September 16

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  • 1915: Football Coach Bob Williams returns to campus and the football practice season gets underway. (The Tiger, "Football Practice Starts in Earnest", 21 September 1915, Volume XI, Number 1, page 1.)
  • 1930: "Noon Thursday, September 16, the Corps of Cadets gathered in the college chapel (Tillman Auditorium} for the opening chapel service of the 1930-1931 college term. The student body was the largest ever to assemble in the college chapel."..."Dr. Sikes explained that it is beyond the power of parents and environment to select the way we take." ... "Dr. Sikes declared that it would not be the lack of ambition, or the man who offers whisky, or the flippant girl who laughs at our high ideals, that would be our largest obstacle. It will be, and is, ourselves." (The Tiger, September 17, 1930, Volume XXVI, Number 1, page 1).
  • 1974: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is first featured presentation of the semester by the Speakers Bureau, held in Tillman Auditorium.
  • 1978: Home football season opens against The Citadel. The Tigers crush the Bulldogs, 58-3. It is match-ups like this that show that there is little benefit in scheduling former traditional Division I-AA opponents for any reason other than to give the visiting team a gate windfall. This is Clemson's 100th win in Death Valley. Clemson also participates in its first women's cross country event ever. Shelly Wooldridge is the first-ever women's track and field/cross country scholarship athlete. Dean Matthews is coach.
  • 2006: Bowden Bowl VIII played in Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida. Kick-off at 7:30 p.m., EDT. Clemson prevails, 27-20, with a touchdown with eight point five seconds left in the fourth quarter, after being tied 20-20 going into the final period. The unranked Clemson team downs ninth-ranked Florida State. This is the Tigers first win Tallahassee since 1989, three years before FSU joined the ACC.
  • 2007: September 14-September 16 - The Clemson Little Theatre presents "The Foreigner", a play by Larry Shue, in which the mysteries unfold in this funny yet cryptic trek amongst the Georgia pines. This is the first performance of the Clemson Little Theatre's 2007-2008 season. Pat Shull directs.
  • 2009: Career Fair held at Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 2019: Jam band Snarky Puppy appears in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $25 for students. The fusion-influenced group performs exploratory jazz, funk, and rock.

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