1938 in Clemson History
Events that occurred in 1938:
- Banks McFadden named basketball All-American by the Associated Press.
- Animal Husbandry Club affiliates with Block and Bridle Club, a national organization.
- A new Textiles building is erected, now Sirrine Hall, opening for the fall semester.
- June 6: The Clemson Commentator, a short-lived semi-weekly publication, publishes volume 1, number 1 on this date. The editor is Earl Mazo and author Ben Robertson serves as a political columnist. (Source: "South Carolina Newspapers", compiled and edited by John Hammond Moore, University of South Carolina Press, 1988, Library of Congress card number 88-4779, page 191.)
- July 22: The Clemson Commentator ceases publication. (Source: "South Carolina Newspapers", compiled and edited by John Hammond Moore, University of South Carolina Press, 1988, Library of Congress card number 88-4779, page 191.)
- September 17: As usual, Clemson leaves Presbyterian scoreless in home opener, 26-0.
- September 24: The Tigers travel to Tulane, secure 13-10 win.
- October 1: Clemson roadtrips to Tennessee, losing, 7-20. The Volunteers will go 11-0.
- October 8: The Tigers meet VMI in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a 7-7 tie.
- October 20: The Tigers defeat the Gamecocks, 34-12, in Columbia.
- October 28: In a night game at Wake Forest, Clemson wins, 7-0.
- November 5: The Tigers defeat the George Washington Colonials, 27-0, in a game played in Greenville.
- November 9-November 10: Kristallnacht; literally "Crystal night" or "the Night of Broken Glass", a pogrom in Nazi Germany, takes place. On a single night, 91 Jews are murdered and 25,000–30,000 arrested and deported to concentration camps.
- November 12: Clemson gains a 14-0 victory over Kentucky in a road game.
- November 24: The Tigers conclude 7-1-1 season with a 10-7 win over Furman on Riggs Field. Clemson is 3-0-1 in the Southern Conference for 2nd place.