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WATCH: Bills' 1st-Round Pick Shaq Lawson Excited To Be Next Clemson Tiger In Buffalo

Bills 1st-Round pick Shaq Lawson spoke with Shae Peppler of Campus Insiders after Buffalo took the Clemson DE with the 19th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Listen to Lawson speak about how excited he is to be going to the Bills and how playing for Dabo Swinney at Clemson has prepared him for the next step.
Via ACC Digital Network
17 hours ago

Former Clemson stars offer NFL draft advice to Shaq Lawson, Kevin Dodd

CLEMSON — As former Clemson defensive ends Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd sweat out the final moments of an uncertain future — with cameras broadcasting their every move on national television, no less — here’s some important advice from some old teammates who have been through the process.

WATCH: Clemson Wins 2016 ACC Wen's Golf Championship

The Clemson Tigers won their 10th men's golf championship in it's program history as they took home the 2016 ACC Men's Golf Championship. The Tigers shot a 25-under 839 on the weekend and won by 11 strokes. Clemson was led by Austin Langdale and Bryson Nimmer who tied for 4th place, shooting 7-under 209. Wake Forest finished 2nd followed by FSU.
Via ACC Digital Network
3 days ago

Clemson drops third straight ACC series

CLEMSON — Starting pitching sunk Clemson for the second consecutive day Sunday, as Georgia Tech held on for a 7-5 win at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, sending the Tigers to their third straight ACC series defeat.

Clemson No. 1 in spring game attendance, for now

The Clemson Tigers are the current No. 1 team in terms of spring game attendance, with NBC Sports reporting that approximately 50,000 fans came out last weekend to watch the football team in action. Of course, that isn’t entirely surprising. This may be the last time that Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson participates in a spring game, as he is surely bound for the NFL in...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Check out Clemson’s Orange Bowl rings

The Clemson Tigers are looking to return to the College Football Playoff national championship for a second straight year, but that doesn’t mean they will not look back and appreciate a successful run in 2015. On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Brent Venables took the opportunity to show off one of Clemson’s accomplishments from last season in the form of the team’s Orange...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Brent Venables Shows Off Clemson’s Awesome Orange Bowl Rings

The 2016 college football season was an exciting one for the Clemson Tigers, who followed up an undefeated regular season with an appearance in the College Football Playoff Final.  On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Brent Venables was excited to show off his Orange Bowl ring, celebrating one of many highlights from last season. He posted these photos to Instagram.  Little...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson releases new ‘Mach Speed’ uniforms

The Clemson Tigers’ bright orange uniforms already do a good job of making the football team’s players look sharp on the field, but they could be looking even sharper in 2016. In a video posted to the football program’s official Twitter, star quarterback Deshaun Watson starred as he modeled the Tigers’ new “Mach Speed” uniforms. Tradition. Style. Championship Swagger...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look Ahead At Clemson's 2016 Offense

The Clemson Tigers were an offensive juggernaut of the 2015 season, capping it off with a torching of the vaunted Alabama defense in a close loss. With star quarterback Deshaun Watson returning under center, the question on everybody’s mind is this: Can Clemson get better in the 2016 season? Let’s take a look at the case for how the Tigers could potentially be even better next...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney, Clemson agree to six-year extension

On the heels of a national championship appearance, the Clemson Tigers and head coach Dabo Swinney have agreed to a contract extension. No financial details have emerged at this time. Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press announced the news on Tuesday morning. Six-year extension for Dabo Swinney, Clemson announces. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 12, 2016 Last season, the...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson approves new $30.75M contract for Dabo Swinney

Clemson’s board of trustees approved this morning a new contract for Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney.  The contract totals six years and $30.75 million. His annual compensation starts at $4.5 million in 2016 and gets up to $5.6 million in 2021. The latter salary would place him in the top five nationally among all college football coaches; the former places him in the top...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Sets Spring Game Attendance Record

Today, the Clemson Tigers hosted their annual spring game at Death Valley. Fresh off an appearance in the College Football Playoff title game, Clemson set a spring game attendance record with an announced crowd of 50.500. This gathering obliterates the previous record of 37,000, set last year.  THANK YOU to the estimated 50,500 in attendance today — a #Clemson Spring Game record...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson to play for both teams at Clemson’s spring game

Remember the days of backyard football? If there were not enough players to have even teams, it wasn’t out of the question to designate a “full-time quarterback.” While the Clemson Tigers won’t be doing exactly that, they do seem to be drawing some inspiration from the backyard days. On Saturday morning, it was announced that Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson will...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Clemson Is Testing Out A New Helmet This Spring

