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  • Arkansas, Clemson among big movers up and down in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

    USA Today "The final USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll for the month of September certainly looks a lot different from the first one. About all that hasn’t changed is Alabama and Georgia continue to hold down the first two spots. Both the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs rolled to easy victories..." September 26

  • EJ Williams shoves NC State fan after Clemson loss

    Larry Brown Sports "EJ Williams got frustrated after Clemson’s loss to NC State on Saturday and had some testy reactions to the fans. Clemson lost to NC State 27-21 in double overtime for their first defeat to the Wolfpack since 2011. After the game, Williams heard it from NC State running back..." September 26

  • Clemson Tigers lose Tyler Davis to injury, Lyn-J Dixon to transfer portal

    ESPN "Clemson defensive tackle Tyler Davis needs surgery to repair a torn bicep and is expected to miss seven to eight weeks, coach Dabo Swinney said on his radio show Monday night. Swinney also announced that running back Lyn-J Dixon has entered the transfer portal, a blow to the..." September 21

  • Stats show just how turbulent Tigers' offense vs. Georgia Tech was

    247 Sports "Anyone who watched Clemson football in Week 3 can tell you the Tigers' offense did not look inspiring as Dabo Swinney and Co. escaped Georgia Tech for a 14-8 victory on home turf. But just how rocky was the unit's latest outing? Some of the statistics from Clemson's narrow win..." September 20

  • Clemson Defense Motivated by Winning

    SI "After struggling with injuries and eventually taking a medical redshirt last season, Ruke Orhorhoro is finally starting to make his mark on the Clemson defense. After filling in admirably for an unavailable Tyler Davis, in what was his first career start in the season-opening loss to..." September 13

  • What recruits are saying about Georgia, Clemson after top-five showdown

    247 Sports "Georgia and Clemson’s Week 1 showdown had major implications on the 2021 college football scene. Both are powerhouse programs and the clash in Charlotte, N.C., likely had a seismic effect on how the College Football Playoff race will shape up. But the impact of the Bulldogs'..." September 09

  • Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei gets brutally honest on his performance vs Georgia

    Clutch Points "The DJ Uiagalelei era with the Clemson Tigers is off to quite an underwhelming start. In what was being hyped as the biggest regular season game of the season, Uiagalelei orchestrated one sluggish performance in No.3 Clemson’s 10-3 defeat to No.5 Georgia. The..." September 05

  • Misery Index, Week 1: UConn keeps getting embarrassed; Miami blasted; Clemson's best days in past?

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "LSU leads this week's Misery Index after a 38-27 loss to UCLA. Here are the others that made the index, a weekly measurement of knee-jerk reactions based on what each fan base just watched. UConn: It’s time to have the conversation about why UConn..." September 05

  • 3 takeaways from No. 5 Georgia's win over No. 3 Clemson

    The Score "College football returned in a big way Saturday with a massive showcase game in Charlotte between No. 5 Georgia and No. 3 Clemson. The Bulldogs turned in a punishing performance on defense, keeping the Tigers out of the end zone in a 10-3 win under the..." September 05

  • Three things Georgia Must do to Beat Clemson

    SI "When you're an underdog playing in a neutral site game, against a top-3 program, while also being down multiple starters due to injury, you're going to have to play a rather flawless football game in order to win.  That's the case for the No. 5 ranked Georgia Bulldogs..." September 02

  • JT Daniels vs. D.J. Uiagalelei: Remembering past duels between the HS rivals

    247 Sports "When Georgia and Clemson clash Saturday evening in Charlotte, quarterbacks JT Daniels and D.J. Uiagalelei will be nearly 2,500 miles away from their Southern California homes. Just forgive them if the environment feels a bit familiar. After all, this is the third..." September 01

  • Clemson DC Brent Venables: 'Georgia Can Win Different Kinds of Ways'

    SI "Brent Venables saw the same thing last year that many others did when watching Georgia's offense. The No. 5 Bulldogs, who play No. 5 Clemson on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C., got rolling in 2020 when quarterback J.T. Daniels started the last four games. And that's..." August 30

  • Colin Cowherd shares the one issue he sees for DJ Uiagalelei

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Cowherd thinks highly of Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, but he does see one issue with the promising player. Cowherd was talking about Uiagalelei on FOX Sports during the week and shared the one area he thinks the Clemson Tigers QB needs to improve. “He is..." August 22

