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This Day In Clemson Sports – October 6, 1941 and October 6, 1982

Oct. 6, 2000

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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, Sports Information Director Emeritus Bob Bradley and Men’s Tennis Coach Chuck Kriese.

October 6, 1941 – page 33 Construction work began on Memorial Stadium. Cleaning, digging and leveling the site as well as cutting large trees and clearing underbrush were the workers’ main concerns. A pipe was also installed for drainage under the field. There was little need for leveling the field, but there were some trees growing at the site and it was left up to Frank Howard and some football players to remove them for the task ahead. Coach Howard gave a new meaning to cheap labor and was actually involved in building the stadium himself. Howard was there with the start of construction from the word go.

October 6, 1982 – page 155 Nnamdi Nwokocha scored the 74th and final goal of his career as he completed a hat trick against Florida International at Clemson in a 5-0 Tiger win. The 74 goals set the school career record for the most goals ever scored by a Clemson player.

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 – 864.639.4400 e-mail –