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Clemson Superstitions/Legends

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Apr 6, 2022, 10:55 AM

Completing a group project for one of my senior classes at Clemson right now.

Question for alumni, fans, or anyone who has knowledge of Clemson University.

What are some interesting legends and/or superstitions?

We are examining superstitions and legends centered around Clemson, and I would love to hear some from ya'll. We already have the secret book, lovers lane, and the Tiger Brotherhood.

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:05 AM

Superstition:

Don't go inside the Calhoun Mansion before you graduate or you will never graduate.

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took a long time but i broke that sucker***

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Apr 6, 2022, 7:15 PM



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Apr 6, 2022, 11:07 AM

Don't read Thomas Green Clemson's statue before you graduate. If you do, you will not graduate.

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dont read TCG statue outside Tillman or you

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:08 AM

wont graduate

Tunnels under Clemson. can access from Johnstone

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Don't wear new Clemson gear to an important football game.

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:09 AM

The gear has to be 'broken in' against an assumed victory opponent so that it gets the winning aroma in it.

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:11 AM

The tunnels that run from the shoeboxes to the east side of campus. At one time, you could enter these tunnels through manhole covers around the library, but the powers that be kept finding evidence of "extracurricular activities" and locked them up.

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They put saltpeter in the eggs at Harcombe.

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:11 AM

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Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It's almost never for them.


The "Seafood Cutlet" at Harcombe Was...

[2]
Apr 6, 2022, 3:00 PM

The "Seafood Cutlet" at Harcombe was made from the leftover fish meals that weren't eaten by the students.
Also the "steak" on steak night was actually shoe leather.

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I don't care what nobody says,

[1]
Apr 6, 2022, 7:51 PM

the chicken fried steak was AOK.

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Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It's almost never for them.


Do not have a 0.7 GPA...

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:16 AM

or you will never graduate.

Myth Busted




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Apr 6, 2022, 11:17 AM

Sally the Ghost at Fike. Apparently, she was a long time custodian during the 60's and still roams the old part of Fike, rattling doorknobs, tapping on windows and moving trashcans.

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:17 AM

Speaking of which...as a kid back in the 1960's we were scared to death to ride by Furman University at night. There was talk of some sort of "phantom" on a horse riding around campus.

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re: the Furman horse mascot, did you know Citadel students

[4]
Apr 6, 2022, 11:37 AM

"kidnapped" it in 1963?

The horse is a much-beloved Furman tradition, so much so that it inspired a 1963 kidnapping prank by cadets from the rival Citadel. Despite lore perpetuated by Pat Conroy in his 1995 novel Beach Music, the horse, Waldo, survived the nabbing, according to newspaper reports of the time, though he may have lost an eye in the process and no longer served as the sideline mascot.

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2014/12/16/qamy-happened-furman-paladins-horse/20486021/


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Francis Marion...... legend

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:18 AM

Can not believe no one really brought up Francis Marion already! The name is Clemson with strobing lights a legend that has no idea that he is such or at least he’s being quite about it!

The whole cheer started with Francis...... MARION.......!

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:24 AM

My Clemson superstition is to never tell anybody any of my Clemson superstitions.

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One myth is that Dan Devine shot our fans the bird in 1977

[4]
Apr 6, 2022, 11:40 AM

game against Notre Dame. That was really just a wave of the hand. In fact, I think we started that rumor in Johnstone right after the game.

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Another myth is that Swofford initiated and pushed for the

[2]
Apr 6, 2022, 11:44 AM

extra year of probation in the early 80s. David Hood actually dispelled that myth. See below. I have heard, though, that it was the UNC faculty reps who pushed for the extra year. Though I have nothing factual to back that up.

https://www.tigernet.com/clemson-football/story/what-really-happened-with-swofford-and-the-extra-year-10615


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LOL, right

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Apr 6, 2022, 4:31 PM

you are such a rube

Hood is actually in on the conspiracy

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[1]
Apr 6, 2022, 8:16 PM

with that.

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Apr 6, 2022, 11:45 AM

Gotta eat fried chicken whenever we play the gamecocks in football.

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Apr 6, 2022, 12:50 PM

The office numbering system in Lee Hall was intentionally mangled up to force new architecture students to actually pay attention to their physical surroundings. It was why Room 101 was next to 171. When they did the big 2010 addition, it was intentionally designed with the HVAC system to force students from lingering in the hallways and either go into the class rooms or outside for the Landscape Architects.

