Clemson will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 19 at Clemson Memorial Stadium. All Clemson players and Coach Swinney will be available for autographs beginning at 3:00 p.m. The session will last for two hours.
Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney says there is no separation right now at left guard or right tackle, but he is pleased with the progress David Beasley and Shaq Anthony have made on the offensive line.
The Tigers are coming off a season in which their defense ranked 71st in the country in total defense. Clemson's defense also allowed 30 points per game.
Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney called his team together after the normal pre-practice walk-through and flex segments and addressed the team.
Jacoby Ford is glad he got a clunker of a game out of the way in the preseason. The former Clemson standout had a rather forgettable exhibition opener for the Oakland Raiders. He dropped two passes, was unable to break up an interception on a deep ball from Carson Palmer and muffed a punt for Oakland (tied for No. 23 in the AP Pro32) in a 3-0 loss to Dallas on Monday night.
Sports Illustrated's college football preview hits the newsstands Wednesday. Clemson comes in ranked #14. Senior writer Austin Murphy previewed the Tigers and names Carlos Watkins as their key recruit and Travis Blanks as their breakout player for the 2012 season.
The Clemson defense forced six interceptions, while safety Rashard Hall recorded three during the Tigers’ situational scrimmage at Memorial Stadium Wednesday morning.
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris says the coaching staff is turning up the heat on the players after Tuesday's preseason practice. Morris says everyone on offense should feel a little uneasy because no one’s job is safe. “It needs to be,” he said. “This isn’t happiness camp. Some of these guys get this in their mind that this could be happiness camp and it’s not that. We are coming out here and we are pushing these guys. We are driving these guys and straining them."
With just under three weeks to go before 14th-ranked Clemson kicks off the 2012 season against No. 25 Auburn in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, head coach Dabo Swinney says there is still a lot of work to be done. He and his Tigers tried to get a little bit better on Monday morning as they practiced for two-hours under the sun on the practice fields behind Jervey Gymnasium. It was the first of two practices for the Tigers on Monday.
Damarcus Harrison has joined the Clemson men’s basketball program, Head Coach Brad Brownell announced Monday. Harrison appeared in 30 games as a freshman at Brigham Young University in 2011-12. NCAA rules require a men’s basketball transfer to serve a year in residence, but Clemson plans to file a waiver to allow him to compete immediately.
The scrimmage concluded Clemson’s first full week of preseason work. The Tigers will take Sunday off, then resume on Monday with a pair of workouts.
The bad news for the Clemson Tigers Thursday was that weather moved them indoors for nearly the entire two-and-half hour practice. The good news, they still got a lot of work done.
Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney saw exactly what he wanted to see as his Tigers ventured out to the practice fields Wednesday behind the Jervey Athletic Center in full pads for the first time in fall camp.
Pelion native Cody Proveaux, who will begin classes at Clemson in two weeks, won the South Carolina Amateur Golf Championship in near record fashion on Sunday. Proveaux shot a two under par 68 in the final round to finish with a 72-hole score of 267. His gross score was the second best ever in the 81-year history of the event.
Clemson sophomore receiver Sammy Watkins has been suspended for the first two games of the 2012 season by Head Coach Dabo Swinney. The suspension is the result of his arrest this past May.
Clemson All-American receiver Sammy Watkins has been named to the Hornung Award Watch List for 2012. The honor is named after former Notre Dame Heisman Trophy (1956) winner Paul Hornung and is presented to the top all-purpose player in college football.
Three members of Clemson’s 2012 senior men’s basketball class signed professional contracts to play in Europe in 2012-13.
Daniel Rodriguez is as proud of fulfilling a promise to a friend as he's been of his decorated military career.
Clemson basketball assistant Mike Winiecki has been promoted to associate head coach by Brad Brownell.
College head football coaches from around the state of South Carolina gathered in Columbia Tuesday night to raise money for charity. Tim Hill has the story from the Tuesday ABC Columbia News at 11.
Clemson sophomore wide receiver Sammy Watkins (Fort Myers, Fla.), who set ACC single-season freshman records for receptions (82), reception yardage (1,219) and receiving touchdowns (12), was the choice for Preseason Player of the Year.
Clemson running back Andre Ellington has been named to the 2012 Doak Walker Award Watch List. Ellington was Clemson’s leading rusher last year with 1,178 yards and he has 2,355 career yards entering this year, more than any other active ACC player.
Clemson has cancelled football future, home-and-home football series with Mississippi and Oklahoma State.
Clemson guard Devin Coleman could miss most of the 2012-13 basketball season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a conditioning drill.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named to the Davey O’Brien Award Watch List on Wednesday. The O’Brien Award is presented each year to the top quarterback in college football.