1921 in Clemson History
Events that occurred in 1921:
- January 1: One-shot bowl game, the Fort Worth Classic, is played by Centre and TCU in front of crowd of 9,000, Centre stomping Texas Christian, 63-7. Game is never mounted again. (ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, ESPN Books, New York, New York, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1, page 1603.)
- February 25: The Southern Conference is formed in Atlanta, Georgia as fourteen member institutions split from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Southern Conference charter members were Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Washington & Lee. In 1922, six more universities - Florida, Louisiana State, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tulane, and Vanderbilt will join the conference. Later additions will include Sewanee (1923), Virginia Military Institute (1925), Duke (1929), and Wake Forest (1936).
- Spring: E.J. Stewart arrives as Clemson's thirteenth head football coach, and while drilling the gridders, also coaches the baseball and track teams.
- June 5: First day of the 25th Commencement - Baccalaureate Sermon given by Dr. John E. White of Anderson in the Chapel, 11:30 a.m. Band concert at the YMCA at 6:30 p.m. Informal meeting of Seniors and their guests and the faculty in the YMCA lobby. Closing exercises of the YMCA by the Rev. James Stoney of Clemson College at 8:30 p.m. (The Tiger, 6 June 1921, Volume XVI, Number 30, page 1.)
- June 6: Annual meeting of the Alumni Association in the YMCA Auditorium, 10 a.m. Closing exercises of the Literary Societies in the College Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Exhibition of Shop and Laboratories, 2:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m. Military drill on Bowman Field at 5:30 p.m. Alumni address by the Hon. S. E. Bailes, Class of 1908 in the College Chapel at 8:30 p.m. (The Tiger, 6 June 1921, Volume XVI, Number 30, pages 1, 2.)
- June 7: Graduating exercises held in the College Chapel, 10:30 a.m. (The Tiger, 6 June 1921, Volume XVI, Number 30, page 2.)
- October 1: The Tigers open the football season with a road trip to Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, but fall, 0-14, to the Praying Colonels.
- October 7: Clemson blanks Presbyterian, 34-0, on Riggs Field.
- October 14: Clemson is shut-out by Alabama Polytechnic College (later Auburn), 0-56, in roadtrip to Alabama.
- October 21: Clemson and Furman have scoreless tie in game played in Greenville.
- October 27: The Tigers are blanked by the Gamecocks in Columbia, 0-21.
- November 5: Clemson is defeated by Georgia Tech, 7-48, in Atlanta.
- November 10: Clemson ties The Citadel, 7-7, in a game played in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
- November 18: Clemson is defeated on Riggs Field by Erskine, 0-13.
- November 24: For final game of 1-6-2 season, the Tigers travel to Athens where Georgia blanks Clemson, 0-28.