Established in 1907 as a bi-weekly news and sports journal, The Tiger is South Carolina's oldest college newspaper. The weekly national award-winning publication has a circulation of about 12,000 and is distributed every Friday on and off campus.
Today, The Tiger office is located inside Clemson University's Hendrix Student Center, its home since 2000. Previously, the newspaper had been located for many years on the ninth floor of the University Union. In October of 1997, the organization began the The Tiger: Online Edition which now manages to serve an average of 7,000 visitors a week. Although the newspaper used to receive funding each year from the University, The Tiger became financially independent in 2004. (More...)
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The Tiger Newspaper was chosen as Newspaper of the Year (2008)by the South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) in the category of weekly or bi-weekly newspaper.
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- ...that the 2011 Clemson Football Season concluded with a 10-3 record and a berth in the Orange Bowl?
- ...that the Hanover House was first erected in Berkeley County circa 1716?
- ...that the Old Stone Church was first erected in 1797?
- ...that the Messenger was the first newspaper in the area, in 1807?
- ...that the Blue Ridge Railroad brought the first train service to the area in 1860?
- ...that the Seneca River trestle contains some 1530 tons of steel?
- ...that Richard Wright Simpson was the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees?
- ...that Henry Aubrey Strode was the only president never to oversee students?
- ...that Robert Cook Edwards was the longest-serving Clemson president? See President Edwards farewell letter.
- ...that Clemson's first Professor of Chemistry, Mark Bernard Hardin, witnessed the battle between the Merrimac and the Monitor?
- ...that Fort Hill Presbyterian Church is Clemson's oldest congregation, dating from 1895?
- ...that the Clemson College Chronicle was the original university publication of record, from October 1897?
- ...that August "Shorty" Schilletter scammed the college for thousands of dollars for over a decade?
- ...that Clemson's first tied football game outcome was versus Tennessee in 1901?
- ...that Clemson's highest football score was 122, to Guilford's 0? True! Also in 1901!
- ...that Clemson had a Confederate battle flag flap in 1904?
- ...that the Tiger football team's first forward pass took place on November 29, 1906?
- ...that future Clemson football coach E. J. Stewart MAY have been involved in the first professional sports betting scandal, in 1906?
- ...that "The Charge of the Pendleton Guards" was a parody of a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson?
- ...that the Clemson Catechism is a lengthy 1910 document by President Walter Merritt Riggs to counter negative publicity about the College?
- ...that Textile Hall in Greenville hosted the Southern Textile Exposition starting in 1915?
- ...that the Clemson Memorial Cannon is the same model that General John "Black Jack" Pershing took with him on the Mexican Punitive Expedition in 1916-1917?
- ...that the S. A. T. C. was a short-lived military training program during the Great War?
- ...that the Clemson Little Theatre was founded in 1931?
- ...that Richard Newman Brackett was the last surviving and serving member of Clemson's original faculty?
- ...that Company C-4 Pershing Rifles was founded in 1939?
- ...that Hunnicutt Creek helps drain some 2.72 square miles of the Clemson campus?
- ...that Lake Hartwell has 962 miles of shoreline and a holding capacity of 830 billion gallons of water?
- ...that the university provided the Issaqueena Bombing Range for World War II training?
- ...that the Rat Hop used to be the first musical dance weekend of the fall semester?
- ...that the Lynch Drug Company served Clemson for 35 years?
- ...that The Bridge at Clemson is an out-of-the-box youth ministry of the Church of the Nazarene?
- ...that Capri's was a popular Italian restaurant for over a decade?
- ...that Greenville Memorial Auditorium was the venue for the last Lynyrd Skynyd show before the plane crash?
- ...that Clemson Girl.Com is a blog dedicated to all things Clemson and Girly?
- ...that TigerPaw Productions help stage major events at Clemson?
- ...that House Shows have become a Clemson tradition?
- ...that 4/5ths of The Hoodoo Hounds are Clemson professors?
- ...that the Clemson Corps has given out 352 scholarships since 1999?
- ...that the Study Hall, The Bookstore, and The Library Club were all old Clemson watering holes?
- ...that Rollercoaster Road provides cheap, if illicit, thrills?
- ...that SHINE, Inc. provides the only soup kitchen in Pickens County?
- ...that the Traditions Calendar raises funds for a memorial to students who passed before graduation?
- ...that Warning Sirens are our friend?
- ...that the fourth annual Clemson Rave took place on Library Bridge on December 3, 2009 at 12:19 p.m.?
- ...that Help! is a recent Unhymnal song?
