1994

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1994 in Clemson History

Events in 1994[edit]

  • University President Max Lennon appoints a restructuring committee to recommend reorganization of the University's academic units.
  • Barbara Logan begins tenure as Director of the Department of Nursing Sciences. This position is separate from the Dean of the College of Nursing position, which is currently occupied by Opal Hipps. That position will be phased out in 1996.
  • The Hanover House is moved from the main campus to the South Carolina Botanical Garden.
  • January 22: The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts opens.
  • February 2: Suffering from clinical depression, former Coach Charlie Pell makes an attempt on his life, but circumstances prevail to save him.
  • March 20: Southern humorist and Atlanta newspaperman Lewis Grizzard dies of a heart attack following another round of cardiac surgery.
  • March 28: The USS John C. Calhoun, SSBN-630, a James Madison-class ballistic missile submarine, upgraded for Trident I weapons, is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessels Register.
  • April 5: Leader, guitarist and songwriter for Nirvana, Kurt Cobain commits suicide at his Seattle home. He was 27.
  • April 8: A Frank Howard Celebration Tribute is held in Littlejohn Coliseum. (Bourret, Tim, "Clemson University Football Vault", Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008, ISBN 0794824307, page 66.)
  • September 3: The 24th-ranked Tigers open the home season, downing the Furman Paladins, 27-6.
  • September 10: 17th-ranked N.C. State puts short work to another undefeated Tiger season dream, handing 22nd-ranked Clemson a 12-29 loss in Memorial Stadium.
  • September 17: Road trip to Charlottesville goes badly. 15th-ranked Cavaliers down the unranked Tigers, 6-9.
  • October: Central Wesleyan College in Central, South Carolina is renamed Southern Wesleyan University.
  • October 1: Clemson defeats Maryland in Death Valley, 13-0.
  • October 2: Soccer Coach Ibrahim M. Ibrahim is suspended for four games after reports surface that he struck Assistant Coach Dwayne Shaffer. According to a statement issued by the Athletic Department, Ibrahim was suspended for "conduct unbecoming a Clemson coach". Upon his return to duty, two star players quit the team in protest, saying that they have no desire to play for Ibrahim any longer.
  • October 7: A male student is arrested, accused of indecent exposure by a female janitor in a dormitory bathroom when he accidentally drops his towel, but is released the following day. The university employee attempts to extort $1,000 from the student "to pay her medical bills" in exchange for dropping charges. The student reports this to the police department after haggling her down to $600. The authorities provide the student with the money in marked bills and equip him with a wire recorder. He then hands off the cash and she is arrested for taking money to compound and conceal an offense and with obstruction of justice.
  • October 8: The Tigers are downed by the Dawgs when Clemson travels to Athens, 14-40.
  • October 15: In a road game to Durham, the Tigers are defeated by the 25th-ranked Duke Blue Devils, 13-19.
  • October 18: The university janitor is released on a personal recognizance bond of $500. In another incident, a female student escapes a sexual assault attempt outside the Dillard laundry building about 10:30 p.m.
  • October 19: Students sleep in cardboard boxes on Bowman Field as a fundraiser and awareness-heightener about the plight of the homeless in an event organized by the Student Personnel Association.
  • October 22: Seventh-ranked Florida State blanks the Tigers, 0-17, in Tallahassee.
  • October 28: Some 10,000 of The Tiger's press run of 12,000 copies of the paper are stolen between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. from distribution points around campus. This is not the first time that Tigers have been purloined. On October 19, 1979, fraternity brothers were caught trying to dispose of some 2,000 copies of The Tiger that carried an article about Kappa Alpha decorum and the university's levied penalties against the social frat.
  • October 29: The Tiger prints a special replacement Saturday press run of 8,000 copies for readers and advertisers. The Tigers defeat Wake Forest, 24-8, in Memorial Stadium.
  • November 5: Clemson defeats the 19th-ranked North Carolina Tarheels in Chapel Hill, 28-17.
  • November 12: The Tigers down Georgia Tech, 20-10, in Death Valley.
  • November 18: Ex-USS John C. Calhoun enters the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, and on this date ceases to exist.
  • November 19: Clemson loses home game to the University of South Carolina, 7-33. Death Valley sets a an attendence record of 85,872. It will be surpassed by by Bowden Bowl I on October 23, 1999.
  • Christmas break: Residence halls are wired for cable television.


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