September 26

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September 26

  • 1908: The Tigers defeat Gordon Institute from Barnesville, Georgia, on Bowman Field, 15-0, for the only win of the season. Series record stands at 2-0 in favor of Clemson.
  • 1930: Block "C" Dance held on Friday night in the Clemson Field House. The "fall hop" is sponsored by the honorary athletic organization. Charlie Pace and his "rejuvenated" Jungaleers, formally the Clemson College Jungaleer Orchestra, provides the music. Picture shown in the YMCA auditorium is Bebe Daniels in RKO Radio Pictures' "Lawful Larceny", a marriage melodrama released August 17, 1930. Actress Daniels' second cousin is Lee De Forest who invented film-sound synchronization ("made the pictures talk") and later will create the Audion vacuum tube, the foundation for all modern electronics prior to the transistor.
  • 1936: Clemson leaves Virginia Tech scoreless, 20-0, on Riggs Field.
  • 1942: Clemson defeats Virginia Military Institute, 36-7, in a game played in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • 1958: Women arrive in town and on campus for the "Rat Hop" weekend. Clemson's own Jungaleers perform at the Friday night formal dance during which the freshmen and their dates form a grand march and a beauty contest. Nancy Bonette, a Clemson co-ed, is chosen as Rat Queen to reign over the weekend festivities. (TAPS 1959, page 110.)
  • 1977: Pickens County grand jury indicts two Georgia men on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, burglary and armed robbery in student assault case of September 14. Older brother, still held in Georgia, fights extradition to South Carolina although younger one waived his extradition rights and surrendered to Pickens County authorities September 22.
  • September 26, 1995-September 30, 1995: The Clemson Players present The Illusion by Tony Kushner in the Bellamy Theatre, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m with an additional 2:30 p.m. performance on September 30. Admission is $6 for the general public, $4 for youth and senior citizens, and $2 for Clemson students.
  • 2005: A discussion of the legalization of same-sex marriage, entitled "Saying 'I Do' to Same-Sex Marriage", held in Lee Hall auditorium from 7 to 8:15 p.m., sponsored by the Clemson University Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and the Piedmont Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina.
  • 2006: The 11th annual Congressional Reception is held at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Clemson Club at 6 p.m. President James Barker and the South Carolina representatives meet with alumni and friends.
  • 2006: Four national polls rank the Clemson Men's Soccer team second. The Tigers have an 8-0-1 record, 2-0-1 in the ACC.
  • 2007: The Clemson Wiki project's Main Page tallies its 33,000th hit.
  • 2009: Clemson's football team drops to 2-2 on the season as the number 14-ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs win in Clemson Memorial Stadium, 10-14, with the second half played in pouring rain for the second week in a row, albeit without the delays caused by lightning alerts at the Boston College game.



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