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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.*
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).
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.
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.