Early departures to affect ACC programs

Not surprisingly in the ACC, the teams that did the best, for the most part, lost the most underclassmen to NFL Draft early entry. The league as a whole has only 10 players choosing to forgo their final years of eligibility -- with defending national champion Florida State leading the way with four. But there are still some surprises, and some teams that might not be able to reload...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Spurrier can’t stop trolling Clemson and Sammy Watkins

Clemson's Sammy Watkins may be a first-round draft prospect, but that won't save him from Steve Spurrier's trolling.
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A year later, Boyd trying to make strong NFL impression

MOBILE, Ala. - Timing matters when it comes to the NFL Draft. Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd arrives to the process a year later than he thought he might. Whether he's higher or lesser regarded this time around might depend on who you ask -- and how Boyd performs at this week's Senior Bowl, where he's trying to show teams he's a better, more polished version of the...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson eyes opportunity to end futility in Chapel Hill

The last time Clemson was in Chapel Hill, it felt pretty familiar. Chants of "You can't win here!" echoed across the emptying Dean Dome as the Tar Heels took a comfortable, double-digit lead in the second half -- another game in Chapel Hill, another Clemson loss to North Carolina, the program's 56th in a row. With zero wins. It's not the most remarkable streak...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State falls at home to Clemson in defensive battle

TALLAHASEE, Fla. -- K.J. McDaniels scored 26 points as Clemson defeated Florida State 53-49 on the road in Atlantic Coast Conference action Saturday afternoon. The Tigers (14-6, 5-3) survived a slow-moving defensive battle in which both teams failed to shoot 40 percent from the floor most of the game. Jeron Blossomgame scored 10 points and Jordan Roper added eight for Clemson. Florida...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Roper's 12 leads Clemson to 45-41 win

Jordan Roper had 12 points and Clemson outlasted depleted Georgia Tech 45-41 for its 500th victory at Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday night. This one won't go down as the best-played contest in the 45-year-old building's history. Trailing 43-41, the Yellow Jackets had a final chance in the dying seconds. But K.J. McDaniels blocked Marcus Georges-Hunt's layup and Kammeon...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse basketball opponent look ahead: What you need to know about Clemson

Clemson leads 2-0. The Tigers won their 1960-61 season opener against the Orange 78-67 in Kent, Ohio. The most recent meeting came in the 2007 NIT quarterfinals, a 74-70 Clemson triumph at Littlejohn Coliseum. This will be the first time the teams have played in Syracuse. TIGERS' RECENT HISTORY Clemson is far from the most accomplished ACC program (in 60 ACC tournaments, it...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cannonball! Clemson linemen have some off-season fun

For college football players that compete at the highest level, the off-season is a grind. But there is still time to unwind and have some fun and that's just what some of Clemson's linemen did this past weekend.   During intermission of the Clemson Diving team's Senior Day meet on February 8th, Clemson's linemen took to the high dive for a Cannonball Contest...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WR Prospect Rankings Pre-Combine

1) Sammy Watkins Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Sammy Watkins (Clemson) (6-1 200) Watkins is widely being touted as the greatest receiver prospect since AJ Green and Julio Jones back in 2011. Watkins has great speed, great hands, good size, and impressive body control downfield. He ran a lot of screens in college, but that was only because he is so explosive with the ball in his hands...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels with Dunk of the Year against UVA

Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels is in the running for ACC player of the year. The junior forward now is also in the hunt for the dunk of the season with this alley-oop slam against Virginia on Saturday afternoon. [Martin Rickman] The post Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels with Dunk of the Year against UVA appeared first on Diehardsport.
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels Had A Ridiculous Alley-Oop Dunk

No. 17 Virginia, currently sitting at 11-1 in the ACC, is in a dog fight right now with the Clemson Tigers on the road. K.J. McDaniels, Clemson’s high-flying junior forward, isn’t making things easy for the Cavs. McDaniels already has 17 points, three blocks, two steals and one ridiculous alley-oop finish on the afternoon. Here’s the flush, which comes off of a an Austin Ajuka lob.  
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sammy Watkins Says He’ll Post The Fastest 40 Time At The NFL Combine

Former Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins thinks he’s the fastest guy going into the NFL combine, and he’s letting everyone know. In fact, he’s given us a “sneak peek” of his 40-yard dash. In addition to his verbal Instagram message, he also wrote this little blurb above the video. The clip might be blurry, but there is no denying the former Tigers wide receiver can run like...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins is fast and he knows it

