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  • QB Trevor Lawrence hints he could stay at Clemson one more season

    Yardbarker "Perhaps Clemson Tigers superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence is genuinely turned off at the thought of possibly playing for the woeful New York Jets. Maybe Lawrence is enjoying himself at college this fall. It's possible he made a throwaway comment months before he has to announce a final..." October 27

  • Will Trevor Lawrence Live Up to the Hype?

    Complex "One of the most important storylines of every college football season has to do with how the results on the field affect the following spring’s NFL Draft. And a deep quarterback class headlined by a potentially generational talent has led to non-stop speculation about how his game will..." October 27

  • Travis Etienne plans to beef up his breakfast after enduring cramps

    Larry Brown Sports "Travis Etienne is planning to eat a better breakfast in the future to avoid the same fate he endured on Saturday. Clemson beat Syracuse 47-21 at home on Saturday, but Etienne was in and out of the game due to cramps. After the game, Etienne blamed his light breakfast on the issue,..." October 26

  • Roddy White Advises Trevor Lawrence to Return to Clemson if Jets Get No. 1 Pick

    The Big Lead "Roddy White, the former five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Falcons, has an in at Clemson. Tigers' offensive coordinator Tony Elliott is White's cousin. So what advice would White pass on to Elliott to pass on to Trevor Lawrence if the Jets have the No. 1 pick in the..." October 20

  • Clemson uses punter Will Spiers at quarterback to end blowout win

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the markers of a major beatdown in college football is when the winning team pulls its starters and lets the second- and third-stringers have a chance. That’s fairly typical. But the Clemson Tigers subjected the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to a whole new level of shame and..." October 17

  • Clemson QB and potential No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence tosses 5 TD’s in first half vs. Georgia Tech

    Clutch Points "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence had himself a historic first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday. Lawrence, who is widely expected to be the first passer taken in the 2021 NFL Draft, threw five touchdowns in the first half alone. Trevor Lawrence..." October 17

  • Texas A&M surges and LSU falls out, while Clemson leads the latest Amway Coaches Poll

    USA Today "Saturday’s round of wild college football games with a few unexpected results caused considerable shakeup in the Amway Coaches Poll, though Clemson and Alabama continue to lead the way. Clemson strengthened its hold on the No. 1 ranking after dispatching then-No. 7 Miami (Fla.)..." October 12

  • Trevor Lawrence feeling ‘sore’ after big hit from Keontra Smith

    Yardbarker "After taking a big hit during Clemson’s 42-17 win over Miami on Saturday night, Trevor Lawrence is feeling the effects from it.  Miami defender Keontra Smith drilled Lawrence in the midsection during the third quarter. Lawrence went down in pain but was..." October 11

  • Florida adds transfer RB Demarkcus Bowman from Clemson

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida has picked up a big addition to the program in transfer Demarkcus Bowman. Bowman, a five-star running back, is leaving Clemson and transferring to the Gators. Bowman is from Lakeland, Fla. and told TigerNet he felt “uncomfortable” being so far from home, so the..." October 03

  • Clemson five-star freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman enters transfer portal

    Alabama "One of the top-ranked running backs in this year’s freshman class has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Clemson five-star freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman went into the transfer portal Thursday afternoon, has learned. " October 01

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: 'On board' with Black Lives Matter messages, but not politics

    ESPN "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney reiterated comments in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and his own players' push toward social justice reforms Tuesday, but he noted that he was uncomfortable with messages on uniforms and with the politicalization of the efforts. Swinney..." September 29

  • The Citadel had no interest in Clemson’s charity offer during blowout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Citadel may have gotten spanked by Clemson on Saturday, but at least they left with their dignity … and a $450,000 check. Clemson beat The Citadel 49-0 to improve to 2-0 and drop the Bulldogs to 0-2. The Tigers were up 49-0 at halftime and apparently offered to spare The..." September 20

  • Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney giving up over $1 million in scheduled compensation

    USA Today "Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed to forgo $1.25 million in scheduled compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on the university and its athletics department, according to an agreement obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday. The document..." September 19

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney giving up over $1 million in scheduled compensation as pandemic strains school finances

    USA Today "Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed forgo $1.25 million in scheduled compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on the university and its athletics department, according to an agreement obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday. The document..." September 18

  • Dabo Swinney defends Clemson players after helmet stickers promoting unity cause backlash

    USA Today "Clemson football players attempted to promote unity and acceptance. It had the opposite effect on some fans. The Tigers for Saturday night’s season-opener at Wake Forest wore helmet decals that read “Love,” “Equality,” “Black Lives..." September 14

