November 15

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November 15 in Clemson History

  • 1902: Clemson blanks the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn) Tigers, 16-0, in game played in Alabama, to tie the series at 1-1.
  • 1924: In a game played in Anderson, South Carolina at the new Memorial Athletic Field, Clemson loses to the Citadel, 0-20. The new field, constructed by the W. A. Hudgens Post of the American Legion in memory of their comrades who gave their lives in France, is dedicated in ceremonies beginning at 2:30 p.m., just before the football game.
  • 1930: Saturday morning picture is "A Royal Romance" at the YMCA auditorium, released March 17, 1930, admission is 11 cents. A young writer inherits a fortune and moves into an allegedly-haunted castle with his servant "Rusty." He discovers the 'hauntee' to be Countess von Baden, hiding in a secret chamber with her son, whom the court has awarded to her divorced husband. Clemson plays Florida in Jacksonville in a game originally scheduled for Riggs Field but moved. Florida blanks Clemson, 0-27.
  • 1941: Clemson defeats Wake Forest, 29-0, in the last football game played on Riggs Field.
  • 1952: In a road game, the Tigers are defeated at Kentucky, 14-27.
  • 1958: A Clemson regular season football game is broadcast for the first time, by NBC, the team's second-ever telecast game. The Tigers beat the N.C. State Wolfpack, 13-6.
  • 1968: Future Clemson head basketball coach Brad Brownell is born in Evansville, Indiana.
  • 1975: Central Dance Association presents The Clemson Bluegrass Bonanza in Littlejohn Coliseum at 8 p.m. with tickets running $3.50 for general admission or $4 on the floor for students, $4.50 for the public. Performers include II Generation, Betty Fischer, Dixie Bluegrass Band and Palmetto Bluegrass Band. Lack of a "name" headliner causes ticket sales to fall flat, however.
  • 1976: In the second televised game of the season, Clemson again gets embarrassed, this time in College Park by the eighth-ranked Maryland Terrapins, 0-20, in a match carried by ABC.
  • 1978: The Amazing Kreskin performs in Tillman Auditorium.
  • 1979: The Clemson Players present So Far From China in Daniel Auditorium.
  • November 13, 2006 - November 15, 2006: The Clemson Players tackle Will Shakespeare when they present Henry V at 8 p.m. in the Bellamy Theatre at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, the work with perhaps the greatest soliloquy ever in the English language! Sir Lawrence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh have both given their stamp of approval. $10 for adults, $5 for students.
  • November 13, 2006-November 17, 2006: Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity sponsors the 22nd annual Clemson-Carolina Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Palmetto Ballroom, Hendrix Student Center, and the Cooper Library.
  • 2006: Clemson Men's Soccer team plays the winner of the Gardner-Webb/Alabama-Birmingham match at 6:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field, but the match is postponed until November 16 due to heavy weather. Receiving a first round bye in the NCAA invitational on November 6, the Tigers are seeded ninth in the 48-team tournament.The Clemson men's basketball team opens regular homeplay in Littlejohn Coliseum against the Furman Paladins at 7:30 p.m. 1980s Night is sponsored with fans encouraged to attend the game in their best '80s duds. Prizes awarded! ClemsonLive sponsors a comedy cabaret in Tillman Auditorium at 8 p.m., free admission.
  • 2008: Homecoming game against the Duke Blue Devils, kick-off at noon, aired by Raycom Sports. Alumni Band to help spell-out formation during half-time performance. Tigers win, 31-7; Aaron Kelly sets new ACC career pass reception record of 217.
  • 2009: Clemson rises to 18th in the Associated Press football poll and 19th in the CNN/USA Today poll.

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