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  • 4-star DT Payton Page commits to Clemson

    The Score "Four-star defensive tackle Payton Page announced his commitment to Clemson's 2021 class on Tuesday, according to Anna Hickey of 247 Sports. Page chose the Tigers over Tennessee and North Carolina. " July 29

  • There's Just No Way Trevor Lawrence Is Not in This TikTok

    The Big Lead "A TikTok emerged over the weekend of two college students doing that TikTok thing where they dance and mouth lyrics. You may recognize one of the two students. He is awfully familiar. Yes, that sure looks a whole lot like NCAA champion and future No. 1 overall pick Trevor..." July 28

  • Trevor Lawrence fires back at news anchor who trolled him over engagement

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Lawrence recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Marissa Mowry, which is typically a joyous occasion for a couple. One local news anchor tried to spoil it for Lawrence, however, and the Clemson star wasn’t having it. After Lawrence revealed on social media Friday..." July 21

  • 4-Star CB Jordan Hancock Flips to Ohio State from Clemson: 'BUCKEYE for LIFE'

    Bleacher Report "Cornerback prospect Jordan Hancock announced his commitment to Ohio State Sunday after recently de-committing from Clemson. The Georgia native first picked Clemson in March but reopened the process last week, per Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. Just four days later, he said..." July 19

  • Clemson's Trevor Lawrence Proposes To GF Marissa Mowry, She Said Yes!

    TMZ "There's a ring in Clemson superstar Trevor Lawrence's future even if the season is canceled ... 'cause the QB proposed to his longtime GF -- and she said YES!!! Lawrence -- a Heisman hopeful in 2020 -- has been dating Marissa Mowry since early 2016 ... and..." July 18

  • Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban and John Calipari Among Major College Coaches Who Haven't Taken Pay Cuts

    The Big Lead "Things are not looking good for colleges in general right now, despite the insistence that children of all ages return to school in a couple weeks, science be damned. Like everyone else, colleges are faced with some difficult financial decisions. At some schools, coaches have already started..." July 17

  • 5 college football programs that have struggled to contain COVID-19

    Sportsnaut "As the scheduled kickoff for college football season rapidly approaches, things are looking dim for the nation’s biggest amateur sport. The Big Ten and PAC 12 have eliminated all cross-conference games. The Ivy League has gone one step further by canceling all fall sports, with..." July 12

  • No fans in fall or stall college football until spring? Clemson polls supporters about season

    USA Today "As a college football fan, would you rather the season unfold this fall with no fans in attendance or kick off in the spring in front of fans? In an effort to help formulate its game plan, the Clemson Athletics Department would like to know. That question — framed as a..." July 11

  • Howard one of seven finalists for highest-rated recruit in the Class of 2021

    College Football Talk "Here’s something you don’t see every recruiting cycle: Howard and a five-star prospect in the same story.  Yet, here we are. This week, touted 2021 defensive end Korey Foreman revealed the seven schools that are finalists for his talent.  And one of the..." July 10

  • 14 more Clemson football players test positive for coronavirus

    The Score "Clemson announced Friday that 14 more players on the school's football team have tested positive for the coronavirus. That comes a week after 23 of Clemson's football players reportedly contracted the virus, bringing the total of football student-athletes with..." June 26

  • Clemson Amari Rodgers With Pointed Response To Question About Being On Campus Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Sportsnaut "There is plenty of concern about the safety of student-athletes as colleges around the nation try to get football back in time for this fall. The coronavirus pandemic isn’t going away, and many college football players are testing positive as the come back to campus this..." June 21

  • 5 Most Explosive Players In College Football Right Now

    Sportsnaut "One of the most valuable assets for any football team is an explosive weapon. A player with the ability to score from anywhere changes the dynamic of every play. They keep opponents on edge, even creating opportunities for their teammates when they don’t have the ball. When they..." June 19

