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Clemson’s re-tooled defense playing like ‘one of the best’

Clemson safety Tanner Muse politely answered all the offseason questions from friends and fans about Clemson’s revamped defense. Now, he sees the fourth-ranked Tigers’ loudest responses are coming on the …


Undefeated Clemson not bothered by slide from No. 1

Clemson keeps winning but has dropped from first to fourth in the poll. Its coaches and players don’t seem bothered in the least.


Clemson’s dominance provides lift for struggling ACC

Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference – and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the …


FSU-Clemson matchup tops ACC’s Week 7 schedule

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 7:


No. 2 Clemson say they’ve been here before after close call

Clemson has taken a step back in the rankings and many of the Tigers are saying that’s not a bad thing. The second-ranked Tigers slipped from their perch atop the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

AP Top 25: Alabama jumps to No. 1 after Clemson’s close call

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call with …


No. 1 Clemson comfortable building depth, not player resumes

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows sitting and watching when the Tigers have big leads is no way to win a Heisman Trophy. It is, he said, it is a way …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Top 25 football: No. 2 Alabama beats South Carolina in SEC opener

Tua Tagovailoa threw for a career-high 444 yards and tied his personal best with five touchdowns to help No. 2 Alabama open Southeastern Conference play with a 47-23 victory over …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Week 3 college football preview: No ranked matchups but plenty of intrigue

For the second time in three years, there isn’t a game in which ranked teams face each other, but there are still some interesting matchups as the season enters its …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Top 25 roundup: No. 7 Michigan escapes with 24-21 2OT win over Army

Jake Moody made a 43-yard field goal and No. 7 Michigan forced and recovered a fumble to hold on for a 24-21 double-overtime victory over Army on Saturday in Ann …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Jonathan Taylor scores 4 times, No. 19 Wisconsin routs South Florida 49-0

Taking up where he left off a year ago, when he lead the nation with 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns, Taylor scored on runs of 37 and 38 yards.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Top 25 college football: Travis Etienne leads No. 1 Clemson to 16th straight win

Travis Etienne ran for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns, including one from 90 yards out, and No. 1 Clemson overpowered Georgia Tech 52-14 Thursday night in Clemson, South …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Clemson football flagged for 8 secondary NCAA violations

Clemson’s national championship football program was flagged for eight secondary NCAA infractions in the past year ending July 1st. The athletic department self-reported 14 NCAA violations in the period from …


Clemson confident CFP drug suspensions were outlier

Clemson officials are confident the athletic department’s practices and policies will prevent a repeat of the failed performance-enhancing drug tests that led to the suspension of three players before last …


Dominant Clemson, Alabama sit atop college football throne

Clemson and Alabama have dominated college football and their run looks to continue. The reigning champion Tigers and Crimson Tide have combined to win four straight national titles with matching …


Clemson needs to fill major holes on defensive line

Clemson has several holes to fill on defense after its second national football championship in three years. The Tigers have lost seven starters from the team that defeated Alabama 44-16 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Clemson, hoops assistant parts ways amid corruption trial

Clemson has parted ways with longtime assistant men’s basketball coach Steve Smith. His voice is on a federal wiretap that was played at the ongoing college corruption trial. Clemson officials …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signs largest college football contract ever

Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history. University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal …


Top 25 roundup: After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Clemson’s offensive coordinators join million-dollar club

Clemson’s co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott have received raises to now make $1 million a year. Several Clemson football assistants and staffers earned raises approved by the school’s …


Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump’s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Alabama, Clemson lead too early 2019 top 25 college football rankings, Washington State projected 24th

Now that the 2018 college football season has come to a close, here are my 2019 never-too-early top 25 college football rankings.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Suspended Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL

Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is going to the NFL. The junior lineman became the third defensive starter for Clemson’s national championship team to give up their eligibility to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Wrapping up 2018 with eye toward 2019

Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone?


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Clemson rolls Tide, wins second national championship in three years

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

Alabama-Clemson IV, the third meeting with the national championship on the line, will be played Monday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Tide vs. Tigers might be getting …


Top 25 Capsules: Zion Williamson leads No. 1 Duke past Clemson, 87-68

Freshman Zion Williamson had 25 points, 10 rebounds and a spectacular 360-degree dunk, and No. 1 Duke beat Clemson 87-68 on Saturday night in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

Clemson QB Switch: Tigers thrived after Trevor Lawrence’s promotion

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence earned the starting job over senior Kelly Bryant on the field and not in the staff meeting rooms.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

Playoff games between Clemson and Alabama that determine college football’s champions have become as regular an occurrence in the winter as Golden State-Cleveland NBA Finals matchups are each spring.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Tickets for College Football Playoff title game between Alabama, Clemson available for cheap

Tickets for the CFP title game between Alabama and Clemson have never been cheaper.