September 23

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September 23

  • 1933: Tigers open home football season with 6-6 tie with Davidson.
  • 1944: Clemson Memorial Stadium debuts new radio and press box, which will serve until the 1978 season. The Tigers blank Presbyterian College, 34-0.
  • 1966: Central Dance Association sponsors the first night of Rat Hop '66 in the dining hall (Harcombe Commons) with music by Major Lance performing such hits as "The Monkey Time" and "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um." (TAPS 1967, "Bald Rats Don't Need Hair to Dance at Rat Hop", Volume 57, page 86.)
  • 1967: Clemson hosts Wake Forest, winning, 23-6.
  • 1974: Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity turns drunken gripe session idea about having a parade to buck up campus spirits after two-game losing season opener into reality when they enlist the Central Spirit Committee in their brainstorm.
  • 1975: The Tigers soccer team is ranked number one, according to the ISAA poll, for the first time in the school's history.
  • 1989: Seventh-ranked Tigers defeat Maryland (1-2) on Frank Howard Field, 31-7. Kickoff at noon. (Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Saturday 23 September 1989, page D4.)
  • 2006: Clemson defeats North Carolina, 52-7, in Death Valley. The 1981 Championship team, honored in its 25th anniversary at half time by induction into the Ring of Honor, donates $1 million to the university. Coach Danny Ford sits in on the chat in the Raycom control booth in the third quarter and Perry Tuttle is interviewed on the sideline by Mike Hogewood.
  • 2007: Music in the Air V - University carillonneur Linda Dzuris rings in autumn with a concert on the 47-bell carillon housed in the tower of Tillman Hall at 5 p.m. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music. Recommended listening spots include Cox Union Plaza, Military Heritage Plaza, Bowman Field, and the Carillon Garden. The concert will take place rain or shine. Visitors are invited to tour the playing cabin following the performance. Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello in Littlejohn Coliseum, 8 p.m. - tix run $37 to $67. Opening act is Amos Lee.
  • 2008: Clemson Club of Baltimore & Washington, D.C. 13th Annual Congressional Reception held at the Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 6-8 p.m.


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