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CLEMSON, S.C | UNC’s Roy Williams falls near bench, helped off court

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams fell near the bench during the first half of a game Saturday and was led to the locker room. Williams has been affected by episodes of light-headedness and vertigo in the past, including when he fell during a game in 2016. He was helped up after … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C | UNC’s Roy Williams falls near bench, helped off court

CLEMSON, S.C. | Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts

CLEMSON, S.C.—Jan 12, 2019— Clemson is celebrating its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans on a chilly, overcast morning. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the route, with All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins displaying a victory cigar and tossing doughnuts to the crowd. Quarterback … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C. | Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts

Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top 1st CFP rankings

Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The 13-member selection committee released the first of its five weekly top 25s before the four-team field is set for the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 2. Michigan is fifth, followed by Georgia … Continue reading Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top 1st CFP rankings

CLEMSON, S.C | Down 2 QBs, No. 3 Clemson rallies past Syracuse, 27-23

CLEMSON, S.C — Should No. 3 Clemson fulfill its championship aspirations this season, prepare to hear plenty about “The Drive.” With new starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence knocked out of the game, reserve Chase Brice — who was about sixth on the depth chart last January — guided a 94-yard, fourth-quarter scoring drive that ended with … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C | Down 2 QBs, No. 3 Clemson rallies past Syracuse, 27-23

CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 2 Clemson’s plays amid storm for 38-7 win vs Ga Southern

CLEMSON, S.C.— A week of worry at No. 2 Clemson over a powerhouse storm ended in victory in front of a supportive full house at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers (3-0) got a career-best 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Travis Etienne to defeat Georgia Southern 38-7 on Saturday, capping an unusual week for Clemson … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 2 Clemson’s plays amid storm for 38-7 win vs Ga Southern

CLEMSON, S.C | No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

CLEMSON, S.C. — No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky, mild breezes and plenty of tailgaters at the start of the only major conference football game played Saturday in the Carolinas and Virginia while Tropical Storm Florence dumped dangerous amounts of rain elsewhere across the region. Clemson officials moved up the start … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C | No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

CLEMSON, S.C. | Oh Conner! Vandy shortstop ties NCAA mark with 10 RBIs

CLEMSON, S.C. — Vanderbilt shortstop Connor Kaiser had three homers and an NCAA Tournament record-tying 10 RBIs in a game while the Commodores matched another single-game mark with nine homers in a 19-6 dismantling of Clemson to reach the super regionals on Sunday. It’s the second straight year the Commodores (34-25) ousted the Tigers on … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C. | Oh Conner! Vandy shortstop ties NCAA mark with 10 RBIs

Guy scores 19, No. 1 Virginia tops Louisville in ACC tourney

NEW YORK /March 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — With leading scorer Kyle Guy back following a brief injury scare, the nation’s No. 1 team is off to a strong postseason start. Guy and his Virginia teammates looked like healthy favorites on Thursday, beating Louisville 75-58 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Guy scored 19 … Continue reading Guy scores 19, No. 1 Virginia tops Louisville in ACC tourney

Clemson beats Boston College 90-82 to reach ACC semifinals

NEW YORK/March 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Gabe DeVoe scored 25 points and Shelton Mitchell had 21 as No. 19 Clemson beat Boston College 90-82 on Thursday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2011. The fourth-seeded Tigers (23-8) will face top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Virginia on Friday night. The … Continue reading Clemson beats Boston College 90-82 to reach ACC semifinals

Trent leads No. 12 Duke to 66-57 win over No. 11 Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has gotten more than he’s expected out of the Blue Devils the past couple of weeks with Marvin Bagley III out. And he’s certain it will pay dividends down the stretch once Duke’s leading scorer and rebounder returns. Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots … Continue reading Trent leads No. 12 Duke to 66-57 win over No. 11 Clemson

North Carolina hoping to get back on track this week

January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— North Carolina has gone through a bumpy national title defense, most of its struggles coming during the ACC season. The Tar Heels went 11-2 during the nonconference season but have opened league play 5-4 after losing both of their games last week. North Carolina dropped nine places to No. 19 in the … Continue reading North Carolina hoping to get back on track this week

Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala/January 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — National champion Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, safety Ronnie Harrison and tailback Bo Scarbrough announced Thursday they’re skipping their senior seasons. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne is also entering the draft. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley … Continue reading Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft

Intense Alabama DB Brown all business ahead of title game

ATLANTA/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Intense Alabama defensive back Tony Brown was all business at media day on Saturday, two days before the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide faces No. 3 Georgia in the national college football championship game. What about that shirtless pre-game warmup routine? Nope, not talking about that. Those post-Sugar Bowl comments? That’s in the past. … Continue reading Intense Alabama DB Brown all business ahead of title game

