October 30

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October 30 in Clemson History

  • 1902: Clemson suffers only loss in a 6-1 season when the Tigers are defeated by the Gamecocks in Columbia, 6-12. Future Clemson Head Coach Bob Williams guides the South Carolina squad in an upset of a heavily-favored John Heisman-led team. The Tigers lead the series, 4-2.
  • 1903: The Board of Trustees meet on campus.
  • 1913: Clemson blanks South Carolina, 32-0, in Columbia. Tigers lead the series, 8-3.
  • 1915: Capt. C. H. Cary of the aviation reserve corps flies to Clemson from Anderson to do an exhibition as part of a tour. "He was scheduled to arrive at 4:45 P. M., and give an exhibition on Bowman field. At the appointed time quite a large crowd had gathered; but as is usual in such cases, the aviator did not arrive on time. About five o'clock he was sighted in the direction of Pendleton, but instead of coming straight to Clemson, he headed toward Central. He discovered his mistake however, and came back, arriving over Bowman field about 5:15 P. M. He circled gracefully around over the field several times, but chose to land on Riggs' Field. He came very near having an accident on account of the fact that he did not see the steel goal posts on the north end of Riggs field and only missed hitting them by a few feet. As soon has he had alighted the crowd gathered closely around and gave the machine a pretty close examination. It was a Curtiss Bi-plane, and carried an eight cylinder, one hundred horse-power motor. Captain Cary announced that it was too dark to give an exhibition before Sunday morning, and ten o'clock was set as the time." (The Tiger, "Aviator Visits Us Saturday", Tuesday 2 November 1915, Volume XI, Number 7, page 1.)
  • 1919: In annual Big Thursday game, Clemson defeats South Carolina, 19-6.
  • 1930: On Thursday, Capt. J. D. Harcombe presents a special feed in the mess, with the Clemson band in performance. After the meal, a pep meet is held in the chapel (Tillman Auditorium). Clemson faces Tennessee in Knoxville on November 1. The Palmetto Literary Society holds meeting. Debate of the evening is a discussion as to whether or not Intercollegiate football promotes the best interests of colleges.
  • 1937: Clemson shuts out Wake Forest on Riggs Field, 32-0.
  • 1954: Clemson meets Wake Forest in Charlotte, North Carolina, winning, 32-20.
  • 1956: Dr. Rupert Howard Fike, IPTAY member number 1, dies.
  • 1963: A team from Clemson takes on a team from Fairfield University, Connecticut, in the General Electric College Bowl, broadcast nationally by NBC. Although the Clemson four lead at the half-way point, 125 to 90, Fairfield wins the match, 200-245. The Clemson team takes home a $500 grant for the school, while Fairfield is awarded $1,500.
  • 1974: Dr. Maynard Mack, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, speaks on topic of "Othello: A Candle in the Dark" in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 1978: The Atlanta Contemporary Dance Company performs in Tillman Auditorium.
  • 1984: Three coaches, Clemson track coach Stanley Narewski, strength coach Samuel Colson and assistant strength coach Jack Harkness, admit to distributing illegal drugs and steroids to athletes. Narewski provided the phenylbutazone to track star Augustinus "Stijn" Jaspers, who died in his dorm room on October 26, 1984. James Brummitt, acting director of public safety, informs his superior, vice president of business and finance, Melvin Barnette, a 27-year employee of the university. At this point, three administrators have learned of the serious nature of the situation: Brummitt, Barnette, and director of athletics, H.C. "Bill" McLellan. (Wunder, John R., "A Good Sport: Walter Thompson Cox, 1985-1986", McKale, Donald M., editor, "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", Mercer University Press, Macon, Georgia, 1988, ISBN 0-86554-296-1, page 253, citing articles in The Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, 17, 20 March 1985.)
  • 2006: Americans for Informed Democracy Meeting at Spill the Beans! on Clemson Avenue at 7 p.m. Come out to hear about different ways you can "act globally" at Clemson! For information, contact Emily Burchfield at [email protected].
  • 2006: The Anderson Sunshine House Help the Homeless Drive is held - collection locations at the Library Bridge, Hendrix Center, the Union, Tillman Place Apartments, and selected local stores. Hosted by Dr. Vander Mey's Sociology 311 Class, Department of Sociology, with Tigers Who Care, Gamma Phi Beta, and Bethel United Methodist Church (Pendleton). For information, contact Katie Reid ([email protected]) or Katy Zeanah ([email protected]). Americans for Informed Democracy Meeting at Spill the Beans! on Clemson Avenue at 7 p.m. Come out to hear about different ways you can "act globally" at Clemson! For information, contact Emily Burchfield at [email protected]. The final October presentation in the Boni Belle Brooks Series, The Man of La Mancha, performed in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Admission is $30 for all seats.
  • 2007: Clemson University sophomore Emily Yelton, was one of the victims of the weekend fire in North Carolina. Emily, who is survived by an identical twin, Meredith, also a Clemson student, was at the beach house with friends she had gone to school with at J.L. Mann High who are now students at the University of South Carolina, her mother, Kim Yelton, said. "She was a ray of sunshine. She was fun. She was larger than life. She never met a stranger," her mother said. Emily, who turned 19 in August, was in the process of changing her major from marketing to early childhood education because of her love for children, according to her mother. She had been a volunteer swim coach and often took kids from her neighborhood in Simpsonville to the movies. (Data from article by Greenville News staff writer Ron Barnett.) http://greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071030/NEWS01/71030028/-1/ The other victims have been identified by ABC News as Justin Anderson, Travis Cale, Lauren Mahon, Cassidy Pendely, William Rhea and Allison Walden. http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3793885&page=1 Clemson will hold a memorial service for Taylor A. Cox, a 19-year-old student who died Oct. 11 after collapsing before a flag football game on campus. He was a sophomore civil engineering major from Lexington. The service will be held at 5 p.m. in Brackett Hall auditorium, followed by a wreath presentation on the Military Heritage Plaza, adjacent to Tillman Hall. For details, contact Rusty Guill (656-0935) or Angela Nixon in News Services (656-0382). Women's Volleyball, a Solid Orange Event, Clemson Tigers vs. Georgia Tech at 7:00 p.m. in Jervey Gym. Admission is free for all fans and T-shirts will be given away throughout the match. A Halloween costume contest will also be held during the intermission between the second and third match, with the best costumes receiving prizes. Currently, the Tigers are in first place in ACC play with a perfect record of 13-0, and have improved their overall record to 20-2. Clemson swept both of their matches this past weekend to extend their winning streak to 16 straight matches. The Brooks Center Family Series presents "The Velveteen Rabbit", Margery Williams' famous and much-loved literary classic, performed by the Enchantment Theatre Company, with the musical talents of award-winning composer/arranger Don Sebesky with an original score. Show at 7 p.m., $6 for adults, $3 for students, general seating.

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