Clemson

Tigers Conclude Week With Scrimmage

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.

Swinney Says Tigers Are "On Schedule"

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.

Swinney Pleased As Tigers Practice In Full Pads

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's Proveaux Wins SC Amateur

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.

Watkins Suspended As Tigers Begin Fall Camp

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.

Watkins Named To Hornung Award Watch List

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.

Coaches Team Up For Charity

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 Picked 2nd, Watkins Gets Top Honors

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's Ellington Makes Walker List

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's Coleman Tears Achilles

Clemson guard Devin Coleman could miss most of the 2012-13 basketball season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a conditioning drill.

Clemson's Boyd Makes O'Brien Watch List

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.

Swinney Says Watkins Could Play in Opener

Dabo Swinney said star wide receiver Sammy Watkins is doing everything he must and more to regain the trust of his coaches and teammates. Swinney promised after Watkins arrest there would be punishment, but says he’s still a couple of weeks away from announcing if Watkins will miss any or all of Clemson’s opener against 2010 national champion Auburn at the Georgia Dome.

Freeman On Watch List for Outland Trophy

Clemson first-team All-ACC center Dalton Freeman has been named to the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List. The Outland Trophy has been presented since 1946 by the Football Writers Association and is given to the top lineman in college football.

Clemson's Mayberry Loses Cancer Battle

Bob Mayberry, a starting offensive tackle on Clemson’s 1982 ACC Championship team and a top reserve on the school’s 1981 National Championship team, died Tuesday morning after a bout with cancer. He was 51-years-old.

Three Tigers Named to Maxwell Watch List

Senior running back Andre Ellington, junior quarterback Tajh Boyd and sophomore wide receiver Sammy Watkins are all on the preseason Watch List for the 2012 Maxwell Award. The award is presented each year to the top player in college football.

ACC Signs 12-Year Deal With Orange Bowl

The ACC on Tuesday announced a 12-year agreement with the bowl beginning after the 2014 season and said details on the opponent and broadcast partner would come later.

Clemson's Kitchens Qualifies For Olympics

Former Clemson All-American George Kitchens became the first athlete with ties to Clemson track & field to qualify for the Team USA squad headed to London, England this summer for the Olympic Games. Kitchens, who jumped for the Tigers from 2002-05, surpassed the “A” standard for London with a personal best jump of 26’11.25” on his third attempt Sunday at Oregon’s Hayward Field and finished in third place at the Olympic Trials.

Swinney Signs 3-Year Contract Extension

Clemson Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips announced Thursday that Head Coach Dabo Swinney has agreed in principle to a three-year contract extension that will keep him as leader of the Tigers program through the 2017 season.

Clemson's Kieboom and Brady Drafted

Junior catcher Spencer Kieboom (Marietta, GA) and junior righthander Kevin Brady (Gaithersburg, MD) were selected on day-two of the Major League Draft on Tuesday. Kieboom was a fifth-round pick ( #174 overall) of the Washington Nationals, while Brady was a 10th-round pick (#338 overall) of the Philadelphia Phillies. They joined corner infielder Richie Shaffer, who was a first-round pick of the Rays on Monday, as the three Tigers chosen on the first two days (rounds 1-10) of the MLB draft.

Tampa Bay Takes Clemson's Shaffer #25

Junior corner infielder Richie Shaffer (Charlotte, NC) was selected in the first round of the Major League draft on Monday night. Shaffer was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays with the #25 overall pick. He became the first-ever Tiger drafted by the Rays.

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