CLEMSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clemson students will not pay for football student tickets next season

Ahead of what promises to be another title-contending season for the Clemson football team, the school said it is tabling a proposal that would have charged university students a fee for sitting in the lower level of Memorial Stadium. The proposal would have given students the option to buy season tickets for guaranteed lower level seating for a fee of $225. Students wanting to...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clemson 2016 schedule preview: N.C. State stuck in the middle class

CLEMSON — When you hear about Florida State and Clemson and how far they’ve separated themselves from the rest of the ACC, particularly in terms of the Atlantic Division, look no further than the middle part of the Tigers’ 2016 schedule for proof.

Clemson 2016 opponent preview: S.C. State solid among its peers, but Tigers unbeaten by FCS foes

CLEMSON — Last year, Clemson hit the Big 3-0. (Did you get them a Hallmark card?)

Clemson 2016 opponent preview: Troy concludes Tigers' Tour de Alabama

CLEMSON — When Memorial Stadium opens its gates to host a Clemson football game for the first time since Nov. 21, the Tigers will either be looking to win the best-of-three series against the state of Alabama or avoid a sweep.

Why The Clemson Offense Will Live Up To The Hype

The day after Alabama won the national championship in January, a rare excitement pulsed through the world of college football. In Alabama's last three championship games combined, Nick Saban's defense had allowed a grand total of 35 points. But Clemson scored 40 on them. Going into the game, Alabama had allowed only 256.7 yards-per-game. But Clemson racked up 550 yards....
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson 2016 opponent preview: Auburn has struggled since magical '13 run

CLEMSON — The head coach of Clemson and the head coach of Auburn were idly chatting at midfield of the Georgia Dome, as their teams warmed up for an all-Tigers tussle in the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic on Sept. 1, 2012.

Deshaun Watson limiting fall class time to focus on football

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the top signal-callers in the nation and in the discussion to be one of the top picks in the 2017 NFL Draft if he forgoes his final year of eligibility. Before he gets to that point in his career, however, Watson has to get through what could be his final season with the Clemson Tigers. He doesn’t want any distractions on his plate...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former college baseball player buried $2 million of drug money on his farm

In what sounds like a story out of Breaking Bad, a former Clemson and Citadel college baseball had almost $2 million in cash and property seized from a South Carolina farm; assets that came from the sale of drugs. Bradley Lewis Felder — the 27-year-old former college baseball player — and his friend Everette “Rhett” Carter Berry accepted guilty pleas on charges, which included...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker Mayfield not impressed with Clemson

The Oklahoma Sooners advanced to the College Football Playoff where they met with the Clemson Tigers, their second consecutive meeting in the postseason. Despite the Tigers blowing out the Sooners, once again, quarterback Baker Mayfield did not seem to impressed with the ACC champions. He spoke with Athlon Sports in their preview of the 2016 college football season about playing...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Clemson Football’s toughest opponent in 2016?

As we hit a lull in the football season here during the summer before the new recruits show up on June 19th it has become a bit quiet regarding the football team. Most Clemson eyes are currently looking over in Durham, NC while coach Monte Lee and the baseball team try to secure enough wins to be a regional host in the first round and planning our trips for that event. The best...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: Which team with a ton of pre-season hype will be a paper tiger?

Our ongoing discussion of college football continues today with our second roundtable of the week. This spring and summer, the cast of writers here at the Student Section will discuss what’s going to happen on the gridiron this fall. Yesterday, we discussed which head coach you would pick if you had to win one game. Today, we discuss teams that look like they are ranked way too...
Via The Student Section
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kirk Herbstreit picks Clemson over FSU because of Deshaun Watson

Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the top players in the country going into the 2016 college football season. It certainly seems like everyone has a lot of confidence in his abilities and last year’s national runner-up’s chances moving forward. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit was asked who he thinks would win in a hypothetical Clemson vs. Florida State matchup. Herbie...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Dabo Swinney goes ‘Undercover Boss’ at Clemson facility

The Clemson Tigers are in the middle of building a new football operations facility on campus and it should be ready just after the 2016 college football season. Naturally, head coach Dabo Swinney decided to have a little fun and pranked construction workers to get an early look at the new facility. Swinney is obviously a big fan of the popular CBS television show “Undercover...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Logan Rudolph commits to Clemson in hilarious way

Three-star defensive end Logan Rudolph has yet to take the field to begin his collegiate career, but he is already making some major waves in the college football world. On Friday night, Rudolph, a Northwestern High School (SC) standout, announced his commitment to the Clemson Tigers, but he did so in a hilarious way. Rather than sending out a simple tweet with his decision, Rudolph...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 07, 2016  |  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
April 12, 2016  |  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
April 12, 2016  |  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

Former Clemson star Tajh Boyd to speak at John Kasich rally

The 2016 presidential election cycle moves on to Nevada and South Carolina in the next few weeks, and one former college football star from the Palmetto State is engaging in political process today. Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd will be speaking at a John Kasich rally in Mauldin, SC today. Today Clemson star @TajhB10 will help Gov. Kasich get revved up at a pre-debate rally...
Via College Spun
February 13, 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

Report: No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary to take official visit to Clemson

We won’t know where Rashan Gary, the nation’s top football recruit, will attend college until National Signing Day, but Clemson is in the running and will have him on campus for his final official visit. Earlier Tuesday, Gary’s mother said that the family would decide whether to visit Alabama or Clemson, and it appears that Clemson won out. #STRecruiting:Rashan Gary's mom...
Via College Spun
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney offers scholarship to son of former teammate

Scholarships in college football are very valuable. Each team only has 85 to give out at a time, and a few recruiting misses can result in serious depth and roster balance issues. None of that prevented Clemson’s Dabo Swinney from doing something very cool for the son of one of his former teammates at Alabama, fullback Kevin Turner, who was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago. ...
Via College Spun
January 25, 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
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