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SEC Brass Accepts Aggies Application

The Southeastern Conference says it has accepted Texas A&M's application to the league, but the move is being held up because a Big 12 school has threatened legal action if the Aggies leave.

Swinney Confident About Clemson Season

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has a sneaky good feeling about his Tigers this season. Swinney told his players this week that they're capable of special things this fall after coming off their first losing season since 1998. Swinney likes his team's attitude and preparations for the year, which starts Saturday at Death Valley against Troy.

Tiger Offense Shines In Scrimmage

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.

Colvin, Cubs Stop Uggla, Braves

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla's 33-game hitting streak, the longest in the majors in five years, ended when he was 0-for-3 in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs.

Clemson Denies Rumor To Join SEC

Clemson University President James Barker says the school is not changing leagues, despite reports the Tigers might head to the Southeastern Conference. Barker said Saturday that the Tigers have no discussions with the SEC.

Tigers Tee It Up For First Time In Full Pads

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.

Leggett Signs 2-Year Contract Extension

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.

Staley, McCray Get Hall Pass, Dawn Top 15

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.

Stanley Just Misses First PGA Tour Win

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.

Former Tigers In Contention On PGA Tour

Former Clemson standout Kyle Stanley is one shot off the lead after one round of play at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, IL. Stanley isn't the only former Tiger near the top of the leaderboard.

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