Clemson Rumors & News

  • Clemson's Fruhmorgen to transfer out of program

    The State "Clemson offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen is set to transfer according to Tigernet and other reports. The sophomore tackle from Tampa, Fla., started the first eight games of the season before being sidelined with a shoulder injury. A few weeks later Tigers coach Dabo Swinney announced that..." January 13

  • Mike Williams announces intention to enter 2017 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams confirmed on Wednesday that he intends to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Williams thanked coach Dabo Swinney and Tigers fans via Twitter in his parting message. He caught 98 passes for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns in a 14-1 season..." January 11

  • Jim Harbaugh says he slept through the Clemson-Alabama national title game

    Washington Post "College football fans may have been divided over the legality of the final scoring play in Monday’s Clemson-Alabama game, but everyone agreed on one thing: The 35-31 thriller to decide the national championship was an instant classic. But at least one major figure in college football, namely..." January 11

  • Clemson win is historic loss for Las Vegas books

    ESPN "The amount of money bet on the College Football Playoff championship game was historic and primarily orange. More money was bet on Monday's classic between Clemson and Alabama at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook than any other college football game in the company's history, according to vice..." January 10

  • Clemson RB Wayne Gallman enters NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "Clemson junior running back Wayne Gallman will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Gallman confirmed his decision early Tuesday on Twitter: Gallman joins Deshaun Watson and a host of others expected to declare from the national champion Tigers. In three seasons as Clemson's..." January 10

  • Colin Cowherd Responds to Dabo Swinney

    TMZ "Colin Cowherd finally reacted to Dabo Swinney calling him a "fraud" after the National Championship game Monday night ... telling the Clemson coach, "I can take a punch." Swinney called out Cowherd minutes after the game last night over Cowherd's harsh criticism of the team earlier in the..." January 10

  • Dabo Swinney calls Colin Cowherd a 'fraud' in fiery, epic postgame rant

    CBS Sports "In sports, on every level, coaches and players will tell you that they don't pay any attention to what the media says. Now for some, this is true, but it's not the case for most. Particularly in this day and age with so many different media outlets and various ways for people to share their..." January 10

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson declares for NFL draft: 'It's my time to go'

    ESPN "Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made it official Monday night after he led the Tigers to a thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship -- he is leaving for the 2017 NFL draft. "It's my time to go," Watson, who was named offensive MVP of the title game, told..." January 10

  • How a house became home for Deshaun Watson

    ESPN "Deshaun Watson's golden ticket was rescued from the bottom of a basket of Halloween candy. That's the first part of the story Watson is here to tell. Dressed casually in designer jeans and a button-down shirt with the sleeves pushed up, he's leaning on the lectern at First Presbyterian Church..." January 10

  • Clemson climbs to title with last-second TD

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- In a game that featured three lead changes in the final five minutes, Clemson got the last play -- and the national title. Deshaun Watson's third touchdown pass of the game, a 2-yard toss to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining, lifted the Tigers to a 35-31 win over..." January 09

  • NFL draft rules a raw deal for Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence

    Pro Football Talk "If you’re watching tonight’s college football national championship game with an eye on seeing some future NFL stars, the first player you should look for is one who won’t be in the NFL until 2019. Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will be the most talented player on a field full of..." January 09

  • 3 things Clemson learned about Alabama from its win over Washington

    Fox Sports "As hard as it is to believe, there’s only one game left in the college football season. But boy, is it a good one. For the second straight year, Alabama faces Clemson for the national championship. Last year, the Crimson Tide won 45-40, but if we learned anything from last Saturday’s semifinal..." January 05

  • Clemson LB Ben Boulware on grabbing: We've done it all year

    ESPN "While Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins worked to defuse the controversy surrounding a play in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in which he grabbed the groin of Ohio State's Curtis Samuel, teammate Ben Boulware threw fuel on the fire Wednesday. "We've done it all year to mess with..." January 04

  • Deshaun Watson: We wanted to play Alabama in title game

    NFL.com "The "We Want Bama" signs around college football are often hoisted in jest by fans who know better. For Deshaun Watson, however, the wish was real. The Clemson quarterback acknowledged he wanted the Crimson Tide to advance in the Peach Bowl on Saturday -- which they did in a 24-7 win over..." January 01

  • Clemson returns to title game with 31-0 romp past Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The title rematch is reality. Clemson would not have it any other way. Deshaun Watson passed for 259 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores in a dominating 31-0 victory over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, setting up..." December 31

  • Clemson lands top-ranked QB Trevor Lawrence for 2018 class

    ESPN "For the past two seasons, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff on the shoulders of a star quarterback from the state of Georgia -- Deshaun Watson. On Thursday night, the Tigers secured a commitment from another star quarterback from the Peach State, landing the No. 3-ranked junior..." December 16

  • Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers among Heisman finalists

    ESPN "Could it be the Year of the Quarterback once again for the Heisman voters? Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson were announced as Heisman Trophy finalists..." December 05

  • Watson guides Clemson to high-scoring ACC title win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes that Deshaun Watson, his quarterback, is the best player in the country. "And it ain't even close," Swinney said. Watson certainly made his bid to re-enter the Heisman Trophy race Saturday night, accounting for five touchdowns as No...." December 04

  • Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington picked for College Football Playoff

    USA Today "The College Football Playoff pairings are set. After months of debate and 14 weeks of games, the committee came down with its final decision Sunday. No. 1 Alabama will play No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl. No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl. The..." December 04

  • Can Deshaun Watson make a last-minute Heisman run?

    Sporting News - NCAAF "What kind of year is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson having? Don’t take from the stats. Don’t take it from the expectations. Don’t take it from the Heisman Trophy race. Take it from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who thinks Watson has been better than a 2015 season in which he became the..." November 30

  • Dabo Swinney Downplays Allegation Clemson Player Used Racial Slurs; Wants Media People Fired For Reporting It

    Black Sports Online "South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said a Clemson OL called him a nigger. This isn’t something black people just make up, so I believe him when he says it especially when it happened before the game when the teams were talking trash and having a little scuffle. Dabo Swinney said..." November 29

  • Dabo Swinney on allegations Clemson players used racial slurs: 'Absolutely false'

    CBS Sports "Following Clemson's 56-7 win over South Carolina on Saturday, there were plenty of Gamecocks players who felt they had been disrespected by their in-state rivals. Some of the disrespect was your typical rival fare, as South Carolina players thought Clemson was doing a bit too much..." November 28

  • Watson throws sx TDs as No. 4 Clemson routs South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has witnessed a lot of big-time performances from quarterback Deshaun Watson, but perhaps none bigger than the one he turned in Saturday night. "Deshaun was unbelievable," Swinney said. "He played lights out." Watson certainly flipped the..." November 27

  • South Carolina Players Accuse Clemson Player and Fans of Hurling Racial Slurs at Them

    Complex "On Saturday night, Clemson bested South Carolina by a score of 56-7, the biggest beatdown of their in-state rivals since they won 51-0 all the way back in 1900. About an hour-and-a-half before the contest even began, however, the two teams got into a tiny skirmish that the South Carolina players..." November 27

  • Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson hold on to top four spots

    ESPN "With wins by each of the top four teams this past weekend, the College Football Playoff rankings remain unchanged at the top ahead of an intriguing rivalry weekend slate of games. Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson continue to hold the inside track for spots in the PlayStation Fiesta..." November 23

  • No. 4 Clemson rebounds with 35-13 win

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The best way for Clemson to respond to an unexpected setback was to waste no time getting back in a groove. That's exactly what happened for the No. 4 Tigers in Saturday night's 35-13 victory over Wake Forest at windswept BB&T Field. "You really can't dwell on..." November 19

  • Pitt shocks No. 2 Clemson on late FG

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Blewitt didn't blow it. Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt kicked a 48-yard field goal with six seconds remaining as the Panthers stunned No. 2 Clemson 43-42 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, knocking the Tigers from the ranks of the unbeaten and damaging their hopes for..." November 12

  • Deshaun Watson, three other Clemson stars won't be back in 2017

    CBS Sports "A big reason why Clemson was so touted heading into the season was the abundance of NFL-caliber talent on the offense. Barring an unforeseen reversal, it would appear at least four of Clemson's offensive leaders are indeed intending to go pro. According to coach Dabo Swinney, quarterback..." November 08

  • No. 2 Clemson annihilates Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson had enough of the late-game drama. The Tigers, who have won five games by a touchdown or less this season, took a more direct route to victory on Saturday afternoon, rolling to a 30-point halftime lead in an eventual 54-0 romp against Syracuse at Memorial..." November 05

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson leaves game against Syracuse football with apparent shoulder injury

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse isn't the only team in Death Valley dealing with a quarterback injury on Saturday. Clemson signal caller Deshaun Watson went into the locker room before halftime after suffering an apparent right shoulder injury. Watson seemed to fall on that shoulder after a 3rd-and-10 conversion run..." November 05

  • Watson helps No. 3 Clemson fend off N.C. State

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- In coach Dave Doeren's eyes, N.C. State almost finished a "masterpiece" Saturday afternoon. Almost. Quarterback Deshaun Watson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Artavis Scott on Clemson's first possession of overtime as the No. 3-ranked Tigers survived against N.C...." October 15

