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Unexpected coot fact of the day ...

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 4:36 PM
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I was looking at an article on colleges that will be reopening this fall. It listed endowments. I wanted to see how Clemson's endowment compared to the UofSC. When I googled the coot endowment, I saw this item about former names that surprised me:

University of South Carolina
Former name South Carolina College (1801–1865; 1882–1887; 1890–1905) South Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanics (1880–1881)
Established 1801
Parent institution University of South Carolina System
Endowment $788.3 million (2019)
President Robert Caslen

I never knew the UofSC was called the South Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanics (1880–1881). Maybe we should remind them of their history next time they call us a cow college or moo U.


Clemson University
Former names Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina (1889–1964)
Endowment $774.5 million (2019)
President James P. Clements
Provost Robert H. Jones
Academic staff 1,431

By the way, the Clemson endowment is nearly as large as the coots, despite the fact they have more students and alumni and have been around a lot longer.

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Re: Unexpected coot fact of the day ...

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 4:51 PM
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Interesting.

So the real USC (Southern Cal) which was founded in 1880, WAS actually the original USC.

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Here’s what I remember (wasn’t actually alive then!)..

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 4:56 PM
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but in 1889 Clemson was made an educational entity by 1 vote, maybe by Tillman since there was a tie and as speaker of the House he broke the tie.

At that point about 60+% of their student body had to attend Clemson since we offered their agricultural & mechanical courses..

and they had to change their name, I believe (ask Joe21) from being a University to a College..

plus Clemson got a lot of the $ they had been getting as well as acquiring recognition in the legislation..

thus: THE REASON THEY HATE US TO THIS DAY..

but they don’t have a historical notion of WHY, but they do, hate us!

Gotta LoveThat!

And, after whipping us in 1st FB game in 1897?, it was all Clemson after that especially with John Heisman kicking assse all over the South.

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To All CLEMSON TiGERS..Sending you Bright Light from the Carolina Coast and hoping you get to witness a huge Orange sunset tonight. Go Tigers!


So Coot College was SCAM?***

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Re: So Coot College was SCAM?***

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 5:03 PM
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How fitting! Great post.

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Really surprised Clemson’s endowment $ amount is Only 14 Million less than usc!

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 5:21 PM
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Saying, they are 95 yrs older, have 2-3 times more grads, fan base is double over ours so more $ should be coming in..and they rule the legislature overall since located in & at the Capitol..and graduate Lawyers!

Of course, Harvard probably has an endowment in the multiple Billions.

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Re: Really surprised Clemson’s endowment $ amount is Only 14 Million less than usc!


Posted: Jun 5, 2020 5:45 PM
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True they have a lot more alumni, but fast food workers and gas station attendants don't really make a lot, so hard o contribute to the coot endowment.

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The Morrill Act


Posted: Jun 5, 2020 6:04 PM
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That was passed into law during the war between the states (nothing Civil about it) officially established the land grant colleges in America. Clemson was among them.


Re: Really surprised Clemson’s endowment $ amount is Only 14 Million less than usc!


Posted: Jun 5, 2020 6:17 PM
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Maybe they are using the endowment to pay off coaches salaries.


Considering recent developments, wouldn't it have been


Posted: Jun 5, 2020 6:22 PM
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....C of SCAM

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Re: So Coot College was SCAM?***

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 6:56 PM
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That name might just stick Just rolls off the tongue

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 9:59 PM
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Agreed, I think we should adopt that acronym for coot U.

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Re: So Coot College was SCAM?***


Posted: Jun 6, 2020 2:39 PM
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Per my understanding, USuC is still a scam!


Honestly, I'm proud of our history and proud to be a...

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 6:08 PM
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Cow College! Nope, not an Ag or Mechanical Alum but understand the tremendous contributions our University has made for decades. Great post and Go Tigers!

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Re: Honestly, I'm proud of our history and proud to be a...

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 9:53 PM
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I'm a CU Architect, and "pride" can't begin to express my feelings of accomplishment. Anyone who has been through that program will understand what I say and feel - and I, and we, will always remember! The College of Architecture was in Riggs Hall before Lee Hall was built (where I attended in the early '70's.) But just to say, without "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, THERE WOULD BE NO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY...! Despite his racism, our Lord had another program in mind. And when it all comes down to it, we lead our Nation in... oh, just about everything worth measuring, including Love, Effort, Desire and Excellence!

Go Tigers!!!


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