Clemson Students Prepare for 100th Clemson - USC Game


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CLEMSON -- Athletic archrivals Clemson University and the University of South Carolina will meet on the football field for the 100th time Saturday, Nov. 23, but charities may be the real winners when the week of game-related events culminates.


Tigers and Gamecocks will battle for blood off the field in
the 18th annual Clemson-Carolina Blood Drive, sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Clemson campus and community residents can donate blood Nov. 18-22 at the Edgar Brown University Union or the Hendrix Student Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The blood is being collected by the AnMed Regional Blood Center and the Piedmont Blood Center of Spartanburg. Clemson leads, 12-5 overall, in the blood drive competition that began in 1985.


The brothers of Sigma Nu fraternity at Clemson and USC unite for a common cause ---- raising money for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ---- with their annual game ball run. Students will run the ball 138 miles from Columbia to Clemson. USC students will leave Columbia Thursday evening, Nov. 21, and run to Greenwood, where they will hand the ball off to Clemson students. The ball will arrive in Clemson at the Esso Club, 129 Old Greenville Highway, around 5 p.m. Friday. Last year, the two schools raised a total of $28,000.


Central Spirit plans to paint the town -- well actually, the campus -- orange for Spirit Blitz Week. A week of events is scheduled to promote school spirit.


*All week: Student organizations are invited to show their creative spirit by decorating various landmarks and locations on campus. Students will decorate Tillman Hall, Sikes Hall, the University Union, the Outdoor Theater, the Student Center and the Library to show their Tiger pride.


*Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Clemson's men's and women's basketball teams will hold a public forum in Tillman Hall auditorium to meet fans.


*Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.: The Student Alumni
Association "mourns" the "Death of the Gamecock" at their
Big Thursday pep rally in the Outdoor Theater. There will be
a mock funeral service for a Gamecock, appearances by Tiger football players, a video of highlights from the rivalry and a free fried chicken dinner provided by SunCom and Chic-fil-A.


*Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.: Central Spirit will host a pep
rally and "battle of the bands" concert with Clemson's
student radio station, WSBF, and USC's student station,
WUSC. Columbia bands Stretch Armstrong and Love Apple will
go head-to-head with Clemson bands Charlie Mac and Aldehyde. The pep rally will feature Tiger Band, the cheerleaders and the mascots. Clemson fans can "bash" the Gamecocks on a USC-decorated car for a dollar a whack.


*Saturday, Nov. 23: Central Spirit encourages all fans to
wear something orange for "Orange Out" at the football game against USC. Game-related orange T-shirts can be purchased at Tiger Town Graphics.

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