  • 23 Clemson Football Players Test Positive For COVID-19

    The Big Lead "On Friday, Clemson announced 28 student-athletes had tested positive for COVID-19, and The Athletic's Grace Raynor is reporting 23 of them are on the football team. You read that right, 23 Clemson football players have tested positive for coronavirus, an addition to two staff..." June 19

  • What Dabo Swinney told protesters during Black Lives Matter rally at Clemson

    USA Today "Dabo Swinney took action on Saturday after being mired in controversy amid international protests against racial injustice. The Clemson Tigers coach spoke to a Black Lives Matter rally at the university, and delivered a message against racism and police..." June 14

  • Trevor Lawrence addresses crowd at Clemson during George Floyd rally

    CBS Sports "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was given the microphone on Saturday during a protest that he and a couple of his teammates helped organize on campus. The rally was set to follow the lead of others held around the country in remembrance of George Floyd, who was..." June 14

  • 2 Clemson Football Players Tested Positive For COVID-19

    The Spun "It’s been one of the most eventful offseason weeks in recent memory for the Clemson Tigers. But amidst all of the controversies, the fact that COVID-19 is still a persistent has faded from the headlines. Until today. According to Larry Williams of, three..." June 12

  • Trevor Lawrence Sends Message To “Shut Up & Play” Crowd Amid Black Lives Matter Movement

    Total Pro Sports "The current national discourse around race and the Black Lives Matter movement has gotten more and more prominent athletes to stop being quiet and lend their voices after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis cops. Among the first was Clemson quarterback Trevor..." June 12

  • Clemson Removing John C. Calhoun's Racist Name from Honors College Immediately

    TMZ "DeAndre Hopkins FOR THE WIN!! The University of Clemson's Board of Trustees voted Friday to remove John C. Calhoun's name from the Honors College immediately, citing his racist pro-slavery beliefs. Hopkins was a big part of the campaign to get..." June 12

  • Clemson players support Dabo Swinney

    The Score "Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has defended both his own conduct and that of his top assistant in recent days. Now, some of his players are voicing support for their coach. Swinney recently addressed assistant Danny Pearman's use of a racial slur in 2017, and he..." June 11

  • Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, teammates to lead protest

    ESPN "Four Clemson football players, including star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, are set to lead a protest march on campus Saturday, following in the footsteps of other demonstrations around the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Lawrence helped set the stage..." June 10

  • DeAndre Hopkins: Dabo Swinney 'has never been a racist'

    Sportsnaut "Former Clemson star receiver DeAndre Hopkins rushed to the defense of his former coach, Dabo Swinney, amid allegations of racism. On Wednesday, Hopkins tweeted a message of support toward Swinney Seemingly out of the blue, Hopkins shared the following message, defending the..." June 10

  • Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins urge Clemson to stop honoring slavery advocate John Calhoun

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the NFL’s biggest stars are telling their alma mater to get a symbol of slavery off campus. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who both played at Clemson, want the school to stop honoring former Vice President..." June 09

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney breaks silence on assistant coach

    The Post and Courier "After nearly a week of silence since an assistant coach apologized for using a racial slur in a football practice in 2017, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the issue and other matters in a videotaped message released Monday night. Swinney said he would have fired assistant..." June 08

  • DeAndre Hopkins to Clemson, Remove Slave Owner's Name from Honors College

    TMZ "DeAndre Hopkins is putting serious pressure on his alma mater -- demanding Clemson remove the name of an infamous pro-slavery politician from its honors college ... RIGHT NOW!!! The NFL star -- who played at Clemson from 2010 to 2012 -- says it's always made him sick to his..." June 08

  • Dabo Swinney's silence on racial slur draws criticism

    USA Today "Speaking Saturday at a demonstration against racial injustice in downtown Greenville, former Clemson football player Shaquille Anthony said he is "disappointed" coach Dabo Swinney has failed to speak out about an assistant's coach's use of a racial slur..." June 07