- ...that about 75 percent of Clemson students are de facto members of Gamma Delta Iota?
- ...that the Clemson area has two indigenous types of poisonous Snakes?
- ...that Welborn Bus Lines had a mixed history of serving Clemson?
- ...that Dabo Swinney dubbed the 2011 Clemson Football Season the Shock the World Tour?
- ...that the next football games with Georgia are scheduled for 2013 and 2014?
- ...that the Clemson Wiki now lists every football game between 1896 and 2009?
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- September 8: Clemson's football team defeats Ball State, 52-27. Kick-off at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
- September 7: First Friday Parade held, kicking off at 6 p.m.
- September 1: The Clemson Tigers open the football season with a match against Auburn University in the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, broadcast nationally by ESPN. Clemson wins, 26-19. Attendence is 75,211. Dr. Louis Lee Henry, 81, passes away at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A Clemson native and 1953 graduate of Clemson University, he was adviser to The Tiger for 25 years.
- August 23-August 25: Spittoono XXXII held at the National Guard Armory ballfield. Free admission. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=484060298272168&set=a.383779751633557.101378.383765284968337&type=1&theater
- August 17: Students return - move-in day.
- August 10: Summer graduation held.
- August 6: Target date for the opening of Thai Spice Noodles & Rice restaurant at 1106 Tiger Boulevard, Clemson.
- August: Tiger Town Tavern begins construction of new facilities on the patio beside "old-side" Tigertown. A new current events plinth is erected on the northwest corner of College Avenue and Earle Street.
- August 2: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/08/ap-combat-vet-rodriguez-to-play-clemson-football-080112/
- July 24: One day after his statue was removed from its place outside Beaver Stadium at Penn State University, Joe Paterno is no longer the winningest coach in Division 1 football history as the NCAA unanimously strips 112 wins by Penn State between 1998 and 2012, 111 of them under Paterno. Paterno dropped from 409 to 298 wins. He is now just the 12th-winningest coach in college football history, and is replaced atop the Division 1 ladder by former Grambling coach Eddie Robinson (408 wins). Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is second with 377 wins. Current St. John’s (Minn.) coach John Gagliardi is the winningest college football coach across all classifications with 484 wins and counting.
- June-July: A reconstruction of upper Earle Street, McCollum Street and Keith Street in downtown Clemson is undertaken, with new water lines, brick sidewalks and curbs emplaced.
- June: Primary construction of the first new railroad bridge over SC 133 by Thrift Construction Company is completed.
- May 11: Graduation held.
- May 10: The Board of Trustees Faculty Awards banquet held in the Main Ballroom at the Madren Conference Center, 7 p.m.
- May 7: Senior Walk takes place in Clemson.
- May 5: Gabefest held at Backstreets on Earle Street with reggae rock duo Tableshake. Free show and fundraiser to help pay long-time employee, and friend of the Clemson Wiki, Gabriel's medical bills.
- May the Fourth be with you: Super Taco reopens in the old Riviera location on the Old Greenville Highway.
- May: BGR The Burger Joint's Clemson Burger is featured in the May 2012 issue of Southern Living as one of The State's Top 10 Burgers.
- May: Vote for Clemson to have an ESPN Game Day commercial filmed on campus! http://gamedayvote.com/
- May 1: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 189,000th hit.
- April: Support the WSBF-FM nominations for best shows in the Radio Star Awards on RadioFlag.
- April: Super Taco relocates from Lakeview Plaza to the old location of The Riviera on the Old Greenville Highway. Demolition begins on former residential housing on Freedom Drive to make way for a Publix grocery store in the new Gateway Village retail complex.
- April 30-May 5: Final exams held at Clemson University.
- April 28: The Central Railroad Festival will be held, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 188,000th hit.
- April 26: New brick sidewalks are installed near Walgreens Drugs as turn-lane construction wraps up on College Avenue. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 187,000th hit.
- April 24: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 186,000th hit.
- April 22: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 185,000th hit.
- April 21: The All In Coffee Shop opens at 106 Earle Street in Clemson.
- April 19: The Bleacher Report lists Clemson Memorial Stadium as the best venue for college football in their power ranking of all 124 NCAA college football stadiums. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1145292-power-ranking-all-124-college-football-stadiums/page/125 The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 184,000th hit.
- April 17: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 183,000th hit.
- April 14: The Spring Football game played in Death Valley, 4 p.m. Calling all Alumni Band members! Join up on the CUTBA website.
