November 28

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November 28 in Clemson History

  • 1901: In second match between Clemson and North Carolina, the Tigers win, 22-10, in a game played in Charlotte, North Carolina. Team series tied at 1-1.
  • 1907: Clemson defeats Georgia Tech in Atlanta, 6-5, to conclude 4-4 season. The Tigers lead the series, 6-1-1.
  • 1912: Georgia Tech hands the Tigers another loss, 0-20, in Atlanta, concluding Clemson's 4-4 season. With this win, Tech ties the series with Clemson, 6-6-1. Following the Georgia Tech game "Hop" Gandy is elected Captain of next year's team by the squad.
  • 1929: The Tigers wrap up 8-3 season with a 7-6 win over Furman on Riggs Field. Former mess steward and scoundrel Augustus "Shorty" Schilletter suffers heart attack during second quarter of game, dies, age 64.
  • 1930: "The Tiger" rushes out a special issue known as the "Cody Edition" (Volume XXVI, Number 12) in which the staff urges Coach Josh Cody to reconsider his plan to leave Clemson. "We Want Cody" is printed above the masthead, and the headline states "He Must Not Leave Clemson".
  • 1935: Initial night practices under newly installed lights do not help the Tigers in the final game of the season when Furman defeats Clemson in Greenville on Thanksgiving Day, 6-8. Rain falls, playing field is ankle-deep in mud. Clemson has a 6-3 season record, Furman, an 8-1 outcome.
  • 1942: The Tigers conclude the season with a loss to Alabama Polytechnic Institute (later Auburn), 7-28, in a match played in Alabama. Season record is 3-6-1, 2-3-1 in league play, for ninth place in the Southern Conference. Tailback Butch Butler amasses 616 yards rushing and 504 passing for 1,120 yards gained, the second Clemson player to gain 1,000 yards in a season (Banks McFadden was the first, in 1939). (Martin, Johnny, "Death Valley: 72 Years of Exciting Football at Clemson University", Independent Publishing Co., Anderson, S.C., 1968, Library of Congress card number 68-58849, page 98.)
  • 1959: Fourteenth-ranked Clemson goes to Greenville to kick Furman, 56-3, in Sirrine Stadium, concluding a 9-2 season, 6-1 in conference play for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • 1963: The Clemson-South Carolina game is postponed until Thanksgiving out of deference to the president's funeral events on the scheduled November 24 date. Many other college football games are similarly delayed. Played in Columbia, the Tigers beat the Gamecocks, 24-20, for a 5-4-1 season, 5-2 in conference for third place in the ACC. The Cocks go 1-8. This remains the only Carolina game ever played on Thanksgiving.
  • 2006: The Clemson University Symphonic Band presents a concert of traditional and contemporary selections for the band medium at 8 p.m. in the Brooks Center - free admission.
  • 2008: A new directing tower with two balcony platforms, fabricated by Educational Steel Products, is dedicated at the Tiger Band practice field, a gift from Keith and Risse Snelgrove, honoring Larry and Cindy Sloan and Tony and Debbie Stapleton for their dedication to the Clemson University Tiger Band Association. Keith Snelgrove, Class of 1977, Tony Stapleton, Class of 1976, Debbie Stapleton, Class of 1975, and Larry Sloan, Class of 1974. The new tower replaces one in use since the 1970s which was moved from the old band field on Lower Fike Field to the new facility with the opening of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.
  • 2009: In noon game played in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, televised by ESPN, The Tigers lose the Gamecocks, 17-34.

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