November 3

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November 3 in Clemson History

  • 1906: In second consecutive scoreless game, Clemson dukes it out at Davidson, putting series record at 3-0-1. On October 25, the Tigers had battled North Carolina State to a 0-0 draw.
  • 1907: Paul Thomas Brodie (January 11, 1866-November 3, 1907), Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering at Clemson Agricultural College, December 1895 to November 1907, dies this date. He held B. S. and A. B. degrees from Furman University. Page 97 of the 1908 TAPS, Volume Number One, is dedicated to the late Professor Brodie, and features a formal portrait of the spectacle-wearing gentleman with a full beard and moustache.
  • 1910: In annual game at the State Fair, the Tigers blank the Gamecocks, 24-0, in Columbia, lifting Clemson to 6-2 dominance in the series.
  • 1928: Clemson travels to Mississippi, losing, 7-26 in heavy rain.
  • 1930: The rifle team opens its season with a meeting to elect officers.
  • 1939: In a night game played in Washington, D.C., the Tigers defeat George Washington, 13-6.
  • 1951: Clemson hosts Wake Forest, wins, 21-6.
  • 1956: Number thirteen-ranked Clemson defeats fifteenth-ranked Virginia Polytechnical Institute, 21-6, in Memorial Stadium for Homecoming. At the informal dance on Saturday night, band leader Les Elgart and his sixteen-member orchestra entertain the victorious Tiger fans. Elgart is described as the "trumpet player's trumpet player." (TAPS 1957, Volume XLVII, page 154.)
  • 1961: Fifth annual Tigerama is staged, with an opening pep rally, a performance by Tiger Band, and fireworks afterwards. Kappa Delta Chi wins top skit award with Delta Kappa Alpha taking the fraternity division. The Phi Kapps, a well-known vocal quartet on campus, also performs. Miss Tigerama, Ann Sherman, is crowned. (TAPS 1962, page 37.) Following Tigerama, Central Dance Association sponsors a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with Hank Ballard and the Midnighters providing the music. Fraternity and houseparties follow the dance.(TAPS 1962, page 38.)
  • 1962: The Tigers defeat North Carolina in Memorial Stadium, 17-6.
  • 1979: In first day of two-day match Clemson soccer team sets out to win eighth consecutive ACC title. Clemson football team shuts out Wake Forest, 31-0, in Death Valley. On leaving the game, fans learn on the news about the shooting of five members of the Communist Workers Party by members of the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro, N.C. in a confrontation that afternoon. Progressive rock band Kansas appears in Littlejohn Coliseum. Sniff & the Tears is opening act, presented by the CDCC and Beach Club Promotions. About 3,000 students attend the show.
  • 1980: Coach Danny Ford instructs equipment manager Len Gough to order orange pants, to be worn for the first time while playing South Carolina in Death Valley.
  • 1990: The Tigers, ranked eighteenth, host the twenty-fourth-ranked Tarheels, defeating them, 20-3. A Frank Howard Reunion is held, with an introduction by Bob Bradley, invocation by Charlie Bussey, Senator Strom Thurmond as emcee, and speeches offered by Tom Barton, Marshall Walker, Charlie Bussey, Edgar McGee and Phil Prince. Jim Boyle is the portrait artist, a video movie, the "Frank Howard Era" by John Ballinger is shown, with remarks by the guest of honor, the Bashful Baron of Barlow Bend, Frank Howard himself. (Source: Reunion program.)
  • 2001: Bowden Bowl III - Clemson loses third straight in the only father-son head football coach match-up in college football history. Death Valley crowd watches Tigers go down, 41-27, to fifteenth-ranked Seminoles. Fourth largest crowd in Memorial Stadium history - 85,036.
  • 2007: Tiger Paw Productions presents Three Days Grace in Littlejohn Coliseum with Breaking Benjamin. Ticket information at 864-656-1413.

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