- April 13: WSBF-FM sponsors Spring Fest IV at Tiger Park on the Old Greenville Highway, noon - 2 a.m. For more info: http://wsbf.net/springfest
- April 13 Dabo Swinney's Dabo Foundation 3rd annual All In Ball fundraiser and silent auction is held at the Pavilion at the Clyde V. Madren Center, 7-10 p.m. Various former Clemson football players now in the NFL make appearances, as well as Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN. TigerROAR performs.
- April 13: Barneys Jive Band appears at Backstreets on Earle Street. Purchase Gabe Shots to help long-time employee, and friend of the Clemson Wiki, Gabriel pay his rising medical bills. Come help everyone's favorite Hungry Hungry Hippie Out !!!
- April 13: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 182,000th hit.
- April 12: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 181,000th hit.
- April 9: Founders Day is observed at Clemson University, 2-4 p.m. at the Fort Hill mansion, with a service held by Tiger Brotherhood at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pendleton, where Thomas G. Clemson is buried. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 180,000th hit.
- April 8: Happy Easter from the Clemson Wiki !
- April 7-April 8: 35th Annual Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee is held on the Square. For more info: http://www.pendletondistrict.org/jubilee/
- April 6: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 179,000th hit.
- April 4: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 178,000th hit.
- April 3: Clemson alumnus and South Carolina state Governor Nikki Haley appears on The Colbert Report, with fellow Palmettan Stephen Colbert, and brings along a Clemson football helmet inscribed by Coach Dabo Swinney.
- April 2: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 177,000th hit.
- March 31: Clemson football Coach Dabo Swinney receives the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award in a banquet for 560 in Littlejohn Coliseum, 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Amongst the guests are former Alabama Coaches Bill Curry and Gene Stallings. The Tiger Pep Band performs for pizza.
- March 30: The Clemson Distinguished Service Awards ceremony takes place in the Brooks Center, 6:30 - 10 p.m.
- March 29: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 176,000th hit.
- March 28: The new turn lane on the southeast corner of College Avenue and Tiger Boulevard opens. Sweet Grass Diner opens.
- March 24: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 175,000th hit.
- March 23: The rent has been raised on the College Avenue location of the Student Book Store and Supply so high that the profit margins have been wiped out and the business is being liquidated. Expect clearance sales following Spring Break.
- March 20: The Clemson Wiki tallies its six millionth hit (all pages).
- March 19: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 174,000th hit.
- March 19-March 23: Spring break observed.
- March 15: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 173,000th hit.
- Week of March 12: New curbing and sidewalks are poured on College Avenue north from Victoria Square to Tiger Boulevard and the corner in front of Walgreens Drugs, and old concrete broken up and removed to create a right-turn lane.
- March 11: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 172,000th hit.
- March 7: Spring football practice opens.
- March 6: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 171,000tht hit.
- March 2: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 170,000th hit.
- March 1: It is Senior Night as Clemson hosts Virginia Tech in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers prevail, 58-56.
- March: Samurai Express, Japanese Cuisine - American Delivery, becomes the latest business casualty in the history of local eateries. Two new restaurants prepare to open, Sweet Grass Diner, and Chipotle. It appears that Publix Super Markets, Inc. plan to erect a store on Freedom Drive in Clemson, as residential apartments in that area are being vacated by this month.
- February 26: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 169,000th hit.
- February 21: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 168,000th hit.
- February 20: J. C. Cook, long-time Clemson businessman and Clemson City Councilman, announces his intention to run for the position left vacant by the death of Mayor Larry Abernathy.
- February 17: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 167,000th hit.
- February 12: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 166,000th hit.
- February 11: Clemson alumnus and long-time Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy, 64, dies after a long period of declining health.
- February 8: Randy Anderson (1966-2012) - Randy Anderson played quarterback for Clemson from 1984-1987. The former Clemson quarterback passed away last night after a long, hard battle with leukemia.
- February 7: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 165,000th hit.
- February 2: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 164,000th hit.
- January 27: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 163,000rd hit.
- January 22: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 162,000nd hit. Joe Paterno. long-time football coach at Penn State, who was fired in November over a child-sex abuse scandal that occurred on his watch, dies of lung cancer and the complications of treating it, age 84.
- January 19: Clemson University announces the largest gift ever from an individual or family, as Charlie Watt and his family have promised a $5.5 million gift to The Will to Lead capital campaign to establish the Watt Family Innovation Center on campus. "Clemson is on the verge of greatness, more than it has ever been," said Watt, an electrical engineering graduate and founder and former chairman of Scientific Research Corp. He is a native of West Pelzer, South Carolina. The new three-story, 40,000-square-foot center will be erected near the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library and the Class of 1956 Academic Success Center.
