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1901 in Clemson History

Events that occurred in 1901:

  • The town of Calhoun is chartered a second time. (Source: City of Clemson website).
  • The Southern Railway reorganizes its subsidiary, the Blue Ridge Railroad, as the Blue Ridge Railway.
  • February 11: Second term (third quarter) opens.
  • February 21: George Washington's Birthday.
  • February 22: Field Day Exercises held.
  • March 29: Clemson baseball team defeats Auburn, 8-0.
  • March 30: Clemson baseball team again defeats Auburn, 11-4.
  • April 6: Clemson baseball team is defeated by the University of North Carolina, 0-12.
  • April 12: Clemson baseball team is defeated by Mercer, 6-7.
  • April 13: Clemson baseball team defeats Mercer, 6-3.
  • April 19: Fourth quarter begins.
  • April 23: Clemson baseball team blows out the University of Georgia, 25-2.
  • April 26: Clemson baseball team defeats Wofford, 7-5.
  • April 30: Clemson baseball team defeats Wake Forest, 14-1.
  • May 3: Clemson baseball team defeats Wofford, 8-5.
  • May 8: The Clemson baseball team ties the University of North Carolina, 2-2.
  • May 9: Clemson baseball team defeats Citadel, 16-2.
  • May 10: Clemson baseball team defeats Erskine, 15-7.
  • May 11: Clemson baseball team defeats the University of South Carolina, 12-4.
  • June 21-June 23: 1900-1901 session ends, commencement held.
  • October 4: The Old Stone Church Association holds its annual meeting.
  • October 5: John Heisman's Tigers score mind-boggling 122 points against hapless Guilford in Clemson home opener. Guilford never scores. First half lasts twenty minutes, second half only ten. A touchdown is scored every minute and twenty-six seconds, and legend has it that every man on the team scored. An all-time record number of points in Clemson Tiger football history. Guilford and Clemson never meet again on the gridiron.
  • October 19: Tennessee is the Tigers' opponent for the first time in a game played in Knoxville. The teams tie, 6-6, the first such outcome in Clemson football history.
  • October 26: In the fifth trip to Athens in as many years, Clemson beats Georgia for the second time, 29-5, lifting the series record to 3-2, still in Georgia's favor.
  • October 31: In the second meeting with Virginia Tech, Clemson is defeated for the first time, 11-17, in a game played in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • November 5: Asbury Francis Lever is elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. William Stokes. He will be reelected to the Fifty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and serves until August 1, 1919.
  • November 28: In second match between Clemson and North Carolina, the Tigers win, 22-10, in a game played in Charlotte, North Carolina. Team series tied at 1-1.
  • The Clemson-South Carolina game is cancelled due to a dispute over gate receipts with State Fair officials in Columbia.
  • Ed Cochems, future Clemson head football coach, is a member of the undefeated University of Wisconsin squad.


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