Vegas bookies cheering national title game wagers

LAS VEGAS/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— It’s not exactly the Super Bowl — that will have to wait another month — but Las Vegas bookies are looking to cash in on college football’s national championship game. Bettors, too, are hoping to make a score on the last college football game of the season. “I’m expecting a monster … Continue reading Vegas bookies cheering national title game wagers

No mystery: Georgia, Alabama like running, stuffing the run

ATLANTA/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— There’s no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball. Stopping them is harder to manage, though both defenses do that quite well, too. The third-ranked Bulldogs pound away with Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, one of college football’s best tailback tandems. No. 4 Alabama will counter … Continue reading No mystery: Georgia, Alabama like running, stuffing the run

The Latest: Oklahoma over Georgia 31-17 at half of Rose Bowl

January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): 7 p.m. Oklahoma is one half away from a trip to the national championship game. Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma’s offense have shown Georgia a little bit of everything in the first half of the Rose Bowl and just about all of it … Continue reading The Latest: Oklahoma over Georgia 31-17 at half of Rose Bowl

The Latest: Mayfield goes through usual pregame warmup

January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): ___ 4:01 p.m. Baker Mayfield is going through his usual pregame warmup as Oklahoma gets ready to play Georgia in the Rose Bowl. Mayfield has been fighting flu-like symptoms in the week leading up to the College Football Playoff game. Wearing a … Continue reading The Latest: Mayfield goes through usual pregame warmup

Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3

January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)–Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved the fourth-ranked Wildcats to the top spot. Look who’s No. 1 now. Michigan State (14-1) moved up to No. 1 in the poll … Continue reading Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3

Make It 3: Alabama, Clemson compete their classic trilogy

NEW ORLEANS/December 29,2017(AP)(STL.News)— When you’re in the midst of a historic trilogy, it’s hard to appreciate what it will mean to the ages. Alabama is focused on beating Clemson. Clemson is focused on beating Alabama. Taking time to savor the first two chapters between these college football juggernauts — and, ohhh, are they worth savoring … Continue reading Make It 3: Alabama, Clemson compete their classic trilogy

Clemson’s shocking loss came at just the right time

NEW ORLEANS/December 28, 2017(AP)(STL.News) —It seems so long ago but no less surreal. Turns out, a shocking loss was just what Clemson needed to make a run at its second straight national championship. The top-ranked Tigers (12-1) undoubtedly have the worst defeat among the four teams in the College Football Playoff, really one of the worst … Continue reading Clemson’s shocking loss came at just the right time

Alabama joins Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in playoff

December 3, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Alabama is in. The Crimson Tide got the nod over Ohio State and will play Clemson in the College Football Playoff on Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma and Georgia will meet in the Rose Bowl semifinal a few hours earlier. Tide or Buckeyes was the question facing … Continue reading Alabama joins Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in playoff

AP Top 25: Notre Dame, Clemson rise; Ohio St, Penn St tumble – NCAA Football

November 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — NCAA Football:  Notre Dame and Clemson climbed while Ohio State and Penn State tumbled out of the top 10, leaving the latest Associated Press college football poll looking a lot like the College Football Playoff rankings — with one big difference. Alabama remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 on … Continue reading AP Top 25: Notre Dame, Clemson rise; Ohio St, Penn St tumble – NCAA Football

Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Standing on college football’s biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared the ultimate hug and a few private words. A formidable pairing. An improbable championship. An ideal ending. Swinney and Watson’s finale together, a 35-31 upset victory against Alabama in the … Continue reading Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground

Alabama-Clemson 2: New characters, plot lines for CFP sequel

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)(STL.News) — As with any sequel, Alabama-Clemson II will have some new characters and fresh plot lines. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 3 Tigers will meet in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 9 in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Last year they played a wild 45-40 game won by ‘Bama. It … Continue reading Alabama-Clemson 2: New characters, plot lines for CFP sequel

Clemson, Ohio State back in Arizona for another postseason

PHOENIX (AP)(STL.News) — Clemson is back in Arizona, hoping to celebrate a College Football Playoff victory in the same stadium the Tigers came up just short of a national championship last season. Ohio State’s postseason game last season was also here, though the memories for the Buckeyes are much better. No. 2 Ohio State (11-1) … Continue reading Clemson, Ohio State back in Arizona for another postseason

Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

(STL.News) — Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State … Continue reading Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: After 3 unbeatens go down, what now?

The announcement was made in Husky Stadium and the sellout crowd at the Washington-USC game roared. Pittsburgh 43, Clemson 42. It is safe to say that never before has an ACC score made a Seattle crowd so excited. Then Washington went out and lost, too. And Michigan followed up with a loss at Iowa and … Continue reading AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: After 3 unbeatens go down, what now?