- January 19: University of Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables is hired by Clemson to replace defensive coordinator Kevin Steele. Although, the deal has not yet been approved by the Clemson University Board of Trustees, according to chairman David Wilkins of Greenville, it appears that Venables has agreed to a four-year contract worth some $800,000 annually, making him the second-highest paid defensive coordinator in the country, based on 2011 salaries. Kevin Steele was paid $680,000 in 2011. Alabama's Kirby Smart made $851,500 last year, according to a December 21, 2011, report published by USA Today. Venables is a former player and assistant coach at Kansas State before 13 years at Oklahoma, the last eight as defensive coordinator.
- January 17: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 161,000st hit.
- January 13: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 160,000th hit.
- January 12 - Kevin Steele, the Clemson football team Defensive coordinator, has been fired following the landslide loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl. It has been widely reported that he may have had a psychological breakdown on the sidelines during the game as he is said to have been calling plays from his Panthers career "which aren't in the Clemson playbook", according to one on-line report. (Reference: http://www.shakinthesouthland.com/2012/1/12/2695335/kevin-steele-forced-out-at-clemson) Clemson's Mens' Basketball team loses road game to Boston College, 57-59.
- January 8: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 159,000th hit.
- January 7: The Clemson Mens' Basketball team goes on a 20 point run in the first half of a match against Florida State in Littlejohn Coliseum as the Tigers open their ACC play, ultimately winning, 79-59. The Tigers are 9-6 overall, 1-0 in conference. FSU is 9-6, 0-1. After some seven years of 24-7 operation, the internet processor at WSBF-FM catches fire and fails. On-line streaming of the station is interrupted for about two days.
- January 4, 2012 - Clemson meets West Virginia in the Discover Orange Bowl in Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, at 8 p.m. These two teams have met only once previously, a 27-7 Tiger win in the 1989 Gator Bowl. Chester McGlockton - the former Pro Bowler who died suddenly on November 30 - sealed the Tigers' win midway through the fourth quarter of that game 22 years ago by knocking the ball from Mountaineers quarterback Major Harris and falling on it in the end zone for a touchdown. Footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAsKUgCDbIU Clemson loses, 33-70.
- January 3: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 158,000th hit.
- January: The annual winter attrition on restaurants takes its toll on Siam Royal Thai Cuisine which has been closed by mid-month and its phone line disconnected.
- December 31: Dabo Swinney, who took the Tigers to 10 wins, including a win over Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, has been named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year. Swinney was announced as the unanimous winner of the award, which recognizes "the highest ideals on and off the field," at halftime of Saturday night's Chick-fil-A Bowl. The winner of award is picked each year by votes from a panel which includes previous winners. The award will be presented to Swinney on the Clemson campus in March.
- December 29: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 157,000th hit.
- December 27: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 156,000th hit.
- December 24: Happy holidays from the Clemson Wiki!
- December 22: Graduation held. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 155,000th hit.
- December 20: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 154,000th hit.
- December 19: Contractors set the steel beams for the new railroad overpass over SC 133. Periodic closures of the road take place while the beams are lifted into place. The sale of Winn-Dixie stores to BI-LO is announced.
- December 18: Duke Energy shuts off electrical power in the Clemson/Pickens County area for ~two hours starting at 2:30 a.m. to effect repairs on the substation damaged by fire during the Clemson-Virginia Tech ACC championship game on December 3. Clemson hosts Alabama State in Littlejohn Coliseum at 4:30 p.m. Military Appreciation Day.
- December 17: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 153,000rd hit.
- December 12: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 152,000nd hit.
- December 9: The Clemson Wiki tallies its 5 millionth total hit (all pages).
- December 8: The CU Take Charge Rally is held in the Amphitheatre to address the severity of alcohol consumption by students and to address how to take responsibility for themselves and their peers, 2-3 p.m. President James Barker and other speakers will address the gathering. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 151,000th hit. National Public Radio reports that another shooting has occurred at Virginia Tech. A police officer is confirmed dead, and another body was found in a near-by parking lot. Officer was Deriek W. Crouse, 39, of Christiansburg, Va., a four-year veteran of the force. The U.S. Army veteran had a wife and five children or step-children. The second body is tentatively identified as the shooter.
- December 5: The Orange Bowl Committee visits the Clemson campus to work out game details.
