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September 5

  • 1905: Cadet B. L. Allsbrook, from Horry, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1908, dies this date. (TAPS 1908, page 55.)
  • 1928: Clemson opens the fall term with an enrollment of 465 freshmen, the largest incoming class to date. (The Tiger, "35th Session Opens With Largest Enrollment In History Of The College", Wednesday 19 September 1928, Volume XXIV, Number 1, page 1.)
  • 1953: WAIM-TV, channel 40, Anderson, signs on. It was the fourth television station in South Carolina and the first west of Columbia. The station was owned by Wilton E. Hall, publisher of the Anderson Independent and Daily Mail newspapers, along with WAIM-AM 1230. The callsign stood for Anderson Independent-Mail. It was a CBS station with secondary ABC affiliation. When CBS affiliate WSPA-TV signed on from Spartanburg in 1956, channel 40 became a primary ABC affiliate. However, until 1976, it cleared many CBS programs as well. It was sold to Harte-Hanks Communications in 1972. WAIM had a very weak signal that covered only Anderson and Pickens counties. Nearby Greenville could only receive a fringe signal. As a result, the station never thrived (only the revenues from WAIM-AM kept it afloat). During the week for about a year in the mid-1970s, the station would not sign on until 11 A.M. when ABC's afternoon shows began and would sign off 12 hours later when the network's primetime ended. The tiny bit of non-network programming during this time was mainly religious shows and travelogues. The station would eventually resume 7 A.M. sign-on but would sign off at Midnight even in the late-1970s. It is now WMYA-TV, channel 40, and is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for western North and South Carolina and is licensed to Anderson, South Carolina. Its transmitter is located southwest of Fountain Inn, South Carolina. This location puts a Grade B signal to most of the North Carolina portion of the market. Owned by Cunningham Broadcasting, the station is operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group under a local marketing agreement (LMA). This makes WMYA a sister station to ABC affiliate WLOS. However, WMYA is effectively owned by Sinclair due to Cunningham's financial structure. The two stations share studios on Technology Drive south of Asheville, North Carolina.
  • 1975: Outstanding Clemson athletes, basketball player Skip Wise and baseball All-American Denny Walling accept professional contract offers and depart the university. A cartoon is drawn for the front page of The Tiger by ClemsonWiki contributor Mark Sublette showing the jocks leaving Jervey Athletic Center with currency sifting out of their bags.
  • 1992: A once-and-only opponent, Ball State, kicks off Tiger football on Frank Howard Field, obligingly losing to the thirteenth-ranked Tigers, 24-10. All time record is 1-0.
  • September 2, 1992-September 5, 1992: Two hundred of the 15,000 panels of the AIDS memorial quilt are displayed in the Palmetto Ballroom. Each 3 X 6 foot panel represents one death caused by the disease and is designed as a tribute to an individual. (Stokes, Blair, "AIDS memorial quilt exhibit comes to Clemson", The Tiger, 28 August 1992, Volume 86, Number 1, page 3.)
  • 2006: Clemson maintains its 18th poll position in both the Associated Press and USA Today rankings, released this date, following 54-6 win over Florida Atlantic University on September 2.
  • 2009: In the opening game of the 2009 Football Season, kick-off at 6 p.m., the Clemson Tigers defeat the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in Death Valley, 37-14, in a night game aired on ESPN 360 and CSS networks. Light rain falls on the fourth quarter.
  • 2015: Opening the season ranked number 12 in the Associated Press poll, Clemson defeats unranked Wofford in Memorial Stadium, 49-10.


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