October 8

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October 8 in Clemson History

  • 1898: In the second meeting with the University of Georgia, Clemson travels to Athens to open the football season, but falls, 8-20. Georgia leads the series, 2-0.
  • 1904: In a game played in Birmingham, Alabama, Clemson blanks Alabama in the teams' second meeting, 18-0, giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead in the series.
  • 1910: The Tigers travel to Samford for first meeting with that school, and come away with a 24-0 win.
  • 1930: Tiger Brotherhood holds first meeting of the year.
  • 1942: Professor G. H. Stribling of the school of vocational architecture is the guest speaker at a meeting of the Future Farmers of America. His topic is the origins of the F. F. A. organization. Stribling is faculty adviser to the society. "Brought up at the business meeting was the subject of having the club write letters to all graduates of vocational agriculture education now in the Army, for the purposes of letting them know that there are still matters of interest to them on the campus." (The Tiger, "Stribling Speaks", Thursday 15 October 1942, Volume XXXVIII, Number 5, page 3.)
  • 1942: Twenty-eight members of the football team, Coach Howard, a photographer, a manager and a trainer depart Clemson by train for Boston at 10 p.m. "Because of war transportation, it was impossible to get enough berths for everyone, so some of the boys had to sleep two per berth. It may have been a little crowded, but as the players had practiced for an hour and a half Thursday morning they were pretty tired and had very little trouble sleeping." (The Tiger, "Tiger Team Enjoys Week-End Ball Trip To 'Yankee-Land' ", Thursday 15 October 1942, Volume XXXVIII, Number 5, page 4.)
  • 1966: Tigers travel to number four-ranked Alabama, are shut out, 0-26. 'Bama will go 11-0. WFBC-AM radio in Greenville begins using new transmitter, abandons old three-mast antennas and 1935-vintage transmitter on 17-acre site located on the Piedmont Highway (U.S. 20). Travelers approaching Greenville lose landmark as the WFBC call-letters on the old antennas come down, masts sold or scrapped.
  • 1983: Dr. Bruce F. Cook gathers 90-plus recent Tiger Band graduates under the university radar, and springs them on the crowd at the halftime performance of the Virginia game, the first Alumni Band. And another tradition is begun! Tigers down Cavaliers, 42-21.
  • 2006: Clemson ranked twelfth in Division I-A football in all three major polls (USA Today/CNN Coaches, Associated Press, and Harris Interactive) following 27-17 win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on October 7. The Clemson Players present August Strindberg's masterpiece "Miss Julie" in the Bellamy Theatre of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m., October 3-7, and at 3 p.m. on October 7-8. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • 2007: The Tigers only garner enough votes to come in at 37th in the Associated Press poll, and 38th in the USA Today/CNN Coaches poll.


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