- December 4: Clemson hosts the University of Stupid Chickens in Littlejohn Coliseum for the 162nd meeting of the teams, at 3:30 p.m. Soccer star Henry Abade, 1972-1973, will be honored at halftime for his induction into the Clemson Hall of Fame. Tigers fall, 55-58. Clemson rises to 14th in both polls after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies for a second time this season. The Associated Press poll drops Tech to 17th, but the dubious CNN Coaches poll has Tech ranked at eleven, above the Tigers. What's wrong with THIS picture?
- December 3: Clemson meets Virginia Tech again in the ACC Championship game in Charlotte, North Carolina, 8 p.m., broadcast on ESPN. Agony in Clemson as virtually the entire town loses power at ~8:34 p.m. sending every bar and living room into pitch darkness... A mass scramble of traffic ensues as Tiger fans try to find new venues to watch the game. Many head towards campus, which has its own power facility and is is fully lit. At halftime the game is tied 10-10. The game broadcast, called by Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit, reports the regional outage and states that a power substation is on fire. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 150,000th hit during the game. In the third quarter, Clemson is up 31-10, with 6:31 left. Andre Ellington runs in the latest score. With ~13 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Tigers go up, 38-10. Power in Clemson is reported restored at ~11 p.m. TIGERS WIN, 38 - 10 !! Orange Bowl bound !! WYFF-4, Greenville, reports that 10,000 Pickens County customers were without power when an equipment failure in a substation started a fire and that the substation had to be shut down to extinguish it. Several thousand Tiger fans gather at the WestZone of Memorial Stadium to welcome the team buses back to town at ~3:15 a.m. Head Coach Dabo Swinney addresses the throng from a balcony (and tosses out "All In" poker chips). "I wish we were 13 and O. We're ten and three. But we're exactly where we're supposed to be." Another Clemson First is achieved with this victory - the Tigers have defeated four ranked opponents in a season for the first time. Print that. Tweet that. Footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNk478FKHpc&feature=share
- December 2: The City of Clemson Holiday Banquet is held in the Grand Ballroom at the Madren Center.
- December 1: The late Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr., honored on July 26, 2011 with induction into the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Alumni, in a ceremony held at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, (Ceremony program, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Alumni Induction, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, 26 July 2011, page 6.) is recognized in a second ceremony in Tillman Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. The Clemson Corps will present a replica plaque they commissioned to Detachment 770, Air Force ROTC, the same unit Anderson was affiliated with while a Clemson cadet. The public is invited.
- November 30: Former outstanding Clemson defensive tackle Chester McGlockton dies of a heart attack.
- November 29: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 149,000.
- November 27: Tiger Band banquet held in the Grand Ballroom at the Madren Center at 7 p.m., moved up from original date of December 6. Clemson drops to 21st in both polls.
- November 26: Clemson meets arch-rival the University of Stupid Chickens in the Palmetto Bowl in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, 7:45 p.m. EST, broadcast on ESPN3. With a Goodyear blimp overhead, and ESPN's Todd Blackledge and Brad Nessler calling the game on television, the Tigers drop three in a row, 13-34, to the Gamecocks for the first time since 1968-1969-1970, and only the third time ever. South Carolina achieves a ten-win season for only the second time (the first in 1984 under Coach Joe Morrison). Tiger Band departs from the Brooks Center at 12:15 p.m., returns at 3 a.m.
- November 21: The annual Cocky Burn pep rally held in the Outdoor Theatre. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 147,000. In the period since March 3, 2005, when the Clemson Wiki was created, this is the first time that the Main Page has received 1,000 hits in one week flat! Huzzah !! The editor thanks all of you who utilize the Clemson Wiki !
- November 20: Following the loss to N.C. State, Clemson falls to 18th in the Associated Press poll and 17th in the CNN Coaches poll.
- November 19: The Tigers travel to Raleigh to take on the N.C. State Wolfpack in Carter-Finley Stadium, played at 3:30 p.m. EST, broadcast on ABC and ESPN3. The Wolfpack, needing two wins to become bowl eligible, hand the Tigers their worst loss of the season, 13-37. The Zen Den opens at 356 College Avenue.
- November 19: The annual Fall Crawl bar tour in Clemson, from 3 p.m. onwards.
- November 14: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 146,000.
- November 13: Clemson rises to seventh in both polls following the win over Wake Forest.
- November 12: The Tigers defeat Wake Forest, 31-28, on a 42-yard field goal by Chandler Catanzaro with seven seconds left on the clock to clinch the ACC Atlantic Division title and a berth in the league's championship game in Charlotte on December 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyQyVMDpnvM&feature=share The Tigers improve to 9-1, 6-1 in conference, the best record since 1987, which, my friends, was in the Danny Ford coaching era.
