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Clemson Hoops Hosts Winthrop

Clemson (1-0) vs. Winthrop (1-0) Date: Monday, Nov. 14 Tipoff: 7:04 p.m. Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color) TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Dan Bonner-color) • Clemson and Winthrop renew its in-state series for the first time since 2011-12. The Tigers have won nine of 10 meetings against the Eagles.

Watson Has Knee Sprain, Listed Day-To-Day

Head Coach Dabo Swinney received good news from his medical staff Sunday night. Freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson and senior offensive guard David Beasley do not have major injuries and could return this season. Watson has a sprained LCL and a bone bruise, while Beasley was diagnosed with Patellar tendon inflammation. Both were injured in Clemson’s loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday. Watson went out in the first quarter with Clemson ahead 3-0. “We received some great news tonight,” said Swinney. “Both players are not seriously injured, something we feared Saturday. They are listed day-to-day and their status will be evaluated later this week.”

D'Angelo Leads USC To NCAA Win Over Clemson

South Carolina senior goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo delivered two saves in a nail-biting round of PKs to propel the No.3 seeded Gamecocks (13-5-4) past Clemson (13-3-3) and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A defensive struggle yielded a 0-0 tie after 110 minutes of play, and South Carolina rose to the challenge in the shootout.

Clemson Crushes FAMU In Season Opener 86-41

Behind a balanced scoring attack featuring five players in double figures, Clemson won its season opener Friday over Florida A&M by a score of 86-41. The Tigers won their 29th consecutive season opener and did it efficiently, posting 21 assists versus only five turnovers.

Tigers Make It To ACC Soccer Finals

The Clemson men’s soccer team advanced to the final of the ACC Tournament 5-4 in penalty kicks over No. 2 and defending national champion Notre Dame Friday night. This is the second consecutive match that the Tigers have advanced by penalty kicks in.

Clemson Hoops Officially Adds Two Prospects

Two prospects have signed national letters of intent with the Clemson men’s basketball program. Head coach Brad Brownell and his staff added Ty Hudson, a 6-foot-1 guard from Mableton, Ga., and Legend Robertin, a 7-foot junior college center originally from London, England.

Rodriguez Receives Armed Forces Merit Award

Daniel Rodriguez, a senior wide receiver and special-teams player at Clemson, is the third recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award, presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Coordinated by the staff at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the FWAA was created in June 2012 “to honor an individual and/or a group with a military background and/or involvement that has an impact within the realm of college football.”

USC & Clemson Women Set For NCAA Showdown

The South Carolina women’s soccer team earned its seventh trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last eight years when the 64-team field was announced Monday afternoon. The No. 3 seed Gamecocks will host the first round of the tournament, welcoming Clemson to Stone Stadium on Friday at 6 p.m.

Gallman Earns ACC Weekly Honors

Clemson freshman running back Wayne Gallman has been named ACC Rookie of the Week. Gallman gained 149 yards from scrimmage in Clemson’s 34-20 win at Wake Forest on November 6.

Clemson Wins Big In Exhibition Over Anderson

The men’s basketball team held Anderson to just eight field goals and a .157 shooting percentage in Clemson’s 62-36 exhibition victory in Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday. The Tigers held the Trojans without a field goal for a 16:37 stretch that spanned the break, and saw the defense force 19 straight misses.

Tigers Tip Off Season Against Anderson

The men’s basketball program will hold its only public exhibition Saturday at 5 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson hosts Anderson University, with admission free of charge. The game follows the women’s exhibition against Georgia State College and University at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale for the regular season at ClemsonTigers.com or by calling 1-800-CLEMSON. The Tigers open the regular season at home on Friday, Nov. 14 against Florida A&M.

Watson Available Again For Clemson

Injured quarterback Deshaun Watson is healthy enough to return for No. 19 Clemson, although Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says he might not use the freshman against Wake Forest on Thursday night.

Beasley Makes Cut For Lombardi Award

Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is one of 12 semifinalists for the 2014 Lombardi Award. The honor goes to the top lineman or linebacker in college football and will be presented December 10 in Houston, Texas.

ACC Narrows Down Clemson-Ga Tech Game Time

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and TV networks for its football games of Nov. 15. Saturday, Nov. 15 Clemson at Georgia Tech, Six Day Option Will be either Noon or 3:30p.m., and will be televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.*

Spiller In Good Spirits Despite Injury

C.J. Spiller's spirits are high even though the Buffalo Bills running back says it's too early to determine whether his surgically repaired collarbone will be healed before the end of the season.

USC Women Set Season Opener Game Time

South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley announced today the start time for her team’s season opener against Southern Cal. The Gamecocks and Trojans are set to open the season on Sat., Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena in a game to be broadcast by SEC Network +, only on WatchESPN through participating TV providers. The two teams had held off announcing the start time until the kickoff time for the Gamecocks’ football game at Florida had been released (Noon, SEC Network).

Beasley Makes Bednarik Award Cut

Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the 2014 Bednarik Award. The award is presented each year by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia to the top defensive player in the nation. It is named in honor of former NFL Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik.

Watkins NFL Rookie Of The Month

Former Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins has been named NFL Rookie of the Month for October. The NFL made the announcement on Friday. Watkins, the first member of the Buffalo Bills to earn NFL Rookie of the Month honors, led all rookies in receptions with 19 and reception yards with 366 in October. He tied for the lead in reception touchdowns among rookies with his former Clemson teammate Martavis Bryant of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Swinney 1 of 13 Coaches Up For Dodd Award

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney is one of 13 coaches included on the watch list for the 2014 Dodd Trophy, as announced by officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Friday.

Pinion Makes Ray Guy Award Watch List

Clemson punter Bradley Pinion has been named to the list of 2014 Ray Guy Award nominees. The announcement was made Friday by the Augusta Sports Council, which sponsors the award that is presented to the top punter in college football.

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