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This Day In Clemson Sports – November 30

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This Day In Clemson Sports has been provided to by the authors of the book, Clemson: Where the Tigers Play. Three members of the Clemson Athletic family wrote the book: Associate Sports Information Director Sam Blackman, the late Sports Information Director Emeritus Bob Bradley and Men’s Tennis Coach Chuck Kriese.

November 30, 1981 – Football Clemson was ranked No. 1 in football by AP for the first time. Clemson moved to the number-one ranking when Penn State whipped Pittsburgh and quarterback Dan Marino, 48-14.

November 30, 1987 – Men’s Soccer It was announced that Clemson would play host to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Final Four. Harvard, North Carolina, San Diego State and Clemson made the field. This was the first time in the history of the NCAA Soccer Tournament that the championship would be contested on the campus of one of the participating schools.

November 30, 1991 – Football Clemson ran its overseas record to 2-0 with a 33-21 win over Duke in the Coca-Cola Bowl in Tokyo, Japan. Clemson had to score 26 points in the fourth period to register the victory. It was Ken Hatfield’s 100th win as a college coach.

Clemson: Where the Tigers Play, covers the major events that have occurred in over a century of athletic competition. From Frank Howard’s homespun humor to the National Championships Clemson has won in various sports, this book gives the many details of the Tigers at play.

For more information on purchasing the book contact Sam Blackman: Phone –