- November 12: Halftime at the Wake Forest football game at Death Valley will have extra significance as the Tiger Band will be "Marching for ALS." ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease — is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It affects motor neurons, reduces voluntary muscle action and eventually results in paralysis and even death. To take a stand against the disease, the Clemson University Tiger Band has decided to participate in the Marching for ALS program and is raising money to fund ALS research and help support local families struggling with the effects of an ALS diagnosis. The Tiger Band’s November 12 performance will be dedicated to those living with ALS. “We are thankful for the opportunity to raise funds for such a worthy cause and to show our support for those struggling with ALS in one of the best ways we know possible — through musical performance,” said Mark Spede, director of Tiger Band. Aside from just fundraising efforts, marching band members have learned more about the disease through Chad Poole, a local Tiger Band supporter who has ALS and has talked about his daily life with the disease. “Because of Dr. Spede’s friendship with one of our PALS (person with ALS), the band continues to embrace the campaign,” said Rebecca Jordan, executive director of the South Carolina ALS Association Chapter. “They have been a great partner over the past few years; spreading awareness and raising funds to support the fight against the disease.” For more information or to support the Tiger Band's fundraising effort, go to the its Marching for ALS Web page or call the band office at 864-656-3380.
- November 11: Doug McCormick performs at Wingin' It.
- November 9: In a sad, but inevitable outcome, the Board of Trustees at Penn State fire Coach Joe Paterno and the university president for their part in not reporting alleged sexual abuse of children by a former assistant coach. A tarnished legacy that only promises to get worse as investigations continue.
- November 8: Central holds elections for the Town Council. Elections are also held in Pickens, Easley, and Six Mile. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 145,000.
- November 6: Although idle, the Clemson Tigers move up to ninth in the Associated Press poll and tenth in the CNN Coaches poll after losses by teams ahead of Clemson in the rankings. Number nine-ranked Nebraska was upset by Northwestern, and South Carolina, ranked tenth, fell to Arkansas.
- October 31: Four hours of Halloween music on Burrow's Kitchen Sink Show and Sub's East of Midnight, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., on WSBF-FM, 88.1. http://wsbf.net/listen. The Mercury Theatre on the Air's 1938 production of "The War of the Worlds" will broadcast at 11 p.m.
- October 31: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 144,000.
- October 30: Following the loss in Atlanta to the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets, the Tigers fall to eleventh in both polls.
- October 29: Clemson plays Georgia Tech on Grant Field in Atlanta at 8 p.m., broadcast on ABC. E to the X dy dx, E to the X dx, Tangent Secant Cosine Sine, 3.14159, Square roots Cube roots Poisson brackets, Dis-integrate those Yellow Jackets ! The Tigers lose, 17-31. We have a report here at the Clemson Wiki that someone egged quarterback Tajh Boyd's house. If so, this is incredibly bad sportsmanship and we decry such behavior as unfitting of Clemson fans. Thumbs down.
- October 29: Heritage Festival held in the South Carolina Botanical Garden, free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Heritage Festival is a family-oriented celebration of the nature, arts, history, and culture of South Carolina. The 2011 Heritage Festival will feature a day filled with art, crafts, multi-cultural music, storytellers, and dance; garden tours, educational classes, and lectures; hands-on children’s activities; trick-or-treating and a costume contest. The Heritage Festival is one of several programs that reflect the Garden’s commitment to sharing nature and culture with the community. Please see http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg/Heritage/ for more details.
- October 27: A most excellent article about the current state of the football team in Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1191563/1/index.htm
- October 23: With losses by previously undefeated Oklahoma and Wisconsin, the Clemson Tigers move up two slots in both polls to sixth. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 143,000.
- October 22: Clemson hosts North Carolina at noon EDT, broadcast on ESPN. At his Tuesday news conference, Coach Dabo Swinney encourages the fans to be LOUD in the stadium on Saturday, describing them as the "twelfth man" on the field. The Tigers win, 59-38, improving to 8-0, matching the record of the 2000 season. This is the first time that Clemson has scored more than 50 points over consecutive ACC opponents. The 1981 National Championship team is honored at Halftime after a breakfast in Fike and a reunion portrait on the Fike front steps at 11 a.m.
- October 21: Six Chickens and a Beer plays free in the Amphitheatre of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, 7-10 p.m. The completely acoustic musical repertoire of Six Chickens and a Beer has been described as Traditional Good-Time, Old-Time American, Irish and French Canadian String Band Music, seasoned with a little Western Swing and Cheatin’ and Drinkin’ country music. An occasional Swing, Jazz, and Blues interpretation rounds out their performances.
