November 9

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November 9 in Clemson History

  • 1894: Preston B. Holtzendorff, Jr., future manager of the Clemson Y. M. C. A., is born. (
  • 1899: In the fourth game of a six-game season, Clemson administers second dose of shut-out to poor South Carolina team in two years, winning in Columbia, 34-0. The Tigers have a 4-2 season record, USC a 2-3 final. Clemson leads the series, 3-1.
  • 1907: In third game in six days, Clemson loses at home to Davidson, 6-10, putting series record at 3-1-1, Davidson's first victory over the Tigers.
  • 1911: Georgia shuts-out Clemson, 0-22, in a game played in Augusta, Georgia. The Tigers still lead the series, 8-6-1.
  • 1918: In a homegame, Clemson is defeated by Camp Hancock, 13-66. This was a squad from the U.S. Army camp of that name located in Georgia. As this is the only meeting with this team, the all-time record is 0-1-0.
  • 1929: Clemson is defeated by Virginia Military Institute, 0-12, in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1935: The Tigers roadtrip to Alabama, and get spanked by the Red Elephants, 0-33.
  • November 9, 1938-November 10, 1938
  • 1940: Tigers road trip to the Tigers. Auburn wins their Homecoming game, 7-21.
  • 1957: Clemson defeats Maryland in Memorial Stadium, 26-7, for Homecoming. The post-game dance has music provided under the direction of Bill Snyder "and his magic piano." (TAPS 1958, Volume XLVIII, page 134.)
  • 1984: As the start of a special first annual Spirit Blitz, students engage in the Great Hokie Hunt, following clues in The Tiger and on WSBF, and searching across campus sites, with the winner receiving a trip to Cancun, Mexico. On Friday night, 10,000 turn out for a pep rally on the intramural field, followed by a concert by the Spongetones. Then a 90-foot screen atop Memorial Stadium brightens the sky with LASERCAST, a "glittering bombardment of multi-colored laser beams never before seen in the Carolinas."
  • 2007: The Department of Performing Arts celebrates the life of Thomas Green Clemson in a special event in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. Featuring music, poetry, and dramatic vignettes, this kaleidoscopic multi-media concert showcases faculty and students in a depiction of Clemson's life. All proceeds benefit the Department of Performing Arts scholarship fund. $12 for adults, $5 for students.
  • 2009: Clemson appears in the AP Top 25 for the first time this season, coming in at number 24. In Downtown Clemson, the former apartment house and business building at 101 Earle Street (once The Book Cellar) is razed by a Caterpillar 320C excavator. The building had been used for storage by Tiger Town Tavern, which purchased the property several years ago. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 86,000th hit.

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