  • Clemson players defend Dabo Swinney over shirt, alleged locker room remarks

    Larry Brown Sports "Dabo Swinney is the latest college football coach to come under fire for allegedly using racist language toward his team, but at least one former Clemson player and one current Tigers star are defending Swinney against the criticism. Former Clemson player Haamid Williams said in..." June 07

  • Clemson outlasts Ohio State to land four-star WR Troy Stellato

    247 Sports "One of the nation's most coveted slot wide receivers, four-star Troy Stellato, committed to Clemson over Ohio State on Friday afternoon.  Ohio State emerged early in his recruitment before Clemson surged and never..." June 05

  • As former Clemson player calls out Dabo Swinney, now is time for open race discussions

    USA Today "Now is the time to get it out in the open, college football players. Get it all out. Every racially insensitive incident that was swept under the rug, every coach who didn’t have your back when words and actions crossed the line that should never be crossed. Let’s hear..." June 03

  • Shaq Lawson not surprised about Danny Pearman situation

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Clemson defensive lineman Shaq Lawson says he always was suspicious of Tigers assistant coach Danny Pearman. Pearman on Tuesday apologized after a former Tigers player outed him for using the N-word during a 2017 practice. The former Clemson walk-on who publicized the..." June 03

  • Clemson assistant Danny Pearman apologizes for former incident

    247 Sports "On Tuesday afternoon, it came to light that Clemson football assistant coach Danny Pearman used a racial slur at practice three years ago.  In response, Pearman issued a public statement late Tuesday night:  “Three years ago on the practice field, I..." June 03

  • Ex-Clemson Player Calls Out Dabo Swinney For Allowing Asst. Coach To Use N-Word

    Total Pro Sports "On Monday, Dabo Swinney held a press conference to speak on what was going on in the United States after the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis cops. “We are all hurting for the Floyd family, and our country. I can speak for our entire staff and team in..." June 02

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney: We have to accept challenge to make change

    ESPN "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he has spent the past few days "listening" rather than releasing a statement about the numerous protests against police violence going on around the country, but on Monday he offered his thoughts on the issue during a teleconference with..." June 01

  • Clemson star Justyn Ross out for season with congenital fusion

    The Score "Clemson receiver Justyn Ross is out for the 2020 season due to a congenital fusion in his neck, head coach Dabo Swinney told reporters Monday, including Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Ross will undergo surgery Friday. He missed spring practices in March with what was reported at..." June 01

  • Clemson star QB Trevor Lawrence weighs in on controversy surrounding George Floyd's death

    Fox Carolina "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence has took to social media to weigh in on the controversy surround George Floyd's death.  There has to be a shift in the way of thinking. Rational must outweigh irrational. Justice must outweigh injustice. Love must outweigh hate. If..." May 29

  • Clemson Fans Will Love CJ Spiller Breaking Down Travis Etienne's Game and Pro Prospects

    12 Up "Clemson running back Travis Etienne surprised a lot of fans when he chose to return to school for his senior season. It's likely that the 21-year-old stud would have waited a while to hear his name called, so a notable final campaign in Death Valley could propel him to a first-round..." May 29

  • Travis Etienne put on weight last spring binging on Popeyes chicken

    Larry Brown Sports "Travis Etienne has been one of the best running backs in college football over the past two seasons, and the Clemson star is hoping to be even better in 2020. One of the ways he is planning to be at his absolute best this year is by laying off the Popeyes. Etienne rushed for 1,614..." May 29

  • No. 1 Clemson again the team to beat in 2020 behind Trevor Lawrence, loaded offense

    CBS Sports "With a handful of teams starting the year with claim as "best in the country," Clemson actually begins as the No. 1 team in our Preseason CBS Sports 130 rankings. And it's certainly no surprise to see the Tigers take the No. 1 spot. There's a worthy discussion for..." May 29

  • Clemson football, basketball to resume on-campus voluntary workouts June 8

    CBS Sports "Clemson is hoping to get back to the top of the college football world during the 2020 season behind star quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne. We now know when the two Tigers stars, along with the rest of the football as well as the men's and..." May 26

