November 16

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November 16 in Clemson History

  • 1912: The Tigers defeat Mercer, 21-13, in a road game. Series now stands at 1-2 in Mercer's favor.
  • 1918: In a match played in Columbia, the Tigers defeat the Citadel, 7-0. Citadel will have a 0-2-1 season record.
  • 1929: The Tigers travel to Florida, rack up 7-13 loss
  • 1970: Actress and activist Jane Fonda speaks in the Amphitheatre at noon to a crowd of 4,000. There had been some question as to whether she would be able to keep the Speakers Bureau date as she had been arrested at Cleveland (Ohio) Hopkins Airport on November 2 and charged with drug smuggling when 105 vials of pills including amphetamines and barbituates were discovered in her luggage.
  • 1974: Frank Howard Field is dedicated during a Football halftime ceremony. First open air cycling road race held at the Y Beach. A lab project of students in the Recreation and Parks Administration, and sponsored by the Student Union, two races are held - one for novices and one for more experienced riders.
  • 1979: Twiggs Lyndon, road manager for the Dixie Dregs and prior to that with the Allman Brothers Band, is killed in a skydiving accident at Duanesburg, New York. He becomes separated from his chute at deployment. The Clemson Players present So Far From China in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 1984: Clemson plays Maryland in Baltimore Memorial Stadium, but the Tigers fall, 23-41, to the Terps.
  • 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: Postponed from November 15 by heavy weather, Men's Soccer takes on Gardner-Webb at noon on Riggs Field in NCAA tournament play. The Tigers win, 3-1 and advance into the Sweet Sixteen. The 17th annual Clemson University Tiger Band Pass-in-Review, in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m., $3 donation at the door in support of the Tiger Band scholarship fund, general admission, no advance sales. The Student Alumni Association and the Tiger Platoon present the Big Thursday pep rally in the Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m., featuring the "Death of Cocky". Performances by the Cheerleaders, the Rally Cats, and Tigeroar. The Lady Tigers Basketball team hosts UT-Chattanooga in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7 p.m., but falls, 63-74.


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