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  • Dabo Swinney showcases lineman as QB 'stunt double'

    ESPN "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney took some heat for bringing an offensive guard to the annual ACC Kickoff event rather than his star quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, so on Wednesday, he offered an olive branch: the Trevor Lawrence stunt double. Guard John Simpson -- all 325 pounds of him --..." July 17

  • Alabama zeroing in on Clemson for the No. 1 class in 2020

    247 Sports "There’s been a lot of buzz this spring that Dabo Swinney and his staff were on track to sign 247Sports No. 1 recruiting class in 2020. Nick Saban and Alabama say not so fast. There was talk Clemson could contend with the Florida 2010 class as..." June 12

  • Ex-Clemson linebacker Shaq Smith transfers to Maryland as Terps add key defensive piece

    CBS Sports "First-year Maryland coach Mike Locksley landed another big name in the transfer market on Monday, and this one will provide a boost to the Terrapins defense. The school announced that former redshirt junior Clemson linebacker Shaq Smith has joined the program as a graduate transfer and..." June 10

  • Trevor Lawrence's debut season was historically incomparable

    247 Sports "In the span of less than a year, Trevor Lawrence experienced a career’s worth of narratives. He began his year as the the top-rated quarterback in Top247 history. Twelve months later, he's the subject of thinkpieces: Should the golden-armed quarterback sit out the..." June 10

  • Terry Bowden to assist Clemson staff as intern

    ESPN "Former Auburn and Akron coach Terry Bowden will assist Clemson's football staff as an unpaid intern while he pursues a graduate degree at the school. Bowden, 63, is enrolled in a graduate program for athletic leadership at Clemson, a spokesman told ESPN...." June 10

  • Clemson catches up with Alabama and is now a co-favorite to win it all

    CBS Sports "There's been a lot of talk since Clemson beat Alabama for to win its second national title in three years about whether or not the Tigers have surpassed the Crimson Tide as a program. There's no telling how many hours of sports radio this discussion has consumed, but from my personal..." June 03

  • Tua Tagovailoa leapfrogs Trevor Lawrence in 2019 Heisman odds

    College Football Talk "We’re less than 100 days till the next college football season kicks off, so how about we take a gander at some still way-too-early stiff-armed trophy odds? Fresh off a national championship run as a true freshman, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was installed as a..." May 28

  • Suspended Clemson Players From College Football Playoff Ruled Ineligible for 2019 Season

    12 Up "The Clemson Tigers won't be at full strength heading into the 2019 college football season and will have to defend their national title without two key players. Remember when the NCAA suspended three Clemson players ahead of the College Football Playoff? One of them..." May 24

  • Former Clemson running back Tavien Feaster says Gamecocks among teams recruiting him

    Charleston Post Courier "Former Clemson running back Tavien Feaster entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal earlier this month and is busy juggling summer school and football recruiting. Feaster plans to earn his degree from Clemson this summer so he can be eligible immediately at his new school. He..." May 22

  • Dabo Swinney hopes new Clemson deal squashes Alabama speculation

    ESPN "Dabo Swinney's new contract includes an unusual provision that would add as much as $2 million to his buyout should he leave to take a job at Alabama, but the Clemson coach told ESPN he doesn't spend time pondering a future at his alma mater. "People always like to say..." May 17

  • Clemson lands fifth 5-star recruit in past two months

    The State "Clemson’s recent run of landing five-star recruits continued Friday evening as defensive end Myles Murphy committed to the Tigers during halftime of his high school’s spring game. Murphy, who attends Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, chose Clemson over..." May 17

  • Clemson LB Shaq Smith reportedly enters transfer database

    College Football Talk "You can go ahead and (again) add the defending national champions to the list of schools to be touched by the infamous and mysterious portal. Citing an unnamed source, is reporting Wednesday that Shaq Smith has decided to place his name into the NCAA..." May 15

  • Five-star QB DJ Uiagalelei commits to Clemson

    247 Sports "Five-star quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, a Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco product who ranks No. 3 overall in the Top247 for 2020, announced Sunday he has committed to play college football for the Clemson Tigers. Clemson has been on an incredible run in recent weeks, putting together..." May 05

  • Dabo Swinney 'disappointed' in Clemson football program being referenced in hoops trial

    CBS Sports "The federal corruption trial into college basketball is wrapping up its second week in New York, and it has dipped into the college football world a couple of times -- including a conversation caught on a wiretap that references the Clemson football program. The conversation from July..." May 04