The Clemson wide receiver is considered the top player at his position in the draft by many and is expected to be a top 10 pick come April.  Watkins had 101 receptions for 1464 yards with 12 touchdowns this past season and much of it due to his elite speed.  Watkins isn’t shy about his abilities either. Watch: The post Sammy Watkins is fast...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reserve S Geohaghan leaving Clemson

Backup safety Ronald Geohaghan is leaving Clemson's football team. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said he and Geohaghan spoke earlier this week and announced Tuesday the player's decision to transfer following the spring semester. Geohaghan is from Allendale and came to Clemson in 2012, ranked as the 10th-best high school safety in the country by Geohaghan redshirted...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall's 20 lead Clemson to 73-56 win

Rod Hall had a career-high 20 points, K.J. McDaniels added 12 points and six blocks and Clemson ended its three-game losing streak with a 73-56 victory over North Carolina State and Atlantic Coast Conference leading scorer T.J. Warren on Tuesday night. Warren led the Wolfpack (16-10, 6-7 ACC) with 20 points, but was outplayed by McDaniels, the ACC's fourth leading scorer who...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. McCarron, Tajh Boyd will throw at the combine

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  A.J. McCarron and Tajh Boyd will both throw at the NFL Scouting Combine. Alabama QB AJ McCarron is planning on doing everything at @NFL Scouting Combine. Had sat out @seniorbowl, scouts eager to see him throw — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson RB Dye out of spring practice

Clemson running back Tyshon Dye tore an Achilles tendon during a workout and will miss spring practice. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney announced Dye's injury Friday. Swinney said he hoped to have the 5-foot-11, 215-pound redshirt freshman back for the regular season. Dye was expected to compete with returnees Zac Brooks, D.J. Howard and C.J. Davidson to replace 1,000-yard rusher...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson RB Tyshon Dye (Achilles) out for spring practice

Clemson running back Tyshon Dye will miss spring practice after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during winter workouts on Friday. Per a school release, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney expects Dye, a four-star member of the 2013 recruiting class, to be healthy for the fall season. This is the second injury-related setback for Dye since his arrival on campus. The Elberton, Ga., native...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Legget wins No. 1,268

The #13 Clemson Tigers defeated Maine 13-3 on Saturday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, giving Head Coach Jack Leggett his 1,268th career win to move into sole possession of 10th place on the Division I wins list.
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins ran a 4.34 forty

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins ran a very impressive forty yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday. Sammy Watkins in 40: 4.34 and 4.37. Clemson has been putting out some WRs. — Joe Person (@josephperson) February 23, 2014 It’s almost a certainty that Watkins will go in the...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater, Boyd go opposite directions in draft

Teddy Bridgewater will spend the next 2 1/2 months trying to convince NFL scouts he's the No. 1 quarterback - No. 1 player - in this year's draft. Tajh Boyd is just itching to show scouts he's still the quarterback they once thought he could be. Yes, the two college stars were on opposite ends of the spectrum at the combine. While Boyd's draft stock has plummeted...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins Setting the Bar High for Wide Receivers at the Combine

Sammy Watkins is expected to be a top 10 pick in the draft after an excellent career at Clemson. After catching 101 balls for 1464 yards (No. 5 in the nation) it is not hard to see why. The only think that could keep him from going in the top 10 would be if he showed up at the Combine incredibly out of shape and did terrible in all thee drills.Well--that didn't happen.From Bleacher...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Another serious injury for Clemson RB Tyshon Dye

The start of Tyshon Dye’s anticipated Clemson career will have to wait longer. Dye tore his Achilles tendon during a Tigers’ All In winter workout session (also known as ‘mat drills’) Friday morning, the school announced this afternoon. Dye redshirted the 2013 season while in recovery from back and ankle surgeries. Expected return time from a torn Achilles can range to...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Dabo Swinney Looks For Players “Who Are All-In” In The First Episode Of Clemson’s “The Offseason”

Clemson football is entering an interesting season. Coming off of a big 10 win season capped with a BCS bowl win, the Tigers need to reload at numerous positions, including quarterback and wide receiver where stars like Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins made the Tigers so explosive on offense. Clemson is giving its fans a neat look inside the program this spring with its Youtube series...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Damarcus Harrison’s Late Three Is Clincher In 2OT Win Over Maryland, Mark Turgeon Was Not Pleased

Maryland and Clemson played an incredibly entertaining two-overtime games today at Littlejohn Coliseum, with the Tigers eventually holding on at home 77-73. Rod Hall was the star down the stretch for Clemson, scoring 10 of his 16 points in the overtime periods, while KJ McDaniels had another excellent game, scoring 26. Ultimately, however, it was Damarcus Harrison’s corner three...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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