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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tommy Biershenk earned his first trip to the U.S. Open as medalist of the final 36-hole qualifier that was delayed one day by rain.
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.
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.