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Events that occurred in 2014

2014 in Clemson History

Events that occurred in 2014

  • January 1: Clemson, ranked number 12 by the Associated Press, faces number 7 ranked Ohio State in the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida, winning, 40-35. Final Clemson poll ranking for the season is number 12, Ohio State at number 10.
  • Basketball Coach Oliver Purnell signs two-year contract extension through 2014 on March 18, 2008. This was rendered moot when Purnell resigned on April 6, 2010 to take the head basketball coaching position at DePaul University in Chicago.
  • May: Julie’s Hallmark closes following Mother’s Day, due to increasing rent for the former Lynch’s Drug location.
  • July 1: The University of Maryland, a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaves to join the Big Ten Conference. The Maryland Board of Regents voted to take this action on November 19, 2012.
  • August 30: Clemson, ranked number 16 in the Associated Press poll, travels to Athens to play number 12 ranked Georgia in football between the hedges for the first time since 2002. The Tigers lose, 21-45.
  • September 3: Seneca S.C. became the first city in the United States to operate an all-electric bus fleet. Greenville based Proterra designed and manufactured the clean energy, zero-emission vehicles for the city. Clemson Area Transit operates the buses. There are two quick charging stations which take only nine minutes to fully recharge and the buses can travel 40 miles per charge. To top it all off, the all electric bus fares will cost you nada.....zip......zero!!! Way to go Seneca!!
  • September 6: Clemson, ranked number 23 in the Associated Press poll, hosts South Carolina State in Memorial Stadium. Tigers win, 73-7. This game was originally slated to be against Coastal Carolina.
  • September 13: Open date for football.
  • September 20: Clemson, ranked number 22, travels to Tallahassee to meet number 1 ranked Florida State, with the Tigers falling, 17-23.
  • September 27: The now unranked Tigers host North Carolina, also unranked, in Death Valley, winning, 50-35.
  • October 4: Clemson hosts North Carolina State (both teams unranked), with the Tigers shutting out the Wolfpack, 41-0. This game had previously been projected as being versus Central Michigan.
  • October 11: Clemson takes on Louisville in Memorial Stadium, both teams unranked in the Associated Press poll, with the Tigers winning, 23-17.
  • October 18: Clemson, ranked number 24, travels to Massachusetts to take on unranked Boston College, wins, 17-13.
  • October 25: Clemson, ranked number 21, hosts unranked Syracuse, winning, 16-6. Homecoming. Alumni Band spells out “BRUCE” on the field at halftime in memory of Dr. Bruce F. Cook, retired director of band’s, who passed away on October 22.
  • November 6: Number 19 ranked Clemson travels to Winston-Salem to meet unranked Wake Forest, wins, 34-20.
  • November 15: Clemson, ranked number 18, travels to Atlanta to play number 24 Georgia Tech, but loses, 6-28.
  • November 22: Clemson hosts Georgia State, with both teams unranked. The Tigers get a 28-0 shut-out. Military Appreciation Day. A quartet of Beechcraft T-34B Mentor trainers in yellow U.S. Navy scheme do a flypast over Death Valley before the game.
  • November 29: Clemson, ranked number 23, hosts the unranked University of South Carolina Gamecocks in Death Valley. The Tigers win, 35-17. Kick-off occurs at noon.
  • November 30: Clemson football offensive coordinator Chad Morris is announced to be taking the head coaching job at Southern Methodist University.
  • December 5: The Tiger reports that Clemson Vice Dean of Student Affairs Gail DiSabitinohas departed that position this week, apparently related to all the Greek life upheaval in the wake of the death of a fraternity brother this fall, although no one is talking. Her replacement? None other than Almeda Rogers Boettner Jacks, who as in the housing office when I as an undergrad in the 1970s.
  • December 29: Clemson, ranked number 18, plays the unranked Oklahoma Sooners in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Florida, winning 40-6. Clemson records a 10-3 season.

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