TIGERVILLE, SC- North Greenville will "Light Up the Dark Corner" this Saturday night as the Crusaders host the University of the Cumberlands Patriots for the first on-campus night game in school history. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. with a recognition ceremony planned for 6:40 p.m.
The theme refers to the historic nickname for the northern Greenville County region. There are several different legends as to why the area is known as the Dark Corner. One story is that at a political meeting during the Nullification Crises of 1832, a politician stood up on a one-horse wagon to be seen and heard as he made a speech. The men and boys of the area did not like his speech and they rolled the wagon, speaker and all, down a steep hill. After crashing at the bottom of the hill, the politician remarked, "this surely must be the Dark Corner." The area has been known as such since. Others will argue the nickname is a reference to the area’s moonshining past. Regardless of how northern Greenville County received its moniker, North Greenville University has always existed to bring the light of Jesus Christ to the area. So, while the installation of the new Musco Lighting System will allow the Crusader football team to play the first ever on-campus night game in school history at Younts Stadium, the truth is North Greenville University has been lighting up the Dark Corner since 1892.