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Clemson Clocks Western Carolina 19-2

Behind an eight-run fifth inning and two four-run innings, Clemson defeated Western Carolina 19-2 at Hennon Stadium on Tuesday. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the home-and-home season series, improved to 12-11. The Catamounts dropped to 9-12.

Rooks To Transfer From Clemson

Patrick Rooks will transfer from Clemson, Head Coach Brad Brownell announced Monday. Rooks played in 13 games and scored 20 points in 2014-15 after redshirting his first season with the program due to a hip injury. Rooks’ biggest contribution came in a win over High Point on Nov. 28, when he scored 11 points in 12 minutes off the bench.

Clemson Football Gets Back To Work

Clemson returned to the practice fields Monday afternoon, the squad’s first workout in 12 days. The team scattered to sites around the country along with the rest of the Clemson student body for Spring Break a week ago last Friday. But, the team reported back for an evening meeting Sunday and was ready to go on Monday for the seventh team practice of the 15 Spring sessions.

Clemson Misses Out On Va Tech Sweep

Rahiem Cooper’s one-out fielder’s choice in the 12th inning scored Kyle Wernicki for the walkoff run in Virginia Tech’s 4-3 victory over Clemson Tech at English Field on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies improved to 12-12 overall and 5-4 in the ACC. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, fell to 11-11 overall and 4-5 in the ACC.

Okey Grand Slam Gets Clemson Win At Va Tech

Chris Okey’s grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning lifted Clemson to a 4-0 victory over Virginia Tech at English Field on Friday. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 10-10 overall and 3-4 in the ACC. The Hokies dropped to 11-11 overall and 4-3 in ACC play.

Littlejohn Renovation Clears Final Hurdle

Clemson Athletics received final approval Wednesday from the South Carolina Budget and Control Board to begin renovation of Littlejohn Coliseum. The Board approved the construction project and issuance of bonds for the project, which is slated to cost $63.5 million to be financed completely by the athletic department and IPTAY. The project previously received approval from the Clemson Board of Trustees and the Joint Bond Review Committee.

Coastal Beats Clemson 9-5

CONWAY, S.C. – David Parrett’s grand slam highlighted Coastal Carolina’s five-run third inning in its 9-5 victory over Clemson in front of a stadium-record crowd of 2,825 at Springs Brooks Stadium on Tuesday night. The Chanticleers improved to 14-6, while the Tigers dropped to 9-10. It was Clemson’s first game in Conway since 1994.

Gamecocks Kick Off Spring Practice

The 2015 version of South Carolina Football took to the practice fields for the first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday afternoon. Perfect weather conditions greeted the squad, as it worked out on the new practice fields, located on the west end of Gamecock Park, for the first time.

Clemson's Berger Makes Tennis Hall Of Fame

Former Clemson men’s tennis player Jay Berger will be inducted into the ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2015, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced last week. The enshrinement ceremony for Berger and the five other members of the class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, and takes place during the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships hosted by Baylor in Waco, Texas.

Clemson Looking For Backup QB

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is looking for a few good backups. Deshaun Watson will be the starter after becoming the face of the program despite being sidelined with injuries in his freshman debut season. Behind him, though, Clemson has a little-used backup Nick Schuessler and two freshmen, Kelly Bryant and Tucker Israel, who enrolled early.

Michigan St. Edges Clemson 8-6

Blaise Salter hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to give Michigan State the lead for good in its 8-6 win over Clemson at Fluor Field on Wednesday night. The Spartans improved to 7-7, while the Tigers dropped to 8-7. It was the first meeting between the two since 2011.

Clemson Comeback Falls Short, FSU Wins 76-73

Florida State withstood a furious rally from Clemson late in the second half and preserved a 76-73 win over the Tigers in the second round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday. Clemson cut a 20-point lead to two with 25 seconds left, but Rod Hall’s attempt to tie rolled off the rim and the Seminoles added a free throw to provide the final margin.

Proveaux Fires Clemson Record 63

Junior Cody Proveaux shot a school record tying 63 to lead the Clemson golf team to a record team round of 265 in the second round of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate on Monday afternoon. All five Clemson golfers shot in the 60s for the second round, a first in Clemson men’s golf history.

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