In an attempt to improve player safety and elevate performance, the Clemson Tigers are testing out a new helmet during spring camp.  On Wednesday, Clemson tweeted out a couple photos of the new lids – Riddell’s Speedflex helmet.  Trying out the Speed Flex helmet this spring in Tiger Town. #Clemsonpic.twitter.com/pOCXvcOgca — Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) April 6, 2016 According...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Lawson's NFL draft stock in question due to shoulder

One of the top pass rushers becoming available for the 2016 NFL Draft, Clemson’s Shaq Lawson was reportedly flagged by the medical teams at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. Per Albert Breer of NFL Network, it’s Lawson’s shoulder that is being called into question. He will now head back to Indianapolis before the draft in late April for a medical recheck. If everything...
Via Sportsnaut
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys CEO: Randy Gregory’s suspension impacts team’s approach

The Dallas Cowboys seemingly had a young pass rusher set to make a huge impact as a sophomore in 2016. And while 2015 second-round pick Randy Gregory could still do just that, his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy will definitely make it more difficult. Acknowledging that the team’s off-season plans might have changed due to said suspension...
Via Sportsnaut
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson won’t commit to NFL, says Clemson 'wanted to be legendary'

Six weeks after losing the College Football Playoff Championship to Alabama, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson still sounds disappointed. Accepting the Davey O’Brien Award for college football’s best quarterback Monday, the Heisman finalist had this to say, according to the AP: “That was our goal — we wanted to be legendary. There had never been a 15-0 team,” Watson said....
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Study labels Clemson the top college football city in U.S.

Who says SEC football rules? According to a study by WalletHub.com, Clemson, S.C. is the top college football city in America. The study took into account a number of metrics: “In order to identify the best and worst cities for football fans, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 245 of the largest U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on two...
Via Sportsnaut
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson LB has great response to NFL draft analyst's criticism

As a junior, Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware was an instrumental figure on the Tigers’ defense. In his team’s critical win over Notre Dame in early October, Boulware made the game-saving play. For the year, he finished third on the roster in tackles (82) and led the team in quarterback hurries (10).  Boulware is obviously a tremendous college linebacker, but NFL draft analyst...
Via College Spun
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson listed as odds-on favorite to win 2016 Heisman

With the 2015 college football season in the books, it’s never too early to look ahead to 2016. A familiar name, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, is the current Heisman Trophy favorite per Bovada, leading an impressive field. The folks @BovadaLV sent along early odds for the 2016 Heisman. Oregon's Royce Freeman is 12/1.pic.twitter.com/GyCaKj1B8W — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Five things we learned in the CFB National Championship

The second year of the College Football Playoff era is in the books, and a new champion has been crowned. Nick Saban’s Alabama squad defeated a gritty Clemson Tigers 45-40 in Glendale Monday night. The game itself was exciting, exhilarating and illuminating — it was the Championship game we deserved after the lopsided bowl season we endured. The players balled out, the coaches...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

10 players who shined in the CFB Playoff National Title Game

The college football season has come and gone, but not before we were treated to one of the most thrilling National Championship games in recent memory. Alabama just barely held on to beat Clemson Monday night, 45-40, giving head coach Nick Saban his fourth title as Alabama’s coach in the past seven years and fifth overall in his career. The game was truly college athletics at...
Via Yardbarker
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Saban erupts with tantrum on sideline

Nick Saban is known for keeping his cool most of the time and running a tight ship, but he channeled his inner Jim Harbaugh in the third quarter of Monday’s college football title game. Watching Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers march down the field, the head coach lost his cool as he felt things spiraling out of control. SABAN MAD https://t.co/PQYJiBJUL2 — Kyle Fredrickson...
Via Sportsnaut
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Officials make clock mistake in first half of Alabama-Clemson

We’ll see how much a clock-related mistake by the officials affects the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. You can see the sequence for yourself if you missed it live or wanted another look: Here is the clock mistake. Via @ClippitTV -- technology captures these moments now https://t.co/CoMtciIgl5 — The Student Section (@TheStudentSect) January 12...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Referees hurt Clemson before halftime by not stopping clock

Dabo Swinney was livid with the referees in the National Championship Game on Monday night after they failed to stop the clock following a Clemson first down prior to halftime. Clemson had a 2nd-and-8 from the Alabama 37-yard line with 20 seconds left in the half. Deshaun Watson completed a pass for a first down to the 27. The clock should have stopped with 12 seconds left, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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