  • Clemson Tigers to be without three starters vs. Wake Forest; no reason given

    ESPN "The No. 1 Clemson Tigers will be without three starters -- cornerbacks Derion Kendrick and Mario Goodrich and defensive end Justin Foster -- for Saturday night's game against Wake Forest. The Tigers did not specify why the three players..." September 12

  • Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence confirms he will go pro after 2020 season

    Greenville Online "Clemson junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence said on ESPN’s "College Gameday" show Saturday that he plans to enter the NFL draft after this season. “I will graduate in December,” Lawrence told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. “I’m planning on this being..." September 12

  • Five questions that will be answered in Week 2 of the college football season

    USA Today "Week 2 welcomes teams from the ACC and Big 12 to the regular season, marking the start of the long push for the College Football Playoff. Saturday's schedule includes the nation's No. 1 team, Clemson, playing in prime time at Wake Forest. Also in action: Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Texas and..." September 12

  • Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence on BLM, listening and learning: 'I'm on the journey of discovering'

    ESPN ""WHAT DO YOU make of this?" Trevor Lawrence asked. Darien Rencher sat with Lawrence on a kitchen counter in an apartment just north of downtown Atlanta, the sweep of Piedmont Park in the distance, the city roiling below. The two -- one white, one Black,..." September 11

  • Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence says he uses his voice, but he's not an activist

    ESPN "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence emerged as one of college football's leading voices for social justice reforms this offseason, but he said Tuesday that he doesn't envision himself as an activist. Lawrence has been the biggest name -- if not always the..." September 08

  • Dabo Swinney wants Notre Dame to join ACC permanently

    Larry Brown Sports "Notre Dame will play in the ACC for the 2020 season. That arrangement isn’t expected to continue beyond that, but Dabo Swinney wants it to. The Clemson coach said Tuesday that he’d love to see the Fighting Irish as a permanent member of the..." September 08

  • Trevor Lawrence outlines plans for players to address racial injustice "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence released a statement Sunday on behalf of college football players, laying out a five-point plan of "actionable steps" that they hope to employ in order to address racial injustice in society. The players plan to have all..." September 07

  • Clemson heavily favored by media panel to win ACC football championship; Notre Dame picked second

    ESPN "Clemson is the overwhelming preseason choice to win the ACC, with Notre Dame picked to finish second, the league announced Friday. The Tigers received 132 of the media panel's 134 first-place votes. Notre Dame received the other two. So if the preseason poll bears..." September 04

  • Clemson will reduce capacity to 19,000 fans for football games

    UPI " Clemson will allow a reduced capacity of 19,000 fans and require masks at home football games this season at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., due to coronavirus pandemic safety precautions. The Tigers announced the move Thursday after the athletic department received..." August 28

  • Clemson legend C.J. Spiller joins Tigers’ coaching staff

    Sportsnaut "Just a few years after starring in the backfield for the Clemson Tigers, former running back C.J. Spiller is now making the transition into coaching for his alma mater. Spiller, who played for the Tigers from 2006-’09, will join Clemson’s coaching staff for the 2020 season..." August 19

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney says fewer teams doesn't hurt value of title

    The Spun "Two of college football’s five major conferences won’t be playing this fall. The Big Ten and the Pac-12 canceled their fall seasons on Tuesday. Both conferences hope to play in early 2021, though it remains to be seen if that will happen. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC,..." August 12

  • Donald Trump supports Trevor Lawrence, college football season

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Lawrence is perhaps the most prominent college athlete to come forward and advocate for having a college football season this year, and the Clemson star has now received support from the President of the United States. Lawrence took to Twitter on Sunday night to join the..." August 10

  • Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields lead group of Power 5 players calling for players association, choice to play

    Eleven Warriors "The nation's top two quarterbacks, among others, have come together in an attempt to save the college football season and call for a college football players' union. Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence were among players from all five Power 5..." August 10

  • Trevor Lawrence thought about opting out but will play for Clemson this year

    Pro Football Talk "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is widely regarded as the likely first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, considered opting out of the upcoming college football season before deciding to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yeah, I think everyone’s thought..." August 08

  • Clemson football standout Xavier Thomas planning to redshirt 2020 season

    Greenville Online "Xavier Thomas isn’t “opting out.” Rather, Clemson’s junior defensive end is “holding out.” “We are actually holding him out for medical reasons,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Thursday night following his team’s first..." August 07

  • Clemson starts at No. 1 in preseason Amway Coaches Poll for second consecutive season

    USA Today "The prospect of successfully conducting a college football season in 2020 remains something of an exercise in wishful thinking. Even if it does happen, it is sure to be a season unique to those that have come before. In that spirit, we present the preseason Amway Coaches Poll as a sign of..." August 06

  • 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