Up four with just 11 minutes to play, Clemson outscored VMI 32-6 the rest of the way in an 80-50 win over the Keydets at Littlejohn Coliseum on Monday. The Tigers finished the non-conference portion of the regular season with a 9-3 record. VMI dropped to 6-6 with the loss.
Clemson held its first practice in Miami, FL on Monday in preparation for Friday night’s Discover Orange Bowl game against sixth-ranked Ohio State. The Tigers and Buckeyes are meeting for just the second time, the first time since the 1978 Gator Bowl.
Clemson is ranked #21 in Collegiate Baseball’s 2014 preseason poll, released on Friday. Cal State Fullerton is atop the Collegiate Baseball poll, followed by #2 Mississippi State, #3 Louisiana State, #4 Oregon State, and #5 Florida State.
Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley has been named a first-team All-American by USA Today and receiver Sammy Watkins has been named to the second-team.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier truly likes Clemson's Dabo Swinney. The Gamecocks coach also likes the mutual respect coming from both sides of the Palmetto State's biggest rivalry.