Clemson's Ford Ready To Move On With Raiders

Jacoby Ford is glad he got a clunker of a game out of the way in the preseason. The former Clemson standout had a rather forgettable exhibition opener for the Oakland Raiders. He dropped two passes, was unable to break up an interception on a deep ball from Carson Palmer and muffed a punt for Oakland (tied for No. 23 in the AP Pro32) in a 3-0 loss to Dallas on Monday night.

Sports Illustrated Ranks Clemson Football #14

Sports Illustrated's college football preview hits the newsstands Wednesday. Clemson comes in ranked #14. Senior writer Austin Murphy previewed the Tigers and names Carlos Watkins as their key recruit and Travis Blanks as their breakout player for the 2012 season.

Swinney Sees Good On Both Sides Of The Ball

The Clemson defense forced six interceptions, while safety Rashard Hall recorded three during the Tigers’ situational scrimmage at Memorial Stadium Wednesday morning.

Clemson Coaches Turn Up Pressure On Players

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris says the coaching staff is turning up the heat on the players after Tuesday's preseason practice. Morris says everyone on offense should feel a little uneasy because no one’s job is safe. “It needs to be,” he said. “This isn’t happiness camp. Some of these guys get this in their mind that this could be happiness camp and it’s not that. We are coming out here and we are pushing these guys. We are driving these guys and straining them."

Clemson Two-A-Days Day #2

With just under three weeks to go before 14th-ranked Clemson kicks off the 2012 season against No. 25 Auburn in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, head coach Dabo Swinney says there is still a lot of work to be done. He and his Tigers tried to get a little bit better on Monday morning as they practiced for two-hours under the sun on the practice fields behind Jervey Gymnasium. It was the first of two practices for the Tigers on Monday.

Clemson Hoops Adds BYU Transfer

Damarcus Harrison has joined the Clemson men’s basketball program, Head Coach Brad Brownell announced Monday. Harrison appeared in 30 games as a freshman at Brigham Young University in 2011-12. NCAA rules require a men’s basketball transfer to serve a year in residence, but Clemson plans to file a waiver to allow him to compete immediately.

Tigers Conclude Week With Scrimmage

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.

Swinney Says Tigers Are "On Schedule"

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.

Swinney Pleased As Tigers Practice In Full Pads

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's Proveaux Wins SC Amateur

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.

Watkins Suspended As Tigers Begin Fall Camp

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.

Watkins Named To Hornung Award Watch List

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.

Coaches Team Up For Charity

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 Picked 2nd, Watkins Gets Top Honors

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's Ellington Makes Walker List

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's Coleman Tears Achilles

Clemson guard Devin Coleman could miss most of the 2012-13 basketball season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a conditioning drill.

Clemson's Boyd Makes O'Brien Watch List

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.

Swinney Says Watkins Could Play in Opener

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.

Freeman On Watch List for Outland Trophy

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.


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