Clemson University

January 25, 2014 2:25 PM

History, UNC unkind to Tigers

THE “WRECK OF the Old 97” was America’s most popular song in 1926. The plaintive ballad describes a deadly derailment caused when a Southern Railway train known as the “Fast Mail” tried to make up time on a run from Virginia to Spencer, N.C. For Clemson, a derailment of a different sort also occurred in 1926, tucked into a North Carolina tour on which the Tiger basketball team lost on consecutive January days at Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State.

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