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  • 1861: With the threat of war on the horizon, Thomas Green Clemson, IV, resigns his post as United States Superintendent of Agriculture. He walks to Richmond with his son, John Calhoun Clemson.
  • 1972: The recruiting arm of the U.S. Marine Corps brings a helicopter to campus.
  • 1974: Following a fad that begins at Florida State University, streakers begin a week or so of nude appearances on campus, although they are overwhelmingly all male, The Tiger reports on March 8. (Moore, Eileen Lanahan, Take a peak at the streaks, The Tiger, Friday 8 March 1974, Volume LXVII, Number 23, pages 1, 14.)
  • 1985: Based on the results of a two-month investigation, a Pickens County grand jury indicts former track coaches Sam Colson and Stan Narewski and former assistant football coach Jack Harkness (the three had resigned in the wake of the scandal) on charges of illegally dispensing prescription drugs. (SPORTS PEOPLE; 3 Coaches Indicted) During the investigation, both Colson and Narewski admitted to supplying the drugs to members of the track teams, and three football players stated that they had been given steroids by Colson, who was also the school's strength and conditioning coach. (Grand jury indicts ex-Clemson coaches)
  • 1995: Union Outdoor Recreation sponsors a ski trip to Cataloochee Ski Resort, Maggie Valley, North Carolina, 2:30 p.m. - 1 a.m., cost is $25, deadline for sign-up in March 1. Second Samuel appears at the Brooks Center. Switch plays at McP's.
  • 2004: Country duo Brooks and Dunn perform in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 2007: The Men's basketball team plays at Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. - televised by Raycom/Lincoln Financial network.

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