Both South Carolina and Clemson made the final USA TODAY end of the season Top 25 baseball coaches poll.
Sammy Watkins, Tajh Boyd and Chandler Catanzaro have all been named to preseason All-America teams released so far by various college football publications. Nationally recognized publications by Phil Steele, USA Today, Athlon, Lindy's and Sporting News have released their All-America and all-conference teams.
Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame has undergone additional surgery on his left leg that he believes will get him to the court quicker next fall.
Clemson placed five players on the 2013 All-ACC Academic baseball team, released on Monday. The five selections tied for second-most in the ACC behind Florida State, who had six selections. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA during his academic career.
Former Clemson standout George Kitchens continued the momentum he built from the 2012 season which saw him earn a spot in the London Olympics on Sunday by winning the USA Championship in the men’s long jump on Sunday in Des Moines, IA. His victory was the first USA Outdoor crown for a former Clemson men’s track & field athlete since Shawn Crawford captured the 200 dash at the 2009 meet.
Former Clemson standout Brianna Rollins, running in her first professional meet, ran to an American record in the 100 hurdles on Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, IA. She raced to a time of 12.26, breaking Gail Devers’ record of 12.33 that had stood since 2000. Rollins won the USA crown, only the second in history for a Tiger female in any event.
Clemson rising freshman Ashlan Ramsey won the WWGA National Amateur Championship on Saturday at Dayton Country Club in Dayton, OH. Ramsey won five rounds of match play throughout the week en route to Saturday’s championship match, in which she defeated Jenna Hauge, a rising junior at Ball State.
Legendary coaches Bill Wilhelm and Danny Ford will be inducted into the Clemson Athletics Ring of Honor this fall. Both will be recognized at a Clemson home football game this season. Wilhelm, who will be inducted posthumously, also will be honored at a Clemson baseball game next spring.
The home radio booth at Clemson Memorial Stadium will be named in honor of Jim Phillips at a home football game this fall. Phillips was the “Voice of the Tigers” for 35 years between 1968 and 2003. He died suddenly the Monday after broadcasting the Clemson vs. Furman game in Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2003.
Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich has been named to an Athletic Director Advisory Group to the NCAA leadership by NCAA President Mark Emmert. Radakovich, who is in his first year at Clemson, was one of 10 named to the committee. This ad hoc group will meet periodically with NCAA leadership to provide feedback and perspective on issues affecting Division I athletics.
Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney released a statement Thursday on the vandalism done to Howard's Rock.
Howard's Rock, the iconic fixture Clemson players rub prior to running down the hill during the football team's entrance into Memorial Stadium, was vandalized sometime June 2 or June 3. A small portion of The Rock was broken off of its pedestal after vandals broke the casing that protects the artifact.
Clemson redshirt junior Brianna Rollins has been named National Women's Track Athlete of the Year for the 2013 outdoor season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday. Arizona high jumper Brigetta Barrett was named the organization's National Women's Field Athlete of the Year.
Former Clemson All-Americans Lucas Glover and Kyle Stanley will compete in the 113th United States Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA this week. It will be the eighth US Open for Glover, more than any other former Clemson golfer, and the fourth for Stanley, who is just 25 years old. The tournament begins Thursday at the par 70 course that is outside Philadelphia, PA.
Clemson redshirt junior Brianna Rollins dazzled the Historic Hayward Field crowd for a second time this week as she ran to another collegiate record in the 100 hurdles on Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She blew away the field to a time of 12.39, one of the top times in history by an American athlete, to lead Clemson's women to a ninth-place team finish. It was the program's third straight top-10 finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Senior righthander Scott Firth (Buffalo Grove, IL) was selected in the 19th round of the Major League Draft on Saturday. He was taken with the #559 overall pick by the Colorado Rockies.
Clemson superstar Brianna Rollins earned her second collegiate record of the 2013 season in Thursday’s 100 hurdles semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, OR. The Miami, FL native and red-shirt junior rolled to a time of 12.47, eclipsing Ginnie Powell’s record of 12.48 that had stood since 2006. Rollins was one of four Tigers to advance to national finals on day two, including three in the high hurdles alone.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced all schools' football rotating crossover opponents through the year 2024. For the foreseeable future, all ACC schools will play an eight-game conference schedule composed of six games against division teams, a permanent crossover division game and a rotating crossover game.
Former Clemson basketball coach Cliff Ellis and former Tiger football standout Brentson Buckner highlight the new Clemson Hall of Fame class announced Tuesday.
Liberty built an early lead and held on to eliminate Clemson with a 3-1 victory in game five of the NCAA Columbia Regional on Sunday afternoon at Carolina Stadium.
Bolstered by junior Steve Wilkerson's two home runs, Clemson (40-21) defeated Saint Louis (41-21) 10-2 in Game 3 of the NCAA Columbia Regional at Carolina Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Behind a string of 17-straight retired batters by junior right handed pitcher Josh Richardson, Liberty defeated Clemson 8-3 on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the 2013 NCAA Columbia Regional at Carolina Stadium. The win is Liberty’s first NCAA post season victory since 2000 and second all-time.
The Clemson baseball team shared their thoughts Thursday on their NCAA Regional opener against Liberty. The Tigers will face Liberty on Friday at 1 p.m. at Carolina Stadium.
The Columbia Regional will have two familiar teams with the Gamecocks being the top seed as the hosts and in-state rival Clemson receiving the two seed for the regional. The other two seeds go to Liberty, the third seed, and to St. Louis as the four seed. Regional play will begin this Friday, May 31st, with Carolina taking on St. Louis and Clemson playing Liberty. The winner of the Columbia Regional will play the winner of the Chapel Hill Regional in the Super Regional.
Sophomore Garrett Boulware (Anderson, SC) was named to the All-ACC Tournament team as the catcher, announced on Sunday afternoon.