Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said suspended receiver Joe Craig will return to practice Thursday, but could face additional penalties, including suspension from games.
Clemson center Dalton Freeman says the Tigers have worked hard this preseason to learn the fast-paced offense of new coordinator Chad Morris. The Tigers went from scoring a school record 436 points in 2009 to averaging about a touchdown less last fall in a 6-7 season. That was Clemson's first losing mark since 1998.
Clemson held its fifth practice of the preseason, but its first in full gear on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers worked for two-and-a-half hours under a hot sun, but with comfortable humidity. The Tigers are preparing for the season opener against Troy on September 3.
Clemson Baseball Head Coach Jack Leggett signed a new five-year contract, Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips announced on Friday. Leggett, who has served as head coach for 18 seasons (1994-11), signed a contract that will run through the 2016 season. It represents a two-year extension from his previous contract.
University of South Carolina head women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley and assistant coach Nikki McCray are among the six inductees to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012 as announced by the organization at halftime of the WNBA All-Star game today.
Former Clemson standout Kyle Stanley just missed his first PGA Tour Win at the John Deere Classic. Steve Stricker sank a 25-foot putt from off the 18th green Sunday to win the John Deere Classic for the third straight year. Stanley finished one shot back but clinched a spot in this week's British Open.
Sean Gilmartin pitched 7.0 effective innings to lead #4 Florida State to an 8-6 win over #15 Clemson in front of 4,692 fans at Dick Howser Stadium on Thursday night. The Seminoles, who took a 1-0 series and clinched the ACC Atlantic Division title, improved to 40-13 overall and 19-9 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 37-17 overall and 15-13 in ACC play.
Will Lamb had five of the Tigers' season-high 23 hits in #15 Clemson's 19-0 victory over Davidson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. In their last regular-season home game, the Tigers improved to 37-16 on the season. The Wildcats ended their season with an 18-30 record.
The Cubs are giving outfielder Tyler Colvin a chance to try to work out of his hitting funk in the minor leagues. Chicago optioned the struggling outfielder to triple-A Iowa on Tuesday before the second game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs called up outfielder Tony Campana to take his spot. They also swapped relievers, replacing Marcos Mateo with Scott Maine.