- October 21: The fourth annual Rock the John will be held in Littlejohn Coliseum. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., event begins at 8 p.m.
- October 21: The reconstructed Taco Bell opens again on Tiger Boulevard.
- October 16: With all seven teams ahead of the Tigers remaining unbeaten, Clemson maintains its number eight ranking in both the Associated Press and CNN Coaches polls.
- October 15: Clemson takes on the Maryland Terrapins in College Park at 7 p.m., broadcast on ESPNU. The Tigers improve to 7-0 in a hard fought battle, winning 56-45. The 101 points scored in this game are the highest number for any game in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season.
- October 15-October 18: Fall break.
- October 13: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 142,000.
- October 12: The Duke Energy alert sirens are tested between 11 a.m. and noon.
- October 9: The Clemson Tigers maintain their number eight position in both polls following their defeat of Boston College.
- October 8: Homecoming - Clemson hosts the Boston College Eagles in Death Valley at 3 p.m., broadcast on RSN. Alumni Band will participate. Any Alumni Band members who did not preregister may present themselves at the Brooks Center at 8 a.m. Saturday to participate although you should bring your own instrument, and seating with Alumni Band may not be possible. The Tigers defeat the Eagles, 36-14, to improve to 6-0.
- October 7: Tigerama, "Through the Eyes of a Tiger", is presented in Littlejohn Coliseum, 7-9 p.m. Admission is $6 for students, $8 for adults, $10 at the door. See http://www.tigerama.org for more information.
- October 7, October 9: The Tony-winning Best Musical "In the Heights" will be presented in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $35 for adults and $20 for students.
- October 7: The former two-way stop at the T-intersection of Bank Street with Gaines Street in Central becomes a three-way stop. Previously, eastbound traffic on Gaines Street did not have to stop.
- October 6: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 141,000.
- October 2: Clemson rises to eighth in both polls. Virginia Tech, previously eleventh-ranked in the AP poll and tenth in the CNN Coaches poll, falls to 21st and 17th respectively.
- October 1: In Clemson's first road game of the season, the Tigers travel to Lane Stadium in Blacksburg to take on eleventh-ranked (AP Poll) Virginia Tech Hokies at 6 p.m. EDT on ESPN2. Clemson becomes the first-ever ACC team to defeat three ranked teams in a row as they knock off the Hokies, 23-3, improving to 5-0, 2-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Hokies were held without a touchdown at home for the first time since 1995 and held to their fewest points since a 22-3 loss at Boston College in 2006. Tech had won 13 of its last 14 home games in ACC play and had won 12 consecutive regular season ACC games. This is the Tigers' best start since 2000. The season becomes known as the "Shock the World Tour 2011."
- September 30: The Clemson Chamber of Commerce will gather at noon at Croc's Sports & Wings on Keith Street in Clemson for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. All are invited to attend as the restaurant debuts its full menu with sampling of the wares.
- September 30: Concerts in the Garden: Enjoy a free concert by The Hoodoo Hounds at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the amphitheater in the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The Hoodoo Hounds are a five-piece blues band, rooted in the delta blues school of Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, played in the Chicago electric style. They are also all Clemson University faculty.
- September 29: The Clemson Ring Ceremony is held at the Owens Pavilion at the Madren Conference Center in the evening. Tigeroar performs.
- September 27: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 140,000.
- September 26: Attention Clemson Alumni Band members ! Registration for this year's Homecoming performance at the Boston College game on October 8 has been extended through midnight, Wednesday, September 28. We have 96 registered participants, so far. Let's get the numbers up ! Go to http://www.cutba.org/alumniband.html to sign up ! Kick-off for the BC game will be 3 p.m.
- September 25: Clemson rises to 13th in the Associated Press college football poll and to 15th in the CNN/Coaches poll. Florida State falls to 23rd and 24th, respectively, in the two polls.
- September 24: No. 21-ranked Clemson defeats No. 11-ranked Florida State, 35-30, in a 3:30 p.m. game in Death Valley to advance to 4-0 for the first time since 2007. The Seminoles, who two weeks ago were considered contenders for a national championship, fall to 2-2 overall, and 0-1 in ACC conference play. The stadium crowd roared, involving itself in the action as it was in the Tigers' hey-days of the 1980s!
- September 22: Fuji Japanese Restaurant, operating in two different locations over its slightly less-than-a-year existence, closes its business at 1106 Tiger Boulevard by this date, the building, originally home to Kentucky Fried Chicken from the early 1970s, being posted for lease.
