Clemson remained alive in the 2012 NCAA Columbia Regional with a 5-3 victory over Coastal Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Carolina Stadium. With the victory, the Tigers (35-27) advance to face rival South Carolina today in game six at 4:34 p.m. on ESPNU. The Chanticleers are eliminated and wrap up their season with a 42-19 record.
USC, Clemson, Coastal Carolina and Manhattan all practiced at Carolina Stadium Thursday in preparation for this weekend's Columbia NCAA Regional. Clemson will open up play Friday at noon against Coastal. The Gamecocks will play Manhattan at 4 p.m.
Four Tigers were named First or Second-Team All-ACC in 2012. Senior designated hitter Phil Pohl and junior third-baseman Richie Shaffer were both named First-Team All-ACC, while junior outfielder Thomas Brittle and sophomore second-baseman Steve Wilkerson were named Second-Team All-ACC. The team was compiled by a vote of the 12 ACC head coaches.
Former Clemson wide receiver Brian Wofford died Friday morning when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in an accident in Moore, SC. Wofford, 34, was struck by an automobile at the intersection of Reidville Road and Plateau Street near Highway 417 at 11:15 AM.
Mike Bellamy, the second leading rusher on Clemson's 2011 ACC Championship team, will not return to Clemson for the 2012 season. The freshman from Nocatee, FL has been ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester and plans to enter a junior college this summer.
Top-ranked Florida State pounded out 16 hits en route to a 9-5 win over Clemson in front of 4,965 fans in the second game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Monday night. The Seminoles, who clinched the ACC Atlantic Division title win the victory, improved to 41-11 overall and 22-5 in the ACC. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, fell to 31-21 overall and 16-11 in ACC play.
Clemson scored nine combined runs in the first four innings and held on for a 9-7 victory over #1 Florida State in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Monday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 31-20 overall and 16-10 in the ACC. The Seminoles fell to 40-11 overall and 21-5 in ACC play. Clemson's 31st win of the year also assured the Tigers of a final winning record for the 48th consecutive season and a final non-losing record for the 55th straight year.
Former Clemson and Spring Valley standout Jonathan Byrd shot a final round of even par to finish the Players Championship six under par. That earned him a tie for 12th and almost $200,000 in prize money. Matt Kuchar won the Players by two shots finishing 13 under.
Both Carolina and Clemson were rained out Sunday. USC will not make up its series finale against Georgia. Clemson will try to make up Sunday's rain out with a doubleheader against #1 Florida St Monday. The first game will start at 1 p.m. on ESPNU. Game two is set for 6 p.m. on ESPNU.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Clemson vs. Florida State baseball game scheduled for Sunday at 6:30 PM is now scheduled for a 1:00 PM start on Sunday. The two teams are still scheduled to conclude the series on Monday at 6:00 PM on ESPNU.
Tampa Bay defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has torn his right Achilles tendon during an offseason workout and will undergo surgery. The second-year pro out of Clemson was a second-round pick in the 2011 draft. He started six of his 16 games as a rookie, finishing with 25 tackles.
he Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have extended their television deal through the 2026-27 season. The ACC and the network announced the extension Wednesday. A person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press that it's worth $3.6 billion over the 15 years. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because financial terms weren't released when the two sides announced the deal.
Clemson scored the final seven runs, capped by Richie Shaffer's walkoff homer in the 10th inning, in its 9-8 victory over Tennessee Tech at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers improved to 29-20, while the Golden Eagles dropped to 19-28.
College of Charleston took advantage of three Tiger errors to score two unearned runs, which proved to be the difference in the Cougars' 4-2 victory over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Monday afternoon. The Cougars improved to 32-15 on the season and won their first contest against the Tigers in 24 all-time meetings. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, fell to 28-20.
Behind 13 hits and 7.0 scoreless innings pitched from starter Kevin Pohle, Clemson defeated College of Charleston 12-3 in front of 4,382 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday night. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 28-19, while the Cougars dropped to 31-15. Clemson also upped its all-time record against College of Charleston to 23-0.
Virginia Tech has chosen James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as its men's basketball coach. A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Monday that Johnson will replace Greenberg after serving as his assistant for five years. Johnson left Virginia Tech on April 19 to take a similar job at Clemson.