November 18

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  • 1899: Clemson takes on North Carolina State for the first time in a game played at Rock Hill, South Carolina. Tigers win, 24-0.
  • 1905: In first meeting with Vanderbilt, Clemson loses on the road, 0-41.
  • 1911: Clemson loses to Mercer, 6-30, in match played in Columbus, Georgia. Clemson trails in the series, 0-2.
  • 1914: The recommendation that the new playing field be named for President W. M. Riggs by the Clemson Alumni Association is unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees at their meeting this date. (The Tiger, "Dedication of Riggs Field", 28 September 1915, Volume XI, Number 2, page 4.)
  • 1921: Clemson is defeated on Riggs Field by Erskine, 0-13.
  • 1922: Clemson shuts out Erskine College at Riggs Field, 52-0. Erskine will win no games this season, going 0-8.
  • 1929: Former head football coach E. J. Stewart is shot and killed by a deer-hunting companion.
  • 1930: Ed Lowe stars in "Born Reckless", released June 6, 1930, the YMCA auditorium picture - admission is two bits. Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war. Directed by Andrew Bennison and John Ford. (The Tiger plugs it as "Born Wreckless" ).
  • 1933: Tigers are shut out by Mercer, 0-13, in a game played in Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1944: Clemson travels to Tulane, and is defeated, 20-36.
  • On Sunday, November 18, 1962, Tiger Band was hitting the sights in Washington, D.C., following a 17-14 victory over Maryland the previous day, and the cadet-uniformed musicians (Tiger Band's last year in grey) were touring the White House when they were invited out to the Rose Garden, never suspecting that they were about to meet the President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Asked by the Commander-in-Chief to perform, having no instruments, the band sings the Alma Mater in sectional harmony.
  • 1967: Tenth-ranked N.C. State plays Clemson in Death Valley, losing, 14-6.
  • 1978: Clemson battles the Maryland Terrapins to a 28-24 victory in College Park in what many Clemson fans declare was the greatest single Tiger football game ever played. Evenly matched squads fight a see-saw battle for the lead during the fourth quarter, but the clock runs out with Clemson in front. The Tigers accept a return bid to the Gator Bowl following the contest. The Central Spirit Committee even hired a sky-writer to spell out CLEMSON above the stadium during the game! See 1978 Clemson-Maryland football game.
  • 1994: Ex-USS John C. Calhoun enters the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, and on this date ceases to exist.
  • 2000: Clemson beats the Gamecocks, 16-14, in Death Valley. "When Thomas Hill fell on Derek Watson's fumble in the end zone with less than a minute to go, the Gamecocks went ahead of Clemson, 14-13, on Nov. 18, 2000. It looked like the end of a three-game losing streak to the Tigers until, with only 10 seconds left, Woody Dantzler completed a 50-yard pass to Rod Gardner, whom Gamecock fans swear to this day pushed a South Carolina defender out of his way. Gardner wasn't called for a penalty, and Clemson won on a 25-yard field goal." (Norman, Geoffrey, "South Carolina", "ESPN College Football Encyclopedia", ESPN Books, New York, New York, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1, page 775.) Attendence is 85,187, third largest in Memorial Stadium history.
  • November 17, 2006 - November 19, 2006: The Clemson Players perform Shakespeare's fabulous Henry V in the Bellamy Theatre at the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. on the 17th and 18th, and at 3 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. $10 adults, $5 students, general seating. This play has my vote as containing the greatest soliloquy in the English language - the speech at Agincourt!
  • 2006: The number one ranked undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes meet number two ranked undefeated Michigan Blue in Columbus, Ohio, one day after legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler dies - the Buckeyes prevail, 42-39. Seattle-based Death Cab For Cutie (whose name came from a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band) and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, a Washington, D.C. indie band, in concert in Littlejohn Coliseum. Tix are $35 and $28, with $5 discount for students.

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