 for students, general seating.
  • 2008: The prosecution rested its case in the trial of Jerry Buck Inman in the Tiffany Marie Souers murder case. Inman has pleaded guilty to the crime and has stated he wants to die, but his defense lawyers are expected to seek to have him imprisoned for the rest of his life, sparing him the death penalty. The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit number 59,000.
  • 2009: The Tigers take on woe-begotten Maryland Terrapins in College Park. Tiger Band sends a pep band to the game. The Tigers drop another game that they should NOT have lost, 21-24.

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