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1998 in Clemson History

Events in 1998

  • The "Pawsitively Clemson" cookbook is published by Favorite Recipes Press, an imprint of FRP, Nashville, Tennessee, Library of Congress card number 98-093499, ISBN 0-9665499-0-2, with a first printing of 20,000 copies.
  • The School of Nursing is re-accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) through December 2005.
  • The Clemson Corps Scholarship Fund is established to support the Army and Air Force ROTC programs.
  • The Holiday Inn of Clemson drops its national franchise and is renamed the Lake Hartwell Inn.
  • The Bob Campbell Geology Museum is constructed at the South Carolina Botanical Garden.
  • January: Construction begins on the Hendrix Center.
  • January 2: The Clemson Tigers take on their cousins, the Auburn Tigers, in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, a night game, but Clemson falls, 17-21, for a season record of 7-5, 4-4 in conference, fifth in the ACC.
  • February 21-February 22: The Acting Company presents Romeo and Juliet in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12.50, $10 and $6. Directed by James Bundy.
  • March 24: Christopher Sergei's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is presented in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. by The Montana Rep, Professional Theatre in Residence, The University of Montana-Missoula. Tickets are $12.50, $10 and $6.
  • July 28: The James F. Martin Inn opens as part of The Conference Center and Inn at Clemson University.
  • September 5: Opponent: Furman. Location: Death Valley. De facto win: 33-0.
  • September 12: The real football season begins. Virginia Tech administers 0-37 reality check in Tigertown.
  • September 19: Close but no cigar. Tigers go to Cavalier town, lose to A.P. number ten, 18-20.
  • September 26: Wake Forest defeats Clemson in Memorial Stadium, 19-29.
  • October 3: The Tigers trek to Chapel Hill, and lose for their trouble to the Tarheels, 14-21.
  • October 9: The South's oldest textile school, located at Clemson University, celebrates its 100th anniversary with a year-long celebration that kicks off with a banquet Oct. 9 and a weekend slate of activities on October 31. Key speaker at the 7 p.m., October 9, banquet is retired Clemson professor Claire Caskey, who put his mark on nearly 40 years of textiles graduates as an English professor.
  • October 10: Finally, a win! Better enjoy it - won't be many more this season. Tigers down Terrapins, 23-0, in Death Valley. Terps go 3-8.
  • October 17: Number sixteen Florida State crushes Clemson, 0-48, in a Talley-town night game.
  • October 24: Clemson loses at Duke, 23-28, who go 4-7. We're just having a GREAT season!
  • October 31: The South's oldest textile school, located at Clemson, continues its 100th anniversary celebrations,when the School of Textiles, Fiber and Polymer Science welcomes alumni to a reunion luncheon that takes place in the courtyard of Sirrine Hall a few hours before kick-off in the Clemson-N.C. State "Textile Bowl" football game. Tours of the school are also scheduled for the day. Tigers lose to the Wolfpack, 39-46.
  • November 12: Number twenty-two Georgia Tech comes to Clemson to drop Tigers, 21-24, in a night game.
  • November 20: Cox Plaza is dedicated next the Edgar A. Brown University Union in honor of Dean Walter T. Cox.
  • November 21: Season of pain comes to an end with defeat of the Gamecocks in Death Valley, 28-19. Lame season record is 3-8, 1-7 in conference, dead last (eighth) in the ACC.

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