It’s not right to call any part of Alabama’s 45-40 victory in last night’s national championship game fluky, but there’s no denying that they were carried to to the win by precisely the kind of wild, momentum-swinging plays that we usually see buoying an underdog’s chances. ’Bama was of course the favorite coming into…
On most plays during the national championship game, it seemed that the outcome favored Clemson. Their defensive line sacked Alabama QB Jake Coker five times and harried him endlessly, while Clemson QB Deshaun Watson frequently had all day to stand in the pocket. Besides a 50-yard TD scamper (we’ll come back to it),…
Greg Huegel’s 44-yard field goal attempt fell short after Clemson found themselves without a chance to run an additional play when officials allowed several seconds to run off the clock after a first down late in the first half of tonight’s national championship.
In a very good, lengthy, well-researched editorial for the Washington Post, Donald Yee digs into the economics of college sports, makes the case for paying college football players, examines the racial lines along which this injustice is served, and suggests that a boycott of tomorrow’s national championship game…
Clemson punter Andy Teasdall connected with Christian Wilkins for 31 yards and a first down as Dabo Swinney used some trickery to get the Tigers inside Oklahoma’s 15-yard line. Two plays later, Deshaun Watson found the end zone to put Clemson up 10-7 in today’s first college football playoff semifinal. Here’s how it…
According to a report from Price Atkinson of ESPN Greenville and later confirmed by others, Clemson’s Deon Cain, Ammon Lakip, and Jay Jay McCullough are going to be suspended from the team’s College Football Playoff/Orange Bowl matchup with Oklahoma on Thursday for a violation of team rules. The Clemson Insider reports
ESPN just revealed the matchups for the second annual College Football Playoff. #1 Clemson will take on #4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, and #2 Alabama has #3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. Both games will be played on December 31, with the final on January 11 in Arizona.
First things first: North Carolina’s chances of winning this game were very slim. They’d have a minute to go 50 yards, score a touchdown, and get the two-point conversion—and that would just be to tie. But that an officiating blunder stripped them of the opportunity for a stunning comeback is, given that this is the…
ESPN’s broadcast on ABC tonight of Clemson’s home win over Notre Dame featured an inadvertent cutaway to SportsCenter anchors, playing on their iPads, unaware that for an uncomfortably long time they were being broadcast live instead of an emotional post-game interview with Tigers coach Dabo Swinney.
Inclement weather kept the crowds from showing up for this morning’s College GameDay at Clemson, but there were still a few choice selections amidst the mud. Here, with some assistance from SEC Nation, are the best.
The eastern seaboard is a bit wet this morning, which provided the ideal opportunity for this lanky bro to belly-flop into a mud pit. It’s Clemsoning, visualized!
Clemson had a close call last night, escaping with a 20-17 victory over unranked Louisville. A win on national TV naturally calls for some locker-room dancing, and head coach Dabo Swinney was happy to get in on the action.
Clemson receiver and NFL prospect Mike Williams is headed to a hospital after suffering a neck injury early in the Tigers’ game today against Wofford. Williams crashed into the goal post while attempting to make a catch; he was carted off the field.
Clemson football players have once again been banned from posting or interacting on any kind of social media during the season, USA Today reports. The ban has been in effect since August 3rd and while players don’t necessarily have to deactivate their accounts, they are restricted to merely lurking without making…
I don't know who this man is or how he found his way onto the Louisville bench, but it looked like he was reluctant to leave. Those Cool Zone fans must be pretty great.
(That's Tillman Hall, on the campus of Clemson University, which is not the University of South Carolina and is not in Columbia.)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will sit out the first half of the Seminoles' game against Clemson Saturday as punishment for yelling "Fuck her right in the pussy" on a table in the middle of campus Tuesday.
Haley Ellen Hunt, a former Clemson soccer player, has sued players, coaches, and members of the university's administration. The suit alleges she suffered severe injuries when, during a hazing ritual, she was blindfolded, told to blindly sprint as fast as she could, and crashed head-first into a brick wall.
Update: Richt says it's "bogus." See the bottom of the post.