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  • Clemson's Swinney changing starting kickers for Louisville game

    The Score "Apparently, not everything's perfect with No. 3 Clemson. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said backup kicker Steven Sawicki would start on Saturday against Louisville after starter B.T. Potter missed a 24-yard field goal try right before halftime against Florida State. It was..." October 14

  • AP Top 25 poll: LSU jumps Clemson for No. 2 spot in latest college football rankings

    CBS Sports "The new AP Top 25 poll was released Sunday afternoon, with LSU leaping past three spots to reach No. 2 after beating Florida 42-28 on Saturday night. The Gators didn't fall far, moving from No. 7 to No. 9. LSU moved past both Clemson and Ohio State, even..." October 14

  • Dabo Swinney's Stephen A. Smith Impression Among the Worst You'll Ever See

    The Big Lead "The First Take gang was down in Clemson today in advance of the Tigers' game tomorrow against Florida State. The ever-electric Dabo Swinney swung by the set and was asked quite a question by Stephen A. Smith. Is he worried that an undefeated Clemson could miss the College..." October 12

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney gets testy when asked about a possible injury to quarterback Trevor Lawrence

    CBS Sports "Trevor Lawrence's sophomore season with No. 2 Clemson hasn't exactly gone according to plan. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound quarterback came into the season as one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy after leading his team to a national championship and undefeated season,..." October 10

  • Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in college football poll

    ESPN "Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Florida surged to No. 7 after a big victory. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson held their spots Sunday after a week off for both, but the Buckeyes caught up to the Bulldogs in the AP Top 25..." October 07

  • North Carolina regrets taunting of Clemson fans on video board

    ESPN "North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said he regrets that the Tar Heels ridiculed Clemson fans on the video board during the Tigers' 21-20 victory at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. During a timeout, a handful of Clemson fans were shown on the..." October 01

  • Clemson football isn’t making much sense right now

    New York Post "Right now, Clemson isn’t the best team in the country. It isn’t even No. 2. There is an argument it shouldn’t be in the top four if the season ended today. That’s not to say the Tigers aren’t making the College Football Playoff. I believe they will end up..." September 30

  • Mack Brown jokes about his strategy for beating Dabo Swinney, Clemson

    Larry Brown Sports "Mack Brown gets his first real “welcome back” moment to college football when his North Carolina Tar Heels host Clemson on Saturday. The Tigers are 4-0, ranked No. 1, and have established themselves as the class of the ACC and college football for the last several years. " September 26

  • Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "The college football season is nearing the quarter mark, and the race for the College Football Playoff is in full swing. So is the race for the Heisman Trophy, with a talented group of players — primarily quarterbacks — who have already put themselves in contention for the..." September 25

  • Forbes Reveals Most Valuable College Football Programs With Surprising School at No. 1

    12 Up "Over the last 4-5 years, the top two college football programs have been the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, with everyone else far behind. You can imagine, then, that each school is raking in serious revenue befitting such success. And yes, both programs are...." September 13

  • How Clemson WR Amari Rodgers made an unlikely return less than six months after ACL tear

    USA Today "November was normal. October was optimistic. September seemed impossible. Clemson receiver Amari Rodgers tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice on March 25. After reconstructive surgery, Clemson doctors and trainers estimated he could return to action in..." September 11

  • College football schedule, games 2019: What to watch in Week 2, TV channels, kickoff times

    CBS Sports "If Week 1 was the college football appetizer, Week 2 is going to provide fans a feast of epic proportions. Why? Because we get two of the biggest nonconference games of the year spread out for your afternoon and evening viewing pleasure. No. 1 Clemson will host No...." September 07

  • Dabo Swinney does not think Clemson deserves No. 1 ranking

    Larry Brown Sports "Dabo Swinney is not here for the rat poison the media is trying to give his team. Swinney’s Clemson Tigers began the year as the preseason No. 1 team. His squad maintained its spot atop the rankings after the first week of the season. " September 05

  • Texas A&M lineman promises 'there will be an upset' in Saturday's game at Clemson

    CBS Sports "Joe Namath is famous for predicting that his New York Jets would upset the Indianapolis in Super Bowl III, and it sure feels like Texas A&M offensive lineman Jared Hocker is attempting to do his best Namath impersonation.  The 6-foot-5, 323-pound junior guard of the No. 12..." September 02

  • Clemson, Alabama stars headline AP preseason All-America team

    The Score "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team. Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years,..." August 20

  • Clemson ranked No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

    The Score "The Associated Press released its annual preseason Top 25, and the defending national champion Clemson Tigers will enter the season ranked No. 1, just ahead of the team they beat in the title game, Alabama. Georgia comes in at the No. 3 slot, with Oklahoma and Ohio State rounding out..." August 19

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • Clemson's recruiting budget has skyrocketed under Dabo Swinney

    Sportsnaut "In the decade since Dabo Swinney became head coach of the Clemson Tigers football team, the entire program has skyrocketed in many ways. Among the biggest changes is Clemson’s budget for recruiting players. According to The Greenville News, Clemson spent $292,595 in its..." August 15

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Should Kelly Bryant get a national championship ring from Clemson?

    Newark Star-Ledger "  Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is getting a national championship ring, but he’s definitely not putting a ring on everyone who was on the team last season. Former quarterback Kelly Bryant left the team midseason after being replaced by Trevor Lawrence and Swinney feels..." August 12

  • Kelly Bryant fine without title hardware from Clemson: 'A ring is a ring'

    The Score "Kelly Bryant says he harbors no ill will toward Clemson for not offering him a national championship ring as a result of his decision to leave the team during the season. "A ring is a ring," the senior quarterback said Friday, according to Peter Baugh of The Athletic...." August 10

  • Dabo Swinney has simple explanation for why Kelly Bryant won’t get championship ring

    Larry Brown Sports "Dabo Swinney has a very simple explanation for why Kelly Bryant won’t be receiving a ring for Clemson winning the national championship last season: Bryant left the program. Bryant played four games at Clemson last season and split the quarterback reps with true freshman Trevor..." August 08

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shuts down the 'SEC grind' argument made for Alabama

    CBS Sports "If anyone still thinks that Alabama lost the national championship 44-16 because of fatigue, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney would like a word.  Swinney took issue with the notion that the Crimson Tide entered the national championship game in January more banged up because of the..." August 07

  • Ex-Clemson running back Tavien Feaster joins rival South Carolina as graduate transfer

    CBS Sports "The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is one of the fiercest intra-state rivalries in the country, and the Gamecocks just dipped into enemy territory to nab a high-profile graduate transfer. Senior running back Tavien Feaster announced on Instagram on Monday that he will transfer to..." July 29

  • Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence Blasts ESPN’s Paul Finebaum For Disrespecting His Teammate

    Total Pro Sports "The 2019 College football season is a little over a month away and Trevor Lawrence is already making his fan base proud. During ACC Media Days, Clemson offensive guard John Simpson made a comment about how Notre Dame was tougher than Alabama. It was a comment that drew the ire of ESPN..." July 18

  • 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