Dabo Swinney spoke to his players about NBA star Michael Jordan and how he lived up to expectations in packed stadiums whether it was the season opener or a meaningless late-season game. Swinney wants the Tigers (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to carry the same mentality into North Carolina State (5-5, 2-4) on Saturday.
With the annual state championship rivalry less than two weeks away, both Carolina and Clemson football are in the top 12 in the new BCS standings. Clemson moves up two spots to #7 after clinching the ACC Atlantic Division title with a win over Wake Forest. USC moves up one spot to #12 after beating Florida in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
Andre Young scored 19 points, Tanner Smith had a career-high 14 rebounds and Clemson won its 27th straight season opener with a 65-44 victory over Gardner-Webb on Friday night. The game was tied at 29 at halftime, but the Tigers pulled away from the Bulldogs (0-1) in the second half behind the play of their senior backcourt duo of Young and Smith.
Irmo stand-out, Jordan Roper will play basketball next season with Clemson. Roper is a 6-foot guard with 1,219 career points. Roper, who was the Midland's 4A player of the year in 2011, led his Irmo team last season to a 27-3 record and a 4A state championship.
CLEMSON, S.C. (WOLO) -- The Clemson Tigers are ranked 9th in the latest BCS Standings, but after suffering its first loss of the season a week and a half ago at Georgia Tech, national title hopes are getting a bit more fuzzy. However hopes are still alive for an ACC Atlantic Division Title.
Georgia Tech's Tevin Washington rushed for 176 yards -- the most ever by a Yellow Jackets quarterback -- and broke the two longest runs of his career, leading a 31-17 upset of No. 6 Clemson that likely snuffed out the Tigers' national title hopes Saturday night.
After Clemson's 59-38 victory over North Carolina on Saturday, Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney celebrated the victory with his players by dancing in the locker room. Clemson officials have told ABC Columbia its not the first time Swinney has done this, and probably not the last.
Clemson's ACC match-up at Georgia Tech this Saturday will air on ABC Columbia at 8 p.m. Saturday. Sunday, the Tigers (8-0) moved up to #5 in the new BCS standings and senior Kourtnei Brown was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week after scoring two touchdowns against North Carolina.
The editors and writers at SI.com have announced its 2011 midseason All-American team. Four Clemson Tigers and one South Carolina Gamecock represented the first and second team.
At Tuesday's weekly press conference, the Tigers addressed their new BCS ranking, but said it will not affect this week's preparation for North Carolina. Standout sophomore quarterback Tajh Boyd says last week's game at Maryland was a good reminder that the #7 Tigers can be beaten be any ACC team any given Saturday.
The time has been set for the Clemson at Georgia Tech football game to be played on Saturday, October 29 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA. The game is set to kick off at 8:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The television network will be announced following the games of October 22.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for a touchdown and ran for another as the Tigers continued their best start in 11 years with a 36-14 victory over Boston College on Saturday. But Boyd had to leave the field in the third quarter with his injury, the severity of which remains unknown -- along with Boyd's status for next week at Maryland.