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September 17 in Clemson History
- 1903: Scrimmage begins on Bowman Field.
- 1930: The YMCA hosts a reception for new members of the faculty.
- September 17, 1965-September 18, 1965: Central Dance Association hosts Rat Hop 1965. Admission is $4.50 per couple for both dances, $8 for singles for both. First night of Rat Hop 1965 - held in the "air conditioned University Dining Hall" (Harcombe) by the Central Dance Association, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Barbara Lewis is the performer. Miss Rat Hop is crowned during intermission.
- 1974: Student Senate run-off elections held.
- 1979: The Supreme Court disqualifies five candidates from last week's student election, ruling that Keith Lang, Peter Everett, Gary Nagamoto, Johnny Porter, and Tom Wilson viloated elections procedures by not filing the vouchers with the elections chairperson. All five except Wilson were running for off-campus seats. Wilson was running for the Fike Recreation Center seat. (Bolchoz, Charles, news editor, "Court disqualifies senate candidates", The Tiger, Friday 21 September 1979, Volume 73, Number 5, page 1.)
- 1994: Road trip to Charlottesville goes badly. 15th-ranked Cavaliers down the unranked Tigers, 6-9.
- 2005: ABC-TV airs a feature about the Esso Club during the Miami game broadcast. Clemson loses in three overtimes, 36-30.
- 2006: University carillonneur Linda Dzuris rings in autumn with a concert on the 47-bell carillon housed in the tower of Tillman Hall at 5 p.m. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music. Recommended listening spots include Cox Union Plaza, Military Heritage Plaza, Bowman Field, and the Carillon Garden. The concert will take place rain or shine. Visitors are invited to tour the playing cabin following the performance.
- 2006: Clemson climbs back into the Top 25 in the CNN/Coaches poll at 23rd after defeating number nine-ranked Florida State, 27-20, in Tallahassee. FSU drops to 17th. The Associated Press poll places FSU 18th and the Tigers 19th.
- 2007: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Greenville native, makes a stop at Clemson during a twelve-county tour, as part of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's Voter Education Tour for Jobs, Peace and Justice. "The Tiger" reported on September 21 that Jonathon Richardson, Basileus of the Chi Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, introduced the Rev. Jackson, and high-lighted his notable accomplishments.
- 2007: Clemson rises to fifteenth in the Associated Press poll, and is tied with the University of Stupid Chickens at fourteenth in the CNN/USA Today coaches poll.
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