  • Clemson lands Rivals100 LB Justin Foster

    Rivals "Offering Rivals100 linebacker Justin Foster first has paid off for Clemson in the form of his commitment. The Shelby (N.C.) Crest star announced his commitment to the Tigers on his Twitter account. IN HIS OWN WORDS… “They’ve been in touch ever since the beginning,” said Foster. “They kind of..." October 11

  • No. 3 Clemson controls Boston College in 56-10 win

    The Sports Xchange "CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said last week that the Tigers' next goal was to win the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division, "and Boston College is in the way." Not anymore. Deshaun Watson threw for four touchdowns and Clemson showcased its quick-strike,..." October 08

  • No. 5 Clemson outlasts No. 3 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Lamar Jackson might still win the Heisman Trophy. And Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson might still win a national title. Watson, who had been overshadowed by the Louisville quarterback's exploits through the season's first four games, reminded Saturday night that he..." October 02

  • No. 5 Clemson rolls over Georgia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is loving his team's toughness on the road. Now he'll get the chance to see if the Tigers can perform likewise in a big game at home. Fifth-ranked Clemson bolted to a 23-point halftime lead and held off Georgia Tech 26-7 on Thursday night, snapping..." September 23

  • Dabo Swinney apologized to Tigers for creating distraction with Kaepernick, MLK comments

    The Post and Courier "The comments made by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney at his press conference Sept. 13 made waves in local media and a major splash on the national landscape. Swinney’s stance that players like Colin Kaepernick should find other ways to protest race relations in America rather than refuse to..." September 20

  • Clemson ignites offense in rout of South Carolina St.

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson, in dire need of a game that would get its offense untracked, got that and more Saturday afternoon. The Tigers scored a school-record 31 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 59-0 victory against South Carolina State at Memorial Stadium. "It's hard to..." September 17

  • Clemson Professor Ethers Dabo Swinney Over MLK Reference

    Black Sports Online "Clemson’s head football coach Dabo Swinney gave his thoughts on the recent national anthem protests spurred by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and while Dabo seemed to try to come across understanding and discerning, his reference to Martin Luther King Jr. was ill-informed and..." September 15

  • Bowl projections: Stanford moves into Playoff spot as Clemson falls back

    USA Today "Stanford was the big winner in the latest USA TODAY Sports bowl projections even though the Cardinal didn't take the field last weekend. A struggling effort by Clemson against Troy pushed the Tigers out of the College Football Playoff. Their spot was taken by Stanford, which was idle before a..." September 14

  • Clemson's Hunter Renfrow out at least 4 weeks with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Clemson will be without receiver Hunter Renfrow for at least a month due to a broken hand suffered in the first half against Troy on Saturday. The Clemson wideout was injured after making an acrobatic touchdown catch in the second quarter and will now miss games against Georgia Tech and..." September 13

  • No. 2 Clemson gets scare from Troy

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Troy coach Neal Brown said his team didn't play its best Saturday, and that probably came as disconcerting news to No. 2 Clemson, which was pushed to the limit by the upstart Trojans at Memorial Stadium. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw three touchdown passes,..." September 10

  • Greenville police arrest former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd

    USA Today "Greenville police have charged former Clemson star Tajh Boyd with assault and battery, according to an arrest warrant. On the night of July 14, Boyd had a verbal altercation and pushed someone in the chest, causing the person to fall into another individual and then to the ground, according to..." September 06

  • Dabo Swinney and wife donate $1 million to Clemson IPTAY

    Sportsnaut "Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney knows how to literally put his money where his mouth is. The fun-loving coach often touts his school as the best in the nation. Now he and his wife are donating a significant chunk to the university’s IPTAY program that is responsible for funding all..." September 06

  • No. 2 Clemson holds off upset-minded Auburn

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN, Ala. -- Mike Williams missed essentially all of last season after breaking a bone in his neck 12 plays into Clemson's season opener. He began making up for lost time Saturday night. Playing in his first game in more than a year, the junior wide receiver caught nine passes for a..." September 04

  • Deshaun Watson: Dual-threat is ‘code word’ for black quarterback

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2016 college football season, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the most dangerous players in the nation. He’s a dual-threat quarterback (he can beat you with his arm and his legs), but don’t think for a second that means he is looking to run the ball as his first..." August 18

  • Clemson's new football facility has everything, including laser tag and a 'nap room'

    Fox Sports "Outside of the action on the field, one of the most exciting parts of following college football is to watch the great arms races between programs, consistently trying to one-up each other. From locker rooms with waterfalls, to barbershops in the practice facility, it seems like there is no..." August 18

  • Clemson DE Austin Bryant to miss Auburn game with injury

    SEC Country "Auburn looks to have caught a break for its opener against Clemson. As reported by Dan Hope of OrangeandWhite.com, Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant will miss some action after sustaining a foot injury. Clemson hopes Bryant, who had 35 tackles and 1.5 sacks last year, will return for the..." August 16