Finally, the old Parking Director at the time was also a grad student in Lee as well. We got into a feud with a faculty member and when the building was expanded, he intentionally had the faculty member's favorite parking space under a tree removed and made it that they would have to park in the sun.

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Roller coaster road.***

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Apr 6, 2022, 12:51 PM



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Underground Clemson and the monsoon room***

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Apr 6, 2022, 12:51 PM



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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.


Re: Roller coaster road.***

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:03 PM

University Drive out near the airport toward Seneca?

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Re: Roller coaster road.***

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:19 PM

Yeah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okfcOUlDbVg

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Re: Roller coaster road.***

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:30 PM

Did that in my MR2 once upon a time... a lot faster.

Actually, my most hair-brained hypothetical stunt was that in early june I was hypothetically going to fast down 93, cut hard onto Williamston, broke the rear end into the lift-off oversteer, over corrected death spin. Somehow ended up splitting the entrance to the intramural field gravel parking/ onstreet parking perfectly and spun to a stop.... perfectly in a "parking space".

I got out, kissed the hypothetical ground, and then a Clemson Officer showed up. I was out of the car already, but said someone in a black charger was doing burnouts on the gravel lot and left towards seneca. He carried on....

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The first time I drove it was on a motorcycle...

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Apr 6, 2022, 2:50 PM

at night.

Sheese...what an idiot !!!!




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Re: Roller coaster road.***

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Apr 6, 2022, 3:09 PM

God protects drunks...
I ran through a stop sign on the dirt road that used to be behind the graveyard at the Old Stone Church. My car came to rest in the woods with trees on both sides so close to my Super Beatle that we could not get out of the car on either side. I just put it in reverse and backed out perfectly.
There was not a scratch on it.

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:10 PM

Solid Orange Friday. Started with the students wearing an orange shirt to class on Fridays before football games. Some of us who were students in the early 80s have extended it to wearing orange every Friday year round.

$2 bills at away games - especially post season games.

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If you forgot to pull out the night before

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:22 PM

have your girl get scrambled eggs with Pete on them from Schilletter. Not sure if Pete still lives in Clemson, but he sure knew to take care of that predicament.

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If Corndog Man appears at a party, you must squirt him with

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:27 PM

ketchup and/or mustard or your girlfriend will disappear with him.

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Learned that lesson the hard way

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:33 PM

I still miss Jennifer, Corndog Man seduced her with his Corn doggy style

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Frank Howard has a line of cosmetic soaps and lotions

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:29 PM

back in the 70s called ...

Gee, your hands smell horrific

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Got a weird one

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:31 PM

BigDaddy® would never wear real kudzu during the First Friday parade, he always claim that real kudzu had a soul.

Ask flow0440 if you don't believe me

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Yep....

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Apr 6, 2022, 4:07 PM

what?

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:36 PM

The big water tower is actually the doorknob to ####

If you didn’t finish your ice cream cone from Harcombe before the breezeway, you had to throw it up and hit the second window from the left. If it didn’t stick, or you missed, your significant other would have intimate relations with the rest of your hall.

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You ever hear of Tommy Bowden?

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:40 PM

His daughters ham wallet is quite legendary.

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ooooh ooh, do this one, do this one!!!!***

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Apr 6, 2022, 1:47 PM



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I smell chicken,


Apr 6, 2022, 7:56 PM

so he must be chicken.

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Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It's almost never for them.


The Unhymnal . . . . that's all I can say about that.

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Apr 6, 2022, 2:02 PM

cutigerbob®

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Brad Brownell: all-time losingest coach in Clemson men's basketball history, and only coach to beat North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


During graduation TGC stands up and salutes all virgin coeds

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Apr 6, 2022, 2:20 PM

This has never been recorded nor confirmed.

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Wear your class ring the correct way until you graduate

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Apr 6, 2022, 2:21 PM

C facing you instead of outward.

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Apr 6, 2022, 7:45 PM

The legend of old Green Tom. Every time a virgin walks in front of Thomas Clemson's statue, he stands up. Or so goes the legend :)

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Apr 6, 2022, 8:02 PM

The TGC statue will stand up when he sees a virgin.

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