  • 5-Star RB Demarkcus Bowman Commits to the Tigers

    Shakin The Southland "Clemson gained a sudden verbal commitment from 5-star running back Demarkcus Bowman today. Bowman comes to Clemson from Lakeland, Florida (Lakeland) and is listed at 5-9, 191 pounds. He is the #2 running back in the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite and the #17 player overall. Bowman..." May 03

  • New Madden 20 career mode will include 10 college teams

    The Score "The latest edition of the Madden NFL series will give fans the option to play as their favorite college football quarterback. A new career mode called "Face of the Franchise: QB1" will allow gamers to create their own quarterback and follow them from the College Football..." April 26

  • Clemson, coach Dabo Swinney agree to massive 10-year, $93 million contract extension

    CBS Sports "Clemson announced Friday that it has agreed to a 10-year, $93 million contract extension with coach Dabo Swinney that will keep him with the Tigers through the 2028 season. The new deal will pay him $8.25 million in 2019, and increase incrementally up to $10 million in 2027 and 2028. It is the..." April 26

  • Dabo Swinney defends difficulty of Clemson’s schedule

    The Spun "On Wednesday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney went to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta to receive the MacArthur Trophy for the Tigers’ national title win over Alabama. While there, Swinney was asked by a local South Carolina reporter about Clemson’s..." April 25

  • Tigers add Bryan Bresee, the nation's No. 1 player, to No. 1 class

    Greenville Online "The Clemson football team finished last season as the No. 1 team in the nation and is an odds-on favorite to enter the 2019 season as the preseason No. 1 team. Now the Tigers also are No. 1 in recruiting – at least for now. Bryan Bresee, a defensive tackle who is rated..." April 23

  • Clemson starting WR Amari Rodgers suffers knee injury during spring practice

    CBS Sports "Clemson's offense appears to be loaded again once more this upcoming season as the Tigers aim to defend their national championship. Unfortunately, however, the unit could be forced to go through that defense without one of its top weapons at the wide receiver..." March 26

  • Can Clemson beat out Georgia and Auburn for 5-star Atlanta edge rusher Myles Murphy?

    SB Nation "Myles Murphy is a special football player. Out of Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove near Atlanta, Murphy checks in at 6’5 and 260 pounds. And yet, he says schools are recruiting him to play on the edge, be it as a JACK linebacker or defensive end. Even if that projection is lofty..." March 25

  • Clemson's Trevor Lawrence Sorry For Violent Shove On Court ... 'Probably Unnecessary'

    TMZ "Clemson superstar QB Trevor Lawrence says he's sorry for shoving a fellow student to the ground during a heated intramural hoops game ... admitting it was "probably unnecessary." Of course, 19-year-old Lawrence -- 6'6", 215 pounds -- just wrapped an unreal..." February 19

  • Dabo Swinney: Dexter Lawrence May Have Mistakenly Received PEDs from Clemson

    Bleacher Report "Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Saturday that the banned substances that caused the suspensions of defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella could have been accidentally provided by the school. According to Grace Raynor and..." February 09

  • Clemson assistants Tony Elliott, Jeff Scott get raises to $1 million

    ESPN "Clemson's second College Football Playoff national championship in three seasons is paying big dividends for the Tigers' coaching staff, especially co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott. The Clemson board of trustees on Friday approved $150,000 raises for..." February 08

  • Tom Brady’s agent makes pitch to Trevor Lawrence for new football league

    Larry Brown Sports "New football leagues are popping up all over the place, including one founded by Don Yee, the agent for Tom Brady. Yee’s league is called the Pacific Pro Football League, and it has its eyes on playing its first season in July. Yee thinks a player like Trevor Lawrence would be..." February 02

  • Report: Majority of Clemson's African-American Players Declined President Trump's White House Invite

    Raw Story "Earlier this month, during the government shutdown, President Donald Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers to celebrate their National Championship win. The football team feasted on an assortment of fast food and the president drew criticism for not serving the athletes a nicer meal. In an..." January 29

  • Jay Bilas Calls Out NCAA for Not Paying Athletes After Clemson's Brent Venables Lands Big Bonus

    12 Up "The "pay the players" crowd just got another nice piece of ammunition to use.  Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, who orchestrated the decimation of Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama in the National Championship Game, just got a $200,000 bonus. Venables,..." January 23

  • NFL scouts reportedly not high on Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence

    Sportsnaut "Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is reportedly sliding down boards around the league ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report noted Friday that some scouts are not high on Lawrence’s talent as it translates to the NFL game. Two-fold..." January 19