- September 20: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 139,000.
- September 18: The Clemson Tigers climb into the Associated Press football poll at 21st after defeating former No. 21 Auburn, who drops out of the 25. Clemson receives votes that put it 22nd in the CNN Coaches poll.
- September 18: The Atlantic Coast Conference announces that it will accept bids from current Big East Conference members University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University to join the ACC.
- September 17: The Clemson Tigers shut down defending National Champion Auburn University in Death Valley in a noon game, winning 38-24. This snaps a 14-game losing streak to Auburn, dating to 1951, as well as ending the longest unbeaten streak in Division I college football at 17 games.
- September 16: A 23-year old former Clemson student, originally from Summerville, missing since Tuesday, September 6, is found dead in the woods, according to Central Police Chief Kerry Avery. Bryan Keith Askew, had been missing for more than a week and had been the subject of an extensive search by law enforcement and rescue officials before Friday’s discovery. Last Friday evening at about 6:11 p.m., the Central Police Department received a phone call from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office about a body being found matching Askew’s description off West Old Pendleton Road in Central. According to Avery, the PCSO received a phone call from someone who had been walking in the woods and found the body. “There doesn’t appear to be any foul play at this time, but we will wait for the Coroner’s Office to do an autopsy and investigation on the body before we can say for sure,” Avery said. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley told the Courier that the autopsy has not been completed, but the injuries appear to have been self-inflicted. (K. Nimmons, Pickens County Courier, Wednesday 21 September 2011) Askew was not currently enrolled due to financial aid difficulties, according to several sources. He had been last seen by a friend with whom he was staying at The Summit apartment complex.
- September 15: An honest-to-God, old-school Pep Rally is held at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheater for the game against Auburn. Participants include the Volleyball team with Coach Jolene Hoover, the Men's Soccer team with Coach Noonan, three members of the Football team with Coach Dabo Swinney, and the Tiger Town Brass from Tiger Band. Clemson has not beaten Auburn since 1950, and our cousins from the Plains of Alabama have a 17-game winning streak over Clemson. GET FIRED UP! BE THERE! GO-O-O-O TIGERS! FIGHT!! In a related event, Central Spirit dyes the Reflection Pond orange.
- September 15: Croc's Sports & Wings opens on Keith Street.
- September 15: Cash & Treasury Services is moving the Administrative Services Building Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 13-14. The office will reopen Thursday, Sept. 15 in its new location. Departments, faculty and staff will need to go to the Administrative Services Building for petty cash, travel advances and cash receipting. Staff in G-08 Sikes (formerly the Bursar’s Office) will not be able to perform these functions. See http://www.clemson.edu/cfo/cash-treasury/ for more information on the functions of Cash & Treasury Services, contact information and the relocation. On a related note, Student Financial Services will be temporarily relocating to 321 Brackett Hall while G-08 Sikes is renovated. SFS offices will be closed Sept. 23 for the move and will reopen in Brackett Hall Monday, Sept. 26. Look for more information at http://www.clemson.edu/cfo/student-financials/. Cash & Treasury Services serves the campus and external customers by facilitating cash receipting, banking services, merchant card services and accounts receivable. For more information, please visit http://www.clemson.edu/cfo/cash-treasury/index.html. Student Financial Services serves the university’s students and their families by providing clear and accessible student billing and payment information. Please visit http://www.clemson.edu/cfo/receivables/sar/index.html for more information.
- September 14: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 138,000.
- September 10: The Clemson Tigers host the Wofford Terriers in Death Valley for Military Appreciation Day, the day before the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. It is also Youth Day. A flight of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets in finger-four formation overfly the stadium from East to West during pre-game activities. The Tigers pulls out the game in the fourth quarter, 35-27, against the Wofford team, who brought their A game to Clemson. The teams were tied 21-21 at halftime.
- September: Woodstone Pita is renovating the former location of Eddie Spaghetti on College Avenue as a Mediterranean Grille.
- August 29: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 137,000.
- August 26: The Bengal Tiger / Daawat Indian Cuisine on Keith Street closes its doors following one day of a planned two-day music festival named AwesomeFest, which stupidly tried to go head-to-head against Spittoono XXXI. The business had racked up much debt and will now reopen as a sports bar under the management of the owners of Croc's Sports & Spirits in Greenville as Croc's Sports & Wings.
- August 25-August 27: Spittoono XXXI is held at the National Guard Armory ballfield on Pendleton Road. Free admission - no coolers permitted.