In a statement Wednesday, league Commissioner John Swofford said the addition of Louisville along with Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the past year has made the league stronger.
Swinney has guided Clemson to a 10-2 record this year, a #14 ranking in the latest BCS poll and a #14 ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll.
This week Steve Spurrier and Dabo Swinney downplayed their multiple media back-and-forths since the last time USC and Clemson squared off on the football. Click to watch a video summary of the two coaches' most inflammatory comments from the last year.
Clemson made 10-of-12 three-point goals in the opening half to propel the Tigers to a 69-48 victory over UTEP in the second round of the Old Spice Classic at HP Field House. The Tigers, who moved to 3-1 with the victory, will face Marist in the fifth place game on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 11:30 AM.
University of South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors, the league announced today, after scoring in double figures in all three games last week to finish with 13.0 points per game over the stretch. It is the first such recognition of her career.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says his #11 Tigers are looking forward to the challenge when #12 USC comes to Death Valley this Saturday at 7 p.m. Click to watch Swinney's comments on the Palmetto State Showdown after Clemson's 62-48 win over NC State.
With a pair of Gamecocks in double figures, South Carolina stormed past Clemson 64-43 in women's basketball action at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday. The Gamecocks improve to 4-0 on the season for the first time in the Dawn Staley era behind early scoring runs in each half. The South Carolina defense did not allow a Clemson field goal for the first 11 minutes of the game and never looked back in holding the Lady Tigers to 23.9 percent shooting.
For his record-setting performance against NC State, Sunday, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week.
Milton Jennings produced a team-high 15 points to lead Clemson to a 77-44 victory over Presbyterian College at Littlejohn Coliseum in the season opener for both teams on Monday. The Tigers, who won their 28th consecutive season opener, played all 12 active players on their roster and received scoring contributions from 10 of them.