  • Former Clemson RB Yusef L. Kelly Arrested For Sending Explicit Pics To 16-Year-Old Girl

    Total Pro Sports "A former Clemson University football player has been arrested and charged for what he allegedly did with a juvenile. Former Clemson running back Yusef L. Kelly was charged with solicitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, disseminating obscene material to a..." August 18

  • Top College Football Freshmen in Best Position for Key Roles in 2021

    Bleacher Report "No matter the hype, incredible high school players aren't locked into a starting lineup as college freshmen. When these prospects sign a letter of intent, fans and analysts alike are quick to project immediate-impact potential. However, fall camp provides a more realistic outlook..." August 16

  • Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei gets national commercials, but teammate says there's no jealousy

    USA Today "Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei in his college career has two starts and two major endorsement deals. The rising sophomore is a trailblazer in the new world of NIL, a rule change by the NCAA that allows athletes to be paid for their name, image and likeness. Uiagalelei,..." August 12

  • Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei Lands National NIL Deal With Dr Pepper

    Forbes.com "Dr Pepper announced today it has signed Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei to be part of its “Fansville” college football marketing campaign, a season-long campaign familiar to college football fans. It is the brand’s first partnership with an active college athlete. It’s..." August 11

  • Under-the-Radar CFB Teams That Can Alter Championship Races

    Bleacher Report "When the regular season is over, the powerhouse programs are usually in position to challenge for a national title. One of college football's best appeals, however, is the potential for an upset of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma or other big-name teams along the way. And..." August 09

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Each New College Football Coach This Season

    ESPN "From navigating a tricky conference to a complete program overhaul, every new coach has challenges in college football. The hurdles new hires have to face in their maiden season can be seemingly endless in the ever-evolving sport but each job provides its own unique set of..." August 05

  • Clemson denies inquiring about SEC membership

    The Score "Clemson denied a rumor Monday that it reached out to the SEC to gauge the possibility of becoming a member. "There is no truth to the report that Clemson University has been in contact with the Southeastern Conference regarding membership," a spokesperson told The..." August 02

  • Clemson CB Frederick Davis Arrested Driving 60MPH Over Limit, Hit Mall Carrier That Suffered Severe Injuries

    Total Pro Sports "A Clemson football player was charged with reckless driving after a July 21 crash involving a U.S. Mail Carrier. Clemson Police said 19-year-old Frederick Davis was driving 115 mph in a posted 55 mph zone which caused him to lose control of his vehicle prior to the crash. The Clemson..." August 02

  • Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei Says His Favorite NFL Team Is One Without State Taxes

    Total Pro Sports "Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei, who is set to take over as the starter for the Tigers this season, is man who has life figured out at a young age. Just this week alone, he took to Instagram to announce that he had signed an endorsement deal with the popular fast food chain Bojangles. " July 23

  • Dabo Swinney: There aren't 12 teams good enough for CFP expansion

    The Score "Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is against the proposed expansion of the College Football Playoff from four to 12 teams. "Our team wasn't for it," Swinney said, according to The Athletic. "They don't want to play more games, and to be honest with you,..." July 20

  • Clemson lands 4-star recruits: Safety Keon Sabb, CB Daylen Everette

    The Athletic "Clemson landed a pair of four-star recruits in the Class of 2022 — safety Keon Sabb and cornerback Daylen Everette — on Saturday. Sabb is the No. 1 athlete in 247sports' Class of 2022, while 247Sports Composite ranked him the No. 6 athlete. He was also considering..." July 17

  • Does Dabo Swinney have to quit his job at Clemson?

    Clutch Points "With the NCAA rules on name, image and likeness being changed and put into effect on Thursday, tons of college athletes are now pouncing on their rightful opportunity to make some money. Many athletes have signed deals with a variety of outlets and companies to cash some checks amid the new NIL..." July 01

  • Clemson sticks to unique recruiting under Dabo Swinney, from no official visits in June to selective offers

    The Athletic "Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd always wanted to go to Ohio State. The Hampton, Va., native wore No. 10 because of Buckeyes quarterback Troy Smith, and he believed his recruitment would end once Jim Tressel and Ohio State extended a scholarship offer in 2008. “The dream was..." June 24

  • Dabo Swinney and Clemson broke into college football’s exclusive club of blue bloods through an aligned vision

    The Athletic "Clemson fans in Birmingham, Ala., showed up to an alumni event to hear from university president Jim Barker on a spring evening in 2003. Barker, now retired as president and a professor in the university’s school of architecture, had flown in with his wife, Marcia, to give the type..." June 16