  • Clemson star WR Justyn Ross to undergo shoulder surgery to relieve 'lingering' stinger symptoms

    CBS Sports "Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will undergo surgery on his shoulder in June, according to a report from The State. Clemson was able to begin its spring practice in March before schools nationwide were forced to shut things down amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Ross..." May 21

  • Bubba Chandler makes jump from Georgia baseball to Clemson QB sans in-person visit

    ESPN "Clemson added a quarterback commitment Wednesday from a player who, nearly two weeks ago, was committed to Georgia to play baseball and didn't have any FBS scholarship offers. Bubba Chandler, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound prospect from Bogart, Georgia, loved football but figured his..." May 20

  • Dabo Swinney's TikTok Debut Is Cringeworthy

    The Big Lead "Dabo Swinney joined TikTok on Friday and good lord I wish he hadn't. I was just forced to watch the Clemson coach's debut on the platform and it made me want to throw my computer off the roof. Watch at your own peril: " May 15

  • Five-Star Running Back Will Shipley Commits To Clemson

    SI "The Tigers added to their 2021 recruiting class on Tuesday when running back Will Shipley committed to Clemson. The five-star prospect out of Weddington High School in Matthews, N.C., chose the Tigers over Notre Dame, Stanford and North Carolina, among others, although the Irish were the..." May 05

  • Consensus growing around potentially shortened college football season

    Yardbarker "College football is still sorting out how to progress as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a new plan may be taking shape. Longtime sports broadcasting personality Dan Patrick said on Monday’s episode of “The Dan Patrick Show” that consensus is growing around a..." May 04

  • Clemson cancels all athletic camps, including Dabo Swinney's football camps

    ESPN "Clemson has canceled all of its in-person, on-campus athletic and academic camps due to the coronavirus pandemic. That includes two weeks of coach Dabo Swinney's football camps, where Tigers coaches have the chance to meet prep athletes and watch them work out each..." April 28

  • 2021 NFL mock draft; Trevor Lawrence leads pack early on

    The Score "One year ago, Joe Burrow was considered a Day 3 prospect for the 2020 NFL Draft. Like Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray before him, Burrow defied the odds, winning a Heisman Trophy and becoming the first overall pick. That might make a mock draft seem futile, but it's still worth..." April 28

  • Top recruit Korey Foreman shares why he decommitted from Clemson

    The Spun "On Tuesday, the Clemson Tigers found out that five-star defensive end Korey Foreman reopened his recruitment. It’s a tough blow for Dabo Swinney and his coaching staff, but they’re not officially out of the sweepstakes. Foreman is the No. 1 overall recruit from..." April 22

  • Korey Foreman decommits from Clemson football

    Charlotte Observer "Clemson’s football program rarely suffers decommitments, but the Tigers lost a big recruit on Tuesday. Defensive end Korey Foreman, the top recruit in the country for the class of 2021, has decommitted from Clemson. Grace Raynor of The Athletic was the first to..." April 21

  • Remembering Woody Hayes Punching a Clemson Player in the Throat and Immediately Getting Fired

    12 Up "Woody Hayes arrived at Ohio State in 1951 and went undefeated with a Rose Bowl victory by his fourth season. The legendary coach was the face of the program and made Ohio State one of the most desirable places to play college football over his nearly..." April 18

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney Responds to Recent Criticism Over COVID-19 Comments

    12 Up "Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney hasn't had a good go of things lately. Not too long after his team's loss in the National Championship Game against the LSU Tigers, Swinney has caught criticism for his actions during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite..." April 07

  • Clemson early favorite to dominate ACC, win national championship

    ESPN "The Clemson Tigers have won five consecutive ACC championships, going 43-2 in conference play during that stretch, and oddsmakers expect the Tigers' ACC dominance to continue this season but aren't convinced that coach Dabo Swinney's squad is the best in the..." April 06