  • Is college football more top-heavy than ever? The data on Bama and Clemson that says yes

    The Athletic "The College Football Playoff era got off to a misleading start. On Oct. 26, 2014, the selection committee released its first rankings, headlined by Mississippi State at No. 1 and Ole Miss at No. 4. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Georgia? Only the Crimson Tide were ranked..." June 14

  • Hurricanes’ next step: Win the games they’re supposed to win and hang tough with the Alabamas and Clemsons

    The Athletic "It’s late May, midafternoon in the middle of the week, only a few days before Manny Diaz and his coaching staff at Miami are set to become absurdly busy hosting recruits on campus for the first time in 15 months like every other team in college football. One might imagine Diaz..." June 08

  • Arch Manning Pumps Fake, Flips Ball, & Then Throws Absolute Dime At Clemson Camp

    Total Pro Sports "Arch Manning is ready for the big time. During Saturday’s afternoon session at Clemson’s indoor practice facility, Arch Manning, the top-rated quarterback and number three overall player in the 247Sports 2023 Composite rankings, commanded the spotlight. If you’re not..." June 06

  • Arch Manning begins June visit swing this weekend at Clemson

    247 Sports "New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman five-star junior quarterback Arch Manning is ready for his first college visit of the summer. His father Cooper tells 247Sports the family will be at Clemson this weekend, arriving on Saturday. The Tigers have been one of the programs..." June 05

  • Clemson-Georgia leads ABC's early-season prime-time slate

    The Score "ESPN has filled the first three prime time slots on ABC's Saturday Night Football in 2021 with non-conference blockbusters. The network will open its Saturday Night Football slate Sept. 4 in Charlotte when Clemson and Georgia, a pair of national contenders, square..." May 18

  • Clemson WR Justyn Ross denies wild transfer to Alabama rumors

    The Spun "Amid rumors that Clemson star wide receiver Justyn Ross is entering the transfer portal, the two most relevant parties – Ross and Clemson themselves – have responded. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the Clemson Football Twitter account answered the..." May 11

  • 1 Hidden Gem on Each Top 10 College Football Team in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While star players are the headliners of winning teams, the core of a roster provides the foundation for a successful year. In most cases, a quarterback, running back or wide receiver draws the most attention. Once in a while, an edge-rusher or other defensive star might be in the..." May 06

  • Clemson's Justin Foster changes mind, will return for senior season after long-haul COVID-19

    USA Today "Clemson football got a breath of new energy.  Defensive end Justin Foster, who previously said he decided to step away because of lingering health issues from COVID-19, has changed his mind. It was announced Wednesday that Foster, with the support of..." May 06

  • D.J. Uiagalelei is up at Clemson

    The Athletic "Dabo Swinney acted like his same ol’ self at Clemson’s spring game earlier this month, running all over with a microphone in hand and goofing around with the broadcast crew while his team scrimmaged. The 2020 season proved a difficult one for the Tigers head coach,..." April 26

  • J.P. Losman didn’t let his disappointing NFL career define him. Instead, he found his calling at Clemson

    The Athletic "J.P. Losman is trying to hold back. He doesn’t want you to think his enthusiasm is over the top. Even still, in a 30-minute conversation, the passion keeps spilling through the phone. His energy is real. His love for football, coaching, life and people is the furthest thing from..." April 23

  • Dabo Swinney Speaks On The Pain of Seeing Multiple Women Accuse Deshaun Watson of Sexual Misconduct & Assault

    Total Pro Sports "Over the past month or so, we have seen Deshaun Watson’s name go for being enthralled into multiple trade scenarios to seeing him plastered on the news over sexual misconduct and assault civil lawsuits. Watson’s team of lawyers have denied the allegations and have since..." April 22

  • How Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei can meet lofty expectations as successor to Trevor Lawrence

    CBS Sports "D.J. Uiagalelei committed to Clemson about four months after Trevor Lawrence had picked apart both Notre Dame and Alabama as a freshman en route to winning the Tigers' second College Football Playoff National Championship in a three-year..." April 21

  • Clemson’s Justyn Ross opens up about diagnosis for first time: Why he believes he’ll play this fall

    The Athletic "About a year go, Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross said he feared he’d never put on pads again. Now, he is looking toward a milestone medical checkup in June that will determine if he can return to safely playing football. He does not know what Dr. David Okonkwo, a leading..." April 01